3E Which OS do you use that works . Linux Windows ?

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    Just a heads up, there is a big batch of these listed again on ebay, guy has 100% feedback.
     
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    The latest re: 3E.

    I did in fact have Linux booting and running the 3E from the hdd.. Then I quit and re-installed 8.1.

    Why? (that's hard (long-winded)to explain) I'll put it this way:
    Every step ahead just brings you to another step.
    1. Boot from Linux and usually you lose the touchscreen, keyboard and touchpad the second you leave the grub menu. antiX17 was the first distro to yield a working keyboard and pad....then MX16.1 and MX17. But not always.

    2. Say you have a working keyboard. So..where's the wireless? Turns out the soldered on Broadcomm wireless needs special handling. O.K. we fix that for the live session.

    3. So we install to hdd. Oops efi! It turns out we are on a 32/64 bit system. Efi requires bootia32.exe to start a 32 bit efi. The distros I used put something like boot64.exe in the system. Shoehorn (pry your way) past that and it may boot but the touchscreen, keyboard, touchpad and wireless don't work.........o.k. maybe the wireless works the second time. Naaaaaarrrgh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4. Now you are up and running but the stylus doesn't work good near the edges. No big deal right? But say the keyboard is dead this time around....how do we shut down? (answer: plug in a USB keyboard is how and hit [Alt]F4.) or hold the orange button down for 14 seconds and start over.)

    5. O.K. say you got all the above working. Where's the cap-lock indicator? How about auto rotate? Ummm Bluetooth is on the wireless card....and probably some other things I didn't think of yet.

    6. What if the reader of this is bull-headed and wants to run Linux from the hdd anyway?....Here's how.

    LEARN TO USE VIRTUAL BOX (I USED ORACLE)
    GET A CLEAN INSTALL OF 8.1 RUNNING
    INSTALL YOUR LINUX DISTRO TO THE VIRTUAL BOX WITH A DESKTOP LINK AND..
    ENJOY YOUR TABLET.

    (The desktop will open with the functional 8.1 tool-bar visible. Auto-rotate works, wireless works and I seem to remember the caplock pop-up working) Neat! I turn off Windows auto update "just because".

    7. Should I buy one? YES! Cheapest two piece tablet of this quality on the market. +- $65.00. USB 3.0. Feather-light and extremely tough...they were designed for education (kids).

    Field notes: I use classic shell on mine, most of the start-up gui's are disabled. Machine boots to classic shell. [Shift][Super-key] goes to 8.1 menus. [Super-key] returns to classic shell. This has a small ssd hdd so I have a micro-SD (64Gb) in one of mine. (1 of 4)
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Sounds like my attempts to deal with frustration at work.
     
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    UNCNDL1 Notebook Evangelist

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    Great write-up Lefty, thanks!
    I feel the same way and appreciate your comments.


    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
     
  6. safn1949

    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/222898199258?ul_noapp=true

    price drop to $45 + $14 shipping. The only reason he is at 98% is he took 14 days to ship and never issued a refund he said he would to me. Other then that, I'm on the 3E I bought from him right now.
     
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