Since my "insanely powerful" new laptop just died, :lol: I dusted off my "9" and tried one more time to get a Linux distro working on it.
I am writing you now from a (more or less) fully-functional Ubuntu 10.04 Archos 9. It's crazy
fast by Archos 9 standards -- less than thirty seconds from dead to desktop -- and Firefox opens in less than ten seconds.
I'm using the Ubuntu Netbook Edition, and I followed the instructions here: http://www.ossramblings.com/installing-ubuntu-archos-9-tablet
Just a couple of caveats:
* EDIT: I am using a SSD, which undoubtedly affects my performance.
* My buttons are not working. Still trying to figure that out.
* Using Cellwriter as my on-screen keyboard, as Florence was acting all squirrelly.
* IMPORTANT: using the instructions at the link, your USB drive will be labeled PENDRIVE, not Ubuntu. In the "deb" line where you fetch your wireless driver repositories from your USB drive, substitute PENDRIVE for Ubuntu.
* IMPORTANT: have a USB hub handy, so that you can have keyboard, mouse and USB drive all plugged in at once during install and setup. This will not work otherwise.
* IMPORTANT: you'll find a "DRI" section in your xorg.conf. You must comment it out for your eGalaxTouch driver to work.
* Change your screensaver settings so that it does NOT lock your screen, and your start-up settings to log you in automatically. Especially if you're having trouble tweaking your on-screen keyboard.
So -- all that said, here's what IS working:
* Poulsbo -- working. Looks pretty darn good too. Haven't tried video or 3D yet -- it's not really what I got this thing for.
* Wireless -- yep! :D It's the FIRST THING you must attend to. No wireless; no worky.
* Touchscreen -- yes! Seriously! :D
* Webcam -- yes.
* Recovery from Standby/Sleep -- yes. Haven't tried Hibernate yet.
My "9" is useful again! :D Thanks to all of you!