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Jon_J
Posted on: Dec 21 2015, 12:38 PM





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Hi daalnroti,
I tried modprobe 8390" before axnet_cs. I also removed the blacklisting from pcnet_cs
lsmod shows
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lsmodmodule        Size    Used by
axnet_cs.........12090   0
pcnet_cs..........25233  0
8390.................6954  1 pcnet_cs
ads7046...........8594    0
pxaficp_ir.........8038    0
sch_fq_codel......7637    1
ip_tables..........9163    0
x_tables..........11037    1 ip_tables
ipv6..............267238    16
autofs4............23501    2

I think I may have found the cause for the troubles with this card.
There was a bug in the driver or the chip (ax88790) in this card.
http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-pcmcia@l...g/msg00051.html
It looks like I'll need to compile a module for this card, but am not sure where to start.
Thank you,
Jon
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Jon_J
Posted on: Dec 19 2015, 01:04 PM





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QUOTE(daalnroti @ Dec 18 2015, 06:18 PM) *
Hi Jon,

it seems the required module would be axnet_cs. This was not included in the 4.2.3-c3x00-v0.3 release.

You can try the 4.2.3-c3x00-v0.4 release : https://github.com/greguu/linux-4.2.3-c3x00...leases/tag/v0.4

I have added the following options :

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[*]     National Semi-conductor 8390 devices                                                                                        
<M>       Asix AX88190 PCMCIA support                                                                                                
<M>       ASIX AX88796 NE2000 clone support                                                                                          
[*]         ASIX AX88796 external 93CX6 eeprom support                                                                            
<M>       NE2000 compatible PCMCIA support


Try also with keeping the pcnet_cs blacklisted.

Cheers!

Thank you including this module.
I don't have it working yet.
This is what I tried. I updated my SD card with ArchlinuxARM with the above archive and copied the 4.2.3-c3x00 directory
to /lib/modules/ and the updated zImage-4.2.3-c3x00 to /boot. I double checked the /lib/modules dir and made sure the new files were copied over.
I then booted my Zaurus into Arch with my Socket card inserted. There was no connection, I pinged google with no results.
I made sure that pcnet_cs was still blacklisted. I checked dmesg and got the same results as in my last post.
Then I used "lsmod" and "axnet_cs" was not listed.
I then used "modprobe axnet_cs" and it loaded but under lsmod, it is not being used by anything.
I then unplugged my Socket ethernet card and plugged it back in, "axnet_cs" is still loaded.
I then tried "ifconfig eth0 up" eth0 not found
I used ifconfig -a and I get 3 entries
lo
irda
lo
BTW, after unplugging the ethernet card and plugging it back in, and issuing modprobe axnet_cs again and ifconfig, my dmesg output remains the same.
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pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot0
pcmcia 0.0: pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.0 (IRQ: 217)

lsmodmodule        Size    Used by
axnet_cs.........12090   0
ads7046...........8594    0
pxaficp_ir.........8038    0
sch_fq_codel......7637    1
ip_tables..........9163    0
x_tables..........11037    1 ip_tables
ipv6..............267238    16
autofs4............23501    2


Thank you,
Jon
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Posted on: Dec 17 2015, 07:52 AM





