Linux Mint 18 Working on Chuwi Hi12 Tablet PC 64 Bit Cherry Trail Quad Core

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Re: Linux Mint 18 on Chuwi Hi12 or Hi10 Atom Cherry-Trail tablet

Post by bbaker6212 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:15 am

Very old and long thread that I have not been able to keep active on. Your best bet is to try Linuxium`s latest distro`s built specifically to work (or work better) on Intel Atom BayTrail and CherryTrail devices... http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com.br/20 ... ernel.html
Also see this guys post where he got his Chuwi Hi10 working using it... viewtopic.php?f=49&t=227346&p=1278169#p1245977
Also keep in mind if you are thinking of buying one of these and do not care about touch-screen, Chuwi now has a notebook out that uses an Apollo Lake Celeron chip and I am guessing will have less problems running various Linux distro`s. Chuwi Lapbook 14 : https://techtablets.com/2017/02/deals-c ... -14-1-247/
d4v3 wrote:hello guys,
i thinking about buying an Chuwi Hi10 Pro 2 (http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_580292.html with intel cherry trail x5-z8350)

the problem is i dont want to use android or windows. so it has to work with linux. i would prefer archlinux but linux mint or some ubuntu flavour would also be fine.

my question is: do the following things work ?
(i don't mind if i have to compile drivers or use the newest kernel or such things, some hacking around is no problem, but im not a developer guy)

-sound
-wifi
-touchscreen
-power saving options and battery stats
-bluetooth

there is no thread where i can find what actually works and what does not work.
maybe someone of you would be so kind and give me a quick overview?

TIA
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Re: Linux Mint 18 Working on Chuwi Hi12 Tablet PC 64 Bit Cherry Trail Quad Core

Post by mauser_270 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:21 pm

i thought i would give a update on whats working as of now. i've reinstalled Ubuntu 16.04 the modified Linuxium version my tablet. and things seem to have come a long way, as far as i can tell the only things that are not working at all are the accelerometer, camera and earphone jack or internal speakers. i wrote a bash script to unload and reload the goodix driver, as it only works off of reboots not cold boots and i have a Bluetooth headset that works for sound ( i have to disconnect and reconnect it usually to get it working) also the battery indicator seems to only grabe the level at boot and then not refresh untill the machine is rebooted again. Even with those hikups things are in a usable state at least for me

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Re: Linux Mint 18 Working on Chuwi Hi12 Tablet PC 64 Bit Cherry Trail Quad Core

Post by bbaker6212 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:39 pm

mauser_270 wrote:i thought i would give a update on whats working as of now. i've reinstalled Ubuntu 16.04 the modified Linuxium version my tablet. and things seem to have come a long way, as far as i can tell the only things that are not working at all are the accelerometer, camera and earphone jack or internal speakers. i wrote a bash script to unload and reload the goodix driver, as it only works off of reboots not cold boots and i have a Bluetooth headset that works for sound ( i have to disconnect and reconnect it usually to get it working) also the battery indicator seems to only grabe the level at boot and then not refresh untill the machine is rebooted again. Even with those hikups things are in a usable state at least for me
Another relatively painless thing to try is the latest release of Manjaro Linux Xfce v17.0 . You can install it on a USB drive so it does not touch your other system partitions or your dual or multiboot/Grub configuration, and it works great, runs very fast on a USB 3.0 and your changes are persistent - it runs as if it is on an HD/SSD. This is the first version of Linux that I have found that I am happy to run on a USB drive. Marjaro 17 is based on Archlinux and comes with Kernel v4.9 --> https://manjaro.org/2017/03/07/manjaro- ... -released/ I used two USB drives to install this. One USB 2.0 for burning the Manjaro ISO to USB and the second USB 3.0 for the installation destination after I booted up the Manjaro Live-USB. USB 4GB or larger for the Live installer and 8GB or larger required for the destination. I'm using 32GB for the destination. The installer defaulted to 8GB swap partition but you can make it smaller.
PS. I tried to do this with Linux Mint - install on USB drive as persistent - and it worked but ran slowly. What is worse it corrupted the Grub on my SSD even though I told the installer to use only the USB device! Buggy install scripts.
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Re: Linux Mint 18 Working on Chuwi Hi12 Tablet PC 64 Bit Cherry Trail Quad Core

Post by mauser_270 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:04 pm

i tried manjaro but could not get the live cd to boot, but im installed on the internal drive anyways so drive speed is not a issue. i found this LineageOS ROM with support for the hi12, i was wondering if it would be possible to get any of the drivers we need to have a Debian biased OS running on the hi12 from it?

http://www.modaco.com/forums/topic/3780 ... -pro-hi12/

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Re: Linux Mint 18 Working on Chuwi Hi12 Tablet PC 64 Bit Cherry Trail Quad Core

Post by bbaker6212 » Mon May 01, 2017 3:49 pm

Check out Linuxium's latest blog posts. Specifically about the Realtek RTL8723BS wifi NIC which I think your tablet uses.
And also the second post that tells how you can build a custom ISO. This might allow you to create a custom Ubuntu live-USB using the very latest Kernel (4.11 or 4.12?).
It could be important to use the latest kernal because there is fixes in it for the I2C device which I think affects many dependent input/output devices.
http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com.br/
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Re: Linux Mint 18 Working on Chuwi Hi12 Tablet PC 64 Bit Cherry Trail Quad Core

Post by Dupo » Fri May 26, 2017 8:27 am

Hi guys,

If you want a kernel that takes into account the support of Baytrail and CherryTrail tablets, look at the kernel sources here (4.12-rc2): https://github.com/jwrdegoede/linux-sunxi

These kernel sources have the all necessary to support the Baytrail and Cherrytrail hardware. The only thing you have to do is to clone this git on your system and to compile by yourself the kernel sources. Or you can find, the compiled debian packages for Ubuntu and Linux Mint here : https://yadi.sk/d/pW1Fbl-VyVPoR/Linux%2 ... %204.12rc2 (see the readme if you want to take into account the wifi and the bluetooth). :wink:

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