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Aspire

Model version Date Video Sound Ethernet Wireless Bluetooth Power management Modem Other Remarks
Aspire 5100-3825 0.8 (Voodoo) ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 Intel Realtek Atheros untested Hot keys: untested
Aspire 1501LMi 0.9 (Don't Panic) ATI Radeon 9600: HW acceleration only with proprietary driver VIA: OK Broadcom: OK untested none Suspend to RAM: ??
Disk: Yes
Battery: Yes
CPU frequency scaling: Yes
untested Hot keys: untested
Aspire 5024 0.7.2 ATI Radeon X700
Runs Compiz on both fglrx (catalystAUR) >= 8.02 and radeon driver
AC97: OK Realtek: OK Broadcom 4318
Needs acer_apci + firmware or ndiswrapper driver
Battery: Yes
Suspend: Video and Wi-Fi problems
CPU frequency scaling: powernow-k8 driver
untested
Aspire 7720 2009.02 Intel i965 ALC268: working OK Broadcom BCM5787M (tg3): OK Intel 3945: Needs microcode Detected, works Battery: Yes
Suspend: Seems to work ok
Hibernation: still flaky (often hangs in the middle of restoring)
With linuxant drivers, might work Web cam driver: uvcvideo; card reader: only SD cards seem to work; special keys (Acer Arcade, direct access to browser/mail) seem to not work; volume knob at the side is seen as a multimedia key. FireWire seems to be recognized, untested. For 64-bit, update BIOS to fix ACPI and wireless problems.
Aspire E5-573 2015.12 Intel i965 Yes Yes Yes not detected Yes
Aspire 7730 2009.08 i686 & x86_64 Intel Mobile 4 Series
i810
Autoconfiguration works. Compiz OK, with indirect rendering.
ALC888
Playback & internal microphone: OK; microphone input socket: not tested
options snd-hda-intel model=laptop added to /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf to get headphone output working
Yes Yes with iwlagn None Suspend to RAM: OK
Suspend to disk crashes on i686, OK on x86_64
CPU frequency scaling: OK
(using cpufreq)
Untested Hot keys: OK
Web cam: OK
HDMI: untested
Card reader: untested
Problem booting install CD
Solved with ln -sf /dev/sr0 /dev/archiso at ramfs
Aspire 4935 2009.08 x86_64 Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS Yes Intel HDA Yes Yes Untested Suspend to RAM: OK
Suspend to disk: OK
Frequency scaling: OK
(using cpufreq)
Untested Hot keys: OK
Audio touch panel NOT working
Web cam: OK
HDMI: OK
By "audio touch panel" I mean the illuminated plastic hot key touch panel on the right-hand side of the keyboard.
Aspire 2920Z 2009.2 Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller Yes Intel 82801H Yes Broadcom NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express Yes Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN Suspend to RAM: OK.
Suspend to disk: OK.
CPU frequency scaling: untested
Untested Hot keys: web, mail, and wireless work. Blue e on the left: not working
Synaptic touchpad: OK
Not everything worked fine on fresh installation. Requires some work.
Aspire 5735z archlinux-2014.09.03-dual Intel GMA 4500M Yes Yes Yes Untested Suspend to RAM: OK.
Suspend to disk: OK.
CPU frequency scaling: untested
Untested Hot keys: OK (except Bluetooth: untested)
Synaptic Touchpad: OK
Aspire E1-531 archlinux-2016.07.01-dual Intel HD 2000 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes(Using laptop-mode-tools) Untested Hot keys: Sound, sleep, wireless, brightness hotkeys(fn+f1/f2/...) mostly works. Energy manager may required.
Synaptic Touchpad: OK
Webcam: OK
HDMI: OK
Tested with GNOME and Xfce, works well.
Aspire V3-572G Current Intel HD 5500
NVIDIA GeForce 840M working with bumblebee
Yes Realtek: OK Yes Yes Suspend to RAM: Yes
Disk: Yes
Battery: Yes
CPU frequency scaling: untested
Untested Webcam: OK
Hotkeys: OK
Synaptic Touchpad: OK
HDMI: OK
Ran into trouble with suspend/resume + nvidia prop. drivers ("gpu has fallen off the bus"). Fix/workaround: appended rcutree.rcu_idle_gp_delay=1 acpi_osi=! acpi_osi="Windows 2009" to kernel parameters.
Aspire F5-573G-7791 2016.12.01 Yes NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (NVIDIA Device 179c), Bumblebee 2016.02.05 Yes Intel Device 9d71
Driver: snd_hda_intel
Yes Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 Yes Intel Wireless 3165 Yes Suspend to RAM: Yes
Disk: Not tested
Battery: Yes
CPU frequency scaling: Unknown
Webcam: Untested
Hot keys: OK
Synaptic Touchpad: OK
HDMI: Untested
USB:
1x USB 2.0: OK
2x USB 3.0: OK
1x USB 3.1 Type-C: Untested
(BIOS v1.15) After UEFI installation, must set Supervisor password, add bootloader as trusted, and boot with SecureBoot. BIOS v1.25 reportedly has problems on similar E5 models that were fixed in 1.31 onward.
Aspire E5-575G-5538 2017.02.01 Yes Nvidia GeForce 940MX (NVIDIA Device 179c),
works with proprietary NVIDIA drivers dkms version, Bumblebee dkms version,
Nouveau works too, gives better battery life but significantly less performance as of 10 Aug 2017
Yes HDA-Intel Yes Realtek, needed to set MAC in a profile in NetworkManager settings Yes Qualcomm Atheros
Pairing works
Sending files works
Receiving files works
Bluetooth PAN works

