Acer Swift 5

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Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
Wireless Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Audio Yes
Touchpad Yes
TouchScreen Yes
Camera Yes
Fingerprint scanner No

General info about the Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T 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.

Changing SATA mode to AHCI

To change SATA mode to AHCI, in BIOS settings navigate to the Main tab. If you do not see SATA Mode settings press Ctrl+s and navigate tabs forwards and backward. SATA Mode option should now appear.


Kernel boot parameters

The following parameters can be added to boot arguments as explained in Kernel parameters:

  • acpi_backlight=video to enable backlight setting from keyboard function keys
  • acpi_osi=Linux to enable multimedia special function keys
  • pci=nocrs to discard pci ACPI informations, may fix boot problems
  • i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 to enable deeper sleep states (power saving)
  • i915.i915_enable_fbc=1 to enable framebuffer compression (power saving)
  • usbcore.quirks=2386:433b:bk to enable touchscreen (2386:433b is the ID for the touchscreen from lsusb)

Kernel modules parameters

The following parameters enable:

  • selection of DSP sound driver (legacy) instead of SOF (after linux-5.4) still unstable (see FS#65635)
  • headset micro detection for sound capture
  • sound power saving
options snd-intel-dspcfg dsp_driver=1
options snd-hda-intel model=dell-headset-multi
options snd-hda-intel power_save=1

See also