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how do I get most of my standard linux utilities and commands on Android 3.1?

by standard, i mean just what users often get by default with one of the popular distros. for example, uname, finger, vim, tmux, etc. I have a galaxy tab 10.1 (android version 3.1, already rooted) ...
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How to use android phone as a login key to your PC

Is there a way to setup a Linux box to enable authentication by inserting correct android phone with correct software in it to allow user to login? So when there is a login prompt shown user should ...
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How can I zip a folder into a zip file in Android to send over the Internet?

I have root, and I tried running the zip command from shell, but zip is not found. I think Android doesn't come with zip. How can I install zip on Android?
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How to play/record sound from Debian chroot?

There's big file with ext2 with ARM Debian where I can chroot to. There's functional mplayer (I can -ao pcm or -vo yuv4mpegpipe) there. How to record/play sound (or video) from this Debian? Is there ...
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What are the limitations of installing Ubuntu on an Android device?

I'm looking at http://androlinux.com/android-ubuntu-development/how-to-install-ubuntu-on-android/ What are the limitations of this Ubuntu installation? Can I install anything that runs on Ubuntu? ...
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Is it possible to run Android applications on (normal) Linux?

Since Android is a forked Linux kernel plus software stack I am wondering whether there are any projects or ideas regarding creating a version of Android that can be added to a Linux system to allow a ...
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App to sync PDFs between Linux laptop and Android phone?

I like reading research papers on both my laptop and on my phone. I'd love to be easily send a PDF to the phone while reading it on the laptop, so I can read it later on the subway or when I am ...
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How to install the official Android 2.2 (froyo) on Samsung Galaxy S without Windows/Kies [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade Firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S without windows Froyo has been finally released for Samsung Galaxy S. The update seems to be only available via a ...
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Android tablet as music remote

I imagine a setup where I use an android tablet computer as a remote control for my hifi system - at least for selecting music. I have connected a low-power, cheap and small linux computer to the amp. ...
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Error while running debian on Arm6 based phone

I have cynogenmod7 on my optimus one phone. I followed this guide to run debian on it. When I give this command: busybox mount -o loop,noatime $kit/debian.img $mnt I get a no loop device, file ...
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How to get Banshee to see Xoom via MTP?

I just bought a Canadian region Xoom, and have been able to access it via MTP using Gnomad2, but Banshee refuses to recognize it, despite having the libmtp extension installed. Any advice would be ...
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How can I root my Droid X with Ubuntu Linux?

My sanity is at stake here. I need root but I don't have access to any fancy proprietary OS. I'd appreciate any help.
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Cannot access local storage on HTC Desire HD with Linux

If I set my new HTC Desire HD to connect to PC in disk drive mode, a Windows computer can see the internal storage as a Removable Disk. If I attempt the same with my Linux system, "HTC Android Phone" ...
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adb devices show phone in debug mod but not in fastboot mod

When debugging mode adb devices , it will show my HTC magic. But when the phone is in fastboot mod , I can't see my HTC magic in adb devices. I am using ubuntu 10.10 , my ...
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What linux distribution is Android based on?

Did Google use some existing distribution (Debian, Red Hat, etc.) to create Android, or did they use the bare essentials (kernel, file system and some mandatory files)?