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QUOTE(daalnroti @ Dec 17 2015, 02:42 AM) *
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Dec 17 2015, 08:38 AM) *
Hi daalnroti,
My 2 USB to ethernet adapters both work in ArchLinuxARM
====================
Linksys USB200M 10/100 Ethernet Adapter
Device 006 ID 13b1:0018
driver, Asix
Needs a powered hub, I tried with and without powered hub.
====================
Belkin Components F5D5050 100Mbps Ethernet
Device 002 ID 050d:0121
driver (dmesg shows driver is Pegasus)
This one works fine without a powered hub. It just lit up as soon as I logged in.
====================
I haven't got my Socket Rugged 10/100 card working yet. It seems to be using pcnet_cs and spits out a lot of errors in dmesg.
In dmesg it says it is NE2000 compliant, but we know it is not. I 'll try to copy the dmesg errors to a file and post them here.
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[   61.099123] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 0
[   61.102534] pcmcia 0.0: pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.0 (IRQ: 217)
[   61.530586] pcnet_cs 0.0 eth0: NE2000 Compatible:
[   61.530650] io 0xc4860300, irq 217, auto xcvr, hw_addr 00:c0:1b:07:d5:3a
[   61.920598] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[   62.249062] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[   62.249182] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 0 at net/sched/sch_generic.c:303 dev_watchdog+0x200/0x28c()
[   62.249204] NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0 (pcnet_cs): transmit queue 0 timed out
[   62.249219] Modules linked in: af_packet pcnet_cs 8390 ads7846 pxaficp_ir sch_fq_codel ip_tables x_tables ipv6 autofs4
[   62.249346] CPU: 0 PID: 0 Comm: swapper Not tainted 4.2.3-c3x00 #1
[   62.249362] Hardware name: SHARP Borzoi
[   62.249460] [<c000edbc>] (unwind_backtrace) from [<c000ca08>] (show_stack+0x10/0x14)
[   62.249513] [<c000ca08>] (show_stack) from [<c001b970>] (warn_slowpath_common+0x84/0xac)
[   62.249551] [<c001b970>] (warn_slowpath_common) from [<c001b9c4>] (warn_slowpath_fmt+0x2c/0x3c)
[   62.249589] [<c001b9c4>] (warn_slowpath_fmt) from [<c039b6c4>] (dev_watchdog+0x200/0x28c)
[   62.249644] [<c039b6c4>] (dev_watchdog) from [<c0051f58>] (call_timer_fn.isra.33+0x20/0x94)
[   62.249683] [<c0051f58>] (call_timer_fn.isra.33) from [<c0052200>] (run_timer_softirq+0x1e4/0x264)
[   62.249725] [<c0052200>] (run_timer_softirq) from [<c001e17c>] (__do_softirq+0xdc/0x214)
[   62.249762] [<c001e17c>] (__do_softirq) from [<c001e51c>] (irq_exit+0x84/0xec)
[   62.249799] [<c001e51c>] (irq_exit) from [<c00467dc>] (__handle_domain_irq+0x98/0xcc)
[   62.249835] [<c00467dc>] (__handle_domain_irq) from [<c00093e4>] (ichp_handle_irq+0x28/0x30)
[   62.249872] [<c00093e4>] (ichp_handle_irq) from [<c000d520>] (__irq_svc+0x40/0x6c)
[   62.249894] Exception stack(0xc0597f68 to 0xc0597fb0)
[   62.249928] 7f60:                   00000001 60000093 c05a4048 60000013 c0596000 c0598090
[   62.249965] 7f80: c05a3774 c0598020 c058341c c3ffcac0 a05821c4 00000000 00000000 c0597fb0
[   62.249991] 7fa0: c000aa8c c000aa98 60000013 ffffffff
[   62.250028] [<c000d520>] (__irq_svc) from [<c000aa98>] (arch_cpu_idle+0x2c/0x34)
[   62.250079] [<c000aa98>] (arch_cpu_idle) from [<c003eb88>] (cpu_startup_entry+0xec/0x154)
[   62.250156] [<c003eb88>] (cpu_startup_entry) from [<c0569ba4>] (start_kernel+0x2f0/0x350)
[   62.250178] ---[ end trace 757a62bf32918edd ]---


Jon


Hi Jon,

good news!

In regards to the Rugged one, try to blacklist the pcnet_cs module and do a reboot. This way it might pick up the right driver.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernel...es#Blacklisting

Cheers!

I blacklisted pcnet_cs and it appears no modules are loaded when inserting the Socket Rugged 10/100 card.
only 2 lines in dmesg
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pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot0
pcmcia 0.0: pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.0 (IRQ: 217)

lsmod
module        Size    Used by
ads7046...........8594    0
pxaficp_ir.........8038    0
sch_fq_codel......7637    1
ip_tables..........9163    0
x_tables..........11037    1 ip_tables
ipv6..............267238    16
autofs4............23501    2

Here is a photo of the Socket Rugged 10/100 CF card if anyone is interested in seeing that is different than the other Socket card with similar name.
1rst pic is Socket Rugged 10/100 CF card.
2nd pic is Socket 10/100 CF card (no "Rugged" in the name).
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Posted on: Dec 16 2015, 11:38 PM





