Acer Switch Alpha 12

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Device Status Modules
Display Working xf86-video-intel
Touchscreen Working
Wireless Working
Audio Working
Touchpad Working
Battery Status Working
Camera Not tested yet
Bluetooth Not tested yet
MicroSD Reader Not tested yet
Power Management Not tested yet
Accelerometer Not tested yet
Hardware Buttons Working

The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a two 2 in 1 Tablet PC device, equipped with a 12 inch display that supports for 2160 x 1440 pixels. This installation was done on the version SA5-271-38U0 which is a version with an i3-6100 CPU and 4GB of RAM. Please note I was not using Arch-Linux directly, but used the derivate Antergos for the installation.


You need to disable Secure Boot in BIOS first, which requires you to set a Supervisor Password. I also recommend to enable "F12 Boot Menue". To go into the BIOS, press "Volume Up" while powering up the device.

The remaining part of the installation should be the same as on every other x86 System.