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Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker / Zaurus Never Die
« on: August 25, 2012, 08:40:54 pm »
I can't get the Efika kernel to compile. Are there any building instructions?

Quote from: merlin1
Quote from: relei

this ist not an driver for the Netwalker but I belive the Ubuntu on the Netwalker do not use Neon-Engine.

I have found an better Driver on the Beagleboard site:

but I have not test the driver jet.

This module doesn't work, just following the instructions for the BeagleBoard results in this:
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$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old | grep fb
(II) LoadModule: "omapfb"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//
(II) Module omapfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
(II) omapfb: Driver for OMAP framebuffer (omapfb) and external LCD controllers:
(WW) OMAPFBProbe: Not an omapfb device: DISP3 BG

However, Genesi's Efika MX Open Client also uses an i.MX515 CPU and possibly the same graphics chipset as the Netwalker. Not only are they successfully running Ubuntu 9.10 on it, they also claim to have a driver in the works which provides 2D acceleration:

If we can get this working on the Netwalker (or Sharp provides a working driver, perhaps using this as a base) this should put an end to the slow graphics performance we get thanks to fbdev.

The current source available from Genesi is an older release not containing the driver, and the modules are meant to be compiled against 2.6.31. Not sure how hard backporting to the Netwalker's kernel (2.6.28) would be, or whether it is possible to run 2.6.31 on it.

There's hope

Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker / Jaunty Repository Gone?
« on: August 25, 2012, 04:10:05 pm »
Quote from: propofol
Quote from: RX Shorty
Well the efika device runs ubuntu 10.10...
Still didnt try any other kernels or software on the netwalker.

I want a updated and stripped OS, as Ubuntu is slow...

So do I. I am still using my netwalker daily however an updated kernel & repositories would be nice.


I've only ever seen sources. If someone's used the ubuntu kernel build process to actually make those patches, can they post the resulting .deb here?

Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker / No More Updates From Sharp For The Netwalker?
« on: August 25, 2012, 04:07:45 pm »
Quote from: RX Shorty
And the last update on Ubuntu 9.04 from Sharp is online....

It is a pitty they only did security fixes instead of distro upgrades.

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No one can be really surprised, this is exactly the same thing they pulled with the Zaurus. The difference of course was that the Zaurus had a much bigger user community (and so there were many more developers on the case) and the Netwalker has a mass-market OS on it, so it was always possible to tell exactly how far behind the latest OS version we were falling.

Did anyone ever follow up on the Lucid kernel build for the Netwalker? I know that the Sharp kernel mods are the main thing keeping us from just doing a plain old dist-upgrade. I saw a Russian (I think?) developer had some preliminary patched kernel sources for 2.6.31 going, but I didn't see any build instructions and I'm wondering if anyone ever got anywhere with it.

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Ir Keyboards On Angstrom?
« on: October 25, 2008, 04:04:00 am »
Ok, so after wasting a long while trying to get my Belkin IR keyboard to work with my C700 running GPE 2007.12, I've given up.  Let us assume that I've done nothing (since I've had no success thus far); can anyone give me a rundown of what I need to do to actually get this working?  I'd love to start using GPE, but without keyboard support I can only use Opie, since this setup works with IRK just fine.


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxii13 Usage
« on: March 18, 2008, 03:27:41 am »
Quote from: Meanie
which edition of pdaXii13 are you using and why?

I'm playing with it on my C700.  I ran the updater script and the packages seem to be there, but I'll be buggered if I can figure out where your kernel lives and how I'm meant to flash it.  Guidance?


Zaurus - pdaXrom / 1.1.0beta3 On Corgi - Pointer Problems
« on: March 16, 2008, 06:08:47 pm »
Quote from: Capn_Fish
Beta3 isn't stable at all on Cxx0. Try Beta1 instead.
Did I say beta3?  I meant r197.  I understand that there are almost no devs using c700 for testing, so if there's anyplace specific I can go to mess about with the pointer I will...


Zaurus - pdaXrom / 1.1.0beta3 On Corgi - Pointer Problems
« on: March 16, 2008, 05:50:13 am »

My c700's touchscreen stops responding in fits after I start X.  It will work for about a minute, stop working for about that long, and then start again.  The system is still alive, the keyboard works and the CPU activity monitor is still chugging along, but no pointer response.  Searched the forums and can't find this problem - is it just me?


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