HP Spectre x360 13-aw0xxx

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Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
GPU 8086:8a52 Yes
Wireless 8086:34f0 Yes
Bluetooth 8087:0026 Yes
Audio 8086:34c8 Yes
Touchpad 06CB:CD50 Yes
Touchscreen 04F3:29F9 Yes
Pen input 04F3:29F9 Partial
Webcam 04f2:b6a4 Yes
Card Reader 10ec:525a Yes
Fingerprint sensor 06cb:00c9 No

This is the late 2019 edition of the Spectre x360 from HP (13-aw0xxx).

  • Intel i7-1065G7 Ice Lake
  • 4K OLED Touchscreen with Elantech pen
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics
  • 2 Speaker Sound
  • 2 USB-C, Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • 1 USB-A
  • TPM 2
  • Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

This article covers specific configuration of this laptop. Currently based on experience with BIOS F.13.


Disable Secure Boot in the UEFI (ESC to bring up menu, then F10 for UEFI and/or F9 for Boot options) and follow the installation guide as usual.


See HiDPI.


OLED panels do not have backlight, they get dimmed via PWM. With kernel 5.7+ you can add i915.invert_brightness=1 to the list of kernel parameters to make backlight controls work natively. This option may not be needed on future kernels.

On older kernels you will have to use icc-brightness (see Backlight#Color correction) and let it manage color profiles.

Color profile

A calibrated ICC color profile is available from NotebookCheck.net in the Display section of the article (direct link).

Auto Rotation

Installing iio-sensor-proxy works out of the box on Gnome. See Tablet PC#Automatic rotation for more details.


This laptop requires firmware in order for the soundcard to work. See Advanced Linux Sound Architecture#ALSA firmware.

This laptop has a Realtek ALC285 codec with a 2 speaker system and digital microphone array built in.

Fingerprint Reader

Not supported yet.

IR Camera Login

Works with Howdy configured to use /dev/video2.

HP Tilt Pen

As of June 2020 the HP Tilt Pen is supported by the development version of libwacom. You can still apply the changes manually.

Pressure sensitivity and tilt to erase are working, but the buttons on the pen are not correctly mapped. When put into presentation mode it is recognized as a Bluetooth mouse but it does not move the cursor or emit events.

Function keys

Key Visible?1 Marked?2 Effect
Fn+F1 No Yes Toggles HP Sure View privacy screen
Fn+F2 Yes Yes XF86MonBrightnessDown
Fn+F3 Yes Yes XF86MonBrightnessUp
Fn+F5 No Yes Cycles keyboard backlights between high, low, and off
Fn+F6 Yes Yes XF86AudioMute
Fn+F7 Yes Yes XF86AudioLowerVolume
Fn+F8 Yes Yes XF86AudioRaiseVolume
Fn+F9 Yes Yes XF86AudioPrev
Fn+F10 Yes Yes XF86AudioPlay
Fn+F11 Yes Yes XF86AudioNext
Fn+F12 Yes Yes XF86AudioMicMute
Fn+Shift_R Yes Yes Pause
  1. The key is visible to xev and similar tools.
  2. The physical key has a symbol on it, which describes its function.

Other mappings

The following keys are physically marked, but must be remapped by the desktop environment.

Key Visible?1 Marked?2 Effect
Fn+F4 No Yes Cycles display mode
  1. The key is visible to xev and similar tools.
  2. The physical key has a symbol on it, which describes its function.

Additional resources