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by dm8tbr
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: [ gen8 ] Angstrom tweaks and notes (A70S) by Pupnik
Replies: 4
Views: 5671

Re: [ gen8 ] Angstrom tweaks and notes (A70S) by Pupnik

I guess Archos again licensed TI proprietary code for the WiLink6 driver. Haven't checked though.

The approach I took with gen7 (see openaos blog post on this) to get wifi working should also work with gen8.
by dm8tbr
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Help! How to downgrade the Archos 5IT
Replies: 1
Views: 1231

Re: Help! How to downgrade the Archos 5IT

go into recovery and 'upgrade firmware' or what it was called...
by dm8tbr
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Gen8 Hacking and Open Development
Topic: Have rooted (Able to dual boot) - Now what?
Replies: 1
Views: 1769

Re: Have rooted (Able to dual boot) - Now what?

you could explore the Angstrom world, install a few applications etc.
by dm8tbr
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: suspend mode timeout
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Re: suspend mode timeout

I think we already solved this on IRC.
JFTR here the solution: go into ArchosHelper and modify the settings there. e.g. setting it to PM profile for Video will prevent it from sleeping.
by dm8tbr
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Gen8 Hacking and Open Development
Topic: OpenPandora OS possible on Archos Gen8?
Replies: 2
Views: 2091

Re: OpenPandora OS possible on Archos Gen8?

Sure it's possible, be a hero and make it happen.
by dm8tbr
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Gen8 Hacking and Open Development
Topic: Linux on Archos 101
Replies: 33
Views: 25845

Re: Linux on Archos 101

The file extension is irrelevant. It's what the file is what is really relevant.

In this case it is a raw ext3 filesystem image.
by dm8tbr
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Gen8 Hacking and Open Development
Topic: Angstrom on the gen8 devices?
Replies: 3
Views: 1868

Re: Angstrom on the gen8 devices?

I'm no expert on the topic, but I imagine it would be similar to a BeagleBoard. Aaaaand he scores! Spot on! Gen6-8 are all quite similar to the BB (with slight variations of the SoC). This is why openAOS is in close contact with the BB community. Really helps. Actually I like to call them BB in a s...
by dm8tbr
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Gen8 Hacking and Open Development
Topic: SDE for gen 8 now released (updated 2010-12-15)
Replies: 31
Views: 13620

Re: SDE for gen 8 now released (updated 2010-12-15)

that's a really cool vid, but doesn't really help us in dual-booting. i mean its a great step and all.... anyhow. i think, because we can't boot from usb, Please have a look over here: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?p=300429#p300429 there needs to be a way to edit the archos firmware fil...
by dm8tbr
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: debian on a5it?
Replies: 90
Views: 34100

Re: debian on a5it?

The guide mentioned in the first post uses g_ether and ssh login to get access to the Angstrom installation and run a debootstrap directly on the device. I seem to remember there was an easier way to debootstrap on an x86 system and then just copy over the resulting image. In the end once you start ...
by dm8tbr
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: menu.lst
Replies: 2
Views: 1979

Re: menu.lst

The menu.lst should be automatically generated and populated by the initramdisk script that runs on every boot. Note that Archos Android 1.6 will NOT show until you properly copy the firmware to NAND. The easiest way to do this is follow the howto and not leave out any steps. If you don't succeed th...
by dm8tbr
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Gen8 Hacking and Open Development
Topic: Linux on Archos 101
Replies: 33
Views: 25845

Re: Linux on Archos 101

That is exactly what I expected. Thank you for clarifying that...I dont think everyone realizes that. With that said, How can we use Angstrom to put Ubuntu on? We must write it into the firmware. So where do we even start to begin? It's amusing how this repeats for every SDE so far. The first thing...
by dm8tbr
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: debian on a5it?
Replies: 90
Views: 34100

Re: debian on a5it?

I just wondering, has ANYONE every installed a proper debian on their A5IT (gen 7)? Even booted to desktop or just commandline? Sure, I could serial debug, learn that too, post all the logs... But before I start, is it more that theoretically possible... HAVE YOU DEBIAN-ED? Yes there are people who...
by dm8tbr
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Gen8 Hacking and Open Development
Topic: Archos 70, Meego & Windows 7
Replies: 20
Views: 13207

Re: Archos 70, Meego & Windows 7

I am a developer and my favorite plaform has been Qt on Linux. Currently Lighthouse is progressing to bring a wealth of apps to Android through Qt. It's also now part of Nokia so it's in MeeGo, which I'm very impressed with for tablets. Then you'll run into us sooner or later, in person or on IRC. ...
by dm8tbr
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Gen8 Hacking and Open Development
Topic: Custom USB attachment possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Re: Custom USB attachment possible?

There is already a medical device project based on the gen7 unit. It uses both the USB host/slave functionality as well as the UART accessible from its docking port.

The driver part is quite straight forward. I guess you want to use X11 for your application GUI anyway?
by dm8tbr
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Gen8 Hacking and Open Development
Topic: Froyo Kernel
Replies: 1
Views: 1369

Re: Froyo Kernel

All you need are the Android patches for the kernel and the necessary ABI changes etc.

2.6.32 is a recommendation if you go with vanilla and want to have an easy time applying the Android kernel patch.
by dm8tbr
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Archos 5IT Linux Wifi help (Dual OS thing)
Replies: 12
Views: 4130

Re: Archos 5IT Linux Wifi help (Dual OS thing)

Missing USB-ID in ini files for ADB. this is an FAQ.
by dm8tbr
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Archos 5IT Linux USB help (Dual OS thing) SOLUTION ADDED...
Replies: 5
Views: 2406

Re: Archos 5IT Linux USB help (Dual OS thing) SOLUTION ADDED

FTR again: If you want to flash an AOS file through recovery it has to have 100% the exact filename like on the Archos server. Add a '1' or 'foo' to the filename and it will just silently fail and reboot.
by dm8tbr
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Mototrola XT720 milestone
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Re: Mototrola XT720 milestone

The devil is in the details, in this case in the surrounding chips.
YMMV. Flashing an openAOS froyo rootfs on an other device is 99,9% likely to fail craptacularly if no proper steps are taken to adapt it.
by dm8tbr
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: help plz
Replies: 2
Views: 1454

Re: help plz

There are a few quite unlikely corner-cases where you can really get into a state where no recovery is possible. The Archos page for the SDE says: don't install if you don't know what you're doing. At least if you run an openAOS kernel or compile from openAOS sources then overwriting the boot-loader...
by dm8tbr
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: New forum category "Gen8 Hacking" created
Replies: 1
Views: 2208

Re: New forum category "Gen8 Hacking" created

It's a terrific idea! Just drop the 'open development' part in the name please! Like you did in the topic of this message. Then All the 'can haz r00tz' / Android hacking / whatever cracking /  people can congregate there. For open development my point stands: Gen6, Gen7 and Gen8 are fairly simmil...

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