egzthunder1 · Jul 8, 2011 at 09:00 am

Almost Perfect – Native Ubuntu on Asus Transformer

You have probably been hearing a lot about porting Ubuntu to our beloved Android devices. Not an impossible feat, but it still takes some time and effort to get it done. Drivers may have to be written or at the very least adapted to work with the open source OS. There are several guides on how to run various builds from the SD cards and a few which will show you have to get rid of Android altogether and put Tux instead. This time around, the Asus Transformer is about to get everything that an Ubuntu loaded PC has as it is being ported to run natively on the device.  The work has been going on for a few weeks and it looks like every day that goes by, XDA member Jhinta is closer and closer to a perfect port. As of yesterday, Wifi became fully operational on this, which is a major step in the right direction.

There are very few bugs left to iron out and it seems that the final product should be coming out soon. The dev assumes that you are comfortable with Linux commands as you will need to do a few things from a Linux PC to get this up and running on your Transformer. Please, if you are uncertain about any of the processes described in the thread, do some research before diving into it. Lastly, please leave some feedback for the dev.

changelog

1 get a way ( more like i didnt know how to flash a boot.img) – FIXED
2 famebuffer console for output – FIXED
3 Get correct mountpoints – FIXED tnx to lilstevie
4 fixed famebuffer tnx to Chromium
5 setup new rootfs with correct settings for tf101 – Building ( upgraded to natty )
6 touch screen working
7 Multitouch touchpad — Needs some fixing
8 Get wifi working – WIFI IS WORKING !!!
9 Get adb working – sould be easy to fix but wifi first !!!
10 uuuuu

You can find more information in the original thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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