TUXEDO Pulse 15

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Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
Touchpad Yes
Keyboard Yes
GPU 1002:1636 Yes
Webcam 04f2:b68b Yes
Ethernet 10ec:8168 Yes
Bluetooth 8087:0029 Yes
SD-card reader 8086:9dc4 Yes
Audio 1002:1637 Yes
Wireless 8086:2723 Yes
Fn Keys Yes

Function keys

Most of the function keys should be recognised automatically once tuxedo-keyboardAUR is installed.

Key Visible? Marked? Effect
Fn+Esc No Yes Toggles Fn lock
Fn+F1 No Yes XF86AudioMute
Fn+F2 No Yes XF86LowerVolume
Fn+F3 No Yes XF86RaiseVolume
Fn+F4 No No
Fn+F5 No No
Fn+F6 No Yes Marked to launch tuxedo-control-center but is recognized by xev as Super_L
Fn+F7 No Yes XF86MonBrightnessDown
Fn+F8 No Yes XF86MonBrightnessUp
Fn+F9 No Yes Toggles the touchpad on/off
Fn+F10 No Yes XF86RFKill
Fn+F11 No Yes Recognized as Super_L
Fn+F12 No Yes XF86Sleep

Video

The Pulse 15 comes with a Ryzen 7 4800H CPU, which includes a Renoir GPU. The laptop works with the open source xf86-video-amdgpu driver.

Keyboard backlight

TUXEDO furnishes a driver for this. It can be installed from source or with tuxedo-keyboardAUR.

Power management

It is advisable to install the official tuxedo-control-center-binAUR to let it control the fan speed and CPU frequency. The package will install and enable tccd.service, which is all that is needed for the laptop to activate the power management options chosen.

To actually change them, select different profiles according to the battery status (running on battery power or plugged in), a GUI binary is also furnished, tuxedo-control-center.