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Hardware Support #2978

linux-libre-chromebook C201 support status

bill-auger - 22 days ago - . Updated 22 days ago.

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feature
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re: forum thread https://labs.parabola.nu/boards/17/topics/330 - this is to be a proper tracking ticket for on-going work toward stabilizing support for the chromebook C201

we would like to support the C201, but currently none of the parabola devs own one; so we need people to volunteer to use it regularly, and report any problems - a few have volunteered already - i have subscribed them to this ticket

  • mai
  • Time4Tea
  • BlockHtK
  • CBotulinum
  • nuclearkev (#dragora IRC)

it currently has its own wiki article
https://wiki.parabola.nu/Computers/Asus_Chromebook_C201

because this computer is capable of booting parabola with libreboot, it is deemed to be highly desirable from a software/hardware freedom perspective, and should be designated with high-priority support status - the eventual goal is to add it to the short list of well-supported "Recommended ARM Computers"; but it is not clear at this time, if it it still working
https://wiki.parabola.nu/Computers/Recommended_ARM_Computers

that list is related to ticket #2866

History

#1

Updated by oaken-source 22 days ago

last time I tried it, the parabola arm version worked out of the box on the C201. However, this device is increadibly fiddly to work with. I recall some weird issues with the boot loader, but once you got it booting, it was solid.

#2

Updated by bill-auger 22 days ago

the most common problem i remember was the graphics, showing only a white screen

#3

Updated by bill-auger 22 days ago

for reference, i have collected the previous issues and discussions related to the C201

the original ticket, which got it working:
https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/1965

the second ticket, which got it working again, after it broke:
https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/2372

various others:
https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/2158
https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/2161
https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/2261
https://labs.parabola.nu/boards/5/topics/297
https://labs.parabola.nu/boards/17/topics/330

#4

Updated by oaken-source 22 days ago

bill-auger wrote:

the most common problem i remember was the graphics, showing only a white screen

the white screen was an indicator for a boot failure

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