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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012

Introduction

This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 laptop. If you have the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012
ProcessorIntel Atom Z3735F 1.33 GHz Quad-core (4 Core)
Screen10.1“ in - WXGA 1280 x 800 Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD Backlight LED
RAM2 GB
HDD64 GB Flash Memory
Optical DriveNo
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
NetworkUnknown
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
TouchScreenYes
HDDYes
Graphics ChipYes
HDMI OutYesFor sound you need some extra firmware (check sound)
SoundYesSoundcards are detected out of the box on Fedora 27, it needs some extra configuration/firmware files though which you can download from https://github.com/plbossart/UCM/tree/master/bytcr-rt5640 [instructions are included]
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes
USBYesFrom keyboard (docking station) as well as micro-USB with USB-OTG
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNo
KeyboardYes
TouchPadYes
Docking StationYes(I call the keyboard the docking station)
Suspend/ResumeNoDue to a kernel bug which has something to do with C-states

Notes

You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 here.

Summary

Almost everything works out of the box with a Fedora 27 installation.
Only thing which needs some work is the sound, which requires some extra files.
The items which are stated with “no” are simply not yet supported by the kernel or have a known bug (suspend and resume)


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acer_aspire_switch_10_sw5-012.txt · Last modified: 2017/12/11 21:57 by psychogame
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