L4T Ubuntu - A fully featured linux on your switch

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L4T Ubuntu
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L4T Ubuntu is a version of Linux based on nvidia's linux for tegra project. It uses a different kernel compared to previous releases which allows it to use features not yet in mainline. Such as audio, docking support and vulkan.

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We have a wiki !
To facilitate our work we will only update our wiki from now on in order to avoid multiple outdated references, please refer to the following link instead of this page

https://wiki.switchroot.org/en/Linux/Ubuntu-Install-Guide

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Bylaws,
Langerhans,
Ave,
Natinusala,
CTCaer(most of the hard stuff),
Gavin_Darkglider,
DanielOgorchock(Joycon drivers/joycond),
stary2001 (reboot2payload),
NVIDIA,
Azkali
Everyone else in switchroot - more info on that in the future.
 
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Damn I really wanna try this out.
Now I have to decide if I wanna sacrifice a Sd card for that >.<

I'm really curious how good a video player works with it.
If someone is trying this out pls test a video player for me <3 (Especially high bitrate 1080p files)
 
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Let's goooooo. Thanks @bylaws.

FYI Dolphin Ishiiruka works much better with Vulkan than stock Dolphin.

https://github.com/Tinob/Ishiiruka

To install, run this command first to get all of the dependencies for it:
sudo apt install git cmake ffmpeg libavcodec-dev libevdev-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev libavformat-dev libswscale-dev libsfml-dev libminiupnpc-dev libmbedtls-dev curl libhidapi-dev libwxbase3.0-dev libwxgtk3.0-dev libpangocairo-1.0-0 libgtk2.0-dev libbluetooth-dev qt5-default qtbase5-private-dev libudev-dev
Then follow the Linux Global Build instructions in the repo to compile/install.
 
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Works wonderfully! Thanks to all the contributors to this!

Damn I really wanna try this out.
Now I have to decide if I wanna sacrifice a Sd card for that >.<

I'm really curious how good a video player works with it.
If someone is trying this out pls test a video player for me <3 (Especially high bitrate 1080p files)
From the videos I've played (docked), it runs well, amd the picture looks great! You could likely back up your card, flash the image, resize the fat 32 partition to suit your needs, amd leave some space to resize the ext4 partition once you're done with the initial setup. Horizon only looks for the first fat32/exfat partition, afaik.

Thank you, i was waiting an updated linux build for a while.
If you could use the wired joycons as a mouse it would be the perfect portable linux machine

The touchscreen works fairly well.
 
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Damn, this looks nice. But is it possible to customize the OC? I don't really feel comfortable OCing my Switch. At least not by that much.

What's the FPS like?
posted in info section.

Fps is like 27in WW but if you turn emulated clock down you can get to 30 in some places
 
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can someone check whether dolphin or cemu runs well?
Dolphin is solid with Vulkan. Using an earlier build, I played through Dragon Roost Cavern in Wind Waker. Usually around 25fps, but full 30fps on occasion. ~20fps pretty often inside Dragon Roost Cavern.

Skip to ~9:00 in this video to see a few mins on Outset Island.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x76a6vf
 
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Oh FUCK! I'mma get this right now to try!

I hope that they can figure out how to get the joycons to work while connected to the system, else it makes it a little less Portable friendly.
 
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I regularly use in home switching to play games, in fact it's probably what I use my switch for the most at the minute.

Does anyone know if it would perform better if I ran the Linux moonlight client through this, especially with the sound support and video acceleration, or would I be better off just carrying on as I am?
 

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Brilliant! Android and Linux - great stuff comes to Switch. I love it and no matter that Nintendo have it as port machine from dead Wii U.
 

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I have a switch with a dead screen. Will this work or I need the screen to select something somewhere?
Edit: on the dock of course.
You need the screen for the initial setup. If you have a switch with a working screen, or can borrow one for the setup, that should work and get you to the desktop. A usb keyboard will be handy for docked mode.
 
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