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DebianOn is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owners would know how get the best out of that hardware.

The purpose is not to duplicate the Debian Official Documentation, but to document how to install Debian on some specific hardware.

If you need help to get Debian running on your hardware, please have a look at our user support channels where you may find specific channels (mailing list, IRC channel) dedicated to certain types of hardware.

Models covered
Acer Switch V 10 (SW5-017P)

Overall Status

Core Components

[ATTACH]

Boot Standard Kernel:

{i}

LAN network card:

[-]

Detect CD/DVD:

[-]

Detect hard drives:

{OK}

Secure boot:

{OK}

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

{OK}

Hibernation

[?]

Sleep / Suspend

{OK}

Xorg

{OK}

- OpenGL

{OK}

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

{i}

Switch to External Screen

[?]

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

[-]

- Built-in (Touchpad)

{OK}

Modem

[-]

Wireless/Wifi

X-(

Keyboard's Hotkeys

{OK}

Legend :
{OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable
{i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a non-free driver and or firmware

Important Note

{X} UEFI setup can be reached by pressing F2 during bootup. Booting from external media will need to be allowed here. To change UEFI Secure Boot settings, one needs to first set a supervisor password in this setup. Use F12 during boot to reach boot device selection.

{X} Boot the Debian installer from the Micro-SD slot or USB-C port on the display unit, not the USB-A port on the keyboard unit. The contact between display and keyboard unit is not extremely reliable, and disconnection would abort the installation process.

{X} As firmware-iwlwifi is needed to install from Wi-Fi, either install using full-size installation media, the unofficial installer with non-free firmware, or be prepared to provide firmware via the on-keyboard USB port, or use an USB ethernet or wireless adaptor for the installation.

{X} When booting the Debian installer, use the text mode installer and add to its boot parameters: fb=false fbcon=rotate:1. This will ensure that the screen is oriented correctly during installation, so one can use the keyboard AND read stuff on the screen at the same time.

{X} After installing Debian, ideally before the reboot, switch to a text mode terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F2) and perform the following adjustments, or else the system will not boot:

NOTE: These instructions assume you do not have Windows installed. If you do, please adjust these instructions for dual booting. You may need to configure the shim boot loader.

# cd /target/boot/efi/EFI
# mkdir -p Microsoft/Boot
# mv debian/*.efi debian/*.CSV Microsoft/Boot/
# cd Microsoft/Boot
# mv bootmgfw.efi bootorig.efi
# mv shimx64.efi bootmgfw.efi

See Acer Aspire Switch 10 E SW3-016 and SW5-012's and S1002's horrible EFI firmware and How to fix Linux EFI secure-boot shim bootloop issue for details about the UEFI breakage requiring this.

Configuration

Display

First of all, this display is 90 degrees rotated. Recommending xrandr --output DSI1 --rotate right to fix this.

Otherwise standard i915 graphics, except that backlight control is not supported (you can however change brightness using xrandr). Very annoying vertical tearing in X.org - thus recommending to install xserver-xorg-video-intel and putting in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf:

Section "Device"
        Identifier "Intel Graphics"
        Driver "intel"
        Option "TearFree" "true"
EndSection

Audio

Works out of the box with pulseaudio. Responsible module seems to be snd_soc_sst_cht_bsw_rt5645.

Mouse

Works out of the box.

When the screen is rotated using xrandr, the touch screen needs its own rotation command:

xinput set-prop 'FTSC1000:00 2808:5123' --type=float 'Coordinate Transformation Matrix' 0 1 0 -1 0 1 0 0 1

Power Management

Suspend works fine. Did not test hibernation.

WiFi

Requires non-free firmware-iwlwifi.

Modem

Has no modem.


System Summary

lspci

$ lspci -nn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series SoC Transaction Register [8086:2280] (rev 36)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:22b0] (rev 36)
00:03.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series Imaging Unit [8086:22b8] (rev 36)
00:0b.0 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series Power Management Controller [8086:22dc] (rev 36)
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series USB xHCI Controller [8086:22b5] (rev 36)
00:1a.0 Encryption controller [1080]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series Trusted Execution Engine [8086:2298] (rev 36)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series PCI Express Port #1 [8086:22c8] (rev 36)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series PCU [8086:229c] (rev 36)
01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [168c:003e] (rev 32)

lsusb

$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 06cb:73f6 Synaptics, Inc. ITE Device(8910)
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1c7a:0570 LighTuning Technology Inc. EgisTec Touch Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04ca:301a Lite-On Technology Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

$ sudo lsusb -v 2>/dev/null | grep -E '\<(^Bus|iProduct|bDeviceClass|bDeviceProtocol)'
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         3 
  iProduct                2 xHCI Host Controller
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 06cb:73f6 Synaptics, Inc. ITE Device(8910)
  bDeviceClass            0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 ITE Device(8910)
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                1 USB2.0 Hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1c7a:0570 LighTuning Technology Inc. EgisTec Touch Fingerprint Sensor
  bDeviceClass            0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 EgisTec Touch Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04ca:301a Lite-On Technology Corp. 
  bDeviceClass          224 Wireless
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Bluetooth
  iProduct                0 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                2 xHCI Host Controller

USB Host controllers entries (without OHCI, UHCI, EHCI) are removed too.

Resources

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.

Other reports

* Debian installation report

Credits


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