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« on: April 23, 2009, 05:12:35 am »
I am interested to know if anyone is using Jaunty / Zubuntu with alternative kernels?
I really like the work that Cortez has done on Zubuntu and Jaunty now seems to be working well, but I'm not too fond of the Omegamoon kernel.
It's just downright strange. I cant use ssh as a normal user, I get all sorts of weirdo socket creation issues with various apps, and I had to diddle the dhcp client with setuid to get that to work. At the moment I am considering trying out the Yonggun kernel because I have had pretty good experiences using that with Debian.

What other kernels have people tried?

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 03:38:06 pm »
You should be able to use any kernel you want (Angstrom, Debian of various flavors, etc.). Just copy it to the appropriate place, install the modules, and off you go.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 11:44:55 pm »
Keep us posted on this?  (Including how you got something working) The Yonggun kernel looks like it has some very nice features...
**3100 Zubuntu Jaunty,(working on Cacko dualboot), 16G A-Data internal CF, 4G SD, Ambicom WL-1100C Cf, linksys usb ethernet,  BelkinF8T020 BT card, Belkin F8U1500-E Ir kbd, mini targus usb mouse, rechargeble AC/DC powered USB hub, psp cables and battery extenders.

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009, 10:17:42 am »
Hmm, not too fond of the Omegamoon kernel?
How about an upgrade to the 2.6.30 kernel then. I just got a working version ;-)
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www.omegamoon.com
Zaurus SL-C750 - Died in a dreadful coffee experiment, has a second life somewhere in the Czech Republic
Zaurus SL-C1000 - Multiboot Zubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Poky, Android and others
Zaurus SL-C3100 - Development device, currently Zubuntu 2.0
Zaurus SL-6000L - The fridge is running Zubuntu 1.0
Zaurus SL-C860 - Cacko, untouched since kindly donated, waiting for Zubuntu
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2009, 04:39:01 am »
Quote from: cortez
Hmm, not too fond of the Omegamoon kernel?
How about an upgrade to the 2.6.30 kernel then. I just got a working version ;-)
I can't seem to open omegamoon.com
Otherwise this is perfect timing
**3100 Zubuntu Jaunty,(working on Cacko dualboot), 16G A-Data internal CF, 4G SD, Ambicom WL-1100C Cf, linksys usb ethernet,  BelkinF8T020 BT card, Belkin F8U1500-E Ir kbd, mini targus usb mouse, rechargeble AC/DC powered USB hub, psp cables and battery extenders.

**6000l  Tetsuized Sharprom, installed on internal flash only 1G sd, 2G cf

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2009, 05:12:41 am »
Quote from: cortez
Hmm, not too fond of the Omegamoon kernel?
How about an upgrade to the 2.6.30 kernel then. I just got a working version ;-)

A link would be a good idea as I havent found a reference to some archive or whatever

Oliver
« Last Edit: April 26, 2009, 05:19:47 am by ofels »

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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2009, 07:00:14 am »
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Quote from: cortez
Hmm, not too fond of the Omegamoon kernel?
How about an upgrade to the 2.6.30 kernel then. I just got a working version ;-)

A link would be a good idea as I havent found a reference to some archive or whatever

Oliver
Download links can be found here. Please report your findings!
« Last Edit: April 26, 2009, 07:01:15 am by cortez »
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www.omegamoon.com
Zaurus SL-C750 - Died in a dreadful coffee experiment, has a second life somewhere in the Czech Republic
Zaurus SL-C1000 - Multiboot Zubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Poky, Android and others
Zaurus SL-C3100 - Development device, currently Zubuntu 2.0
Zaurus SL-6000L - The fridge is running Zubuntu 1.0
Zaurus SL-C860 - Cacko, untouched since kindly donated, waiting for Zubuntu
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2009, 08:21:16 am »
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Quote from: cortez
Hmm, not too fond of the Omegamoon kernel?
How about an upgrade to the 2.6.30 kernel then. I just got a working version ;-)

A link would be a good idea as I havent found a reference to some archive or whatever

Oliver
Download links can be found here. Please report your findings!

Thanks a lot.
I believe there is no difference between the C3000 and an akita so it should be working in the C1000 also ?

Oliver

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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2009, 02:15:59 pm »
First of all, thanks to Cortez for all the job done on the Zubuntu.

I tried installing the zImage 2.6.30 on a SL-C3000, but the size seems to be too big for it's flash memory.
Could you reduce the size of this zImage to fit in a SL-C3000 ?
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2009, 05:37:18 pm »
A lot of error messages as it boots, the gui comes up, but no touchscreen.
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2009, 02:50:07 am »
@ofels: There might be some minor differences between the akita and spitz, but I think support for both devices is compiled in
@jeana: I'll try that later. For now flash the multiboot kernel (details here) and setup a partition on SD/CF and copy the kernel into the /boot directory. This way size don't matter.
@adf: Try 'export TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/event1' before starting the gui, that should help ;-)
[div align=\"center\"]== == == == == == == == == == == == == ==
www.omegamoon.com
Zaurus SL-C750 - Died in a dreadful coffee experiment, has a second life somewhere in the Czech Republic
Zaurus SL-C1000 - Multiboot Zubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Poky, Android and others
Zaurus SL-C3100 - Development device, currently Zubuntu 2.0
Zaurus SL-6000L - The fridge is running Zubuntu 1.0
Zaurus SL-C860 - Cacko, untouched since kindly donated, waiting for Zubuntu
== == == == == == == == == == == == == ==[/div]

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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2009, 10:18:26 am »
Quote from: cortez
@ofels: There might be some minor differences between the akita and spitz, but I think support for both devices is compiled in
@jeana: I'll try that later. For now flash the multiboot kernel (details here) and setup a partition on SD/CF and copy the kernel into the /boot directory. This way size don't matter.
@adf: Try 'export TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/event1' before starting the gui, that should help ;-)

Kernel bombs out after booting on Akita. Last thing it loaded was zaurusd, then a huge stack trace is spit out and it states:

(GPIO_SET_VALUE+0X0/0X6C) FROM SPITZ_MIC_BIAS+0x50/0x64 [SOUND_SOC_SPITZ]
with some more stack traces, however I could not type that fast. However this was the first one so I believe it is sound related.

All I did was moving /boot/zImage out of the way (by renaming it), copying the 2.6.30 image as /boot/zImage and unpack the modules archive to /, then call depmod -a

Update: I can move the snd_spitz_soc.ko module out of the way and it boots right away, then manually load the module via insmod and call /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart.

This works.
And I can confirm the touchscreen issue.

Tried with Jaunty.

Oliver
« Last Edit: April 27, 2009, 04:28:31 pm by ofels »

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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2009, 08:08:08 am »
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Hmm, not too fond of the Omegamoon kernel?
How about an upgrade to the 2.6.30 kernel then. I just got a working version ;-)

Great news!
I shall give it a whirl as soon as I get home.
I wasn't meaning to insult your efforts by the way, it's just that the kernel seemed a little bit strange to me in a number of areas!
Call me a bluff old traditionalist but I don't like being root, and I like to be able to ssh as a user!

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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2009, 01:33:17 pm »
O.K.

I've installed the kernel now, but I will post my findings on your blog Cortez as per your request!