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Old 05-01-2009, 09:46 AM   #16
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Just tested the rc2, all worked fine...
 
Old 05-01-2009, 12:14 PM   #17
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I am very interested in the concept of the plug-computer, like the SheevaPlug mentioned in the original post.

Anyone with experience here?
My two SheevaPlugs will be arriving next week, so I'll get some experience with them. I might delay building the EABI port to make ARMedslack 12.2 installable on the SheevaPlug. Whilst the SP doesn't have VGA, the Slackware installer does support SSH, so we might still be able to use the standard installer remotely. I'll find out soon!

Fortunately it's a bank holiday in the UK so I have some time this weekend to do a final check on ARMedslack and make a release!
 
Old 05-01-2009, 12:26 PM   #18
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OK, keep us informed!
I haven't found a reseller here in Brazil yet, but I can always order one through the internet I guess.
 
Old 05-03-2009, 06:07 AM   #19
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Out of curiosity...

I've read that Slackware (ARMedslack) is now officially supported on the Openmoko.

Well, that's ... ehm ... interesting, but what does this mean? Are there plans (for example) for building a flashable kernel && rootfs image, perhaps in the near future?
 
Old 05-03-2009, 06:16 PM   #20
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Those aren't officially supported. As the heading says:

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Non-Openmoko distributions

These are not Openmoko (and OE) based distributions. These are alternatives you can run on your Openmoko phones.
So in other words, if you have the time and patience, these distributions will probably run on the FreeRunner hardware.
 
Old 05-03-2009, 06:38 PM   #21
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Those aren't officially supported. As the heading says:

So in other words, if you have the time and patience, these distributions will probably run on the FreeRunner hardware.
Yeah, that confused me when I read that; if it'd have said that *ARMedslack* officially supported FreeRunner, then I'd have been *really* confused ;-)

Once I've started on the new EABI port of ARMedslack, I'm quite happy to discuss with whoever cares for these devices, about the idea of shipping an appropriate Kernel for these devices, as long as all support is in the kernel.org kernel (no 3rd party patches required), and somebody will maintain the Kernel .config, and the instructions for booting & installing ARMedslack.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 05:41 AM   #22
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@drmozes: There is a small problem in the newest rc3 of ARMedslack...
While upgrading with slackpkg (I was already using the previous version with my own patches) it rejects the newest version slackpkg-2.71.1-noarch-2.tgz with an error that the md5 checksum is not matching.

I had to disable the checking in /etc/slackpkg/slackpkg.conf to upgrade this package.

The rest worked flawlessly and I am testing rc3 right now.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 06:34 AM   #23
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Ipaq PDA

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The Linux on PDA distributions tend to be tailored to the device, where as running a full Slackware installation (which ARMedlack is) might not be the best choice!
However, I guess it's possible if you have a Kernel and boot loader for it. I know Linux was ported to the iPaq many years ago, although you'd have to check how well maintained that support is. It'd definitely be possible to run the ARMedslack binaries on it, but the challenge would be to pair down ARMedslack enough size-wise to fit on the compact flash.

I have the boot loader and a kernel from an ipaq distribution (http://handhelds.org/moin/moin.cgi/HpIpaqH1940), i think i'm gonna give it a try and see what happens...
 
Old 05-05-2009, 01:24 PM   #24
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@drmozes: There is a small problem in the newest rc3 of ARMedslack...
While upgrading with slackpkg (I was already using the previous version with my own patches) it rejects the newest version slackpkg-2.71.1-noarch-2.tgz with an error that the md5 checksum is not matching.

I had to disable the checking in /etc/slackpkg/slackpkg.conf to upgrade this package.
That's weird. I could understand if the ChangeLog.txt MD5 sum wasn't matching because I think I sneaked in a change and didn't regenerate the checksums! I'm not sure if slackpkg is checking that, or whether the md5sum of 'slackpkg' in the CHECKSUMS.md5 file didn't match the actual package file -- that definitely shouldn't be the case.

I will have rc4 out soon and I'll double check before I upload.
 
Old 05-05-2009, 06:49 PM   #25
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It was something specific to the SlackPkg upgrade. All the other upgrades were processed normally by slackpkg without problems.

I'll check the RC4 as soon as it comes out
 
Old 05-09-2009, 08:09 AM   #26
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ARMedslack now runs on the SheevaPlug!
All I had to do was update the version of U-Boot. I've documented what I did. I'm going to look at what modifications need to be done to the installer to get it installing natively..

root@zaden:~# cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 12.2.0
root@zaden:~# uname -a
Linux zaden 2.6.30-rc4 #1 Fri May 8 01:43:57 BST 2009 armv5tel GNU/Linux
root@zaden:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
Processor : Feroceon 88FR131 rev 1 (v5l)
BogoMIPS : 1192.75
Features : swp half thumb fastmult edsp
CPU implementer : 0x56
CPU architecture: 5TE
CPU variant : 0x2
CPU part : 0x131
CPU revision : 1

Hardware : Marvell SheevaPlug Reference Board
Revision : 0000
Serial : 0000000000000000
root@zaden:~#
 
Old 05-09-2009, 09:58 AM   #27
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I want one!
Too bad they're not available here in Brazil yet, but it's on my watch-list
 
Old 05-09-2009, 11:33 AM   #28
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They're not available in England either - I ordered it from the US. They have one of those figure of 8 power cables which are very common, so you don't need to get an US->local converter.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 12:09 PM   #29
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The power converter is not needed here. In Rio we use 127v and *most* homes have outlets that accept the US standard plugs.
And since I am originally from the Netherlands, in my house you can find 220v outlets everywhere as well

I guess I'll have to order one on-line as well. Now I just need to find an excuse at home to buy one more gadget
 
Old 05-17-2009, 10:28 AM   #30
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I've just uploaded a bunch of updates, including support for the SheevaPlug - installation and booting.

If anybody here has a SheevaPlug, please help test
ftp://ftp.armedslack.org/armedslack/...UG_INSTALL.TXT

Thanks!
 
  


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