Hey peeps, I managed to get Debian Lenny (armel edition) working with Xorg 7.x. Below, I'll be sharing the files. The screen image is rotated Counter-Clockwise (270 degrees?) and Touchscreen works perfectly! Here's what you'll need to do: NOTE: uBoot is needed. I did try to make a normal image, but makeyaffs2image bombed out that the index file table was full. Make 2 SD Card Partitions. On my 2GB SD Card, I made a FAT16/FAT32 Partition for the uBoot Kernel. The other partition was EXT3 Linux. For example: Disk /dev/sdd: 1977 MB, 1977614336 bytes 64 heads, 63 sectors/track, 957 cylinders Units = cylinders of 4032 * 512 = 2064384 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x000b069e Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdd1 1 51 102748+ b W95 FAT32 /dev/sdd2 52 827 1564416 83 Linux /dev/sdd3 828 957 262080 82 Linux swap Download the essentials: Uboot Image: http://www.furyfile.net/get.php?id=VulCeUn Debian RootFS: http://kthxbai.geekinthefamily.com/whoo/archive.tar.gz Make sure that you set the bootcmd and bootvars like so in uBoot: (CODE START) setenv bootargs console=ttySAC0,115200 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext3 mini2440=3tb rootdelay=3 init=/linuxrc setenv bootcmd mmcinit \; fatload mmc 0:1 0x31000000 uImage \; bootm 0x31000000 saveenv (CODE END) You may need to edit the boot arguments to suit your needs. Your mileage may vary. Do mkdosfs & mkfs.ext3 on the partitions respectively. Unpack uImage to the FAT partition in the root directory (not under any subfolders). Unpack the archive tar to the second partition (the EXT3 one). Here's some stuffs: 1. Root password is blank. Insecure, no? 2. Without X running, RAM Usage is 9MB (you count the used RAM without the cache, so 22-11 = 9MB. (QUOTE START) mini2440:~# free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 59 22 37 0 1 11 -/+ buffers/cache: 9 50 Swap: 0 0 0 (QUOTE END) With X Running, RAM Usage is 11MB. (QUOTE START) mini2440:~# free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 59 31 28 0 1 18 -/+ buffers/cache: 11 48 Swap: 0 0 0 (QUOTE END) 3. All your base belongs to Coburn. 4. You praise me for my awesome linux skills (optional, but please do!). 5. LEDs mean the following: LED1 = Power (?), LED2 = ???, LED 3 = Flash/SD Card access (R/W), LED 4 = ???. LED1 seems to be blinking like a "heartbeat", it seems it's saying that the Mini2440 is alive. 6. Ditch rsyslogd (apt-get --purge remove rsyslogd). It's fat, bloated and would possibly rape your SD Card. That all aside; Questions? Comments?
Debian Lenny Base Install with Xorg (Mini2440)
Thanks. Have heard people talking about armel, but never tried it. Re-reading your intro . . . *** I did try to make a normal image, but makeyaffs2image bombed out that the index file table was full. *** Wouldn't makeyaffs2image choke on a uImage, or did you change to uboot after trying Supervivi? I'll get a chance to look at this later this week. Will this run on a 64M machine? Which version of u-boot did you use? u-boot.bin or a newer version. Regards, Dave
Should have looked at the file size before asking if it would run on a 64M machine :( Attracted by Xorg and your modest RAM figures. Dave
Hi, thank a lot for posting your work. working great, but the network interface (eth0) refuse to go "up". mini2440:~# ifup eth0 Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1 Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium. All rights reserved. For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/ SIOCSIFADDR: No such device eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device Bind socket to interface: No such device Failed to bring up eth0. any advices ??? Zogzog.
find a solution: #ifconfig -a report a eth3 ????? so I change eth0 to eth3 in /etc/network/interfaces (2 occurrences) then #ifup eth3 and it work :) Zogzog.
