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danboid
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I now now have Jaunty booting on my c3000 using zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 which I installed using the D+B emergency boot method described above albeit with a few small additional steps I'm just about to detail- sorry for not searching this forum first as my question had been answered but my trial and error could've been avoided if post #1 of this thread gave fuller instructions and/or cortez fleshed out his install guide for zubuntu with the things that tripped me up. I found the necessary mknod commands buried in a thread on this forum- apparently they were found in some comments on the omegamoon site but I never saw them. I've not got to properly play with it yet but first impressions are very, very good! I know zubuntu has been around for a year or so now (I was Z'less when it got released) but it seems a shame to me that this should happen so late to the life of the Spitz- after manufacturing of the Zaurus had stopped no less as this is the Linux experience I wanted 'out-of-the-box' when I first got my hands on a Z. Shame on you Sharp and big thanks to Cortez, same, kexec/ Angstrom devs, Ubuntu community and everyone who did help bring Ubuntu to the Z!

Previously, the best 'desktop Linux' distro I'd had working on my spitz was pdaXii13, which feels like computing in treacle compared to zubuntu. An unmodified pdaXii13v2 (5.5.0a) takes just under 3m 30s to boot to X from power on- zubuntu takes about 55s which is honestly as good a boot time as booting Jaunty (with GNOME, though) on my Core 2 Duo laptop, which also takes just about 1m to boot from grub. pdaXii13 consumes pretty much every K of your RAM and after booting to X as you have less than 3MB RAM free whereas zubuntu leaves you a whopping (in comparison) 25MB RAM to play with after loading X and rxvt! Obviously this makes a massive difference to general performance and load times.

I have got zubuntu jaunty to boot using spitz-root-addition-v2.0.tar.gz although it creates more errors at boot time and X isn't guaranteed to work either- it won't start more often than not (complains of an Xinput Extension problem of some sort) so you want to stick with the spitz-root-addition.tar.gz used with 1.0RC for use with zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 .

I think my 'unable to open initial console error' is only experienced by those installing zubuntu onto internal CF/ Microdrive, so if you are doing so then after having done 'tar xpzvf /cf/spitz-root-addition.tar.gz -C /hdd1' you need to do:

CODE
cd /hdd1/dev
mknod -m 660 console c 5 1
mknod -m 660 null c 1 3
mknod -m 660 rtc c 10 135


Before unmounting the drives and rebooting.

When you boot for the first time, zubuntu will only get as far as its fake 'Loading' splash screen and X will fail to load- you need to disable the fake splash which you do by pushing CTRL+ALT (button just to the right of Ctrl) + 2 once drive activity has ceased to switch to the second virtual terminal. Login as root then type:

nano /boot/kernel-cmdline

and change psplash's value to 'false'. Save (CTRL+O), quit (CTRL+X), reboot and enjoy!

PS Cortez and OP - I'd appreciate it if you could update your install guides with this info so no-one else has to loose multiple days searching and experimenting to get off the ground with zubuntu - thanks!
ArchiMark
Hi all....

I know it has been about 4 years since last post, but just in case anyone is still around.....

I just tried download link for the tarball in first post...but the download is no longer there....no big surprise, given the length of time...

Does anyone have this tarball and can provide a link to get it?

Want to try it on my 3200.....

Meanwhile, just tried using apt-get and I get error messages about not able to resolve 'repository.handhelds.org'.....assume that repo is no longer working?....

Any other options?

Thanks!

Mark
YoG
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Sep 4 2014, 04:27 PM) *
Hi all....

I know it has been about 4 years since last post, but just in case anyone is still around.....

I just tried download link for the tarball in first post...but the download is no longer there....no big surprise, given the length of time...

Does anyone have this tarball and can provide a link to get it?

Want to try it on my 3200.....

Meanwhile, just tried using apt-get and I get error messages about not able to resolve 'repository.handhelds.org'.....assume that repo is no longer working?....

Any other options?

Thanks!

Mark


hehe... just took my old boxer for a ride... still works, it runs zubuntu and afair I got it from Omegamoon blog - it seems that the links there are still alive, try there...


http://www.omegamoon.com/blog/static.php?page=ZaurusUbuntu


I don't know about the repository, but if you find anything please share...

good luck.

YoG
ArchiMark
Hi,

To clarify....

Omegamoon has different versions available than the that was linked in first post here.

I have tried both of Omegamoons and they each have issues.

V1.0 has no working repo and V2.0 has suspend problem that locks up Zaurus and can't wake it up. This is why I wanted to try version from this thread, based upon Ubuntu 9.04.

Hope this is clear now.

YoG
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Sep 6 2014, 10:05 PM) *
Hi,

To clarify....

Omegamoon has different versions available than the that was linked in first post here.

I have tried both of Omegamoons and they each have issues.

