Linux On Ipod Touch 2g

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  1. xephyr

    xephyr Member

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    Ok, with the processing capabilites as well as memory, would it be possible to have like, a smaller distro of linux, like say, Xubuntu or Arch Linux, etc..
    to run in full capability on it. That would be awesome to basically have a desktop computer in your hands on the go. Idk if its really possible but its a decent idea isnt it?
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    havent they tried something like this?
    (i may be wrong) but i think the drivers and getting touch screen to work was too hard?
  3. xephyr

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    i honestly dont know if they have or not, but i would understand why touch screen drivers would be hard.

    its like getting linux to work on a tablet pc.
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  5. mohaas05

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    Well, so far only the kernel and basic functionality has been ported. For even a basic gui system, you would need to port X11 as well as any window manager along with its associated components.

    Even if you did that, there is no guarantee that it would be merged into the upstream, therefore it would become obsolete very quickly.
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    I would say that Puppy Linux would be the first to be ported, not Xubuntu.
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Why don't people know how to use the search function.

    There's plenty of threads about Linux on the ipod.
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    Why has no one in this thread mentioned Android?
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    I want android...
  10. mohaas05

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    They barely have a command line working. Don't expect anything useful anytime soon.

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