I think you need to delete /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules as it probably contains Coburn64:s MAC-address, it is then rewritten at bootup with your own mac address, as you have set it in u-boot with "set ethaddr 08:00:2f:00:00:02" (replace with what you want) and saveenv + enter.
Thanks a lot, going to try it tomorrow. Some quick questions: Is it possible to install apps using apt or using opkg? (apps compiled using OE, like i2c-tools) What toolchain/tutorial/guide did you use to build the rootfs?
stereom is correct, it does contain my MAC addresses. I used the 2010-07-01 uboot (available from downloads page), and chose "u-boot-256M". There's a 64M version in there, I think... I tried to make a yaffs2 image for the rootfs so I could flash it on my 1GB Mini2440 using SuperVivi. Sadly, it didn't work so crash hot and mkyaffs just said "Index table full" after it got into the /var/ directory. You can install apps via the apt-get command, it's using the Debian Lenny ARM sources (packages.debian.org). Eg. apt-get install icewm . I actually used a rootfs provided by thai-embedded.net - it's mainly a bootstrapped armel Debian Lenny base install (debootstrap, anyone?) with my modifications. I managed to get the touchscreen working for our own needs. :) (IceWM works a treat on it, but the fonts are midget-sized!) I'm currently playing around with Angstrom now, but don't worry - any questions? I'll answer 'em! :) Cheers, Coburn64
Hi Coburn64, U said U-boot-64M version is there can u please provide the link and after installing , I want to develop application using gcc and importantly I do require drivers for GPIOs,SPI,I2C is that available from the archive what u provided or is it upgradable using apt-get ( please paste the link for Debian lenny packages ) please let me know Whats the version of Linux kernel
Hi Coburn64, I also want to check the output from my Vga screen connecting thru lan port with mini2440 can u please suggest me the steps how to do it I generally do it using # telnet ipaddress so does it work here incase of Mini2440 board please let me know bcoz I right now dont have board at my hand I've ordered it for purchase Please Acknowledge, Thanks in Advance, SRIKANTH.
Thanks Coburn I managed to install the rootfs on a sd card, and after configuring the ethernet interface everything works ok, except I can't start X. I can see the login prompt on the screen, but running X gives the following error: (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Aug 25 11:51:11 2010 (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" (EE) Failed to load module "void" (module does not exist, 0) (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOPUT_VSCREENINFO: Invalid argument (EE) FBDEV(0): mode initialization failed I have T35 screen.
Got it working. I was using kernel 2.6.33 from buserror git. This one works fine. Now I'm trying to get i2c-tools working.
Hi, I`m a relatively a newbie at this, but just about got it working. I`ve made the SD card, which looks to be working , but need to get the U-boot part working for at this time I`m loading U-boot into ram and manually putting in the args . Who cares it works for now !!! , Just a little change to mini2440=3tb to mini2440=1tb for my 7 inch display. I`m also having problem getting up ethX !!! I`ve tried bring up eth3 and giving it a ip address , but still can`t ping it. Good work .. Coburn64 , have you installed ssh into the image ?
Me again! I can start X server but I can't manage to get a window manager working. I tried .xsessionrc but it doesn't run matchbox or gpe How did you install iceWM? Thanks.
You'll need to manually install a Window Manager. Here's my suggestion (do as root): apt-get install xdm (for a login screen) apt-get install icewm (for a window manager) apt-get install dropbear (for a SSH Server) No ssh is installed by default. You'll have to manually install it as above due to host keys and the like. Otherwise, you'll get the classic X mouse on Mac grey-and-black Xs screen (the one you see by just running X). @srikanth: I don't understand what you're trying to do. Are you trying to connect a VGA Monitor via the LAN Port?
@peter a: About the packet losses, it could be that the device is busy while you're pinging it, etc. You may also want to add this in /etc/network/interfaces if not already there: (START) auto lo iface lo inet loopback (END) Also add in /etc/hosts if not already there: (START) 127.0.0.1 localhost (END) then run the command: ifup lo which will bring up the loopback device, which allows you to ping localhost.