Suspend to RAM: Yes
Disk: Untested
Battery: Yes, but battery life is not great, needs TLP installed for better battery life
CPU frequency scaling: Yes
Untested, USB modems should work out of the box
Webcam: OK
Hot keys: OK
Touchpad: Works with synaptics/Libinput. Libinput works the best (and supports gestures).
HDMI: OK
USB:
1x USB 2.0: OK
2x USB 3.0: OK
1x USB 3.1 Type-C: OK
USB drive detection took some work (looking in the BIOS, disabling secure boot). Installation was not successful on the first try. In order to boot I enabled secureboot, cleared trusted bootloaders at secureboot settings, saved, rebooted, entered BIOS, added GRUB as trusted UEFI file, saved, rebooted, entered BIOS, disabled secureboot. Grub will appear in the boot order list even if secureboot is disabled. Must be done at each firmware update.
Aspire E5-553-T337 2018.08.07 Perfectly OK, AMD Radeon R5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Everything works fine. No complaints.
Aspire E5-422G-68PL 2020.07.21 AMD Radeon™ R4 Mobile Graphics (Godavari/Beema)

AMD Radeon™ R5 M335 (Exo)

Realtek ALC255 Realtek RTL8168 Qualcomm Atheros NFA435 QCA9377 Qualcomm Atheros NFA435 QCA9377 SuspendToRam & SuspendToDisk issues when R5 GPU gets used in any way (stuck driver) Touchpad doesn't work with "Advanced Features" enabled in bios, on disable the touchpad is capable to do even more things on linux than with the option enabled on windows; scrolling and gestures on MSWindows gets disabled without "Advanced Features".

All keys get recognized out-of-box.

You would want to tweak or disable the power button action. Using the Radeon driver instead of AMDGPU creates 2 Dummy Backlight devices on early-boot that get deleted on user-space and shows some warnings about the system not being able to restore settings; this can be ignored or fixed either by forcing usage of AMDGPU or editing the backlight restore udev rule to skip them

