All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:17 am 
Offline


Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:59 am

59

Bloomington, IL
Image

Beta Release (Current)

I've published two .IMG files for Bodhi on the Smartbook. One is for running the system off a LiveSD (for you non-committal types) and the other uses Genesi's automated installer to put Bodhi right onto your internal SSD (much faster!). You can find these images (as well as a simple tarbell of a rootfs and kernel image) here.

Also gave it a mention on the blog.

Let me know if there are any show stopping issues. Audio and shutdown issues are resolved now :)

Alpha Release (OLD)

Howdy All,

I'm currently uploading a Debian testing RootFS that works with the Smartbook to my project page here. It utilizes the Enlightenment desktop and pre-installs a minimal amount of applications.

There are some minor niggles with it currently, but it is fairly functional in it's current state :)

EDIT: Wrote up a short HOWTO for setting all this up - http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com/2012/0 ... tbook.html


Cheers,
~Jeff


Last edited by JeffHoogland on Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:40 am 
Offline


Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:39 am

79

Central Europe
Hi Jeff, that is great. Would it be possible for you to provide a bootable image that can be written directly to an SD card without the need for additional steps (such as using GParted)?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:22 am 
Offline


Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:59 am

59

Bloomington, IL
I'm sure I could, do you know of a decent guide for creating .img files from a file system?

~Jeff


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:20 am 
Offline
Genesi


Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:28 am

409

Finland
Jeff,

Have a look at how the ArmHF live-SD card works. All you should need to do is copy yours in the place of the ArmHF one (maybe changing your fstab to reflect the partition changes) and then use 'dd' to dump the SD card to a .img file.


Johan.
Johan Dams, Genesi USA Inc.
Director, Software Engineering

Yep, I have a blog... PurpleAlienPlanet


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:50 pm 
Offline


Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:59 am

59

Bloomington, IL
Updated with some bug fixes and now .img files.

Really enjoying the Smartbook as a device by the way - can't wait for the MX53 devices to show up!

~Jeff


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:52 pm 
Offline


Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:59 am

59

Bloomington, IL
Image

Just wanted to share here that a user in the Genesi section of the Bodhi forums shared that the beta images work without issue on his Smarttop (I only tested on the smartbook):

"It's official, the current 1.3.0 installation release of Bodhi for the Genesi Smartbook 'Just Works' on the Genesi Smarttop.
And Bodhi Rocks on ARM! How? by using around two thirds less RAM than the official carefully pared down Ubuntu release.
Boot time made me jump!"

~Jeff


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:30 pm 
Offline
Genesi


Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:39 am

1422
That is great stuff, Jeff. We hope you will let these people know how much we appreciate people testing the package. Thank you for keeping us all informed.

R&B :-)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:25 am 
Offline


Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:41 am

1064
Once I dd-t it to a 4G SD card, dd complained, that the card was too small. I could not even mount the second partition. Solution:
Code:
linux-6965:/home/czanik/tmp/images # resize2fs /dev/mmcblk0p2
resize2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
Resizing the filesystem on /dev/mmcblk0p2 to 950016 (4k) blocks.
The filesystem on /dev/mmcblk0p2 is now 950016 blocks long.

linux-6965:/home/czanik/tmp/images # e2fsck -f /dev/mmcblk0p2
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Pass 2: Checking directory structure
Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
Pass 4: Checking reference counts
Pass 5: Checking group summary information
debian: 62493/230144 files (0.0% non-contiguous), 385223/950016 blocks


It can be mounted now, and according to df, there is still plenty of free space left. My smartbook is busy with openSUSE right now, but I will test Bodhi later today.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:16 am 
Offline


Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:41 am

1064
OK, it boots and runs fine and very fast! On the other hand I miss a few apps. Can you provide me with passwords, so I could add a few things?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:33 am 
Offline


Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:59 am

59

Bloomington, IL
The "bodhi" account is setup for sudo, it's password is just "bodhi"

~Jeff


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Bodhi on Smartbook
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:17 am 
Offline


Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:00 pm

2
Bodhi installs fine on the smartbook, a few comments you may already be aware of:

* Keyboard bindings for monitor brightness do not work, although the xmodmap looks okay. How can I otherwise change the screen brightness? The menu entry I found in the gui did not seem to work either.

* User permissions do not seem to work for opening external storage devices or using them if they are connected when booting. Normal GUIs are permissioned to allow users to plug in their USB sticks or SD cards and use them.

* Suspend did not seem to work.

* The locale is posix. Normally I expect to see a UTF8 based locale, but this should be easy enough to fix.

-- matthew


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:32 pm 
Offline


Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:59 am

59

Bloomington, IL
Just wanted to let you know these issues are noted and they are on target for my next release image for the Genesi.

Once I get a better kernel image built it should resolve the screen brightness issue.

I'm going to have to dig around as to why normal user can't mount removable media (I noticed that as well). Open to suggestions on this one.

~Jeff


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:46 pm 
Offline
Genesi


Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:28 am

409

Finland
JeffHoogland wrote:
I'm going to have to dig around as to why normal user can't mount removable media (I noticed that as well). Open to suggestions on this one.


Can you verify that the user in question belongs to the plugdev group?


Johan.
Johan Dams, Genesi USA Inc.
Director, Software Engineering

Yep, I have a blog... PurpleAlienPlanet


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:48 pm 
Offline


Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:59 am

59

Bloomington, IL
PurpleAlien wrote:
JeffHoogland wrote:
I'm going to have to dig around as to why normal user can't mount removable media (I noticed that as well). Open to suggestions on this one.


Can you verify that the user in question belongs to the plugdev group?


It isn't the default on my image, but I added my user to that group and still couldn't mount removable media.

~Jeff


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:31 am 
Offline


Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:59 am

3
Quote:
I'm going to have to dig around as to why normal user can't mount removable media (I noticed that as well). Open to suggestions on this one.


Hi

if the error is reported as "not authorised" the solution appears to be a policy kit file.

In my test....removing it and re-installing it on a Debian desktop Not a genesi device... was sufficient to reproduce the error above.

Suggested solution is here

http://blog.dale.id.au/archives/1068

Please note that altho the link is only discussing usb media....it applies to optical media as well.


Forgive me if that is not the same mount error you are having trouble with.

(off topic) Recent pcmanfm updates seem to replace a few dependencies on a Debian system. So if you see any users complaining of pcmanfm issues you might like to suggest above solution. YMMV


good luck


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group