V1.0 has no working repo and V2.0 has suspend problem that locks up Zaurus and can't wake it up. This is why I wanted to try version from this thread, based upon Ubuntu 9.04.

Hope this is clear now.


Yeah... I also tried looking for the 9.04 images I used, but couldn't find them... btw, I think you can find the repos in the old ubuntu repositories:

http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty/

YoG
ArchiMark
Hopefully, somebody still has the file and can share it!.....

Thanks.
same
zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 98.1 MB

https://mega.co.nz/#!zsd1wZRR!olX3i...SE6Elr0m9_Nrqjs
or http://www.mediafire.com/download/55vazead...v-armel.tar.bz2
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now repository is: http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty/

so change /etc/apt/sources.list accordingly
ArchiMark
THANK YOU!!!

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Jon_J
Hi ArchiMark,
Have you been successful with installing Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Armel in this thread?
I tried it with varying results. I have tried 2 different installs.
I already have the multiboot kernel installed and working.

1. I followed instructions in first post exactly, except instead of downloading spitz-root-addition.tar.gz from omegamoon, I used one I have from back when cortez posted it. I have 2 versions with the same name. One dated 12-25-2008, and the other dated 12-29-2008.
I used the later one.
This setup results in attempting to boot ubuntu, but it gets stuck at loading the SD card.
"waiting for root device /dev/mmcblk0p1" It just hangs there. I have waited for about 10-15 minutes.

2. This is my second attempt.
I decided to look at cortez's Zubuntu version 2.0 released for Spitz.
I have all these stored on my hard drive on my desktop PC and elsewhere.
When I looked in the folder, I found a different version of spitz-root-addition.tar.gz.
It is named "spitz-root-addition-v2.0.tar.gz"
This is when I decided to try installing Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Armel again.
I formatted the SD card to ext3 before I tried this.
I installed Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Armel and spitz-root-addition-v2.0.tar.gz
This resulted in a different boot into ubuntu.
It booted to the desktop (with a whole lot of errors in the console before X started).
The curser jumps from the center of the screen to down and left. The desktop and menu are frozen. I tried a USB mouse and that didn't work.
I can Ctrl+Alt+Bkspce out of X and read the errors in the console.
One of the last errors tslib, something to do with the touchscreen. I don't have it booted now and I'll try again later.

It's nice to see people are still posting here, and I may add, I haven't seen any smartphone that has a quality keyboard and all the stuff our Zaurii have. rolleyes.gif

Edit: A day later I tried a different Sandisk 2GB SD card, and I also downloaded spitz-root-addition.tar.gz from cortez's site linked in first post, just to be sure I wasn't using a wrong root-addition.
It boots now and no longer hangs up at "waiting for root device /dev/mmcblk0p1"
But the desktop is frozen solid and nothing seems to work. I can ctrl-alt-backspace to exit X.
It looks like my 2nd example above. At least I know I have a good SD card and the correct root-addition.
That's all the further I have gotten so far....
Jon
Jon_J
Yay! I got it working. I'm now able to calibrate the touchscreen and stylus input works on my SL-C3100! laugh.gif
I changed some settings as shown below.
I'm not sure if in all three places these settings were all matched to '1' or one of them was originally set at '2' But I managed to set them all to '1' and that is what got my touchscreen working, and a functional desktop.
QUOTE
http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...st&p=182665
at my c1000 its not nessesary to kill tskeys
its sufficient to edit /etc/zaurusd/mach-config-vars and put TSKEYS_DEVICE=/dev/input/event2 instead default value



http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...st&p=181584
BerndS: i don't have acces to a 760,
but from command line, does the ts_calibrate program work?
if not:
1) do a grep -i handlers /proc/bus/input/devices
and check the second line starting with a "H: Handlers="
2) then grep TS ~/.profile
this line should have the same event* as the previous command
if it's not the same, nano ~/.profile and change the TSLIB_TSDEVICE line and specify the proper device
3) then logout, login, and run ts_calibrate again
4) if it doesn't work, try editing /etc/ts.conf and uncomment (remove the #) at the line module_raw corgi and run ts_calibrate again
ArchiMark
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Apr 9 2015, 06:25 AM) *
Hi ArchiMark,
Have you been successful with installing Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Armel in this thread?
I tried it with varying results. I have tried 2 different installs.
I already have the multiboot kernel installed and working.

[ Snip.........]

Jon


Hi Jon,

No, haven't used my Z for about 6 months or so.....been super busy at work.....long story...........

If and when I ever get some free time, I might give it a go.......

