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hakkinen
ShiroiKuma, your image needs about 800Mb of space on my SD card (not 600Mb). Thanks for your work. Can u tell me again how to make USB port work with my Windows PC??? I read introduction but can't make USB work

ShiroiKuma
QUOTE(hakkinen @ May 30 2008, 05:45 PM) *
ShiroiKuma, your image needs about 800Mb of space on my SD card (not 600Mb). Thanks for your work. Can u tell me again how to make USB port work with my Windows PC??? I read introduction but can't make USB work

http://wiki.neilandtheresa.co.uk/Titchy_Mo.../Networking/USB

Don't know if this works, man. I don't use Windows.
Sam Liddicott
I just upgraded packages on my universal, install titchy-phoneui-shiny and apt-get autoremove
and now I've lost my X server

mojo:~# /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 5: /usr/bin/X11/X: No such file or directory
/etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 5: exec: /usr/bin/X11/X: cannot execute: No such file or directory
xinit: Server error.

Sumuo, I was using your image, which package provided the Xserver?

EDIT:
Never mind;

# ln -s /etc/X11/X /usr/bin/X11/X

fixed it
Sam Liddicott
How do I make phoneui shiny go away?

I can't make the missed-call screen go away.
even "chvt" from an SSH session doesn't return:
strace tail:

open("/dev/tty0", O_RDWR) = 3
ioctl(3, KDGKBTYPE, 0xbef24c4f) = 0
ioctl(3, VIDIOC_G_COMP or VT_ACTIVATE, 0x1) = 0
ioctl(3, VIDIOC_S_COMP or VT_WAITACTIVE
hakkinen
My USB port works ok now. But after 10 minutes, it disconnects automatically so I can't connect to Internet anymore. I had to unplug USB and plug in again, it worked. How can I solve this problem?
ShiroiKuma
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Apr 28 2008, 06:03 AM) *
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Apr 26 2008, 08:33 PM) *
So I'm experimenting with it, it seems sound is the biggest problem. I can play 640x480 movies without sound smooth with no glitches. So have been trying different settings for mencoder to decrease the sound taxation of the processor, so far they don't seem to be making a difference. I've tried with the three sampling rates, also have decreased the CBR to 64, but can't play the 640x480 movie. Also haven't found a fullscreen option for 320x240 so far.

I've achieved high quality high performance video playback at 640x480. Script details at http://sumoudou.org/index.php?cmd=%E7%9B%B...the%20Universal

So it seems something has changed, in the process of aptitude upgrading, I cannot play high quality movies again.

Don't know what the reason is, but the movies converted with the above-mentioned approach that I could play satisfactorily, can't be played well now, they lag etc.

It seems there's been some changes in the X scripts or something, since now when you do xrandr -o normal it doesn't rotate the display back left, and pretends the landscape rotation on the Uni is the normal one. But it isn't, the display IS rotated. You only get it to rotate to its unrotated position via xrandr -o left which should be wrong however.

Maybe this has something to do with it...

If anyone has a clue to what could have changed and how to get high performance video, please share. It's a great shame, it was working, but can't get it to work again... Actually, maybe it was the hacks that I had installed, related to the yonggun's page that made it work, and now nothing...

EDIT 1: It is titchy-xserver, it seems it is built prerotated, however then it's slower than the xserver-kdrive-fbdev from yonggun's page, so it doesn't allow the playback of high quality video like the kdrive-fbdev xserver does. I've rolled back to xserver-xdrive-fbdev, however have now the stylus issues again, so more fiddlin' required...
webdork
QUOTE(hakkinen @ Jun 1 2008, 11:23 AM) *
My USB port works ok now. But after 10 minutes, it disconnects automatically so I can't connect to Internet anymore. I had to unplug USB and plug in again, it worked. How can I solve this problem?


Look into the Ticht-autosuspend
Sam Liddicott
QUOTE(webdork @ Jun 2 2008, 11:23 AM) *
QUOTE(hakkinen @ Jun 1 2008, 11:23 AM) *
My USB port works ok now. But after 10 minutes, it disconnects automatically so I can't connect to Internet anymore. I had to unplug USB and plug in again, it worked. How can I solve this problem?


