The GPD Win

The GPD Win is a PC in a gaming handheld form factor by GPD.

Installation

Startup Hotkeys

  • Access the firmware by pressing Del on a keyboard
  • Boot on a USB media by choosing it in the "Save & Exit"/"Boot Override" section of the firmware.

OpenSUSE installation

Get an openSUSE Leap 42.2 or openSUSE Tumbleweed DVD image and make a bootable USB drive out of it. Avoid live system images, the desktop may not work.

To compensate for the portrait screen put in landscape mode, you'll have to edit the kernel commands. In GRUB press e on the command you want to boot and at the end of the kernel line add the video=efifb and fbcon=rotate:1 parameters, this will help getting the screen in landscape mode most of the time.

Unfortunately during the installation process the screen won't be correctly rotated, it will be the same when using the display manager.

Hardware support on the GPD Win

Feature Status

Markup

untested

<: #80ff80> untested

not working

<: #ff8080> not working

needs work

<: #ffcc50> needs work

work in progress

<: #c0ffc0> work in progress

working

<: #80ff80> working

Feature

Reference

Notes

EFI

Secure Boot

Graphics card

Intel HD Graphics (Cherryview)

Works

Screen rotation

Works with fbcon=rotate:1, GDM isn't correctly rotated, see #1

Brightness

Works with some patches, see #1, #2

HDMI output

Works

Internal MMC

Works

SD card reader

Works

Volume buttons

Works with some patches, see #1, #2

Mono speaker

Cherry Trail chtrt5645

Outputs only the left channel instead of a mix of all channels

Headphones

Cherry Trail chtrt5645

Mostly works with some patches, see #1

Microphone

Cherry Trail chtrt5645

Doesn't work

Power Off/Reboot

Works

Suspend

Repeatedly enter and leave suspend state every few seconds, works with the brightness and volume buttons patches

Lid switch

Works

Battery

Works with some patches, see #1

Wi-Fi

Works once this file is at /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac4356-pcie.txt, see #1

Bluetooth

Accelerometer

Works with some patches, see #1

Touchscreen

Works

Keyboard

Works

Trackpoint

Works

Generic gamepad

Works

Xbox 360 gamepad

Works

Thanks to Hans de Goede and Takashi Iwai for their work on making this device work well with Linux.

See Getting Linux to run properly on the GPDwin on Hans' blog for more information.

AdrienPlazas/GPDWin (last edited 2017-04-27 14:17:02 by AdrienPlazas)