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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:31 am    Post subject: Gentoo on PDA/Pocket PC?? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I'm currently looking for a nice PDA/Pocket PC. Now i was wondering who has successfully installed gentoo on 1 of these two? Now i know i can just use putty. But it would be cool to use gentoo on it. Of course wifi etc would have to be available what sadly enough limits the amount of working devices i think. So what are your experiences?

thnx in advance,
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about these?
http://www.maemo.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_770_Internet_Tablet
... its at least linux.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well then i geus it can also run gentoo. Altough today i was thinking if i would really want to sync portage on it :P That nokia 770 looks very very nice btw. I'll look into it. Thanks :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, there is no gentoo for the Nokia 770 yet. Nokia created a special linux distribution for the 770 - Maemo - which kind of makes sense.
The only PDA that gentoo runs on is Zaurus:
http://gentooforzaurus.opensistemas.com/
However, the community is quite small and not promoted by the device manufacturer.
Why does it have to be gentoo?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe well i just love my gentoo installs. But that nokia looks so sweet. I'm going to borrow it from a friend at the university and play a little with it. I thank you again for you help :)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:54 am    Post subject: Gentoo on hx4700 Reply with quote

A mounth ago I have installed gentoo on my iPAQ hx4700
(See gentoo.ru for details and ftp://gentoo.ru for stages packages etc...)
Yesterday I make Xfbdev working...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job man ! I tried a few times to get gentoo on my girlfriend´s 4150 ( booting form sd).
Main trouble for me is the X setup ( it never worked) but it used to work nicely on console last time i tried.

Two questions though : why don´t you build against uclibc and mind to share x setup experiences ?

Thanks !
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer normal glibc instead of uclibc because some softwere don't work correctly on it.
Check ftp://gentoo.ru
Today I've upload working X to gentoo.ru
I'll be very glad if someone want to join this smal project ;-)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alexxy wrote:
I prefer normal glibc instead of uclibc because some softwere don't work correctly on it.
Check ftp://gentoo.ru
Today I've upload working X to gentoo.ru
I'll be very glad if someone want to join this smal project ;-)


Think that'd work on a HP iPAQ 5500? Got an english version of the readme handy? :D
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I'll make english version of readme and wiki page soon ;-)
All this packages were made for armv5te processors such as pxa27x
But they may work on pxa25x. I'm not sure :-(
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Today I've upload working X to gentoo.ru


thanks ! will have a look to it asap.

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I prefer normal glibc instead of uclibc because some softwere don't work correctly on it.


i sure don´t have the same experience as you with pdas, but i´ve build gentoo several times for tiny environments and uclibc worked great, no major problems i could remember, vesa servers and some X apps included. Most were cli apps of course, i only remember alsa not building due to some upstream issue but i believe this has been fixed meanwhile.

Uclibc really looks like the way to go to me, what software doesn´t work correctly for you ?

cheers
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were some problems with X

For now we have working Xfbdev
Working touchscreen and e17 as wm
As login manager entrance

By the way
How to get virtual keyboard working with entrance?
I use matchbox keyboard

PS I've uploaded screenshots of working e enviroment to ftp://gentoo.ru/hx4700/screenshots/X
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very interested in this project. i have a h4100 and would like to help test. alexxy or current maintainer please contact me.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happened to all of the files? They are gone. I would be happy to host them please contact.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many excuses but when we try to setup svn for portage overlay we've removed this files ;-(
I'll upload them back soon...
With some updates of couse...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just uploaded this files back from my backup...
Some screenshots are gone... May be I'll upload them later
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there going to be a website with howtos?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have gentoo booting but i am useing a sd card instead of cf so it crashes when trying to load root do you know what file i need to edit?

thanks in advance

edit: found the answer i just edited my fstab to the same root as my boot loader mmcblk0p2 or something like that

Edit2: i keep geting superblock errors and it wants me to run fsck but i dont have a keyboard how can i fix this?

Edit3: i ran efsk on my linux computer on my sd card i will now try to boot it 6415 days since last filesystem check. forced (probabally due to wrong time on pocket pc)

EDIT4: i got a working boot but it i command line only and i have no keyboard

p.s. i have a h4150
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am looking for a how to on getting x running with a window manager with keyboard.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My stage4 automaticaly start usbnet and ssh2 server
So you need to setup usbnet on your box
add this to your /etc/conf.d/net
Code:

config_usb0=( " 172.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 172.168.0.255 mtu 1000 " )


after this you can log into yor pda via ssh

additionaly you may share your portage and distfiles via nfs
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In latest stage4 on ftp you have working e
and matchbox...

Matchbox support virtual keyboard....

Is touchscreen working on your pda with my stages?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do i run matchbox or preferably gpe?

entranced is missing libs so it wont run.

Also how do i change the fonts to english? EDIT: i figured out the font thing i just copied the config from my box. still isnt working correctly.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that this is probabally a lot of work but could you please make an english image possibly one that automatically boots into a gui?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This image support english of cource...
You just need to modifiy some envirement variebles...
See
/etc/env.d/02local
/etc/conf.d/consolefont
/etc/conf.d/keymap
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that we need an irc channel or icq contact my aol is l33t linux h4x0r

please try to contact me i know that our timezones are way different but maybe we will be on at the same times

also more importantly how do you build a kernel for the ipaq's i need to build it so that i can install acx100 <-- the wireless driver for the hx4700 and h4100
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