ALARM on Samsung ARM Chromebook

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Re: ALARM on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Postby WarheadsSE » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:36 pm

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Re: ALARM on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Postby sinc » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:52 pm

So, I replaced my Chromebook's screen with an IPS panel, the LP116WH4(SL)(N2). Viewing angles, contrast, color reproduction, etc are all significantly improved. For more details and pictures, I made a long post about it here.
Here's a quick picture of the viewing angles:
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Re: ALARM on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Postby jacobopantoja » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:39 pm

sinc wrote:So, I replaced my Chromebook's screen with an IPS panel, the LP116WH4(SL)(N2). Viewing angles, contrast, color reproduction....


Wow! I was some time ago looking for the Asus Zen Prime panel (11.6" IPS, fullHD) to replace the crappy one of the Chromebook, but I found the physical signaling to be different. I was not aware of another 11.6"!

So this is exciting, as soon as we have a little more money I will definitely resurrect my second (screenless) Chromebook with one of these panels.

Thank you for posting!
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Re: ALARM on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Postby Polichronucci » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:48 pm

Hello all, I just wanted to thank you for the great job with archlinuxarm and the great forum. I have a chromebook as well. I have removed the sticker around the screw and flashed nv-u-boot, I use ratpoison, urxvt, zsh, uzbl, mpd, mplayer(still a bit laggy sometimes), fbdev driver for graphics, distcc. Running great, this pc has become my 24/7 anywhere in town companion, with its 6,5 hour battery life and just 0.9kg weight. I also added an SD card because since you cant easily replace the SSD I was worried about write-wear and put /var, /home and /srv on it, since it can be raplaced easily anytime. Now I have the sd-card 24/7 inside the chromebook, I was a bit woried about the size since it was sticking out so after a quick search I found out that sd card nowadays reside only in the top part of the whole plastick cover, so I cut the card.

This is my story I hope somebody finds it interesting. Thanks again everyone for this great distro. Keep up the good work.
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Re: ALARM on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Postby dhead666 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:28 am

@Polichronucci

http://www.adafruit.com/products/1569
http://dx.com/p/doseen-disk-nifty-minid ... lue-231851

I've got the one from DX and while it a bit difficult to get the uSD out of the adapter it's working great Sandisk 64GB class 10 card.
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Re: ALARM on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Postby Polichronucci » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:29 pm

@dhead666

Thanks for the info. But it requires a Micro SD card, I just cut my BIG ***** SD Card, almost in half.

Thanks again.
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Re: ALARM on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Postby doragasu1 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:24 am

Is there a workaround to avoid the random power on issue? It's extremely annoying to grab the Chromebook you left fully charged one day ago, to find it's hot (because it auto turned on) and the battery is depleted :evil:.

I have found that if you turn it off, then press keys and then turn it on, keys you pressed while the laptop was supposed to be off, appear on the u-boot prompt. But if you power the laptop off by holding 10 seconds the power button, keys do not appear (but unfortunately turning it off this way does not prevent it to randomly turn on anyway).
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Re: ALARM on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Postby WarheadsSE » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:45 pm

It's probably getting bumped in your bag. This is a known annoying issue, even with ChromeOS...
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Re: ALARM on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Postby antonl1911 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:40 am

Hello, guys. Does anyone successfully uses 3.8.11 kernel as described here:
http://malideveloper.arm.com/develop-for-mali/features/graphics-and-compute-development-on-samsung-chromebook/
?

I have several problems: random wifi disconnects, kernel-panics and so on. Also suspend with Xorg loaded leads to total freeze with screen on. After that, kernel hangs during loading with messages related to wifi chip.
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Re: ALARM on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Postby ftravers » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:21 am

I tried to make very explicit instructions for flashing the u-boot,
and running from eMMC on the Arch Wiki:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Samsung_Chromebook_(ARM)#How_to_flash_U-Boot

I pulled the information from strata's post on: "Re: ALARM on Samsung
ARM Chromebook", Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:19 am

http://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=4016&hilit=protect&start=80#p29341

There are some steps I didn't fill out because I was unsure about how
to achieve them. If someone could fill in the gaps that would be
awesome.

ps: I'm not sure if I'm duplicating some other work somewhere else?
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