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post Nov 11 2004, 10:20 AM
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I will be receiving a C3000 from Conics.net in a few days, and would like to dump the Sharp ROM ASAP. I know that most of these issues will require research and testing on an actual unit, but I want to get an idea now of how difficult the porting process will be. I will, of course, help out in any way I can (non-technical user).

Potential Issues:
-C3000 has 16MB Flash ROM, versus the 64 or 128MB in previous C-series Zauri. The 4GB Microdrive is designed to take the place of the user memory (storage), but it is not yet known if any of the OS files reside on the HDD.
-C3000 uses the new Intel PXA270
**EDIT: C3000 uses the built-in graphics of the PXA270; previous C-series Zauri used the ATi Imageon 100
-C3000 has USB Host capability - not present on previous C-series Zauri.
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post Nov 11 2004, 10:30 AM
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To add a new device to OE, you just need to:

1) wait until the kernel source is released
2) add a dedicated kernel .oe
3) add a couple of machine specific configuration files (see lots of examples) to OE
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post Nov 11 2004, 12:11 PM
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Wow, that sounds easy. I am a Linux noob, though, so I will need someone else to do the porting... unless the Opie team has made stuff very easy, as in "for dummies" style step-by-step guides.

I don't know where to find the source for the C3000 ROM. Maybe it's on the CDs?? I'd imagine that it's not yet available, since the C3000 was just released. What are the requirements for making code available, in order to be compliant with the GPL?
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post Nov 11 2004, 12:41 PM
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GPL requires them to release their patch - which they did in the past. Requesting the source may speed up that process.

Out of curiosity, I'd appreciate you giving me the output of:

dmesg
cat /proc/cpuinfo
lsmod
ls -l /dev
mount
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post Nov 11 2004, 12:58 PM
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I would not know who to speak to or how to get in touch with them, considering the language barrier involved. I did send an query to Conics, though, asking about the source. How much time does Sharp have to make the source available?

I will send you the output you requested as soon as I receive my C3000.
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post Nov 11 2004, 10:41 PM
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Didn't have time yet to go and buy one, will do that tomorrow, I'll send my impressions as soon as I will have a little toyed with it smile.gif
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post Nov 12 2004, 01:03 AM
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QUOTE(Mickeyl @ Nov 11 2004, 09:41 PM)
Out of curiosity, I'd appreciate you giving me the output of:

dmesg
cat /proc/cpuinfo
lsmod
ls -l /dev
mount

CODE
df
free


could also help.

As far as I have understood some of the Photos and screen shots on ZUG the ROM version is called 1.45JP. So it seems to be a minor step from 1.4JP of the latest C860 models and the kernel is probably the same.

I would expect that they had to change:
* pcmcia driver to handle second CF slot (for microdrive)
* mount HDD to /home instead of internal Flash

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post Nov 12 2004, 02:24 AM
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The kernel is 2.4.20. Now the interesting question is if they also upgraded the machine support for the older models... Considering the experience with Sharp I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't.
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post Nov 12 2004, 06:08 AM
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Where is the source for the other C-series Zauri available for download? Is it somewhere on Sharp Japan or eZaurus.com?
Can anyone recommend a decent Japanese-English web translator? I found a Q&A section for the C3000 here
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post Nov 12 2004, 07:55 AM
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All the source code is at http://developer.ezaurus.com
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post Nov 12 2004, 08:16 AM
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Yeah, it's just as I suspected: the source for the SL-C3000 is not available yet.


Mickeyl: Please check your private messages
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post Nov 13 2004, 06:31 AM
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Does anyone know how long it took from the the release of each of the C-series Zauri before Sharp made their respective source code available to the public?
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post Nov 13 2004, 08:42 PM
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It varies. In some cases they were fairly quick, but in others they took a couple of weeks.
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post Nov 16 2004, 08:23 AM
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QUOTE(Mickeyl @ Nov 11 2004, 12:41 PM)
GPL requires them to release their patch - which they did in the past. Requesting the source may speed up that process.

Out of curiosity, I'd appreciate you giving me the output of:

dmesg
cat /proc/cpuinfo
lsmod
ls -l /dev
mount

Mickeyl:
Here you go!
(the output is in the attached file)
Attached File(s)
Attached File  output ( 23.36K ) Number of downloads: 67
 
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post Dec 7 2004, 06:17 AM
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The C3000 source is now available:
link
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