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Ubuntu / Zubuntu And Cacko?how?
« on: April 21, 2009, 11:40:54 pm »
Quote from: mjiba
Just out of curiosity, which Cacko kernal did you wind up using?  I could not get eviljazz's kernel to work with this, no matter what I tried.  
Glad you got it working though.
I did a restore form trisoft's image, flashed cacko..had issues for a bit. what I ended up doing was flashing cacko, doing the no hd patch (which I suspect of having side effects) installing eviljazz's fastfpe cahchedfb kernel AND the modules, catting the cmdline over to the /boot/kernel_cmd and adding the same eviljazz zImage to the /boot dir. It seems to work, but I am having wifi issues..sadly now I am having them on both cacko and zubuntu because I installed connman and can no longer get dhc to work, but that is a story for another thread, and I can use the cacko boot to install a new zubuntu image if necessary

Sharp ROMs / Ambicom Wifi Recognized But No Joy
« on: April 20, 2009, 11:28:08 pm »
I'm using cacko from nand in a zubuntu dualboot setup. The cacko install has the eviljazz fastfpe-cachedfb kernel and his modules installed, and has had the disk-free patch applied. When I insert my Ambicom wifi card it is correctly identified by an on-screen pop-up, and then remains, apparently, uninitalized (and unavailable). The card works fine for zubuntu jaunty, and I think used to be automatically recognized in cacko/sharprom. I'd like to get wifi going in cacko as well as zubuntu- Any suggestions?

Ubuntu / Sound In Jaunty?
« on: April 20, 2009, 11:22:05 pm »
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?

Ubuntu / Jwm As In Puppy?
« on: April 20, 2009, 11:20:52 pm »
Has anyone considered running jwm in jaunty?  I tried it with default settings from the icewm menu, and it clearly needed some keymapping and tweaks, but I seem to recall that jwm is actually lighter than ice, and might be worth the effort.

Ubuntu / Zubuntu And Cacko?how?
« on: April 20, 2009, 11:17:55 pm »
Quote from: mjiba
When you boot Cacko the first time, before flashing the Zubuntu-kexec kernal, you can use:

cat /proc/cmdline > [location of kernal-cmdline file on SD]

to have the correct cmdline info on your SD partition.  It may be different depending on your Z model.  

Hope this helps...

I had to reflash and install evil jazz's kernel and modules before I did cat /proc/cmdline, etc.. but it worked great.

Now I just have to get sound in zubuntu and make cacko use my ambicom wifi

Ubuntu / Running Zubuntu From Internal Memory
« on: April 18, 2009, 05:22:03 pm »
Quote from: pelrun
Are the errors related to missing files? The mtdparts option in kernel-cmdline must match the partition sizes in your internal flash.

tried using cat /proc/cmdline > kernel_cmdline

Got garbage, inode errors, and finally a spawning too fast error. Previously I'd been stuck on the cacko blue loading screen.
I'm trying the eviljazz fastfpe/framebuufer kernel, because cacko will be a z-pod (no sound in ubuntu, mplayer working) using quasar and kino2

Any suggestions?

other then the lack of sound, zubunty jaunty is running fine

Ubuntu / Installing Cacko On Sd Partition
« on: April 18, 2009, 04:46:57 pm »
Quote from: Snappy
Thanks y'all for the replies.  Will check it out.  

Cacko image ... think 1.23 is floating around ...

So I guess the file to be extraced is the .bin file in the cacko package?  How does one extract this bin file to a partition on a flash device? Obviously this is what flashing the z does, but I'm not sure how to go about it manually and find myself with a working cacko image on my internal drive.  Atm dual booting from the Z's internal flash has proved utterly hopeless- zubuntu works great, cacko finds new and interesting ways not to boot despite my various attempts.Booting from a  card partion seems like a better way to go, anyway

Ubuntu / Zubuntu And Cacko?how?
« on: April 12, 2009, 08:50:00 pm »
Quote from: thebaz67
This is how I configured my C3100.

I installed cacko normally to the NAND.

I installed the patch avail here to remove the need for the part hard drive partitions:

Then I created a couple of partitions on an SD card, one to hold the Zubuntu OS and one to point to the install of cacko on the NAND.

