Luke Ross

Linx 820

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Notes on running Linux on a Linx 820 tablet.

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# linx-820

Notes on running Linux on a Linx 820 tablet; I'm using Ubuntu Artful.


Hold down Volume-Up whilst turning on. From here you can turn off secure boot
(you need a keyboard plugged in, F8? I think to save changes).

## Installing Ubunu

Write the image to an SD card. Enter BIOS and pick the SD card off the
boot menu. It'll stop at the Grub prompt; enter:

set root=(hd1)
configfile /boot/grub/grub.cfg

It'll then be fine. I suggest not removing the two recovery partitions;
just replace the Windows install.

## Display

Intel graphics (PCI). Mostly worked with no configuration including micro-HDMI
(but no sound).
However the backlight will not come on and/or Xorg will crash unless you
put these into /etc/initramfs.conf/modules:


After doing this, run `update-initramfs -u`.
will take care of this for you.

*Warning*: Upgrades to initramfs tend to wipe this file, causing gdm to not
start on the next reboot. This can include any updates installed during
the installation process!

## Touchscreen

Goodix Capacitive TouchScreen (i2c). Needed no configuration

## Wifi

Intel Corporation Wireless 3165 (PCI). Needed no configuration

## Bluetooth

Intel Bluetooth (USB). Needed no configuration

## Speakers

LPE + RT5651. Haven't got these working yet; see headphone section.

## Headphone socket

The HDMI sound driver currently causes PulseAudio to crash; disable it
by adding an entry into modprobe.conf:

blacklist snd_hdmi_lpe_audio

I also need the UCM information for the `bytcr-rt5651` from

From kernel 4.17 jack-detect works properly.

## HDMI audio

Not yet working.

## Accelerometer

MIRAMEMS da280 (i2c). da280 driver works from kernel 4.16 or use
the patch from

Also needed a udev hardware DB entry (or else the vertical
display is flipped):

 ACCEL_MOUNT_MATRIX=1, 0, 0; 0, -1, 0; 0, 0, 1

## USB (both as host and device)

PCI.  It's `xhci` for the host most and `dwc3-pci` as a gadget.

In general, it'll work in whatever mode you boot it in, and won't change
afterwards (affecting charging). There's some support in 4.17 for
mode change - I can seem to change from host to device, but not the
other way.

## Camera

2 x OV2680 (i2c via ISP). Driver's in staging at

## Charging LED

Not yet known. I2C?

## TPM

Not tested

## Suspend

Surprisingly, seems to work fine. However the power button on wake-up tends to immediately sleep
the device again. I set the power button to not sleep to avoid this.