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[WebTop] Tegra2 UbunTop v1.1.0 (a.k.a Mr. Creosote Edition) 6/29/12

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UPDATE: xda member ehvio PM'd me today that he will be shipping me a replacement dock this week. Please find all his posts and hit the thanks button to show you appreciation. The following xda members have also donated to the help me get Ubuntop up and running again so please thank their post as well;
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(if I missed you please PM me know and I will ad you to the list as a couple donations have come in through my website)


The only request I have is that if you use UbunTop, please hit the thanks button and submit it to portal. Thanks guys!

Tegra2 UbunTop v1.1.0
"And finally, monsieur, a waffeur-thin mint"


Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

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Webtop is great, as long as all you want to do is use Firefox and cloud computing. Beyond Firefox, WebTop, in it's current form, is mostly gimmick and PR. I also have nothing against chroot methods, but on the Photon you are running Linux, on top of Linux, on top of Android, a.k.a Linux. This isn't really for me so I sought to find a better solution.

After many hours of searching and testing I've been able to combine existing methods used on the Atrix and a couple changes I made myself to bring you Atrix/Photon UbunTop . This mod turns WebTop into more of a tool while eliminating the additional layer of Linux. Atrix/Photon UbunTop includes almost all of the basic features used by computer users on a daily basis. Here's a list of the main features of Atrix/Photon UbunTop:


Listed in the order of Linux Noob to Linux Pro (Yes, even I was a linux noob once.)

Webtop+: Stock look UI with enhanced dock!
Stock looks with hidden power inside!
Stock UI with PCMANFM Desktop

UbunTopLX: Pure LXDE!
Even faster and lighter still, with more control than Webtop+ with just a simple file swap!
LXDE Panel & Desktop

Easter Egg: Ubuntop Core (Openbox, just Openbox. Not for the timid!)

Development:
Bluefish (editor for websites, scripts and programming code)

Internet:
Firefox (I strongly suggest installing the adblock addons. I would have included them but doing so breaks the install)

Media:
gpicview
gimp
VLC

Office:
epdfviewer
OpenOffice (draw,presentation, spreadsheet, word)

Social:
Pidgin (How to set up Pidgin for GTalk)

System:
NTFS external drive support (mount instructions in second post)
syanaptic

Additional Webtop Goodies The You Can Install:
Stephen Who- Java on webtop confirmed
mastashake57's Webtop Exchange email (untested)
For ZRAM Enabled Kernels;
Trust me you are going to do want this!!! The memory savings and performance improvements in UbunTop are definitely worth it!!!
To enable zram open terminal emulator in Android and type
Code:
su
mkswap /dev/block/zram0
mkswap /dev/block/zram1
swapon /dev/block/zram0
swapon /dev/block/zram1
free *to make sure its working*
I will investigate auto-scripting it for you guys


Download Links:
Tegra2 UbunTop: (in the downloads section)
MD5- 3251D0D9B6F4C0AE88E6100E5675A8A0

Here is a visual guide on how to DL the files


Prerequisites:
Rooted
Unlocked
ClockworkMod Recovery (do not use bootstrap or safestrap)
Any UnLocked Blur ROM (Webtop does not work on CM7 or CM9)
webtop2sd is required for Atrix users because there is only 1.3MB free space otherwise (after resize2fs this is not an issue for the Photon)
7zip (I use a very particular 7zip setup to ultra compress files that winrar and similar can't extract)

Instructions: deviations from the instructions will cause things to not work
Download and extract the zip using 7zip and copy the contents to internal storage
Your directory structure should be /sdcard/UbunTop/!stuff!
Reboot into recovery
Perform a full backup just in case (to include /osh)
Flash the Ubuntop zip via CWM
Reboot
*ATRIX ONLY-Run webtop2sd (DO NOT RUN WEBTOP CONFIGURATOR, EVER)
Launch Ubuntop
*ELECTRIFY/PHOTON ONLY-Open terminal and Copy and paste "sudo resize2fs /dev/block/mmcblk0p13" and hit enter
Reboot into recovery
Flash the menupatch.zip
Reboot and enjoy!!!
* Everybody needs to read the "READ ME!!!" file. If Ubuntop doesn't work correctly and you have not followed the "READ ME!!!" then that's probably why
* If Firefox can't access the internet, reboot into recovery and wipe cache
  • To install "prepackaged" applications follow the instructions in the "READ ME!!!" file in the UbunTop folder on your internal storage
  • To switch back and forth between Webtop+ and Ubuntop- Follow the instructions in the "READ ME!!!" file in the UbunTop folder on your internal storage
  • REQUIRED FOR ATRIX USERS- Install and run Sogarth's webtop2sd

Webtop+ Custom Dock recovery after flashing a ROM, hard reset or wiping /data:
Launch Webtop+
Reboot into recovery and flash menupatch.zip
Relaunch Webtop+ and enjoy!


Many Thanks to:
Sogarth (webtop2sd)
SystemR89 (Debian install)
arvati (WebTopScripts)
jokersax11 (the original update.zip script)
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Webtop+/Ubuntop with 4G 1/31/12
Root-Unlock-Relock.zip
SBF 198_7 OR 198_6
Tegra2 UbunTop
Webtop2SD

Advantages: As long as any updates are rootable you only need to root, install webtop2sd and use the "reinstall executable" option.
  1. Flash 198_7 or 198_6 SBF then Root, unlock and install CWM Recovery.
  2. Reboot into recovery, go to "mounts and storage" and format /cache and /osh then flash WebTop+ 1.2.zip
  3. Reboot then install and run webtop2sd (suggest a 3GB partition at minimum)
  4. Factory reset phone Menu/Settings/Privacy/Factory Data Reset DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP
  5. Flash 198_7 or 198_6 SBF then Root
  6. Install webtop2sd and use the "reinstall executable" option
  7. Launch WebTop+ and enjoy!

