Playing with Fedora kernel on GNOME tablet

GNOME tablets are not much popular, as there is no officially supported devices are available. However, there are a lot of efforts oriented towards this goal. One notable project is fedlet, a Fedora remix for some specific tablets.

GNOME blogs has published an article, which revisits the experience of a GNOME developer with a ASUS T100TA. He installed latest version fedlet in this tablet and he explains how he managed to install a custom made Fedora kernel in this device.

As Pa Bailey might have put it, it’s deep in the race to want to run GNOME on your tablet. At last year’s Libre Graphics Meeting in Toronto, pippin displayed GNOME on his Lenovo MIIX 3 Bay Trail device. A few months later I was able to pick up an ASUS T100TA with similar specs (if not as elegant) for a good discount. Adam Williamson’s latest Fedlet release was days old at the time, and I installed it.

I’ve been through the Fedlet installation three times, the second and third installs necessitated by some newfound inherent skill at rendering the device unusable. The installation is nerve-wracking on account of some missing or invisible buttons in Anaconda, so I’d rather upgrade than re-install. The processor supports 64-bit Linux with 32-bit UEFI, but at this point I’m happy with the 32-bit kernel. (The experience of local LUG members suggests the Debian multiarch installer will address the 32-bit UEFI while installing a 64-bit system, but a brand new Ubuntu installer will not.)
See complete article in GNOME blogs.

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