@doniks I actual put this on hold during the holidays, right now I'm trying to get a better emploent situation, but after that I'll start this project again. I never received an email saying I had a reply (weird but I'll check my settings on that) when I last tried to port Halium 7 I was trying to see if I could get the kernel output on the screen as logging it to a file didn't seem to be working properly with where it was hanging up. I haven't tried the ubports code in awhile, I will have to look into that link and see if there's any useful info in it. I also got one XDA user trying to help, I have to generate another log for him, and in return I'm trying to help him get a port for his devises working. I should have an update in a couple days with any luck.
@zzarr said in Gemini PDA:
Strange, I'm sure I read that the drivers and software would be open source and that it would be based on Linux kernel 4.9.
Do you think you could dig up that reference? Would be interesting to see.
WOW! I'm really glad there are some people not only continuing the amazing Ubuntu touch OS but are also developing it for the OnePlus 2!!! Keep up with the good work! As soon as it works I want to be the first to try!!!
I have tried using the UBinstaller and for me on my OnePlus One it did not work at all. I have also tried using the mdt with slightly more success. So the only thing that has worked for me is to install UBPorts via the server image. Two lines in your terminal window and then leave it to do its magic.
@GeekyGirl36 i am glad to help :-) sorry for my delayed response, it sometimes takes a while for me to get some spare time for everything...
I think if you test doing this on your own is a very good idea. To set up a virtual Ubuntu you can follow this guide for example. This is generally something i can only recommend because you can, after setting up VirtualBox, download images from various flavours and see which desktop experience fits your needs the most. (if you have time i would recommend "vanilla" Ubuntu 16.04.3 which comes with unity 7, KDE Neon 16.04 for the KDE experience and maybe also Ubuntu 17.10 which uses GNOME by default as well as testing the vanilla 16.04 with the Yunit desktop installed to get the Ubports feeling) You can delete every Virtual machine(VM) after trying out a little and just create a new one for each distro so you don't get the "frankenstein" experience ;-P.
If you then decide on one of these, you can set up a new Virtual Ubuntu, copy your image and the isorespin script into shared space with that VM, chmod the script and execute it. Then burn your image to a thumbdrive (for example using https://etcher.io/) and install the Ubuntu flavour of your choice on your tablet/laptop.