[Mesa-users] chromebook compatibility
amberlauer at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 12:40:26 EDT 2019
I can report that the current chrome OS linux beta system works easily with
ssh, but has no X-window capabilities without some modification, which I
don't have time to try right now. I may get to it in the future, as with
anything there is a vibrant community of modders so the resources are
there. There also appear to be various mods to get docker and virtualbox
working but they are not officially supported and so attempting them is
fairly risky. However, there seemed to be murmers that docker might be
officially supported in the future. Even if one were to get it working,
local interaction with the linux container file system seems to be limited
or non-existent. I'm currently tracking that down.
I recently switched from an ipad which I primarily used for notetaking, to
a chromebook with a built in stylus. That is really the only thing I use it
for, but the linux beta system got me interested and so I poked around,
with the assumption that these may become more popular in the future. I
assume the question will come up at some point, so I just wanted to report
the results of my cursory investigation. ssh is the only option right now,
and it's a very limited one.
On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 12:39 PM amber lauer <amberlauer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Great point. I'm mostly thinking of the Chromebooks that have the Intel
> core i3-5-7 processors. Regardless of architecture, I think the rest are
> too under powered to run MESA. The basic Linux beta subsystem on these new
> tabs would probably be sufficient and compatible for ssh for those that are
> running MESA remotely. Though they probably won't have the capability to
> tunnel X-window. So no pgplot. I know the high end pixel books could be
> dual booted anyway. Not sure about these new ones.
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 11:51 PM Jon Brase <jon.brase at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm not so much an expert on MESA, but from a general computing
>> perspective I have one question for you and one for the rest of the list
>> that should help determine how likely you are to run into trouble.
>> For you: What Chromebook model are you planning on using?
>> For everybody else: MESA specifies that it requires a 64-bit processor,
>> but are there any dependencies on x86 specifically? If there are no
>> intentional dependencies, has MESA been tested on anything other than x86?
>> Some Chromebooks (not all) use ARM processors, which may end up being an
>> issue for Amber if MESA is (by design or because of a bug that hasn't been
>> exposed in testing) not portable across architectures.
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: amber lauer via Mesa-users <mesa-users at lists.mesastar.org>
>> Date: 4/23/2019 14:24 (GMT-06:00)
>> To: MESA List <mesa-users at lists.mesastar.org>
>> Subject: [Mesa-users] chromebook compatibility
>> I know this is a longshot but has anyone tried to get MESA working on the
>> new chromebook beta linux (not clean install)? Most chromebooks are probaly
>> too underpowered to run MESA, but some of the google branded ones are
>> pretty high end.
>> Amber Lauer
>> Postdoctoral Researcher
>> Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab
>> Duke University
>> amber.lauer at tunl.duke.edu <amber.lauer at duke.edu>
> Amber Lauer
> Postdoctoral Researcher
> Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab
> Duke University
> amber.lauer at tunl.duke.edu <amber.lauer at duke.edu>
Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab
amber.lauer at tunl.duke.edu <amber.lauer at duke.edu>
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