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Run X11 natively via Chroot in Android?

Is it possible to run X11 natively in Android via Chroot ? Without any kind of VNC ? Thanks.
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Connecting Android to Fedora to browse the web

I have bought an Android phone Spice MI-270. I wanted to connect the phone to Linux Fedora so that I can browse the web using the services provided on my SIM card. How can I connect the Android phone ...
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How to establish a LAN directly between an Archos G9 (Android 4.0, WiFi) and a linux box?

I am buying an Archos G9 (Android 4.0). And a Raspberry Pi. I'd like to take them along for trips, and they need to be able to communicate over a network so I can use stuff like VNC etc. How do I do ...
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Access to android usb port from chroot linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Android chroot ubuntu - is it possible to get ubuntu to recognise usb devices IS it possible to communicate over the real USB port of an android host when running linux ...
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Can't transfer file from Ubuntu to Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1

when connecting my Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 (USB debugging off) to my PC running Ubuntu 10.10 the device seems to be mounted properly, but I can't transfer any file (I always get "Error creating ...
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Lots of “Input/output error” after connecting Samsung Galaxy S2 via USB

I'm trying to connect my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-9100, Android 2.3.4, I9100XXKI1) with my Linux box (Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric). I'm using the USB storage mode (Settings ➔ Wireless and network ➔ USB ...
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Samsung GT-i9000 (Galaxy S), Android 2.3.6, MTP and Linux

Is it possible to connect this device to Linux workstation over USB using MTP mode? I've tried a few times using different tools but no success. GMTP just don't work, mtp-tools don't work reliably, ...
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Sync contacts with ubuntuone?

It doesn't look like UbuntuOne has a sync app for contacts. Files and music, yes, but not contacts. Are there any workarounds to this? I've successfully avoided linking my phone to a google account ...
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Reverse tethering hangs at netcfg (Cyanogen + Linux)

I'm trying to set up reverse-tethering from my Linux computer using the steps outlined in this post: http://blog.mycila.com/2010/06/reverse-usb-tethering-with-android-22.html However, when I get to ...
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Install custom ROM from Linux on a LG GT540

I'd like to install a custom ROM on my LG GT540. It looks like that in order to enable fastboot and make the whole process a lot easier, a custom ROM must be installed the first time with a program ...
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Any “must read” docs for Linux-head buying an Android device?

I've decided to finally upgrade to an Android phone from my perfectly good N900 because Twitter open sourced the encrypted SMS messaging application TextSecure by Whisper Systems. I'll want vanilla ...
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How to access a linux shell from my phone via bluetooth?

Basically I want to send shell commands from my phone to my PC (Ubuntu 11.10) via bluetooth. Why? Because I don't always have WLAN and WLAN on my phone sucks. All possible solutions are welcome. I ...
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Loop device possible on Android 2.1 Hero?

I'm trying to get Ubunto running on my Android after failing with Debian. I couldn't mount the image. Now the Ubunto Tutorial says that the phone must support loop devices. How can I figure that out, ...
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Use 3G connection on my Android in Ubuntu

I would like to use the 3G connection on my android with my Ubuntu. Is there any method to do so?
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How to Remote Control Android smartphone, if not in same subnet

I'd like to "Remote Control" my Android 2.3.x (Oxygen 2.3.2 ROM) from my PC. I know that there are VNC servers available and also apps like "Remote Web Desktop". This works fine, but only if the ...
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Linux on Android and HW support

I see that there are some projects about installing Linux on an Android Device, but how is the Hardware support? If I install linux, can I have access to the hardware via Python, like in Android?
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I want to execute shell commands on my pc from my android via USB

I have a linux box, without any network interface, only usb. I have my andorid phone, and the USB cable. I would like to connect from my android device to the linux box,and execute shell commands on ...
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File Transfer: How to transfer files betwen my Xperia Neo (Android 2.3) and Kubuntu Linux?

I have bought a Xperia Neo which runs Android 2.3 and I'm running Kubuntu Linux on my Laptop. I just connected the Phone using a USB Cable and set it to Mass Storage Mode. I expected to have the ...
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How do you set up internet pass-through (reverse-tether) on linux?

