[Angstrom-distro-users] Status of Angstrom on c7x0
fms at linux.it
Sat May 17 01:16:10 CEST 2008
Grigorios Prasinos <green at ceid.upatras.gr> wrote:
> Francesco Marchetti-Stasi (Mon, May 12, 2008 at 12:09:54PM +0200):
>> I was wondering what is the status of Angstrom on "old Zaurus clamshells"?
>> I am the growingly unhappy owner of a C860, which works progressively less
>> well with time;
> I'll have to disagree here. It is true that Angstrom is not the most stable or
> the most complete thing available on the planet, but in my experience (on my
> c750) it gets better all the time. The work done on the kernel is amazing,
> basic customization stuff is working (like keymaps, headphones, rotation
> etc.), I can watch videos with mplayer (a lifesaver for me when commuting)
> and listen to songs, browse the web (with minimo - not the best experience
> but adequate), read mail, use a CF modem/cellphone (via irda)/WiFi card
> for network access, and even compile stuff (with g++/gcc, needed on rare
> occasions - I only wish we could have latex on it).
> A few days ago I got a 4GB SDHC card and I am using it with altboot for the
> root filesystem (ext3 fs - no problems).
> Of course there are problems but they are being worked on.
Probably the main difference between you and me is that I was in dire
need of USB networking - now that I have Matthew Swabey's backport, I
look at the future more optimistically :) I wasn't even aware that it
was a general 2.6.24 issue, otherwise I'd have probably stayed silent
and waited for 2.6.25 - and would have missed the images I needed, so I'
am glad I asked!
> My personal gripe is that little things are not working but most have to do
> with gpe (like settings being ignored, etc.).
Yes, I agree and understand it - actually I planned to start and try to
fix some little issues like those, expecting their debugging may be
within my reach, but I needed a recent version, and USB networking did
not work on those, so I got a full stop... Now I have less time, but I
hope to be able to collaborate a bit (weell, maybe event a few hundred
bytes :) ), maybe even brush up my NSLU2... ;)
Thank you for sharing your experience!
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