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Hi daalnroti,
My 2 USB to ethernet adapters both work in ArchLinuxARM
====================
Linksys USB200M 10/100 Ethernet Adapter
Device 006 ID 13b1:0018
driver, Asix
Needs a powered hub, I tried with and without powered hub.
====================
Belkin Components F5D5050 100Mbps Ethernet
Device 002 ID 050d:0121
driver (dmesg shows driver is Pegasus)
This one works fine without a powered hub. It just lit up as soon as I logged in.
====================
I haven't got my Socket Rugged 10/100 card working yet. It seems to be using pcnet_cs and spits out a lot of errors in dmesg.
In dmesg it says it is NE2000 compliant, but we know it is not. I 'll try to copy the dmesg errors to a file and post them here.
CODE
[   61.099123] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket0: pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 0
[   61.102534] pcmcia 0.0: pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.0 (IRQ: 217)
[   61.530586] pcnet_cs 0.0 eth0: NE2000 Compatible:
[   61.530650] io 0xc4860300, irq 217, auto xcvr, hw_addr 00:c0:1b:07:d5:3a
[   61.920598] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[   62.249062] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[   62.249182] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 0 at net/sched/sch_generic.c:303 dev_watchdog+0x200/0x28c()
[   62.249204] NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0 (pcnet_cs): transmit queue 0 timed out
[   62.249219] Modules linked in: af_packet pcnet_cs 8390 ads7846 pxaficp_ir sch_fq_codel ip_tables x_tables ipv6 autofs4
[   62.249346] CPU: 0 PID: 0 Comm: swapper Not tainted 4.2.3-c3x00 #1
[   62.249362] Hardware name: SHARP Borzoi
[   62.249460] [<c000edbc>] (unwind_backtrace) from [<c000ca08>] (show_stack+0x10/0x14)
[   62.249513] [<c000ca08>] (show_stack) from [<c001b970>] (warn_slowpath_common+0x84/0xac)
[   62.249551] [<c001b970>] (warn_slowpath_common) from [<c001b9c4>] (warn_slowpath_fmt+0x2c/0x3c)
[   62.249589] [<c001b9c4>] (warn_slowpath_fmt) from [<c039b6c4>] (dev_watchdog+0x200/0x28c)
[   62.249644] [<c039b6c4>] (dev_watchdog) from [<c0051f58>] (call_timer_fn.isra.33+0x20/0x94)
[   62.249683] [<c0051f58>] (call_timer_fn.isra.33) from [<c0052200>] (run_timer_softirq+0x1e4/0x264)
[   62.249725] [<c0052200>] (run_timer_softirq) from [<c001e17c>] (__do_softirq+0xdc/0x214)
[   62.249762] [<c001e17c>] (__do_softirq) from [<c001e51c>] (irq_exit+0x84/0xec)
[   62.249799] [<c001e51c>] (irq_exit) from [<c00467dc>] (__handle_domain_irq+0x98/0xcc)
[   62.249835] [<c00467dc>] (__handle_domain_irq) from [<c00093e4>] (ichp_handle_irq+0x28/0x30)
[   62.249872] [<c00093e4>] (ichp_handle_irq) from [<c000d520>] (__irq_svc+0x40/0x6c)
[   62.249894] Exception stack(0xc0597f68 to 0xc0597fb0)
[   62.249928] 7f60:                   00000001 60000093 c05a4048 60000013 c0596000 c0598090
[   62.249965] 7f80: c05a3774 c0598020 c058341c c3ffcac0 a05821c4 00000000 00000000 c0597fb0
[   62.249991] 7fa0: c000aa8c c000aa98 60000013 ffffffff
[   62.250028] [<c000d520>] (__irq_svc) from [<c000aa98>] (arch_cpu_idle+0x2c/0x34)
[   62.250079] [<c000aa98>] (arch_cpu_idle) from [<c003eb88>] (cpu_startup_entry+0xec/0x154)
[   62.250156] [<c003eb88>] (cpu_startup_entry) from [<c0569ba4>] (start_kernel+0x2f0/0x350)
[   62.250178] ---[ end trace 757a62bf32918edd ]---


Jon
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QUOTE(daalnroti @ Dec 16 2015, 11:37 PM) *
Hi Jon,

the minimal rootfs includes already kernel linux-4.2.3-c3x00. So you will not need the other archives.
I thought https://github.com/danboid/ZALARM-install covers the install process pretty much in detail.
Let us know what steps were not clear and I am sure danboid or me can modify the instructions.

