Page 4 of 16 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 152

Thread: Dell Venue Pro 8/11 with ubuntu?

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Beans
    0

    Re: Dell Venue Pro 8/11 with ubuntu?

    Hello axFelix,

    Here are my personal answers to your questions. Note that I upgraded to 3.14-rc2 kernel: an interesting thing is that the MicroSd card reader now works! It was not with 3.13 and older. But I did not see any other improvement. All other issues still are present, including the graphic problem (booting with nomodeset is obligatory, or else you will have a black screen). I am now under Debian 7.2.

    Yes, I did not have to use any 32-bit loader. Just booted from Usb or Usb Cd-Rom as you would do with any laptop or desktop. I cannot confirm if it will be the case for the Atom declination, as I only own the i3 version.

    I confirm that Wi-Fi does not work at all, even in Linux 3.14-rc2. Iwconfig says "no wireless extensions." for usb0 and lo, so it is not even detected by Debian. Ndiswrapper does not work. I hope too that it will soon be supported, as a laptop/tablet without Wi-Fi is almost unusable nowadays. And for the graphics too, using an additionnal screen is impossible, and loading Hd movies costs a lot of Cpu cycles, because of nomodesetting.

    Yes, the keyboard I have chosen is the one with the built-in battery. I meant that the touchpad does not work at all, you cannot move the cursor or click. Oddly, when I execute "egrep -i 'synap|alps|etps' /proc/bus/input/devices" (https://wiki.debian.org/SynapticsTouchpad) in a terminal, it says "N: Name="Synaptics T Pad V 01.30"", so it is found by the system. But after searching like mad, I did not found any way to get this working, so I have to use the touchscreen (which works very fine) or a mouse.
    In conclusion, the touchscreen works (with and without the mobile keyboard) but not the touchpad.

    Hot puggling is possible and does not cause any problem. Batteries are correctly working (I can remove the main battery and the sector and it stays operating if the keyboard was plugged).

    And unfortunately, there is not auto-rotation when I change the orientation. I do not know how to check if the accelerometer is detected, but I think it is the same case of the Wifi.

    I hope this answers your questions, and feel free to ask me anything if you want, or if something is unclear.

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Beans
    6

    Re: Dell Venue Pro 8/11 with ubuntu?

    Thanks! So it sounds like the display, the mobile keyboard touchpad, and the wifi are the three things that really need to be fixed at a low level before this can be called "working." The display is definitely being worked on, and the wifi should happen eventually (particularly if it's a similar module in all of the new Dells, as it appears to be Atheros based), but I wonder what it'll take to bring attention to the touchpad since it's an optional accessory to uncommon hardware ...

    Glad to hear that the hotplugging works as well as it does!

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Beans
    0

    Re: Dell Venue Pro 8/11 with ubuntu?

    One thing people should consider to make this really usable (at least IMHO).

    partition the emmc to have a boot partition. store a file system on the sd card, boot of the kernel stored on the boot partition but have it be able to mount the root file system from the sd card. unfortunately sdcard itself isn't bootable a little destructive relative to bootable usb by itself, but is then something self contaiend and dont have to carry around a bulky usb key / usb otg cable.

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Beans
    0

    Re: Dell Venue Pro 8/11 with ubuntu?

    I installed Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 using 'wubi' from a USB key to the microSDCard, after reboot the bootloader gave me a choice of the original windows 8.1 the tablet was shipped with or Ubuntu.

    Choosing Ubuntu brought up the windows bios boot manager which informed me that there was a problem with Ubuntu's 'Master Boot Record' file 'wubildr.mbr', error 0xc0000225 the file is missing or corrupt.

    When disabling the bootloader I'm asked for the 'bitlocker key', seems as though I might be asked to repair an installation.
    Last edited by renewable2; February 22nd, 2014 at 02:35 AM.

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Beans
    190
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Dell Venue Pro 8/11 with ubuntu?

