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« Reply #255 on: October 24, 2015, 08:10:19 am »
Just as a general advise, if doing a pacman -Syu , make sure you do merge / update all new config files in /etc

pacman will mention which new config files got installed during the upgrade process.

For more info :  https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=...new_and_Pacsave

Please report any issues within this thread, but also keep in mind some issues are ALARM specific and not related to the zALARM port.

Checking the Arch Wiki and forums as well the ALARM forums is a good place to start to troubleshoot any issues.
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« Reply #256 on: October 24, 2015, 08:40:12 am »
I wonder if we should move over to "Distro Support and Discussion" and have ArchLinuxARM added there.

ArchiMark  : can you do this ?

This would allow us to open new topics about issues and have it all more organized.

There is also the option to move to ALARM forum and create a new entry under community supported devices ?
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« Reply #257 on: October 24, 2015, 08:52:41 am »
This thread is getting pretty long now so it would be good if Archi  can make a new zALARM distro sub-forum? I'd presume he can as I think he's basically the boss round these parts now!

AFAIK the Z doesn't have a hardware clock. It normally has the right date for me which NTP must've set but making sure my clock is right is somethng I'll only bother with after I've got the basics up and running. There's still too much churn for me to be bothering with that just yet!
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« Reply #258 on: October 24, 2015, 09:05:52 am »
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This thread is getting pretty long now so it would be good if Archi  can make a new zALARM distro sub-forum? I'd presume he can as I think he's basically the boss round these parts now!

AFAIK the Z doesn't have a hardware clock. It normally has the right date for me which NTP must've set but making sure my clock is right is somethng I'll only bother with after I've got the basics up and running. There's still too much churn for me to be bothering with that just yet!

HWCLOCK :
 
I consider having a correct time quite important.

Attached is a fake hwclock package if anyone is interested.

 It does not ensure a correct time,  but keeps time recorded somewhat between cold reboots. (if you are not online and don't have NTP. )

You will need to extract it first and then add with "pacman -U" . (This forum does not allow uploading of tar.xz)
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« Reply #259 on: October 24, 2015, 09:20:14 am »
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This thread is getting pretty long now so it would be good if Archi  can make a new zALARM distro sub-forum? I'd presume he can as I think he's basically the boss round these parts now!

zALARM ? I know you created that name.  What about ALARMz ?

In the end it does not matter, but I would suggest to call the forum subsection ArchLinuxARM to keep it standard and simple.
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« Reply #260 on: October 24, 2015, 09:31:53 am »
And what about a freenode IRC channel :? (#zalarm or #alarmz)  

This would be good to troubleshoot issues in real time.

I know there are timezone differences between the users but why not ?

Do we need to add a "log-bot" on the  channel to keep track of conversations ?

ArchiMark, danboid , what is your take on this ?
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« Reply #261 on: October 24, 2015, 09:59:43 am »
I've mainly been calling it ZALARM up until now but ALARMZ or ALARMz is arguably slightly better in that you can say it a little bit faster, it's almost a real word an it's at the start of the alphabet instead of the end!

I agree that the new forum should probably be called just "Arch Linux ARM" so people will know what it is on first sight but I propose 4 semi-official distro-specific monikers coz we're too good for just one:

ALARMz
ALARMZ
ZALARM
zALARM

The ALARM bit is always capitlalised as the ALARM team like it that way and we should try to keep them happy!

EDIT

I think the IRC channel should be #ALARMZ
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« Reply #262 on: October 24, 2015, 10:21:28 am »
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I've mainly been calling it ZALARM up until now but ALARMZ or ALARMz is arguably slightly better in that you can say it a little bit faster, it's almost a real word an it's at the start of the alphabet instead of the end!

I agree that the new forum should probably be called just "Arch Linux ARM" so people will know what it is on first sight but I propose 4 semi-official distro-specific monikers coz we're too good for just one:

ALARMz
ALARMZ
ZALARM
zALARM

The ALARM bit is always capitalized as the ALARM team like it that way and we should try to keep them happy!

EDIT

I think the IRC channel should be #ALARMZ

Well, lets make a decision then.

If ArchiMark could create a sub-forum called "ArchLinuxARM" and appoint you and me as moderators, so we can pin topics etc, that would be a start.

Alternatively we could move to  the ALARM forums, but being OESF veterans, I guess we like to stay here ...

IRC : well, go ahead and create the channel. l am ready to join.
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« Reply #263 on: October 24, 2015, 12:03:11 pm »
The OC kernel seems to work great so far - thanks daal! I do remember X flickering a bit when I ran the Z at 624Mhz under pdaXrom but the console doesn't flicker under ALARMZ. I'm sure the battery won't last as long at 624Mhz but that's only to be expected

I'm logged into #ALARMZ on freenode now.
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« Reply #264 on: October 24, 2015, 01:30:51 pm »
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Quote from: ArchiMark
Thanks for this, daalnroti.....

Will try these files out in the next day or so....

Meanwhile, I tried pacman now that I can connect to internet again....

But I either get 'target not found' or 'error: failed retrieving file 'xxxx.....' from mirror.archlinuxarm.org:
Could not resolve host: mirror.archlinuxarm.org'

Confirm first that you can connect to the internet.

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ping google.com

ping mirror.archlinuxarm.org

If these fail, you may not have a proper connection ? Do you use DHCP ?

what does

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ip addr

route

show ?

