Dell G5 5590-9340

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Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
GPU (Intel) Yes
GPU (Nvidia) Yes
Wireless Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Audio Yes
Touchpad Yes
Webcam Yes
Card reader Yes
Ethernet Yes

This page describes Dell G5 5590-9340 laptop.


  • Disable RAID and switch to AHCI in UEFI (System Configuration > SATA Operation > AHCI).
  • Disable Secure Boot to be able to install the sytem (Secure Boot > Secure Boot Enable > Disable).


fwupd is not working with this laptop, but you can us a USB drive with a FAT32 filesystem and put the BIOS update executable on it. Reboot, start boot menu (using F12) and select BIOS Flash Update menu entry. [1]


External monitor

If you are experiencing:

  • Inability to use external monitor at all (does not detected or using invalid resolution).
  • Rendering slowdown which can be described as "it renders one frame per second".

To fix it make your nVidia GPU as primary:

Section "OutputClass"
    Identifier "nvidia"
    MatchDriver "nvidia-drm"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "AllowEmptyInitialConfiguration"
    Option "PrimaryGPU" "yes"
    ModulePath "/usr/lib/nvidia/xorg"
    ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"


Screen tearing with nVidia

Enable full composition pipeline:

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Device0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    Option "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0 {ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On}"
    Option "AllowIndirectGLXProtocol" "off"
    Option "TripleBuffer" "on"


Switch to deep

See Power management/Suspend and hibernate#Changing suspend method.

Long recovery times

To fix long recovery times from suspend to RAM and ucsi_ccg dmesg errors (failed to reset PPM! and PPM init failed (-110)), blacklist the i2c_nvidia_gpu module.



Control keyboard backlight

See Keyboard backlight.

RGB backlight

A Brazilian model with RGB backlight exists, but there are no evidences that RGB backlight is working in Linux.