    Hi,

    I've been working on the Asus T100, which is a similar baytrail convertible. Much of the hardware is working. Booting is fine too. You need to prepare a bootable GPT+EFI usb image, but use a 32-bit grub EFI bootloader, with the name hard-coded at "bootia32.efi". The distro itself can be 64-bit or 32-bit, but there is a caveat:
    - with 64-bit, EFI runtime services are inaccessible, which means that suspend/resume and poweroff don't work for now, until the linux kernel is patched with the ability to translate 64-bit efi requests down to 32-bit.

    Current status is here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2191557

    The full thread with all the developments is over at XDA-developers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2500078 .

    The asus has good working graphics, semi-working wifi, and a few other things working. I don't think the dv8p has wifi yet, but it's worth digging.
    Last edited by Jhongy; March 3rd, 2014 at 10:24 AM.

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Beans
    0

    Re: Dell Venue Pro 8/11 with ubuntu?

    I just received the active stylus for my Venue 11 Pro. Debian detects it and it works (for example in Xournal, Gimp), although not perfectly (it's hard to write a fine handwritten sentence), and there is no pressure sensitivity. Maybe should I configure something, I don't know. There is also palm detection.

    Edit: after flashing Bios to the latest version (A10, http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/...driverId=4D8K3), it is much better (virtually perfect) and there is pressure detection. Just one thing, I would like to know how to active the "right click" with the stylus. Using any of stylus' buttons or maintain it on the screen like under Windows 8.1 does not give me the contextual menu.
    Last edited by migntom; March 8th, 2014 at 08:13 PM.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Beans
    6

    Re: Dell Venue Pro 8/11 with ubuntu?

    Good to hear! Thanks for keeping the thread updated

    Haven't seen much progress on the Baytrail-T video bugs lately or any mention of Atheros or Synaptics updates ... but hopefully soon.

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Beans
    190
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Dell Venue Pro 8/11 with ubuntu?

    There is some back-and-forth on an IRQ assignment bug at boot, but for now it can be worked around. I haven't seen any movement on a driver for the MIPI-DSI panels yet.

    You're waiting for Synaptics updates? Isn't your touchpad working on the dv8p?

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Beans
    6

    Re: Dell Venue Pro 8/11 with ubuntu?

    Touchscreen itself works fine, touchpad on the removable keyboard + hinge + touchpad + battery attachment on the dv11p doesn't work (keyboard and battery do, though, so I'm hoping that everything is more or less pin-friendly and it's just a new synaptics product that doesn't have drivers yet). Basically the same thing on the new Dell wireless module which is apparently a newish atheros product. Still waiting for them to ship a Baytrail (or Cherry Trail) configuration with 4gb of memory though, so no hurry

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Beans
    0

    Re: Dell Venue Pro 8/11 with ubuntu?

    Hello Migntom and everyone,

    I'm interested in buying a Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130 (with Haswell CPU) and running it with Ubuntu.

    Can you please post/attach the outputs of "as root: lsusb and lspci, lspci -vv and lsusb -vv, and cat /var/log/syslog, cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log, cat /proc/cpuinfo" from your Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130 (with Haswell CPU) to get an overview of the built-in hardware?

    I have search around and found reports of some technical defects/shortcomings/issues, described with the following keywords;

    - Dell Venue Freezing; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fOvpSFp-YE

    - Dell Venue Stylus Issues; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh9QNEkpSbw

    - Dell Venue Ghosting; Dell Venue 11 Pro screen going crazy:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPjm1bWDIfY and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBrRhFdUfL8
    and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOcwUk7LpmQ

    - Chassis has a worse manufacturing quality(fabrication defects) than Dell Venue 11 Pro 5130 (with Atom CPU) or Dell Venue 8

    - Problems/Changing of the screen, if you press with the finger besides the screen on the frame ...

    - It is possible to press down the chassis deeply at the backside ...

    - 3G module disconnects or doesn't accept sim-cards anymore

    Can you confirm such problems?

    German reviews:
    http://www.tabtech.de/tablet-tests/r...1-pro-im-tests

    http://youtu.be/ZhWRmGEk8Lc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlijUyskce4

    Best regards

Page 4 of 16 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •