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#1 2014-03-19 08:11:07

zetrotrack000
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[Solved] Arch Linux on Tablets

Hi
Is it possible to install arch to Google Nexus 7 or any other similar tablet?

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#2 2014-03-19 08:29:04

Gcool
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Re: [Solved] Arch Linux on Tablets

A quick/simple Google search lead me to this. It seems to be fairly recent/up to date; or if not will at least serve as a starting point.


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#3 2014-03-19 08:43:53

karol
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Re: [Solved] Arch Linux on Tablets

There's https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=168828 but I'm not sure if it's for "similar tablets".

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#4 2014-03-19 09:42:52

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Re: [Solved] Arch Linux on Tablets

I have been working on this https://github.com/crondog/arch-flo Its for the nexus 7 flo but easily adapted to the tegra one if thats what you need

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#5 2014-03-19 11:11:44

zetrotrack000
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Re: [Solved] Arch Linux on Tablets

All these links show that arch is heading towards tablets also and that nice. Thanks guys smile

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#6 2014-03-19 11:16:59

karol
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Re: [Solved] Arch Linux on Tablets

Arch won't head anywhere by itself, somebody has to write and maintain the code ;P
I'm not sure how many people are doing that, compared to people focused on x86 and PCs.

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#7 2014-03-19 11:52:21

crondog
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Re: [Solved] Arch Linux on Tablets

It doesn't have to head very far as it is mostly there. The main issue is accelerated graphics. The freedreno project (for example) is moving along nicely, however trying to get accelerated graphics working on an actual tablet instead of the dev board is a pain

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#8 2014-12-06 11:22:50

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Re: [Solved] Arch Linux on Tablets

of course - yes. You must be rooted. The program called "linux deploy" and it will allow you to run some linux distros (including arch linux) in chroot mode.


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#9 2014-12-06 13:55:03

kokoko3k
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Re: [Solved] Arch Linux on Tablets

What about multitouch?
As far as i know, but i may be wrong, things like pinch to zoom and similar gestures don't work.

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#10 2015-11-28 18:06:17

Shiggitay
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Re: [Solved] Arch Linux on Tablets

Has anyone gotten Arch running with phone functions etc on a Nexus 5?

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