Acer Swift 5

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Device Status Modules
Intel graphics Working i915
Wireless Working iwlwifi
Bluetooth Working btintel
Audio Working snd_hda_intel
Touchpad Working xf86-input-synaptics
TouchScreen Working
Camera Working uvcvideo
Fingerprint scanner Not detected

General info about the Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T laptop. Everything pretty much works out of the box, follow standard documentation for details.

Disabling UEFI Secure Boot

To disable Secure Boot, set the supervisor password in the BIOS settings. Then you should be able to disable Secure Boot and boot Arch.

Changing SATA mode to AHCI

To change SATA mode to AHCI, in BIOS settings navigate to the Main tab. If you do not see SATA Mode settings press CTRL + s and navigate tabs forwards and backward. SATA Mode option should now appear.


Note: This may differ from your laptop configuration.
$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 3e34 (rev 0b)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 (Whiskey Lake)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 0b)
00:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/v6 / E3-1500 v5 / 6th/7th Gen Core Processor Gaussian Mixture Model
00:12.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Cannon Point-LP Thermal Controller (rev 30)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Cannon Point-LP USB 3.1 xHCI Controller (rev 30)
00:14.2 RAM memory: Intel Corporation Cannon Point-LP Shared SRAM (rev 30)
00:14.3 Network controller: Intel Corporation Cannon Point-LP CNVi [Wireless-AC] (rev 30)
00:15.0 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Cannon Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #0 (rev 30)
00:15.1 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Cannon Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #1 (rev 30)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Cannon Point-LP MEI Controller #1 (rev 30)
00:17.0 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] (rev 30)
00:19.0 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Device 9dc5 (rev 30)
00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cannon Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #9 (rev f0)
00:1d.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cannon Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #13 (rev f0)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Cannon Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 30)
00:1f.3 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation Cannon Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller (rev 30)
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Cannon Point-LP SMBus Controller (rev 30)
00:1f.5 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Cannon Point-LP SPI Controller (rev 30)
02:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: SK hynix Device 1327


$ lscpu
Architecture:                    x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):                  32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:                      Little Endian
Address sizes:                   39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
CPU(s):                          8
On-line CPU(s) list:             0-7
Thread(s) per core:              2
Core(s) per socket:              4
Socket(s):                       1
NUMA node(s):                    1
Vendor ID:                       GenuineIntel
CPU family:                      6
Model:                           142
Model name:                      Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8565U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Stepping:                        11
CPU MHz:                         902.195
CPU max MHz:                     4600.0000
CPU min MHz:                     400.0000
BogoMIPS:                        3985.00
Virtualization:                  VT-x
L1d cache:                       128 KiB
L1i cache:                       128 KiB
L2 cache:                        1 MiB
L3 cache:                        8 MiB
NUMA node0 CPU(s):               0-7
Vulnerability L1tf:              Not affected
Vulnerability Mds:               Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT vulnerable
Vulnerability Meltdown:          Not affected
Vulnerability Spec store bypass: Mitigation; Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Vulnerability Spectre v1:        Mitigation; usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Vulnerability Spectre v2:        Mitigation; Full generic retpoline, IBPB conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP conditional, RSB filling
Flags:                           fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr s
                                 se sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc art arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good n
                                 opl xtopology nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx e
                                 st tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes 
                                 xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch cpuid_fault epb invpcid_single ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp
                                  tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid ept_ad fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid 
                                 mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt intel_pt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 xsaves dtherm ida arat pln pts hwp 
                                 hwp_notify hwp_act_window hwp_epp flush_l1d arch_capabilities


Kernel boot parameters

The following parameters can be added to boot arguments as explained in Kernel parameters:

  • acpi_backlight=video to enable backlight setting from keyboard function keys
  • acpi_osi=Linux to enable multimedia special function keys
  • pci=nocrs to discard pci ACPI informations, may fix boot problems
  • i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 to enable deeper sleep states (power saving)
  • i915.i915_enable_fbc=1 to enable framebuffer compression (power saving)
  • usbcore.quirks=2386:433b:bk to enable touchscreen (2386:433b is the ID for the touchscreen from lsusb)

Kernel modules parameters

The following parameters enable:

  • selection of DSP sound driver (legacy) instead of SOF (after linux-5.4) still unstable (see FS#65635)
  • headset micro detection for sound capture
  • sound power saving
  • backlight control from keyboard
options snd-intel-dspcfg dsp_driver=1
options snd-hda-intel model=dell-headset-multi
options snd-hda-intel power_save=1
options i915 enable_dpcd_backlight

See also