Hello again. I got xsessions working by installing xinit package and some other dependencies like xauth and some configs. My problem now is with font sizes. Everything look like dots on the screen. Do you know how to get bigger fonts under X? Also I got arora web broser working, but it's not too usable with it's big menu, lots of space lost due to that. Maybe there's a better web browser for using under X at 240x320, I'm still investigating.
Well it`s totally useless with the packet loss I`m getting. I`ve tried to do a apt-get update, and it`s so so slow and finishes up timing out. I`ve tried to download a picture off myself with wget and that just times out !!!. I tried putting the SD card in my other computer and looking at the settings, it is looking like I`m going to have to do that again. I may have to install the default qt Configeration back on and see how much packet loss I get with that, to see if it`s hardware or software or is it only me who cares about getting a working internet connection ?. I`ll do the localhost bit , but I don`t think that will fix the problem.
cristian, I am using Arora based on these two files at Bill's Mini2440 Forum: http://billforums.station51.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15&start=80 Just sorting out an issue with the <password> functionality. It is the most useful web browser that I have placed on the mini2440, so far. Kongeror and the Mini web browser that comes with GPE just didn't cut it for me. Dave
About the packet losses, the apt repo is set to Germany, it may not be the best server for you if you aren't in Germany (Even so, ie, my case, I live in Germany, but i find that using the Netherlands server is much faster & reliable). to change it edit /etc/apt/sources.conf ... zogzog
Hi Coburn64, I mean I want to connect the Host PC thru LAN port to mini2440 board and want to see the terminal thru telnet ( my question is can I connect that way to see the mini2440's terminal in my host PC) Thanks in advance, srikanth.K
hi peter, I didnt get what do u mean by don`t run u-boot from ram . can you please elaborate it and I want step by step procedure and can u also give different ways to run u-boot with (from ram ) and other methods Thanks in advance, srikanth
Hi Coburn64, the download of Debian RootFS: http://kthxbai.geekinthefamily.com/whoo/archive.tar.gz is trouble some can u please check it or try to upload the file to rapidshare or torrents thanks in advance, srikanth
Hi srikanth , before I just used the option ( download and run from ram ) which is a good idea but don`t work . So I install u-boot to nand instead of supervivi
Hi peter, Thanks for the reply, so the option comes during boot up ? or when ? , I'm asking these to get ready ahead bcoz my board is on the way well ! herez what I'm planning please correct me if I'm mistaken anywhere 1. make 2 partitions of 2gb SD card a) FAT16 for U-boot b) ext3 for linux 2.install U-boot from the above given link to FAT16 partition 3.Untar the archive.tar.gz from the above given link to ext3 partition 4. place the 2gb SD card in the mini2440 and start booting is that correct or how is the procedure please post me if you have the English manual ( size 24mb) which is in the site of friendlyarm.net in chinese and or just guide me the steps Please Aknowledge, Thanks in advance, srikanth.
