Started to run Puppy Linux on a LX800 tablet and was rather surprised with how well it ran. Started playing with the newer builds some and have a photo to share of what will hopefully be an upcoming image. More later...
Took a stock Puppy Lucid iso and installed it on my LX series DT366. After a while I figured out the right combination of things to get a working touchscreen. Penmount drivers are installed. We are autobooting to the gui and the base install took 200mb. I am using the smaller drive found in the webdt for a reason. 478mb is what I get after formatting. Later I added the Trinity Desktop and that took 80 megs up so we are sitting with around 130 megs left on the drive right now.
Anyways I found a .sfs file for Trinity Desktop 3.5.12 and installed that. A few cli entries and we were booting to KDE 3.5.12 ..... yay! When I first got in to Linux KDE 3 was the more popular window manager at the time. I really did miss it. I am so excited to have it back.
Since this Puppy is built from Lucid - Ubuntu one can go right in to the ubuntu repos and download .deb files. Click on them if in jwm / openbox to install. If in Trinity we need to go to a console and use "petget" to install the package via CLI.
Went to Kubuntu repos and grabbed us a nice kvkbd keyboard. Find that in the Utility menu. Basically this image has all the broad strokes done. KDE is in. Touchscreen is in. Hardbuttons are mapped via xmodmap to f13 - f16 and the dpad is up down.. etc. Bluetooth is installed however it is not autostarting on boot. Wifi should be fine. The menu structure needs to be rebuilt. KDE took over and put almost all puppy apps in "Lost and Found". I did not install a VT6656 driver, sorry DT360 owners. I will update this post with a link to one in the future. We DO have a nice on screen keyboard at least..... Finally!
The gist of this image is that it has all the things it needs however all the configuration needs to be done. Shutdown is not appearing in the menu however there is a pds application installed that will give one a puppy style shutdown menu. Link to it from the desktop if you wish with an icon. Even MacPup, another puppy distro, has unconventional shutdown buttons.
I may upload another image once I get the configs done. This also may take me a month or so looking at how much there is to do.
Here is a link to some pics:https://picasaweb.google.com/116340375509352652917/WebDT366?authuser=0&feat=directlink
I'll do a youtube video after a market run and after this image uploads. Looking in to a gho as well but not optimistic. Will keep everyone posted.http://www.filefactory.com/file/3uzj4f6bawyh/n/WebDT366LX-PuppyKDE3_7z
This is by far the best linux image to date for the WebDT. This image should install on all tablet models.
Adding a link to the app located in /usr/bin/start-bluetooth-server to /root/.trinity/Autostart will get bluetooth started on boot
Doing the same for kvkbd will get one a on screen keyboard loaded to the system tray. find kvkbd at /opt/kde3/bin/kvkbd
Still working on buttons within kde's input actions found in the accessibility menu. Then on to cleaning up menus.