May 7th, 2018, 20:08 Posted By: wraggster
Linux released for the Nintendo Switch, here the details:
There is ton of info regarding getting Linux up and running on your Switch since the big explosion of frozen rocket payloads for Nintendo Switch, but its filled with complex setup, different distros, patches needed, and still missing info, but GBATemp'er @natinusala has assembled what he calls Painless Linux, so those that want to be on leading edge of Switch payload development can check it out:
Grab it while it's hot: https://github.com/natinusala/painless-linux Everything is explained in the README of the repository.
Now you can boot Linux from any system (Windows, Mac OS, Linux or Android), without any extra work :
The system is an improved version of @00Cancer's GNOME Arch Linux image :
- Download the disk image
- Burn it on your SD card using Etcher or dd
- Clone or download the repository and use the provided scripts (for Android you need to copy 2 files)
I will try to keep it updated, with incremental updates, if applicable. I will also keep this post minimal, as everything is already in the README.
- chromium browser
- scripts to manage GPU clock profiles (courtesy of @Gigaa)
- SSH server enabled by default
- automatic root filesystem expand to fit your SD card
Have fun with your almost functional Linux!
Now its not perfect, no Linux is YET on the Switch, there is still 'battery discharge issues', 'WiFi issues', 'LCD burn-in problems', and various other smaller issues, so as the tutorial author above suggests you must read the README before trying it out, and accept the risks, and understand the issues, and be patience for updates by the teams involved to finish making this less-painless Linux.
OFFICIAL SITE: --> https://github.com/natinusala/painless-linux
For more information and downloads, click here!
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