Last night, rolk on irc helped me get linux "running" on my device at root level and a prompt using Angstrom. (Thanks Rolk!
I enquired how to get the GUI running and was told that, this could be done by typing startX. This didnt work and I was told that this could be found in the initrd file but Angstrom doesnt have startX as far as its known. I left it at that deciding to have another go today.
This morning I read the logs again, and a user called glyph who was trying to do the same as myself - get the system up and running to see whats been done and what needs doing, asked a simple question after having followed the instructions and got to the prompt as myself - "How do I get android working on the device?" and got a confusing response.
I assume, like myself that Glyph is still confused as to what do next.
And here lies the problem. Its an endemic problem with linux and its multitude of incarnations - linux power users vs the the "NOOB".
What THE END-USER on here wants to do is to get an Android version of Linux working on their phones.
What the power users want to do is to create a whole new Linux version for these devices.
Theres nothing wrong with either endeavours and I understand the wish of linux users to get away from Googles close-sourcing and its control issues and secret patches but we seem to be working on multiple projects at the same time.
I personally would like to see DZO's vogue version working on my Polaris - and I think the majority of the users here would like to see the same.
I dont understand why we are using Angstrom over the other initrd if it does not contain the android GUI, If I understand correctly, DZO was using 1.0 android and the initrd file from what I see in the download from his site. I would like to know what needs to be done to his setup to make it work with ours.
I hope someone can explain who's working on what project and maybe we should separate the two endeavours if that is indeed what is happening.
Whilst creating a linux from scratch for these devices is a noble endeavour, the sheer scale of this task is something which I think should be left for a dedicated thread with its own project name.
Current devices: Samsung Galaxy S2, Asus Transformer 16Gb with Dock.
Projects: Polaris 3D Driver Development Project (P3D) ** Polaris Android Linux Kernel Project
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