Linux Mint on Chuwi Hi10 & Hi12 Tablets

Linux Mint on Chuwi Hi10 & Hi12 Tablets

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  • #25249

    Thijs S.
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    Good job on the workings!

    Keep us posted!

    #25535

    BBaker
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    Sounds like it’s unlikely to get working and not worth the effort. May be better to wait or Core-M devices… unless someone can make some magic with Ubuntu 16.04.   The issue is Linux is just not supported by Intel on Atom chips…

    http://www.linuxium.com.au/Downhome/Reviews/STK1AW32SC

    #25610

    Lupo
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    #25618

    BBaker
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    That sounds promising for Intel devices – NUC’s and TV sticks, but is prob very iffy for products not using the exact same audio, WiFi, HDMI, etc. devices as Intel is using.    Its a shame none of the big guys seem to care about Linux on tablets.

    #26035

    Thijs S.
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    He there, Are there any updates on this I should know about?  did one of you already got it working?

    #26038

    Lupo
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    I’m using my Chuwi Hi10 tablet + original docking keyboard with Linux Mint.

    In order to have the display rotation working I have upgraded the X.org Intel driver i915 to the latest version . I’m using the tablet mainly like a light weight  laptop with good battery life … I’m using a external USB sound card and USB WiFi card in order to get them working and to have basic laptop functions. One of the problems which I’m looking for a solution is that the battery isn’t detected 🙁

    If you ignore all this problems (like me) with Chuwi Hi10 and Linux Mint you receive one pretty well working Linux laptop.

    #26266

    glyko
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    Have you tried using a more bleeding edge distro like Arch/Antergos. It should come with the latest kernel and drivers and offer the best compatibility with the new Hardware in the Chuwi

    #26354

    Frank Zhang
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    Hi, greetings!

    Using Linux Mint on Hi 10 is exactly the purpose I buy this tablet. I used to use lenovo 100s, which is based on atom 3735f, and it had the problem of  1.not recognizing interal keyboard and trackpad; 2.Wifi (also rtl8723bs); 3. No sound; 4. Battery always 100%

    And the first problem can be fixed by upgrading kernel to 4.2.0+, but the other three problems cannot, or at least I didn’t managed to fix.

    My Hi10 is still on shipping, but it seems that I cannot get a perfect linux tablet either…I am okay with no sounds, but battery status and wifi are extremely important for me as a working tablet. What a pity!!!

    I am also thinking if there is any way to convert, or modify Android, to a normal desktop linux?? Can this be a new approach to solving the hardware compatibility?

    #26371

    Thijs S.
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    What did you guys use for getting WIFI. what kind of adapter, I dont want to get a linux incompitable wifi usb adapter.
    Second question:
    Did you install linux on the hdd or are you runing it from a 3.0 USB drive?

    Thanks folks!
    Greetings from Amsterdam.

    #26483

    SebbaG
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    Just tested and can confirm that Ubuntu Mate 16.04 alpha 1 (xenial-desktop-amd64) is working with the same issues, except that it boots out of the box. Screen rotation is working as well.

    What is not working:

    • wifi
    • touchscreen
    • battery detection
    #26488

    SebbaG
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    We might get a chance with this WIFI driver https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723bs

    Didn’t try it out yet…

    #26490

    BBaker
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    For Wifi maybe you will have luck building this driver one that is reported to work on Chuwi Vi8/Vi10?  Dunno since those are no Cherry Trail devices…

    https://github.com/Manouchehri/vi8/blob/master/Ubuntu_instructions.md#wifi
    <h2>WiFi</h2>
    I will not go into detail right now, but https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723bs driver works. You can

    sudo apt-get -y install git
    

    Enter your password and hit enter

    cd
    git clone https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723bs.git
    cd rtl8723bs
    make
    sudo make install
    sudo reboot
    #26491

    BBaker
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    Same guy post on XDA-dev if you didn’t see it.  He said screen was partially working on Vi10…

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=63104184&postcount=401

    #26632

    Thijs S.
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    @bradley baker

    Hopefully you will keep us posted!
    Ï am in no way a great linux DIY-er so I hope someone will help us getting this tablet to work with Linux in the end 😀

    Thanks so far!

    #26707

    Thijs S.
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    How to dim the backlight in Linux? It looks to be on at 100 procent all the time.

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