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  1. Re: Linux on Satellite Click Mini L9W - any experience?
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    Hi !
    I have not been really serious and organized when trying distros... but I am sure I tried for instance LMDE 2 32bit, no luck.
    Ok, I will try the 32 bits versions first. To be noted that I had troubles sometimes with Mintstick - it would claim it had finished the USB, but when using Rufus for instance with same iso, it fails... so I need also to try different usb dumpers...

  2. Re: Linux on Satellite Click Mini L9W - any experience?
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    A few tests...
    (BIOS : 1.50)

    Live USB Creator 2.9.3
    Fedora 22 32bit : says iso valid but not in list - will try Fedora 21 settings
    -> nothing

    Live USB Creator 2.9.3
    LMDE 2 32bit MATE : says not in database but will be considered as standard Linux
    -> nothing

    Live USB Creator 2.9.3
    Lubuntu 14.04.2 32bit : says not in databes but will consider same settings as 15.04 version
    -> nothing

    (BIOS : 1.70)

    Rufus 2.1
    Ubuntu 15.04 32bit
    -> nothing

    Live USB Creator 2.9.3
    Ubuntu 15.04 32bit
    -> nothing

    (tried with RawWrite32 1.0.2.3 but it crashes)
    Rufus 2.1
    Fedora 22 32bit
    -> nothing

  3. Re: Linux on Satellite Click Mini L9W - any experience?
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    Phoronix identified big improvements using kernel 4.0 and 4.1 on Baytrail
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...m=linux-41-byt

    My Click Mini is not stable running Linux though, I think the WiFi driver is a big cause of it, I need to do more to test that theory. Just thought that I can borrow the USB WiFI adaptor from my Raspberry Pi2.

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    OK, I found that using the Ralink WiFi USB adaptor from my Raspberry Pi is much better than the integrated SDIO.. was using my Click Mini for two or three hours yesterday without an issue.

    I've build a newer kernel, 4.1-rc6, grab it here:
    http://www.zaurus.org.uk/download/to...ini_click_l9w/

    in case people want to try it, the driver for the integrated WiFi card is
    http://www.zaurus.org.uk/download/to...-rc6-pm00-i686

    as before, copy to /lib/modules/*rc6*/kernel/drivers/network/wireless and rename to r8723bs.ko, then depmod -a and modprobe r8723bs

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    Tried 4.1-rc7 but I still get the lockups after a few minutes.
    I also noticed there are a BIOS update available. Installed it but it doesn't change anything.

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    I will built the rc7 kernel and upload it.

    Switching away from systemd really helped (probably because of that issue I saw where it was decided to sleep), and using a better WiFi adaptor too, and not using the USB combo adaptor, has made my TCM useable with linux.

    I need to assess all the things that aren't working and see what can be fixed.

    I found the new BIOS here:
    http://www.toshiba.co.uk/innovation/...jsp?service=UK

    which gave me the URL
    http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...0528104847.zip

    28/05/15
    BIOS Update
    This Bios Update adds increased functionality to your system.

    (BIOS is an acronym for Basic Input and Output System. This program is stored in a Read-Only Memory chip on the motherboard.
    When the computer powers up, the BIOS is launched to perform various start-up functions.)
    For detailed update information please refer to Toshiba BIOS-Update Information

    Satellite Click Mini L9W-B 1.70-WIN Toshiba

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    latest kernel 4.1-rc7 now built
    http://www.zaurus.org.uk/download/to...ini_click_l9w/

    see previous postings for instructions on how to use the WiFi.

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    I've discovered that the tablet's microUSB socket will work as a host with a suitable OTG adaptor, and I was able to plug both my R-Pi WiFi adaptor in (it's a Ralink, FWIW), or the USB combo hub/ethernet.

