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Acer Aspire E5-571G (Laptop, 15.6 Inch)

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Acer Aspire E5-571G (Laptop, 15.6 Inch)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Acer Aspire E5-571G was successfully tested in configuration

 DMI: Acer Aspire E5-571G/EA50_HB   , BIOS V1.24 12/12/2014

under Fedora release 24 (Twenty Four) with Linux kernel version 4.5.0-302.fc24.x86_64.

Hardware Overview

The following hardware components are part of the Acer Aspire E5-571G/EA50_HB and are supported by the listed kernel drivers:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0a16] (rev 0b)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: i915
	Kernel modules: i915
00:03.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller [8086:0a0c] (rev 0b)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB xHCI HC [8086:9c31] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 8 Series HECI #0 [8086:9c3a] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: mei_me
	Kernel modules: mei_me
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 8 Series HD Audio Controller [8086:9c20] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:9c14] (rev e4)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:9c16] (rev e4)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 5 [8086:9c18] (rev e4)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB EHCI #1 [8086:9c26] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 8 Series LPC Controller [8086:9c45] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
	Kernel modules: lpc_ich
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 8 Series SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] [8086:9c03] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 8 Series SMBus Controller [8086:9c22] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0866]
	Kernel modules: i2c_i801
01:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:5287] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: rtsx_pci
	Kernel modules: rtsx_pci
01:00.1 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 12)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0036] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Lite-On Communications Inc Device [11ad:0642]
	Kernel driver in use: ath9k
	Kernel modules: ath9k
03:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation GM108M [GeForce 840M] [10de:1341] (rev ff)
	Kernel modules: nouveau

A different version of the E5-571G was identified with a slightly different hardware configuration. However, it was not possible to activate the Bluetooth module under Ubuntu 16.04 for this version of the E5-571G:

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller [8086:0a04] (rev 0b)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: hsw_uncore
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0a16] (rev 0b)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: i915
	Kernel modules: i915
00:03.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller [8086:0a0c] (rev 0b)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB xHCI HC [8086:9c31] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 8 Series USB xHCI HC [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 8 Series HECI #0 [8086:9c3a] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 8 Series HECI [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: mei_me
	Kernel modules: mei_me
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 8 Series HD Audio Controller [8086:9c20] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 8 Series HD Audio Controller [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:9c14] (rev e4)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:9c16] (rev e4)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 5 [8086:9c18] (rev e4)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB EHCI #1 [8086:9c26] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 8 Series USB EHCI [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 8 Series LPC Controller [8086:9c43] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 8 Series LPC Controller [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
	Kernel modules: lpc_ich
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 8 Series SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] [8086:9c03] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 8 Series SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: ahci
	Kernel modules: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 8 Series SMBus Controller [8086:9c22] (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 8 Series SMBus Controller [1025:0866]
	Kernel modules: i2c_i801
01:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:5287] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: rtsx_pci
	Kernel modules: rtsx_pci
01:00.1 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 12)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [1025:0866]
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Lite-On Communications Inc BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [11ad:6645]
	Kernel driver in use: wl
	Kernel modules: bcma, wl
03:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation GM108M [GeForce 840M] [10de:1341] (rev a2)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] GM108M [GeForce 840M] [1025:0867]
	Kernel driver in use: nvidia
	Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau, nvidia_367, nvidia_367_drm

The included HD webcam (USB ID 04f2:b469)

Bus 002 Device 005: ID 04f2:b469 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd

is also supported out-of-the-box by the uvcvideo driver:

usb 2-7: new high-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
usb 2-7: New USB device found, idVendor=04f2, idProduct=b469
usb 2-7: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 2-7: Product: HD WebCam
usb 2-7: Manufacturer: Chicony Electronics Co.,Ltd.
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device HD WebCam (04f2:b469)
input: HD WebCam as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-7/2-7:1.0/input/input10
usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
USB Video Class driver (1.1.1)

The embedded Bluetooth device from Lite-On

Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04ca:2009 Lite-On Technology Corp.

uses a Broadcom BCM43142A0 chipset. It is recognized by the kernel but was not working under Ubuntu 16.04

usb 2-5: new full-speed USB device number 4 using xhci_hcd
usb 2-5: New USB device found, idVendor=04ca, idProduct=2009
usb 2-5: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 2-5: Product: BCM43142A0
usb 2-5: Manufacturer: Broadcom Corp
usb 2-5: SerialNumber: 3010B390A8E4
Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: Reading local version info failed (-110)
Bluetooth: hci0 command 0x1001 tx timeout
Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: Reading local version info failed (-110)
Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized

Identified Hardware Configurations (6 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Distribution
Kernel
Rating
Scan Date
Linux Mint 18 Sarah 4.4.0-47-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 25/11/2016
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-34-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 23/09/2016
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-31-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 20/07/2016
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 4.4.0-31-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 18/07/2016
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 4.4.0-28-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 04/07/2016
Fedora release 24 (Twenty Four) 4.5.0-302.fc24.x86_64 The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 11/04/2016

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