ChromiumOS Special Build – R50-7881

Update 06/03/16 – Dev server updates are now available. To update from older builds (post version R46-7323), just go to ‘About Chromium OS’ and click on ‘Check for and apply updates’.


New Special Builds out today! Apologies for the epic delay in getting this released.

Download 64 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R50-7881.0-Special.7z

Download 32 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R50-7881.0-Special.7z

Fixes:

  • None – Maintenance Release

Enhancements

  • R50 Chromium Release
  • Google Drive Integration
  • Improved Linux Firmware Support as per https://gitweb.gentoo.org/repo/gentoo.git/tree/sys-kernel/linux-firmware/linux-firmware-20150812.ebuild. This will be updated to the latest build (20151207) on the next version deployment.
  • Improved Wireless support due to disabling APManager

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues



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ChromiumOS Special Build – R48-7549

New Special Builds out today!

Fixes:

  • None – Maintenance Release

Enhancements

  • Google Drive Integration!
  • Improved Wireless support due to disabling APManager
  • Google Apps for Work/Education users now work without hanging at login. I’m unable to test Enterprise Enrolment however for device control so please test and feedback.

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues

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ChromiumOS Special Build – R47-7451

New Special Builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R47-7451.0-Special.7z

Download 32 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R47-7451.0-Special.7z

Download 64 bit USB build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R47-7451.0.U-Special.7z

Download 32 bit USB build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R47-7451.0.U-Special.7z

Fixes:

  • None – Maintenance Release

Enhancements

  • Dev Server updates are now compiled in at build time.

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues

Synaptics drivers are still the default for touchpad as per my previous post. CMT is proving challenging to get working on all devices currently without a myriad of config files!

In addition, I need to do some additional tidying to make the builds more portable across build servers. Ill be doing this prior to bug fixing for the next build.

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VirtualBox Vanilla Builds

Ill be retiring the vanilla VirtualBox VDI builds toward the end of September.

The reason is the builds have had a lack of graphics support for some time now so aren’t really workable. I wont remove the builds until they age out automatically however, so feel free to download as needed since the OS still boots and the network will connect.

Special Build deployments with VirtualBox/VMware graphics support will be coming ‘soon’!

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ChromiumOS Special Build – R46-7323

New special builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R46-7323.0-Special.7z

Download 32 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R46-7323.0-Special.7z

New Features:

Updateable USB versions. No need to install to your hard drive anymore since Dev Server updates should now work direct to USB drive! These should start to work from the next special build deployment onwards.

Download 64 bit USB build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R46-7323.0.U-Special.7z

Download 32 bit USB build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R46-7323.0.U-Special.7z

Fixes:

None – Maintenence Release

Known Issues:

Synaptics drivers are still the default so whilst these work well, I’ll need to port to CMT soon for OS based support so users can change settings. This means that in settings, the keyboard and mouse are seen as not detected (but still work fine).

Other News:

Dev Server updates are available as per http://arnoldthebat.co.uk/wordpress/2015/07/11/dev-server-now-available-for-special-builds/ .

In addition, stateful updates are working again for the special builds but currently rely on a little editing. In order to fix for now, please update your /etc/lsb-release to reflect the changes below from shell after you have successfully updated your build and prior to reboot

sudo su
mount -o remount, rw /
vi /etc/lsb-release
For amd64 builds
CHROMEOS_DEVSERVER=http://chromebld.arnoldthebat.co.uk:9080
CHROMEOS_AUSERVER=http://chromebld.arnoldthebat.co.uk:9080/update

For x86 builds

CHROMEOS_DEVSERVER=http://chromebld.arnoldthebat.co.uk:9090
CHROMEOS_AUSERVER=http://chromebld.arnoldthebat.co.uk:9090/update

Then type the following and reboot once completed.

sudo stateful_update

I’ll be looking to hardcode the dev server end points for the next special build update so that only an optional stateful_update command is needed.

As ever, please test and feedback!

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Dev Server now available for special builds

Dev servers are now available to update ChromiumOS special builds. Starting at version R45-7216, both x86 and amd64 versions are available.

Please test and feedback!

To update, get to command prompt (Ctrl-Alt-T), then enter shell as normal. Then issue the following commands:

For amd64 builds

update_engine_client --update --omaha_url=http://chromebld.arnoldthebat.co.uk:9080/update

For x86 builds

update_engine_client --update --omaha_url=http://chromebld.arnoldthebat.co.uk:9090/update

As ever, this update will overwrite any customisations you may have done (such as flash and API_KEYs). Please backup beforehand!

Happy updating!

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ChromiumOS Special Build – R45-7216

New special builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R45-7216.0-Special.7z

Download 32 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R45-7216.0-Special.7z

Fixes:

Known Issues:

  • Synaptics drivers are still the default so whilst these work well, Ill need to port to CMT soon for OS based support so users can change settings. This means that in settings, the keyboard and mouse are seen as not detected (but still work fine)
  • Dev Server update support coming soon.

Please test and feedback!

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ChromiumOS Special Build – R44-7015

New special builds out today with built in Broadcom Support!!!

Download 64 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R44-7015.0-Special.7z

Download 32 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R44-7015.0-Special.7z

Notable changes:

  • 64 & 32 bit builds
  • 3.19.3 kernel
  • R44 codebase – new material design
  • Working Touchpad (should include ElanTouch but not tested)
  • Working Webcam/Audio (Linux UVC)
  • Working Hangouts
  • Working Broadcom wireless – should work with all cards noted here.
  • Working Intel wireless (iwlwifi)
  • Working Bluetooth
  • SD Card Support
  • Radeon/Intel Graphics Support
  • NVIDIA support (untested)
  • Suspend/resume works.

Tested with Dell Studio 1555, Studio 1535 Laptops and Thinkpad S230U

Radeon Graphics testing covers: HD 3450/3470/4350/4370/545v)

Intel Graphics testing covers up to Gen 3 cards only.

Known Issues

  • Intel Gen 4+ cards wont work yet
  • Touchscreen does seem to work very nicely (Thinkpad) but currently disables the touchpad!

Certain Atheros  and Realtek wireless are also built into the kernel. These are not tested so feel free to feed back on how your testing goes.

Both of these builds will provide the base for additional WiFi support. These subsequent builds will also be available via Dev Server update when completed.

Happy Testing!

 

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