All I did to get cacko working is in the /boot partition on the sd card was place the zImage file and the kerel-cmdline containing the text below

console=ttyS0 root=/dev/mtdblock2 mtdparts=sharpsl-nand:7168k@0k(smf),32768k@7168k(root),-(home) jffs2_orphaned_inodes=delete EQUIPMENT=0 LOGOLANG=1 DEFYEAR=2006 LOGO=1 LAUNCH=q

what this does is load the zImage file from SD then loads the rest of cacko from the internal memory.
 Ok..I'm missing something. All I can manage following these directions is to hanf on the cacko blue loading screen. I bet I entered the kernel_cmdline wrong.  What should it look like in the text editor?

Also, did you resize the cacko root partition to 32 as the cacko directions call for?

Ubuntu / Zubuntu And Cacko?how?
« on: April 10, 2009, 03:25:11 am »
I'm having the stuck on the blue "loading cacko and qtopia screen. Any suggestions? D&M nand utils of some kind reflash cacko? I'd like to get this going, mostly for eviljazz's audio updates.

Zubuntu (jaunty) is running great, though.

Ubuntu / Installing Cacko On Sd Partition
« on: April 08, 2009, 08:30:22 pm »
How does one come by a cacko image?

New products and alternatives / Letux 400
« on: January 12, 2009, 12:10:45 am »
Quote from: dhns
Quote from: adf
... 2008 most smartphomes have as much memory as this device. Its really cool, but not at near the price of a Pandora
Oh really? Most have more than 2GB Flash at lower price (w/o contract!)? Yes, some have 256 MB which is more than 128 MB. So e.g. the iPhone has more RAM and Flash...

According to my research this official page says:
How much will it cost?
Around £199 (inc VAT), $330, Euro212 (Ex.VAT).
So how do you come to the conclusion that the Pandora is cheaper?

Or better. The Pandora has a touchscreen (++) but a much smaller display (--) only 43 keys (--). I could not find a reference about memory capacity of the Pandora. And a 600 MHz ARM vs. 335 MHz MIPS doesn't make make it necessarily faster (I can't do real comparisons but the MIPS@335 MHz has a much faster Xfb than any 400 MHz Zaurus).

-- hns

OK the pandora costs more, the letux is here for 199 euros, about 265 usd. So it is about the price of an unlocked blackberry clone (like a samsung i617- 290mhz opmap, 128 megs ram, minisd to 4 gigs, usb, etc. @180 usd) + some extras. I had really hoped these gadgets would retail lower, as Hivision had seemed to indicate on their announcement.  Good luck with it, though. If you get a solid OS on board it is still a very attractive webook at that price, though nothing like it seems available in the US.

New products and alternatives / Letux 400
« on: January 06, 2009, 05:47:01 am »
Quote from: dhns
Quote from: adf
Yeah I looked at these, but the thing is worth about $100 usd afaik, and I can't seem to find one anywhere near that price, nor for sale in the US. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if I could find it available to me in the US for anything like the suggested $98usd pricetag HiVision quoted in the fall.
Did you find any offer at 98 USD so far?

AFAIK the HiVision price tag was a misquote and meant a factory purchase price for some millions of units (OLPC). If you know a little about component prices, shipment cost and dealers margins you would yourself find that 98 USD shop price is not achievable for a full minilaptop with keyboard and color WVGA. Compare to the Zaurus. Do you think a Zaurus is not worth more than 150 USD (for its touch screen)? In fact the Zaurus should be worth less since it has a smaller screen area  But we all happily paid some 400-800 USD for them some years ago!
-- hns

The price discussed last fall was in comparison to the goals of OLPC, so I think they were shooting for lower consumer cost than you imply.

components become cheaper over time, and the Z was really top o the line when it came out. The HiVision is not a top end device, it is supposed to be a llow cost basic utility device. Look at it this way; in 2008 most smartphomes have as much memory as this device. Its really cool, but not at near the price of a Pandora

Ubuntu / Zubuntu 1.0 Rc1
« on: December 25, 2008, 10:08:52 pm »
Merry Christmas indeed

New products and alternatives / Letux 400
« on: December 18, 2008, 11:20:17 pm »
Yeah I looked at these, but the thing is worth about $100 usd afaik, and I can't seem to find one anywhere near that price, nor for sale in the US. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if I could find it available to me in the US for anything like the suggested $98usd pricetag HiVision quoted in the fall.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxng
« on: December 03, 2008, 12:52:08 am »
Quote from: Capn_Fish
I wouldn't go that far, but I suppose you could see it that way. I believe it's temporary (job switches make life chaotic), though you're free to interpret otherwise.
I'd love to see pdaxng, and I hope the problems are temporary.

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