Hi, I`m a relatively a newbie at this, but just about got it working. I`ve made the SD card which and looks to be working , but need to get the U-boot part working for at this time I`m loading U-boot into ram and manually putting the args . Who cares it works for now !!! , I little change to mini2440=3tb to mini2440=1tb for my 7 inch display. I`m also having problem getting up ethX !!! I`ve tried bring up eth3 and giving it a ip address , but still can`t ping it. Good work .. Coburn64 , have you installed ssh ? Anyone having huge packet losses ( 60 to 80% ) ? Well it`s totally useless with the packet loss I`m getting. I`ve tried to do a apt-get update, and it`s so so slow and finishes up timing out. I`ve tried a download a picture off myself with wget and that just times out !!!. I tried putting the SD card in my other computer and looking at the settings, it is looking like I`m going to have to do that again. I may have to install the default qt install back on and see how much packet loss I get with that. I can now switch it on for 10min with the command echo 0 > /sys/devices/platform/s3c2410-lcd/graphics/fb0/blank Hi , before I just used the option ( download and run from ram ) which is a good idea but don`t work . So I install u-boot to nand 1/ get a computer running Linux with a SD slot 2/ insert the card and find what it`s called eg sda , sdb or mmcblk0 3/ fdisk the sd card .. eg fdisk /dev/sda 4/ make 2 or 3 partitions , 3 being the swap file 5/ set the partition types eg ( from Coburn64`s ) Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdd1 1 51 102748+ b W95 FAT32 /dev/sdd2 52 827 1564416 83 Linux /dev/sdd3 828 957 262080 82 Linux swap 6/ mount the sd partations 1 and 2 Eg mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/p1  and make the dir first. 7/ copy and untar http://www.furyfile.net/get.php?id=VulCeUn to partition 1 ( vfat - uimage ) And http://kthxbai.geekinthefamily.com/whoo/archive.tar.gz to partion 2 ( ex3 – rfs ) U-boot Follow steps “Replacing the Bootloader” only on http://labs.kernelconcepts.de/Projects/Micro2440/ NOTES .. Don`t just press y , it`s y and < Enter > nand createbbt , takes a long time on a 1gb nand now you should be able to set any env variables and save then . from Coburn64 setenv bootargs console=ttySAC0,115200 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext3 mini2440=3tb rootdelay=3 init=/linuxrc setenv bootcmd mmcinit \; fatload mmc 0:1 0x31000000 uImage \; bootm 0x31000000 saveenv You don`t need the init=/linuxrc and the mini2440=3tb dewpend on the led screen size . I think 3 is the 3 inch and 1 is the 7 inch . You should have it working and booting without aid now.
Hi peter, Thanx there for so much valuable information , I will definetly try them if any questions occur I will paste them Thanks & Regards, srikanth
I`ve missing a step of making the file system . so call it step 5.1 mkfs.vfat /dev/sdd1 mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdd2 mkswap /dev/sda3
Uboot Download: http://friendlyarm.net/dl.php?file=u-boot_20100701.zip If you want to see your Mini2440 Desktop remotely, look into a VNC setup. That way, you can interact with the Mini2440 without having to actually use the Touch Screen. Also, for the font-sizes, I think I may have an idea, there's a kernel parameter that can define the size of stuff (text). Also, a warning: I appreciate everyone's discussion, but DO NOT double or triple post. If you have something to say in addition to whatever you just said, EDIT your post. Don't just go post post post post. This is called "Thread Hijacking" and it really annoys me. Thanks for your understanding.
If you would like to tell us how to edit posts I for one would be only to happy to. "Thread Hijacking" is when the subject matter is totally off the subject of discussion. Like this post! People who don't use the left-hand search button annoy me. The other thing that would be nice is a "Sticky thread", but this forum doesn't support it. Kind regards, Dave
Just to make clear, I'm not angry with anyone. Sorry if I sounded angry, I was just annoyed. @Davef: Acknowledged. I can't see a way to edit posts, I'll poke around. @cristain: Acknowledged, thanks for that. :)
I think this is the only forum where I can`t edit my posts or where there is no option to send a private message etc. I`ve set vnc up on my sheevaplug and it works well for remote viewing, but what the point of the lcd display. Is there any way to get the ice windows manager on the lcd screen without XDM putting up a log in screen and having to put in a keyboard just to log in ?
Yeah, you can bypass XDM. Just do at a command prompt: apt-get remove xdm export DISPLAY="localhost:0" X & icewm & Job done.
hi peter, I finally got my board mini2440 , I tried the steps which you've pasted above but I couldn't do it successfully and finally I lost the pre-loaded linux , unfortunately I couldn't take any backup of the Nand flash can any one guide me how to start from the first to rebuild the linux which came during shipping I'm finding it hard bcoz I got the DVD which has all chinese manuals and some softwares aren't working well the last thing that works on my board with switch S2 in NOR direction powered on is I can only see the options in hyperterminal and I'm trying to build the Linux in nand flash ( i've formatted nand flash ) and tried to set parameters using S , any suggestion would greatly work for me thanks, srikanth.
