Upgrading / Choosing Linux Package, Nexus 7 (2012)

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Upgrading / Choosing Linux Package, Nexus 7 (2012)

Postby grubenm » Sun May 03, 2015 1:07 am

Hey all, wasn't sure if this was a software or a hardware question.

I have a Nexus 7 (2012 edition) tablet running arch linux
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$ uname -a
Linux alarm 3.1.10-8-nexus7 #17-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Thu Dec 6 14:51:52 UTC 2012 armv7l GNU/Linux


However, the linux package never updates, and indeed if I try to install linux, the following occurs
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$ sudo pacman -S linux
:: There are 31 providers available for linux:
:: Repository core
   1) linux-am33x  2) linux-am33x-legacy  3) linux-armv7  4) linux-armv7-rc  5) linux-boundary  6) linux-chromebook
   7) linux-chromebook2  8) linux-cubox  9) linux-cubox-headless  10) linux-d3plug  11) linux-imx6-cubox
   12) linux-imx6-cubox-dt  13) linux-odroid-c1  14) linux-odroid-u2  15) linux-odroid-x  16) linux-odroid-x2
   17) linux-odroid-xu  18) linux-odroid-xu-headless  19) linux-odroid-xu-mainline  20) linux-odroid-xu3
   21) linux-parallella  22) linux-raspberrypi  23) linux-sun4i  24) linux-sun5i  25) linux-sun5i-staging
   26) linux-sun7i  27) linux-usbarmory  28) linux-utilite  29) linux-utilite-dt  30) linux-wandboard
   31) linux-zedboard

Which leads me to suspect that I might have done some configuration incorrectly.

In short, my question is: how do I install the linux package appropriate for a Nexus 7 (2012), and remove whatever linux package the system is booting from currently?
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Re: Upgrading / Choosing Linux Package, Nexus 7 (2012)

Postby WarheadsSE » Mon May 04, 2015 1:56 pm

Of course the linux package never updates.. that isn't our kernel
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#17-Ubuntu


I would have to see what is an options are for mainline, but I don't know how well they would play with the display drivers. Is this native or a chroot ?
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Re: Upgrading / Choosing Linux Package, Nexus 7 (2012)

Postby grubenm » Mon May 04, 2015 2:05 pm

Happy to answer your questions, but I'm afraid I don't perfectly understand them.

I followed the instructions on the nexus7setup, which I only provide because I hope it's helpful.

I'm happy to provide the output of any commands on the machine for you, or to provide specifications or configurations.
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Re: Upgrading / Choosing Linux Package, Nexus 7 (2012)

Postby WarheadsSE » Mon May 04, 2015 2:33 pm

The answer is native. However, having glanced at that guide, I can't help you until I have had more time to review everything involved.
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Re: Upgrading / Choosing Linux Package, Nexus 7 (2012)

Postby grubenm » Tue May 05, 2015 12:35 am

To summarize, in the hopes that my summary harmonizes with your later review, it appears that the salient points are as follows:
  • The Arch Linux image is obtained from the arch_20130626.mrom mentioned in the Installing the Arch Image section
  • That section references this post
  • That post asserts
    Inside the installation package is tar.gz archive from http://os.archlinuxarm.org/os/tegra/ and all modifications are done on the device after the archive is extracted (see post_install folder in the installer). This means you can update this package with unmodified tar.gz from archlinux website.
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