Go Back   Micro PC Talk Forums > Micro PC > Alternate OS > Linux OS

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 10-10-2008, 03:02 PM
danmiddle2 Offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 152
Awards Showcase
100 Posts Master Modder UX Modification 
Total Awards: 3
Default INSTALL GUIDE - Ubuntu Mobile GUI on existing Hardy Install
Ubuntu mobile GUI installation guide.

This guide will explain how to install the Ubuntu mobile GUI onto an existing Ubuntu 8.04 installation without having to re-install with the dedicated Ubuntu-mobile image (which currently erases everything on your system when you install it)

The Ubuntu mobile image is really for anyone who wants to install a nice, slick, finger friendly GUI that is specifically designed to be optimised for smaller displays such as the one on the UX.

If you follow this guide you will be able to login to either your current GUI (KDE or Gnome or whatever) or login to the mobile GUI...so you get the best of both worlds.

Now the ordering of these instructions may be seem a little strange, but I tried other quicker ways and hit problems, so just bear with it;

Firstly; install the Ubuntu mobile package.
Code:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-mobile xserver-xephyr
Once that completes, edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file
Code:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
and add the following repositories
Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mobile/ubuntu hardy main restricted universe
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mobile/ubuntu hardy main restricted universe
Now do
Code:
sudo apt-get update
followed by
Code:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Amongst the updates this installs is an updated evtouch driver for the touchscreen which makes it behave differently. By all means reboot and give it a try, but for me personally I didn't like the way it behaves so I will show you how to roll that back in a second.

If you want to roll back the old touchscreen driver do the following steps, this can be done at any time really if you want to try the new version first

Open Synaptic Package Manager (under System>Administration) and scroll down to;
Code:
xserver-xorg-input-evtouch
Then from the menu select
Code:
Package>Force Version
and from the drop-down menu select the other version
Code:
0.8.7-3ubuntu1 (Hardy)
then click 'Force Version' followed by 'Apply'

It should now downgrade to the previous version.

Now to stop it constantly offering to update it back to the other version, scroll back down to the
Code:
xserver-xorg-input-evtouch
package and select from the menu
Code:
Package>Lock Version
Thats it it is now installed and ready to use.
To setup a separate X-session which will be available at login, here is how you could do it;

Create a file called;
Code:
/usr/share/xsessions/hildon.desktop
And populate it with the following;
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Hildon
Exec=/usr/local/bin/start-hildon-session
Type=Application
Then copy the hildon startup script:
Code:
cp `which start-hildon` /usr/local/bin/start-hildon-session
Finally edit the copy of the script that you've just made
Code:
sudo nano /usr/local/bin/start-hildon-session
and hash out the line
Code:
#export DISPLAY=:1
Now you should be able to choose the mobile interface as an option from the login screen. Enjoy!

P.S.
For anyone wondering how to get other displays such as the green one shown in one of the videos that I made... its this
Code:
sudo apt-get install moblin-clutter-home
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 09-29-2009, 11:39 PM
kiz Offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 172
Awards Showcase
100 Posts 
Total Awards: 1
Default
will this work with 9.04
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 10-01-2009, 06:43 AM
danmiddle2 Offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 152
Awards Showcase
100 Posts Master Modder UX Modification 
Total Awards: 3
Default
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiz View Post
will this work with 9.04
No idea, I haven't switched to 9.04. I prefer to stick with an LTS build where possible.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 10-03-2009, 02:49 AM
cinlacsqui Offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
Default
Quote:
Originally Posted by danmiddle2 View Post
No idea, I haven't switched to 9.04. I prefer to stick with an LTS build where possible.
this looks great and really easy to follow - thanks a lot for posting and sharing it
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 10-03-2009, 07:43 AM
danmiddle2 Offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 152
Awards Showcase
100 Posts Master Modder UX Modification 
Total Awards: 3
Default
Quote:
Originally Posted by cinlacsqui View Post
this looks great and really easy to follow - thanks a lot for posting and sharing it
Which bit are you confused about?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 10-21-2009, 01:38 AM
wuyu Offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3
Default
i have it installed on my machine but it runs like crap. the screen just flashes to white on and off, and is essentially unusable.

I followed your instructions, and I do instrctions as follows to meet clutter desktop:

1. create a new desktop file named clutter:
sudo nano /usr/share/xsessions/clutter.desktop

2. enter the following into this new file:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Hildon
Exec=/usr/local/bin/desktop-launcher
Type=Application

3. save the file

4. now copy the clutter script:
sudo cp `which desktop-launcher` /usr/local/bin/desktop-launcher

Is there anything wrong?
Thank you very much for helping!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 10-21-2009, 03:59 AM
wuyu Offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3
Default
if I install Ubuntu-mobile image in virtualbox, how can I change to clutter desktop?
thank you for your help!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 10-21-2009, 10:30 AM
danmiddle2 Offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 152
Awards Showcase
100 Posts Master Modder UX Modification 
Total Awards: 3
Default
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyu View Post
i have it installed on my machine but it runs like crap. the screen just flashes to white on and off, and is essentially unusable.

I followed your instructions, and I do instrctions as follows to meet clutter desktop:

1. create a new desktop file named clutter:
sudo nano /usr/share/xsessions/clutter.desktop

2. enter the following into this new file:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Hildon
Exec=/usr/local/bin/desktop-launcher
Type=Application

3. save the file

4. now copy the clutter script:
sudo cp `which desktop-launcher` /usr/local/bin/desktop-launcher

Is there anything wrong?
Thank you very much for helping!
Which version of Ubuntu are you using?

Thanks

Dan
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Unread 10-21-2009, 11:29 AM
wuyu Offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3
Default
Quote:
Originally Posted by danmiddle2 View Post
Which version of Ubuntu are you using?

Thanks

Dan
ubuntu-8.04.3-alternate
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Unread 01-18-2010, 06:29 AM
randall Offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3
Default
Hi
thanks for giving this information it was really appreciable
__________________
bye bye 2009
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 02:36 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.