Look into the Ticht-autosuspend


or even:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

the updates should fix it.
datathief
QUOTE(Sam Liddicott @ May 31 2008, 05:28 PM) *
How do I make phoneui shiny go away?

I can't make the missed-call screen go away.
even "chvt" from an SSH session doesn't return:
strace tail:

open("/dev/tty0", O_RDWR) = 3
ioctl(3, KDGKBTYPE, 0xbef24c4f) = 0
ioctl(3, VIDIOC_G_COMP or VT_ACTIVATE, 0x1) = 0
ioctl(3, VIDIOC_S_COMP or VT_WAITACTIVE

I think SDL (used by titchy-phoneui-shiny, via pygame) can conflict with things that do chvt or openvt. Are you also running titchy-phoneui-console (the whiptail UI)?
datathief
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 2 2008, 10:03 AM) *
Also haven't found a fullscreen option for 320x240 so far.

Have you tried this?
ShiroiKuma
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 3 2008, 01:43 PM) *
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 2 2008, 10:03 AM) *
Also haven't found a fullscreen option for 320x240 so far.

Have you tried this?

Thanks for the info. I've experimented with this fbmode, even seems to be the same page. It didn't work, but it seems to me to have referred to a 320x240 device. So just to be sure, I'll try to play with it tonight and will report on the results.

So far however, I've rolled back to yonggun's xserver, which I've modified to work on the Uni. Will write instructions soon how to get it work. Using it, it's faster than your server, dunno why, but it works. The caveat is it only works with ratpoison as the WM, not with IceWM. Under your prerotated xserver however, I wasn't able to get it going at all, in a way, that would output watchable results... ohmy.gif(
ShiroiKuma
QUOTE(datathief @ May 28 2008, 03:31 PM) *
I will add the ability to close a screen with Ctrl-C, though, because that's caught me a couple of times while developing it. sad.gif

That would be beneficial, I got caught today, after ending a call, the in-call dialog was still on, and couldn't kill it. Had to soft-reset...
Sam Liddicott
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 3 2008, 12:39 PM) *
QUOTE(Sam Liddicott @ May 31 2008, 05:28 PM) *
How do I make phoneui shiny go away?

I can't make the missed-call screen go away.
even "chvt" from an SSH session doesn't return:
strace tail:

open("/dev/tty0", O_RDWR) = 3
ioctl(3, KDGKBTYPE, 0xbef24c4f) = 0
ioctl(3, VIDIOC_G_COMP or VT_ACTIVATE, 0x1) = 0
ioctl(3, VIDIOC_S_COMP or VT_WAITACTIVE

I think SDL (used by titchy-phoneui-shiny, via pygame) can conflict with things that do chvt or openvt. Are you also running titchy-phoneui-console (the whiptail UI)?


Yes
datathief
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 4 2008, 02:55 PM) *
QUOTE(datathief @ May 28 2008, 03:31 PM) *
I will add the ability to close a screen with Ctrl-C, though, because that's caught me a couple of times while developing it. sad.gif

That would be beneficial, I got caught today, after ending a call, the in-call dialog was still on, and couldn't kill it. Had to soft-reset...

New version uploaded. Now:
  • Uninstalls titchy-phoneui-console, to avoid some conflicts.
  • Can be closed using 'esc' (the windows key)
  • Has a rudimentary dialler (the contacts key, top row of the keyboard)
Also, I've uploaded a new titchy-hardware-support, that turns on the speaker on the outside of the lid (I'm assuming most of us make calls with the screen closed).

Edit: Fixed a problem with titchy-hardware-support that caused a faint buzzing sound from the stereo speakers after resuming from suspend.
hakkinen
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 6 2008, 03:31 AM) *
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 4 2008, 02:55 PM) *
QUOTE(datathief @ May 28 2008, 03:31 PM) *
I will add the ability to close a screen with Ctrl-C, though, because that's caught me a couple of times while developing it. sad.gif

That would be beneficial, I got caught today, after ending a call, the in-call dialog was still on, and couldn't kill it. Had to soft-reset...

