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  • It's Now Possible To Run Fedora On Chromebooks With Wayland

    Phoronix: It's Now Possible To Run Fedora On Chromebooks With Wayland

    With Wayland now being present on Chrome OS for the Android compatibility layer, modifications to Crouton were made to allow Fedora Workstation with Wayland to run atop these Wayland-enabled Chromebooks...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nd-Chromebooks

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    Google is bringing desktop Linux to the masses, and bringing Android to desktop Linux. It's a good thing.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by microcode View Post
      Google is bringing desktop Linux to the masses, and bringing Android to desktop Linux. It's a good thing.
      Very good I would say. The question is when we will see a cross-over system(s) desktop+mobile from google? Or something like MaruOS?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by microcode View Post
        Google is bringing desktop Linux to the masses, and bringing Android to desktop Linux. It's a good thing.
        Yeah its a good thing if you overlook the fact that google is essentially spyware.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by microcode View Post
          Google is bringing Chrome to the masses, and bringing Android to desktop Linux. It's a good thing.
          Fixed. ChromeOS isn't anywhere near Linux Desktop. Not in a bad way though. It makes sense for its target.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
            ChromeOS isn't anywhere near Linux Desktop
            chromeos is one of linux desktops

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pal666 View Post
              chromeos is one of linux desktops
              Nope, it is a Linux-based firmware with its own application ecosystem (and eventually will share Android app ecosystem) that can't run Linux Desktop applications natively.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                Nope, it is a Linux-based firmware with its own application ecosystem (and eventually will share Android app ecosystem) that can't run Linux Desktop applications natively.
                Need to alter that quite a bit. Linux kernel and chrome os display manager was not changed in any way to allow fedora using wayland to work. So the ABI/API are present in chrome to run Linux Desktop application natively. Crouton solution is not much different from flatpak/snappy solution. So cannot run is wrong as bundled Linux Desktop applications with their dependencies do run on Chrome OS. The issue is installing them on Chrome OS. Big news would be if chrome os team ever decide to support flatpak out box.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by oiaohm View Post
                  Need to alter that quite a bit. Linux kernel and chrome os display manager was not changed in any way to allow fedora using wayland to work. So the ABI/API are present in chrome to run Linux Desktop application natively. Crouton solution is not much different from flatpak/snappy solution. So cannot run is wrong as bundled Linux Desktop applications with their dependencies do run on Chrome OS. The issue is installing them on Chrome OS.
                  "Can't run" can be because of many reasons. I never claimed the kernel or wayland were different, only that you can't natively install Linux Desktop applications in ChromeOS, because that's true.

                  You need to enable dev mode, then make a chroot and run some scripts and then you can run applications with some limitations. If you want to run them natively, you need to nuke that crap down to coreboot, and replacing it whole.

                  For that matter, you can usually root quite a bit of router's firmwares and then proceed to hack them somehow to be able to install Entware software packages too.

                  Big news would be if chrome os team ever decide to support flatpak out box.
                  Wildly unlikely. They are working to support Android apps that are 2-3 orders of magnitude more interesting.

                  Imho if this guy managed to install Fedora applications, getting Flatpack in there isn't that hard.
                  Last edited by starshipeleven; 05-12-2017, 09:11 PM.

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                  • #10
                    I read both pages and can't determine - is this x86 only?

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