Hi Coburn, where to enter the bootcmd and bootvars in uboot , I mean there is no command like setenv or saveenv should we do it in host pc ? please acknowledge, Thanks in advace, srikanth.k
o.k a little confused , after you installed uboot and set it up right . you should have a boot message like : ?????? = ???? ?????? = ???? ?????? = ???? boot in 3 second ... press to stop ?( or some thing like it ) You should type in :- setenv bootargs console=ttySAC0,115200 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext3 mini2440=3tb rootdelay=3 init=/linuxrc setenv bootcmd mmcinit \; fatload mmc 0:1 0x31000000 uImage \; bootm 0x31000000 saveenv ps you should have set the switch back to nand , after install u-boot!!!!
hi peter , thanks for the reply but I did follow ur suggestion but I got the error as shown in the picture and more over I want to try it from USB device (instead of sd card, I want to boot from USB pen drive of size :4g) I just want to let u know my configuration of board so that u can suggest me the right u-boot.bin here itz my mini-2440 :RAM 64M, nand flash 128Mb, when I tried nand scrub it is giving me the error becoz of device 0 and nand createcbt is also giving error
Hi Coburn64, root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 for SD card then what is it for USB stick if we want to boot from USB stick. Thanks in advance, sri.
This thread is really interesting, but I'm lost in all corrections from the original post of Coburn. Has someone the final notes with corrections from the posts here ?
Hi Mouha, what topic do u need ? u need to choose the correct U-boot for your board based on Nand flash size sayy 64M, 128M ,256 M well if u can mention what exactly u need we will give out brief steps. regards, sri.
Hello Coburn64, I have rebuilds my kernel for my drivers (USB cards for servomotors) and futur developpement. But, I have a little problem with udev, tty, eth et another config. It's my config of kernel (I use the 184.108.40.206) Can you attach the ".config" file of your config kernel in this post please ? Thank's in advance, Best regards. ellion P.S : You have make a good tutorial in this post / and sorry for my english.
Hi Coburn64, while untaring uImage to SD card partition 1 I'm getting the error saying uImage can't change owner ship uid:1000 n gid:1000 well I've tared uImage to another location and pasted into SD card's FAT partition well I finally finished successfully but the only problem is during booting it is taking a while upto 5 mins and intrestingly I can't login please check the Images above thanks for all ur support, sri.
Hi Srikanth, I was talkin about this topic, ie: installing Debian into mini2440, because I better know it than "openembedded - bitbake - angstrom" managements. What thought is to group all the feedbacks and corrections from posts here into a kind of tutorial. Just an idea
hi Mouha, I will give some steps 1.install u-boot to nand flash procedure is a> switch on board with NOR position b> press f ,press x,press q u will get supervivi > load ram 0x31000000 239106 u supervivi> go 0x31000000 u get mini2440# nand scrub enter, nand createbbt enter, nand write 0x31000000 u-boot enter,dynpart enter, dynenv set 40000 enter, saveenv enter, reset enter note: 239106 is the size of u-boot.bin which I'm using and u can use it as per ur requirement u better follow this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi66srITOcA only till u get U-boot on NAND flash 2. OS installation on SD card 1/ get a computer running Linux with a SD slot 2/ insert the card and find what it`s called eg sda , sdb or mmcblk0 3/ fdisk the sd card .. eg fdisk /dev/sdb 4/ make 2 or 3 partitions , 3 being the swap file 5/ set the partition types eg ( from Coburn64`s ) Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdd1 1 51 102748+ b W95 FAT32 /dev/sdd2 52 827 1564416 83 Linux /dev/sdd3 828 957 262080 82 Linux swap mkfs.vfat /dev/sdd1 mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdd2 mkswap /dev/sda3 6/ mount the sd partations 1 and 2 Eg mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/p1  and make the dir first. 7/ copy and untar http://www.furyfile.net/get.php?id=VulCeUn to partition 1 ( vfat - uimage ) And http://kthxbai.geekinthefamily.com/whoo/archive.tar.gz to partion 2 ( ex3 – rfs ) mini2440# setenv bootargs console=ttySAC0,115200 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext3 mini2440=3tb rootdelay=3 init=/linuxrc mini2440# setenv bootcmd mmcinit \; fatload mmc 0:1 0x31000000 uImage \; bootm 0x31000000 mini2440# saveenv mini2440# reset with NAND position NOTE: u need to have s3c2440_usb, usbpush software,U-boot download from my post incase u have any problem paste the error occured then it will be easy for me to
Thought I'd mention that you must copy the rootFS to the EXT2/EXT3 partitions as root, else it will not work.
