We are pleased to announce Flint OS for PC v0.3! It’s been a busy few months for us with new releases for the Raspberry Pi and the Asus Tinker board and now a new PC release! The highlights of the release are below.
If Wi-Fi isn’t working on your machine (it happens on some Macbook Pro and Mac Mini) you can try running the command:
switch2wl from the console by pressing
Fn+Ctrl+Alt+F2 on some machines including Apple Mac). If you are not familiar with the console, you can run this in the friendlier “Crosh Shell”, by pressing
Ctrl+Alt+t in Chromium browser. This will activate alternate broadcom drivers. After running the script the system will restart and hopefully Wi-Fi will be working upon reboot.
Some important news to note regarding our future PC builds, going forward we will be dropping support for
X11 in the graphics stack in favour of
Freon which is used by the upstream Chromium project.
Recently in R56 of Chromium and above the
X11 graphics stack has been removed from the upstream code which requires us to backport large legacy code to ensure we can continue to use
X11. This is extremely time consuming and we believe the situation will only become more complicated. By moving to
Freon it will mean that Flint OS will no longer support all major graphics chips – espeically legacy ones. However by doing this we can focus on building out of the feature set of Flint OS and operate as close to the latest Chromium releases as possible.
08 APR 2017
13 MAR 2017