Leave it up to the keyboard tap dancer Joaquín Ignacio Aramendía (Samsagax) to add fan controller functionality to devices outside of the OneXPlayer Mini. In addition to the Mini, the Mini PRO is now also supported. The AOKZOE has support as well! Both devices are powered by the Ryzen 6800U. Still no news on Intel-based devices. The patch has been submitted for review. In the meantime, if you own either of these devices, you can compile the driver from source.
Some good news for those of you who have a OneXPlayer (at least, if you own the AMD variant). The sensor driver for monitoring and controlling the fan speed will now be merged with kernel 6.2. This is thanks in no small part to Joaquín Ignacio Aramendía (Samsagax), one of the ChimeraOS contributors. Previously, you had to build the driver from source, but in a few months' time, once kernel 6.
Thanks to the ChimeraOS team, a new feature has recently been merged into GameScope: the –force-orientation option. Basically, what this allows users to do is to force the screen orientation via the command line when they’re using GameScope. A common problem that PC handhelds face – albeit for the Deck – is that the screen is in portrait mode rather than in landscape. With this merge, this problem can now be fixed with:
If you happen to own the AMD varient of the OneXPlayer Mini, you may have wanted to be able to control the fan. Well, that’s now a reality thanks to this driver. Building, installing, and usage instructions are provided. Note that this will not work on the Intel version until the developer gets “the correct EC registers to read/write to.” Special thanks to Samsagax from the ChimeraOS team for this driver.
One of the contributers for the ChimeraOS distribution got in touch with me yesterday and sent a link to his GitHub project: xPlayerOS. This is a couple of bash scripts to help those who have an Intel-based Onexplayer handheld get everything they need to get set up and running on Linux. The README mentions the script was specifically tested on Pop!_OS 21.10, but it should theoretically work across any Ubuntu-based distro, and maybe even Debian.