Acer Aspire V5-573G
|Nvidia graphics||Working, see below||nvidia, bumblebee|
General info about the Acer Aspire V5-573G 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.
Laptop has an empty mSATA SSD slot, which can be used for almost anything you want to. For example, you can use it as your
/ partition, which will improve boot and application startup times, with
/home and possibly
/var located on your HDD. However, it can't be used as the primary boot device, so you will have to create a
/boot partition on the HDD and install your bootloader there.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) 00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller (rev 09) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB xHCI HC (rev 04) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series HECI #0 (rev 04) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series HD Audio Controller (rev 04) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev e4) 00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev e4) 00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev e4) 00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev e4) 00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB EHCI #1 (rev 04) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series LPC Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series SMBus Controller (rev 04) 01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 750M] (rev a1) 04:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) 05:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 5287 (rev 01) 05:00.1 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 14)
Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): 4 On-line CPU(s) list: 0-3 Thread(s) per core: 2 Core(s) per socket: 2 Socket(s): 1 NUMA node(s): 1 Vendor ID: GenuineIntel CPU family: 6 Model: 69 Model name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz Stepping: 1 CPU MHz: 1714.488 CPU max MHz: 2600.0000 CPU min MHz: 800.0000 BogoMIPS: 4591.40 Virtualization: VT-x L1d cache: 32K L1i cache: 32K L2 cache: 256K L3 cache: 3072K NUMA node0 CPU(s): 0-3
Even though it says 1.5V on the motherboard, it's wrong. If you want to upgrade RAM, you need to look for:
- PC3L-12800 (1600MHz)
- 1.35V (very important, higher will not work!)
In case you encounter issues with NVIDIA GPU initialization, see Bumblebee troubleshooting section.
If you do not have 4.0 sound sources, you may want to make PulseAudio automatically upmix 2.0 to 4.0.
To do this, add
~/.config/pulse/daemon.conf (create the file if needed).