[kwlug-disc] Nexus7/Installation - Ubuntu Wiki

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 09:01:12 EST 2013


An Ubuntu Phone OS build is supposed to drop Real Soon Now.  All the demos
have been on Galaxy Nexus, but they've said if it runs Android, it should
run Ubuntu.


On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 1:48 AM, Chamunks Arkturus <chamunks at gmail.com>wrote:

> How far do you think this is away from running on a nexus s?
>
>
> On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 10:01 AM, L.D. Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
> > wrote:
>
>>  The "Raring" alpha is now available:
>>
>>
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation#Installing_Ubuntu_13.04_on_Nexus_7
>>
>> Most of the bugs from the 12.10 version appear to have been ironed out
>> and performance is improved.  Sizing the desktop for the amount of
>> available real estate is still an issue, but all in all I find it a useful
>> upgrade.  The amount of flexibility it brings to a rather capable hardware
>> platform is impressive.
>>
>> Next stop:  VNC server
>>
>>
>> On 12/09/2012 09:15 AM, Raul Suarez wrote:
>>
>> And I was impressed of how well it ran. It seems quite "driver complete".
>>
>> If I had a tablet to play I would have left it installed.
>>
>> Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com> <dscassel at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> As I understand it, the intent of this beta release isn't to provide a
>> nice user interface. I gather that's coming. It's to ensure all the
>> underlying hardware-related OS stuff works well on this one reference
>> platform. WiFi, battery life, camera, on screen keyboard, rotation (which
>> is still in progress, apparently), etc...
>>
>> Darcy.
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 11:54 PM, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>>  I did it last week, Installing was a breeze, Instructions to reflash
>>> the stock android also a breeze
>>>
>>>  The good:
>>>  - Great job to make it run, most of what I tested works (I couldn't get
>>> sound) Wifi worked and the browsed worked well.
>>>
>>>  Where it still needs improvement:
>>>  - To slow to be usable
>>> - Font too small
>>>
>>>  Note that this is not the same solution as having Ubuntu and Android
>>> side by side on the device.
>>>
>>>  Raul Suarez
>>>
>>> Technology consultant
>>> Software, Hardware and Practices
>>> _________________
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>>>
>>>   ------------------------------
>>> *From:* L.D. Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>
>>> *To:* KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
>>> *Sent:* Sunday, October 28, 2012 7:45:58 PM
>>> *Subject:* [kwlug-disc] Nexus7/Installation - Ubuntu Wiki
>>>
>>> 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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