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emy101|Post time:3-18-2018 13:14:11 View:3358|Reply:6

I just purchase a lapbook 15.6  primarily to enable me to have a dedicated Linux laptop. I successfully booted LUBUNTU via live USB but nothing works and the bios setup does not have the option of changing os from windows to Linux. please advise on the best method to achieve this installation.

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bbaker6212| Post time 5-26-2017 06:29:50 | Show all posts
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hurior22 February 2017 at 19:04
Downloading both, I'll try them on my Chuwi Lapbook 15.6, I hope have sound in this case
Thanks for your work!!


hurior23 February 2017 at 05:46
All working perfect except the audio.
But know it sees 2 cards:
alsamixer gives me only 1 audio card to choose from (INTEL HDMI/DP LPE Audio) but no chip indication.

Unity sound panel gives me 2 audio card :
HDMI/DisplayPort "Intel HDMI/DP LPE Audio" and Analog output "Intel HDMI/DP LPE Audio" but anyone sounds on the test.

Any idea for my sound?

Linuxium23 February 2017 at 14:11
I think the Chuwi Lapbook 15.6 reqires the ES8316 driver which is currently under development so your audio issue will be fixable soon.

hurior23 February 2017 at 18:43
Ok, perfect!!
Thanks for your work, because of you I have a full functional GNU/Linux laptop instead a boring win laptop
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ram| Post time 8-16-2017 01:04:47 | Show all posts
Which version of lubuntu did you install on your chuwi lapbook 15.6? I am trying to install some or the other linux on this but failed till now. I am trying to make linux bootable pendrive using rufus and unetbootin but the bios is not booting from pendrive that contains linux
so far i tried ubuntu, lubuntu, puppy, fatdog, manjaro

please help
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algoy| Post time 10-21-2017 09:22:26 | Show all posts
Did you try to select "Linux" in Os Selection which is within the BIOS?.
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Hyperion1337| Post time 12-20-2017 14:44:55 | Show all posts
algoy replied at 10-21-2017 09:22
Did you try to select "Linux" in Os Selection which is within the BIOS?.

There is no "Linux" OS selection. only Windows 8.1 or Android.

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edwal| Post time 3-11-2018 18:09:42 | Show all posts
Hello everybody.

Does anybody still have the linuxium ISOs? They have been deleted from the original site, and I don't know enough Linux to spin an ISO.

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Linal| Post time 3-18-2018 13:14:11 | Show all posts
Hi emy101,

most incl. WiFi and bluetooth works fine.
Audio is not working. And the Chuwi people give a shxt about it.
The charge controller support is very poor.
You can't run the PC and charge the battery at the same time.
The battery status get reported wrong.
If you skilled enough you may be able to encourage the ALSA developer and the charge controller developer to do some work to improve the situation.
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