[QUICK TUTO] How to boot Linux on your Switch

natinusala Apr 24, 2018.

  1. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    What are you waiting for? :)
     
  2. dovere

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    How did you get the sound working?
     
  3. SapphireExile

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    Here's the latest Ubuntu 18.04 ready to be a rootfs:
    https://goo.gl/J7pPbw

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    Sound's not working yet. I'm getting there though.
     
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  4. Benjamin_R

    Benjamin_R Newbie

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    Does the tutorial work for the osx? Do not have enough space on my computer for VM. Guess i need to remove stuff if i need to use VM
     
  5. sigboe

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    The tutorial does not work for OSX, but you can make it work if you are well versed in unix like operating systems.
     
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    You only need ~5gb if you install any light distros
     
  7. sigboe

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    Boot Ubuntu from USB with persistence.
     
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  8. SapphireExile

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    According to a kernel log, I should be able to get bluetooth audio functioning within a day or two on the Ubuntu build.
    "switch pulseaudio[2622]: [pulseaudio] backend-ofono.c: Failed to register as a handsfree audio agent with ofono: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.ofono was not provided by any .service files"

    First step will be getting that handler, and continuing to debug. I'd rather have Bluetooth audio than no audio at all.
     
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  9. Benjamin_R

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    I forgot that I have a Linux Persistence sdcard. Well, now it will be a lot better.
     
  10. ExploitTnT

    ExploitTnT Devy | YT: DevRin | dev_settings

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    Guys im gonna try Qemu with MicroXP now wish me luck.
     
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  11. Type_O_Dev

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    did you install mesa with hardware acceleration
     
  12. SapphireExile

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    It's already there by default. As is the touchscreen fix. Screen just needs to be rotated right after you log in.
     
  13. Axido

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    Could someone please help me with this?

    LinProb.

    As you see it's something someone already asked about a few pages ago. Sadly, the best answer to that was something along the lines of "find out the pid and insert it manually". I found out mine, but I got confused when I took a look at imx_usb.conf. The file does not contain the pid itself, but mostly references other files, some of which don't even exist inside of the usb_loader folder.

    This is the last step before Linux finally boots on the Switch and it would be a shame if this is as far as it gets. So, does anyone have a proper description of the process of changing the pid?
     
  14. ExploitTnT

    ExploitTnT Devy | YT: DevRin | dev_settings

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    Im right now fixing Qemu for the Switch should i release it then?
     
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  15. Raugo

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    That happens to me too. Simply remove the USB and put it back before launch the imx_usb
     
  16. sigboe

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    Are you meaning qemu running on a computer, that can load arm-linux for switch? Or qemu running on Linux for swtich?
     
  17. ExploitTnT

    ExploitTnT Devy | YT: DevRin | dev_settings

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    qemu running on the switch
     
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  18. sigboe

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    What does "the fix" entail? config files? patched binaries?
     
  19. ExploitTnT

    ExploitTnT Devy | YT: DevRin | dev_settings

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    No there are some missing files that you need that arent in the qemu install.
     
  20. sigboe

    sigboe Advanced Member

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    can you provide them so they can be added to the prebuilt rootfs?
     
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