Cheers!

I think my problem was I started with the instructions in post 117. Installing to SD card. The archive linked in that post doesn't have the full directory structure. "ArchLinuxARM-armv5-latest.tar.gz"
I got confused and started looking around and then found the other 2 archives mentioned above, which I now realize only contain kernels and modules.
It was awhile later that I found "alarm-zaurus-c3x00-minimal-rootfs-october2015.tar.xz" with the complete filesystem, then everything worked as expected.

Thanks for putting up with me, I get things confused sometimes.

Thank you,
Jon
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I just reflashed my C3100 with arch-kexecboot and have Cacko working.
I used the contents of kernel-cmdline that works on my other SD card, and placed it boot.cfg as a second entry.
I used an "example boot.config" found in this thread to determine how to do this.

When I select ArchLinuxARM from the boot menu, I'm still getting
CODE
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.

It does, however display in landscape mode like it should. I just don't know how to pass an init= option to the kernel.


Edit
I finally got ArchLinuxARM to boot completely, and logged in! smile.gif I also have Cacko booting from the menu. smile.gif
I thought I was missing the file structure, and just stumbled upon this important archive. "alarm-zaurus-c3x00-minimal-rootfs-october2015.tar.xz"
I had previously tried "linux-4.2.3-c3x00-v0.3.tar.xz" and "linux-3.11.3-c3x00.tar.xz", but these archives are missing the filesystem.
Each of the above 2 archives are about 5.5MB and unpacked in 2-3 seconds.
Unpacking "alarm-zaurus-c3x00-minimal-rootfs-october2015.tar.xz" took at least 10 minutes, and it is 129MB.
I think it should be posted clearly somewhere that one needs the archive with "rootfs" in the filename.

This leads to another question. Do I need either of these 2 archives? "linux-4.2.3-c3x00-v0.3.tar.xz" or "linux-3.11.3-c3x00.tar.xz"

Thank you
Jon
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I now have ArchlinuxARM started, but still am getting kernel panic.
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Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel
The display is in portrait mode.
I'm using the kexec from zubuntu. I renamed "boot.cfg" to "kernel-cmdline" and renamed "zImage-3.11.3-c3x00" to just "zImage"
Renaming to "zImage" allowed this version of kexec to display the SD card selection on the boot screen which enabled me to select it.
I still have no "proper" linux directory structure. I created the directories mentioned in post #117
Is there another download that I need? Such as "Spitz-root-addition" as required in zubuntu, this creates the directory structure.
I also forgot to mention, I formatted my SD card to ext3 filesystem since I didn't think this older kexec would recognize ext4.

Thank you,
Jon
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I don't have Arch linux ARM running yet. Here's what I tried.
I first installed Arch kexec and unpacked "linux-4.2.3-c3x00-v0.3.tar.xz" to a SD card.
I used the instructions under post #117 because when I tried Danboid's instructions,
the above archive unpacked onto the hard drive on my desktop PC instead of SD card.
Following the instructions at post #117, I got stumped when I was told to copy files to /boot
Also some further instructions mentioned copying files to /lib/modules.
My problem is that I only have one directory on my SD card called "4.2.3-c3x00"
No other directories exist, and I am not sure if I should go about creating these directories. Or I have downloaded the wrong archive.

I think I had it partially running when I booted the SD card using Arch kexec.
I didn't write down the error messages, but I was getting 1 or 2 kernel panics, and it stopped booting.
Arch kexec wouldn't allow me to boot any other SD cards, (I tried Cacko on an SD card).
So I reflashed my Z with cortez's kexec which was released with zubuntu, and it allowed me to boot Cacko once again.
I also tried formatting to ext3 my SD card that I was using for Arch linux ARM because cortez's kexec would not recognize ext4.
Arch linux ARM is not visible on that SD card booting with cortez's kexec.
That is where I am at right now.
Next I'm going to try to unpack "linux-3.11.3-borzoi" to a SD card and try that with cortez's kexec.

