Doug Lung

Doug Lung

  • I think I’ve found a work around for the M89 audio glitch every 25 seconds or so, at least for VLC:

    In Settings | Notifications | VLC – Set “Block all” notifications (Never show notifications from this app).

    This alone doesn’t seem to stop the glitches, but displaying the “Equalizer” (access menu dots on top right in VLC) and leaving it on the…[Read more]

  • If you are up to a long, manual install but with the most recent kernel and rolling updates, look at Arch Linux. It is working well for me. I installed rEFInd to select between Windows and Linux. There are step by step directions in the different wiki’s on the Arch web site. A good resource for Linux on tablets, for Arch or other Linux OS, is the…[Read more]

  • I found the link to a driver download in the TechTablets Telcast X98 Pro forum about a year ago. The poster mentioned that it appeared the driver didn’t actually install any software, just changed some registry settings. This was for a different tablet (Intel Z8700 based) with perhaps a different SD card reader so not sure it would work on the…[Read more]

  • I’m that user. Windows 10 seems to work with some SD cards and not others, for no reason.

    I have Arch Linux dual booting on my Cube and it didn’t have a problem with any of the cards, but I had to swap cards from other tablets and cell phones until I found one that worked with Windows 10.

    The Patriot class 10 has been rock solid for a few…[Read more]

  • One caution, before formatting try using the card as shipped. Formatting can cause problems, so I suggest only trying that if it doesn’t work out of the box.

  • Yes – that’s the one! It matches exactly.

    The way Windows handles these cards is odd, so no guarantees it will work on your tablet, but probably worth a try. For what it’s worth, I formatted it as exFAT in Windows. NTFS might work too but I use it mainly to store photos, books, music and video — large files so exFAT inefficiency isn’t an issue.

  • This is clearly a Windows issue as I haven’t had any problems detecting and mounting SD cards in Linux (Arch Linux – 4.7 Kernel) on my Cube. Every SD card I tried worked in Linux, but it was hit or miss with Windows. After updating drivers, my Samsung 128 GB card worked sometimes, but often wasn’t recognized. Frustrating.

    After trying some…[Read more]

  • Re: RAVPower battery pack. Bad news.

    I posted too soon. The RAVPower displayed the “Plugged In” battery icon in Windows but fails to charge and drops out after a few minutes, not maintaining the battery charge. I’ve got a USB-C to USB-C charge cable on order from Google. We’ll see if that works. According to the RAVPower spec it should deliver…[Read more]

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    Samsung 128 EV)+ Micro SD card works after installing Intel driver using Device Manager.. Select Update Driver and let Windows search on-line for the driver. It will find the Intel driver and install it.

    RAVPower RP=PB043 20100 mAh external battery pack will charge the i7 Book via the USB-C port. Use the supplied…[Read more]

  • Nice job! Installed it without any problems using the batch file and following your instructions. My tablet now performs much better and it is nice to have root!


  • I received my X98 Pro a week ago. I haven’t experienced any heat related problems, but I haven’t pushed it either, running Arch Linux in a Virtualbox (it does work!) is the most stressful thing I’ve done to it so far. The major issue I found is very poor Wi-Fi signal levels. Using the Wi-Fi Analyzer app, the signal level is 20 to 30 dB below that…[Read more]

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