Mark
ArchiMark
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Apr 10 2015, 09:51 AM) *
Yay! I got it working. I'm now able to calibrate the touchscreen and stylus input works on my SL-C3100! laugh.gif
I changed some settings as shown below.
I'm not sure if in all three places these settings were all matched to '1' or one of them was originally set at '2' But I managed to set them all to '1' and that is what got my touchscreen working, and a functional desktop.
QUOTE
http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...st&p=182665
at my c1000 its not nessesary to kill tskeys
its sufficient to edit /etc/zaurusd/mach-config-vars and put TSKEYS_DEVICE=/dev/input/event2 instead default value



http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...st&p=181584
BerndS: i don't have acces to a 760,
but from command line, does the ts_calibrate program work?
if not:
1) do a grep -i handlers /proc/bus/input/devices
and check the second line starting with a "H: Handlers="
2) then grep TS ~/.profile
this line should have the same event* as the previous command
if it's not the same, nano ~/.profile and change the TSLIB_TSDEVICE line and specify the proper device
3) then logout, login, and run ts_calibrate again
4) if it doesn't work, try editing /etc/ts.conf and uncomment (remove the #) at the line module_raw corgi and run ts_calibrate again



Great news, Jon!

And thanks for sharing all the details....will come in handy if I get time to try this (see my reply post above just above this one...).

Will be very interested to know what you can do this version....ie, can you use a decent web browser and other apps, etc.....

Thanks,

Mark
Jon_J
Hi again ArchiMark, and anyone else that reads this.
I finally got WiFi and other tweaks working, but....
The feeds are gone now. I really need to acquire wifi-radar or wicd.
I have old copies of these, but the python dependencies are making these old packages fail to install.
There are no packages to be downloaded from the feeds that I can tell. I even looked for network-manager, and it is not available. I always forget commandline stuff. I guess I need to print a small howto to get connected whenever I restart my Zubuntu Z.

Jon
TheWalt
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Apr 13 2015, 02:09 AM) *
The feeds are gone now. I really need to acquire wifi-radar or wicd.


Did you set your /etc/apt/sources.list like suggested in above post?

new repository is: http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty/
ArchiMark
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Apr 12 2015, 11:09 PM) *
Hi again ArchiMark, and anyone else that reads this.
I finally got WiFi and other tweaks working, but....
The feeds are gone now. I really need to acquire wifi-radar or wicd.
I have old copies of these, but the python dependencies are making these old packages fail to install.
There are no packages to be downloaded from the feeds that I can tell. I even looked for network-manager, and it is not available. I always forget commandline stuff. I guess I need to print a small howto to get connected whenever I restart my Zubuntu Z.

Jon


Hi Jon,

Glad you got WiFi, etc working.....

Walt gave you input, so, you should be good to go, hopefully......let us know how it goes.....

Thanks,

Mark
same
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Apr 12 2015, 10:09 PM) *
Hi again ArchiMark, and anyone else that reads this.
I finally got WiFi and other tweaks working, but....
The feeds are gone now. I really need to acquire wifi-radar or wicd.
I have old copies of these, but the python dependencies are making these old packages fail to install.
There are no packages to be downloaded from the feeds that I can tell. I even looked for network-manager, and it is not available. I always forget commandline stuff. I guess I need to print a small howto to get connected whenever I restart my Zubuntu Z.

Jon


take a look at conman as a network manager http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?s=&...st&p=181615
Jon_J
QUOTE(TheWalt @ Apr 20 2015, 01:05 PM) *
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Apr 13 2015, 02:09 AM) *
The feeds are gone now. I really need to acquire wifi-radar or wicd.


Did you set your /etc/apt/sources.list like suggested in above post?

new repository is: http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty/

I just looked at this url using firefox.
http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dist...n/binary-armel/
There is only a "Packages" file. It is just a text description of all the packages, but I don't see any packages there.
A week ago, I think I tried this repository in zubuntu 9.04 and it didn't work.
I'll have to get the multiboot kernel re-installed and try again. I reflashed my Z for reasons stated below.

I tried 3 different methods to get Cacko to run from NAND using the multiboot kernel and only one method worked for me.

1. At first, I used this method here: http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=26759 post #2
The command in that post only worked once for me and I had the wrong kernel-cmdline.
When I tried to replace it, I couldn't access the /boot/ directory. I kept getting message that it was readonly
Next, I had to use a command in meanie's big pdf to mount the root partition as rw.
I still couldn't get Cacko to boot using the multiboot kernel, except eith the next method. method 2.

2. This method is to have the Cacko kernel, kernel-cmdline, and image.nfo on an SD card and that will boot Cacko.
(when I had the multiboot kernel installed). Using this method, you need to swap SD cards to boot Cacko or zubuntu.

3. It's been a week and I don't recall the 3rd method I tried to get Cacko to boot from NAND and zubuntu on the SD card

A week ago, I was trying to get Cacko to boot and used a "cackofix" to make Cacko run independently of my microdrive
That messed up my original Cacko install.
I restored my Z with Trisoft NAND and then re-installed Cacko. I haven't installed any of the newer kernels for Cacko yet.
I need to get back to this before I forget what all I did.
Here's 2 other threads showing methods to get Cacko to boot from NAND and have zubuntu on SD/CF
http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=27150
http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=26640
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