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Decided to see how Arnoldthebats special builds run on my $600 2-in-1 laptop (which most builds wouldn't pick up wifi and can't be set up without that), and man, it works nicely! turns out wifi was the ONLY issue, touchpad AND touchscreen work without hitch. anyone else tried turning a semi-expensive or really expensive laptop into a bit of a tinkerer's Chromebook? it's nice. granted you nowadays have to pull the pepper flash plugin from the Chome deb that matches the version of chromium os running, and Widevine is just about out of the question without additional patches added to the build.
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Eh, this is interesting, but tbh, if I don't win I'll prolly buy the theme down the road.
 
Here is the nice little surprise i mentioned in my previous post!

I'm giving away 40 promo code! (edit, since i wasn't expecting so many reshares, i will increase the promo codes to 80!
10 for each theme (Flux, Flux White - Liv, Liv Dark)

More details about those themes here:
Flux: https://goo.gl/PlbP1M
Flux White: https://goo.gl/T2goFL
Liv: https://goo.gl/Ofpv0o
Liv Dark: https://goo.gl/Ay3cww

What you can do to win a free promo code?
Just share this post with your circles/communities aaand that's it!

The giveaway ends in 4 days on 01/29/2016. After that, i'm gonna lock this post and on 01/30/2016 i'm gonna announce the winners!

The random number generator website is gonna be used for picking the winners!

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Before I run into this, is Wine staging available? Or should I compile it manually? I'm not against compiling it, but I've learned from other distros that the package managers should know about as many other packages as possible. 
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+Duncan Overbruck +Cody Smith staging build option is on by default.
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Good work on at least getting Coreboot to work reasonably on a Bay Trail chromebook, that's more than good enough for me! one question, though, would one be able to install to an external SD card (I know the internel eMMC is inaccessible to SeaBIOS at current)? otherwise, I could always spare another USB stick, I have tons
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I'd  guess that those 2 web sites aren't contributing to this project so why direct link them?
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Just a question before I even attempt to build and install this on my Arch laptop: would this be even close to usable on a touchscreen? I can make due with a mouse, but I'm wanting to know if a touchscreen combined with a keyboard is feasible.
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+Joe Smith alright, I'll remember to do so, tbh, never noticed that button there. XD
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so, looks like the Bay Trail chromebooks haven't been cracked, so the question is: is the source on github or something that I might be able to look at it and see if there's anything I can help with? not that I'm getting impatient, rather I'm looking for something I can get my feet wet (programming-wise) I'm fine with using Crouton, but there's some things one can't do with that setup.
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Tell me, do you know C, and have you prior experience with firmware?
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This might be obvious, but asking anyway. I take it proproetary drivers like Catalyst or nvidia won't work in the shell? Either way my laptop should run this nicely (in theory, it's an Intel based machine GPU and all) 
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Yeah my bad, I was using xwayland on my laptop, ergo having 3d acceleration
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from what I've been reading in the feature plans for Ubuntu gnome 16.04 and Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, sounds like gnome 3.18 will be (for the most part) included, am I too far off on that? 

Also, is it ever too early to get bug reports (and patches where possible) in in a development cycle? Been testing various releases and flavors in in betas at the earliest since around 10.10, but never actually had that second question answered before.
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+Max Wachtel its a gnome-software feature, but shouldnt end up being a problem if ubuntu stick with software updater. However updating some of the core GNOME components (like gdm) during a running session is becoming problematic, and can cause problems like broken lock screen authentication etc.
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This band actually isn't too bad, even for one formed mainly for Lego products.
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Just had to share this, it's priceless
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they may not base the shell on gnome, BUT they use gtk3 and other gnome parts, I'm willing to bet that one of those gnome parts is where the scaling issue is. This is a relatively easy thing to fix, just gotta modify a setting in gconf. BUT, you're going about this wrong, you're being insanely nitpicky. You need to go about things like this in a unbiased way, you're being biased as fuck. >.>
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