Linux on Atom based devices

Linux on Atom based devices

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  • #52380

    BBaker
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    hey bbaker,

    thanks for the reply…

    the output of “dmesg | grep -i brcm” is zero…

    the hardware does not get recognized by ubuntu.. “lspci” does not show any wlan-device..

    i also tried ndiswrapper, but it states that the hardware is not present..

    Check that it’s not a BIOS issue. This was from a Chuwi Hi10 tablet owner…

    Maybe it’ll be a helpful information that I had to change 2 settings in BIOS to get WIFI working: BIOS>Chipset>South bridge>LPSS & SCC CONFIGURATION>SCC SDIO Support = ACPI to PCI and eMMC SUPPORT = ACPI to PCI.

    To get exhaustive network info run this (single line) script in the Terminal window:
    wget -N -t 5 -T 10 https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/raw/master/wireless-info && chmod +x wireless-info && ./wireless-info
    Then put the contents of the wireless-info file on http://www.pastebin.com and post the URL here.

    #52518

    BBaker
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    The Beta version of Ubuntu 16.10 was just released. This is based on the very latest release-candidate (RC) kernel 4.8
    This is what anyone with a Atom Cherry-Trail tablet should be running for any chance of getting things like WiFi, Touchscreen, Audio working.
    These things are a work in progress for Cherry-Trail so you need to be running the latest Kernel 4.8 and drivers/modules.

    The release notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/ReleaseNotes

    #52584

    Matthai
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    Hi,

    I have a cheap Chinese Stick PC PCG2U, running Ubuntu 14.04. They provide patched 3.16 kernel, and when you try to upgrade to 16.04, wifi and ethernet doesn’t work anymore.

    Anyway, device has Intel Bay Trail Z3735F processor. SoC supports Bluetooth also, but PCG02U does not advertise or use it.

    Anyway, someone (http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/05/26/updating-star-cloud-pcg02u-to-ubuntu-16-04-with-wifi-and-hdmi-audio-support/) has managed to install Linux 4.5 kernel and patched it for HDMI audio.

    The device also uses Realtek RTL8723BS WiFi and Realtek RTL8732BS Bluetooth and there are some patches to enable Wifi support.

    For Bluetooth support someone (https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8723bs_bt) came quite far, but I was unable to enable it (https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8723bs_bt/issues/13).

    So, my question is – are (at least some of those) issues resolved with 4.8 kernel? Do you have any experience with this?

    There is a new device from this manufacturer (PCG03U), and it seems really nice and cheap. So if newer Ubuntu will be working there, it would be just great…

    #52591

    BBaker
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    New distribution and drivers available based on Kernel 4.8. This is probably the best current source of code and drivers, at least until 4.8 or 4.9 is formally released (Ubuntu 16.10 is still in Beta):
    Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 2 for Intel Baytrail and Cherrytrail Devices
    http://techtablets.com/forum/topic/ubuntu-16-10-beta-2-for-intel-baytrail-and-cherrytrail-devices-2/

    #56503

    Harry Nyce
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    Anyone have experience getting RemixOS to run on the ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580C) with the Intel Atom SoC?
    https://www.asus.com/us/Tablets/ASUS_ZenPad_S_80_Z580C/

    I’m really struggling to find another Retina display tablet that’s under 200$ and am seriously attempting to justify a tablet upgrade to this budget device since it recently received the 6.0 MM update.  Appreciate everyone sharing such great pro-tips.

    #57535

    Provatta
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    Hello guys!

    I’m looking to get one of those 2in1 tablets. I’m really interested in using GNU/Linux since this is the OS I use, but I’m afraid it will not be possible or I’ll have a lot of problems.

    Can you guys tell me status of this topic? Also, which tablet/tablets has/have better support, please?

    Thank you very much!

    #57700

    xjesus
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    I’ve just got a cheap refurbished Lenovo Helix 2 and XJubuntu works almost 100% with normal 4.4 kernel: WiFi, sound over speakers and HDMI, touchscreen, stylus, camera, etc. Only problem so far is suspending, but it can hibernate.

    My advise would be to buy a second hand cheap Core-M instead of an Atom. In E-bay you can find very cheap Helix 2 and Dell Vostro’s. Or just buy a Cube i7/i9.

     

    #59309

    Provatta
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    I’ve just got a cheap refurbished Lenovo Helix 2 and XJubuntu works almost 100% with normal 4.4 kernel: WiFi, sound over speakers and HDMI, touchscreen, stylus, camera, etc. Only problem so far is suspending, but it can hibernate. My advise would be to buy a second hand cheap Core-M instead of an Atom. In E-bay you can find very cheap Helix 2 and Dell Vostro’s. Or just buy a Cube i7/i9.

     

    In the end I bought a Chuwi Hibook Pro because of its price and screen.

    Is your website having technical issues?
    Greetings.

    #64247

    Brad
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    #67375

    Brad
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    “Ubuntu 17.10 will be a milestone for Intel Atom support”  <– coming in October 2017 supposedly with prob either Kernel 4.12 or 4.13  (4.12-rc2 is out now).
    http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com.br/2017/05/first-look-at-ubuntu-1710-or-artful.html

    #67441

    Brad
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    Another vote of confidence for Kernel 4.12 on cherry-trail devices –> https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1321088&sid=056cd668110818f28ce6e430a5df97c9#p1321088

    #67857

    Brad
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    Ubuntu 17.04 ISO with mainline v4.12-rc4 kernel, RTL8723BS Wifi/BT
    http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com.br/2017/06/interim-ubuntu-1704-iso-with-mainline.html

    #67883

    Daniél Lecoq
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    Trying to figure out which dist to try on my Teclast X98 Plus…

    #67884

    Brad
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    Trying to figure out which dist to try on my Teclast X98 Plus…

    I would use Xubuntu, the XFCE desktop version of Ubuntu. It’s fast/lightweight and decent UI, plus one of the most popular with a lot of support.
    So, use Linuxium’s script from link above to spin-up the 17.04 version ISO of Xubuntu so you’ll have the very latest Kernel and wifi support built in.
    The X98 has the 8723BS wifi NIC, yes?
    My second choice would be Ubuntu MATE desktop version.  Also fairly lean version.

    #67885

    Brad
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    If the ISO respin for Xubuntu does not work, check out Arch Linux Wiki for info on your X98 tab – https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Teclast_X98_Plus_II

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