Ubuntu on Galaxy Tab 10.1!

Well, I just picked up a Galaxy Tab 10.1, my first 10.1-inch tablet device. I did root my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and put Ubuntu on it and what a difference it is from Ubuntu on smartphone!

It’s actually usable so long as you connect a bluetooth mouse and keyboard. Web browser on the Ubuntu Gnome is a bit laggy but I really need it for shell access so this is going to be a lot of fun.

Best of all, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has 1280×800 resolution (better than iPad 2 btw), which makes the Ubuntu desktop look crisp and clear!

Anyways, I’ve outlined the step-by-step instructions specifically for Galaxy Tab 10.1 over at my new site GalaxyTabHacks.com.

For those of you who just picked up a Galaxy Tab 10.1, you can read up on How to Install Ubuntu on Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Steps are basically the same except for installing busybox and also I dumped LXDE for Ubuntu default Gnome, much better I think and also runs well with 1Ghz dual-core Tegra.

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3 Responses to Ubuntu on Galaxy Tab 10.1!

  1. Slav says:

    Hi, Thank you for interesting post but make my attention your bt keyboard. Can you tell me please what’s the device name is? Greets, Slav.

  2. Slav says:

    Thanks I found now on your attached pic – Menotek. Nice one.

  3. Louis R. says:

    I Have An Acer A500 IconiaTab Similar to Galaxy in specs can you run the unity i belive its called gui that the netbook remix had assuming your gonna use 11.04 or 10.04 LTS

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