slackware install on asus vivotab note 8 (m80ta) or other bay trail tablet.
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not sure if it was the slack current updates, or fixing the rpmb errors, or a little of both, but slackware setup ran without a hitch on the t100, with the 4.1 kernel. unlike previous attempts on all three baytrail devices that ended with disk full errors.
will be reinstalling the vivotab next. i tried a slackpkg -upgrade-all and the machine hung before it finished, i/o error afterwards that attempted to kill init. luckily i had a working install on the sd card to fall back to.
ok, todays update is that 32 bit slackware works just fine in uefi mode if you add the EFI/boot/bootia32.efi file to the slackware iso, or to the thumbdrive you copied all the files too.
i installed slackware32 on my t100taf because slack64 ran kinda slow, and i blame the 1 gb of ram. hopefully 32 runs better, less hassle with wine and other progs also. i did install it with the 4.1-rc2 kernel that i built on the vivotab as a 64 bit kernel, but it ran setup and booted just fine, the t100 is currently building a 32 bit kernel with the same .config file as the m80ta used.
ooh, it is done compiling the kernel.
the .config file is attached
edit; forgot the rpmb patch
Last edited by ElfShotTheFood; 05-05-2015 at 06:59 PM.
there are still a few issues, i have had the stylus just plain quit working unexpectedly a few times, but it come back on each reboot, also, audio and bluetooth still don't work, even though modules get loaded.
there are still a lot of stability issues with this tablet. the pen and or the touch screen will just stop working unexpectedly. the wacom_i2c and atmel mxt touchscreen modules apparently do not load, or at least do not show up in lsmod, i have no idea why that is. i can insert them, but it says used by 0.
the wifi will not connect with 4.1-rc4, no idea why, i did not change any config options from rc3.
another issue is that i cannot seem to get xvkbd to come up when using kdm. anyone know how to accomplish this or know of a better on screen keyboard.
i cannot get ubuntu studio to successfully install on the other m80ta that i have, was curious if it had the same stability issues, but alas, it has other issues..... i did make a dd image of the original efi boot partition before i started messing with it, so i can restore either ones system if need be, and figure out the best way to get slackware's efi files installed correctly.