[ARMedslack] armedslack on android phone?

Davide louigi600 at yahoo.it
Sun Jul 14 09:22:49 UTC 2013

If the phone is an A1x based SOC there's chance that you can get started really quickly by reusing info on how I got Slackware arm on my XZPAD700 tables (that is a A13 based SOC). There's still work to do like the touchscreen and figuring out what kind of X server will work (probably a frame-buffer one) .... but it's booting  and the frambuffer console is working. The documentation has not yet made it to the non officially supported platform list but I've documented my doings on http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:hardware:arm:hacking_the_xzpad700_7_tablet.

I've also a self sufficient  image builder that I've tarballed into 63Mb but have no place to put the image on. This new image builder replaces the script I've put on docs.slackware.com and feautres dialog menus for choosing things like target soc,kernel,partition sizes and root image tarball.

Stuart: what do you think about adding it to the list along with the AC100,  Pandora and Pi ?


 Da: Brian L Gorecki <gorecki at fastguys.net>
A: 'Slackware ARM port' <armedslack at lists.armedslack.org> 
Inviato: Sabato 13 Luglio 2013 15:30
Oggetto: Re: [ARMedslack] armedslack on android phone?

The most straight forward answer would be no, the arm architecture used in that phone isn’t supported ‘out of the box’.  However, with some work, kernel builds and patience probably can be done.  See http://arm.slackware.com/supportedplatforms/ for a starting point.  I’ve had the same thoughts for an old Motorola Q I have but  so far haven’t deemed it worth the effort.
From:ARMedslack [mailto:armedslack-bounces at lists.armedslack.org] On Behalf Of Dennis
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 1:39 PM
To: armedslack at lists.armedslack.org
Subject: [ARMedslack] armedslack on android phone?
Hello all 
    I have a motorola bionic phone with android JB. With it I have a webdock, which is
basically a hdmi monitor with a usb mouse and keyboard.  I use this fairly often and
what I really miss is running linux as android is a  modified version and just doesn't
have the same look, feel, and functionality as a full linux system.  I run slackware 14 on my home system, and when I found out slackware had this group I joined up.
So far it looks like the rasp pi and simular computers are the target. Just wondering 
if anyone has ventured into the android phone area?  I'm not sure if a dual boot would be possible?  Or if it would have to run under the android shell as other linux distro's do.  I haven't done much programming for a long time, but I do continue to use and play around with my linux machine at home.  Been a slackware fan since 1992 or so and after trying some of the other distro's I found I prefer slackware still. 
Dual boot would be prefered, and I have found that the drivers for the phone are available thru android open source so just maybe this would be workable.
         I'm also looking to get a small computer like one of usb sticks I've seen to put the web on the TV, and am looking for any advice as to which would be the best for slackware/android combo.
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