Acer Aspire E5-575

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Booting from Arch Linux ISO

In order to boot from the Arch Linux ISO, hit F2 to enter UEFI settings (InsydeH20 Setup Utility rev. 5.0). Then set the supervisor password. From there you can disable Secure Boot and boot from any media.


Add entries to UEFI menu

UEFI will not boot from menu entries created by efibootmgr. Instead, use bcfg in the UEFI Shell (v.2) to add an entry.

Tip: To get a UEFI Shell (v.2), boot from the Arch Linux ISO and select it from the menu.

Use Secure Boot with trusted EFI executables

You can use Secure Boot and mark EFI executables as trusted through the UEFI settings. The executables must end with .efi. For example, if you use EFISTUB to boot the Linux kernel directly, you must copy vmlinuz-linux to vmlinuz-linux.efi and then mark that file as trusted in the UEFI settings.

Whenever the executable is updated, it might have to be removed from the trusted list and then re-added as trusted in the UEFI settings. It is only possible to remove all trusted entries at once, not individually.

See Secure Boot for other options.

Function keys

Many function keys work without any need for changing settings. Suspend (Fn+F4), blanking the screen (Fn+F6), touchpad disable/enable (Fn-F7), and keyboard backlight disable/enable (Fn+F9) all work. Additionally Fn+Del is mapped to Ins correctly, as well as Fn+12 to Scroll Lock.

To add functionality for brightness keys, Fn+Left and Fn+Right, append the following kernel parameters:

acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor

Other function keys are exposed as media keys and can be added as keyboard shortcuts for the desired operation.

Function Key (Fn+) Media Key
F8 XF86AudioMute
Up XF86AudioRaiseVolume
Down XF86AudioLowerVolume
Home XF86AudioPlay
Page Up XF86AudioStop
Page Down XF86AudioPrev
End XF86AudioNext

Known issues

Trusted Platform Module

You may have the following entries in your journal:

Feb 17 09:58:29 kernel: platform MSFT0101:00: failed to claim resource 1: [mem 0xfed40000-0xfed40fff]
Feb 17 09:58:29 kernel: acpi MSFT0101:00: platform device creation failed: -16

These are related to the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which can be safely disabled in the UEFI settings if you do not use TPM.

Not a Dell system error

You may get the following error in your journal:

dell_smbios: Unable to run on non-Dell system

To remove this error, blacklist the dell_smbios kernel module.