Old answer but for the second question :
Nice to know you started linux. I wanted to exploit as much as possible the Touchpad of my Dell XPS 13 laptop with multi-finger motion function.
So here is a tool that I use now with my laptop daily
Having automated this task for the installation of Elementary OS on ...
Please run Commands in this order, It should definitely work:
enter, then your password
su - -s /bin/bash lightdm
dbus-launch gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power
That's a nice machine, and you'll be glad to know that it is certified to run Ubuntu 18.04. Since elementary OS Juno is based on Ubuntu, I foresee no issues in installing it. You might need a kernel update though, but there are also reports that it works just fine with elementary OS current kernel (4.15). This report also lists the recommended BIOS setup ...