ohhhh wombat. Android is Linux-based and should be able to be connected to your system. We may end up hijacking this thread, but since the question was asked and answered, I guess that's ok. What, exactly, are you trying to do?Linux will also not talk to my Android phone.
Well, I've got nothing but time over the next while so if you'd like some help, I'm always up for a good puzzle. I won't force it on you if you don't want to work at it, but my offer's open.all I am trying to do is get the Linux machine to acknowledge my Android exists. Plug the thing in through USB port and nothing. Doesn't even 'see' the connection. (Its a Sony Ericsson Xperia btw)
Thanks for the offer, thanks to you too Bent. I won't have more info until later today cos I'm in office on a Windows machine right now, the Linux is at home. I'll get that excerpt for you asap.Well, I've got nothing but time over the next while so if you'd like some help, I'm always up for a good puzzle. I won't force it on you if you don't want to work at it, but my offer's open.
I'm assuming we're trying to connect to the device via USB (as opposed to bluetooth or wifi). I would start by plugging in the Xperia then using the "lsusb" command and to see if Ubuntu reports the device as attached. You will likely have a long list of devices attached, so we're looking for the Sony one in particular. It will have an 8-digit ID number (xxxx:xxxx) ... post an excerpt back and we'll go from there.
Good to hear, fuzzy.
On the toughbooks, through my work I've been able to get myself a hold of a Panasonic Toughbook and even one of the new ruggedised Motorola Android tablets. Very nice units that can REALLY take a beating. Expensive but nice. The Panasonic was running Windows and I only had it for a week of testing, so I can't speak to it's use in a boat. With that said, you've kind of incentivised me to look at getting OpenCPN running on an Android tablet. I can see that being very sexy.
There's already some work being done on other open source Android charting software: About | MXMarinerWith that said, you've kind of incentivised me to look at getting OpenCPN running on an Android tablet. I can see that being very sexy.
It's open sourced under the BSD license: Android Development Underway - Page 11 - Cruisers & Sailing ForumsIt being commercial software, the likelihood of being able to do much of anything with the application beyond just using it as provided is slim. MX Mariner is pretty much a take it or leave it purchase... and given it's lack of Aussie waters coverage, it's looking like a "leave it" to me.