Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#31 Post by twistero » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:23 pm

g2k wrote: Ok I tried the su, then wacom-input & thing but no luck.

The model number of my thinkpad is: 7767-96u

about phone> "model number" is 776796u
Just to make sure wacom-input is actually running, please do

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pgrep wacom-input
both fresh after boot, and after running su and wacom-input. Does it return anything?

Most likely, though, wacom-input simply does not work with your hardware. Is your X61t finger-touch capable?
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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#32 Post by g2k » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:49 pm

twistero wrote:
g2k wrote: Ok I tried the su, then wacom-input & thing but no luck.

The model number of my thinkpad is: 7767-96u

about phone> "model number" is 776796u
Just to make sure wacom-input is actually running, please do

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pgrep wacom-input
both fresh after boot, and after running su and wacom-input. Does it return anything?

Most likely, though, wacom-input simply does not work with your hardware. Is your X61t finger-touch capable?
OK, pgrep wacom-input fresh after boot = 1999

su>

wacom-input &>

= [1] 2482

THEN... pgrep wacom-input = 1999 2482

THEN....pgrep wacom-input & = [2] 2494


I hope these outputs mean more to you than they do to me...lol. Any ideas what is happening?

Also, my thinkpad is NOT finger touchable, just digitizer. Thank you for helping with this by the way, I don't do so good in understanding the terminal.

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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#33 Post by twistero » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:09 pm

The output from pgrep means wacom-input is running fine, just not doing what it is supposed to do.

Unfortunately I can't offer any more help. I didn't write wacom-input, so I have no idea where to start troubleshooting beyond this.
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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#34 Post by g2k » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:25 am

No problem, thank you for the help. My "idea" was to get Android running so I could install Netflix.

Then I wouldn't have to use Windows 7/8 on this tablet at all since the wacom digitizer works perfectly under linux mint 17 Cinnamon.

The more I search for an all in 1 device, the more I'm liking the Samsung Galaxy note 10.

Since my "needs" are fairly simple I may just sell the thinkpad and go with the note 10.

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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#35 Post by nakopla_plechovka » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:40 am

Hello,

my 2cents:
i tried all possible ISOs for Android-x86 on X61t and either i end up before X starts, or (with the recent versions) i end up with "Android" loading logo...

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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#36 Post by creed » Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:24 am

Not working for me :cry:

My thinkpad is an X201 Tablet with Ubuntu 14.04 running natively. I'm attempting to install this iso:

android-x86-4.4-RC2-thinkpadtablet-20140522.iso

My VirtualBox settings for the Android install:

OS Type: Linux
Version: 2.6 / 3.x (32 bit)
Memory Size: 1GB
Hard drive file type: VDI (fixed size)
HD Size: 8GB

Screenshot of the settings:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/229 ... -x86/1.png

I can get to the blue install screen successfully, but after selecting install (or boot from live CD), I get a kernel panic:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/229 ... -x86/2.png

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/229 ... -x86/3.png

And turning on or off VT-x has no effect:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/229 ... -x86/4.png

Any suggestions? I've tried other iso images with no success also.
Thinkpad x201 Tablet / 8GB Ram / 250GB SSD / Ultrabase X200 / 2 x Dell 24" LCD monitors / Ubuntu 14.04 OS

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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#37 Post by piledriver » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:47 pm

wacom-input works on my X200T... for some definition of "works"
It misses the last ~1/2" of the screen to the right, and the botom 1/2" as well, has a significant offset, and no amount of jacking with the calibration seems to help.

OTOH the latest kernels (32 or 64 bit) and the wacom pen work perfectly fine with inputattach, I just can't figure out how to make a proper git diff as the android-x86 tree is not really a git tree, it uses repo as a wrapper for git.

Wifi and BT are iffy on the latest kitkat-4.4.4 builds, but the Wacom pen works just peachy, I modded the build and the init.sh to load inputattach rather than wacom-input. (used the inputattach.c and serio.ids.h from linuxconsoleproject V1.47)
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Runs like a completely new machine with a XT 750 hybrid drive.
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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#38 Post by creed » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:50 pm

Still doesn't work for me but at least you got it somewhat functional. I gave up
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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#39 Post by tarvoke » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:29 am

building your own android iso is one of the biggest pains in the universe. I may have mentioned. I think I also mentioned how the build team had mostly stopped making specific builds for certain machines e.g. asus, and was trying to incorporate people's porting work into a main universal image, and this never quite happened correctly with the X-tablet stuff.

as a couple people have mentioned - if you can get the vanilla image halfway working, to the point where you can start messing with the startup scripts, this can be a lot easier/faster. (although becomes an annoyance vs. upgrading to later releases)

possible good news for x220t owners, but not so helpful for pre-x220 machines:

so, Intel has, all along, been contributing bits of code here and there to the ax86 project. the relationship is a little unclear - I think it was part because, of course, they're required to publish certain GPL related things, and part because they were happy to see a community they could push code to and see it tested, and how it builds/breaks/etc.

