Installing Arch Linux on Dell G5 15 Gaming 5590

Written by Petr Zemek (
Last update: 2020-03-15 (changelog)

General Hardware Specifications,,

Component Type Status Note
Processor Intel Core i7-9750H (6 cores, 2.6 GHz, 12 MB cache) Works 12 threads
RAM* 32 GB DDR4 2666 MHz CL19 (2x 16 GB) Works 31 930 MB (real)
Display 15.6" IPS 144 Hz @ 1920x1080 (Full HD) Works
Video Intel UHD Graphics 630 + Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB) Works Proprietary nvidia drivers, optimus (NVIDIA only).
Audio Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS Works Tested internal speakers and headphones.
Disk** Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1 TB, M.2 PCIe/NVMe Works 931.53 GB (real)
LAN Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Works Tested the 1Gbit mode.
WLAN Intel Corporation Wireless-AC 9560 Works Tested managed 802.11n and 802.11ac modes.
HDMI - Works Tested on an external monitor (just video).
Mini DisplayPort - Works Tested on an external monitor (just video).
USB 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1x USB-C Works Tested on a flash drive, keyboard, and mouse.
Webcam 720p Works
Touchpad - Works Install xf86-input-synaptics.
Card Reader 2-in-1 SD/MicroMedia Card Untested
Bluetooth v4.2 Untested
Fingerprint reader Goodix FingerPrint Untested

*: Replaced (original RAM was 2*8 GB).
**: Replaced (original disk was Toshiba 512 GB).

Linux Identification (Outputs)

lspci, lsusb


In BIOS (press F2):


Nvidia Settings

Suspend to RAM


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