New version uploaded. Now:
  • Uninstalls titchy-phoneui-console, to avoid some conflicts.
  • Can be closed using 'esc' (the windows key)
  • Has a rudimentary dialler (the contacts key, top row of the keyboard)
Also, I've uploaded a new titchy-hardware-support, that turns on the speaker on the outside of the lid (I'm assuming most of us make calls with the screen closed).

Edit: Fixed a problem with titchy-hardware-support that caused a faint buzzing sound from the stereo speakers after resuming from suspend.


We have to upgrade which package???
datathief
QUOTE(hakkinen @ Jun 7 2008, 11:14 AM) *
We have to upgrade which package???

titchy-phoneui-shiny and titchy-hardware-support.

And titchy-phoneui-base, now, too - I've made changes to this package to:
  • kill processes using the sound device before playing the ringtone (drastic, but better than not playing the ringtone at all)
  • allow the ringtone volume to be configured
  • allow personalised ringtones and more (see /etc/default/titchy-phoneui-base for examples)
ShiroiKuma
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 7 2008, 08:48 PM) *
[*]kill processes using the sound device before playing the ringtone (drastic, but better than not playing the ringtone at all)

Hmmm... this is quite tough ohmy.gif)

I've been thinking about this, but haven't had time to research it: specifically mplayer related. Would it not be possible not to kill, but send it a pause signal? I don't know if mplayer accepts pause commands externally, but theoretically even if it'd be emulating a space key press (in the worst case) this should be possible, no?
datathief
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 9 2008, 07:47 AM) *
Hmmm... this is quite tough ohmy.gif)

I've been thinking about this, but haven't had time to research it: specifically mplayer related. Would it not be possible not to kill, but send it a pause signal? I don't know if mplayer accepts pause commands externally, but theoretically even if it'd be emulating a space key press (in the worst case) this should be possible, no?

Unfortunately, mplayer doesn't seem to release the audio device when paused, so the ringtone still wouldn't play.

I think there may be a solution using a sound server - with pulseaudio, for example, it should be possible to mute all the streams except the ringtone during a call. However, pulseaudio seems to have far too many dependencies to be the default. I don't think it's nearly as easy using esound (lightweight, few dependencies), but I'll investigate.
ShiroiKuma
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 6 2008, 01:31 PM) *
New version uploaded. Now:[list]
[*]Has a rudimentary dialler (the contacts key, top row of the keyboard)

The dialer doesn't have UTF-8 support coded in, it doesn't display it properly after replacing Vera.ttf by a UTF-8 font.
ShiroiKuma
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 6 2008, 01:31 PM) *
[*]Has a rudimentary dialler (the contacts key, top row of the keyboard)

I believe there is a serious flaw in the dialer and the all the new pygame dialogs in combination with X.

When I bring up the dialog in X, it malfunctions and keyboard activity is echoed to the underlying X app, only clearing the part of the screen associated with it. To put it simply:

Let's say I have rxvt open. I bring up the dialer, then press the down arrow a couple of times and then enter. I see the rows in the the underlying rxvt being cleared, i.e. the dialog backround disappears under these rows and the enter sends enter to the rxvt.

If I kill xdm, it gets stuck in a black vt, that cannot be killed or exited, can't change to a vt, so that X cannot be quitted.

Have you tested it with X, datathief?
datathief
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 9 2008, 01:59 PM) *
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 6 2008, 01:31 PM) *
[*]Has a rudimentary dialler (the contacts key, top row of the keyboard)

I believe there is a serious flaw in the dialer and the all the new pygame dialogs in combination with X.

When I bring up the dialog in X, it malfunctions and keyboard activity is echoed to the underlying X app, only clearing the part of the screen associated with it. To put it simply:

Let's say I have rxvt open. I bring up the dialer, then press the down arrow a couple of times and then enter. I see the rows in the the underlying rxvt being cleared, i.e. the dialog backround disappears under these rows and the enter sends enter to the rxvt.

If I kill xdm, it gets stuck in a black vt, that cannot be killed or exited, can't change to a vt, so that X cannot be quitted.

Have you tested it with X, datathief?