but the overall reason behind this was clear from the beginning: Intel was building their own versions all along. and now it's available:
https://01.org/android-ia
(in fact they list builds dating back to 2012, but I feel this is the first I ever heard they were publicly available?)

any machine with UEFI and Sandy Bridge (or higher) should work ... in theory.
in the middle years, there are a bunch of "Generic UEFI" builds, and then the most recent 2014 ones go back to hardware-specific (Ivy Bridge, Haswell, Bay Trail).

if I can manage some courage, I'll consider trying either the 2/2013 x220t-specific build, or the 6/2013 Generic build. would love to hear anyone's experiences who dare to try this!!! :)
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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#40 Post by tarvoke » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:48 am

(duh, me: also the extremely obvious - that Intel received a lot of very good code back from ax86)

ps some not terribly informative information here:
https://01.org/android-ia/guides/quick-start
https://01.org/android-ia/guides/devices/lenovo-x220t
https://01.org/android-ia/guides/devices/lenovo-x230t

the main reason I'm so hesitant, is that there is no safe "LiveCD" sort of mode like ax86 (and nearly every other lunix on the planet, ha) has -- installing the IA releases means complete wipe. eh, maybe if I get motivated to pop in a sacrificial disk.

all of the builds warn of pre-alpha buggy quality, but then again I've never gotten better than that from ax86 on a good day, with a lot of cursing and hard work and luck.
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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#41 Post by piledriver » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:34 am

has anyone gotten both wacom touch AND the pen working at the same time?
(the wacom_w8001 kernel driver at least supports both, from reading the source)
I lack the hardware to test.

The latest 4.4 repo includes inputattach, it supports the pen properly (no calibration required, but it works), although it is only automagically enabled for some x200 models, its there and can be used.
Everything else works now as well.
X200--"Krunchy" Tablet/Ultrabase (7449-9FU), Win8 Pro + Linux+Android-x86
Runs like a completely new machine with a XT 750 hybrid drive.
X300---"Shiny" after gutting/dishwashing kbd/cases. Too nice to sell..

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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#42 Post by msrice » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:23 pm

I am trying to dual boot android-x86 and ubuntu 14.04 on my old x61s (I know, it's not a tablet, but android is such a compact and easy to use OS even though you practically open your soul to google.). Most of the versions downloaded from the android-x86 site would install and run immediately after installation, when it asks whether to run android now or exit. It would run nicely, though I haven't explored much more than set up wifi and connect to google. Version 4.4-r2, however, would hang at the android splash.
My problem is when I set up to boot from grub. The boot menu shows up ok with the android menu entry included. Here is the 40_custom file per direction from the android-x86 website:

#!/bin/sh
exec tail -n +3 $0
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
menuentry "Android-x86" {
set root='(hd0,4)'
linux /android-x86-4.4-r1/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=generic_x86 acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode SRC=/android-x86-4.4-r1
initrd /android-x86-4.4-r1/initrd.img
}


(I have tried various entries for "androidboot.hardware" without success.)
When I try to boot android, the thing goes blank (dark) and just returns to the boot menu. I tried your menu entry that was posted earlier with the same result. I do not think it is a H/W issue because it runs ok after installation.
what could be wrong? Please help.
Thanks.

Ok, scratch all that. I figured out how get grub to work. You have to determine the name of the folder installed in the root of the android partition. In my case it is "android-4.4-r1" , not "android-x86-4.4-r1" as the downloaded image file would suggest. So, 4.4-r1 works on my x61s, happy to report. Version 4.4-r2 still hangs at the android flash.

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#43 Post by ilakast » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:35 pm

Found an app on F-droid that supports pen input : Quill (Pen note-taking) - https://f-droid.org/app/com.write.Quill

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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#44 Post by Wogabun » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:00 am

Hi
What version works well with Lenovo x200 tablet?

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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#45 Post by realis77 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:59 am

Hello,
I have a ThinkPad X60 Tablet and he's not finger touchable and no digitizer...
i've try :
su
wacom-input
and it's write " permission dennied"
i don't know what to do ....please help me :bow:
sorry i don't speack a good english :oops:

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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#46 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:26 am

Not every X60T/X61T has a touchscreen.
But every X60T/X61T has a digitizer and you should be able to use the stylus/pen that comes with the screen.
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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#47 Post by realis77 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:45 am

i have a touch screen on windows 7 ( with finger and pen) but nothing work on android.

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Re: Android-x86 KitKat build for ThinkPad Tablets

#48 Post by realis77 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:24 am

something new : now the "su" work
when i write " wacom-input" and "tablet-mode" the pen work....but only 2minute ...i don't understand :?

i have another question : how to install " google store " on android x86 please ?

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