Hi Coburn64, I'm glad u replied well, I'm able to boot but not login thats the only problem and regarding the apt-get is not working in embedian grip I tried to load that as well but where do I get repositories for embedian. Regards, sri.
Hi Coburn64, I have used this from link http://code.google.com/p/mini2440/wiki/Emdebian After udev installation /etc/inittab in root FS should be fixed. Instead of T0:123:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 ttySAC0 it should include T0:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty -L s3c2410_serial0 115200 vt100 Also the /etc/securetty should list s3c2410_serial0 device instead of ttySAC0. Otherwise the root login will be impossible thanks, sri.
Hello Coburn64, Can you read my post ? Can you upload in this post your ".config" file please ? Thank's in advance With best regards, ellion
Hi Thank you srikanth, I put the informations here to a publishable document. You can find it here : <link> http://dlewin.free.fr/davblog/wp-content/uploads/Debian_Howto.pdf </link> hope that will help. Of course, tell me if you find mistakes, mispells or evolutions to bring tell me. DL
Hi Cobrun64, I've finally got it working everything including apt-get install ( i mean repositories are getting connected) well I've have one more final question how to stop X server ( I mean I dont want to run X-windows) and secondly I want drivers for GPIO,SPI can u please tell me how to do it and I also need .config file please upload that too or release a patch for it. thanks in advance, sri.
Srikanth, look at my thread http://www.friendlyarm.net/forum/topic/653 for this Open Nandra did a great job, and after tests : it works
Hi Coburn64, Can you please tell the step by step procedure how to make archive.tar.gz becoz I also want to make one rootfilesystem from Linux-2.6.32.mini2440.tar.gz , I've successfully created uImage from this and copied it to FAT partition of SD card and for ext3 partition of SD card I want to make on rootfilesystem can you please give me the detailed procedure or any web links that give the instructions how to make a rootfilesystem, well I've looked it in google and I got one for making yaffs2 files system from this link http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=... but I want to make for ext3 filesystem Thanks in advance, sri.
Hi srikanth, So have you have made the kernel and the modules for that kernel ? Because after you have made the root file system you need the patch it with the modules for the kernel ( uImage ) you have just made. ( http://billforums.station51.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20 ) Somewhere there is a script file which make the RFS for you . http://code.google.com/p/mini2440/wiki/EmdebianChroot http://code.google.com/p/mini2440/wiki/Emdebian http://bill.station51.net/index.php?tag/mini2440 http://www.modbus.pl/S3C2440FS.html OR just use google like everyone else !!!!!
Hi Peter, Thanks for the reply , so u mean to tell that after creating rootfilesystem we need to add the modules right ? well firstly I will look into the links u've pasted. thanks, sri.
Yep, for every version of the kernel, you need its own version of modules. So if you make a kernel image, it`s of no good without the modules to go with it.