It seems to work fine with xserver-titchy, although I haven't done much testing. I haven't tested it with the xserver package you're using...
datathief
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 9 2008, 11:04 AM) *
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 6 2008, 01:31 PM) *
New version uploaded. Now:[list]
[*]Has a rudimentary dialler (the contacts key, top row of the keyboard)

The dialer doesn't have UTF-8 support coded in, it doesn't display it properly after replacing Vera.ttf by a UTF-8 font.

I always forget that part...
ShiroiKuma
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 9 2008, 04:17 PM) *
It seems to work fine with xserver-titchy, although I haven't done much testing. I haven't tested it with the xserver package you're using...

I thought you were gonna say that rolleyes.gif

OK, I'll think what next...

It could be somehow associated with the different Xfbdev...

Do you have an idea maybe, based on what you've changed in the latest version, what the culprit would be?

I may be the only one, but having HiQ video is sorta important I think, to make we want to preserve yonggun's xserver over yours.

EDIT1: Do you have version 1.8 of the shiny UI in your pool so that I can downgrade to it temporarily?
datathief
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 9 2008, 02:34 PM) *
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 9 2008, 04:17 PM) *
It seems to work fine with xserver-titchy, although I haven't done much testing. I haven't tested it with the xserver package you're using...

I thought you were gonna say that rolleyes.gif

OK, I'll think what next...

It could be somehow associated with the different Xfbdev...

Do you have an idea maybe, based on what you've changed in the latest version, what the culprit would be?

I haven't changed any of the keyboard or display code.

As far as I can tell, SDL opens a new VT to get keyboard input. It should switch to that VT when it needs to, and switch back when it's done, but something is causing that to fail - it stays on the xserver's VT, so keyboard events go to the xserver.

I have a couple of ideas that may help. I'll work on them tonight.

QUOTE
I may be the only one, but having HiQ video is sorta important I think, to make we want to preserve yonggun's xserver over yours.

EDIT1: Do you have version 1.8 of the shiny UI in your pool so that I can downgrade to it temporarily?

No. I'll try to find a copy.

Edit: I've made some changes - could you upgrade titchy-phoneui-shiny and let me know if it's any better?
ShiroiKuma
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 9 2008, 05:21 PM) *
Edit: I've made some changes - could you upgrade titchy-phoneui-shiny and let me know if it's any better?

Yeah, this one works without problems. The UTF-8 also works.

I have two more "candy" like comments:

1. In the dialer, the listed names drawn from the VCF file are strangely spaced, i.e. some seem to contain one, two, three spaces in front of them, some none, so that their list is not left justified.
2. I think there should be a keyboard repeat, if you hold the down or up button, the list should scroll...
Sam Liddicott
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 9 2008, 09:58 AM) *
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 9 2008, 07:47 AM) *
Hmmm... this is quite tough ohmy.gif)

I've been thinking about this, but haven't had time to research it: specifically mplayer related. Would it not be possible not to kill, but send it a pause signal? I don't know if mplayer accepts pause commands externally, but theoretically even if it'd be emulating a space key press (in the worst case) this should be possible, no?

Unfortunately, mplayer doesn't seem to release the audio device when paused, so the ringtone still wouldn't play.

I think there may be a solution using a sound server - with pulseaudio, for example, it should be possible to mute all the streams except the ringtone during a call. However, pulseaudio seems to have far too many dependencies to be the default. I don't think it's nearly as easy using esound (lightweight, few dependencies), but I'll investigate.


How about alsa dmix?

Sam
Sam Liddicott
I've finally got vala working with glade, so I'll try my phone UI using vala and glade.

Sam
datathief
QUOTE(Sam Liddicott @ Jun 10 2008, 07:16 AM) *
How about alsa dmix?

Sam

Do you have dmix working?

This would solve the problem of the ringtone not playing (as long as everything uses it), but there's no way to mute everything but the ringtone. Sending STOP signals to pause processes not involved in the call might work, though.
datathief
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 10 2008, 07:12 AM) *
1. In the dialer, the listed names drawn from the VCF file are strangely spaced, i.e. some seem to contain one, two, three spaces in front of them, some none, so that their list is not left justified.