Thanks for your help.....

When I said in prior post I could connect to internet again, this was after I tested pinging google....

I usually do it this way:

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# ping -c 4 8.8.8.8
And it works....4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss.....

But when I ping mirror.archlinuxarm.org, I get:

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# ping -c 4 mirror.archlinuxarm.org
ping:  unknown host

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# ip addr

1: lo:   mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default
      link/loopback  00:00:00:00:00:00  brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
      inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
          valid _lft  forever preferred_lft forever
      inet6 : : 1/128 scope host


2: eth0: mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
     link/ether  00:e0:98:c3:8e:c8  brd  ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
     inet  192.168.0.5/24 brd 192.168.0.255 scope global dynamic eth0
         valid _lft  37944sec preferred_lft 37944sec
    inet6  fe80: :2e0:98ff:fec3:8ec8/64 scope link
        valid _lft  forever preferred_lft forever


# route
Kernel   IP  Routing Table
Destination   Gateway     Gemask                Flags    Metric   Ref     Use  Iface
default         gateway      0.0.0.0                 UG       1024     0        0     eth0
192.168.0.0  *               255.255.255.0       U          0          0       0     eth0
gateway        *               255.255.255.255   UH       1024     0        0     eth0
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« Reply #265 on: October 24, 2015, 01:38:50 pm »
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Mark:

As for your connection probs, you may recall me saying that if you have DNS issues you should make sure systemd-resolved.service is running?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd-networkd

Thanks, danboid......

I assume it's running if I can ping google, right?

......but lots of good info on that page....
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« Reply #266 on: October 24, 2015, 01:44:05 pm »
Quote from: daalnroti
Just as a general advise, if doing a pacman -Syu , make sure you do merge / update all new config files in /etc

pacman will mention which new config files got installed during the upgrade process.

For more info :  https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=...new_and_Pacsave

Please report any issues within this thread, but also keep in mind some issues are ALARM specific and not related to the zALARM port.

Checking the Arch Wiki and forums as well the ALARM forums is a good place to start to troubleshoot any issues.

Hmmmmmm.......didn't do this when I did -Syu..........


Quote from: daalnroti
I wonder if we should move over to "Distro Support and Discussion" and have ArchLinuxARM added there.

ArchiMark  : can you do this ?

This would allow us to open new topics about issues and have it all more organized.

There is also the option to move to ALARM forum and create a new entry under community supported devices ?


Quote from: danboid
This thread is getting pretty long now so it would be good if Archi  can make a new zALARM distro sub-forum? I'd presume he can as I think he's basically the boss round these parts now!

AFAIK the Z doesn't have a hardware clock. It normally has the right date for me which NTP must've set but making sure my clock is right is somethng I'll only bother with after I've got the basics up and running. There's still too much churn for me to be bothering with that just yet!

I don't know if I'm the boss, but I got the keys handed to me.....    

I hope someone else still has them too.....and someone must still be paying the bills to keep this site going....

When I get a chance, maybe later today, I'll try to create a  new section as requested.....

 
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« Reply #267 on: October 24, 2015, 01:53:56 pm »
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Quote from: danboid
Mark:

As for your connection probs, you may recall me saying that if you have DNS issues you should make sure systemd-resolved.service is running?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd-networkd

Thanks, danboid......

I assume it's running if I can ping google, right?

......but lots of good info on that page....

Do you know how DNS works? You should read up on it if not.

Anyway, if you can't access the Arch mirrors or any site that isn't being reference by IP address alone (ie via DNS) you'll likely need to run

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systemctl start systemd-resolved.service
If that fixes pacman etc then run:

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systemctl enable systemd-resolved.service
To start the systemd DNS resolver daemon automatically at boot.
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« Reply #268 on: October 24, 2015, 02:01:44 pm »
It  seems we still have 5 keys (the Calendar/Address etc keys) not mapped to anything useful in the borzoi keymap. I think the Calendar/Address keys should map to F11 and F12 then it might make sense to map HOME to PgUP and MENU to PgDown.

Also, rather than using Fn+n/m to scroll up and down, how about using either Fn+UP/DOWN instead? Seems more logical and memorable to me alhough there may be a reason why you  didn't choose that key combo daal?

EDIT

Haha! It was only a couple of days ago I was saying how AltGr is hardly ever used and now I try out a program (hatari) that relies heavily on using AltGr! Maybe AltGr is a good candidate for the Mail key?
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« Reply #269 on: October 24, 2015, 06:14:49 pm »
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It  seems we still have 5 keys (the Calendar/Address etc keys) not mapped to anything useful in the borzoi keymap. I think the Calendar/Address keys should map to F11 and F12 then it might make sense to map HOME to PgUP and MENU to PgDown.

Also, rather than using Fn+n/m to scroll up and down, how about using either Fn+UP/DOWN instead? Seems more logical and memorable to me alhough there may be a reason why you  didn't choose that key combo daal?

Hi danboid,

the 5 zaurus specific keys are currently mapped to some F keys. We can change that sure.

F11 and F12 are already mapped as FN + o and FN + p.

I used Fn +n/m for scrolling because I like to keep PageUp/ PageDown on the arrows.

Nothing stops you from modifying your borzoi.map.gz !

You can load the keyfile while running with "loadkeys" and test.

ALTGR : Fn is AltGr !

FYI : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Keyboa...tion_in_console

Cheers!
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