The following video is a first look at what we are trying to achieve with regards to Linux on Gemini.
The video shows:
- How the dual boot is implemented and how easy it is to boot the Gemini into Android or Linux;
- The logging in process;
- Running an X terminal and typing on the command line;
- The file browser and Libre Office;
- Rebooting from Linux into Android
The Linux distribution we are focusing at the moment is Debian 9.0 and the desktop environment we are showing in the video is LXDE.
We plan to use Debian as reference distro, but switching to a different distribution should be quite easy.
Following the suggestions of many of our backers, we are focusing on enabling as much functionality as we can, whilst allowing the user to customise the Linux environment.
As you will see in the video, and as of 19 Oct 2017, a number of drivers have already been implemented, including the keyboard, screen driver, touch screen and Wi-Fi driver.