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Thread: OUYA: A $99 Android Linux Game Console

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    So you jailbreak all of your devices, breaching the contract with the service provider? Or do you have some source for phone and tablet hardware that has no OS or an actual Linux installed, I.E. not Android?
    Are you RETARDED or something?
    Jailbreaking is for BREAKING OUT OF A CHROOT JAIL.
    Android DOES NOT USE CHROOT JAIL.

    ARM devices are not sold as common X86 gear is, there is no Newegg with a thousand mobos from which you can choose from.
    When you buy a laptop, do you select the mainboard separately?
    No, I didn't think so.

    Tablets are JUST LIKE LAPTOPS.

    The only ARM gear I currently know of that you can get with REAL LINUX on it by default is for a Phone: GTA-04 http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-main/
    Tablet: Vivaldi http://aseigo.blogspot.com/
    Gaming device: Open Pandora http://openpandora.org/
    Default is irrelevant.
    Samsung devices are firmware unlocked FROM FACTORY.
    Loading custom firmware to it is AS TRIVIAL as installing GNU/Linux on a laptop that ships with msvirus.

    HTC devices are firmware unlockABLE from factory.
    You go to their website and enter your IMEI to unlock, then they are as trivial as Samsung devices.

    All CHINESE TABLETS are UNLOCKED from factory. Just install your custom firmware. TRIVIAL.


    THERE IS NO HACKING AT ALL REQUIRED TO INSTALL DIFFERENT OS ON THE MAJORITY OF ANDROID PHONES AND TABLETS!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    Do they even still make those though? I thought sine MS took over Nokia they had stopped producing anything of value.
    If availability is a key factor for you then look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_N9
    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    On a site full of idiots that think Nvidia can do no wrong even if they will never support an OSS driver and would drop Linux support like a rotting diaper if it weren't for the CAD and pro video editing segment.
    Funny, I don't have Nvidia hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e8hffff View Post
    12 GFLOPS per GPU core? It all depends on how many GPU cores are engaged in the SOC version ordered by the device maker. Example 12 GPU cores x 12GFLOPS is 144GFLOPS, but as one should know panellising video hardware doesn't give a 100% increase in speed.

    Correct me if I'm wrong. Maybe the 12GFLOPS is for the basic 12 GPU core Tegra 3?

    If you check out the link below I was correct in my guess that the Tegra3 is around 40% to 80% the might of the Xbox360;
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5762/n...ox-360-by-2014
    Just counting gflops doesn't really tell how stuff will look. Isn't it just better to look at, say,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBl-goBrWno
    which admitedly is a showcase by nvidia themselves and thus not very objective. But from this i'd say.. not that impressive, but it is certainly capable hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjr View Post
    quick question:

    if I install a normal linux distro (like ubuntu) on an ARM nvidia tegra tablet, will I have full GPU acceleration , since am using the linux kernel or is the acceleration only available on android ?
    There isn't a single image that can boot on ARM devices at the moment. Installing on ARM starts out different from normal distro installs, because you need an image customised for the hardware model.

    Looking at http://developer.nvidia.com/linux-tegra

    You can get a bootloader, and an ubuntu-derived filesystem image that together should (I haven't tried) boot on some Tegra 3 devices (provided they don't start with a Tivo-style locked bootloader), but the graphics driver is a binary blob and NVIDIA wants it to stay that way. I don't know if there is a way to drive the hardware (accelerated or not) without the blob.

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    To moderate my previous comment about things that are theoretically possible, NVIDIA have not been amenable to providing some basic functionality that they have split out of the kernel: http://forums.developer.nvidia.com/d...al-components/

    So I guess I'm with Linus: they are hard to work with, flipping them the bird is appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidhacker View Post
    Are you RETARDED or something?
    Is this really necessary? Please tone down a little bit, one ‎maldorordiscord-qaridarium in this forum is more than enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjr View Post
    ok, so can anyone please answer this:

    quick question:

    if I install a normal linux distro (like ubuntu) on an ARM nvidia tegra tablet, will I have full GPU acceleration , since am using the linux kernel or is the acceleration only available on android ?

    thanks
    You'd have to use the kernel that the video driver was compiled against. So if you can squeeze that kernel into your Ubuntu distro then you might be going somewhere. Of course I'm not sure what you'd use for a display since there's no X support in the driver or kernel.

    This is kind of what the CM9 guys did when they ported ICS over to the HP TouchPad. It's basically Android userspace wrapped around the original HP Palm linux kernel + binary blobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e8hffff View Post
    Example, You have an new Android tablet, or a new released Ubuntu 12.04 tablet. Which one do you buy?
    The one that "just works", of course. And considering how Ubuntu 12.04 is an unmitigated disaster on my desktop but my Android tablet and phone are generally trouble-free... I know which one I'm buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnc View Post
    You'd have to use the kernel that the video driver was compiled against. So if you can squeeze that kernel into your Ubuntu distro then you might be going somewhere. Of course I'm not sure what you'd use for a display since there's no X support in the driver or kernel.

    This is kind of what the CM9 guys did when they ported ICS over to the HP TouchPad. It's basically Android userspace wrapped around the original HP Palm linux kernel + binary blobs.
    Isn't this the same hardware as in the Asus transformer. There is a binary blob for the gpu acceleration,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK_4cXHnyss
    This guy is working hard to have a normal ubuntu installation instead of android.

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    And Linus seems pretty proud of how android is doing:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFKxlYNfT_o

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