OK, now some information on my 3 Ethernet cards:
On my laptop running MX14 (Debian kernel 3.14)
====================
lsusb
Linksys USB200M 10/100 Ethernet Adapter
Device 006 ID 13b1:0018
driver, Asix
====================
lsusb
Belkin Components F5D5050 100Mbps Ethernet
Device 002 ID 050d:0121
driver not listed.
====================
Both the above USB to Ethernet adapters worked on my laptop, which is a Dell mini1010 netbook with an Atom processor.
I was unable to use "lspcmcia" with my Socket CF ethernet adapter. I tried in pdaxii13 and Cacko, but the command is not available.
Below is a whole lot of information that I have gathered over the last 8 years on the Socket Rugged CF 10/100 Ethernet Card
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cardctl ident
Socket 0:
product info: "Socket", "CF 10/100 Ethernet Card", "Revision B", "05/11/06"
manfid: 0x0104, 0x02d2
function: 6 (network)
----------------------------
cardctl info
PRODID_1="Socket"
PRODID_2="CF 10/100 Ethernet Card"
PRODID_3="Revision B"
PRODID_4="05/11/06"
MANFID=0104,02d2
FUNCID=6
----------------------------
dmesg output for Socket card:
eth0: NE2000 Compatible: io 0xf6000300, irq 135, auto xcvr, hw_addr 00:C0:1B:07:D5:3A
----------------------------
The Rugged CF 10/100 card utilizes the Asix AX88790 L 10/100BASE 3-in-1 PCMCIA Fast Ethernet Controller.
----------------------------
From ethernet vender codes page: http://www.cavebear.com/archive/cavebear/Ethernet/vendor.html
00C01B    Socket Communications

I pasted "AX88790 L phy workaround..txt" to this post, but it takes too much space, I attached it as a *.zip file instead.
I do not understand it, but it pertains to someone trying to get a driver working for the Socket Rugged CF Ethernet card.
I would prefer to use the CF Ethernet card because it must have better thoroughput than the USB devices because the Zaurus USB is only version 1.1
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It's really good to see a distro being updated for the Zaurus. I just read this long thread for 3 hours. smile.gif
Is ArchLinux really much different than Debian and its offshoots?

I have one main question before I try ArchLinux. I'll boot it from an SD card like I did with Zubuntu.
I already have kexec installed and have used it with Zubuntu.

Do I really need to install the recommended kexec mentioned here, or can I boot ArchLinux with my current kexec version?

The reason I'm asking this is because I modified my SL-C3100 to dual booting Angstrom + Cacko.
I don't use Angstrom anymore, but I still need its kexec-tools, (or maybe I'm using kexec from Zubuntu, not quite sure at the moment).
My main concern is that I want to continue to use Cacko, and Cacko is installed in an unusual manner.
A cold boot boots Angstrom then I use kexec within Angstrom to boot Cacko.

BTW, I have an Ambicom WL1100C-CF Wifi card like ArchiMark. This card works in all Zaurus distros. smile.gif
I also have a Socket 10/100 Rugged CF Ethernet card, but the Rugged designation makes it different and it has never worked in any Zaurus distro.
It was an expensive card and would like to see it work.
I also have a Belkin USB to Ethernet device, but I think it uses too much power for newer kernels. It works in Cacko and pdaxii13
I also have a Linksys USB200M USB to Ethernet adapter that has not worked in any Zaurus distro either.

Thank you for reading this. I really want to try ArchLinux on my C3100, but will have to wait till tomorrow. (It is 4 AM here)

Jon
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QUOTE(TheWalt @ Apr 20 2015, 01:05 PM) *
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Apr 13 2015, 02:09 AM) *
The feeds are gone now. I really need to acquire wifi-radar or wicd.


