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Ubuntu on Nexus 7?

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30th July 2012, 02:27 AM   |  #1  
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Any experiments with Ubuntu on Nexus 7?
30th July 2012, 02:33 AM   |  #2  
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I imagine Complete Linux Installer would work. It runs through VNC, but other than that it should be fine. Just depends on what you wish to do with it

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30th July 2012, 02:45 AM   |  #3  
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This goes in Q&A ..needs to be moved
But yes it works

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30th July 2012, 03:54 AM   |  #4  
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My Nexus 7 is envious of the Touchpad. >_>
31st July 2012, 06:33 AM   |  #5  
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I imagine it would be really annoying to use on a tablet this small (compared to a 10" that is).
31st July 2012, 06:42 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by brando56894

I imagine it would be really annoying to use on a tablet this small (compared to a 10" that is).

It's annoying on a 10inch tablet too.
31st July 2012, 06:46 AM   |  #7  
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It's annoying on a 10inch tablet too.

Very true, hence the reason why I never used it on my TF101. I'm just saying it would be even worse Android is meant for small screens, "normal" Linux distros are meant for normal laptop screens and desktops, also the biggest difference that separates the two are the interfacing options: Android is meant to use a touch interface, whereas Ubuntu and "normal" Linux distros are mean for a mouse and keyboard. I used to use Ubuntu on my Asus eeePC 1005HA before I got my TF101 and it was still a pain in the ass.
31st July 2012, 07:00 AM   |  #8  
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Yea, both devices would run Ubuntu fine, but you would need a mouse/keyboard for any sort of functionality.
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I can't seem to install ubuntu on my Nexus 7, I'm using the app from the market. When I try to install it just says root access required to run this script. I have rooted my nexus with Super User installed and working.
14th August 2012, 09:28 PM   |  #10  
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Has anyone tried actually compiling a ubuntu compatible kernel?

I see there are some mentions of nexus7 kernel source.. perhaps ubuntu or mer/PA could be run natively

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