Running Linux on the EZBook 2?

Running Linux on the EZBook 2?

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  • #150894
    Martin
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    Unfortunately there are obviusly slightly different hardware revision, the distros mentioned above (manjaro, POP 18.10) does not work with my ezbook 2 due to different hardware (mine have broadcom wifi, not realtek)

    This worked for me:

    1.

    install linuxium-ubuntu-18.04.2 from here:

    http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com/

     

    2.

    activate touchpad while in live-distro:

    open terminal

    $sudo modprobe -r hid_multitouch

    now touchpad should work

     

    3.

    after installing and rebooting

    activate touchpad again

    to blacklist touchpad on startup

    $sudo -s

    $echo ‘blacklist hid_multitouch‘ >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

     

    4. activate wifi

    $sudo cp /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43430a0-sdio.jumper-ezpad-mini3.txt brcmfmac43430a0-sdio.txt

     

    5. reboot

     

    6. install ukuu, install mainline kernel 4.19.x or newer

    7. activate sound

    I found a thread here: https://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/soundkarte-bytcht-es8316-wird-erkannt-aber-kan/

    the following script worked for me

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bIJTzBdMDejj8-6Er8EecjYSDcvULbPx/view

     

     

    Finally:

    working WIFI, sound (partially, only headphones), touchpad, tf card reader, hdmi out , battery monitor

    not working bluetooth

     

    hope it helps

    #150895
    c chandel
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    Hi,

    Can you share the file brcmfmac43430a0-sdio.jumper-ezpad-mini3.txt ?

    Thanks

    #150897
    Martin
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    Here it is:

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    #151415
    Andre Paris
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    Just upgraded to the latest Pop OS 19.04 WiFi is working at 75% and everything is just so much smoother

    #151423
    Brad
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    smoother than what?

    #151636
    DD
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    installed ubuntu budgie 19.04 on a ADATA X600 SSD, wifi works 100% of the time, trackpad is working as well.

    With TLP on, I got an estimated battery life of 12 hours when fully charged. after using it for around 3 hours yesterday in Starbucks for web surfing and reply emails (no youtube streaming..etc) ,  battery % was 73%. no bad.

     

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    #151643
    GilDev
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    Unfortunately there are obviusly slightly different hardware revision, the distros mentioned above (manjaro, POP 18.10) does not work with my ezbook 2 due to different hardware (mine have broadcom wifi, not realtek) This worked for me:

    Amazing! I’ve tried everything you said on my EzBook 2 using Ubuntu Budgie 19.04, touchpad works, WiFi works, I’ve installed kernel v5.1. Audio worked out of the box, along with volume and brightness controls from keyboard, although it took a few minutes before working, no idea why… I had one or two times where it lagged a lot, may need to test things further to see if it does it again, note that I’m currently running on a USB drive plugged into the USB 2.0 port.

    I may finally be able to use this laptop a bit, thanks! I think I’ll try installing Lubuntu onto the micro-SD in order to get maximum performances and the lightest system possible.

    EDIT: Can someone please explain to me how to boot from the microSD card (if it’s even possible)? Nothing shows up in the boot manager, only the old “ubuntu” entry which lands on GRUB and shows hd0, hd1 and hd2 when running “ls”, with only hd0 showing GPT partitions (4 ones), which is probably the EMMC with Windows installed.

    #151647
    DD
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    i am using ubuntu budgie on my 3 pro and it doesn’t lag. it has a 120GB Adata X600 SSD installed, though.

    I need night light mode on at all time and i need my portable external monitor to work properly, I have tried Kubuntu, lubuntu, Manjaro budgie/KDE, ubuntu…  ubuntu budgie is the one that seems to suit my needs. Lubuntu uses lxqt, i could get night light mode working as i desire ( redshift) and external portable monitor control brightness was not working properly, so I gave it up.

    The track pad works but it’s kind of a bit inaccurate for all distro. I prefer to use a 5 buttons mouse myself.

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    #151648
    Brad
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    external portable monitor control brightness was not working properly

    you have to use https://github.com/LordAmit/Brightness or something similar in combo with Redshift.

    I use it all the time, works great.

    #151652
    GilDev
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    Yeah LxQT is probably a bit lighter than Budgie. Trackpad works better in Linux that in Windows (where it shakes when the laptop is plugged in).

    Any idea on how to boot from the microSD card? EzBook 2 can’t have an SSD.

    #151659
    zatsando
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    Just upgraded to the latest Pop OS 19.04 WiFi is working at 75% and everything is just so much smoother

    I have a Jumper EZbook 3 Pro and I cant install pop os. When I try to boot from usb it always show me a black screen with an underscore in the middle…

    #151660
    Brad
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    Just upgraded to the latest Pop OS 19.04 WiFi is working at 75% and everything is just so much smoother

    I have a Jumper EZbook 3 Pro and I cant install pop os. When I try to boot from usb it always show me a black screen with an underscore in the middle…

    Have you tried the latest Lubuntu or LinuxMint? If so which version and kernel?

    #151662
    DD
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    It happens to other OS like deepin…  it needs more treaks to make thing work. I gave up.

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    #151676
    DD
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    thank, I have tried this brightness program in Lubuntu but I just couldn’t get the desire screen tone i want.

    I go back to ubuntu budgie now.

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    #182014
    David
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    I also wanted to install Linux on my EZbook 2 (with the Z8300 CPU) and here are my findings:

    Sound works on almost every distro out of the box.

    Touchpad works on almost every distro if you disable hid_multitouch with

    sudo modprobe -r hid_multitouch

    Wifi ONLY works with Ubuntu Budgie if you rename brcmfmac43430a0-sdio.jumper-ezpad-mini3.txt to brcmfmac43430a0-sdio.txt in /lib/firmware/brcm/ and reload brcmfmac.

    Distros I have tried are Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Manjaro KDE.

    Manjaro KDE runs much smoother than Budgie and I would prefere the KDE desktop over the others.

    Finally, I don’t think I will switch to Linux yet, but will sure try to run Linux, when future updates are released.

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