L4T Ubuntu - A fully featured linux on your switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by bylaws, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. Refriger8tor

    Refriger8tor GBAtemp Regular

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    Holy run-on sentence batman. Alright, so delete the boot folder and the boot.src files on the FAT32 partition of your SD card. Then download the update zip file, put it on your FAT32 partition, then right click it and hit "extract here". When it asks you if you want to overwrite or replace any files hit yes (to keep the zip files rather than the ones you already had). Then delete the zip file and you should be good to go.

    Also if you are having trouble with the touch controls, I highly recommend plugging a keyboard, mouse, and monitor into your dock and using those (or you can even use a Bluetooth keyboard, etc)
     
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  2. PokOeLe

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    Same. I arrived till the configuration process.. then it rebooted. :(
     
  3. Neo_

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    I resized the FAT32 partition, applied 1.2 update and now It stays in a black screen. I changed the order of the partitions when I was resizing the FAT32 one, does that matter?
     
  4. trohn_javolta

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    Is there some dual boot tutorial out there? Could I just create a fat32 partition on my current switch sd card and dd the sd.img file to that partiton? If so, how would I boot ubuntu then? And is there a homebrew on switch to reboot to ubuntu and in ubuntu a way to get a menubutton reboot to switch os?
    I don't wanna pop in another sd card and keep swapping them all the time.
     
  5. DollyWhipDoll

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    Ok, this Ubuntu Switch is getting a little too hi-tech. Next, somebody's going to utilize the Switch's Joy-Con camera for this.


    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  6. bylaws
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    Can you give me dmesg when connecting power a controller.
    I'll enable v4l drivers next release
    Next release I'll provide two versions to try, one will slow sdcard but may fix it.
     
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  7. monokin1114

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    You need to copy everything off of the sd card and then burn the L4T image to it. Then you resize the fat32 partition to the size you want. And also resize the linux partition to the size you want. This must be done on a different system then the switch
     
  8. parkerlreed

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    You quoted mine. Is there anything that can be done there? I was hoping at least SSH would come up but it never seems to actually boot in (Using Arch ARM's kernel)
     
  9. JamesWhiting

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    Any one know if USB speakers would work? My monitor doesn't support sound unfortunately so would love to know if they would work! Amazing work btw!
     
  10. parkerlreed

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    Yep should

    Code:
    CONFIG_SND_USB=y 
    CONFIG_SND_USB_AUDIO=y 
    # CONFIG_SND_USB_UA101 is not set 
    # CONFIG_SND_USB_CAIAQ is not set 
    # CONFIG_SND_USB_6FIRE is not set 
    # CONFIG_SND_USB_HIFACE is not set 
    # CONFIG_SND_USB_POD is not set 
    # CONFIG_SND_USB_PODHD is not set 
    # CONFIG_SND_USB_TONEPORT is not set 
    # CONFIG_SND_USB_VARIAX is not set
    
     
  11. bylaws
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    Internal headphones should work if you install pavucontrol and enable hifi audio.
     
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  12. JamesWhiting

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    Awesome, thanks!
     
  13. bylaws
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  14. parkerlreed

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    Is there a guide for compiling our own kernel? I noticed the repo on GitLab but I'm not sure what to feed into the script to get things going.
     
  15. JamesWhiting

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    Alright, will give those a try.
     
  16. bylaws
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    Yes, the second partition has to be the Linux one
     
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  17. parkerlreed

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  18. bylaws
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    Join retronx and ping me (bylaws)
     
  19. ReavoEnd

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    Sure, here is the dmesg:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
    Last edited by ReavoEnd, May 7, 2019
  20. CalcProgrammer1

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    I would like to know as well. I cloned the repos and copied in the config, ran make oldconfig, got error. Looks like some nVidia parts are missing from the 4.9 repository. I'm guessing the files are split up somehow between repos, not a normal kernel repository. I wanted to enable modules and try to build with all the USB peripheral drivers typically enabled on a desktop distro turned on.
     
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