Did you set your /etc/apt/sources.list like suggested in above post?

new repository is: http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty/

I just looked at this url using firefox.
http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dist...n/binary-armel/
There is only a "Packages" file. It is just a text description of all the packages, but I don't see any packages there.
A week ago, I think I tried this repository in zubuntu 9.04 and it didn't work.
I'll have to get the multiboot kernel re-installed and try again. I reflashed my Z for reasons stated below.

I tried 3 different methods to get Cacko to run from NAND using the multiboot kernel and only one method worked for me.

1. At first, I used this method here: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=26759 post #2
The command in that post only worked once for me and I had the wrong kernel-cmdline.
When I tried to replace it, I couldn't access the /boot/ directory. I kept getting message that it was readonly
Next, I had to use a command in meanie's big pdf to mount the root partition as rw.
I still couldn't get Cacko to boot using the multiboot kernel, except eith the next method. method 2.

2. This method is to have the Cacko kernel, kernel-cmdline, and image.nfo on an SD card and that will boot Cacko.
(when I had the multiboot kernel installed). Using this method, you need to swap SD cards to boot Cacko or zubuntu.

3. It's been a week and I don't recall the 3rd method I tried to get Cacko to boot from NAND and zubuntu on the SD card

A week ago, I was trying to get Cacko to boot and used a "cackofix" to make Cacko run independently of my microdrive
That messed up my original Cacko install.
I restored my Z with Trisoft NAND and then re-installed Cacko. I haven't installed any of the newer kernels for Cacko yet.
I need to get back to this before I forget what all I did.
Here's 2 other threads showing methods to get Cacko to boot from NAND and have zubuntu on SD/CF
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=27150
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=26640
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Hi again ArchiMark, and anyone else that reads this.
I finally got WiFi and other tweaks working, but....
The feeds are gone now. I really need to acquire wifi-radar or wicd.
I have old copies of these, but the python dependencies are making these old packages fail to install.
There are no packages to be downloaded from the feeds that I can tell. I even looked for network-manager, and it is not available. I always forget commandline stuff. I guess I need to print a small howto to get connected whenever I restart my Zubuntu Z.

Jon
  Forum: Ubuntu · Post Preview: #281557 · Replies: 66 · Views: 63,737

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Yay! I got it working. I'm now able to calibrate the touchscreen and stylus input works on my SL-C3100! laugh.gif
I changed some settings as shown below.
I'm not sure if in all three places these settings were all matched to '1' or one of them was originally set at '2' But I managed to set them all to '1' and that is what got my touchscreen working, and a functional desktop.
QUOTE
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...st&p=182665
at my c1000 its not nessesary to kill tskeys
its sufficient to edit /etc/zaurusd/mach-config-vars and put TSKEYS_DEVICE=/dev/input/event2 instead default value



https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...st&p=181584
BerndS: i don't have acces to a 760,
but from command line, does the ts_calibrate program work?
if not:
1) do a grep -i handlers /proc/bus/input/devices
and check the second line starting with a "H: Handlers="
2) then grep TS ~/.profile
this line should have the same event* as the previous command
if it's not the same, nano ~/.profile and change the TSLIB_TSDEVICE line and specify the proper device
3) then logout, login, and run ts_calibrate again
4) if it doesn't work, try editing /etc/ts.conf and uncomment (remove the #) at the line module_raw corgi and run ts_calibrate again
  Forum: Ubuntu · Post Preview: #281554 · Replies: 66 · Views: 63,737

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Hi ArchiMark,
Have you been successful with installing Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Armel in this thread?
I tried it with varying results. I have tried 2 different installs.
I already have the multiboot kernel installed and working.

1. I followed instructions in first post exactly, except instead of downloading spitz-root-addition.tar.gz from omegamoon, I used one I have from back when cortez posted it. I have 2 versions with the same name. One dated 12-25-2008, and the other dated 12-29-2008.
I used the later one.
This setup results in attempting to boot ubuntu, but it gets stuck at loading the SD card.
"waiting for root device /dev/mmcblk0p1" It just hangs there. I have waited for about 10-15 minutes.

