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cortez
Zubuntu v2.0 is available and can be downloaded here. The image is intended for spitz devices (SL-C3000, SL-C3100 and SL-C3200) but after a quick check most seems to work on the Akita (SL-C1000) as well.

Things I need to check on the Akita are suspend/resume (white screen, doesn't suspend) and the irda driver bails out with an error.
More info can be found on my blog. Please be so kind to give your feedback, report problems, share fixes, enhancements etc.

Have fun!

Cheers,
cortez
Wildherb
Thanks Cortez, I'm downloading the image files now, I hope to get some time over the weekend to flash my Spitz.

scottlfa
Downloading now, reporting back soon.
scottlfa
No nano on default install -gasp-, aslactrl errors on boot too. Playing more ...

Configured network with usual annoyances [not nearly so annoying with andromedia ... curious why the differences?]

apt-get install nano
Segmentation faulty tree... 0%

numerous apt-get updates fixed this one, apt-get upgrade lead to apt death. While updateing it errored out on aqualung ... then from that point on apt-get anything gets Illegal Instructions, even by its self.
Continuing to fiddle.

Not seen this one before.
cortez
QUOTE(scottlfa @ Aug 29 2009, 06:08 PM) *
No nano on default install -gasp-, aslactrl errors on boot too. Playing more ...

No nano on default indeed. Had to make (quite) some choices.
Please tell me what the alsa errors are, haven't seen them!
scottlfa
Alsa error seemed to go away after first boot.

Looking into the apt error, seems the powerpc folks had a similar issue link
seems to be related to a bad libstdc++6 file, this is one of the files upgraded when I did the apt-get upgrade.

Ah, btw this is all running on a SL-C1000 Akita, not a spitz.
YoG
QUOTE(cortez @ Aug 29 2009, 11:45 AM) *
The image is intended for spitz devices (SL-C3000, SL-C3100 and SL-C3200) but after a quick check most seems to work on the Akita (SL-C1000) as well.


Any chance it will also work on a C7x0 device?

Thanks,

YoG
scottlfa
Redid the whole installation, kept the nano and rcconf debs seperate and copied the various conf's I changed to a ext3 cf card.

Just won't apt-get upgrade till its confirmed safe smile.gif

PS Alsa error was again on the first boot, but gone on the second.
Capn_Fish
@Scottfla: Did you check your MD5SUMs? Small amounts of corruption can cause strange errors...
scottlfa
Yepa, its all good seeings as its meant for the 3x00 series. Waiting for more user feedback smile.gif I like it thus far ... though it seems to be slower than the zUbuntu Jaunty Updated release.

Same as pToki's post, tweak a bit zaurus leds:
echo mmc0 > /sys/class/leds/spitz\:green\:hddactivity/trigger
echo ide-disk > /sys/class/leds/spitz\:amber\:charge/trigger

if you like put it in /etc/init.d/zaurusd right after echo "starting zaurusd"
this gives you blinking leds while accessing cards.
scottlfa
apt-get install xfce4 ... ended up updating the same files as the apt-get upgrade tried to on the first installation. Apt-get is now fubared again.
Fatty
Thank you Cortez!

Installed but no go for my socket wifi.

It says 'failed to initialize firmware'.

I've tried to use spectrum_cs fw from Debian (which works with the previous Zubuntu 1.0) but still no luck.

Pretec works though.
cortez
QUOTE(Fatty @ Aug 30 2009, 07:39 PM) *
Thank you Cortez!

Installed but no go for my socket wifi.

It says 'failed to initialize firmware'.

I've tried to use spectrum_cs fw from Debian (which works with the previous Zubuntu 1.0) but still no luck.

Pretec works though.

