The Mi Notebook Air 13.3 is an aluminium Ultrabook. It is a product by the Chinese Company Xiaomi and is currently only available in China or through import online-shops.
The 2016 and 2018 revisions share enough characteristics to be configured identically.
Enter the UEFI menu by pressing
F2 during Boot, then do the following:
- Security -> Set Password
- Security -> Disable Secure Boot
- Reset the password by setting the password again but letting the "New Password" fields blank
Installation can then proceed normally. Refer to the Installation guide for more info.
If you want to completely disable the NVIDIA GPU and save battery, do the following:
- Install the package
- Blacklist the Kernel modules#Blacklisting and kernel modules
blacklist nouveau blacklist nvidia
- Install turn off the card to
options bbswitch load_state=0 unload_state=0
Intel/Nvidia Hybrid Configuration
Refer to the respective articles.
To use the touchpad like a normal one, you have to use Synaptics usage is discourage since it is deprecated and only working sporadically. This configuration of using Xorg configuration files enables two finger gestures, tap-to-click and 2-and 3-finger clicks (for right- and middle-click respectively).. If you use , your touchpad acts like a touchscreen (e.g it maps your movements directly to your screen).
Section "InputClass" Identifier "libinput touchpad" Driver "libinput" MatchIsTouchpad "on" MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"/ Option "Tapping" "on" Option "ClickMethod" "clickfinger" Option "NaturalScrolling" "true" EndSection
On this notebook the Function keys are enabled as default (e.g. pressing
F1 mutes the sound). If pressing the keys does nothing you are most likely using a Window manager and not a Desktop environment. Use the respective configuration files to bind the keys to their use. For example Xbindkeys or i3's
To reverse to normal
Fn keys just press:
Most Fn-keys return the correct keycodes. Here is a table containing that information:
Factory display calibration is poor. Try the ICC profiles at https://github.com/tlvince/xiaomi-mi-notebook-air-13/tree/master/display-calibration
If you use a tool likein its default configuration, nothing happens, because the path to the backlighting variable is not standard. To fix this issue, you have to use a Xorg configuration file:
Section "Device" Identifier "Card0" Driver "intel" Option "Backlight" "intel_backlight" BusID "PCI:0:2:0" EndSection
If you want to use the microphone from the headset plugged in the combo jack input use
model=dell-headset-multi as explained in Advanced Linux Sound Architecture#Correctly detect microphone plugged in a 4-pin 3.5mm (TRRS) jack.