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    systemd problem

    the problem I had once Debian was installed with the system trying to shut down, which went away when I replaced systemd with sysv, seems to have been identified in the Fedlet comments page

    https://www.happyassassin.net/fedlet...comment-481022

    it seems that systemd-login is suspending because it thinks a botton is pressed….
    so I edited /etc /systemd /login.conf and tried to change what could be the reason


    ah, the forum doesn't like naked URLs, you have to stick the url tag around text strings. unfortunately it also rejects the full directory path in linux so I had to insert spaces - else the forum gives me a 403 unauthorised when I submit

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    kernel patching for baytrail

    someone on the G+ Asus T100 Ubuntu group said there were some patches for a baytrail kernel, I shall investigate, I was told:

    > Guys here identified at least 11 patches, which are needed
    > to be applied on top of the kernel. They are downloadable here:

    https://drive.google.com/folderview?...N6djQzajg#list

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    I've now built kernel 4.1.0-rc8, and restored the touchscreen driver... basically I'd accidentally disabled some of the I2C stuff before in my haste to reduce the number of things to be built.

    all the required debs are here:
    http://www.zaurus.org.uk/download/to...ini_click_l9w/

    along with the kernel config I used to build it and the wifi driver kernel module (which I download fresh each time in the hope it will be less buggy, which it isn't).

    I've not applied any patches as previously mentioned.

    Using this kernel and the Ralink wifi adaptor normally used by my Raspberry Pi gives me a useable system. I'm using Chrome browser to write this very message.

    Working:
    screen, touchscreen, dock's keyboard & USB port & SD slot, microUSB port with OTG adaptor.

    Not working:
    sound, backlight control, acpi sensors (battery, power, thermal), internal microSD slot is read-only, suspend & resume,

    Partially working:
    WiFi, internal microSD slot


    Note that the internal microSD slot is a different device to the one in the dock, you can use both independently, they're not just wired up together

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    Just a warning note about a Toshiba update.

    I was running Windows and the Toshiba updater popped up and said there was a BIOS update and an Intel update (I forget what), so I installed them both. This reset the UEFI boot priorities so it booted straight into Windows. I used EasyUEFI and added back linux/grub, and now when grub loads there's no grub menu. sigh. so back to booting rescue mode. I am so glad I have a Zalman usb virtual optical drive ( http://www.zalman.com/global/product...ad.php?Idx=750 ), has been worth every penny in saved hours making USB bootable sticks or burning disks.

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    I've tried the different logind.conf options. It seems the only one that's needed is HandleLidSwitch=ignore

    Now it's only sound and the clock thats broken for me.

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    great, so you have battery stats, screen backlight control and a camera or two working?

    did you find a way to make the internal microSDHC card slot to be writable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by speculatrix View Post
    great, so you have battery stats, screen backlight control and a camera or two working?

    did you find a way to make the internal microSDHC card slot to be writable?
    Well, if you put it like that, i need those things too

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    Have you tried to contact their japanese linux malinglist?
    http://linux.toshiba-dme.co.jp/linux/index.htm

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    so I cured a firmware error
    sst-acpi 80860F28:00: Direct firmware load for intel/fw_sst_0f28.bin-48kHz_i2s_master failed with error -2
    sst-acpi 80860F28:00: Cannot load firmware intel/fw_sst_0f28.bin-48kHz_i2s_master

    get the firmware from linux-firmware repo:
    git clone http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/...x-firmware.git

    and move/copy the linux directory to /lib/firmware

    sadly although the snd drivers get loaded, still no /dev entries :-(

    # lsmod | grep snd
    snd_soc_sst_byt_rt5640_mach 16384 0
    snd_soc_sst_baytrail_pcm 24576 0
    snd_soc_sst_ipc 16384 1 snd_soc_sst_baytrail_pcm
    snd_soc_sst_dsp 32768 2 snd_soc_sst_baytrail_pcm,snd_soc_sst_ipc
    snd_soc_rt5640 61440 1 snd_soc_sst_byt_rt5640_mach
    snd_soc_rl6231 16384 1 snd_soc_rt5640
    regmap_i2c 16384 1 snd_soc_rt5640
    snd_intel_sst_acpi 16384 0
    snd_intel_sst_core 57344 1 snd_intel_sst_acpi
    snd_soc_sst_mfld_platform 57344 1 snd_intel_sst_core
    snd_soc_core 135168 4 snd_soc_rt5640,snd_soc_sst_baytrail_pcm,snd_soc_ss t_byt_rt5640_mach,snd_soc_sst_mfld_platform
    snd_compress 20480 1 snd_soc_core
    snd_pcm 81920 4 snd_soc_rt5640,snd_soc_core,snd_soc_sst_baytrail_p cm,snd_soc_sst_mfld_platform
    snd_timer 28672 1 snd_pcm
    snd 57344 5 snd_soc_core,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_soc_sst_mfld_pl atform,snd_compress
    soundcore 16384 1 snd
    dw_dmac_core 24576 2 dw_dmac,snd_soc_sst_dsp
    snd_soc_sst_acpi 16384 0
    i2c_core 40960 8 drm,i915,snd_soc_rt5640,i2c_hid,i2c_designware_pla tform,regmap_i2c,drm_kms_helper,i2c_algo_bit