Are there spaces in the vcf file after the ':' in the 'FN' field? If not, could you post a vcard that exhibits this problem?
QUOTE
2. I think there should be a keyboard repeat, if you hold the down or up button, the list should scroll...

Agreed.
linuxFreq
Hey,

Got titchy installed last night...

I had to format my SD slightly different to what was described...booted into haret with ramdisk.

Mounted and formatted the card using fdisk on the universal.
Made the file system on the universal too.

Did a "sync" and unmounted.
Did the tar stuff on the pc (saves transferring)...

Changed the zImage and startup files to the ones provided on the wiki and managed to boot titchy...

I couldn't get it to mount the file system when i did it all on the pc...not sure why but was probably just being silly and was too lazy to figure out why!

Gonna play about with trying to get a window manager on the go...

Do i need to install X...i notice there is an Xserver-titchy...does this do the job of X?

Ta
datathief
QUOTE(linuxFreq @ Jun 10 2008, 12:17 PM) *
Do i need to install X...i notice there is an Xserver-titchy...does this do the job of X?

Yes.
linuxFreq
Cool cheers.

What's a good window manager to go with? I've been reading through this whole thread and it's hard work! tongue.gif I've got a feeling the answer is in here somewhere.

I got flux but i get a couldn't connect to XServer error and Ice gives me a can't open display. I'm trying to not work on the universal as i have an exam tomorrow and on thursday but it's too tempting to play with!!
ShiroiKuma
In my opinion the best currently is ratpoison, but it's a little hardcore if you're not used to it and might be scary to the average Joe. For him then IceWM is by far the best for this usage, I think. Low weight, fast, not as fast as ratpoison, but stylus-clickable. I've experimented with many. In my view anything heavier than IceWM is unusuable on the Uni, too slow...

That's also why gdm is too heavy and you have to use xdm.
datathief
QUOTE(linuxFreq @ Jun 10 2008, 02:23 PM) *
Cool cheers.

What's a good window manager to go with? I've been reading through this whole thread and it's hard work! tongue.gif I've got a feeling the answer is in here somewhere.

I got flux but i get a couldn't connect to XServer error and Ice gives me a can't open display. I'm trying to not work on the universal as i have an exam tomorrow and on thursday but it's too tempting to play with!!

Try this:
CODE
apt-get install xinit
echo icewm-session >.xinitrc
startx


Alternatively, install xdm, which will manage the X server and window manager. Make sure you set the root password first, or create a new user with a password (xdm won't let you log in without a password).
linuxFreq
Ah yeah cheers. When i rebooted it gave me the x window login screen.

Now though i can't seem to get connected to the net. I had it working through the usb connection and windows vista as described in the wiki but now it's being weird.

I can ping the universal from vista but can't talk to the pc from the universal. I am connected with "limited connectivity" according to windows...

I would go into ubuntu but like i said i'm trying to pretend to myself that i'm studying and i need to be in windows for it...

I tried connecting to my router quickly but wasn't successful. In what way is the wireless unstable? In that it is hard to maintain a connection?

Edit:
Yeah i installed xdm
datathief
QUOTE(linuxFreq @ Jun 10 2008, 07:10 PM) *
I can ping the universal from vista but can't talk to the pc from the universal. I am connected with "limited connectivity" according to windows...

This means Windows is trying to obtain an IP address from the phone - this happens if Internet Connection Sharing is off (the "Allow other network users to connect..." option - see the wiki page).

QUOTE
I tried connecting to my router quickly but wasn't successful. In what way is the wireless unstable? In that it is hard to maintain a connection?

Yes - the connection just stops working after a while. It seems to be much more stable if you set it to run at 1Mbps.
ShiroiKuma
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 10 2008, 10:51 AM) *
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 10 2008, 07:12 AM) *
1. In the dialer, the listed names drawn from the VCF file are strangely spaced, i.e. some seem to contain one, two, three spaces in front of them, some none, so that their list is not left justified.

Are there spaces in the vcf file after the ':' in the 'FN' field? If not, could you post a vcard that exhibits this problem?