NTFS Mounting/Unmounting in version 1.1.0
The NTFS drive MUST be the first storage device attached
Mounting:
Connect NTFS drive
(Photon users use mount script on desktop)
(Atrix users open "My Documents" icon on desktop, right click your NTFS drive and select "mount volume")

Unmounting:
Double click "Unmount" script on desktop


Change Log:
Tegra2 Ubuntop v1.1.0 Atrix/Photon
Added external NTFS drive support!!! this is functional but consider it beta
Webtop base change to..... check your "About Phone"...It's a surprise!!!

ISSUES:
NTFS support isn't as smooth as I would like
NTFS drive MUST BE THE FIRST STORAGE CONNECTED AND MOUNTED
NTFS mounting on the Photon tends to have ALL partitions show up in pcmanfm (UbunTop's file browser)
NTFS mounting on the Photon unmounts internal storage on the phone but not in UbunTop
NTFS mounting and unmounting require scripts on the Photon (only unmount script needed on Atrix)
Media Center not supported by Electrify/Photon and ROM's missing the needed files

REMOVED:
nautilus- 4911k
python-gnome2-desktop- 1421k
gnome-system-monitor
firefoxaddons (moto)- 2318k
oss-addons (moto/firefox)- 1946k
webtop-wallpaper- 6975K
laptop-detect- 57.3k
gtkperf- 135k
webapp-utils- 156k
webapp-profile- 152k
expose-webapp-launcher- 119k
libc6-dev
linux-libc-dev

ADDED:
NTFS external drive support (beta)


Atrix/Photon UbunTop v1.0.0 Atrix/Photon
Added the Atrix to supported devices
Updated to latest Webtop version WT-1.2.0-180
REMOVED:
UbunTopXF
ALL wallpapers removed except one (saved 10MB)
all screensavers except popsquares removed (saved 3MB)
gnome-utils
language-pack-es and language-pack-es-base
nautilus
python-gnome2-desktop
firefox-locale-es
gnome-system-monitor
firefoxaddons (moto)
oss-addons (moto/firefox)
firefox-profile
firefox-branding
webtop-wallpaper
imagemagick
netcat dummy package
laptop-detect
gtkperf
webapp-utils
A ton of other KB here KB there shaving to get it to fit
Additional Changes:
gpicview replaces EOG (think Win7 like image viewer)
Revert back to "Upgrade" system, again to make it fit
UbunTop Upgrade has both Full and Individual choices now



UbunTop v1.3 Photon
Merged UbunTop & WebTop+
3 desktop environments (Stock Enhanced, XFCE, LXDE)
WebTop+ changed to custom stock UI
Customized stock Webtop dockbar via flashable zip
Smaller total file size
Increased free space
Removed xfmedia
Installed VLC
Added Bluefish
Firefox tweaks now permanent
Firefox now defaults to Google search on launch
Quick switching between different desktop environments
Webtop+ and UbunTopXF now uses stock wallpaper as default
(may be forgetting some stuff)

UbunTop v1.2 & Webtop+ v1.2 with UbunTop Upgrade Pack Photon
Updated to WT-1.2.0-174
New CWM flashable zip (Many thanks to joker for this)
Install time is now down to 3-5mins!
New UbunTop Upgrade Pack

WebTop Plus v1.1 Photon
Initial Release (will only be updated when webtop base code is updated)

UbunTop v1.1 Photon
Updated to WT-1.2.0-160
Added eog (Eye of Gnome)
Removed OOffice pdf import plugin due to compatibility issues
More tweaks and enhancements for better memory management and smaller footprint

UbunTop v1.0 (Available here just in case) Photon
Inital release

When reporting issues please give the following info:
Clockwork version AND color
ROM
Kernel
Changes you have made and steps taken
Detailed description of the issue

Known Issues
The bottom panel is sometimes invisible after install. (rightclick at the bottom of the screen brings up the panel settings menu and panel)
No PDF editing. Tried pretty much everything out there and all attempts failed. Missing dependencies, build fail, fail to launch.Sorry guys.
Thunar fails to connect to XFCE trash service

TODO LIST:
UbunTop for locked MoPhos DONE
Figure out why Thunar fails to connect to XFCE trash service.
Make a standard flashable zip DONE
Fix mailmerge in OO or kill it
Add a WYSIWYG editor?
Add QEMU and/or wine support
Remote Desktop support
Fix Theming (Coming soon)
Release a "Build your own" Webtop DONE
Sleep !keyboard face doesn't count!
Oh crap I forgot to install eog (Eye of Gnome) DONE
Needs more polish and maybe some spit too


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Sweet! Must try this. Thanks
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Wow!! Good work loki! I will be trying this when I get home.
 
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Guess i'm gonna have to start researching how to install all this...and now i have a reason to buy an HD dock / lapdock (if we get one) :D you guys are awesome.
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Damn, we have to be unlocked, there's no way around that or a workaround to keep 4G ?

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I may have found the reason I needed to unlock my boot loader... It's stuff like this that has me turned on about this phone. I didn't even buy the phone until after I bought a atrix lapdock modified it and verified it would work at the Sprint store. To me this is the future of mobile computing...

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Does this alter anything other than the webtop partition?
 
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Got this up and running!

Any other programs besides AWN that you suggest we remove?

---------- Post added at 10:16 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:14 AM ----------

BTW I keep getting the error that the XFCE trash service is not working and to install thunar (which I already have installed). Anyone know of a fix?

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