2. This is my second attempt.
I decided to look at cortez's Zubuntu version 2.0 released for Spitz.
I have all these stored on my hard drive on my desktop PC and elsewhere.
When I looked in the folder, I found a different version of spitz-root-addition.tar.gz.
It is named "spitz-root-addition-v2.0.tar.gz"
This is when I decided to try installing Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Armel again.
I formatted the SD card to ext3 before I tried this.
I installed Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Armel and spitz-root-addition-v2.0.tar.gz
This resulted in a different boot into ubuntu.
It booted to the desktop (with a whole lot of errors in the console before X started).
The curser jumps from the center of the screen to down and left. The desktop and menu are frozen. I tried a USB mouse and that didn't work.
I can Ctrl+Alt+Bkspce out of X and read the errors in the console.
One of the last errors tslib, something to do with the touchscreen. I don't have it booted now and I'll try again later.

It's nice to see people are still posting here, and I may add, I haven't seen any smartphone that has a quality keyboard and all the stuff our Zaurii have. rolleyes.gif

Edit: A day later I tried a different Sandisk 2GB SD card, and I also downloaded spitz-root-addition.tar.gz from cortez's site linked in first post, just to be sure I wasn't using a wrong root-addition.
It boots now and no longer hangs up at "waiting for root device /dev/mmcblk0p1"
But the desktop is frozen solid and nothing seems to work. I can ctrl-alt-backspace to exit X.
It looks like my 2nd example above. At least I know I have a good SD card and the correct root-addition.
That's all the further I have gotten so far....
Jon
  Forum: Ubuntu · Post Preview: #281553 · Replies: 66 · Views: 63,737

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QUOTE(InSearchOf @ Apr 6 2015, 11:33 AM) *
I check back every so often. Like ArchiMark said, OpenBSD is the most active.

Late

Hey you guys are very welcome. I have saved a whole lot of Zaurus stuff from all the way back to the year 2005.
I still have both my SL-C3100 and SL-C3200
I'm trying the later ubuntu ArchiMark. I'll post in that thread as well.
  Forum: C1000/3x00 Hardware · Post Preview: #281552 · Replies: 16 · Views: 5,752

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QUOTE(keef @ Mar 23 2015, 06:38 PM) *
QUOTE(piku @ Feb 22 2015, 09:29 AM) *
Anyone still alive here? I got my zaurus back out and I finally got wpa working on cacko 1.23 lite on my SL-C3000 so it will hopefully have some new utility. I can't believe that zaurus has less attention and support these days than my 25 year old Atari computers wink.gif


Hi ,

love to know how you got wpa working.Any info?


keef

I have WPA working in Cacko 1.23
I attached an archived copy of tyrannozaurus HowTo for Zaurus. "WPA-Cacko@tyrannozaurus.htm"
It is an htm file with a folder of the pics shown in the HowTo.
Scroll about 1/3 of the way down and Antikx describes how to get WPA working in Cacko 1.23
Here's a quote from tyrannozaurus "However the built in GUI only sets up WEP connections. With minor configuration of some files we can connect to wireless networks with WPA-PSK authentication."

He mentions that WPA is already included in Cacko, and shows you which file you need to edit to enable WPA

I have done this more than once and it works for me. I haven't read it recently, but it is a good Zaurus HowTo. smile.gif

BTW, some of the links to files may still be active, but I doubt many of them are...
Jon
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I just noticed a change today January 8 2014.
When reading individual posts in the forum, all the replies are condensed at the bottom of the post into an index.
Were there some changes in the forum software?
Before today, when reading an individual post, all the replies would show on the same page, unless the post was multi-pages long.
I haven't changed anything under my preferences.

Jon

Edit: Nevermind, I found the setting to return the thread to the way they were before today.
I think when I used "Search" recently, I must have inadvertently changed thread settings.
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Meanie was working on pdaXng with 3 different flavors. One of which would run off an SD card, but it looks like this project has stalled.
http://www.users.on.net/~hluc/myZaurus/pdaxiing.html

In this post, InSearchOf mentions that the kernel is external to the rootfs, so booting off an SD card like I was trying above will not work.
"Pdaxrom And Kexec" https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=26735

There must be a way to make this work, but this seems to be above my knowledge of booting linux and kernels and filesystems..
  Forum: Zaurus - pdaXrom · Post Preview: #256928 · Replies: 6 · Views: 4,721

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QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Jan 7 2014, 11:21 AM) *
Hi Jon,

Can't you try booting up Z with initrd.bin and see what happens....if it works, great....

