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[QPAIR/LOA] - LinuxonAndroid GPad support

1st November 2014, 05:57 PM |#1  
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This will be used to detail how to get LinuxonAndroid running on the GPad and the process of QPair support to bring new and interesting features to the project as a whole.

Step 1 - Install Linux on the tablet
We shall start by using the standard Complete Linux Installer to install and run Linux with the GUI pumped over VNC (Frame buffer method coming soon!), this method works on most devices and is the most universal but as the project develops in the coming weeks a better method for the GPad will be developed.
Anyway on with installing!

Root
First things first you will need to root your tablet, currently my tablet is running Stock V50020d with root.
The below will most likely work on other ROMs as long as you have root it should work!
(A custom ROM may be developed for further features.. watch this space)

Download
Now we have root you will need to download the below:Finally download A Linux .img file from our source forge site HERE, I recommend and will be using Ubuntu 13.10 Small ext4. Once downloaded extract the .zip file and copy the .img to your devices memory (internal memory or sdcard).

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LinuxonAndroid - GPad, Device Specific App for the LG G Pad 8.3

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4th November 2014, 08:42 PM |#2  
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Let me understand, you want to port QPair to linux that will run on the G pad?

Disclaimer: I'm also in the challange but the idea of running linux on the tablet is really interesting.
7th November 2014, 07:56 AM |#3  
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Let me understand, you want to port QPair to linux that will run on the G pad?

Disclaimer: I'm also in the challange but the idea of running linux on the tablet is really interesting.

I guess @zacthespack wants to use linuxonandroid on tab and sync stuff with a third party such as keyboard, etc using QPair.

Another Disclaimer here Good luck to everyone!
7th November 2014, 01:45 PM |#4  
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I guess @zacthespack wants to use linuxonandroid on tab and sync stuff with a third party such as keyboard, etc using QPair.

Another Disclaimer here Good luck to everyone!

Bingo!
With linuxonandroid running on the tablet we could then use QPair to allow the user to have a phone (or another tablet..?) as the mouse/keyboard for Linux
12th November 2014, 05:55 PM |#5  
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posted first steps in OP to start getting LoA running on the tablet.
Everything is running very well, I shall finish the guide shortly to get LoA running but really the app install guide will work perfectly.

Next step I will be releasing a special Ubuntu 14.10 image which will be the supported image for QPair features and other changes for the GPad.
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it say I need a loopable kernel which I didn't find for stock LG rom...
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it say I need a loopable kernel which I didn't find for stock LG rom...

Stock LG kernel does have loop support so you should have no issue here, if you are having another issue getting linux to start let me know, shall be updated the OP in the next few days
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As you know voting is now live so please do vote for the project!

http://forum.xda-developers.com/dev-...hread-t2978598
21st December 2014, 04:09 PM |#9  
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Howdy, cool project. Couple of questions. I'm looking for a reason to install Linux on my tablet, but also understand that I can remotely view my home system with vnc. So what would be the benefit?
Is there more control using Linux to Linux?
Does this mean I could open into my home system, make changes to my kernel, compile, and upload to a server from my tablet?? Late night insomnia while in the mountains would be awesome. I would have to tether my tablet to my phone for WiFi, and run through Linux? This sounds pretty awesome.
Tell me the reasons it won't work.
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Pretty awesome OP. Thanks!
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