[Angstrom-devel] HTC Alpine development
phil.krylov at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 19:39:34 CET 2008
OK maybe this is wrong list for kernel problems? you're packaging only
world? Still, I want to ask if your distro releases for different ARM
platforms differ only in included kernel modules or there are other
On 13/03/2008, Phil Krylov <phil.krylov at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am new to the list, so let me introduce myself (shortly). I am Phil
> Krylov, an opensource supporter ;)
> I have a Qtek 2020i aka HTC Alpine. I've managed to compile a working
> zImage (2.6.21-hh20) from HH.org CVS, install its modules into
> Angstrom-gpe-image-test-20070406-htcuniversal.rootfs.tar.bz2, and boot
> into GPE. But there are some problems, so I wanted to ask if Alpine
> platform support can be revived in Angstrom (or will it differ from
> the Universal image only in installed kernel modules?). I can help on
> my side by testing and probably fixing some of the problems.
> Currently I can tell of the following issues, starting with dmesg:
> 1. What kernel thinks about CPU:
> CPU: XScale-PXA270  revision 7 (ARMv5TE), cr=0000397f
> Run Mode clock: 104.00 MHz (*8)
> Turbo Mode clock: 416.00 MHz (*4.0, active)
> AFAIK Alpine has a 520-MHz PXA272, not PXA270.
> 2. usbnet works strange. First, if alpine is not plugged in USB cradle
> while booting (or is badly plugged - the cradle plug is quite worn
> out), it says something like:
> pxa27x_udc: There are error in configuration, udc disabled
> Second, if plugged while booting, I can ifconfig usb0 but nothing is
> seen on the PC side (ok probably this is PC-side problem, I'll
> investigate further).
> 3. I don't think my Alpine has IRDA, but:
> irattach: Starting device irda0
> and ifconfig reports an irda0 device with a MAC address.
> 4. Another strange kernel message (probably for badly compiled GPE binaries):
> Alignment trap: keylaunch (2911) PC=0x40207384 Instr=0xe5102004
> Address=0x00019eb5 FSR 0x013
> Alignment trap: gpe-confd (2910) PC=0x401975ec Instr=0x15843000
> Address=0xbe9bb1d3 FSR 0x813
> 5. The problem that disturbs me more than everything else: the
> touchscreen works, but much worse than in WinCE: the touches are often
> offset by 20-100 pixels from real place. I think it's also too
> sensitive, because the shorter I touch the better are results, and
> when I touch and hold, mouse pointer starts shivering. Can the touch
> speed (like doubleclick speed on PCs) be set somewhere? The kernel
> reports it's an HTC Universal touchscreen (htcuniversal_ts), is it OK
> for Alpine?
> 6. Screen brightness control in GPE does not work. Auto dim in 3
> minutes does not work.
> 7. Can't wakeup from Auto sleep.
> 8. Battery level can't be read.
> 9. Sound does not work.
> 10. "Keys and Buttons" app closes just after opening a window. But
> Alt-Left ("Contacts"-"JoystickLeft") to display boot messages above
> bootsplash works. Other than that, the buttons don't seem to do
> 11. "Dialer" app closes just after opening a window.
> 12. Haven't found any app that would allow to use the builtin camera.
> -- Ph.
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