Yesterday Acer announced convertible Chromebook R13, first MediaTek powered Chromebook. With AArch64 cpu cores. And PowerVR GPU. As it was in the evening I did not notice PowerVR part and got excited. Finally some AArch64 Chromebook which people will be able to
Debian wiki has a section named “Debian On” where users can describe how to install Debian on any hardware. And there are several pages about Chromebooks. It is great idea but how it is done is far from being great.
During weekend I was in Puck, Poland at small conference called “Zimowisko linuksowe” (Linux winter camp) where I had a talk called “Dlaczego moje urządzenie nie jest obsługiwane przez dystrybucje” (Why my device is not supported by distributions). In talk
After several recompilations I finally got what I wanted on my Chromebook. Clean and easy way of booting own kernel. Now situation is clean and easy: power on Chromebook ChromeOS U-Boot from SPI flash starts white screen of warning appears
Now when mainline kernel boots fine on Samsung ARM Chromebook I think that it is a time for me to end my work on Ubuntu support for this device. Those few who use Ubuntu 13.04 or later: nothing will change for
Olof Johannson wrote on Google+ how to get mainline kernel booting on Samsung ARM Chromebook. As mine returned from repair with new speakers and bottom cover I decided to take a look. With chainloaded U-Boot and just standard “exynos_defconfig” build