Clevo NL51RU

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Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
Touchpad Yes
Keyboard Yes
Video 1002:1636 Yes
Audio 1022:15e3 Yes
Webcam 5986:9102 Yes
SD-card reader 10ec:522a Yes
Ethernet 10ec:8168 Yes
Bluetooth 8087:0029 Yes
Wireless 8086:2723 Yes

The NL51RU is a device by the taiwanese OEM manufacturer Clevo. It is sold as System76 Pangolin, Tuxedo Aura 15. The hardware is configurable and includes an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U or AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD radeon 6 core integrated graphics, up to 64GB RAM @3200MHz, SSD (SATA or NVMe), microSD card reader, 3g/LTE modem and a HDMI output.

Note: Even though case has slots for microSD card and SIM card, it is possible that modem and reader are not installed.


fwupd is supported. Testing showed System firmware and SSD firmware updateable.


The webcam needs to be activated by pressing Fn+F10, otherwise device will not be available.


Sound mostly works out of the box, tested with ALSA and PulseAudio. Wrong sound card may be selected by default. Microphone seems to be working out of the box as well.


The touchpad works out of the box. Scrolling and multi finger touches work, as well as left/right clicks. Gestures seem to be working, tested with libinput-gesturesAUR.


WiFi seems to work well. When tuxedo-keyboardAUR is installed, Fn+F11 toggles airplane mode.

Function keys

Key Visible?1 Marked?2 Effect
Fn+F1 Yes Yes XF86TouchpadToggle
Fn+F2 No Yes Disables display
Fn+F3 Yes Yes XF86AudioMute
Fn+F5 Yes Yes XF86AudioLowerVolume
Fn+F6 Yes Yes XF86AudioRaiseVolume
Fn+F7 Yes Yes Seems to have same effect as Super+p
Fn+F8 Yes Yes XF86MonBrightnessDown
Fn+F9 Yes Yes XF86MonBrightnessUp
Fn+F10 No Yes Toggles webcam
Fn+F11 No Yes Toggles airplane mode
Fn+F12 No Yes Suspend device
Fn+` Yes Yes XF86AudioStop
Fn+Numpad/ No Yes Switch keyboard backlight color
Fn+Numpad* No Yes Toggle keyboard backlight
Fn+Numpad- No Yes Decrease keyboard backlight brightness
Fn+Numpad+ No Yes Increase keyboard backlight brightness
Fn+1 No No Seems to toggle fan at max speed
  1. The key is visible to xev and similar tools
  2. The physical key has a symbol on it, which describes its function

To make use of some of the Fn keys (Airplane mode, keyboard backlight), kernel module needs to be added. Installing tuxedo-keyboardAUR from the AUR was tested and enables these keys after reboot.