Android, Linux, Ubuntu

< waiting for device > – fastboot

My TF201 is well and truly out of warranty now so I thought I might try and get dual boot to ubuntu running on it. I’m still trying to find some up to date instructions, and kind of feeling my own way by amalgamating approaches from various sources. I’ll let you know how I get on.

In the meantime, when you are trying to install an image via fastboot and you keep getting stuck at:

< waiting for device >

with no response; try running it with sudo!


NetBeans C++ Remote development

I haven’t used NetBeans for a year or so as a development IDE.  I had to use eclipse at work and it just seemed easier to us that at home as well.  However, I recently decided to re-shake the beans, which I always found more responsive and functional then eclipse.

The c++ edition of NetBeans, and I assume this is generic functionality allows remote development within the IDE.  This allows you to edit, debug and run code on another server.  You can run this in a variety of modes, all using SSH so it is nice and secure and does not require any fancy server side software.

I can see this being very useful for developing on the Raspberry Pi for example, instead of using a remote desktop or for local development and testing on a big meaty server….

I’ve tried building a simple hello world project on a local server and it feels very responsive, and was easy to set up. Have a look at for more information.