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How to Install Native Ubuntu on EeePad Transformer Android Tablet!

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The other day, I had the pleasure of enjoying/installing native Ubuntu on my new EeePad Transformer Android tablet.   It’s not complete by any means but the keyboard is working, touchscreen is working, and it’s fairly fast.

For those of you interested in modding your Transformer tablet, you can follow complete step-by-step instructions over at EeePadHacks.net on how to install native Ubuntu on the Transformer.

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How to Install Ubuntu on Galaxy Tab 10.1!

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As some of you may know, I’ve recently picked up a brand, spanking-new Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet.  It’s certainly a piece of art and a mean, lean machine that can do lots of things including running Ubuntu alongside Android Honeycomb dubbed “Tabuntu”.

For those of you who want to install Ubuntu on the Tab 10.1, you can check out my full step-by-step directions over at GalaxyTabHacks.com on How to install Ubuntu on Galaxy Tab 1

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DIY Web Interface Control System for Central Heating and Hot Water!

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In the near future, you should be able to control all of your house heating system and even hot water via a web interface.  But for those of you who don’t want to wait for that, you can make your own like Nicholas did, a DIY web interface control system for your central heating and hot water made possible by a linux box and some relays.

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G2 Hacks – How to Install Ubuntu on your G2 Phone or any Android Device!

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Did you know I (Max) was the first person ever in the world to put Ubuntu running on “top of” an Android device?   Other people probably figured it out soon or later but I did think of doing it first. *patonmybackhaha

Yesterday I had the pleasure of putting Ubuntu on my G2 Phone and even started a new site dedicated to running Ubuntu and linux alongside with Android devi

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Ubuntu Error – /etc/sudoers is owned by uid 1000, should be 0

How to fix the error “/etc/sudoers is owned by uid 1000, should be 0″?

Just type: chown -R root.root /etc/

This will make everything inside the directory to be owned and under group “root”, otherwise sudo will keep giving you errors.

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HTC Evo Hack – DIY Garage Door Opener App!

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Here’s a rather interesting hack that involves an RS232 relay couple with a linux server that allows this HTC Evo 4G user to remotely open/close his garage door.

When his Evo 4G is within a block of his home, he can remotely open/close his garage door. It sure sounds like a lot of work but for those of you who are already familiar with relays, RS232 programming, and linux, mig

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How to Install OpenWRT on Seagate StarDock! [Embedded Linux]

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For those of you who want a small embedded linux to play around with, go on ahead and turn your Seagate StarDock into a linux system by hacking OpenWRT linux into it.

OpenWRT is an open-source linux operating system built for hacking routers and whatnot.  This probably isn’t going to turn your

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Android Hack – How to Install/Run Ubuntu on your Nexus One/Android!

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Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of installing Ubuntu on my Nexus One Android phone.  Basically, this hack let’s you run Ubuntu as a virtual machine under your Nexus One Android phone.

Why?  This will give you access to millions of existing programs on Ubuntu linux plus your phone is now capable of doing so much more like being able to crack WEP, server web pages, and a whole lot more.

Anyways, IR

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Android DIY – How to Setup Android SDK on your Ubuntu/Debian Linux!

Today I was setting up my Android SDK on my laptop’s Ubuntu so I figured also to show others how easy it is to setup Android SDK on your Ubuntu or Debian using commands apt-get, tar, and wget.

For those of you who want to setup Android SDK so you can start using ADB commands or root your Android smartphone, you will need to first install Java run-time on your Ubuntu/Debian.

First, open up a terminal and put yourself into “root” mode so you don’t have to keep typing sudo in front of everything:

sudo /bin/bash

Now, let’s install Java r

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Ubuntu DIY – How to Setup Ubuntu in 10 Minutes!

Kevin Purdy at Lifehacker blog has written a short 10-minute Ubuntu setup guide over at ITWorld.com. For those of you unfamiliar with Ubuntu but tired of Macs and Windows, you might want to check it out.

Also, I am running Ubuntu myself right now, it didn’t take me too long, you can refer to my guide on how to install Ubuntu via USB flash drive. (or use

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