Chuwi Minibook X N100

See Also: Teclast F5

Update 2023-12-26

After a few weeks of heavy use

The half-screen after sleep/hibernate/low-power/screen-dim issue is pretty brutal. What would happen is on wakeup the screen would split in two the bottom half would be a blurry mess that seemed to clean up as you typed frantic xrandr commands to try and get it sane. I went so far as to create a hot-key ctrl-alt-f that made the xrandr call I could bang easily sometimes requiring 5 or more tries until the screen was sane. With the installation of the SID kernel (Debian 6.6.8-1 (2023-12-22) x86_64 GNU/Linux) this issue appears to have been resolved.

So I will be updating a few things below, but as of now I am actually happy with this machine running vanilla debian with a number of tweaks. I have *everything* working and the latest kernel from SID seems to have resolved the crazy half-screen pixellation issue.


Hit F7 At the Chuwi Screen

Installing Linux/Debian

Debian 12:

  • Need USB-C / RJ-45
  • Post Install:
  • Enable bookworm-backports
    • deb bookworm-backports main non-free-firmware non-free
      deb-src bookworm-backports main non-free-firmware non-free
    • apt-get update
    • apt-get install linux-image-6.5.0-0.deb12.1-amd64
      • This fixes Wifi and Bluetooth with patch below.
  • Grub
    • fbcon=rotate:1
    • i915.enable_psr=0 – Might be irrelevant with 6.8
  • SDDM
    • /usr/share/sddm/scripts/Xsetup
      • xrandr –output DSI-1 –rotate right
  • Kernel
    • Enable backports repo
    • Install linux-image-6.5.x
  • Bluetooth
    • cd /usr/lib/firmware/intel
      • cp ibt-0040-4150.ddc ibt-0040-1050.ddc
      • cp ibt-0040-4150.sfi ibt-0040-1050.sfi
  • ScreenFix
    • /usr/lib/pmutils/sleep.d/99_xrandr
    • #!/bin/sh
      #        Script: /etc/pm/sleep.d/99_xrandr
      #         Title: Cleanup screen / Half-Screen Fix
      # Last Modified: 2023-12-07 22:00:04
      case "$1" in
        suspend|hibernate) : ;;
          export DISPLAY
          xrandr --output DSI-1 --mode 1920x1200
      exit 0

Better Screen Fix

The Debian 6.6.8-1 (2023-12-22) x86_64 GNU/Linux kernel from sid, seems to correct the screen problems

  • Add the sid repo to /etc/apt/sources.list
  • apt-get update
  • apt-get -y install linux-image-6.6.8-amd64
  • Comment out the above enties in sources.list
chuwimini_x_n100.txt · Last modified: 2023-12-26 23:19 by ksadmin
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