[Angstrom-distro-users] [oe] Angstrom and h2200
pmiscml at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 19:34:30 CET 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007, 2:26:36 PM, you wrote:
> Hoping i'm not boring you
No, but this is OpenEmbedded list. Your report would give more use
if posted to the proper list - angstrom-distro-users (where I route
> New test images boots over my ipaq h2200, and bug #1677 is now closed, howewer
> i had to disable the S10checkroot.sh startup as it wanted to run fsck over a
> readwrite mounted filesystem, claiming it's very dangerous and asking the
> user for a confirmation. This should be patched in some manner.
Well, this is one boring problem which is very hard to solve,
because it is rooted in machine idiosyncrasies. You fix it for one
machine, and it pops up with another, etc., until it goes thru the
full circle, something changes outside, and the first machine breaks
Someone indeed should break this vicious cycle and make a solution
which either cuts down mentioned idiosyncrasies or flies above them.
> I tried to
> change the fs to reiserfs, rebuilding the kernel, but i was not lucky. To
> disable the bootsplash i readed the S00psplash script and patched startup.txt
> of haret, but to have a console over the frame buffer i ran make menuconfig
> on the kernel dir, changed the config and after that removed the kernel
> compile stamp, and runned again bitbake amstrong-gpe-image again.
> Wath's the official/legacy method to give a different configuration to the
There's an RFC to have consistent (feature-wise) defconfigs for all
machines. h3900 & h4000 already joined the party. You're welcome to
work towards h2200 support, please start here: http://defconfigman.sourceforge.net/
> And now some other issues about gpe-image:
> * the usb0-eth device is not present, is it normal?
No, it is not. See about defconfig consistency above.
> * keyboard, fonts are bigger then rects and sometimes i have to hold down the
> pen to use it, if not the keyboard acts as i pressed the key and a backspace
This should be mostly fixed now. Also, there's xkbd which looks much
better than matchbox-keyboard.
> * i was not able to compile a custom gpe-image (i used the prereleased for
> tests), the build failed on package freetype with:
> ./configure: line 2943: i686-pc-linux-gnu: command not found
> configure: error: native C compiler is not working
There's some incompatibility with freetype's configure and your
> * the last, may i use some kind of emulator before deploying the fs image to
> the ipaq?
> Best Regards
> Nicola Ranaldo
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