Please run "dmesg|tail" (without the quotes) after the insertion of the card, and post the result here
Fatty
QUOTE(cortez @ Aug 31 2009, 02:18 AM) *
Please run "dmesg|tail" (without the quotes) after the insertion of the card, and post the result here


pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 0
pcmcia 0.0: pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.0
eth0: failed to initialize firmware (err = -16)
spectrum_cs: register_netdev() failed
eth0: failed to initialize firmware (err = -16)
spectrum_cs: register_netdev() failed
pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: pccard: card ejected from slot 0
scottlfa
Could you post the kernel zimage and updater.sh for 2.6.31-rc8-omegamoon-spitz?
cortez
QUOTE(scottlfa @ Aug 31 2009, 04:31 AM) *
Could you post the kernel zimage and updater.sh for 2.6.31-rc8-omegamoon-spitz?

zImage is in the root-additions archive (/boot directory). I don't know why you need an updater.sh (there are a few on my site). Don't even try to flash the 2.6.31-rc8 kernel, because it's way too large. Always use the bootmanager to start this kernel!
scottlfa
Yeah found that out smile.gif Iys all good, holding with the present config til the menu thing is resolved.
cortez
QUOTE(scottlfa @ Aug 31 2009, 12:09 PM) *
Yeah found that out smile.gif Iys all good, holding with the present config til the menu thing is resolved.

It may be worse then "just" the menu-package. The "illegal instruction" after doing a apt-get upgrade seems to be related to a bug in the latest version of libstdc++6. This breaks apt completely at the moment!
scottlfa
Yeah I mentioned that in an earlier post with a link to the bug report on the powerpc side of the devs smile.gif
Wildherb
QUOTE(cortez @ Aug 31 2009, 06:36 PM) *
QUOTE(scottlfa @ Aug 31 2009, 12:09 PM) *
Yeah found that out smile.gif Iys all good, holding with the present config til the menu thing is resolved.

It may be worse then "just" the menu-package. The "illegal instruction" after doing a apt-get upgrade seems to be related to a bug in the latest version of libstdc++6. This breaks apt completely at the moment!


In that case, should I hold back from flashing? I dont want to trash an otherwise working Z build if 2.0 is not yet ready.

BTW, it took me best part of 24 hours to unzip the root filesystem to SD!
cortez
QUOTE(Wildherb @ Sep 1 2009, 10:48 PM) *
QUOTE(cortez @ Aug 31 2009, 06:36 PM) *
QUOTE(scottlfa @ Aug 31 2009, 12:09 PM) *
Yeah found that out smile.gif Iys all good, holding with the present config til the menu thing is resolved.

It may be worse then "just" the menu-package. The "illegal instruction" after doing a apt-get upgrade seems to be related to a bug in the latest version of libstdc++6. This breaks apt completely at the moment!


In that case, should I hold back from flashing? I dont want to trash an otherwise working Z build if 2.0 is not yet ready.

BTW, it took me best part of 24 hours to unzip the root filesystem to SD!


It's ready, use it, just hold your horses and wait to upgrade to the latest (development) packages! When upgrading you're on your own for now.

By the way, if it took so extremely long to unzip the root filesystem you really need to think about buying a new SD card. I use a Sandisk Extreme III card which may be more expensive than the average card, but it's speedy, and you'll need every extra bit of speed. Apart from that, setting up a swap partition really helps speeding things up when browsing the Net for instance!

So, again, start using it, and have fun!

Cheers,
cortez
Wildherb
Thanks Cortez. Got a busy week ahead but hope to find time to take the plunge.

In the meantime, can anybody tell me if they have had any success with:

Compiling PERL CPAN modules?
Python?
Java?
Does tcpdump sniff all traffic on the wireless LAN or just multicasts and packets to/from the Z?

