Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:08 AM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:46 PM
If you provide links to resources about getting a Linux distro running on this device I can point you in the right direction of how to get started.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:24 PM
Ubuntu 8.10 supposedly worked fine on the S6 and Ubuntu/Canonical was collaborating with Red Flag during that time. I however can't find anything specific on BenQ itself beyond now a U.S. link leads me to believe BenQ is being made in the U.S. Most 'nix distro's now come with software that autofinds the wifi device and uses the proper drivers. Hopefully I'm needlessly fretting over spending money on junk like I did with an older Mac.
I can't find much of anything for current info on Red Flag other than it's used in China.
I already know I'll have to wait for the power supply, which cost more than the device and go from there. I was just hoping there would be info here on it and I would know in advance I could install something light that I could trust to have the few apps I would want and up to date.
Thx in advance J.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:30 PM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:56 AM
Afaik, everything looks 'nix compatible unless you see/know something I don't. Research says Ubuntu is the way to go currently for touch screen drivers. A plus is, they worked with BenQ/Red Flag at this time period. Did you port the touch screen drivers over? If yes, where is a walk through on partitiong a swap and / for one of these things and installing Bodhi?
Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:02 PM
If it is an atom CPU that means it is an x86 device and you should install our normal desktop release on it. Any drivers that work with Ubuntu should be compatible under Bodhi since we are derived from there.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:38 PM
One more question if I may. I'll be using this as an ereader and music. More than likely all I'll install is Calibre w /ebooks, QMMP w/1 skin and music but store it all on an sd card. How big is the standard install so I'll know how much swap I can safely make?
Well crap! I didn't intend for the link to pop up on the forum like that. Sorry if it isn't allowed.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:37 PM
Because it is a normal desktop system installing should be the same as any normal PC. Boot up the live image, walk through the installer.
The default install uses around 1.4 GB in space. I've installed a system before just using a touch screen with out tablet profile with no physical keyboard.