Aspire 3 A315-41-R09T 2019.03.01 Vega 8: Works out-of-the-box with open source drivers. Intel HDA; OK. Works OK with r8168 module installed. QCA9377, OK. Yes Suspend to RAM: OK
Suspend to disk: OK
CPU Frequency Scaling: OK
Webcam: Yes
Hotkeys: OK
Synaptic Touchpad: OK (supports libinput-gestures)
HDMI: OK
Microphone: OK
Everything works fine, but you have to stick to a modern kernel. Also, it's important to add ivrs_ioapic[4]=00:14.0 ivrs_ioapic[5]=00:00.2 as a kernel parameter on grub (or whatever boot loader of your choice), because it otherwise works erratically and gets stuck either on boot or at shutdown. To properly install Arch Linux, it's a good idea to use noapic as boot parameter, it will run smoothly. Don't use it later, though, as it will disable the I2C touchpad and some other relevant stuff.
Aspire 3 A315-51-524S 2019.11.11 Intel HD Graphics 620; OK Intel HDA; OK. Yes QCA9377, OK. Yes Suspend to RAM: OK
Suspend to disk: OK
CPU Frequency Scaling: OK
Battery: OK
Webcam: OK
Hotkeys: OK
Touchpad: OK (supports libinput-gestures)
HDMI: OK
Microphone: OK
Everything works fine. "Advanced" touchpad mode in UEFI works with a modern kernel.
Aspire 3 A315-53G-52A4 2019.11.01 Intel UHD Graphics 620, Nvidia MX130: Works out of the box with Nouveau, not tested with proprietary NVIDIA drivers. Intel HDA, OK Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411, OK Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377, OK ΟΚ Suspend to RAM: OK
Suspend to Disk: Untested
CPU Frequency Scaling: OK
Webcam: OK
Microphone: OK
Hotkeys: OK
Touchpad: OK, supports gestures
HDMI: OK
Aspire E5-476G 2019.06.01 Intel UHD: Works
Nvidia MX150: Untested
Yes Untested Yes Not detected Suspend to RAM: OK
Hibernate: OK
Battery: OK
Untested Webcam: OK
Hotkeys: OK
Synaptic Touchpad: OK, Support Gestures
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-5072 2020.06.01 Intel UHD 620 Graphics: Works using i915 driver

Nvidia GeForce MX150: Works using both nouveau and proprietary drivers.

Intel HD Audio: Works using snd_hda_intel driver

Laptop Microphone Input: Works

Headphone Microphone Input: Works

Realtek RTL8169SC: Works using r8169 driver Qualcomm Atheros 9377: Works using ath10k_pci driver Lite-On Corp: Works using ath10k_pci driver CPU Frequency Scaling: Works using intel_pstate driver

Suspend to RAM: Works

Hibernate to Disk: Works

Battery Charging: Works

Display Backlight Control: Works

Keyboard Backlight Control: Works

Not Tested Yet Webcam: Works

Hotkeys: Work

Elantech Touchpad: Works

Touchpad Gestures: Work using libinput

Realtek Card Reader: Works

USB 2.0 Ports: Work

USB 3.0 Port: Works

USB Type-C Port: Work

HDMI Port: Works

Latest Stable BIOS Update: V1.20

Disable Secure Boot in the BIOS.

Enable Advanced Touchpad Gestures in the BIOS.

After powering on or restarting, bootable USB detection by the BIOS can be slow at times, need to restart the laptop again.

Install TLP & edit /etc/tlp.conf for nvidia, host, ahci power management to get extra battery life.

Add pci=noaer as boot flags to disable error messages for Wi-Fi during boot, resume and shutdown.

If the Wi-Fi speeds get throttled while on battery power, disable Wi-Fi power management.

AspireOne

Model version Date Video Sound Ethernet Wireless Bluetooth Power management Modem Other Remarks
AspireOne D255e Intel GMA 3150 Yes Yes Atheros 8132 worked only with latest Archboot not official images Yes Broadcom worked only with latest Archboot not official images Untested Untested Untested Hot keys: OK
Synaptic Touchpad: OK
Aspire One Cloudbook 11 archlinux-201608 Intel HD Graphics 400 Yes HDA-Intel Yes Qualcomm Atheros Yes Suspend to RAM: Yes
Disk: Not tested
Battery: Yes
CPU frequency scaling: Ok
Webcam: Ok
Hotkeys: Some
Synaptic Touchpad: OK (Set to Basic in BIOS)
HDMI: untested
First boot after a UEFI install will typically stop with a "No media found" message. Go into BIOS and navigate to "Select an UEFI file as trusted". Note that a Supervisor password must be set to change these parameters.

