[GTALUG] little Android set-top boxes with HDMI in

Alvin Starr alvin at netvel.net
Wed Jan 27 14:16:04 UTC 2016

I was pretty sure that all the android kernels were linux.

Your right about things like device drivers and hardware not being GPL 
and meaning that you can't recompile a kernel from source.

I would rather a fully rebuildable OS  but a  hardwired base OS that is 
linux rather than some small proprietary embedded kernel is a good 
second choice.

On 01/27/2016 01:52 PM, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 01:44:35PM -0500, Alvin Starr wrote:
>> Nice android box.
>> Well at least you know it will boot and run linux.
> No, you know it will boot and run some android build.  Maybe you can
> even get the source code to the kernel (although tons of these small
> media devices don't give a shit about GPL violations).
>> The question would be is it better to extend it with some custom apps or
>> hack it to run a standard distribution?
>> For me the deal ends in 03days.
>> :(
>> Has anybody used geekbuying?

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