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Debian / A Clean, Fresh, Configured Eabi Rootfs Tarball
« on: December 02, 2007, 07:17:57 am »
Would it be possible to create a debian install distro that works like a regular Zaurus rom?  

Start with a striped Angstrom image.  Have it automatically try to set up a network connection, download a debian root filesystem, install it to a location of the user's preference and set up altboot to automatically boot the new system.  

Basically using altboot as a boot loader and Angstom as a installation tool.  

As far as the end user would be concerned installing debian would be like installing any other rom, it would just take longer.

Debian / Titchy On All Clamshell-models
« on: October 11, 2007, 08:43:02 pm »
Does anyone else have a jittery cursor is X?

Debian / Titchy On All Clamshell-models
« on: October 11, 2007, 07:38:41 pm »
yeah, everything this is good now.   I can't seem to get python set up properly, but the titchy desktop works great.  I know its a long shot, but I'm apt-getting gnome right now.  Just because I can .  Everyone around here seems to prefer KDE, but as a linux user I've started with red hat moved to fedora, and no I use ubuntu.  All gnome desktops.  I hope it works.

Debian / Titchy On All Clamshell-models
« on: October 11, 2007, 05:30:04 pm »
I just did the same thing exactly.  I didn't know what udev did.  Chero told me to make sure to reinstall it after I upgraded to lenny, but I didn't know I needed to do it before rebooting.

Quote from: ZDevil
Quote from: Chero
Quote from: Chero
Quote from: ZDevil
How do you set up Spectrum 24 card (using the symbol sp24 firmware)? It goes undetected in my setup. It finds Ambicom (using orinoco_cs), but fails to bind the driver.
Do you have orinoco_cs kernel module? It is missing in /lib/modules/2.6.21 on my 860, although orinoco.ko is there.
Can you set hardware system clock? I installed zaurus-hardware-support but when hwclock -w it reports:
RTC_RD_TIME: Invalid argument
ioctl() to /dev/rtc to read the time failed.
I'll try to answer these this evening (left my C1000 at home).
I guess I haven't tried the spectrum on the C1000 yet (not sure, I'm sure there's only one I've tried but I can't remember which one).
When I plug the spectrum in orinoco, spectrum_cs and hermes are loaded.
Then I can just set it up as eth1.
I have orinoco_cs, but it doesn't load for the spectrum.
hwclock -w gives no errors.

Good news!!

The key to get the system clock and the network card working is installing the udev package.
Because the fresh install is Etch, the system can only take the Etch package. I attach it here for the newbies who may be looking for it.
 [ Invalid Attachment ]  which depends on this  [ Invalid Attachment ]
(Make sure the it is -4 and not _4 in the fileanames before installing)

After installing udev, reboot and now hwclock -w works!
For my Symbol Spectrum 24 wifi cf, it is set to eth0. Just plug and play!
Remember to add a line allow-hotplug eth0 above the "iface eth0" line in /etc/network/interfaces to enable hotplug & auto-connection.
Also remember to do /etc/init.d/networking restart to let the new setting take effect.

Now my C860 is apt-get dist-upgrading to Lenny ...  

Debian / Titchy On All Clamshell-models
« on: October 11, 2007, 05:18:16 pm »
ps doesn't show a udev
lsmod has several modules, but none that seem to be wifi.  Should there be an hostap mod?

Quote from: Chero
Quote from: cal
After upgrading to lenny my SMC2642W wifi card stopped working.  I'll update if I find a solution.

what does lsmod tell you ?

is udev still running ?

Debian / Titchy On All Clamshell-models
« on: October 11, 2007, 02:19:18 pm »
After upgrading to lenny my SMC2642W wifi card stopped working.  I'll update if I find a solution.

Debian / Titchy On All Clamshell-models
« on: October 10, 2007, 02:17:40 pm »
I know we have gone over the hardware issue on SD cards several times, but I read titchy uses a "compatibility mode" for SD cards.  I'm going to pick up a new and bigger sd card today and wanted to know if it is worth it to upgrade to a sandisk ultra over the standard cards.

