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Clear Linux on Dell XPS 7390 2 in 1

Almost all works out of the box on the current Clear Linux version 32660 with kernel Linux arazu 5.5.10-921.native #1 SMP Wed Mar 18 16:03:14 PDT 2020 x86_64 GNU/Linux with some exceptions:

  • No camera
  • No fingerprint
  • No WiFi
  • Pereodic Gnome freeze for ~20 seconds due ti id915/mesa bug

WiFi fix

ln -s /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-Qu-c0-hr-b0-48.ucode /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-Qu-b0-hr-b0-50.ucode

=>reboot

Gnome Freeze fix

Disable subpixel font antialiasing via dconf editor/settings/coomand line

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings antialiasing 'grayscale'
gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings hinting 'medium'

Additional Notes

Enable S3 sleep

  • Disable signs of life in bios for normal s3 sleep.
  • Add mem_sleep_default=deep to the /etc/kernel/cmdline then sudo clr-boot-manager update
  • =>reboot

Disable tap and drug for touchpad

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad tap-and-drag false

Enable new IWD wireless backend for NetworkManager

Put it to sudo vim /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf

[device]
wifi.backend=iwd

then run

sudo swupd bundle-add iwd
sudo systemctl stop wpa_supplicant.service
sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager.service   

=>reconnect to WiFi networks

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