I just found a better guide & more info (but it's for the Nexus):
How to run Debian with X11 on your Nexus One | Android Devs
& Looks like there is an openSuSE build for Android too:
openSUSE Lizards LXDE can do it! LXDE on Android smartphone!
Build Service/openSUSE@ARM - openSUSE
Originally Posted by Jshizzy
I'm dumb. What is that exactly?
Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
It's a Linux distribution (flavor of Linux)
...used mostly as a Server/Desktop OS but there is a version available for Android.
Originally Posted by GrdLock
The entire time I was looking at that article, I kept repeating one phrase in my head.... "WHY?
Running a full-fledged linux OS on a cell phone just doesn't seem practical, functional, or like it would serve any purpose really.
I think it would be great to carry around a desktop OS in my pocket (more apps & functionality than what is currently available on HTC's distro)
Eris Tech Specs:
Qualcomm® MSM7600™, 528MHz
512MB ROM / 288MB RAM
The minimal hardware requirements for a basic Linux Desktop are 64MB RAM w/250 MHz processor.
The LXDE desktop environment has been tested to run "moderate-fast"
with 192 MB RAM 266 MHz processor.
source: LXDE - Lightweight X11 Desktops Environment
I'm guessing the ARM builds use even less so hopefully it will run smoothly (I'll try installing this weekend)
I also like to being in control of my apps & services running (I'm not familiar w/HTCs stuff)
and there are so many Apps for Android @the Marketplace that cost money, I think it would be nice to have free apps on a truly 'free' OS (HTC's OS is open source but not truly free)
And it installs onto the sdcard & dual-boots w/HTC's version so as far as I know, there is nothing to lose except the time it takes to install....and I think it will be fun.