Yes you can run openMW on chromebook (through crouton linux)

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silentthief
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Yes you can run openMW on chromebook (through crouton linux)

Post by silentthief » 03 Nov 2019, 00:09

A couple of beers and a little persistence and I was able to install openmw on chromebook (through the crouton linux chroot) and it did not fail. Will have to test this to make sure so I have to now install the source files (as in, morrowind itself).

Will keep you all updated, but now if anyone asks this is possible

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davidcernat
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Re: Yes you can run openMW on chromebook (through crouton linux)

Post by davidcernat » 04 Nov 2019, 16:27

Great job! Useful information indeed.

icecream95
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Re: Yes you can run openMW on chromebook (through crouton linux)

Post by icecream95 » 06 Nov 2019, 01:07

This will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel (or AMD) CPU.

For ARM Chromebooks, you will have to dual-boot, and if you're lucky recompile the kernel and Mesa.

If you're unlucky, you will be recompiling the kernel many times, trying 15 blob drivers on a number of github repos until you find one that works, going through all the combinations of options for gl4es, writing elaborate scripts using xdummy, compiling various versions of OSG to find one that doesn't segfault every 15 minutes, reverting commits to OpenMW from 5 years ago and thinking how lucky you are to get 15 fps.

silentthief
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Re: Yes you can run openMW on chromebook (through crouton linux)

Post by silentthief » 06 Nov 2019, 17:06

icecream95 wrote:
06 Nov 2019, 01:07
This will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel (or AMD) CPU.

For ARM Chromebooks, you will have to dual-boot, and if you're lucky recompile the kernel and Mesa.

If you're unlucky, you will be recompiling the kernel many times, trying 15 blob drivers on a number of github repos until you find one that works, going through all the combinations of options for gl4es, writing elaborate scripts using xdummy, compiling various versions of OSG to find one that doesn't segfault every 15 minutes, reverting commits to OpenMW from 5 years ago and thinking how lucky you are to get 15 fps.
It looks like you know a thing or two about this subject, as I saw your comment on this topic - viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5988&start=10

Yes, it does look like it would be a difference with ARM chromebooks, which I would think means that the setup would be more like on android than through linux. I am not an expert on android setup though, I was able to use crouton with linux with minimal issues

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icecream95
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Re: Yes you can run openMW on chromebook (through crouton linux)

Post by icecream95 » 06 Nov 2019, 23:41

silentthief wrote:
06 Nov 2019, 17:06
Yes, it does look like it would be a difference with ARM chromebooks, which I would think means that the setup would be more like on android than through linux. I am not an expert on android setup though, I was able to use crouton with linux with minimal issues

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Setup is more similar to the RPi, except that the non-free drivers from the SoC vendors are really hard to get working properly.

Recently, it's become a lot easier on some chromebooks, as they have reverse-engineered GPU drivers in Mesa, which Just Work™.

Some chromebooks do support running Android apps, so that could be a way of installation for them.

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