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guylhem
post Apr 9 2005, 10:51 AM
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Hello

The first release of the guylhem rom has been uploaded to externe.net/zaurus/guylhem-rom

Installation is as simple as promised, but it's a hackers only preliminary, as it's full textmode, you need to put qtopia on a SD, and the Fn/A keys have been inverted for qtopia. Yet I though it was overdue, and that's still a good working base.

You will get:
- my latest fast kernel with squashfs
- root in r/w mode with a cleaned filesystem
- a single root partition - 58 Mb
- only 12 Mb used, so you can install pdaxrom or whatever you want (say sharp qtopia-1.5 :-)
- the new keyboard scheme to make internal and external keyboard work together.

Get the nandbackup and qtopia-1.5.tgz, then follow the instructions in README. Don't untar qtopia-1.5 in the flash - put it on a SD, since it's quite big : there's every application I have on my zaurus.

Attention : until the keyboard is fixed, I had to invert key "A" and "fn" in Qtopia 1.5 because someone hardcoded fn keycode value into qtopia binary libs :-( I'm working on a fix but it's not ready yet. Don't complain - there's nothing I can do yet.

The next release will be identical to that one except it will have the keyboard stuff fixed (hopefully !) and it will ship with a minimal qtopia 1.5 in flash.

I'm interested in any feedback - I will create a dedicated page and forum on externe.net which was attacked last week :-(

If you are satisfied or want to help, donation to paypal@externe.net or technical help is welcome. I'd be especially interested if someone could purchase a 128 Mb flash chip (the various company I've contacted won't export to France and won't sell a single chip either) to try some hardware upgrade on the 6000

PS: could someone who still has qtopia-2.1 flashed it make a tarball of it? I'm having problems with the initrd.bin from qtopia.net and I don't feel like reflashing again and again- I'd rather use that time to work on new cool stuff.

---------------- README -------------------


1. Installation instructions for Guylhem ROM for the Sharp Tosa SL-6000:
########################################################################

1. Put syst0006.dbk on a compact flash
2. Open a console, type "sync ; reboot"
3. When you see sharp logo at reboot, simultaneously press on D and M
button, then without releasing D and M, press reset on the back of your
Zaurus, then without releasing D and M, press power button
4. You will be rebooting into "Diagnostic Mode". Press on right button
until you see "Nand Restore" then press ok ok
5. Go and take a coffee.
6. When it's done it will say "Restore... OK" and the bottom bar will
be green - you can now reset.
7. You will reboot in command line mode. Type "root" to log it.
Shift + Power will scroll up, Shift + Rec will scroll down.
A long press on Record will open a new login shell if needed.
8. You need a Qtopia in /mnt/card/ (that's because this version lets you
choose between Qtopia 1.5 and 2.1) : simply pick up which one you want
and uncompress it in your SD card formatted in ext2. If you want to put it in
your CF instead, change the symlinks from /opt and /home to
/mnt/cf/QtPalmtop

This is the first and experimental release, therefore no Qtopia was
selected for you.

2. If you want to do that again at home
#######################################

Read tweaking-parts.txt, create-jffs2-initrd.sh ; create your own
zImage1 and initrd1, put them on a Compact Flash and use updater.sh

In the next version, the application keys will be used to change between
virtual consoles, along with other small modifications.

4. Roadmap
##########

Version 1.0 : stable with Kernel 2.4.18-guylhem, Externe distribution (based on Embedix hard float), Qtopia 1.5 Sharp included in the flash

Version 1.2 : Kernel 2.4.18-guylhem, Externe distribution (based on Embedix soft float or OpenEmbedded), Qtopia 1.5 Sharp included in the flash

Version 1.4 : Kernel 2.4.18-guylhem, Externe distribution (based on OpenEmbedded soft float), Qtopia 2.1 TrollTech

Version 2.0 : Kernel 2.6.xx, Externe distribution (based on OpenEmbedded soft float), Qtopia 2.1 TrollTech

5. Helping
##########

Donations to paypal@externe.net are welcome if you like that ROM. If you
prefer donating Zaurus hardware, that's fine too. I'd be especially happy
if I could get a spare SL-6000 battery...

Technical help is welcome, especially to integrate Qtopia 2.1 to OpenEmbedded

If someone could find me a Toshiba 128Mb Nand chip TH58100FT or a Samsung
128Mb Nand chip K9K1G08U0M to replace the 64 Mb of flash by 128 Mb, I'm
also **very** interested.
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guylhem
post May 6 2005, 10:52 AM
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You're right, the qtopia 1.5 got some bugs.

