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« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2007, 12:33:13 pm »
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very cool. how is the mlpayer performance, and that sort of thing (obviously, there is a big advantage in the current libraries and "big distro" softwaree)?
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Mlpayer performance similar to pdaxrom r121
Last official gentoo ebuilds are based on svn mplayer code, and it has patches from maemo projects, but i didn't test it yet
Generally this gentoo rootfs is usual gentoo, so you can try to emerge any ebuild from offial gentoo portage, except big projects like xorg-server(it has problems with zaurus touchscreen) and QT4(offical just doesn't work, Civil's ebuild has patches from debian arm port)
And known issue is that firefox/mozila give 'illegal instruction', i don't know how to work out that
I commented software in my first post, programs without comments are from official gentoo portage
If you have Z model without internal hadrdrive, you should to mount portage via NFS from desktop (you don't need gentoo on desktop, just exported portage), i bet you will get "no left space on device" with local portage on zaurus
and if you want to speedup compilation, use distcc and cross-compiler on desktop
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« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2007, 12:43:07 pm »
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i bet you will get "no left space on device" with local portage on zaurus
Portage itself is ~400MB, but distfiles will take much...
Current version of overlay for portage (with some patches software, most patches are from OZ, but there is some Debian ARM patches there too):
ftp://civil.mine.nu/zaurus/portage-overlay
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« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2007, 12:51:48 pm »
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i bet you will get "no left space on device" with local portage on zaurus
Portage itself is ~400MB, but distfiles will take much...

Problem is that ext2/ext3 can't work on small partition with so many tiny files
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« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2007, 05:12:20 pm »
can I make a proposal? once you have your gentooZ system fully built to de-personalise it, make a NAND backup and publish it so that people can very easily install it from scratch?
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« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2007, 05:56:11 pm »
Any way to dual-boot? Use the pdaX kernel in Gentoo and boot with uBoot?
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« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2007, 06:23:05 pm »
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can I make a proposal? once you have your gentooZ system fully built to de-personalise it, make a NAND backup and publish it so that people can very easily install it from scratch?
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 System places on SD card, NAND has uboot+emerg system and kernel only
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« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2007, 06:35:46 pm »
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Any way to dual-boot? Use the pdaX kernel in Gentoo and boot with uBoot?
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i tried to boot from gentoo to pdaxrom with kexec (from source with arm patch from uclibc, not official kexec)
it boots fine, but i guess it's not hard to make one kernel for pdaxrom on NAND and gentoo on SD - if mmc card exists it mounts sd, if doesn't  - kernel mounts mtd device
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« Reply #52 on: August 10, 2007, 09:38:34 am »
I've compiled gcc-4.2.1 for gentoo.
ebuild
binary package
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« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2007, 04:42:41 pm »
what are the working web browsers? Dillo, of course--and firefox is having trouble...  any luck with minimo? safari?
Also, how is hardware support-bluetooth? sound? usb, etc?
Can the kernel be compiled natively on gcc4.2.1?
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« Reply #54 on: August 10, 2007, 08:14:41 pm »
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what are the working web browsers? Dillo, of course--and firefox is having trouble...  any luck with minimo? safari?
Also, how is hardware support-bluetooth? sound? usb, etc?
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Dillo, links in graphic mode work, they are installed already, minimo is in todo
sound/alsa  - headphones/speaker - work
usbnet, ttyUSB and usbflash via usb host cable work
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« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2007, 05:50:11 pm »
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what are the working web browsers? Dillo, of course--and firefox is having trouble...  any luck with minimo? safari?
Also, how is hardware support-bluetooth? sound? usb, etc?
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Dillo, links in graphic mode work, they are installed already, minimo is in todo
sound/alsa  - headphones/speaker - work
usbnet, ttyUSB and usbflash via usb host cable work
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Very cool. Anyone trying webkit?

anyway, this loooks like something I'll try next time I do something that kills my existing setup, thanks !
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« Reply #56 on: August 23, 2007, 10:35:16 am »
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I've compiled gcc-4.2.1 for gentoo.
ebuild
binary package
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Hi, Civil.
Fine!  i will emerge gcc 4.2.1  
now Gentoo works on my C3200 but i wonder if work on C860 too...
C860 has PXA255 , Xscale but no iWMMXt ,
so may stage3-armv5te-xscale-gnueabi works ?
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« Reply #57 on: August 23, 2007, 08:57:18 pm »
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stage3-armv5te-xscale-gnueabi
it must work, but you may need to copy some configs from either pdaXrom or stage for pxa270 - for example keyboard files (becouse stage3-*.tar.bz2 - is stages for keyboard-less pda's - so no keymaps for zaurus by default)
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« Reply #58 on: August 28, 2007, 11:44:15 am »
updated rootfs
 ftp://gentoo.ru/projects/handhelds/zaurus...0070828.tar.bz2
 
+ Abiword, Sylpheed, vim
+ baselayout 2.0rc for faster start
+ pppd, bluez - gprs via BT works, tested with DCF-650BT and Nokia E50
+ small fixes
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« Reply #59 on: August 29, 2007, 04:08:27 pm »
I think the best place for portage tree is a squashfs file ... not on NAND...    

Any hope on I have Gentoo working on my SL-C3000 ?  
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