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Re: Supported hybrid PC/tablet computers

On 05/01/2015 02:14 PM, Nicolas George wrote:

I wrote some time ago:
I would like to know if some people here have accurate knowledge on the
prospect of running Debian on low- and middle-end hybrid PC/tablet
computers, like Asus Transformer or Acer Aspire Switch that sell for
250-500 EUR around here?

Since no answer came, I took a risk and bought a Lenovo Miix 3-1030, mostly
because of the better resolution (1920×1200 instead of the usual 1366×768).

The good news is: the touchscreen is supported by Linux. The video
controller works well too with Free drivers, this is an Intel controller.

But it stops there. No wifi, no sound, no webcam. Not just unsupported:
invisible. Nothing on lspci, nothing on lsusb. And not a rfkill thing either

According to the OEM windows, the devices are accessed trough I2C, ACPI (?)
and SDIO (???). I do not know how these technologies work, I do not know how
to explore them.

If someone has experience with that kind of technology, I would appreciate a
little help.

In the meantime, I have written a web page to summarize what I could get


I hope some of these frowny faces can become smily and that it may help
people later.


My significant other has been looking wistfully at those devices, but she really doesn't want to use MS Windows with it. I'm going to go over that page and the links you mentioned this weekend.

In the (probably unlikely) event that I find a way to contribute, I'll do so. I appreciate your efforts and your consideration in making the details available to the community.

Best regards,

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