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    hmm, so it seems the RT5640 device is hanging off the I2C bus,

    root@toksvig:/lib/modules/4.1.0-rc8-pm00-i686/kernel/sound# ls -la /sys/bus/i2c/drivers
    total 0
    drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 0 Jun 20 17:48 .
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 0 Jun 20 17:48 ..
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Jun 20 17:48 dummy
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Jun 20 17:48 i2c_hid
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Jun 20 17:48 rt5640


    I've googled and read lots about the rt5640 and haven't come up with a way forward, nothing to try. I might boot Windows again and see if poking around in the sound driver properties reveals any magic numbers needed to initialise the hardware. I can't imagine Toshiba doing anything other than picking parts from a catalogue and gluing them together in a fairly standard way.

    So far I've not come across any hints of how the cameras are wired in. Again, booting Windows might give me a clue.

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    I booted windows and took screenshots from the device manager:

    https://goo.gl/Vyey79

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    In the meanwhile, I've found it's possible to run linux from the external SD card slot entirely, I think without even touching the internal flash memory and its EFI partition. I recommend getting a very fast card, e.g. Samsung Evo Pro or Sandisk Extreme, these have better random access write. I suggest a 32GB or better yet 64GB card.

    If you have any data on the card, back it up as the following process is destructive. The card will need to be in the external card slot because the internal one can only be mounted read only for an as-yet unknown reason.

    Also, back up your Windows installation. At the very very least, use the built-in tool to create a bootable recovery thumb drive. Then back up the thumb drive contents!

    I haven't tried everything totally from scratch, I simply partitioned the card as instructed and then copied over the linux install from the internal flash, so any feedback would be welcomed.


    *** Stage 1 - partitioning

    Boot the aforementioned Debian 32 bit live, get a root shell and use gdisk and create a new gpt partition table.

    Then create the first partition, about 128MB is fine, and set partition table to type EF00.

    Then create a 512MB partition, set to type 8200, this will be a small swap partition.

    Then create an 8GB or bigger linux partitition (16GB is good), set to type 8300,

    If you have space, I recommend creating a partition which will be formatted as FAT32 and used for general data like downloads, media and things that both Windows and Linux can enjoy. 32GB is plenty for this. Create the partition as type 0700.

    I would like to have an NTFS partition for WIndows to use for NTFS but Windows only sees the first partition on the card because it's removable.

    *** Stage 2 - formatting

    Format the EFS as vfat
    mkfs.vfat -n SDSWAP /dev/mmcblk1p1

    Set a label on swap
    mkswap -L SDSWAP /dev/mmcblk1p2

    Format the Linux partition
    mkfs.ext4 -L SDLINUX /dev/mmcbpk1p3

    Format the shareable data partition as vfat
    mkfs.vfat -n SDDATA /dev/mmcblk1p4


    *** Stage 3 - prepping card to be bootable

    Mount the EFS partition at /mnt/efs2
    mkdir /mnt/efi2
    mount /dev/mmcblk1p1 /mnt/efi2

    and mount the internal flash efi at /mnt/efi1
    mkdir /mnt/efi1
    mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/efi1

    Rsync over the contents
    rsync -a /mnt/efi1/ /mnt/efi2

    *** Install Linux

    Boot an installer. That dual-mode 32 bit/64 bit net ISO is fine.

    Install linux into the linux partition. You may have to intervene to ensure grub-efi-ia32 and grub-efi-ia32-bin are installed, mount the new EFI partition as /boot/efi, and manually run grub install, something like this:

    grub-install --target=i386-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi

    I recommend installed my 4.1-rc8 kernel, headers and firmware downloaded from
    http://www.zaurus.org.uk/download/to...ini_click_l9w/


    *** Final cleanup


    Simply tap FN-N (F12) as you turn on the Tosh to get the boot menu. The second card will simply be labelled USB.

    Hopefully things will boot happily.

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