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Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

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Old 10-09-2017, 09:18 AM   #61
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Thanks you @bbaker6212 but touchpad is working. Explain is in post #24
OK, understood. The problem is the manufacturers often change the hardware/devices inside the machines, so what worked in the past does not always still work, needing different settings and/or drivers to be loaded. Eg., they put different wifi module, diff touchpad, diff eMMC chips, etc.
Also, some people in this thread are using a Ubuntu flavor distro and some are using an Arch flavor (Manjaro,Antergos), so the solution may be different for them.

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Old 10-09-2017, 09:23 AM   #62
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The touchpad in this laptop is terrible, in the win 10 is not usable, and in Linux a little better but still inaccurate and work is only possible with the mouse
 
Old 10-09-2017, 09:34 AM   #63
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The touchpad in this laptop is terrible, in the win 10 is not usable, and in Linux a little better but still inaccurate and work is only possible with the mouse
I think it depends a lot on when you bought it and which version you got. Reports I've read is that the new "v4" version four has a much better touchpad (though a worse quality eMMC chip). This is based on what people have said on the TechTablets forum.
 
Old 10-11-2017, 06:55 AM   #64
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I'm thinking of buying this laptop.
some questions :
1. is it fanless?
2. does everything work on linux? like screen brightness adjustment, suspend on lid close, ...
 
Old 10-11-2017, 06:58 AM   #65
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1. no
2. yes : https://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com/2...l#comment-form


3. i have jamper pro v3 - touchpad is terrible
 
Old 10-11-2017, 07:03 AM   #66
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are you sure it has a fan? cant see in the pictures any slits
 
Old 10-11-2017, 07:09 AM   #67
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1. no - mean no fanless
 
Old 10-11-2017, 11:41 AM   #68
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1. no - mean no fanless
To be clear. It does not have any fan.
These questions are not Linux related and you'd prob get better results search/read/post to another forum like TechTablets
https://techtablets.com/forum/forums...ezbook-series/
 
Old 10-12-2017, 07:13 PM   #69
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V4 is running great

I am running Ubuntu 17.10 beta for a two weeks constantly (mostly development ). I had only one crash long time ago. I am fully trusting it now and use as my main laptop.

I did not restart it for days. Simple close lid when you are finished, and lid open and you are ready to go. Resume always work which was my main concern with Linux laptops.

Yes, touch pad can be better but I am not doing any drawing or 3D design (apart from OpenScad - again more scripting ;-). For text navigation it is totally OK.

My main issue is that keyboard does not send signals for Ctrl-Shift-Arrows and no home key or pgUp, pgDwn . Will need to look if this can be enabled in bios.

I will recommend anyone to use it with Ubuntu. Installed Win 10 is dodgy and I would not trust it. No update enable and suspicious activation.

Screen is beautiful. It's a shame that I can't attach a screnshot here.
 
Old 10-12-2017, 07:57 PM   #70
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I am running Ubuntu 17.10 beta... I will recommend anyone to use it
Which desktop version? --> http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2017/09/29/...beta-released/
My preference is XFCE or MATE as they are both a good mix of good UI and run fairly lean/fast.
... or are you using a Linuxium respin? --> http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com

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Old 10-13-2017, 03:35 AM   #71
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Which desktop version? --> http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2017/09/29/...beta-released/
My preference is XFCE or MATE as they are both a good mix of good UI and run fairly lean/fast.
... or are you using a Linuxium respin? --> http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com
Read my post #54 from 28/09 on page 4. It has intructions how to respin ubuntu image so it is bootable.
 
Old 10-13-2017, 11:14 AM   #72
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bios doc

I wonder if this is helpful for anyone. This is documentation on the same version of BIOS in this machine (taken from a different motherboard product). I would guess most of the settings are the same. The descriptions might help people know what each of the BIOS settings do --> AMI BIOS 2.18.1263 User Manual
 
Old 10-16-2017, 06:36 PM   #73
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I've downloaded ubuntu a few weeks ago and respun it with refind, it installed as expected. Now when 17.10 came out i want to install kubuntu, i've respun it in a similar way, however i keep getting this error after choosing it in refind on installation.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/gmCizfvhbkcQpNxu1
any ideas?
 
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I've downloaded ubuntu a few weeks ago and respun it with refind, it installed as expected. Now when 17.10 came out i want to install kubuntu, i've respun it in a similar way, however i keep getting this error after choosing it in refind on installation.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/gmCizfvhbkcQpNxu1
any ideas?
Google search from Linuxium ...
"That is a bootloader or more correctly a boot manager error message shown when there is a miss-match between rEFInd and 32-bit/64-bit booting."
 
Old 10-17-2017, 01:49 PM   #75
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Google search from Linuxium ...
"That is a bootloader or more correctly a boot manager error message shown when there is a miss-match between rEFInd and 32-bit/64-bit booting."
Why would this happen, I used the amd64 image from here http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/re.../17.10/beta-2/

How would I go about fixing this?
 
  


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