I just checked. In the n: field, after the colon I have always one space. In the fn: field, the same. However, not all the records do have a fn: field, could this be the culprit?
linuxFreq


QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 11 2008, 09:44 AM) *
QUOTE(linuxFreq @ Jun 10 2008, 07:10 PM) *
I can ping the universal from vista but can't talk to the pc from the universal. I am connected with "limited connectivity" according to windows...

This means Windows is trying to obtain an IP address from the phone - this happens if Internet Connection Sharing is off (the "Allow other network users to connect..." option - see the wiki page).


I have it set up as per the instructions. It was definitely working before so I'm not sure what's happened. Been playing around with different settings this morning but no luck.
datathief
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 11 2008, 09:58 AM) *
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 10 2008, 10:51 AM) *
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 10 2008, 07:12 AM) *
1. In the dialer, the listed names drawn from the VCF file are strangely spaced, i.e. some seem to contain one, two, three spaces in front of them, some none, so that their list is not left justified.

Are there spaces in the vcf file after the ':' in the 'FN' field? If not, could you post a vcard that exhibits this problem?

I just checked. In the n: field, after the colon I have always one space. In the fn: field, the same. However, not all the records do have a fn: field, could this be the culprit?

If there's a FN field, it uses that (and I didn't add code to strip spaces off the beginning). If there's no FN field, it uses the N field (and I did add code to strip spaces off the start of the N field). So that might explain it.

I've made changes and uploaded a new version of titchy-phoneui-shiny.
ShiroiKuma
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 11 2008, 04:01 PM) *
If there's a FN field, it uses that (and I didn't add code to strip spaces off the beginning). If there's no FN field, it uses the N field (and I did add code to strip spaces off the start of the N field). So that might explain it.

I've made changes and uploaded a new version of titchy-phoneui-shiny.

Yes, it works fine now.
linuxFreq
Hey,

So i got the net working through usb and ubuntu no problem but because i'd made changes without knowing exactly what i'd done i did a fresh install of titchy...mainly because i couldn't get the touch screen calibration thing up ever since it crashed on the first attempt...

So fresh install and all i've done is

CODE
apt-get install xdm icewm-experimental
reboot

On the previous install the logon screen would show up but i had not touch screen. Sometimes it didn't show up at boot up and i just had to do

CODE
xdm


to get it working. Now however nothing happens. Am i missing something? Previously you said to either get xdm or xinit. Should i just forget xdm for now? I'm just slightly confused as to why it doesn't work at the moment?

Cheers

Cheers.
datathief
QUOTE(linuxFreq @ Jun 11 2008, 05:55 PM) *
CODE
apt-get install xdm icewm-experimental
reboot

You'll need an X server (xserver-titchy) too.
linuxFreq
Ahhh how silly. I assumed that was already there...totally forgot doing it the first time.

Don't suppose you could give me a bit of help with the old wireless. Got the modules loaded and sorted the rate. On my access point i can see that the uni is connected but not got an ip or anything:
CODE
Address                   Rate      Quality      RSSI      State                         Age
00:09:2D:DE:13:37     0                        -82     llAuthenticated     0


Here's what i've got in /etc/network/interfaces

CODE
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
address 192.168.1.99
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1
broadcast 192.168.1.255
wireless-mode managed
wireless-essid myEssid


I've turned encryption off for the purpose of testing. Would it work better with dhcp...?
ShiroiKuma
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 9 2008, 04:34 PM) *
but having HiQ video is sorta important I think

I've lost the ability to play HiQ video on the Uni satisfactorily after a cycle of apt upgrades.

My experimentation with it has shown a surprising result: I booted into Windows Mobile, and using TCPMP was able to play any and all mpgs with great viewing quality, no choppiness, even the original ones 640x480, not reencoded for smoother playback.

So the Universal is able to play 640x480 video with no probs.

The problem then lay on the debian decoding end. mplayer, ffmpeg, totem, nothing seems to currently be able to play the original non-reencoded mpgs, even the reencoded ones are not watchable, it's too slow, choppy...

But if Windows Mobile can do it, it surely must be possible under Debian. So far playing with it, and searching the web, hasn't indicated to me any good solution.
datathief
QUOTE(linuxFreq @ Jun 12 2008, 12:57 AM) *
Ahhh how silly. I assumed that was already there...totally forgot doing it the first time.

