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News X11 GUI installed on G1

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 24 Feb 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. War-Rasta

    War-Rasta New Member

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    Hmm... Sounds interesting...
    I need to get my hands on one of these things...
     
  3. eeevan

    eeevan Dremel Master

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    You can't be serious?
    Unless I'm not quite understanding the process here, how can you call interacting with an OS over VNC an "installation".

    I could do this, with any OS, on any VNC client- on any device. But surely you're already aware of that?
     
  4. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    While I do admire the fact that it works, I must say I'm getting bored of these XYZ-OS running on the ZXY phone/computer/potato.
    Apart from a demonstration of it bein possible, what's the use? I see no real reason for having this on a phone, or Android on the Eee. A phone is a phone and an OS made for a phone will always be more usefull than a desktop OS/GUI (same goes for mobile phone OS on a computer).
    All that said, I'm disappointed nobody made an Android build for my HTC TyTN - get on in you tinkerers!
     
  5. eeevan

    eeevan Dremel Master

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    ack, don't flame me.

    I pulled a stupid :(
     
  6. ghostwalker

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    eevan - Many comments on sites that have blogged my tutorial seem to be getting the wrong end of the stick. This is not connecting to a remote desktop on another machine! This is x11 and LXDE Desktop running LOCALLY on the G1 device, the reason I had to connect back to LOCALHOST on the device (rather cleverly, if I do say so myself) is because there are no drivers. This circumnavigates the need for drivers.

    Hope that clears it up?
     
  7. ghostwalker

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    eevan - Many comments on sites that have blogged my tutorial seem to be getting the wrong end of the stick. This is not connecting to a remote desktop on another machine! This is x11 and LXDE Desktop running LOCALLY on the G1 device, the reason I had to connect back to LOCALHOST on the device with VNC (rather cleverly, if I do say so myself) is because there are no drivers. This circumnavigates the need for drivers.

    Hope that clears it up?
     
  8. eeevan

    eeevan Dremel Master

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    hey ghostwalker,

    I quickly realized that after giving the full article a read- my bad.

    But wow, that's a really intelligent solution to the inherent problem is lacking video drivers. Kudos to you for the out of the box thinkin!


    Well done,
    e
     
  9. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    In the article the word treacle :eyebrow: was used. I actually had to look that one up. If anyone else was confused, see definition below from www.webster.com.

    "2 chiefly British a: molasses b: a blend of molasses, invert sugar, and corn syrup used as syrup —called also golden syrup"
     
  10. Neophyte4Life

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    Fantastic. Now i can experience the joy of intermittent "localhost:10.0 broken" on my PC and phone. GUI's are for nOObs.
     
  11. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Not quite, Golden Syrup is the yummy golden coloured stuff you put in desserts, Treacle is it's bitter, stickier, not-even-edible-raw half-brother. It's black, extremely sticky and gloopy, and is often used to relate to something that whilst does move, does so extremely slowly and with difficulty. A common phrase would be "running through treacle", implying moving with great difficulty. I had no idea it was chiefly British. What does everyone else call it?
     
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    molasses
     
  13. bilbothebaggins

    bilbothebaggins New Member

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    Ha! Everyone reading Pratchett should know treacle (see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treacle_mining) and, really, everyone should be reading Pratchett :p
     
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