The beta is open for registration if you're interested. It's going to start with Ubuntu compiled for the ARM, and may branch out into other distros. Not sure what problems the apps in the repository will give the custom build, but you can find out with me.
Sign up here: https://www.linuxondex.com
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Please note this is only for specific devices, NOT all devices that have the DEX capability.
I believe at this time of the post it is.
- Linux on DeX currently supports one customized Ubuntu image (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS version provided by Canonical) which only operates on selected Samsung devices. (Note9 and Tab S4).
The whole reason I bought the s9+ was the promise on linux on dex and now it's not even available on my phone.
If you were able to get in on the One Ui (Pie) beta, Dex is now native, no dock necessary! Just need a USB-C to HDMI adapter. So the Linux on Dex might work on the S9+ SM-G965U1
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For what it's worth, I've been running the beta on my Note 9 now for a few weeks, and its fantastic. Feels much more like a finished product than a beta, this is the tool I've been waiting for for years. My laptop is on Ebay, dont need it anymore!
The Note 9/S9 series have had the ability to just use a USB-C to HDMI cable for DeX, the dock hasn't been needed at all. The dock just gives you the USB-A and HDMI ports for connecting other devices.
You are limited to having only 5 apps open at a time without the DeX dock.
At least, this is the case on Oreo.. I haven't tried on Pie..
But before, whether you used a USB-C hub with HDMI, with or without supplying power to it, or just used a USB-C to HDMI cable, you needed the DeX Dock to exceed 5 windows being open..
They claim it's due to power consumption, but as I said previously, even if you provide power via a powered hub, it still doesn't launch more than 5 apps at a time. Which seems sufficient to me but, I'm js... The dock does do more than just add USB ports. (it also cools the device too, just fyi)
I discovered linux OS in the container provided is 32 bit. Is it supposed to be 32 bit? It says only 64 bit apps are compatible but when I download xampp, it won't let me execute the installer because the ubuntu image provided is 32 bit.