Yes, my SD card is a year or two old. Ideally, I'd want Zubuntu on microdrive which I'll attempt if it checks out well.
scottlfa
Be careful about any updates, there are a suprising amount of things that trigger the flaw in the present libstdc++6 package. More or less anything big, gnome related or xfce4 related seems to trigger the update. If its standalone or just console it seems to go fine. Nano for example apt-get's just fine.
ptoki
Cortez, is there a another version of kdrive than 1:1.3.0.0-r21?
I am using your first release of zubuntu and "font bug" is really annoying.
brontoZaurus
any chance of using this kernel with Zubuntu 1.0 ?
i think RC1 1.0 has better performance and want to have with that kernel
Wildherb
I did the flash a few days ago but found Zubuntu would not boot - a message told me to fsck my card but even doing so on a separate linux box failed to fix it so I finally gave up, reformatted and started again. This time, success! or at least partial success. It booted - and yes, it is beatiful to look at - but my install was running soooo slooooow! This must be mainly down to my SD card (the file extraction alone took the best part of a day). Anyway, I'm currently extracting a new install to the an hda3 partition on the microdrive of my Spitz. My plan is for a 2G install for Zubuntu and two smaller partitions to dual-boot into OpenZaurus.Having accidentally trashed my OZ build I've now got nothing to lose.

I'll report back shortly.
Wildherb
OK, I'm gonna need some help here.

Copied rootfs and spitz kernel to hdd3 on my microdrive. hdd1 and hdd2 are where I'm going to run Openzaurus.

Boot the Z and the multi-boot selector finds two installs of Zubuntu, one on SD and he other on microdrive (which it reports to be CF). The SD one still boots fine.

When I try to boot from CF/Microdrive I get the following:

VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly on device 3:3
Freeing init memory: 88K
Warning: Unable to open initial console


Sorry, but I'm no expert in fstab.
Any ideas?
scottlfa
boot onto the sd card, mount the internal hdd, cd too it and then to the dev dir on it. then MAKEDEV console.
qaz
QUOTE(Wildherb @ Sep 8 2009, 10:33 PM) *
...
When I try to boot from CF/Microdrive I get the following:

VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly on device 3:3
Freeing init memory: 88K
Warning: Unable to open initial console


Try to copy /dev from SD to microdrive, should be ok.
liberated
QUOTE(qaz @ Sep 17 2009, 03:30 PM) *
QUOTE(Wildherb @ Sep 8 2009, 10:33 PM) *
...
When I try to boot from CF/Microdrive I get the following:

VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly on device 3:3
Freeing init memory: 88K
Warning: Unable to open initial console


Try to copy /dev from SD to microdrive, should be ok.



Is there any way to solve this without installing to a SD-card also? The only thing I have is a Cacko install which I brought back after zubuntu failed to start, but the rootfs is there on the microdrive.
brontoZaurus
Will anyone has battery problems with Zubuntu??
My zaurus with zubuntu (RC1 and RC2) literally eats the battery ...
even suspended!
Please help!
is my only problem with Zubuntu!!!
cortez
QUOTE(brontoZaurus @ Nov 3 2009, 05:51 PM) *
Will anyone has battery problems with Zubuntu??
My zaurus with zubuntu (RC1 and RC2) literally eats the battery ...
even suspended!
Please help!
is my only problem with Zubuntu!!!

I think I mentioned it before, but the Zaurus kernels have a problem charging the battery when suspended. This means you need to recharge either by keeping the device on or shutting it off completely using shutdown -h now. I know this isn't pretty, but although the problem may seem small, it's not easy to fix!
brontoZaurus
QUOTE(cortez @ Nov 4 2009, 08:09 AM) *
QUOTE(brontoZaurus @ Nov 3 2009, 05:51 PM) *
Will anyone has battery problems with Zubuntu??
My zaurus with zubuntu (RC1 and RC2) literally eats the battery ...
even suspended!
Please help!
is my only problem with Zubuntu!!!

