[kwlug-disc] Nexus7/Installation - Ubuntu Wiki

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Fri Jan 11 09:25:48 EST 2013


Interesting.  This will answer the question of just how
close-to-metal(plastic?) the Ubuntu Phone OS is.  From what you say, it
sounds more like an application.

The Ubuntu Nexus 7 image is a standalone firmware image based on the
Android kernel for the Tegra3 processor.  I would be surprised if it ran
on any non-Tegra3  hardware like the Nexus S.  With a pile of work, you
might be able to get it to run on something like this:

http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/HTC-One-x-Plus/#specs

I, for one, am looking forward to the unification of the Linux ARM universe.

On 01/11/2013 09:01 AM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> 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
> <mailto: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
>     <mailto: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>
>>         <mailto: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
>>         <mailto: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
>>             _________________
>>             Twitter: rarsamx
>>             http://rarsa.blogspot.com/
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>>              
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>>             *From:* L.D. Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
>>             <mailto:ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>>
>>             *To:* KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
>>             <mailto: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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