Jan 11 2007, 11:29 PM
I'm trying to install OZ 188.8.131.52 (OPIE) onto an SL-C700. I've copied initrd.bin, updater.sh and zImage.bin onto a FAT16 CF card and gone through the update procedure. The update finds the card, load the files and reboots. I remove the CF card during the reboot process.
I've tried this procedure several times and each time I get a white screen of death.
Jan 15 2007, 11:39 PM
It turns out I don't have a WSOD -- the installation is working, but the display is almost entirely white. If I turn the c700 slightly to the side I can just make out what's on the display. So I managed to set the password and calibrate the cursor.
But how do I set the display brightness?
Jan 16 2007, 04:58 AM
For want of a better suggestion, try installing this: http://people.bath.ac.uk/enpsgp/Zaurus/bl/...-r0_armv5te.ipk
and then call it from the command line (or over ssh).
I have a feeling that your problem is not backlight brightness, but contrast, and bl won't alter this I'm afraid (though it ought to be possible to do so somehow).
Jan 17 2007, 02:37 PM
I tried this on a second SL-C700 and the behaviour is repeating, so I'm going to file a bug.