Ubuntu on Lapbook SE

Ubuntu on Lapbook SE

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    robodude2829
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    For anyone interested, I have gotten Ubuntu installed on my Lapbook SE. It runs okay, but seems to have some stability issues. Touchpad works, speakers work, bluetooth works, wifi works, function keys work.

    If anyone has any specific questions about the process, or about the device itself, fire away.

    #147019

    JD
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    This is good to know. Thanks for posting.

    Anything in particular not working, other than the stability issues you mentioned?

    #147034

    robodude2829
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    The touchpad works fine, but doesn’t seem as responsive. I have to click on things multiple times sometimes before it will register.

    I did also forget to mention that Ubuntu doesn’t recognize the webcam. Not a problem for me since I never use one, but something to consider.

    I sometimes have issues with the browser freezing up. The rest of the OS will still respond usually, though. Just have to wait it out, and the browser will work again. Had the same issue with Firefox and Vivaldo. I will try with Chromium at some point. Not sure if I’m just taxing the hardware with how many things I have open (used to running with an i7 Surfacebook).

    Battery life has been good so far; plenty to get through a day of use.

    Plan to use it as my main computing device for quite a while, so should have better insights in the future. This is with Ubuntu Budgie.

    #147039

    JD
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    Thank you very much for the feedback. I’m mostly booting to Windows, but like the option of things working on Ubuntu.

    #148102

    Brad
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    Which version of Ubuntu, 18.10?  Maybe try LinuxMint Mate, XFCE, or Xubuntu.  These are lighter weight (faster) distro’s based on Ubuntu.
    Or perhaps LMDE3 (Linux Mint Debian Edition 3) or AntiX both light weight distro’s based on Debian Linux.
    Also the Falkon browser for Linux is lightweight and fast.
    And don’t forget to install and run the Timeshift backup app!

    #148233

    Yannis
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    Hi there!

    How’s your cpu temps with Ubuntu?

    I’ve installed the latest Mint cinammon on mine and temperatures are between 10-20°C higher than windows!

    Tested by just watching 1080p video on YouTube. With no other apps on the background open.

    #148241

    Brad
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    That doesn’t seem right. Maybe a buggy driver in Ubuntu?  Try booting from a Manjaro Xfce Live-USB drive and testing with that.
    Also try a different browser, say Falkon browser which is supposedly a light-weight browser.
    You see normal CPU and disk usage during this high temp?

    #149953

    ReidenXerx
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    linux drivers on our subject is so ugly! Artifacts on screen in random moments, 1080p video lagging sometimes, not really good wifi signal. Tested:

    ubuntu – last version for now

    lunix mint 19.1 cinnamon

    dipin (for install on our subject need replace his uefi loader files on same files from ubuntu distribution)

    elementary os

    thx linux developers for these super drivers for our device

    P.S. In windows all is perfect

    #150109

    juri
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    Hi!

    I tried on Chuwi Lapbook SE Ubuntu Mate 18.04 (i don’t remember the kernel version at the moment) in live by usb. All the peripherals seem to work excluding the webcam as you said. I only have same troubles with  pinch-to-zoom, it does not seem to work!!! Do you have the same problem?

    Regards.

    Juri.

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    Brad
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    P.S. In windows all is perfect

    Yeah, of course it is.  All notebook makers obviously build and test to make sure everything works on Windows.
    99% of them don’t care about Linux and so do not test ANYTHING.  It’s almost a miracle, and thanks to many open-source developers, that some Linux distro’s are made to work on some hardware, with driver fixes over time.

    #150116

    ReidenXerx
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    All notebook makers obviously build and test to make sure everything works on Windows.

    lol. i haved bugs with drivers for intel graphics. so its not notebook makers fault, its linux makers fault, bc they create drivers for cpu and integrated graphics, not notebook makers:D

     

    #150118

    Brad
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    Hi! I tried on Chuwi Lapbook SE Ubuntu Mate 18.04 (i don’t remember the kernel version at the moment) in live by usb. All the peripherals seem to work excluding the webcam as you said. I only have same troubles with pinch-to-zoom, it does not seem to work!!! Do you have the same problem? Regards. Juri.

    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/09/linux-touchpad-gestures-app and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrOIEoyijXM

    https://italolelis.com/posts/multitouch-gestures-ubuntu-fusuma/

    #150119

    Brad
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    All notebook makers obviously build and test to make sure everything works on Windows.

    lol. i haved bugs with drivers for intel graphics. so its not notebook makers fault, its linux makers fault, bc they create drivers for cpu and integrated graphics, not notebook makers:D

    lol. Obviously since the same Intel graphics chips and drivers works fine in MANY notebooks running Linux, but not in some other notebooks, means that it is an implementation problem by the maker of those problematic notebooks. It’s not the drivers.

    #150120

    Brad
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    Artifacts on screen in random moments, 1080p video lagging sometimes, not really good wifi signal.

    Since these problems don’t happen in the majority of notebooks using the same chipsets (CPU, GPU,WiFi), it’s most likely due to poor implementation/manufacturing, NOT the drivers.  Poor WiFi signal is a good example. This is usually due to poorly designed/implemented antennas or circuit board layout and construction.  Screen artifact problems can come from many things… screen quality, circuit components (capacitors, etc.), power supply quality and design, etc.
    If *ALL* notebooks containing the same type of device, say the same WiFi NIC chip, have poor performance than yes, it’s possible it’s a problem with the driver, but still can also be a problem with the chip itself.  Anyway this is an unlikely/rare thing. The majority of notebooks use a known working well device eg. the Intel 3165 wifi chip.

    #150124

    ReidenXerx
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    Obviously since the same Intel graphics chips and drivers works fine in MANY notebooks running Linux, but not in some other notebooks

    i think u dont understand what is driver and what is unification of components

    it’s most likely due to poor implementation/manufacturing, NOT the drivers. Poor WiFi signal is a good example. This is usually due to poorly designed/implemented antennas or circuit board layout and construction. Screen artifact problems can come from many things… screen quality, circuit components (capacitors, etc.), power supply quality and design, etc.

    in windows all is perfect

    yeah, i see u a really linux fan-boy 😀 When i use linux my notebook transform into idiotic device with  ” poor implementation/manufacturing” and “poorly designed/implemented antennas or circuit board layout and construction” with ugly screen and circuit component XD but when i turn on windows – miracle!!! my chuwi transform into perfect device! UNBELIEVEBLE! my device is tranformer! It hate linux and when i turn on linux it downgrade itself! devious Chinese decepticon!

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