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Old 09-25-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy Half-a-buntu


hey Gang!

Okay, so...this si weird....but, I guess some of you may have seen this: I try to install a 'buntu on an Archos 9, and during install I get...half a screen. Has anyone been able to install anything decent (Linux of course) on this thing? I'm this close to smashing it into the wall and p***ing on whatever's left...

What I'd like to achieve: a distro with touch screen and either internal (broadcom) of external (realtek) networking...

Thanks for helping me to keep it together...

Thor
 
Old 09-25-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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Not that I have an Archos but do you have the i8042.* kernel args, poulsbo drivers and xorg.conf:
Code:
Section "Device"
     Identifier    "Configured Video Device"
     Driver        "psb"
     Option        "ShadowFB"  "True"
     Option        "DRI"       "off"
EndSection
I wonder?.. If you do then maybe start by outlining what distro release you installed and what SW you installed and tweaked already.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 03:10 AM   #3
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I wonder?.. If you do then maybe start by outlining what distro release you installed and what SW you installed and tweaked already.
...you got me thinking there, unSpawn. If I could get in there, I could indeed tweak there. What strikes me is that only the 'buntu derivatives do this (kubuntu, xubuntu and ubuntu) as wel as the debian devivatives (crunhcbang, and even debian itself) ... bodhi does'nt even light up the screen. Fedora does install and handle nicely, but there's no touchscreen. Alsmost all of them dont even recognise the internal broadcom NIC and during install, only Fedora and Mint see the USB attached external realtek network dongle. MacPup (the artist in detecting hardware) does'nt even get onto a stick, as well as freeBSD...
What I'd like to achieve is a portable platform to drag around the house with me. It has to play internet radio, allow me to surf some lite stuff and chat with my girl friend...the latter being the urgent reason ... (yes, everyone, I've got a girlfriend, so there ...)

This excersice omes as an answer to a question if there is a distro that can be installed on something like this and can be done by a non-Linuxean (so, forgat Arch and freeBSD al together)...my view is: no, but, I've been proven wrong in the past and am always prepared to ajust my views

Thor
 
Old 09-26-2012, 02:12 PM   #4
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Look here,... Ubuntu 10.04, but step-by-step directions,...
http://www.ossramblings.com/installi...rchos-9-tablet

And, word of advice,... Never, ever, ever buy something with a PowerVR graphics chipset again (GMA500 or GMA600).
 
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:52 AM   #5
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And, word of advice,... Never, ever, ever buy something with a PowerVR graphics chipset again (GMA500 or GMA600).
Point well taken, lucky me I got this as a hand-me-down from my brother...who did'nt get any music from it himself...come to think of it...

Thanks JaseP!

Thor
 
Old 09-27-2012, 04:38 AM   #6
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@ Hendri2201 - I fail to see the relevance to this thread here...I'm trying to install Linux on a tablet...

O, and this:
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Btw, please don't spam other threads with links to this thread.
was a polite request to NOT do what you just did. I noticed you just registered, maybe some rules are still somewhat fuzzy...

and that:

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up,,,

---------- Post added 09-26-12 at 03:14 AM ----------

hello respon -_-

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GG tq
is bumping, dont bump, please. It makes for a cleaner forum if you dont. Thanks...

@ everyone - so far Linux Mint has great resolution, easy install and ... all of the screen! All that remains is ... touch, eh we'll get there

Peace and a high-speed internet connection to one and all...
(and it's not even Yule yet...)

Thor

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:02 AM   #7
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I've taken the liberty to report you. I hope this helps you fit in better...
 
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