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Ubuntu / A Version Of Ubuntu With Working Feeds And Apt?
« on: January 07, 2010, 03:57:40 am »
Hi guys. I've been looking at the Ubuntu forums, and got stuck on the library issue killing apt updates in the most recent release. Zubuntu is very cool, and, as a result, I'd like to go with a full-on ubuntu-with-working-repos setup on my Z. Do we have one? Is one looming in the future? As I said I've really enjoyed the versions of this I tried, and I appreciate the work that has gone into it. At this point my Z's best hope for staying in regular action is a real distro of jjust this kind.

Android / Android T Mobile Phone Convert
« on: October 28, 2009, 01:04:06 am »
Iphone 3gs here, though I really like the look of the new 'droid. The Iphone does quite a lot, and my Z's will become tiny webservers and stuff like that as soon  as a stable OS with 'real' distro feeds is working. That is really close, of course.

Ubuntu / Zubuntu 1.0 Rc1 Upgraded To Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Armel
« on: September 09, 2009, 01:46:35 am »
All this seemed to do is to remove most of my system..then crash. Presumably I missed something?

For Sale / Wanted / Maybe Willing To Sell 6k And Or 3100
« on: July 08, 2009, 09:12:56 pm »
I don't use them much anymore,and might be willing to part with them if they go to a good home for a reasonable price.

Ubuntu / Installing Cacko On Sd Partition
« on: May 02, 2009, 12:53:14 am »
Quote from: HRH_H_Crab
Quote from: adf
I have cacko working from Nand, but a card installable cacko image, that worked from media more or less like zubuntu or angstrom would be really interesting, too.

I would imagine it wouldnt be any different. Just partition your SD card, extract the Cacko root fs to said partition, place a Cacko kernel in and appropriate kernel-cmdline in /boot on said partition and kexec-boot should be able to see it.

Is your Cacko installed in a kexec-boot system? Were my assumptions about the installation process correct (i.e. is it easy enough to find the kernel amongst the Cacko install "media", and will the kernel-cmdline work?

I have two C3200s and I have never made use of the NAND partition on either of them. What I have seen of the Sharp rom disgusts me, and I am not in the slightest bit interested in Cacko from what I know of it (no offense to the developer) but that funky cut down version of pdaxrom could be fun to have in NAND.

I would really love Poky in NAND too but I have no idea how you would do that.

To be honest NAND scares me just don't know much about how it is all laid out or if there is important stuff there...

My cacko is installed in a kexec system. The easiest way to make the kernel-cmdline work from the nand install is to do cat /proc/cmdline > (partition)/boot/kernel-cmdline. works like a charm. I'd probably just copy the kernel-cmdline from the zubuntu default setup to the sd or cf partition and see how that went. The part I'm not sure about is how to extract the cacko root fs from nand to a partition...

Incidentally, while I kind of agree that the sharprom is ugly, cacko does make for a handy zpod/pda option.  I moved to zubuntu form a really solid pdaXrom setup because pdaXrom is decent as a media player, but it isn't very pdaish, and other than the bvdd acceleration in the 2.4 kernel is just completely outclassed as an X based linux desktop by the newer software in zubuntu. This is of course assuming one is looking for functions, and not simply wanting to play with systems.  I think my next system to play with will probably be bsd...

Ubuntu / Installing Cacko On Sd Partition
« on: April 30, 2009, 09:54:57 pm »
I have cacko working from Nand, but a card installable cacko image, that worked from media more or less like zubuntu or angstrom would be really interesting, too.

Ubuntu / Sound In Jaunty?
« on: April 26, 2009, 09:58:12 pm »
Quote from: ofels
Quote from: adf
Will alsa work? the mixer seems to "understand" the Z's capabilities pretty well, I just don't seem to have any sound actually coming out yet... suggestions?

Open alsamixer from the console and enable all mixers you can find disabled (labeled as [MM]), then carefully disable those you dont need or which have implications on the sound quality.
You might also want to use a headset to adjust headset sound.


Thanks.  I reflashed to minimize complications. reinstalled mplayer, etc. alsamixe "sees" everything, but I can't seem to get sound output, which makes me think I'm missing something really obvious. I've been playing with the "mm" buttons, but without getting sound.  Couls anyone tell me what their alsa-mixer has truned on to get sound output?

Ubuntu / Ubuntu Jaunty / Zubuntu Alternative Kernels?
« on: April 26, 2009, 05:37:18 pm »
A lot of error messages as it boots, the gui comes up, but no touchscreen.

Ubuntu / How To Change Gui In Jaunty?
« on: April 26, 2009, 05:06:08 pm »
How does one change the desktop in Jaunty?  I tried installing GDM, but that pretty much killed the installation. I find I prefer the lxde desktop in Cortez's hardy to icewm, and I'd like to try it in jaunty.

Ubuntu / Ubuntu Jaunty / Zubuntu Alternative Kernels?
« on: April 26, 2009, 04:39:01 am »
Quote from: cortez
Hmm, not too fond of the Omegamoon kernel?
How about an upgrade to the 2.6.30 kernel then. I just got a working version ;-)
I can't seem to open
Otherwise this is perfect timing

Ubuntu / Ubuntu Jaunty / Zubuntu Alternative Kernels?
« on: April 24, 2009, 11:44:55 pm »
Keep us posted on this?  (Including how you got something working) The Yonggun kernel looks like it has some very nice features...

Ubuntu / Installed Connman And Udhcpc -and Lost Connection
« on: April 24, 2009, 11:34:55 pm »
Quote from: same
you need connman-gnome frontend to connect, is the tray application
connman is the daemon
anyway, if you still can't connect just remove the connman package and restore /etc/network/interfaces file
tried connman-gnome. no joy so far. I'll poke at it this weekend. At worst, even flashing doesn't take very long, and my screwing around in a new system might simply require that I flash a few times before I have a feel for it (though I have been using ubuntu on my desktop for years). Thanks

Ubuntu / Jwm As In Puppy?
« on: April 24, 2009, 11:32:47 pm »
Quote from: Capn_Fish
I don't think either IceWM or JWM has desktop icons. You could use something like PCManFM to do it, which shouldn't eat TOO much memory.

I may be wrong about my RAM usage/lightness comparisons, but I seem to recall that JWM, IceWM, and EvilWM actually used similar amounts of RAM (as reported by top). Fluxbox was ever so slightly heavier. Like I said, the speed differences are likely more due to lack of optimization and/or what tasks are running at the time.

What do you mean by "better matching of input with the Z?"

I didn't think JWM supported icons, just mentioning it as something handy.

Better input matching meant menu keymapping, ability to use the "screen buttons," that sort of thing. I'm sure much of it can be done manually.

Ubuntu / Jwm As In Puppy?
« on: April 21, 2009, 11:46:17 pm »
Quote from: Capn_Fish
JWM is about the same heaviness as IceWM, IIRC. It also lacks some things (like full-screen maximization), leading me to dump it.

If you want light, go EvilWM. You need to edit the source to reconfigure keybindings, but it works wonders.

Also know that some of the heaviness/slowness you may be feeling is due to Ubuntu not using Zaurus-friendly optimizations.

Hope that helps.

Ice is fine, I simply seemed to recall jwm being actually lighter and looking pretty similar.Quite possibly I am mistaken.

 I wouldn't mind desktop icons and better matching of input with the Z though

Ubuntu / Installed Connman And Udhcpc -and Lost Connection
« on: April 21, 2009, 11:43:44 pm »
I installed connman fromm the thread here and the extra bits it required (like udhcpc) it all looked fine, but I can't connect via dhcp to anything anymore. Suggestions?
Using Jaunty, btw.

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