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NixOS profiles to optimize settings for different hardware.

Setup

Using channels

Add and update nixos-hardware channel:

$ sudo nix-channel --add https://github.com/NixOS/nixos-hardware/archive/master.tar.gz nixos-hardware
$ sudo nix-channel --update

Then import an appropriate profile path from the table below. For example, to enable ThinkPad X220 profile, your imports in /etc/nixos/configuration.nix should look like:

imports = [
  <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/x220>
  ./hardware-configuration.nix
];

New updates to the expressions here will be fetched when you update the channel.

Using nix flakes support

There is also experimental flake support. In your /etc/nixos/flake.nix add the following:

{
  description = "NixOS configuration with flakes";
  inputs.nixos-hardware.url = github:NixOS/nixos-hardware/master;

  outputs = { self, nixpkgs, nixos-hardware }: {
    # replace <your-hostname> with your actual hostname
    nixosConfigurations.<your-hostname> = nixpkgs.lib.nixosSystem {
      # ...
      modules = [
        # ...
        # add your model from this list: https://github.com/NixOS/nixos-hardware/blob/master/flake.nix
        nixos-hardware.nixosModules.dell-xps-13-9380
      ];
    };
  };
}

Using fetchGit

You can fetch the git repository directly:

imports = [
  "${builtins.fetchGit { url = "https://github.com/NixOS/nixos-hardware.git"; }}/lenovo/thinkpad/x220"
];

Unlike the channel, this will update the git repository on a rebuild. However, you can easily pin to a particular revision if you desire more stability.

List of Profiles

See code for all available configurations.

Model Path
Acer Aspire 4810T <nixos-hardware/acer/aspire/4810t>
Airis N990 <nixos-hardware/airis/n990>
Apple MacBook Air 3,X <nixos-hardware/apple/macbook-air/3>
Apple MacBook Air 4,X <nixos-hardware/apple/macbook-air/4>
Apple MacBook Air 6,X <nixos-hardware/apple/macbook-air/6>
Apple MacBook Pro 10,1 <nixos-hardware/apple/macbook-pro/10-1>
Apple MacBook Pro 12,1 <nixos-hardware/apple/macbook-pro/12-1>
Asus TUF FX504GD <nixos-hardware/asus/fx504gd>
BeagleBoard PocketBeagle <nixos-hardware/beagleboard/pocketbeagle>
Dell G3 3779 <nixos-hardware/dell/g3/3779>
Dell Latitude 3480 <nixos-hardware/dell/latitude/3480>
Dell Precision 5530 <nixos-hardware/dell/precision/5530>
Dell XPS E7240 <nixos-hardware/dell/e7240>
Dell XPS 13 7390 <nixos-hardware/dell/xps/13-7390>
Dell XPS 13 9310 <nixos-hardware/dell/xps/13-9310>
Dell XPS 13 9343 <nixos-hardware/dell/xps/13-9343>
Dell XPS 13 9360 <nixos-hardware/dell/xps/13-9360>
Dell XPS 13 9370 <nixos-hardware/dell/xps/13-9370>
Dell XPS 13 9380 <nixos-hardware/dell/xps/13-9380>
Dell XPS 15 7590 <nixos-hardware/dell/xps/15-7590>
Dell XPS 15 9550 <nixos-hardware/dell/xps/15-9550>
[Dell XPS 15 9550, nvidia][] <nixos-hardware/dell/xps/15-9550/nvidia>
Dell XPS 15 9560 <nixos-hardware/dell/xps/15-9560>
Dell XPS 15 9560, intel only <nixos-hardware/dell/xps/15-9560/intel>
Dell XPS 15 9560, nvidia only <nixos-hardware/dell/xps/15-9560/nvidia>
[Dell XPS 15 9500][] <nixos-hardware/dell/xps/15-9500>
[Dell XPS 15 9500, nvidia][] <nixos-hardware/dell/xps/15-9500/nvidia>
FriendlyARM NanoPC-T4 <nixos-hardware/friendlyarm/nanopc-t4>
Google Pixelbook <nixos-hardware/google/pixelbook>
GPD MicroPC <nixos-hardware/gpd/micropc>
Inverse Path USB armory <nixos-hardware/inversepath/usbarmory>
Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/ideapad/z510>
Lenovo ThinkPad E470 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/e470>
Lenovo ThinkPad E495 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/e495>
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/l13>
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 (Intel) `<nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/l14/intel>
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 (AMD) `<nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/l14/amd>
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/p1>
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/p1/3th-gen>
Lenovo ThinkPad P53 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/p53>
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t14>
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 AMD Gen 1 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t14/amd/gen1>
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t14s>
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 1 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t14s/amd/gen1>
Lenovo ThinkPad T410 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t410>
Lenovo ThinkPad T420 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t420>
Lenovo ThinkPad T430 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t430>
Lenovo ThinkPad T440s <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t440s>
Lenovo ThinkPad T440p <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t440p>
Lenovo ThinkPad T450s <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t450s>
Lenovo ThinkPad T460 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t460>
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t460s>
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t470s>
Lenovo ThinkPad T480 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t480>
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t480s>
Lenovo ThinkPad T490 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t490>
Lenovo ThinkPad T495 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/t495>
Lenovo ThinkPad X113 Yoga <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/x13-yoga>
Lenovo ThinkPad X140e <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/x140e>
Lenovo ThinkPad X200s <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/x200s>
Lenovo ThinkPad X220 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/x220>
Lenovo ThinkPad X230 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/x230>
Lenovo ThinkPad X250 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/x250>
Lenovo ThinkPad X260 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/x260>
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/x270>
Lenovo ThinkPad X280 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/x280>
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (6th Gen) <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/x1/6th-gen>
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (7th Gen) <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/x1/7th-gen>
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/x1-extreme/gen2>
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 <nixos-hardware/lenovo/thinkpad/x13
[Microsoft Surface Range][] <nixos-hardware/microsoft/surface>
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 <nixos-hardware/microsoft/surface-pro/3>
MSI GS60 2QE <nixos-hardware/msi/gs60>
PC Engines APU <nixos-hardware/pcengines/apu>
Raspberry Pi 2 <nixos-hardware/raspberry-pi/2>
[Raspberry Pi 4][] <nixos-hardware/raspberry-pi/4>
Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C <nixos-hardware/samsung/np900x3c>
Purism Librem 13v3 <nixos-hardware/purism/librem/13v3>
[Purism Librem 15v3][] <nixos-hardware/purism/librem/15v3>
Supermicro A1SRi-2758F <nixos-hardware/supermicro/a1sri-2758f>
Supermicro X10SLL-F <nixos-hardware/supermicro/x10sll-f>
System76 (generic) <nixos-hardware/system76>
System76 Darter Pro 6 <nixos-hardware/system76/darp6>
Toshiba Chromebook 2 swanky <nixos-hardware/toshiba/swanky>
Tuxedo InfinityBook v4 <nixos-hardware/tuxedo/infinitybook/v4>

How to contribute a new device profile

  1. Add your device profile expression in the appropriate directory
  2. Link it in the table in README.md and in flake.nix
  3. Run ./tests/run.py to test it. The test script script will parse all the profiles from the README.md