Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 14:44 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Take this as a sign of things to come in the land of convergence. Yesterday, Ubuntu announced Ubuntu for Android. This new product basically allows you to run the entire Ubuntu Linux distribution on your Android smartphone connected to an external display and keyboard and mouse.
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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by lemur2 on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 03:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

I'm not talking about merging of the kernels. I mean there are simply NO drivers to support normal Linux stack on many devices (for example GPU drivers for X.org and so on). Unless it's some kind of VM setup, or Canonical managed to squeeze these drivers from manufacturers.


As I understood it, the kernel includes the drivers.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by saynte on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 08:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
saynte Member since:
2007-12-10

Android doens't use X.org AFAIK, I'm not sure a vendor would have written drivers for it.

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 20:41 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Unity does though. So the only way it could work if X is running in parallel with Android graphical stack. And that is only possible if there are X.org drivers available.

Edited 2012-02-23 20:43 UTC

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