[kwlug-disc] Nexus7/Installation - Ubuntu Wiki

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Thu Nov 15 10:43:34 EST 2012


Well, I took the plunge and picked up a Nexus 7 (16GB) which I promptly
reflashed to Ubuntu 12.10 according to the instructions below.  It was
an effortless process which left the device with a 7" Unity desktop,
touch screen and a soft keyboard.  It behaves exactly the same as the PC
desktop and is just as functional modulo some issues with clicking on
buttons that are now just large enough to see.  Package management works
and has a surprisingly large number of apps ready to go for the
ARM-hardfloat arch.  Wifi works well as does USB expansion (ethernet and
disk) with the appropriate OTG cable.  Performance is slower than the
native Android but reasonable (seems to be a little short on RAM).

There are a few bugs that pop up - the system doesn't appear to react to
screen "clicks" from time to time.  These are cleared with a quick
reboot.  Some tailoring for the small form-factor is going to be needed
as well.

Also today, I came across Ubuntu for Android. 

http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/android/features-and-specs

Looks like Canonical wants Ubuntu to be the killer app for Android.  
Given the way 12.10 runs natively on the Nexus 7 hardware, it should not
be a stretch.




On 11/01/2012 05:13 PM, Chamunks Arkturus wrote:
> I think that if I we're you since it seems that no one's responded to
> this I'd check out the bugtracker.
>  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-nexus7
>  
>
>
> On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 7:45 PM, L.D. Paniak
> <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com <mailto:ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>>
> wrote:
>
>     Has anyone out there tried this?
>
>     https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation
>
>     Apparently it is a development project at this point, but the reported
>     bugs do not include the terms "initrd", "soft lock" nor even "wifi" so
>     it might not be too bad...
>
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