Don't suppose you could give me a bit of help with the old wireless. Got the modules loaded and sorted the rate. On my access point i can see that the uni is connected but not got an ip or anything:
CODE
Address                   Rate      Quality      RSSI      State                         Age
00:09:2D:DE:13:37     0                        -82     llAuthenticated     0


Here's what i've got in /etc/network/interfaces

CODE
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
address 192.168.1.99
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1
broadcast 192.168.1.255
wireless-mode managed
wireless-essid myEssid


I've turned encryption off for the purpose of testing. Would it work better with dhcp...?

If you're not using dhcp, your access point may not show an IP address for it. Can you ping the AP?

(I notice the dhcp-client and iputils-ping packages are missing from my rootfs. Oops. I've fixed that now.)
linuxFreq
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 12 2008, 11:05 AM) *
If you're not using dhcp, your access point may not show an IP address for it. Can you ping the AP?

(I notice the dhcp-client and iputils-ping packages are missing from my rootfs. Oops. I've fixed that now.)


Couldn't ping.
I got iputils-ping on my last install but not got round to it this time. I was just playing around last night before i went to bed. I know i couldn't ping the htc from another machine on the network.
Got my last exam in 2 hours so i'm gonna have a real play after that.

Also i installed xserver-titchy again and tscalib came up again, but i touches were not recoginised. I quickly tried cat -v /dev/input/event0 but didn't get any output. I'm guessing i need to change or maybe make some config files...

After tscalib loads the first time it doesn't load again...how do i reset it so i can calibrate again as there doesn't appear to be anywhere to load it...
datathief
QUOTE(linuxFreq @ Jun 12 2008, 11:02 AM) *
QUOTE(datathief @ Jun 12 2008, 11:05 AM) *
If you're not using dhcp, your access point may not show an IP address for it. Can you ping the AP?

(I notice the dhcp-client and iputils-ping packages are missing from my rootfs. Oops. I've fixed that now.)


Couldn't ping.
I got iputils-ping on my last install but not got round to it this time. I was just playing around last night before i went to bed. I know i couldn't ping the htc from another machine on the network.
Got my last exam in 2 hours so i'm gonna have a real play after that.

I think busybox is installed - try:
CODE
busybox ping xx.xx.xx.xx


QUOTE
Also i installed xserver-titchy again and tscalib came up again, but i touches were not recoginised. I quickly tried cat -v /dev/input/event0 but didn't get any output. I'm guessing i need to change or maybe make some config files...

I've heard of a possible explanation for this - if wifi is turned on before you boot linux, the touchscreen doesn't work.

QUOTE
After tscalib loads the first time it doesn't load again...how do i reset it so i can calibrate again as there doesn't appear to be anywhere to load it...

Delete /etc/ts.conf and restart X.
datathief
A request for comments:

I'm planning to add the following to the titchy-phoneui-shiny clock screen:
  • Battery indicator
  • Missed call icon
  • Received SMS icon
  • PIN lock
The missed call and SMS received screens will be moved "behind" the clock screen (if it's active), and so protected by the PIN lock.

Any comments/requests?
ShiroiKuma
The two icons should be touch sensitive, i.e. tapping on them should take you to a missed calls listing, messages listing - or the message directly, alternatively.

Other than that, no criticism intended, I think MMS support is much more necessary than these eye-candy things, but that might be a tough cookie to implement from what I've read in various places so far.
ShiroiKuma
On a slightly similar note, a request for comments also:

I've been thinking about things that I consider missing, and how to get them done. What do you think, would a bounty system be good to motivate some skillful hackers to tackle these. From what I've read on the web so far lately, it actually seems bounties are counter productive in motivating the development of Free Software, so I'm not sure.

But I was thinking, I could easily offer, let's say 200 EUR for each of the following:

1. MMS
2. Getting the camera to work for photos, videos, with a suitable X app
3. HiQ video, getting it to play 640x480 movies which I've seen the Uni is capable of on the Windows Mobile side, in debian
4. Bluetooth A2DP support, so that listening to mp3 and the movies via bluetooth headphones would be fixed

Is it worth it? Or not likely that someone will take up the task?
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