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> Post-install Steps For Debian Eabi With Installer, What to do after installing debian the cortez way!
dlj0
post Nov 7 2007, 10:30 AM
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QUOTE(tux @ Nov 7 2007, 04:50 AM) *
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Adieu for now folks.

I need to have my system working. Unfortunately, that is not going to happen with debian/eabi, at least not for me, not now. I am going to re-install my oabi titchy from my backups, and get back to work.

SNIPPED ..

I just hope this re-install works.... I will leave in cortez' kernel and modules. That will probably get my sparklan card working. Wish me luck!!

I will check back with this in a bit, since I do believe that eabi is really the way to go.


cool.gif I'm going to persist with this. As you can see from my sig, I'm in the happy position of not needing to use BigZ for my working Z. In fact the 6000L is my workaday machine. As regards Debian on the Z, you are absolutely correct. The TitchyLinux system is the most complete: you can have a stable working system with X in a fairly short time and with the minimum of command line tinkering. The only thing that does not 'just work' is multimedia, in particular the sound. If BigZ was my only Z, then TitchyLinux would be my Debian choice until someone sorted out the setting up of the EABI system and some packages, important to me, got built.

I know that some people are working hard to make EABI Debian on the Z much easier to install and make into the stable, working system we all want. cool.gif

Hope to see you back soon in this neighbourhood. biggrin.gif


Sooner than I thought. It wouldn't boot after the restore. It complains about not being able to open an initial console, something someone else had trouble with, IIRC. So, when I have time, I will try again the cortez way (I like the fact that his kernel does not need to be run in uboot, and has libertas). I need a way to do that that gets me X running, though.

Clearly eabi is the way to go, if I can do it.
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post Nov 7 2007, 10:33 AM
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QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Nov 7 2007, 07:31 AM) *
QUOTE(dlj0 @ Nov 7 2007, 05:54 AM) *
Adieu for now folks.


you should say "au revoir", not "adieu" wink.gif
adieu means you'll never come back smile.gif

1- flux just gave a trick which enables to run X as $USER and it works perfect

2- with gnuab sources.list, people have reported iceweasel is working. however i didn't succeed but i think that's because i mixed applieddata and gnuab libraries..i'd to remove & try again.


What trick? what window manager? What about touchsceen?

I reported iceweasel working, once, on a remote display. Once I got the x server up I could not repeat that success. What sometimes happens, though, is that remote instances of iceweasel are not really run on the remote machine, if the local machine is running it. I thought it was not, but may have been.
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post Nov 7 2007, 11:42 AM
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QUOTE(dlj0 @ Nov 7 2007, 07:33 PM) *
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Nov 7 2007, 07:31 AM) *
QUOTE(dlj0 @ Nov 7 2007, 05:54 AM) *
Adieu for now folks.


you should say "au revoir", not "adieu" wink.gif
adieu means you'll never come back smile.gif

1- flux just gave a trick which enables to run X as $USER and it works perfect

2- with gnuab sources.list, people have reported iceweasel is working. however i didn't succeed but i think that's because i mixed applieddata and gnuab libraries..i'd to remove & try again.


What trick? what window manager? What about touchsceen?

I reported iceweasel working, once, on a remote display. Once I got the x server up I could not repeat that success. What sometimes happens, though, is that remote instances of iceweasel are not really run on the remote machine, if the local machine is running it. I thought it was not, but may have been.


look this thread :
http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...st&p=170700

a working firefox-like browser : epiphany
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post Nov 8 2007, 07:51 PM
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Looking for ts_open

I am trying to work with cortez to get a new installation package. The first version, based on Zdevil's but working with his kernel, has a few (well, quite a few) broken packages. One of them seems to be the ts stuff. ts_calibrate won't start, and (I'm guessing because of that) xdm won't start. I can run X, at least as root, but only with the mouse. I want to use the touchscreen, and I want to get xdm running.

So, where the fsck is ts_open, and what is it? I installed tslib-calibrate_1.0-r17_armel.deb tslib-conf_1.0-r17_armel.deb libts-1.0-0_1.0-r17_armel.deb and most of the packages in cortez's collection. What am I/is he missing? I couldn't find it on my titchy installation, currently backed up onto my desktop.
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post Nov 8 2007, 11:18 PM
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QUOTE(dlj0 @ Nov 9 2007, 04:51 AM) *
Looking for ts_open

I am trying to work with cortez to get a new installation package. The first version, based on Zdevil's but working with his kernel, has a few (well, quite a few) broken packages. One of them seems to be the ts stuff. ts_calibrate won't start, and (I'm guessing because of that) xdm won't start. I can run X, at least as root, but only with the mouse. I want to use the touchscreen, and I want to get xdm running.

