[kwlug-disc] Nexus7/Installation - Ubuntu Wiki

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 10:07:57 EST 2013


My impression (based on what people have said in videos and Q&As and not
much more): It's using the Android kernel and drivers, but not much more
from Android land.

My take: Nexus devices may very well run it fine. Handset manufacturers who
rolled their own kernel or are using binary blobs, not so much. A better
yardstick than "if it runs Android..." is probably "if you can install
Cyanogen, you can install Ubuntu."

Darcy.


On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 9:25 AM, L.D. Paniak
<ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>wrote:

>  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>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
>>>> _________________
>>>> Twitter: rarsamx
>>>> http://rarsa.blogspot.com/
>>>> An eclectic collection of random thoughts
>>>>
>>>>   ------------------------------
>>>> *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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