I think I mentioned it before, but the Zaurus kernels have a problem charging the battery when suspended. This means you need to recharge either by keeping the device on or shutting it off completely using shutdown -h now. I know this isn't pretty, but although the problem may seem small, it's not easy to fix!


ok, but the problem is it eats the battery when its suspended, i have no problem about charging it halted or powered on.
sorry about my english
OSS542
Once Zubuntu 2.0 is installed, is it possible to use apt-get to downgrade it to Jaunty ? I'm trying to find a relatively simple way to eliminate the v6 and v7 arch binaries so I don't get the "illegal instruction" errors on my C3000. I understand that Jaunty does not seem to have the v6 and above binaries.


matthis
Hi, pulled out my Z after a long time to try Zubuntu 2.0, and I like it!
Anything new on the illegal instruction problem?

apt-get upgrade fails when trying to update bash due to an illegal instruction.
OSS542
The "illegal instruction" error is apparently due to many arm packages being built for arm6 and later architectures, which are not completely compatible with arm5 as implemented in the Zaurus models.
DO NOT USE "apt-get" to install anything if you are running Zubuntu 2.0 unmodified. This can and often will install packages with incompatible binaries which will disable your existing distribution and require a reinstall to fix.

Instead, download the individual packages and check the binaries by using readelf to check for any binaries (ex executables or libraries) which any architecture later than "v5". Install these packages using "dpkg" instead of "apt-get".

There have been some reports of users downgrading to "Jaunty (9.04)" which is said to not use any of the incompatible binaries. Downgrading is apparently not supported by "apt-get", and is not a trivial procedure.

QUOTE(matthis @ Dec 8 2009, 02:42 PM) *
Hi, pulled out my Z after a long time to try Zubuntu 2.0, and I like it!
Anything new on the illegal instruction problem?

apt-get upgrade fails when trying to update bash due to an illegal instruction.

matthis
Thanks for the explanation!
... guess I'm in for a reinstall wink.gif
wrc4
QUOTE(cortez @ Aug 29 2009, 12:45 AM) *
Zubuntu v2.0 is available and can be downloaded here. The image is intended for spitz devices (SL-C3000, SL-C3100 and SL-C3200) but after a quick check most seems to work on the Akita (SL-C1000) as well.

Things I need to check on the Akita are suspend/resume (white screen, doesn't suspend) and the irda driver bails out with an error.
More info can be found on my blog. Please be so kind to give your feedback, report problems, share fixes, enhancements etc.

Have fun!

Cheers,
cortez


Nice job cortez!

I have Zubuntu 1.0 with 9.04 rootfs on my SL-7500C (C7x0) and Zubuntu 2.0 on my C1000. The 2.0 does look nicer but is much slower than 1.0. (The SD cards that I use are of similar quality). Is this because 2.0 uses lxde while 1.0 uses IceWM?

Still trying to figure out how to get my Wifi card to work...
koan
Hi, I just installed zubuntu 2.0 on my spitz: I put it on an SD card because I want to dual boot with the Sharp ROM. I seem to have a number of problems though.

1. I put a Sharp zImage.bin in a spare ext2 partition on the SD, along with a cmdline and nfo file but the kexec booter does not see it at all; it doesn't appear as an option in the boot menu. How can I get kexec to see it ?

2. When starting up from a shutdown it appears that kexec spends a long time looking at the second NAND partition before deciding it is not bootable. Is there any way I can get it to skip this bit ?

3. I don't seem to be the only one to get caught out by kexec resetting the device date to 1970. I don't understand why it needs to do this. The trick is to make sure the AC adaptor is disconnected because boot using battery power only causes fsck to be skipped. @cortez, you might like to add a note about that.

4. There are no battery monitor aps etc for LXDE status bar although some empty directories in the fs - work in progress or something missing ?

5. Stylus calibration seems to be very poor, especially at the edges of the screen. I tried recalibrating many times but I couldn't improve the accuracy.

6. Very, very slow. I added a 100 MB swap partition on the SD and it's faster but a bit too slow still.

7. Fennec = unusably slow.

8. Font settings need to be made larger and menu key set up definitely needed for X (especially if you forget to calibrate the stylus like me).

9. >800 MB for base install seems high... I would rather delete Fennec, add scim, anthy, zbedic, mplayer, some inkscape-like drawing program, etc. and aim for 500 MB if at all possible.

