alsa-sof-firmwareneeded to be installed into dom0 to get any sound cards recognised at all (not anybody’s fault. Tiger Lake CPUs are still relatively new)
- The display needed to be configured with custom EDID (https://www.reddit.com/r/gpdwin/comments/ik3dje/gpd_win_max_display_fix_in_linux/)
- Runs the latest 4.1 release release candidate perfectly. No modifications needed to be made to the default install
- The touchscreen and display’s default orientation is sideways to the position of the keyboard (I have a feeling the screen is identical to an iPad Mini display, and they’ve just repurposed it), so the GRUB menu, Plymouth boot screen, and login screen are all sideways. I have fixed it with an XFCE login script (attached below), but I’m still working on rotating GRUB and Plymouth.
- Qubes OS with a touchscreen is a lot more awesome that you might think! (I’m going to look for an x86 tablet now…)
- The built-in keyboard and trackpad, 2x USB A ports, 2xUSB-C ports are each on their own separate USB bus, which is nice. The built-in Xbox 360 controller, however, is with the 2 USB-A ports (which doubles as a pointer device). A
sys-usbqube is definitely possible.
- Interesting quirk when closing the lid. It sleeps immediately. When opening the lid, the display turns on immediately, everything powers up, but then the entire system hangs for 1-2 minutes (it’s like the Scroll Lock key was pressed, that’s the best way I can describe it), before coming back to life. (I know because I watch the xscreensaver blue bar stay still for 1-2 minutes, before it suddenly starts going down, and I can move the mouse again). Not sure how to fix this, but to be honest, I haven’t really looked…
- The display does some weird things sometimes. I try to avoid changing it’s resolution, because I then get tearing and…well…google image search “GPD Win Max display linux” and you’ll see what I mean
- The internal keyboard (like most laptop keyboards) has things like volume, screen brightness, keyboard backlight control, etc. Fn + F1 acts as volume mute toggle. HOWEVER, when pressed, it makes Qubes OS mute and unmute the volume rapidly for about 2-3 seconds, and then kills the keyboard input (you can click on VM windows, but you cannot type in them, nor can you interact with anything in XFCE). It’s baked into the keyboard’s firmware, so you just have to make sure you don’t press Fn + F1. XFCE muting works without any issue (by clicking on it), just not Fn + F1.
More to be filled in later…
Qubes-HCL-GPD-G1619_03-20211104-201700.yml (912 Bytes)
Bash script to fix GPD Win Max display on login (will do nothing on boot, as X11 isn’t running yet…)
#!/bin/sh #Rotate display 90 degrees right with 1280x800 resolution xrandr --newmode "800x1280_60.06" 68.500 800 816 832 880 1280 1283 1285 1296 -HSync -VSync xrandr --addmode DSI1 "800x1280_60.06" xrandr --output DSI1 --mode "800x1280_60.06" --rotate right #Rotate touchscreen 90 degress right xinput set-prop "pointer:Goodix Capacitive TouchScreen" --type=float 177 0 1 0 -1 0 1 0 0 1 #Map touchscreen to internal display only xinput map-to-output "pointer:Goodix Capacitive TouchScreen" DSI1
I’m working on a
udev rule to make this script run whenever a display is added/removed, otherwise the touchscreen is mapped to all displays combined.