This year I have the chance to attend GUADEC, the gnome user and developer conference in Europe. I am very much looking forward to it. This will be my vaccation this year. I surely hope Karlsruhe is up to it.
So I've been running Fedora 24 on my laptop for a bit and its not as nice as I would have hoped.
First of all, Fedora was no longer under the impression that my device had a touchpad, which it most certainly does. This problem was fixed by moving from the GNOME X-session to the Wayland session. With Wayland, Chrome isn't maximized when it starts even though it thinks it is, but thats just a minor issue. the main problem is that with Wayland, my system no longer recognizes any but the native resolution of my display panel. This is, in itself, not a problem. But any attached projector is also only recognized with its native resolution, leading to the inability to clone the display across both the panel and the projector since they no longer have any resolution in common.
So now I can decide between using my touchpad or a projector.
Flashing the CHIP
from Fedora using the Chrome Flashing plugin
is only a little bit different from using Ubuntu.
We still have to add the user to the dialout group, to allow accessing the device
from the user's context (without root).
sudo usermod -a -G dialout $(logname)
If you're doing arduino-programming, you might already be member of the dialout-group.
This can be checked with the groups command. If dialout is mentioned,
then you can skip this step and also the re-logging.
Then we need to create a file /etc/udev/rules.d/70-allwinner.rules with the following content:
This links the CHIP to a location that the Flasher can identify. If you're doing
other Allwinner-Flashing (I think the OrangePi does have a similar chip),
you might run into problems here. But if you allready do,
you probably know whether you're affected or not.
Finally, one needs to reload the udev-rules with sudo udevadm control --reload-rules
and logout and login again (or reboot), if the dialout group was added this session.
And after that, the flasher should work fine.
I've upgraded one of my machines. The others are soon to follow. One problem I
discovered was that the default Gnome-X-Session does no longer support my touchpad,
disabling tap-to-click for me. Switching to the Wayland session worked very well
and I have yet to hit any glitch.
If you're running Fedora 23 you can easily upgrade to Fedora 24 running the following
console commands. But before that, make sure your system is fully upgraded
and rebooted, especially if you installed some kernel updates.