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BerndS
post Feb 19 2009, 07:33 AM
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Hi,

after getting Zubuntu to work on my SL-C760 with a lot of help from this forum I've created a detailed description about the steps that are necessary to install Zubuntu on the SL-C760:

http://home.arcor.de/bnsmb/public/htdocs/z...he_SL_C760.html

The description is in German language but hopefully it's useful for non-german speakers only ... If not , let me know and I'll create an english translation.

Thanks again for the gread help from this forum to get this working

regards

Bernd
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post Feb 19 2009, 10:46 PM
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Thanks for sharing. I will try this tonight on my sl-c760 variation: SL-7500C. BTW, google web page translation helped because I don't read Germany.
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post Feb 20 2009, 01:47 PM
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QUOTE(wrc4 @ Feb 20 2009, 07:46 AM) *
Thanks for sharing. I will try this tonight on my sl-c760 variation: SL-7500C. BTW, google web page translation helped because I don't read Germany.


Let me know how it's going so that I can update the webpage if neccessary

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Bernd
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post Feb 22 2009, 10:49 PM
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QUOTE(BerndS @ Feb 20 2009, 01:47 PM) *
Let me know how it's going so that I can update the webpage if neccessary

regards

Bernd


It went pretty well. I just took my previous installation and applied your changes. Touch screen worked pretty well. I was also able to use USB network to connect to the internet via my Windows XP box.

However, rtc is NOT working for me. Everytime I reboot it went back to 1970. The other issue is that when I leave the device in sleep mode for a while and turn it back on, sometimes X will freeze or go blank. The only way to get out of it seems to be pulling out the battery. I was able to get sound with your alsamixer settings but for only for one channel.

I will try more things later.
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post Feb 23 2009, 12:32 AM
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I've used Zubuntu and Debian, and I've also noticed that X sometimes crashes when turning the device on after suspending. I can ssh into it, but that's not much consolation if I'm away from a PC.

My solution? Install xdm, so that if X crashes, it restarts itself straight away.

The only downside to this approach is that after reboot xdm kicks in and the touch screen doesn't work correctly, so I make sure a terminal is loaded immediately (edit .xsession to do this - just copy the contents of .xinitrc first), and then I can do

CODE
/etc/init.d/xdm stop


to stop xdm and go back to the command line. Then I log in again, and do

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/etc/init.d/xdm start


which gives X all the environmental variables necessary to get the touch screen working correctly.

Dan
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BerndS
post Feb 23 2009, 09:07 AM
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Hi,

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It went pretty well. I just took my previous installation and applied your changes. Touch screen worked pretty well. I was also able to use USB network to connect to the internet via my Windows XP box.

However, rtc is NOT working for me. Everytime I reboot it went back to 1970.


Did you issue the date -u command and the hwclock command?

Looks like the -u is mandatory to make the time persistent

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The other issue is that when I leave the device in sleep mode for a while and turn it back on, sometimes X will freeze or go blank. The only way to get out of it seems to be pulling out the battery. I was able to get sound with your alsamixer settings but for only for one channel.


Hmm, I did not try the supsend / resume with Zubunutu in depth.

regards

Bernd

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Chero
post Mar 16 2009, 12:33 PM
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Thanks for the great manual.
All up and running (Jaunty 9.04) on a C860.

Gnumeric, Galculator, Sylpheed, pidgin, even gnome-games (I love tetravex), ... everything seems to work !

Having fun,
Chero.
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post Jul 14 2009, 01:18 AM
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Hello, I am having trouble booting into Zubuntu on my c860. I installed the kernel from the omegamoon blog and extracted the zubuntu root fs onto a 2g sd card. But I can't figure out the contents of the kernel-cmdline file. What should the kernel-cmdline file contain? I tried using the kernel-cmdline mentioned in this guide but that would only return me to the bootmenu selection after selecting Zubuntu.

Please, if somebody can help me out here I would really appreciate it. Thank You.
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YoG
post Jul 14 2009, 07:02 AM
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QUOTE(WolfpacK @ Jul 14 2009, 12:18 PM) *
Hello, I am having trouble booting into Zubuntu on my c860. I installed the kernel from the omegamoon blog and extracted the zubuntu root fs onto a 2g sd card. But I can't figure out the contents of the kernel-cmdline file. What should the kernel-cmdline file contain? I tried using the kernel-cmdline mentioned in this guide but that would only return me to the bootmenu selection after selecting Zubuntu.

Please, if somebody can help me out here I would really appreciate it. Thank You.


I didn't have to edit anything for it to work. I just extracted the root fs (you can get the 9.04 one from here), and then the machine specific root addition (from here). And everything worked out of the box...
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