10. It seemed sensible to create a local user but every time I login I get asked to change my password.

OK, that's all for now smile.gif
tux
QUOTE(koan @ Jan 6 2010, 09:26 PM) *
Hi, I just installed zubuntu 2.0 on my spitz: I put it on an SD card because I want to dual boot with the Sharp ROM. I seem to have a number of problems though.

1. I put a Sharp zImage.bin in a spare ext2 partition on the SD, along with a cmdline and nfo file but the kexec booter does not see it at all; it doesn't appear as an option in the boot menu. How can I get kexec to see it ?

2. When starting up from a shutdown it appears that kexec spends a long time looking at the second NAND partition before deciding it is not bootable. Is there any way I can get it to skip this bit ?

3. I don't seem to be the only one to get caught out by kexec resetting the device date to 1970. I don't understand why it needs to do this. The trick is to make sure the AC adaptor is disconnected because boot using battery power only causes fsck to be skipped. @cortez, you might like to add a note about that.

4. There are no battery monitor aps etc for LXDE status bar although some empty directories in the fs - work in progress or something missing ?

5. Stylus calibration seems to be very poor, especially at the edges of the screen. I tried recalibrating many times but I couldn't improve the accuracy.

6. Very, very slow. I added a 100 MB swap partition on the SD and it's faster but a bit too slow still.

7. Fennec = unusably slow.

8. Font settings need to be made larger and menu key set up definitely needed for X (especially if you forget to calibrate the stylus like me).

9. >800 MB for base install seems high... I would rather delete Fennec, add scim, anthy, zbedic, mplayer, some inkscape-like drawing program, etc. and aim for 500 MB if at all possible.

10. It seemed sensible to create a local user but every time I login I get asked to change my password.

OK, that's all for now smile.gif

That was a problem I had with the Debian set up. It turns out that if you alter the security settings, where exactly I don't remember, the problem disappears. Default setting asks for a password change after a period of time calculated from the date/time settings. You can turn this off. The reason it causes a problem is something to do with the Zaurus and system time. Hope that helps.
nontrivial
I just got around to installing Zubuntu 2.0 on my C1000. Cortex, I know you are working on a 10.4 recompile but can you help me out? So far I have three main problems:

* Networking - I have a socket card that uses the spectrum_cs driver, and I get the same error that Fatty had in a previous post in this thread. I also have a DLink DCF-660W which is a prism based card that uses the orinoco driver. It is recognized but I can't seem to get it to connect to my network. When I have more time I will try different encryption options on my router.
* CF card - The CF card works the first time I insert the card, but if I eject the card (after unmounting it of course) /dev/hda1 does not appear after I insert it again. There is no change in dmesg from when it works to when it doesn't. I have to reboot the thing to get it to recognize the CF card again, and since network isn't working it takes several reboots to install anything of significance.
* Suspend - Suspend just doesn't appear to work. The screen just goes white. dmesg is fairly chatty, mentions corgi a lot even though I hard coded akita in the detect script, and there is generally a lot of stuff that could be the issue like:
max1111 spi2.2: ... can't suspend
gpio_unexport: gpio37 status -22

James
PS I tried getting android to work first and the updater was never able to recognize the SD card.
ArchiMark
I know it's been about 4 years since last post, but just in case there's anyone around, I'll post here.... biggrin.gif

Just tried Zubuntu 2.0....installed OK on my 3200, but like others had the issue where it fails during boot on fsck. So, used the workaround of not having AC power cord connected and it boots up OK....

Also, like others, have the display calibration issue of being very hard to select the home menu icon in upper left corner of display, even after I did screen calibration before doing 'startx'.

Oherwise, install seemed to work OK.

I left the 3200 sitting on my desk for some time while it was turned on. When I came back, the display had gone black. Tapped on screen but it did not turn back on. Tried pressing various keys on keyboard and it did not wake up.

Anyone discover any fix for the calibration or waking up from sleep issues?

If not, then I'll probably go back to Zubuntu v1.0 and try upgrading install to Ubuntu 9.04 as per other threads....

Thanks!

Mark

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