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

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baronaccio

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Sorry to bother the thread. On the last chance to make a P3100 TAB 2 survive next 2023...can I install this awesome LINUX "rom" in order to make this ancient tablet a mini server for domotic?
I want to run HOME ASSISTANT (Linux based), prices of Raspberry Pi 4 are over the top and I don't want to throw away this P3100 (is starting to become sluggish for everyhting, even the most simple app).
 

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Sorry to bother the thread. On the last chance to make a P3100 TAB 2 survive next 2023...can I install this awesome LINUX "rom" in order to make this ancient tablet a mini server for domotic?
I want to run HOME ASSISTANT (Linux based), prices of Raspberry Pi 4 are over the top and I don't want to throw away this P3100 (is starting to become sluggish for everyhting, even the most simple app).
Dont worry, you're not bothering at all and it wont hurt to try it. Just make sure that it supports arm32
 
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Hello all!

We are proud to release the 5th dev build of this device!
Unfortunately, the images are a bit old (PostmarketOS 21.12, which is unsupported; and Alpine 3.15, still with support), but they still work as a proof of concept (and Plasma Mobile UI is available for testing).

I have uploaded two videos, showing Phosh and Plasma Mobile.

NEWS
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Although this release still covers only 7-inch devices, the next one will also cover 10-inch devices.
This means that downstream releases will be deprecated, and all devices will be able to work with mainline images.


ADDITIONAL NOTES
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When building newer images from scratch (from pre-alpha 3.17 edge release), Phosh still works with newer releases, but an additional package is needed.
There are issues for getting Plasma Mobile to work in newer releases.


VIDEOS
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* Showcasing Plasma Mobile:
* Showcasing Phosh:
Made with Blender 2.93.10 video editor.

* Video Backup: https://sourceforge.net/projects/sgalaxy-tab2-linux-images/upload/postmarketOS/Videos/


DOWNLOAD
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MAINLINE ONLY (10-inch devices won't work!)

* https://sourceforge.net/projects/sgalaxy-tab2-linux-images/files/postmarketOS/mainline/20220509/


CREDITS
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This release wouldn't be possible without these people and communities:

* MightyM17 (for device kernel development): https://github.com/MightyM17
* OpenPVRSGX-DevGroup (for PowerVR SGX kernel driver integration): https://github.com/openpvrsgx-devgroup/linux_openpvrsgx
* GNUToo, freemangordon & Maemo Leste folks (for custom mesa SGX build and integrations): https://github.com/maemo-leste , https://github.com/maemo-leste-upstream-forks/mesa , https://github.com/maemo-leste/sgx-ddk-um
* Plasma Mobile: https://plasma-mobile.org
* Phosh: https://gitlab.gnome.org/World/Phosh/phosh
* PostmarketOS: https://postmarketos.org


POSTMARKETOS TEAM
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Thanks for the PostmarketOS team for help in kernel development and general troubleshooting.
I invite you to join into their rooms (Matrix / IRC client required), and also encourage you into mainlining your devices:
* Main website: https://postmarketos.org
* Main channel: https://matrix.to/#/#main:postmarketos.org
* Device porting: https://matrix.to/#/#porting:postmarketos.org
* Mainline kernel dev channel: https://matrix.to/#/#mainline:postmarketos.org
More info: https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Matrix_and_IRC


GITHUB & GITLAB ISSUES
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GitLab: https://gitlab.com/pvrports/pvrports (source code)
GitHub: https://github.com/antonialoytorrens/SGalaxy-Tab2-linux-images (POST ISSUES HERE or in this thread)
 
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