So, where the fsck is ts_open, and what is it? I installed tslib-calibrate_1.0-r17_armel.deb tslib-conf_1.0-r17_armel.deb libts-1.0-0_1.0-r17_armel.deb and most of the packages in cortez's collection. What am I/is he missing? I couldn't find it on my titchy installation, currently backed up onto my desktop.


I don't know what ts_open is, but for me the error message disappeared after changing the kernel to the yonggun one.
check this thread from here on : http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?s=&...st&p=170131

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post Nov 9 2007, 12:51 AM
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QUOTE(dlj0 @ Nov 9 2007, 04:51 AM) *
Looking for ts_open

I am trying to work with cortez to get a new installation package. The first version, based on Zdevil's but working with his kernel, has a few (well, quite a few) broken packages. One of them seems to be the ts stuff. ts_calibrate won't start, and (I'm guessing because of that) xdm won't start. I can run X, at least as root, but only with the mouse. I want to use the touchscreen, and I want to get xdm running.

So, where the fsck is ts_open, and what is it? I installed tslib-calibrate_1.0-r17_armel.deb tslib-conf_1.0-r17_armel.deb libts-1.0-0_1.0-r17_armel.deb and most of the packages in cortez's collection. What am I/is he missing? I couldn't find it on my titchy installation, currently backed up onto my desktop.


it is not that ts_open is missing but ts_calibrate wants to open a device that does not exist.
ensure that your TSLIB_DEVICE is set

then to log as $USER, try this fluck's tip listed here : http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...mp;#entry170700


apt-get install xdm
cd /usr/bin
mv X X.OLD
ln -s Xfbdev X
chmod 2755 Xfbdev

then, you can launch xdm, and log into X as $USER : /etc/init.d/xdm start


that worked for flux and me!

look here too:
http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...st&p=170918

i had to set TSLIB to /dev/input/touchscreen0 for stylus to work under X


perhaps we should put all these post-install tips in the wiki, i'll try to do this this weekend
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post Nov 9 2007, 12:39 PM
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QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Nov 9 2007, 03:51 AM) *
it is not that ts_open is missing but ts_calibrate wants to open a device that does not exist.
ensure that your TSLIB_DEVICE is set

then to log as $USER, try this fluck's tip listed here : http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...mp;#entry170700


apt-get install xdm
cd /usr/bin
mv X X.OLD
ln -s Xfbdev X
chmod 2755 Xfbdev

then, you can launch xdm, and log into X as $USER : /etc/init.d/xdm start


that worked for flux and me!

look here too:
http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...st&p=170918

i had to set TSLIB to /dev/input/touchscreen0 for stylus to work under X


perhaps we should put all these post-install tips in the wiki, i'll try to do this this weekend


OK:

With Cortez' kernel, there is no such thing as either /dev/input/touchscreen0 or the one in the .profile assignment, /dev/input/ts0

Changing the X to be a link to Xfbdev worked, sort of, in that xdm ran, but the screen is rotated. Still no useful stylus action, though. I put in my old ts.conf from titchy in hopes that it would have useful information, but it still does not work.

So, can I make these devices? Since udev such a question becomes more important, since the devices are harder to deal with than in the old days.


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post Nov 9 2007, 01:33 PM
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QUOTE(dlj0 @ Nov 9 2007, 03:39 PM) *
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Nov 9 2007, 03:51 AM) *
it is not that ts_open is missing but ts_calibrate wants to open a device that does not exist.
ensure that your TSLIB_DEVICE is set


I think that once I can figure out which device TSLIB_DEVICE needs to be set to, this might work. In fact, I got somewhere by setting TSLIB_TSDEVICE="/dev/input/mice" and others. I have:

Zaurus:/afterinstall# ls -la /dev/input
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 220 Nov 9 15:44 .
drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 2980 Nov 9 16:07 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 80 Nov 9 15:44 by-id
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 140 Nov 9 15:44 by-path
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 64 Nov 9 15:37 event0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 65 Nov 9 15:37 event1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 66 Nov 9 15:44 event2
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 63 Nov 9 15:37 mice
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 32 Nov 9 15:37 mouse0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 33 Nov 9 15:44 mouse1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 10, 223 Nov 9 15:38 uinput


and, with some of them, I get a touchscreen calibration screen. But, it always says that the calibration failed.
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post Nov 10 2007, 02:01 AM
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QUOTE(dlj0 @ Nov 9 2007, 10:33 PM) *
QUOTE(dlj0 @ Nov 9 2007, 03:39 PM) *
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Nov 9 2007, 03:51 AM) *
it is not that ts_open is missing but ts_calibrate wants to open a device that does not exist.
ensure that your TSLIB_DEVICE is set


I think that once I can figure out which device TSLIB_DEVICE needs to be set to, this might work. In fact, I got somewhere by setting TSLIB_TSDEVICE="/dev/input/mice" and others. I have:

Zaurus:/afterinstall# ls -la /dev/input
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 220 Nov 9 15:44 .
drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 2980 Nov 9 16:07 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 80 Nov 9 15:44 by-id
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 140 Nov 9 15:44 by-path
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 64 Nov 9 15:37 event0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 65 Nov 9 15:37 event1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 66 Nov 9 15:44 event2
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 63 Nov 9 15:37 mice
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 32 Nov 9 15:37 mouse0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 33 Nov 9 15:44 mouse1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 10, 223 Nov 9 15:38 uinput


and, with some of them, I get a touchscreen calibration screen. But, it always says that the calibration failed.


it should be /dev/input/event1
in fact my /dev/input/touchscreen0 is a link to /dev/input/event1

for your rotated screen, try to type :
xrandr -o right


try to use this /etc/pointercal too :
-49 -9011 34395792 12146 19 -1999532 65536
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post Nov 11 2007, 06:03 PM
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I finally got X running under eabi/cortez!!!

My steps were different from most. In order to not have the server rotated, I used titchy's script, modified, instead of just linking X to Xfbdev. I also had ts problems.

Very importantly, I had to edit /etc/ts.conf . As installed, it had

module_raw corgi

Then, I needed to arrange the device for the ts. I could manually set TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/event1 and that would work (thanks jpmatrix!!), but re-starting would overwrite that to TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/ts0, which does not exist on my machine. I could make a link, but this being udev, that link dissolves on each boot.

So, I replaced /usr/bin/X with

#!/bin/sh
export TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/event1
exec /usr/bin/Xfbdev -screen 480x640@270 "$@"

and wolla! (That is, voil\`{a}, but I donno how to do accents on this).

Now I have to try to get the gnomish stuff working, which it is not at present. Difficulty there is that libgtk-2.0.0 won't install, because the available version of the libgtk-common is a bit too old.

But, I am up and running.
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post Nov 12 2007, 02:18 AM
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QUOTE(dlj0 @ Nov 12 2007, 03:03 AM) *
I finally got X running under eabi/cortez!!!

My steps were different from most. In order to not have the server rotated, I used titchy's script, modified, instead of just linking X to Xfbdev. I also had ts problems.

Very importantly, I had to edit /etc/ts.conf . As installed, it had

module_raw corgi

Then, I needed to arrange the device for the ts. I could manually set TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/event1 and that would work (thanks jpmatrix!!), but re-starting would overwrite that to TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/ts0, which does not exist on my machine. I could make a link, but this being udev, that link dissolves on each boot.

So, I replaced /usr/bin/X with

#!/bin/sh
export TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/event1
exec /usr/bin/Xfbdev -screen 480x640@270 "$@"

and wolla! (That is, voil\`{a}, but I donno how to do accents on this).

Now I have to try to get the gnomish stuff working, which it is not at present. Difficulty there is that libgtk-2.0.0 won't install, because the available version of the libgtk-common is a bit too old.

But, I am up and running.


oh yeah i forgot that ts.conf stuff smile.gif i put it into the wiki post install page right now !
i had the same reboot problem so i put my TSLIB line into my /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession ...
et voila !!

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cool.gif Finally I have cortez-debian with X! But the Wiki pages and the linked threads are so fragmented!!! Thanks anyway guys.. I finally blundered my way through. biggrin.gif

Particular thanks to cortez for his install files being smooth working. Thanks for the thousands of words from ZDevil..