If it doesn't work, then try without it.....

Other idea is to contact Omegamoon guy and get clarification.....

Please report back what happens....interested to hear how this goes....

Mark

I tried the above. It did not work. This filesystem is meant to be installed onto NAND + HDD3
I was holding my breath when I booted into Cacko after this because there were messages referring to NAND partitions when I tried to boot pdaxii13 off my SD card.

I'll try the initrd.bin later as you mentioned.

I have to go do some other things now, thank you for your quick reply. I'll try researching this later.
Maybe meanie has a filesystem already for pdaxii13 that can run off an SD card.

Jon
  Forum: Zaurus - pdaXrom · Post Preview: #256926 · Replies: 6 · Views: 4,721

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I followed instructions at http://www.omegamoon.com/blog/static.php?page=ZaurusUbuntu
I have the multiboot kexec kernel installed and am able to boot Angstrom and zubuntu from the boot menu with zubuntu on SD and Angstrom on my microdrive. SL-C3100
Basic instructions for booting from an SD card are:
1. Simply extract the filesystem on a CF or SD memory card. (in this case "zubuntu-desktop-rc1.tar.gz")
2. Rename the the kernel image to zImage and copy it into the /boot directory.
3. Create a file named kernel-cmdline containing the kernel startup command line and optionally add a file named image.nfo containing a description of the distro.

I have all the necessary files, and I can change the image.nfo to contain a discription for pdaxii13.

My question is, "Pdaxii13 build 4.5.9-beta" contains 5 files:
hdimage-full.tgz
initrd.bin
updater.sh
updater-tools.bin
zImage-2.4.20.bin

I can use "zImage-2.4.20.bin" for the filesystem, and rename "zImage-2.4.20.bin" to just "zImage" as mentioned above.
I can probably ignore the 2 updater files, but
what do I do with the "initrd.bin" file?

I'll try using just the "hdimage-full.tgz" and' zImage-2.4.20.bin" and hope this boots like zubuntu does on my SD card.

I already have pdaXii13v2-upgrade installed on my other Zaurus, SL-C3200, so I don't want to install it the regular way on "this" Zaurus SL-C3100

Thank you for anyone who reads this,
Jon
  Forum: Zaurus - pdaXrom · Post Preview: #256924 · Replies: 6 · Views: 4,721

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Happy new year everyone! I still use my SL-C3100 daily, mostly for its dictionary. smile.gif I come here to read posts most every week.
I'm not a Linux guru, but I like to find new and different ways to do things on the computer.
A Lot has changed in the computer world since I first joined this forum in 2005!
Anyway, I just thought I'd post and say Hello.

Jon
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I just had this pop up on Firefox again today.
Firefox is reporting oesf.org as an "attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences."
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Same here. I have not had this problem since sometime last week. smile.gif
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I have been getting the same warning for the last week.
This is the first time I have seen a "Google warning" about a website. huh.gif
  Forum: Site Suggestions, Requests, and Updates · Post Preview: #225318 · Replies: 11 · Views: 11,715

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I still use my SL-C3100 occassionly. My SL-C3200 doesn't get used hardly at all.
I bought a Dell netbook 3 yrs ago and have been playing with it more often than my zaurii.
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The blip may be recorded in the tracks. Copy a few tracks to your desktop computer and open one mp3 with an audio editor program that lets you edit the waveform.
There is probably a "spike" at the end of the audio file. Just use the option to fade to silence, or just manually silence the "spike". I had to do this to a lot of my karaoke mp3 files.

QUOTE(keef @ Aug 18 2011, 06:46 AM) *
Hi all,

I am using my Z to play mp3 tracks which it does reasonably well.
only problem is that at the end of each track there is an audio
blip where it stops playing and then starts the next track.
Just wondered if anyone else had encountered this and knew
of a solution. I am using the stock audio player, kino and
Quasar media player all seem to do the same.


Cheers,

keef

c860 with cacko
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