Travelmate

Model version Date Video Sound Ethernet Wireless Bluetooth Power management Modem Other Remarks
Travelmate 6292 Core Dump,
Overlord
Intel x3100: HW acceleration with Intel's open-source driver, ~1100 FPS in the glxgears Intel HDA: OK (model=acer) Broadcom BCM5787M: OK Intel iwl4965: OK Broadcom: OK Suspend to RAM: ??
Disk: Ok
Battery: Yes
CPU frequency scaling: Yes
untested Hot keys: untested
FireWire (Texas Instruments) TSB43AB23: OK(?)
FireWire detects well but I haven't tested it yet
TravelMate 8371G (TM8371G-944G32n) 2010.05 x86_64 Intel GM45, works with i915. Radeon HD 4330 listed but cannot switch to it. Yes Yes works with r8169 Yes works with iwlagn Yes works with btusb s2ram works (see remarks), s2disk works, CPU scaling works, no fan control No modem Web cam works with uvcvideo.
Card reader works.
Fingerprint reader does not seem to have a driver!
Suspend to RAM only works with the i8042.reset=1 kernel parameter. Otherwise, it fails to wake up, and ends up rebooting itself uncleanly! Generally, this Acer seems to work quite well with Arch Linux :-)
TravelMate TimelineX 8473T archlinux-2016.02.01-dual Intel HD 3000 Yes Untested Yes Untested Untested Untested Hot keys: Display/No Backlight/Disable Trackpad work
Sound, sleep, wireless, brightness not working out of box
Synaptic Touchpad: OK
Live Media boots in systemd-boot and attempts to load EFI media, even though MOBO supports legacy boot ONLY. Delete the /EFI partition on the boot media to force Grub (this may cause other problems)

Nitro

Model version Date Video Sound Ethernet Wireless Bluetooth Power management Modem Other Remarks
Nitro VN7-572G archlinux-2019.02.01-x86_64 Intel HD 520
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M with NVIDIA drivers works with Bumblebee and Nvidia-xrun
Nouveau works too, did not test PRIME
Intel HDA PCH only Output (See Notes) Yes Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 Yes Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Yes Suspend to RAM: Yes
Disk: Yes
Battery: Yes
CPU frequency scaling: Yes
untested Hot keys: OK
Web cam: OK
HDMI: OK
Card reader: OK
For UEFI: Enable Secure Boot add Bootloader as trusted bootloader
Sound Recording problems might be related to bugs.launchpad.net: Alsa not detecting internal microphone ALC255 Realtek
Nitro VN7-791G-74DL archlinux-2016.01.01-dual Intel HD 530
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 3GB VRAM
Yes Realtek: OK Yes Killer Wireless-AC 1535 Yes Suspend to RAM: Yes
Disk: Yes
Battery: Yes
CPU frequency scaling: Yes
Webcam: Yes
Hotkeys: OK
Synaptic Touchpad: OK
HDMI: Yes
Booting from NVME: Yes
Ran into trouble with with fan control, porting driver from windows is required.
Nitro VN7-792G-710p archlinux-2016.10.01-dual Intel HD 530
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 2GB VRAM
Yes Realtek: OK Yes Yes Suspend to RAM: Yes
Disk: Yes
Battery: Yes
CPU frequency scaling: untested
Untested Webcam: untested
Hotkeys: OK
Synaptic Touchpad: OK
HDMI: untested
Nitro VN7-792G-751Y archlinux-2016-12-01-dual Intel HD 530
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 4GB VRAM
Yes Realtek: OK Yes Yes Suspend to RAM: Yes
Disk: Yes
Battery: Yes
CPU frequency scaling: untested
Untested Webcam: Yes
Hotkeys: OK
Synaptic Touchpad: OK
HDMI: Does not work
Microphone: Does not work

Swift

Model version Date Video Sound Ethernet Wireless Bluetooth Power management Modem Other Remarks
Swift 3 SF315-52-52YN 2020.09.05 Yes Intel UHD 620 Yes Intel HDA options snd-hda-intel model=dell-headset-multi added to /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf to get headset micro input working, and options snd-intel-dspcfg dsp_driver=1 to use DSP sound driver instead of SOF (also to /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf) Yes Intel Wireless-AC 7265 Yes Intel Bluetooth 8087:0a2a Suspend to RAM: OK
Hibernate: OK
Battery: OK
Webcam: OK
Hotkeys: OK
HDMI: Yes
Booting from NVMe: Yes
Swift 5 SF515-51T 2019.06.01 Yes Intel UHD 620 Yes Intel HDA options snd-hda-intel model=dell-headset-multi added to /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf to get headset micro input working Yes Not tested Suspend to RAM: OK
Hibernate: OK
Battery: OK
Webcam: OK
Hotkeys: OK
Synaptic Touchpad: OK, Support Gestures