Heads up Linx & Lamina owners - I got some interesting stuff for you!
Windows 10 Fall Update (1511) is out
Microsoft has just released the 1st major update to Windows 10. It does not offer much new to the user experience, but there are some interesting changes. Also, the update was not problem free on 7" Linx/Lamina, as it seemed to remove or disable the G-sensor driver. I had to re-install the Kionix driver, re-apply the registry patch and then reboot.
One interesting new feature what the 1511 delivers is the memory compression. This is a completely new memory management feature (has been available in Linux for ages and is used in Android phones), which applies a compresison algorithm (like. zip file) to portion of the RAM memory, if it is running low. The idea of this approach is that the compression should be faster than swapping data from the RAM to the mass storage drive. Memory compression could potentially be very good for Linx/Lamina tablets, as they have low 1GB RAM, slow mass memory, but plenty of CPU horse power, thanks to the Intel Atom. In theory your tablet after the update should perform better under heavy memory load.
Use HP Stream 7 drivers on Linx/Lamina 7"
Unlike the vendor of Linx/Lamina, the Hewlett Packard company is officially supporting WIndows 10 for their low end Stream 7 tablet. What is interesting that the Stream 7 is apparently based on the same board as Linx/Lamina 7 is. You have the Goodix touch, Kionix G-sensor, Realtek WiFi and so forth. So now we have drivers that should actually be tested by HP.
Download HP Stream 7 drivers
I have not had the chance to extensively test these, but here are couple of findings:
- The Kionix G-sensor driver is 90-degrees off. Applying the .reg patch from the old driver pack did not help. I believe the orientation could be corrected by registry parameters, so if anyone has them please post here!
- The Realtek RTL8723BS driver is at version 3008.11.515.2015
So check them our and give me your comments/feedback on these? It would be easy to make a new driver pack out of these HP versions and currently that even seems like a good idea. Only the G-sensor coordinates need fixing.