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post Apr 11 2005, 04:20 AM
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Hi there, just got my c3000 and was quite impresed, however i would like to build my own distro based on the 2.6 kernel and need to find out a bit of info

1. When using the updater.sh script is it posible to overwrite the sharp bootloader/menu causing my device to become a piece of modern art?

2. Is the keyboard interfaced in a simmilar way to the other cxxx's or will i have to find that info out for myself (ie can i just reuse the cxxx stuff in the 2.6 kernel for the keyboard)

3. any info on the backlight, i noticed its a module and was wondering if this would cause me any grief

4. what do all the options in the sharp menu mean (if you hold OK hen rebooting)

5. anyone upgraded their drive to a 6GB hitachi micro drive yet?, i am planing on doing it and was wondering if anyone has any advice

6. what would you like to see in a distro

7. can any of these vga CF cards be used as a frame buffer for display of a terminal or X windows? if not does anyone know of a card that will convert serial output (with stdoutput on it) to vga

one of the things i would like to implment is unionfs to make the read only parts writable and to try and avoid the massive ammounts of symlinks in order to make the filesystem simmilar to a desktop distro

basically when this thing first boots after reflashing you are given a command line with some tools to get you connected to the internet and thats all, you then pick and chose the packages you want, i would also like to get a feed up and running of .ipks as most i have downloaded give me errors (like nCurses, it took me forever to locate a working version) but also have all packages heavily optimised for the c3000 (ie dont care about space only speed)

i want this distro to focus on wifi and the command line (that dosen't mean we wont have graphical output) and speed

luckly for me i have 2 weeks free to work on this, but i fear it wont be enough, thanks in advance
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post Apr 11 2005, 04:31 AM
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Sounds like you want to work on a from-scratch distribution (as opposed to a SharpROM clone) - in that case you should join the OE team and make it on based on that. You not only got thousands of packages by doing that, but you'll also get a nice build system. Contact us via oe@handhelds.org or openzaurus-devel@lists.sf.net. We're also frequently on IRC in #oe

No one works on Kernel 2.6 on the C3000 yet, but a good amount of things are already in mainline 2.6 thanks to the OZ kernel hackers. Contact kernel-discuss@handhelds.org if you want to join us.
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post Apr 12 2005, 01:47 AM
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Just my 2 cents, but if you could implement unionfs, and that got rid of the symlinking confusion, you'd have my vote.

Much of the new user confusion (under oz, anyway) is related to symlinking issues.

btw if anyone wants to see unionfs in action, knoppix 3.8.1 is available by torrent. See this forum entry.

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