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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: Camera
« Last post by TauPan on September 20, 2020, 05:52:47 am »
Hi!

I've tried to download your gcam mod but a new browser tab opens (chrome on android) and closes again and nothing is downloaded.


It's a strange browser issue. I had the same issue with Vivaldi, but not with Yandex. Not sure where the problem lies.

Ah, thanks for that hint. It works if I copy the url, open  a new tab and then paste. :)
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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: Camera
« Last post by Vistaus on September 19, 2020, 04:14:20 pm »
Hi!

I've tried to download your gcam mod but a new browser tab opens (chrome on android) and closes again and nothing is downloaded.

This was intended for use with Termux from the Play Store.  However, this step is no longer required, as I released an updated .apk on September 7th that solves the crop and overexposure problems: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=35912.msg296708#msg296708

Saving as RAW in GCam is now purely optional since the JPEGs are fully usable.

It's a strange browser issue. I had the same issue with Vivaldi, but not with Yandex. Not sure where the problem lies.
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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: Camera
« Last post by TauPan on September 19, 2020, 01:51:06 pm »
Hi!

I've tried to download your gcam mod but a new browser tab opens (chrome on android) and closes again and nothing is downloaded.

This was intended for use with Termux from the Play Store.  However, this step is no longer required, as I released an updated .apk on September 7th that solves the crop and overexposure problems: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=35912.msg296708#msg296708

Saving as RAW in GCam is now purely optional since the JPEGs are fully usable.
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General Discussion / Re: Updating Sharp Netwalker PC-Z1: Where to start?
« Last post by Varti on September 18, 2020, 07:12:44 am »
Hi and welcome!

I'm not aware of any more recent kernel available for the Netwalker, I'm afraid the only solution to this is to attempt a port yourself. For now you might try to use LXDE as UI, which apparently runs much faster on the Netwalker: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=34496.0

For reference, here's the archived NetWalker board on OESF, you might find some valuable info there: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?board=166.0
Note that currently all the links to other threads on the board are broken; we have recently updated the forum and we still need to figure out how to fix them.

The NetBSD port might be broken because no-one is currently maintaining it, the same problem might be with the Zaurus port.

Varti
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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: Camera
« Last post by shuntcap on September 18, 2020, 01:07:08 am »
Is there some way to turn off the HDR in the GCam build?

It seems I can have HDR or HDR+, but not completely off.

Judging from the disassembled code, no.  It's built into the image processing flow and didn't look to be optional.  If you truly need to bypass the HDR, try shooting in RAW and post-processing.  I agree, the HDR goes overboard sometimes and I'd prefer to be able to disable it.  I got more accurate results (matching real life) by shooting RAW and boosting the shadows.  I'll check the code again when I resume working on the other issues.  Maybe I overlooked something.
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General Discussion / Updating Sharp Netwalker PC-Z1: Where to start?
« Last post by penguinman on September 17, 2020, 10:40:35 pm »
Recently I bought a used Sharp Netwalker PC-Z1 in excellent condition as my learning machine for linux. The preloaded system (Ubuntu 9.04) is okay but I really want to update the system to make the device practical for real use. Plus I simply hate its UI.

For those not familiar with this old machine, it runs on an i.mx515 and the stock kernel is 2.6.28.
Official source codes are here: https://jp.sharp/support/mit/source/download/fileset_001.html
The latest source I can find is 2.6.31: https://github.com/darion76/linux-sharp-netwalker-2.6.31

I've done a bit of research but there was so little info about running linux on this machine, and all the information looks rather outdated. At first I wanted to start with Debian, but the information there fails to enlighten me as to how to install that: https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Sharp/PC-Z1NetWalker

So I would be most appreciative if someone can guide me where to get started to breathe new life into this adorable gadget.
I have no preference for distros (debian based, arch, fedora, suse, etc). As long as a current system can be set up and run X I am a happy guy. :)

Thanks all!!

p.s. I am also aware that NetBSD (up to the current 9.0) has a port for NetWalker under the branch of evbarm. 9.0 fails to boot (throws tons of errors on boot), while 8.2 did boot, but the booting USB (created by dd the raspberry pi image) was mounted as a read-only UFS filesystem and I couldn't do anything to go further.  So I just gave up.


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Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Re: Camera
« Last post by Zarhan on September 17, 2020, 07:48:01 am »
Is there some way to turn off the HDR in the GCam build?

It seems I can have HDR or HDR+, but not completely off.
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Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / 4G Antenna Location
« Last post by a1astair on September 17, 2020, 01:49:39 am »
Hi,

Can somebody please confirm exactly where the 4G antennas are located on the Cosmo?

I know they are at the ends of the device, but are they under the keyboard or behind the main screen glass (in the lid)?

Thanks,

Alastair
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New products and alternatives / Re: NANOTE 7″ 2-in-1 Mini Laptop with Intel Atom X5
« Last post by ArchiMark on September 16, 2020, 08:24:35 pm »
Thanks for the link.

Read comments on that page from 2 people that have used one of these. Not very good quality or specs.

I'm happy with my One Mix Yoga's....currently use the 3S....fast and high quality, but it did cost more.

You get what you pay for, as they say....

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New products and alternatives / NANOTE 7″ 2-in-1 Mini Laptop with Intel Atom X5
« Last post by speculatrix on September 16, 2020, 03:50:25 pm »
NANOTE 7″ 2-in-1 Mini Laptop with Intel Atom X5 Processor to Launch for $185 in Japan

https://www.cnx-software.com/2020/04/28/nanote-7-2-in-1-mini-laptop-with-intel-atom-x5-processor-to-launch-for-185-in-japan/

"if you’re looking for an entry-level mini laptop NANOTE appears to be a better option as the 7″ mini laptop will sell for 19,800 yen, or about $185, once it launches on May 1st."
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