Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

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Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

Postby quotaholic » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:24 am

So I have been trying like heck to get a kernel recompiled and packed back in to a live distro. Not going well. The kernel part is not actually the hard part. Its all the sym links that you have to rebuild and the three way handshake between initrd, bzimage and all your modules. After ten tries I am exploring other options.

So in an effort to validate myself as a geek once again I decided to finally give Debian 6 a spin on the DT. Not too bad. Not too bad at all. It was quite a it bigger than lenny on initial install however some of the core packages ended up taking less space. And some took a little more space. All in all its decent. I used LXDE - XFCE install CD Squeeze 6.01 image from the debian cd mirrors. Outside of the base install and some groups like x11 it was all done with wget. Never updated apt-get. In fact I removed aptitude.

Oh yeah this is all on a ~500mb internal flash chip.

Proved to be a lengthy but good strategy. There is about 53 megs left of free space. When I plugged in a usb stick on a hub it showed up in pcmanfm. I do not have a CF card to test the cf prt with however seeing the usb I am hopeful.

Window manager: LXDE
Wireless: WICD
Bluetooth: Blueman
Web browser: Opera 9.64 yeah its old but its tiny and fast.
On Screen keyboard: xvkbd

Username: webdt
Password: webdt
Rootpwd: webdt

Outside of the basics in supporting the hardware I decided not to put anything else in there and allow whoever uses this to install what they want with the remaining space. I did install acpitool and scripted a momentary press and release on the power button to put the tablet in suspend. I have not tested this much so I am not sure what wont work coming out of sleep.

Please note that installing any applications will be manual method. Or at least that is what I would recommend. If you did install apt and do an apt-get update you would chew up 40 of your 53 available megs of free space. Or thereabouts. My tip is get a laptop out with the mouse pointer hoovering over the download links on debians package search pages and wget them from the DT via ssh. 

Download link:

http://www.filefactory.com/file/ce72b7a/n/WebDT366-Debian6-2011-06-12-16-img.zip

This is a clonezilla backup image. Please refer to this thread for more information or how to install it.

viewtopic.php?t=9


There are little scripts I wrote that will toggle xvkbd as well as pcmanfm. One button press to make them show up and another to make them go away. First button is keyboard. Next is pcmanfm, third is blueman and fourth button is the enter key. The keybindings are all in /home/webdt/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml Feel free to change them to your preferences. Also there is an /home/webdt/.Xmodmap with some mappings in it as well. If you need to change them they are in /usr/bin and are titled togglekbd.sh and togglepcmanfm.sh.

I can not tell you if this will boot on a 366GX or not. The 360 should work outside of wifi. I have a 1gb chip and I plan on building the via driver after getting build-essential installed on the next build. As long as kernel and things stay the same I should be able to post the .ko file for the via chip and it should copy over to this image no problem.
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Re: Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

Postby volkswagner » Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:47 am

Nice Job quotaholic!

I will test out your image soon.

Please let us know how you got penmount to work.  I was unsuccessful getting penmount installed.  I used Debian Squeeze Net install CD.  After jumping through a few hoops on install, I kept getting errors trying to install Penmount.  I tried using the Ubuntu 10.04 installer.  For some reason my Xorg version would not line up.

Please let us know your versions for the following:

Penmount
Xorg
Kernel
XandR

Great Job!
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Re: Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

Postby quotaholic » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:35 am

Morning Volkswanger!

Penmount was a challenge. Their installer kept giving me errors too. When I read /var/log/Xorg.0.log indications were that penmount module did not exist. Looking at the folder structure of their driver for Debian 6, it was different than any of their other drivers with the i686 folder. I checked /etc for the .dat file and once I saw that I crossed my fingers that the init stuff got done and I copied the penmount_drv.so driver manually to /usr/lib/xorg/.. blah blah.

Penmount Debian6 3.6.3
Xorg I believe is 1.7.7
XrandR Not too sure but I think it was 1.3 from memory.
Kernel is 2.6.32-5-i486

Long day yesterday but now that  think about it I tried the Ubuntu 10.04 installer too. Pissed me off because by their logic of lining up kernel version to xorg version it should have worked. Nope, a b minor errors to boot. Ah well hope this works well for you.

I am glad that you are testing this Volkswagner. Thank you!

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Re: Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

Postby quotaholic » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:50 am

I may have to reupload that image folks. Reports are that it doesnt init well.

The PenMount driver was written in such a way to support only i686 architecture. If you are installing the PenMount Debian6 driver yourself cd in to the driver folder and issue this:

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sudo mv i686 i586


and then execute the install script. Should go okay. The install.sh will look for a `uname -r` and assume that i686 is what will come back hence the i686 folder containing the driver and cal utils. By changing the folder to i586 the script that PenMount wrote will work.

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Re: Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

Postby quotaholic » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:51 pm

Confirmed. I fubarred the image. With Volkswagners help I have created a new Clonezilla installable image and will start a new thread announcing.

New thread is here:

http://webdt.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=69.msg3778#msg3778
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Re: Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

Postby themechwarrior » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:40 pm

I clicked on the link and a firewall is blocking it could you provide a differnet link
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Re: Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

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Re: Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

Postby themechwarrior » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:35 am

still cant download it its beening blocked by this
email it to me pgsailormoon@netzero.net
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Re: Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

Postby quotaholic » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:19 am

My advice would be to not use the firewall or to make an exception. If your firewall is blocking you that is on your end. Not much I can do for your firewall and its settings.

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Re: Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

Postby themechwarrior » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:47 pm

I got it downloaded how do I burn it to a cd or usb flash?
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Re: Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

Postby quotaholic » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:51 pm

Follow the instructions in this post:

http://webdt.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1069

And you will effectively be restoring the backup I made on my webdt to your own.
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Re: Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

Postby themechwarrior » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:47 pm

clonezilla-live-20110325-maverick.iso is no longer on the site to download it
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Re: Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

Postby quotaholic » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:41 am

Its been a while (probably a year) since anyone has requested this information so its no surprise that versions have changed since the time of writing this post. I would say give clonezilla live (current) a shot and see how it goes. Instructions should be similar if not identical. Here is a link to clonezilla live:

http://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live.php/clonezilla-live-doc.php

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Re: Debian 6 linux image for the WebDT366lx800

Postby volkswagner » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:10 pm

you will want to use the maverick build. I have had no joy with later versions of clonezilla.

You can find the older builds on clonezilla's download page by selecting "other mirrors".

Here you can download the above referenced build.
ftp.twaren.net/local-distfiles/clonezilla-live/alternative/oldstable/20110325-maverick/
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