I would never have got there if it hadn't been for the fact that I used ssh to cut and paste the steps from ZDevil's afterinstall scripts, one after the other, into the terminal on BigZ!

The X system gave me the biggest struggle and jpmatrix's page of tips at the Wiki got me through. But I didn't have the luck to be able to use his preferred steps. I had to take the alternatives he suggested.

Points to note:
1. I used cortez's files to install. This means I used his kernel and modules.
2. When it came to X it had no touchscreen calibration nor use of mouse.
3 So I left the first module_raw uncommented.
4. I could not get calibration to work with the use of a script, I had to use this command at the terminal :export TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/event1
5. finally ts_calibrate worked....
6. I used rmmod mousedev to get the pointer to behave itself after X started. ph34r.gif

I think I'm going to have to suspend BigZ to keep X working or I'll have to manually do export TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/event1 and rmmod mousedev after each boot. I will eventually get this automated but the tips don't seem to work as advertised so far... blink.gif

One other thing jpmatrix, so far I've not managed to get your tips about running X as a non-root user working. sad.gif But tomorrow is another day. biggrin.gif
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You could make it part of your .profile so it loads every time you login.

CODE
# ~/.profile: executed by Bourne-compatible login shells.

export TSLIB_TSDEVICE="/dev/input/event1"
rmmod mousedev

if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
  . ~/.bashrc
fi

mesg n
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QUOTE(tux @ Nov 20 2007, 05:00 PM) *
cool.gif Finally I have cortez-debian with X! But the Wiki pages and the linked threads are so fragmented!!! Thanks anyway guys.. I finally blundered my way through. biggrin.gif

That makes two of us.
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I would never have got there if it hadn't been for the fact that I used ssh to cut and paste the steps from ZDevil's afterinstall scripts, one after the other, into the terminal on BigZ!

That makes two of us!
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The X system gave me the biggest struggle and jpmatrix's page of tips at the Wiki got me through. But I didn't have the luck to be able to use his preferred steps. I had to take the alternatives he suggested.

Points to note:
1. I used cortez's files to install. This means I used his kernel and modules.
2. When it came to X it had no touchscreen calibration nor use of mouse.
3 So I left the first module_raw uncommented.
4. I could not get calibration to work with the use of a script, I had to use this command at the terminal :export TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/event1
5. finally ts_calibrate worked....
6. I used rmmod mousedev to get the pointer to behave itself after X started. ph34r.gif

I think I'm going to have to suspend BigZ to keep X working or I'll have to manually do export TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/event1 and rmmod mousedev after each boot. I will eventually get this automated but the tips don't seem to work as advertised so far... blink.gif


For the fouchscreen, to calibrate I had to comment out the line in /etc/ts.conf that installed a config file for a corgi or some such. Then it worked.

For the user-X, and to consistently get the TSLIB device set up, replace /usr/bin/X with the following script:

#!/bin/sh
export TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/event1
exec /usr/bin/Xfbdev -screen 480x640@270 "$@"

chmod 4755 this file and it will work.

I think cortez himself has gone back to the drawing board on this, so you and I may be the only ones using it. But I have gotten to the point that this thing is better than it ever was. The only major hassle now is the browser issue, and I have workarounds for that, along with minor hassles.
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post Nov 21 2007, 01:21 AM
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QUOTE(dlj0 @ Nov 21 2007, 01:45 AM) *
That makes two of us!

For the user-X, and to consistently get the TSLIB device set up, replace /usr/bin/X with the following script:

#!/bin/sh
export TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/event1
exec /usr/bin/Xfbdev -screen 480x640@270 "$@"

chmod 4755 this file and it will work.

I think cortez himself has gone back to the drawing board on this, so you and I may be the only ones using it. But I have gotten to the point that this thing is better than it ever was. The only major hassle now is the browser issue, and I have workarounds for that, along with minor hassles.


cool.gif Just tried it! Login screen is rotated!! laugh.gif

It won't be difficult to fix. smile.gif Login works and mouse behaves itself and so does the rotated desktop. biggrin.gif Funnily enough, I didn't include rmmod mousedev in the script (thanks for that suggestion scottlfa smile.gif ) but the mouse isn't jumping. blink.gif

Can't say I'm in love with icewm though. sad.gif

Cheers.. breakfast calls... cool.gif

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