I have an HTC Desire S that has the option to connect through usb, and use the computer's internet connection. This works fine on Windows, but I'm struggling to set it up in Ubuntu. When I plug in and ...
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Anyone have an alternative dowload site for a fastboot binary?

I'm working on rooting my android kernel and most sites list http://android-dls.com/files/linux/fastboot as the place to look for the fastboot binary. However, I've been getting a 404 (Page not Found) ...
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How can I compile native applications on my rooted phone?

I'm running Cyanogenmod 7 on my Nexus One, and I wanted to compile and run LAME on my phone. I've already downloaded the source package and have tried to ./configure it, but I'm told that neither cc ...
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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 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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Can you run Linux command line apps on Android?

I'm brand new to Android; in fact I've never owned one. But I'm traveling all this summer, and I'm very interested in doing some programming while I'm on the run. QUESTION: Is it possible to run a ...
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Connect LG Optimus 2X to Windows/Ubuntu via Bluetooth/Data Cable to use Internet

I want to connect my LG Optimus 2X (P990) to my PC to use the Internet. I tried using the LG PC Suite 4 available for windows, but it crashes as soon as I make a connection with my phone. And, ...
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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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Android chroot ubuntu - is it possible to get ubuntu to recognise usb devices

I've managed to setup the chroot but I'm unsure how to get the chroot to recognise usb devices. I'll be doing so work with microcontrollers hence I neeed to to recognise my usb based programmer. For ...
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Rooting acer liquid mini with Ubuntu?

can someone explain how to root android phone using ubuntu or any linux distro please? There are so many app like superoneclick, z4root etc..but android is based on linux right? so it should be easy ...
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LG optimus P-500 firmware update: PC suite for Linux?

My phone, a LG Optimus P-500 requested to be connected to the PC suite in order to perform a firmware update (the official one). I don't have the PC suite and have only access to Linux computers. The ...
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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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Device recognized as ????? in ubuntu

Hello good people of stack exchange, I am having trouble setting up my Ubuntu 11.04 boot to use for app development on a hardware device. I have followed the instructions here to try and recongnize ...
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Linux program to transfer file from/to an android device?

Do you know if there is a linux program (possibly nautilus plugin) to transfer file from/to an android device? What is in my mind is a program which does "adb push", "adb pull", and "adb shell ls" in ...
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Acer A500 internal storage is not auto-mounted by Ubuntu

I just got my Acer A500 and have problems accessing the it's storage from my ubuntu machines. If I try it with Win7 in VirtualBox it is automatically mounted without requiring any actions on the ...
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What are loop devices?

How to Install Ubuntu on Android! states "your Android OS must support loop devices". What is a loop device?
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How do I set up a VPN from Android 2.3 to my home Ubuntu desktop?

I want to configure a VPN from my Nexus S (2.3.4) to my home Ubuntu desktop. Has anyone tried this yet? I would deeply appreciate tips on which VPN server to use (e.g., is openVPN support native ...
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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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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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Is there a “Linux friendly” handset manufacturer for Android phones?

My current situation is this: I use Mac OS X at home and Ubuntu Linux at work. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S. Whenever I want to update my firmware the intended way (i.e. using Kies, I am aware of ...
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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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Do you have to root an Android device to install Ubuntu?

Just as the title says. In order to install another ARM based Operating System or to dual boot your phone, do you have to have root access? I'm currently using a Motorola Atrix, not sure if that ...
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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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Android phone not recognized in Ubuntu

I have an Android Phone (a Motorola Milestone) and trying to connect it to my Ubuntu Maverick (10.10). The problem is that i can't even charge it using USB, so there's no message on the phone nor on ...
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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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Trying to get a PC to boot off a bootable SD card that is inside an USB attached Android device

First, I'd like to make myself look less a madman than I may have appeared to be. I wanted to have a bootable USB stick with me at all times, but it's less convenient because it's an extra object and ...
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Is it possible to have a TCP/IP network using bluetooth?

I have my Android U8220 and I need to have a network with my laptop as if it was an ad-hoc wifi connection (tcp/ip). Is that even possible? If you want to know, I'm using bluez as manager in my Linux ...
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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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Client-Server Android audio remote

I'd like to get a low power pc (arm or atom) running linux and control the music that it plays through an android app, effectively becoming androids version of Logitech's Squeezebox. I'd prefer not to ...
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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)?