Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

General discussion relating to the O2 Joggler, from the default O2 setup, to alternative operating systems and applications.
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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by BuZz » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:38 am

quentin wrote:
BuZz wrote:I have some "O2" branded efi images - but I don't know for sure that it would work if your hardware has some differences or so - eg the screen etc.
I poked at this some more. Where can I find the "fh" module that you need to access the EFI? Your Ubuntu doesn't appear to include it.

I tried booting a Debian Squeeze image that worked fine on my first Joggler, and it failed with a kernel BUG related to the EFI clock (full error at https://gist.github.com/3202455). The machine kept booting, but all sorts of stuff was broken (like X). Have you seen that error before?

The graphics appear to be fine for grub; they only break when it gets to the kernel. I put a video of 2.6.33.5 booting at http://youtu.be/A8H-xAODc3Y but your latest Xubuntu 12.04 image does the same thing.
you have to use the built in os to flash the efi - source for the fh module might become available in the future though.

not seen that error no sorry. sounds like something might have gotten corrupted in your efi though.

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by mipmip » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:52 pm

speculatrix wrote:I just tried the minimal btfs image on my joggler and had some odd problems. I couldn't get eth0 to work, even when setting a manual IP address, and when I added an additional partition to the usb stick it wouldn't boot any more.
I'm just trying the xubuntu btrfs image to see if it's better.

--edit--

it wasn't stable either, so I tar'd off the btrfs partition, reformatted to ext4, restored the files and changed fstab, and it booted ok, hopefully I'll have more luck. I think this joggler is unwell anyway because when I was running a previous ubuntu image it would sometimes lock up, and I know the image was fine because it ran on my other joggler without a problem.
this one is one I have modded to add another USB socket, a flying lead made by chopping a usb extension cable, it simply dangles out the edge with a dab of hot glue to act as anchor and grommit, with a basic four port USB hub connected, so perhaps that's part of the problem :-(
I have the same issue with my LAN connection, did you manage to resolve it.

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by monkeydogcat » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:42 pm

I installed xubuntu_12.04-v1.1-btrfs.img.gz but sadly it's unusable. When I attempt to connect to the wireless network the keyboard repeats every key press a seemingly infinite number of times and the after a few minutes of poking the X session borks itself and I find myself at the login screen. This is reproducible with 100% reliability. I've grabbed the Mint version and that's fine. So I'll just use that instead.

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by gegs » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:46 pm

The infinite keyboard press thingy was my experience with Xubuntu too. I'm now also using Mint (which I'm very comfortable with because it's been my PC distro of choice for two or three years now).

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by BuZz » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:23 pm

monkeydogcat wrote:I installed xubuntu_12.04-v1.1-btrfs.img.gz but sadly it's unusable. When I attempt to connect to the wireless network the keyboard repeats every key press a seemingly infinite number of times and the after a few minutes of poking the X session borks itself and I find myself at the login screen. This is reproducible with 100% reliability. I've grabbed the Mint version and that's fine. So I'll just use that instead.
I have pushed out a florence update. Do you have a usb keyboard to do "sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade" on xubuntu to test? seems to work ok here, you may want to turn off the default sounds in the config also. unsure why mint seems ok. same florence - maybe some slightly different default config which isn't triggering it somehow.

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by BuZz » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:12 pm

Updates to Ubuntu 12.04 / Xubuntu 12.04 / Ubuntu Base 12.04 - (30/10/2012)

* Kernel 3.2.32 with fh kernel module for reading/writing efi flash.
* Latest XBMC 're-touched' skin from Jezz X.
* Distribution Package updates.

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by BuZz » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:48 pm

I have a xubuntu 12.10 image almost ready to go. Just need to work around an issue with plymouth (or remove it and have a plain bootup).

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by iLLiac4 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:01 am

Please also build the smallest distro so i can start building new release for XBMC.
I will not develop on 12.04 anymore so i will wait for 12.10 as i'm tight on time atm.

The biggest trouble in 12.04 is network manager (to get easy user friendly interface for users) and graphic drivers (slightly unstable).

