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« on: November 15, 2007, 08:11:25 am »
Get it here: Get Angstrom Unstable Release for tosa The latest tested release is r8 (kernel 2.6.23).

Working out-of-box

altboot with loopback image or direct fs
Kernel 2.6.23 (testing 2.6.24 for >= r9) Tosa kernel status from Dmitry
Images: Opie 1.2.3 (core opie application feed, other opie or qt applications not in the feed yet) and GPE 2.8 (x11-image) with match-box as default WM
Keyboard (keymap changed in 2.6.24)
Internal Wifi (wlan-ng-modules-usb 2.8) 802.11b WEP only, no WPA
SD: non-sdhc or sdhc (tested with 4GB card of both)
CF and 2nd CF on sled

OE Tosa Meta-Bug

Outstanding critical bugs:

1. suspend/resume OE bug 2134
[Closed] 2. sound system OE bug 3518  Speaker/Headphone tested working. Mic/phone untested

Major bugs:

[Hacked kdrive in x11-image to overcome the problem, still an issue in opie-image] 1. frame buffer (a.k.a, screen corruption or the famous yellow vertical lines) : occurs "occasionally" with 2.6.23 kernel, much better than "often" with 2.6.17 kernel OE bug 490

Opie bugs: file Opie bug tracker

GPE bugs: file GPE bug tracker

Kernel, roofs or packaging bugs: file OE bug tracker


Not tested yet:
?USB host
?Speaker/Headphone/Headset/Mic (need to fix the alsa state in r9)
USB client
USB network
Mic (the one on the back of the device) / PhoneMic (2.5mm jack used with a headset)
etc.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2008, 04:17:19 am by xjqian »
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2007, 05:03:30 pm »
thanks for that update!

p.s. what's the max SD/MMC memory card size it will support? 1GB? 2GB? 4GB non-sdhc? SDHC?
« Last Edit: November 15, 2007, 05:04:25 pm by speculatrix »
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007, 01:52:33 am »
Ok that sounds good.

Wifi also works out of the box?

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2007, 09:29:13 am »
internal wifi out of box

sdhc should be working
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2007, 01:17:30 pm »
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internal wifi out of box

sdhc should be working


I don't suppose anyone's cracked the problem of getting WPA to work? Last I knew, only the wlan-ng driver worked and it didn't support anything other than WEP!
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2007, 09:03:17 am »
speculatrix: and this will rather never happen.

Wlan-ng driver is written in so ugly style that it will never get into mainline kernel, prism2 on usb is something which is not available on market and probably most of it's users moved to other solutions when wanted WPA (as bonus they got 802.11g chipsets).
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2007, 09:11:06 am »
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speculatrix: and this will rather never happen.

Wlan-ng driver is written in so ugly style that it will never get into mainline kernel, prism2 on usb is something which is not available on market and probably most of it's users moved to other solutions when wanted WPA (as bonus they got 802.11g chipsets).

sadly, I came to accept long ago that tosa's wifi was never going to support any decent cryptographic standard, but I hoped that just possibly there'd be a glimmer of hope.

still there's always openvpn, which probably a better solution than rather crap idea of WPA-TKIP anyway!
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2007, 02:52:54 pm »
For past 2,3 years I have been using PDAXRom 1.1 Beta2 on my lovely Tosa. It does everything I need it to do: play mp3 and avi, light browsing, abiword, dictionary, and viewing pdf.

I was so afraid to broke my perfectly tweaked ROM and I stopped doing any update at all. After all those time, I finally decided to move on and started experimenting again.

I guess I will give Angsrom a try and see what happens!!

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2007, 05:48:59 pm »
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For past 2,3 years I have been using PDAXRom 1.1 Beta2 on my lovely Tosa. It does everything I need it to do: play mp3 and avi, light browsing,
...
I guess I will give Angsrom a try and see what happens!!

if you take a NAND backup, you can go back to pdaXrom without any hassle.
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2007, 04:36:14 pm »
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Quote from: enlightened_j
For past 2,3 years I have been using PDAXRom 1.1 Beta2 on my lovely Tosa. It does everything I need it to do: play mp3 and avi, light browsing,
...
I guess I will give Angsrom a try and see what happens!!

if you take a NAND backup, you can go back to pdaXrom without any hassle.


Thanks. That's gonna be the project for this weekend. Hopefully most of things will work out of box.

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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2007, 12:30:38 am »
My Blog | 6000L Tosa + sled | is: Angstrom | was: pdaXrom 1.1.0beta1 | was: stock 1.12 rom + no-ffpe fash kernel + X/Qt Debian |
CF GPS (FGPCFCD01) | USB "Prolific 2303" GPS (USB-UG-200) | Socket CF BT rev. H |  USB "Pegasus II" Ethernet (ADM8511) | PocketTop IR kbd | sip:527630@fwd.pulver.com
Todo: OESF wiki | stable VOIP app | usable GPS app |      Wishlist: VOIP + Bluetooth | GPS + Routing Calc

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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2008, 05:24:23 am »
r8 release from the Angstrom stable branch has been released. No critical change from r2. The next big thing is to bump kernel to 2.6.24. That should solve or remedy a bunch of kernel related problems.
status updated.
My Blog | 6000L Tosa + sled | is: Angstrom | was: pdaXrom 1.1.0beta1 | was: stock 1.12 rom + no-ffpe fash kernel + X/Qt Debian |
CF GPS (FGPCFCD01) | USB "Prolific 2303" GPS (USB-UG-200) | Socket CF BT rev. H |  USB "Pegasus II" Ethernet (ADM8511) | PocketTop IR kbd | sip:527630@fwd.pulver.com
Todo: OESF wiki | stable VOIP app | usable GPS app |      Wishlist: VOIP + Bluetooth | GPS + Routing Calc

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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2008, 09:03:38 am »
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r8 release from the Angstrom stable branch has been released. No critical change from r2. The next big thing is to bump kernel to 2.6.24. That should solve or remedy a bunch of kernel related problems.
status updated.

thanks, I will dig out my Tosa and see how far I get . When Angstrom is good enough and I can use my Tosa more, I will get a new battery. I'd like to use it as an in-car media player (with a wireless hard drive) and to run tomtom,!
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2008, 01:56:27 am »
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thanks, I will dig out my Tosa and see how far I get . When Angstrom is good enough and I can use my Tosa more, I will get a new battery. I'd like to use it as an in-car media player (with a wireless hard drive) and to run tomtom,!

Please skip r8 and test r9 with 2.6.24 kernel.
My Blog | 6000L Tosa + sled | is: Angstrom | was: pdaXrom 1.1.0beta1 | was: stock 1.12 rom + no-ffpe fash kernel + X/Qt Debian |
CF GPS (FGPCFCD01) | USB "Prolific 2303" GPS (USB-UG-200) | Socket CF BT rev. H |  USB "Pegasus II" Ethernet (ADM8511) | PocketTop IR kbd | sip:527630@fwd.pulver.com
Todo: OESF wiki | stable VOIP app | usable GPS app |      Wishlist: VOIP + Bluetooth | GPS + Routing Calc

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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2008, 02:07:23 am »
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thanks, I will dig out my Tosa and see how far I get . When Angstrom is good enough and I can use my Tosa more, I will get a new battery. I'd like to use it as an in-car media player (with a wireless hard drive) and to run tomtom,!

Please skip r8 and test r9 with 2.6.24 kernel.
is there a decent browser working in Angstrom on 6k?
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