HP Spectre x360 - 13-ae005na
This article covers specific configuation of this laptop. Currently based on experience with Gnome, running on Wayland.
This is the 2018 edition of the Spectre x360 from HP.
- Intel i7-8550U Kaby Lake Refresh
- 8GB Ram
- 512 GB NvMe SSD
- 4K IPS touchscreen with Elantech pen
- 4 Speaker Sound
- 2 USB-C, Thunderbolt 3 Ports
- 1 USB 3
- TPM 2
- Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor
lspci for 13-ae005na
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 5914 (rev 08) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 5917 (rev 07) 00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 08) 00:13.0 Non-VGA unclassified device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Integrated Sensor Hub (rev 21) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 21) 00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Thermal subsystem (rev 21) 00:15.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #0 (rev 21) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP CSME HECI #1 (rev 21) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev f1) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d11 (rev f1) 00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev f1) 00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #9 (rev f1) 00:1e.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO UART Controller #0 (rev 21) 00:1e.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO SPI Controller #0 (rev 21) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d4e (rev 21) 00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PMC (rev 21) 00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev 21) 00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SMBus (rev 21) 01:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS525A PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01) 02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 8265 / 8275 (rev 78) 6e:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Toshiba America Info Systems Device 0115 (rev 01)
lsusb for 13-ae005na
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8087:0a2b Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05c8:0815 Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd (Foxlink) Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Installation is very straightforward. You will need to disable secureboot in BIOS (ESC to bring up menu, then F10 for BIOS and/or F9 for Boot options). Using the 2018-01-01 Arch ISO and following the installation guide presented no issues.
Issues and Further Configuration
The laptop has a Realtek ALC295 Codec with a 4 speaker system built in. Currently only the 2 speakers on the underside of the machine will work out of the box.
The additional speakers can be enabled using
hdajackretask from the package. To accomplish this, with the Realtek ALC295 codec selected, override pin 0x14 to "Internal Speaker (LFE)" and pin 0x1e to "Internal Speaker". The option to show unconnected pins may need to be selected.
More information at https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=189331
Most of the media keys work without configuration in Gnome, but in order to get the Mute button to function properly, you must add the following line to
alsa-base.conf if it doesn't exist) and then reboot. The button should now work and allow feedback of the mute state to Gnome, however the LED within the mute button does not illuminate.
options snd-hda-intel model=hp-led-gpio
Follow HiDPI for recommendations here. Gnome works out of the box, but other software may need more configuration.
See Tablet PC#Automatic rotation for common methods of achieving this. Installing worked with no further configuration needed on Gnome.