Thanks for posting the solutions (I though I had?). If you have some time, I'm still trying to figure out how to fix magnifications crashes and date/time problems. Just found another bug : netsetup apps crashes when you click on "add"

Something weird is happening. IMHO it's all linked.
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post May 6 2005, 01:39 PM
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3 things (I'm loading the cacko image right now --with the new kernel. I plasn to take another shot at pocketworkstation vnc tonight

1). the e2fsck stuff is annoying sometimes, but seeme to release the console after a little while, and can be circumvented by simply opening a new shell

2) if qtopia 1.5/cacko (i prefer cacko if feasable) is becoming a pain maybe spend the time on qtopia 2.1 instead? that would give a more desireable result in the end. (and the basic rom lpotter did --the new one is quite nice btw-- runs about 23 megs installed a very nice size for this setup smile.gif

3). More info on the tosa.map thing. I saved it --save link as saved it as html..i just snipped off the html.

all that is required is loadmap tosa.map? that should fix key, where? (I am trying to figure out why the keymap in pocketworkstation/vnc is such a mess. If this can fix it that would be really handy)
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guylhem   Guylhem Rom : First Release   Apr 9 2005, 10:51 AM
gab74   Ok i try : I follow your instructions..... Using ...   Apr 12 2005, 10:58 PM
guylhem   the tgz is faulty. The corrupted fonts is normal :...   Apr 13 2005, 07:03 AM
gab74   QUOTE(guylhem @ Apr 13 2005, 07:03 AM)the tgz...   Apr 13 2005, 11:15 PM
adf   very cool. it makes me wonder how hard a deb boots...   Apr 13 2005, 08:40 AM
guylhem   the rom was made like that on purpose. no gui - us...   Apr 13 2005, 06:33 PM
adf   now, of course, the issue is to get some more bina...   Apr 13 2005, 09:30 PM
kmeaw   Hi, guylhem! Very good work. Here are my sugge...   Apr 14 2005, 04:36 AM
adf   QUOTE(kmeaw @ Apr 14 2005, 12:36 PM)Hi, guylh...   Apr 14 2005, 07:57 AM
zipmaster   great now im gonna have to go out and get another ...   Apr 14 2005, 08:34 AM
adf   QUOTE(zipmaster @ Apr 14 2005, 04:34 PM)great...   Apr 14 2005, 12:50 PM
offroadgeek   QUOTE(guylhem @ Apr 9 2005, 10:51 AM)I will c...   Apr 14 2005, 12:50 PM
adf   I was wondering how long this thread would get bef...   Apr 14 2005, 12:52 PM
guylhem   thanks offroadgeek - feel free to move that thread...   Apr 14 2005, 02:56 PM
guylhem   kmeaw, OZ 2.6 kernel is planned, but not immediate...   Apr 14 2005, 02:59 PM
gab74   Using : QtPalmtop.rom.tar.gz on my SD CARD , Qtopi...   Apr 14 2005, 10:46 PM
kmeaw   fbvnc requires some libs, that are missing in rom ...   Apr 15 2005, 08:23 AM
adf   From the roadmap it looks like guylhem is tending ...   Apr 15 2005, 10:32 AM
eji   Can anyone tell me if the Guylhem ROM is totally r...   Apr 24 2005, 10:30 PM
adf   [it is not. THE ROM is setup alittle differently ...   Apr 24 2005, 11:15 PM
Jinidog   What is the advantage of this over OpenZaurus? Is ...   Apr 27 2005, 08:39 AM
gfdsa   Hi I've tried yesterday to flash this rom on ...   May 6 2005, 12:51 AM
guylhem   You're right, the qtopia 1.5 got some bugs. T...   May 6 2005, 10:52 AM
adf   3 things (I'm loading the cacko image right no...   May 6 2005, 01:39 PM
eji   QUOTE(adf @ May 6 2005, 09:39 PM)2) if qtopia...   May 6 2005, 10:28 PM
adf   Back in the world of Pocketworkstation/vnc. No jo...   May 6 2005, 10:40 PM
guylhem   What's preventing me from going with 2.1 is it...   May 7 2005, 02:07 AM
adf   potter has links up to opera, for example, right w...   May 7 2005, 12:03 PM
adf   2.1 wouldn't install much of anything. Opera i...   May 7 2005, 01:42 PM


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