Hi Mouha, regarding the http://dlewin.free.fr/davblog/wp-content/uploads/Debian_Howto.pdf the bootargs of mini2440# setenv bootargs console=ttySAC0,115200 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext3 mini2440=3tb rootdelay=3 init=/linuxrc mini2440# setenv bootcmd mmcinit \; fatload mmc 0:1 0x31000000 uImage \; bootm 0x31000000 mini2440# saveenv mini2440# reset with NAND position this varies according to the Linux distro choosen and the filesystem they are using and some paramters like init=bin/sh or init=/linuxrc or init=/bin/bash and mentioning of rootfilesystem=ext3 or jffs2 ans mentioning of noinitrd well, some of them needs to be tested by trial and error basis at initial stages and once u login successfully and if repositories are working correctly like apt-get install (packages ..) they can modify the parameters in U-boot accordingly these are my personal experiences if anybody feels I'm wrong please correct me thanks in advance, sri.
In the RFS we started with on the top of this page, the init=/linuxrc can be dumped because linuxrc isn`t there to run. So I just knocked it off :- The best way to write an uboot line is to understand each element of the line.
Sure, but it's not the best way to pollute an interesting thread.... Zog. It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
Srikanth, I understand what you mean, but the goal was not to have a complete tutorial, but something to start with Debian, to have a better trace of what is said here. In case of "how to install uBoot" or "kernel" I rely on Bill's tutorials.
Hi Zog, If u can help do, don't comment ingeniously itz a waste of thread particularly polluting. No body is genius without testing or if not successfull. regards, sri.
hi srikanth, I don't really want to start a war here, but please, before Beging for some answer (already answered in other threads), use google, or even your own brain. Then think about your question(s) and redaction, so you won't have to post 4 time in a row and peoples will be able to read your strange language. And I wish I could help, but this thread isn't a place to work any-more..... Zogzog. Paranoid Club meeting this Friday. Now ... just try to find out where!
All works fine with my 3tb display out of the box (I had only the eth3 thing), thanks Coburn64. The display works in the normal portrait orientation. I'll try to rotate the display in X with Option "Rotate" "CW" in the device section of xorg.conf. This works, but when I touch the touchscreen I'll get a SIGSEV. gdb message: Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault. [Switching to Thread 0x403af000 (LWP 20576)] 0x00123720 in RRFirstOutput () log message: Backtrace: 0: X(xf86SigHandler+0x70) [0x75f50] Fatal server error: Caught signal 11. Server aborting Has anyone a hint for me what the rotation has to do with the touch device? Roland
Rolly, When I modded the xorg.conf file and changed the rotate option it only affected my cursor direction. Can you post your xorg.conf? Especially if it has a working usb mouse with touchscreen. I am using xdm and icewm. I don't need xdm, but i cant get icewm unless i use it. I just get the blank X with cursor. Some other useful(maybe) goodies: To rotate the console check this thread: http://groups.google.com/group/mini2440/browse_thread/thread/5195965944a... to change the font size check this one: http://www.friendlyarm.net/forum/topic/1599
Zaba, Peter A posted this link a while ago. http://billforums.station51.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20 You have to make sure to do the module install portion and or compile fuse directly into your kernel. What 1-wire master are you going to use?
Has anyone got this working with buserrors kernel from the git source? I get the following error when I try to start x: (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOPUT_VSCREENINFO: Invalid argument (EE) FBDEV(0): mode initialization failed What could be wrong?
Hi, I've just installed Debian on my Mini2440 256mb but I have a problem with my LCD. When the device is starting then I cn see the Debian "progress splash screen" and then the X Window Manager screen is shown. How can I login if there is no any virtual keyboard? I've used: apt-get install xdm apt-get install icewm and with no result. I can login using my PC with serial cable connected and when I type X then the Mini says that the X is running.
