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jerome
post Dec 5 2004, 01:03 PM
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OK, I just tried OZ 3.5.2 on my C-700, and to make a long story short (3.5.1 was not usable, 3.1 was usable on my 5500, etc...), these are my main problems:

-each time I put the C-700 to sleep using the back button (not the menu), I come to an endless loop when I switch it back on (problem already present in 3.5.1). Each time I switch the machine on (back from sleep), there is a seconds long pause, at the end of this pause the machine switches back to sleep (when it was switched off using the button). It looks like the "off" keypress is put in a buffer that is not cleared before sleep, and is read back once the machines awakes from sleep (note this is how it LOOKS LIKE, I have no idea if such a buffer exists).

-installing packages using the graphical interface does not work (packages do not appear in the tabs)

-I don't see how to use my wireless network card. I would like to use wep, see no menu to enter it. ifconfig does not report a wl interface when the card is in.

-I don't see how to use ppp via IR (for internet access via my Nokia phone).


Admitedly, this was just a quick test, but those sticking points prevent me using the machine for much more than a quick test anyway. And reading the other posts here, it does not seem that everything is really smooth... sad.gif

This being said, I feel horribly sorry because OZ is a volunteer effort and I am here complaining. Let me thank all of you for your efforts, if it were only Sharp I would not have bought the machine at all (I don't read japanese), so... wink.gif A few positive notes: datebook read my appointments (from tkcalendar) without problems, the slider for the backlight is really cool, dito for the battery icon.

I also installed 3.5.2 on the old 5500, but did not test it. I noticed that when booting, the C-700 reverts to 1/1/1970 (mild nuisance), the 5500 does not.
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post Dec 5 2004, 03:02 PM
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Odd, that should really work in 3.5.2 on all models.

Do you have /proc/power_key_off ? What does it contain? On my system, /etc/init.d/devices contains the line

echo 1 >/proc/power_key_off

which should enable suspend/resume with the power key.

You see the real problem is that more or less only two people in OpenZaurus developer team work have a C7x0, namely treke has a C760 and I have a C750. So - I can't test on other models, because I don't have them.

Anyway, the really real problem is that this bug is in the kernel source we got from Sharp and it took a 3rd party patch to fix it. Makes me think we get the source from preproduction kernels and not the "real thing" mad.gif
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jerome
post Dec 7 2004, 01:47 AM
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I have the line in /etc/init.de/devices, I don't have /proc/power_key_off
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Mickeyl
post Dec 7 2004, 06:30 AM
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Do a 'uname -a' for me, please.
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post Dec 7 2004, 03:17 PM
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uname -a gives: Linux shepherd 2.4.18-rmk7-pxa3-embedix #1 Mon,27 Jan 2003 13:54:24 +0900 armv51 unknown
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post Dec 7 2004, 04:27 PM
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Once again *sigh* sad.gif What I suspected. You are running a two years old kernel instead of the one provided with OpenZaurus 3.5.2. Anything can happen on such a setup.
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post Dec 7 2004, 09:54 PM
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I am running the kernel that is in the feed. If you have a better one, please tell me where to find it.
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post Dec 7 2004, 10:09 PM
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Hello...

First, I would like to say that I am impressed by the speed of the distribution. Great Job guys!

I have the same problem described by Jerome. I am using a c860
The /etc/init.d/devices file contains the echo 1>/proc/power_key_off
line but the file is not created under /proc

when I do uname-a:

Linux shepherd 2.4.18-rmk7-pxa3-embedix #1 Thu, 6 Nov 2003 9:29:23 +900 armv5tel unknown

I just copied the relevant files (1) from the download site. My kernel seems to be pretty much the same kernel that Jerome has but with a different date. Where can I get a kernel that will work ok?

thanks!

(1): /official/unstable/3.5.2/c7x0,c8x0
opie-image.rootfs.img
zimage.bin.C860
updater.sh
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post Dec 8 2004, 03:05 AM
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You are both not running the proper kernels. I don't know why but it's pretty obvious that the OZ kernels didn't flash on your devices. The proper kernel would announce itself being built in November 2004.

You did rename the kernel to zimage.bin before flashing, did you?
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post Dec 8 2004, 04:14 AM
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Ok that was the issue...

I followed the process again and it looks like my kernels date is nov 2004

I think the update script should check the missing file and fail. This bug might be discouraging many users from using this excelent distribution.

Thank you for your help!
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jerome
post Dec 8 2004, 10:20 PM
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Ah! Ahah! ".bin"! THAT was the problem.

What about correcting the flash information at:
http://www.openzaurus.org/web/index.php?op...id=22&Itemid=44
so that the 1900+ people who read it don't make the same mistake I did? Or adding a readme file to the download directories?

The name needed is zImage.bin (with capital I), BTW.
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