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15th December 2015, 03:01 PM |#31  
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For anyone doing work on the kernel check this out: https://github.com/freedreno/kernel-...tenderloin-3.0

also here's a suggestion from robclark:

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<robclark> elcapshiggitay, I do have a TP somewhere in a box packed away in a closet somewhere.. (and with, presumably by now, a completely flat battery :P)... but there was a 3.0 kernel that was working.. https://github.com/freedreno/kernel-...tenderloin-3.0
<elcapshiggitay> haha hi robclark
<elcapshiggitay> long time
<elcapshiggitay> They're using 3.4...
<elcapshiggitay> I dunno if they'd wanna downgrade kernels
<elcapshiggitay> Would you be willing to help us out?
<robclark> well, I'm not really going to have a whole lot of time until after christmas.. kinda crunch time right now.. but maybe you can just take drivers/video/msm and drivers/gpu/msm from the 3.0 kernel?

Also also, what's stopping you from using a newer kernel like something from the 4.x branch?

Here's the Evervolv Lollipop 5.1.1 source.. I dunno what the htc part is doing there, but if they can get Android 5.1.1 running on our device, then I don't see why we can't use it to help Arch to run.

https://github.com/Evervolv/android_kernel_htc_msm8960

Also also also, I decided to install the 2011 CrimsonRedMK build and I issued a "pacman -Syu" to get all the most up to date packages possible, and upon reboot the pacman command no longer works, though its binary is where you'd expect it to be (/usr/bin/pacman). When executed it's all "-bash: /usr/bin/pacman: No such file or directory" when it's obviously not true.
 
 
17th December 2015, 09:26 PM |#32  
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For anyone doing work on the kernel check this out: https://github.com/freedreno/kernel-...tenderloin-3.0

also here's a suggestion from robclark:



Also also, what's stopping you from using a newer kernel like something from the 4.x branch?

Here's the Evervolv Lollipop 5.1.1 source.. I dunno what the htc part is doing there, but if they can get Android 5.1.1 running on our device, then I don't see why we can't use it to help Arch to run.

https://github.com/Evervolv/android_kernel_htc_msm8960

Also also also, I decided to install the 2011 CrimsonRedMK build and I issued a "pacman -Syu" to get all the most up to date packages possible, and upon reboot the pacman command no longer works, though its binary is where you'd expect it to be (/usr/bin/pacman). When executed it's all "-bash: /usr/bin/pacman: No such file or directory" when it's obviously not true.

Having a lot of issues with getting the newer builds to work. And to answer your question our SoC doesn't support Linux 4.x, best we can do is try and backport newer features.
18th December 2015, 06:03 AM |#33  
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Having a lot of issues with getting the newer builds to work. And to answer your question our SoC doesn't support Linux 4.x, best we can do is try and backport newer features.

Oh I see. @castrwilliam, have you had a chance to take more cracks at it? I'm always ready to test any build y'all have ready. I have no qualms with restoring my tablet as many times as necessary.
20th December 2015, 01:44 PM |#34  
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Hey guys would it be beneficial for us to have an iRC channel? It'd make it easier for us to collaborate on this project i.e. easier for me to get test builds to help us all haha. I was thinking it could be called #archlinux-touchpad or something like that. Thoughts?
27th December 2015, 03:46 PM |#35  
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I don't think I can get any newer builds working. :/
22nd February 2017, 05:50 AM |#36  
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Has anyone taken a crack at this since the last time you did? I now have an x86 tablet (a 2014 Quantum View 10.1" with keyboard case) that I've tried running Linux on, but I could never get it running properly in tablet mode, so Windows it is for the time being.
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