Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.9 and many websites published summaries what’s new in it. One of common entries is support for ChromeOS laptops. But what that means for Samsung ARM Chromebook users?
Let’s start with Kernel Newbies summary which lists 5 commits:
- Platform: x86: Add Chrome OS Laptop driver
- Platform: x86: chromeos_laptop – Add Acer C7 trackpad
- Platform: x86: chromeos_laptop – Add HP Pavilion 14
- Platform: x86: chromeos_laptop – Add Pixel Touchscreen
- Platform: x86: chromeos_laptop – Add Taos tsl2583 device
None of them are for ARM Chromebook. But that does not mean that nothing was done for it. Touchpad driver was merged, many Exynos platform changes were made but yeah — still lot to do.
But that’s a curse of ARM platforms…
UPDATE: Arnd Bermann wrote a comment on my Google+ post that Olof Johansson has “linux-next” bootable on ARM Chromebook. YAY!
UPDATE: I got ChromeOS 3.8 kernel running on my Chromebook. Needs some testing and then will land in “saucy” as default one probably.