[Angstrom-distro-users] Status of Angstrom on c7x0
johnwalker at mac.com
Mon May 19 10:30:57 CEST 2008
Hi. I have felt the same about Angstrom on the c860. I got fed up
enough to go back to OZ. The main thing for me was running out of
space because altboot had stopped working after 2.6.21. From your post
can I assume this is fixed now? I really need to work off the SD.
Also, and this is a weakness too with OZ, and nothing really to do
with c860; I need a file manager like rox or thunar... are these
Good to know that the c860 is still being dev'd for tho.
On 17 May 2008, at 00:16, Francesco Marchetti-Stasi wrote:
> 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
>>> 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
>> basic customization stuff is working (like keymaps, headphones,
>> etc.), I can watch videos with mplayer (a lifesaver for me when
>> and listen to songs, browse the web (with minimo - not the best
>> but adequate), read mail, use a CF modem/cellphone (via irda)/WiFi
>> for network access, and even compile stuff (with g++/gcc, needed on
>> 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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