Dell XPS 13 Plus (9320)

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Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
Touchpad Yes
Keyboard Yes
GPU 8086:46a6 Yes
Webcam No
Bluetooth 8087:0033 Yes
Audio 8086:51c8 Yes
Wireless 8086:51f0 Yes
Fingerprint reader 27c6:63bc Yes
TPM Yes

Installation

Kernel

Kernel selection

As of 4th Oct 2022, the linux-lts kernel (5.15.71-1-lts) seems to cause a few problems, including graphical glitches and crashes under gnome/wayland, amongst other things.

It is recommended to use linux kernel (> 5.18.14-arch1).

Cannot enter S0ix causing high power usage

As of 11th August 2022, there is a kernel bug in Intel VMD blocking CPU entering S0ix. This can be work around by switching from VMD to AHCI in BIOS settings. The S0ix residency can be verified by following Intel's guide.

Audio

Audio (both speakers and microphone) works out of the box with the latest linux and sof-firmware packages.

If you have added the i915 module to your /etc/mkinitcpio.conf file as a module to load early, you must also add audio modules and related files to the same configuration file, with the hooks and files section to read as follows:

MODULES=(snd_soc_rt715_sdca snd_soc_rt1316_sdw snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl snd_hda_intel snd_soc_sof_sdw i915)

FILES=(/lib/firmware/intel/sof/sof-adl.ri /lib/firmware/intel/sof-tplg/sof-adl-rt1316-l12-rt714-l0.tplg)

Disks

Disks are recognized in RAID mode and in AHCI mode.

Fingerprint reader

The fingerprint sensor setup and configuration process is identical as that described on Fprint. No special binaries or AUR packages are required to configure the fingerprint sensor.

Webcam

Works, but with proprietary userland, and workarounds needed to make use of it as a webcam in browsers. Some effort to get it working was listed here.

Required drivers can be found under intel-ipu6-dkms-gitAUR and intel-ipu6ep-camera-hal-gitAUR.

Firmware

Dell provides firmware updates that can be installed automatically using fwupd.

It is possible to install custom Secure Boot root keys in the BIOS and use them for Secure Boot with Linux.

Function Keys

Key Visible?1 Marked?2 Effect
Fn+Esc No Yes Toggles Fn lock
Fn+F1 Yes Yes XF86AudioMute
Fn+F2 Yes Yes XF86AudioLowerVolume
Fn+F3 Yes Yes XF86AudioRaiseVolume
Fn+F4 Yes Yes XF86AudioMicMute
Fn+F5 Yes Yes XF86AudioPlay
Fn+F6 Yes Yes Toggle Keyboard Backlight Brightness 0%/50%/100%
Fn+F7 Yes Yes XF86MonBrightnessDown
Fn+F8 Yes Yes XF86MonBrightnessUp
Fn+F9 Yes Yes Super+P3
Fn+F10 Yes Yes PrintScreen
Fn+F11 Yes Yes Home
Fn+F12 Yes Yes End
Fn+F134 Yes Yes Ins
Fn+Up Yes Yes PageUp
Fn+Down Yes Yes PageDown
Fn+Left Yes No Home
Fn+Right Yes No End
Fn+Ctrl Yes Yes XF86MenuKB
Fn+B Yes No Pause
Fn+S Yes No Scroll Lock
Fn+R Yes No SysRq
Fn+Ctrl+B Yes No Break
  1. The key is visible to xev and similar tools.
  2. The physical key has a symbol on it, which describes its function.
  3. This appears to correspond to XF86Display?
  4. Ins appears in the space between F12 and Del; there is no alternate key.

Accessibility

Note: Blind users should request the help of a sighted person to change firmware settings.

BIOS Settings Overview

The "BIOS Settings" interface can be reached by pressing F2 during POST.

The BIOS settings page itself is GUI based, with black text on a white background. There is a panel taking approximately 20% of the screen on the left, containing various sub-categories of settings. The main panel takes 80% of the screen to the right, and contains the settings associated with each sub-category. The font is relatively large, and toggle switches will appear as light grey if set to 'off', and turn light blue if set to 'on'.

The GUI does not have any built-in screen reader or other accessibility settings, but due to its simple colour scheme, and relatively large text size, it should be somewhat accessible for partially sighted people using an external screen reader as an accessibility aid. However, it is a GUI-based interface with lots of available settings, and lots of visual clutter in text form. As such it is likely to be difficult to navigate for people with severe visual impairment or total blindness, who are using an external reader alone. It is possible to enable/disable "Help Text", and "Advanced Setup" using two toggle switches that appear in the top left corner of the screen; disabling them should help reduce this clutter and improve readability (but may also hide useful info/settings!).

There are "Show all" and "Search" functions available towards the top right of the screen, which can ease navigation considerably.

BIOS Settings Navigation

The "BIOS Settings" interface can be navigated using a keyboard, or mouse - with mouse being the preferred mode. Keyboard navigation keys are as follows:

Key Effect
Up Moves to the previous field.
Down Moves to the next field.
Enter Selects a value in the selected field (if applicable) or follow the link in the field.
Space Expands or collapses a drop-down list, if applicable.
Tab Moves to the next focus area
Esc Moves to the previous page until you view the main screen. Pressing Esc in the main screen displays a message that prompts you to save any unsaved changes and restarts the system.

See also