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by BuZz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:06 pm

as the 12.04 release is a lts there is no advantage to move to 12.10 - for me the only interest is the xfce update.

nothing else much to say joggler wise.

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by BuZz » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:10 am

It's probably worth me clarifying there is no new graphics driver or other hardware improvements here apart from the updated kernel that the Precise images already have. When/If a new EMGD driveris released, I will roll out packages for all supported distros. I will try and support the LTS Precise images for as long as I can.

12.10 Xubuntu is building now. I won't be doing an Ubuntu release as Unity 2D has now been dropped, Unity 3D doesn't work and is too slow with software rendering. Unity 2D didn't work that well on the touchscreen anyway.

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by roobarb! » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:46 pm

BuZz wrote:It's probably worth me clarifying there is no new graphics driver or other hardware improvements here apart from the updated kernel that the Precise images already have. When/If a new EMGD driveris released, I will roll out packages for all supported distros. I will try and support the LTS Precise images for as long as I can.

12.10 Xubuntu is building now. I won't be doing an Ubuntu release as Unity 2D has now been dropped, Unity 3D doesn't work and is too slow with software rendering. Unity 2D didn't work that well on the touchscreen anyway.
Using the Xubuntu release here right now and it's brilliant. Top notch update, BuZz, as per! :D
birdslikewires.net - home of the Reflash System, SqueezePlay (OS) and various tools for the Joggler!

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by BuZz » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:49 pm

Thanks!

And it's out now - Xubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

same Joggler specific features as the 12.04. Notable new features in 12.10 for Xubuntu are:

* Xfce 4.10
* Completely rewritten offline documentation
* In the application menu, all settings-related launchers are now grouped under the Settings Manager
* Updated artwork, including new wallpaper, documentation looks and updates to LightDM, Greybird and Ubiquity slideshow
* New versions of Catfish and Parole

more information here: http://xubuntu.org/news/12-10-release/

downloads from http://joggler.exotica.org.uk/ubuntu/

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by BuZz » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:11 pm

has anyone tried this yet ? :)

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by everton1234 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:24 pm

Hi

I have just tried this and all looks good.

1 issue which could be simple is how to i make Squeezeplay full screen so that the menu bar at the top and the hidden Mac style tray doesn't appear at the bottom and interfere with changing the volume in the app

Many thanks

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by tmohammad » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:12 pm

I have just installed Xubuntu 12.10 Quantal. It seems a lot slower than 12.04 on my Joggler.

Another thing that I cant figure out is that in my file explorer in 12.04, I could see a "Network" link. From that I could link through to the USB drive on my Wireless Router. I have tried all sorts including downloading Samba. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by BuZz » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:17 am

might be missing the gvfs / thunar vfs packages. I didn't check that when I installed.

speed should be the same - did you do any modification of thermal throttle point on old or new distro ?

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by tmohammad » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:04 am

Oops, I forgot to set the thermal figures... I had them set on 12.04.

So can I install the missing packages myself? if so how? Sorry for being a pain. Just a fresher!

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by tmohammad » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:52 am

Also forgot to mention... i see two 256mb partitions and one 452mb in file manager. sometimes i see double the number!

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by BuZz » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:23 pm

tmohammad wrote:Oops, I forgot to set the thermal figures... I had them set on 12.04.

So can I install the missing packages myself? if so how? Sorry for being a pain. Just a fresher!

Thanks in advance for your help.
you can, and it;s done the same as on any xubuntu / ubuntu install. via apt-get etc, or package manager.

if you are unfamiliar with xubuntu I recommend you have it installed in a vm for testing etc and have a read of some ubuntu forums/tutorials.

regarding the issue, seems some others have it too http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2076820

I'll take a look when i get a chance.

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Re: Ubuntu / Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler.

Post by tmohammad » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:39 pm

What happened to the file /etc/rc.local?

I need to add echo "5" >/sys/class/backlight/bopenframe-bl/backlight to it (before the exit 0) to set brightness.

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