Acer Aspire V5-573G

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Device Status Modules
Intel graphics Working i915
Nvidia graphics Working, see below nvidia, bumblebee
Graphic outputs Working i915
Ethernet Working r8169
Wireless Working ath9k
Bluetooth Working ath3k
Audio Working snd_hda_intel
Touchpad Working xf86-input-synaptics
Camera Working uvcvideo

General info about the Acer Aspire V5-573G laptop. Everything pretty much works out of the box, follow standard documentation for details.

Note: Most of this should also apply to the Acer Aspire V7-582PG and Acer Aspire V7-582G - those are higher tier models of the same, confirmed to be the same motherboard. Touchscreen wasn't tested on those.

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.

mSATA Slot

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.


Note: This may differ from your laptop configuration.
# lspci
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)


$ lscpu
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

Memory specifications

Even though it says 1.5V on the motherboard, it's wrong[1]. If you want to upgrade RAM, you need to look for:

  • DDR3
  • PC3L-12800 (1600MHz)
  • 1.35V (very important, higher will not work!)


NVIDIA breakage

In case you encounter issues with NVIDIA GPU initialization, see Bumblebee troubleshooting section.

PulseAudio upmixing

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 default-sample-channels=4 to ~/.config/pulse/daemon.conf (create the file if needed).

See also