BlissRoms-x86 repo. Ubuntu-4.10.0-5.7-blissified has most of the Cherry
too. I am still tracking more down and slowly building them both up. You
Post by Henri Koivuneva
Good news that it works!
The Android version of Linux kernel is so different from mainline Linux
that it simply cannot work. There are many things specific to Android in it
so that's why it isn't "plug and play".
However, if the patches he has applied to his linuxium kernel, then built
it and shared, are available somewhere in .patch files, anyone could apply
them to the Android-x86 kernel. I've tried asking him for the patches a few
times but he doesn't even reply. Sure, he links to a GitHub repo where his
modified kernel resides, but the patches aren't available there, at least
they weren't when I last checked in December I think.
So if anyone can get the patches that he uses and send them here, I could
make you a test build with them for Android-x86 Nougat/Bliss-x86/LineageOS
x86. Then if everything works and the patches don't break stuff for other
devices, we can ask the Android-x86 developers to merge them too!
1. The patches aren't merged into mainline kernel (from where they come
down to Android-x86 eventually) for some reason
2. OR they're not available as standalone patch files which we can use to
patch the kernel ourselves
For example when someone creates a patch that will be added to mainline
kernel, it'll still take quite a while to get there because it needs
verification, testing, review etc. so a patch made now might get to kernel
4.12 or so.
Last year I spent some months tracking down different patches from
mailing lists etc and applied them with both patch files and manual
editing, we got some stuff working, but not even near enough and it also
took a lot of time because of the need to find the fixes, manually find the
correct rows in the code, copy over the new stuff, build and test, see that
something went wrong, go through the code again, build again, etc... I
built myself a fast PC for also this purpose so full clean builds now take
about 40 minutes to complete, making the whole process faster.
So if you or anyone else can find and share the patch files used in that
linuxium Ubuntu kernel it would be great! Then we could have bigger
possibilities of getting Android-x86 for bay trail and maybe cherry trail
working better. That would also mean that the fixes and additions could be
added to Android-x86 itself, thus letting many more people enjoy the great
stuff this amazing project brings. Chuwi tablets etc would get a whole new
Somewhat off-topic: Ubuntu 17.04 with kernel 4.10 is the FIRST Linux ever
that has booted straight away with no hacking needed on my PC (due to
NVIDIA cards like now GTX 1080). It's incredible what the open source
community can do.
Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.