If you dont need multiple users dont use xdm. remove it. but do install Xorg the font issue for x is here http://www.friendlyarm.net/forum/topic/1599
Could someone give me advice how to set xorg properly? I removed xdm, I have installed icewm and xorg After logged to the system I type X then I've got following message: (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Oct 27 20:35:45 2010 (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" (EE) Failed to load module "void" (module does not exist, 0) (EE) No Input driver matching `void' xf86optionListCreate: count must be an even number. State: S_UNTOUCHED Action: No Action Button: 0 State: S_TOUCHED Action: No Action Button: 0 State: S_LONGTOUCHED Action: down Button: 1 State: S_MOVING Action: No Action Button: 0 State: S_MAYBETAPPED Action: click Button: 1 State: S_ONEANDAHALFTAP Action: down Button: 3 [config/hal] couldn't initialise context: (null) ((null)) ^CFreeFontPath: FPE "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing. And I have grey screen with X. I'm completely stuck :(
i did a: apt-get --purge remove xorg icewm to remove any traces of a botched install.. then did a apt-get install xorg icewm arora startx
Has anyone recompiled the kernel for the Debian Lenny for this thread? I've tried following http://billforums.station51.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20 kernel boots and all seems well except X dies.
It works now. I can see Debian layout with toolbar but I'm little confused. Is there any way to type commands for example in the terminal window like in Qtopia using virtual keyboard? Also I can change the font size but how I can rotate the screen?
You would need to install a virtual keyboard app. This is a very "base" install. Maybe there is a screen rotate app too... but you can do some poking around /etc/X11/x.conf for the tweaks to rotate the screen.
Any way to reverse engineer the default options of a kernel? That way i can set the right options in the "make menuconfig" to add features to this kernel. any ideas? or the kernel config file from coburn64 would be awesome too....
Has anyone got this working with buserrors kernel from the git source? I get the following error when I try to start x: (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOPUT_VSCREENINFO: Invalid argument (EE) FBDEV(0): mode initialization failed What could be wrong, or which option sre missing in the kernel? Thanks James
I can't neither use this with buserrors kernel, I got some similar errors when I tested. It would be really awesome to get it working with buserrors kernel, so that newer X35 displays could be used.
hi guys, i recommend use a fluxbox window mannager, because is one of the most light packages, in my cases I've been using the micro2440 mmm with a 7", wathever, I did some GUI in pygtk, and some comunnications with the serial port and TCP/IP. really is very easy use the micro2440 but you need a lot of time to investigate XD, because most of the informations is in chinese.. see u guys
also fighting with the error and found a sulotion on a japanisch site, http://www.mech.tohoku-gakuin.ac.jp/rde/contents/tech/mini2440/install_s... thx google translate :-) you need to ad one line to the fb driver im kernel. edit this in your kernel ../linux/drivers/video/fbmem.c Rewriting point (fbmem.c, near line 1050) case FBIOPUT_VSCREENINFO: return 0; #### INSERT THIS LINE #### if(copy_from_user(&var...)) return -EFAULT; recompile your kernel(uImage) and be happy. took me half a day to fix this litte problem. :-( greetings rudie
http://kthxbai.geekinthefamily.com/whoo/archive.tar.gz Link doesn't works.....
Both links for these images do not work.... Uboot Image: http://www.furyfile.net/get.php?id=VulCeUn Debian RootFS: http://kthxbai.geekinthefamily.com/whoo/archive.tar.gz Anyone got them working recently?????
HI try this link it is working http://www.thaiembedded.net/forum/index.php?topic=9.0 this link have debian kernel and file system. http://www.thaiembedded.net/forum/index.php?topic=6.0 this link have suggestion to install this kernel and filesystem. all link is thai language. You must be use google translation.
This site contains tutorial on Preparing, root file system, xorg, Touchscreen http://project4fun.com/node/4
Hi guys, Whole parts has been worked for me very well(7"touchscreen+uBoot+kernel+RootFS(debian)+mini2440). if anyone need any advise of "how to do it" just contact me for consulting;) Sincerely,
Hi Tolun I also want to install debian on Mini2440 , can u provide tutorial on how to install and use it. And may i know the debian is the one where we can use all the commands and softwares like linux r8? i mean download and install all of them on board only...kindly correct me if i am wrong