HP Spectre x360 - 13-ae005na
This article covers specific configuation of this laptop. Currently based on experience with Gnome, running on Wayland.
Installation is very straightforward. You will need to disable secureboot in BIOS (ESC to bring up menu, then F10 for BIOS and/or F9 for Boot options). Using the 2018-01-01 Arch ISO and following the installation guide presented no issues.
Issues and Further Configuration
The laptop has a Realtek ALC295 Codec with a 4 speaker system built in. Currently only the 2 speakers on the underside of the machine will work out of the box.
The additional speakers can be enabled using
hdajackretask from the package. To accomplish this, with the Realtek ALC295 codec selected, override pin 0x14 to "Internal Speaker (LFE)" and pin 0x1e to "Internal Speaker". The option to show unconnected pins may need to be selected.
More information at https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=189331
Most of the media keys work without configuration in Gnome, but in order to get the Mute button to function properly, you must add the following line to
alsa-base.conf if it does not exist) and then reboot. The button should now work and allow feedback of the mute state to Gnome, however the LED within the mute button does not illuminate.
options snd-hda-intel model=hp-led-gpio
Follow HiDPI for recommendations here. Gnome works out of the box, but other software may need more configuration.
See Tablet PC#Automatic rotation for common methods of achieving this. Installing worked with no further configuration needed on Gnome.