I just bought my first tablet. An acer Iconia a1 830. rooted it the first day, got some chroot linuxes going, ssh into some other boxes. awesome.
so my googles have come up short looking for people who are running (or trying to run) x86 linux ...
Yup, from what I've found, Debian-kit seems like the most promising project. Heres a link with a little more insight.
For anyone else who gets here... this is what I used to root the 830