So, given the "compatibility mode" issue, would I get any benefit from the 2 gig cards marked as such:
1.) --Up to 133X (20MB/sec)--
2.) --10MB/second sequential read speed --

Also, for the same price I could get a 4 gig card that is marked --Class 4 (4MB/sec)--

Basically the question is; does the Z's hardware or titchy's software allow a higher rated card to be read any faster?  If now I would prefer to jump on the slower, but higher capacity card.

Debian / Titchy On All Clamshell-models
« on: October 09, 2007, 12:50:20 pm »
Where can I find apt sources that are appropriate here in the South East US?  Can I just change the to

And one last silly question...  where is startx ?

Debian / Titchy On All Clamshell-models
« on: October 09, 2007, 09:47:21 am »
Are there any cautions we should take as "non standard" Titchy C1000 users?  Can I assume that most anything that works in the other Titchy threads will work?

Again, I can't thank you gurus, enough...


Debian / Titchy On All Clamshell-models
« on: October 09, 2007, 08:55:19 am »
I mean I l forgot to rename the zImage and left the file zImage-akita.bin as is.  I re-flashed the kernel properly, and now I'm sitting at a Titchy prompt.  

Thanks everybody.  Especially Chero and zDevil


Quote from: ZDevil
You can't just "rename" it. You have to flashed the right kernel ( + zImage.bin). Since the only image left in the Angstrom feeds now is the latest 2.6.22, perhaps Chero or others can upload the 2.6.21 kernel installer here.

That means:
First flash the latest Angstrom image (kernel 2.6.22).
Next copy the 2.6.21 kernel modules extracted from the older Angstrom images (no longer available in the Angstrom site) to /lib/modules
Finally "downgrade" the kernel by flashing the 2.6.21 one.

Hope that's clear enough.

Debian / Titchy On All Clamshell-models
« on: October 09, 2007, 08:28:14 am »
Heh, thanks.  Stupid mistake.  uname -a pointed out that I still had a 2.6.22 kernel.  When I flashed Chero's Akita kernel above I must have forgot to rename it.    Lets see if it works now....


Quote from: ZDevil
@cal: Which machine are you using? If it is Cxx0 then make sure you can flash the 2.6.21 (not 2.6.22 -- check using "uname -a" or the 1st line in dmesg) kernel properly. I also reformatted the SD into ext2 and removed the /sbin/fsck.ext3 binary to force the system to boot from an ext2 partition. Also make corresponding changes in /etc/fstab on the SD debian root.

Debian / Titchy On All Clamshell-models
« on: October 09, 2007, 06:12:33 am »
I'm having a similar problem as mentioned before.  After I tell altboot to run from "Boot SD card" I get this

[div class=\'codetop\']CODE[/div][div class=\'codemain\' style=\'height:200px;white-space:pre;overflow:auto\']Checking file system no /dev/mmblk0p1
/sbin/fsck.ext3: No such system on or address while trying to open /dev/mmblk0p1 Possibly non-existent of swap device?
Mounting /media/card...  Error /bin/mount -t auto -o defaults.noatime /devmmcblk0p1 /media/card failed[/div]

at which point I'm dropped back to a shell.  From the shell I cannot mount the sd card.  On reboot and from Angstrom, the card is mounted fine again.

Debian / Titchy On All Clamshell-models
« on: October 09, 2007, 12:20:43 am »
chero, could you post you fstab?

Debian / Debian On Sd Alternatives
« on: September 29, 2007, 01:33:49 pm »
Could someone build a zImage-xxx-sdboot.bin?  for akita?

Debian / Debian On Sd Alternatives
« on: September 28, 2007, 07:02:20 am »
I noticed your post, but I cant find a zImage-2.x.xx-akita-sdboot.bin for the C1000.  It doesn't look like its in Angstrom's install kit for the Akita.  I didn't see it in the older builds either.

Quote from: danr
Well I managed to get Debian armel working on my 860 using just an SD for the filesystem.  It required installing Angstrom to flash first, but Debian doesn't use that filesystem, only the kernel.  Plus I didn't use uboot either.  See;#entry161379 for details.  The files will differ for your machine but it should follow the same principle.


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