February 7, 2016 at 12:07 pm #25249
Good job on the workings!
Keep us posted!February 9, 2016 at 2:49 pm #25535
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…February 10, 2016 at 2:42 pm #25610
February 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm #25618
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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.February 15, 2016 at 2:10 pm #26035
He there, Are there any updates on this I should know about? did one of you already got it working?February 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm #26038
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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.February 17, 2016 at 11:57 am #26266
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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 ChuwiFebruary 18, 2016 at 3:52 am #26354
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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?February 18, 2016 at 9:11 am #26371
What did you guys use for getting WIFI. what kind of adapter, I dont want to get a linux incompitable wifi usb adapter.
Did you install linux on the hdd or are you runing it from a 3.0 USB drive?
Greetings from Amsterdam.February 19, 2016 at 3:43 pm #26483
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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:
February 19, 2016 at 4:13 pm #26488
- battery detection
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We might get a chance with this WIFI driver https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723bs
Didn’t try it out yet…February 19, 2016 at 4:19 pm #26490
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…
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 rebootFebruary 19, 2016 at 4:24 pm #26491
Same guy post on XDA-dev if you didn’t see it. He said screen was partially working on Vi10…February 21, 2016 at 9:39 pm #26632
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!February 22, 2016 at 8:19 am #26707
How to dim the backlight in Linux? It looks to be on at 100 procent all the time.
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