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[LINUX][POSTMARKETOS] Native Linux on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (unified)

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MILO228

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What's the error? It has worked for me with 5.15
I flashed the pmos image, at the end of the installation, error 1 got out in twrp, I flashed boot.img, the download got out and then linux does not boot
 

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Yxles

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Is there an update of mainlining the kernel (or idk what you call it) for 10 inch? wanted to try it on my espresso3g but since most of the stuff isnt still working I postponed it and just wait for any fix to come out lol
 

Mighty

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Is there an update of mainlining the kernel (or idk what you call it) for 10 inch? wanted to try it on my espresso3g but since most of the stuff isnt still working I postponed it and just wait for any fix to come out lol
The 10 inch uses different touch and display panels, we need to make it work out (i dont own a 10 inch myself so i havent tried) but you can help us :D
 

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PostmarketOS mainline images updated. Much better performance as before in Phosh. Please see the changelog for changes.

```
202110

Now the tablet does not get very hot while using.
However, the battery is drained fast (but not as quick as before).

Kernel updated to 5.15_rc1.
Mesa (3D graphics) are better renderized.

202106

Initial implementation of fbkeyboard environment
WiFi working


202103

Initial implementation of Phosh environment
Initial implementation of Sway environment
```
 

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    PostmarketOS mainline images updated. Much better performance as before in Phosh. Please see the changelog for changes.

    ```
    202110

    Now the tablet does not get very hot while using.
    However, the battery is drained fast (but not as quick as before).

    Kernel updated to 5.15_rc1.
    Mesa (3D graphics) are better renderized.

    202106

    Initial implementation of fbkeyboard environment
    WiFi working


    202103

    Initial implementation of Phosh environment
    Initial implementation of Sway environment
    ```
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    PostmarketOS mainline images updated. Much better performance as before in Phosh. Please see the changelog for changes.

    ```
    202110

    Now the tablet does not get very hot while using.
    However, the battery is drained fast (but not as quick as before).

    Kernel updated to 5.15_rc1.
    Mesa (3D graphics) are better renderized.

    202106

    Initial implementation of fbkeyboard environment
    WiFi working


    202103

    Initial implementation of Phosh environment
    Initial implementation of Sway environment
    ```
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    Note: PostmarketOS is in development. It cannot be used as a daily driver in this device (yet).


    See README of installation HERE

    PostmarketOS boots from Micro SD Card! https://github.com/antonialoytorren...ard-read-above-steps-for-pmbootstrap-guidance


    THESE IMAGES ARE TESTING ONLY. THEY ARE NOT BATTERY-OPTIMIZED AND THE TABLET GETS HIGH TEMPERATURE EASILY. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND POWER OFF THE TABLET COMPLETELY IF NOT USING IT.​


    MAINLINE 5.12.1 KERNEL (ONLY WORKS ON 7-INCH SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 2 DEVICES)​


    MAINLINE 5.15.1 KERNEL ALSO AVAILABLE (ONLY WORKS ON 7-INCH SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 2 DEVICES)​


    What works:

    • Booting
    • Display
    • Modern browsers (well, kinda)
    • WiFi (only fbkeyboard image, in Phosh and Sway does not work)
    • GPU (non-free SGX drivers)
    • Bluetooth (only fbkeyboard image, in Phosh and Sway does not work)


    Not tested or does not work:


    • Rotation
    • Everything else



    DOWNSTREAM 3.1 KERNEL (WORKS ON ALL SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 2 DEVICES)​


    What works:


    • Booting
    • Display
    • Modern browsers (only midori)




    What partially works:



      • WiFi (using nmcli on the terminal, somehow nm-applet password prompting does not work)



    Not tested or does not work:



      • Bluetooth
      • Rotation
      • Other modern browsers
      • Everything else



    TODO:



    XDA:DevDB Information
    Linux on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Tool/Utility for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

    Contributors
    VIEW HERE: https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_2_10.1_(3G_and_Wifi)_(samsung-espresso10)

    Images made by me.

    Source Code: https://sourceforge.net/projects/sgalaxy-tab2-linux-images/


    Version Information

    v2.0


    - Changed icons (https://github.com/vinceliuice/vimix-icon-theme) and GTK (https://github.com/vinceliuice/vimix-gtk-themes) of XFCE. Now it is a modern XFCE.
    - Removed second panel to save space.
    - Shrink window borders in Window Manager to save space.
    - Onboard now shows only when typing text in an input.
    - Changed battery plugin to battery monitor.
    - The XFCE Whiskermenu does not close when typing in onboard.

    · Known issues (will fix in the next release):

    - NetworkManager applet does not prompt a password. Have to type network connection via the command line.
    - Action buttons (Login, Shutdown, Reboot, etc.) do not work. Have to reboot or shutdown via the command line.

    · Other things that will be included in the next release:

    - Make a desktop shortcut opening a browser linking this XDA thread.

    v1.0

    - Initial Release

    Status: Testing

    Created 2020-10-02
    Last Updated 2020-10-02
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    Maybe Login Info is wrong.
    Try with `12345` or `123456`, I'm almost sure this is the password.

    Note that WiFi is not working in this Phosh image, and the tablet can be hot in no-time.

    And turn the tablet off (shutdown the tablet completely) when you don't need it.
    12345678 work
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    In my images, WiFi only works if you open a terminal and run `nmtui`. For some reason, GUI does not work.

    We are working on a very new and recent kernel for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Developing with the vendor's kernel is never a good experience because you have to maintain all the kernel by yourself.

    Mithil17 has helped me very much carrying Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Development. He has done all the hard work. Kudos to him!

    So, we managed to get this 5.12.1 kernel to work ( source here ).
    Most features aren't working yet (see here) (espresso3g and espressowifi are almost the same variants).

    We have also a very WIP pmOS image running the latest kernel, but we'll publish it here when most features are ready and usable.

    If you want to help us, join in #pmOS-mainline and #pmOS-offtopic in matrix.org :)
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    Screenshots

    XFCE

    v2.0

    showcase2.png


    v1.0

    neofetch.png



    showcase.png