Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0370
This page contains information about the Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0370 (mid 2021) the first Razer Blade notebook to have an AMD Ryzen processor. Currently the information on this page corresponds to the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 QHD 165 Hz display versions, but should apply to other versions.
In order to boot into the installation it is important to disable modesetting by adding
nomodeset to the kernel flags. Disabling only the nouveau modset using
nouveau.modeset=0 can work but is unstable.
You can also opt to install while running the proprietary nvidia drivers.
The computer comes with an EFI partition from the factory that is used by Windows. The partition is only 100 MiB in size and can cause problems holding both a bootloader and Arch kernels. Please resize this partition, create a new EFI partition, or reformat the disk before installing.
The appearance of the BIOS is pretty simple and not very colorful, so it might work well with OCR software.
The BIOS can be navigated via the keyboard.
Right to select the screen,
Down to select an item.
Enter can be used to enter a menu or change an option.
- can be used to change options directly without open a dialog.
F3 can be used to load defaults.
F4 save and exit.
The keyboard layout defaults to QWERTY in the BIOS even if the computer itself has a different keyboard layout. For example with the AZERTY version, keys such as
- must be accessed using
Shift+) instead of the regular
fwupd does not support this device.
Razer statement on the LVFS website: Updating firmware is only supported on Windows
The BIOS does not seem to support custom keys.
The integrated speakers work perfectly. The microphone array works perfectly. The headphone jack produces a muffled (only high frequencies), low volume and apparently mono output. Tested with the 5.12 kernel.
The backlight controls do not work after installation and is caused by a bug in amdgpu driver. As suggested in the OpenSUSE forum, adding the
amdgpu.backlight=0 kernel parameter would solve the issue.
To make systemd save and load brightness settings after restarts, one may need to enable
The external HDMI is bound to the discrete NVIDIA GPU. Reverse PRIME can be used to allow for using the iGPU for rendering.
The keyboard RGB lights can be controlled using logo-control.AUR. The logo illumination can be controlled using