L4T Ubuntu - A fully featured linux on your switch

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

  1. De4dm4sterBR

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    i'm really really sad i can't even go trough the setup process. Tried everything, but after select the L4T confing on Hekate all i get is a black screen, wich stays forever or reboot to RCM again. if someone manage to fix it, i'll be very greatefull.
    Anyway, thank you @bylaws for you work!

    @bylaws

    My sd card is a SANDISK ULTRA microSD UHS-I CARD 64GB, wich is white and grey with red letters on the white side and white letters on the grey side.
     
  2. romain337

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    So much fun with the switch :) Keep up the good work!
     
  3. DiscostewSM

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    Very nice. I have some questions though.

    Do you have to have a separate SD card, or can you use the same one used for Horizon but with separate partitions (ext4 for Linux, fat32 for Horizon)? If the latter, can Linux access the fat32 partition? Was wondering if it would be possible to be able to tell each OS (Atmoshere CFW Horizon and Linux) to reboot to the other, where it makes a note of what OS to boot into, then reboots to RCM to autoboot to the selected OS. That way folks wouldn't have to manually go through Hekate to select where to go. I know with the Atmosphere CFW and with the Kosmos Toolbox, you can select from different Kekate profiles on reboot (straight into Hekate, stock Horizon, CFW Horizon, etc). If such a thing could be done with this Linux build, then that would be perfect.
     
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  4. xbmcuser

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    Will wine (windows emu) work on here or is that intel only?
     
  5. pLaYeR^^

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    What’s about battery issues? Will the battery percentage be false when you go back to horizon?
     
  6. thealgorithm

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    As far as I know. hekate per payload boot resets battery controller, so there will be no issue with battery de-sync
     
  7. The Real Jdbye

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    Alola
    I think you can use Ctrl+Alt+F2 to switch to a terminal. Works in some distros anyway.
     
  8. HughNeutron2018

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    I was surprised when I put it in the dock that it outputted in 4k on my 4k tv. I was shocked because the Switch usually only outputs in 720p. really interesting.
     
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  9. Xolono

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    Think you could drop one by my way?
    I've tried multiple SD cards, and can't get past setup since no on screen keyboard appears

    It'd be much appreciated
    Xolono69
     
  10. Shrike

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    Super sweet.

    Can you use the joycons as mouse, or do you need a additional one?

    Can you use the usbc slot (with converter) to use keyboard and mouse?

    Thanks in advance :creep:
     
  11. DiscostewSM

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    I think the dock's HDMI version is 1.4, which can support 4k, but at max 30 Hz.
     
  12. bylaws
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    You can, but it takes some fiddling. You'll need to take the second partition from the image and put it on the second partition you created on the sdcard. Then copy over files from partition 1 in image to partition 1 on sdcard
    It'll be correct

    1.no 2.no but maybe if it's a y cable
     
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  13. TemTW12

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    sorry if this sounds completely stupid but is there going to be a chance of something like this working with another more light weight distro such as Xubuntu?
     
  14. uyjulian

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    Install Xfce and select that desktop environment when logging in.
     
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  15. switshgam0r

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    Can I emulate a switch in Ubuntu?
     
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  16. YaYPIXXO

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    Woah this is awesome
     
  17. uyjulian

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    Yes, using Yuzu

    Intel x86 Win32 programs will work in Wine will work if you use Qemu. However, the speed is not impressive!

    Hangover is a project to thunk x86 Win32 programs with native (arm64) code to improve performance. However, compatibility is not as high as with upstream Wine. Its project page can be found here: https://github.com/AndreRH/hangover
    Evenicle 2 uses functions that have not been implemented in thunked code, so it currently doesn't run using Hangover.
     
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  18. Xolono

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    Not sure if it's my end only, but when using it in the dock, and after changing the resolution, the picture ends looking as if it's been "corrupted"
     
  19. bylaws
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    Replug hdmi
     
  20. uyjulian

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    Check your display that it supports 59.9Hz at the resolution you are seeking properly
     
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