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cute, I got some windows 3.1 feeling

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Hi!
I want to say that this project is very very very great (also if very great is not a correct grammatical expression XD)!!!!
Want do you think about UBUNTU MID EDITION http://www.ubuntu.com/products/mobile, it could be used on us omnia???

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I don't think any Ubuntu version will work, given the fact that they're all for x86/x86-64 processors, while our phone uses ARM.

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I'm looking at neopwn or if it were possible even backtrack, but I dont have the skills to try backtrack and dont have the money to try neopwn so I think im out of luck.

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well this ubuntu mid looks like great, but we as TooBigToFit mentioned we have ARM processor, and we have no OpenGL 3D, so we can't use it :\

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MID actually stands for "Mobile Internet Device". It refers to devices that are actually more powerfull than the Omnia (and a bit taller as well).
I don't think that it would be interesting to use any version of Ubuntu, as they are not optimized for our screen size.
Maybe we should try to install a minimalistic Linux and a lightweight desktop manager and then build our own UI on it. Maybe not ^^
The point is that it would make a nice PDA, but with no phone, thus it would be quite useless for most of us.. I'd still love to see Linux on the Omnia. Not that I'm a Linux addict, but I'm getting bored of WinMo's UIs.

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What happened to this project?

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Hi guys !

I know, I didn't post any ... post since a long time. But I've got two problems :
-> A new framebuffer driver makes the touchscreen "uncalibrated" and I can't do anything with that... Waiting a fix from andromnia's kernel or i will try to fix it myself
-> Currently, I don't have time, but I promise I will post some feedback when i have time
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-> I've changed my laptop ^^ so Linux is not installed with all packages i need.

Sorry for my impoliteness, i didn't realize that many of you where interested.

Oh, and before I forget, stop asking for MID Linux : It will not run (even if you use a baseball bat^^) because Omnia don't have the system requirement.

Thanks, and see you soon on this topic.

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Hi guys !

I know, I didn't post any ... post since a long time. But I've got two problems :
-> A new framebuffer driver makes the touchscreen "uncalibrated" and I can't do anything with that... Waiting a fix from andromnia's kernel or i will try to fix it myself
-> Currently, I don't have time, but I promise I will post some feedback when i have time
and the last ->
-> I've changed my laptop ^^ so Linux is not installed with all packages i need.

Sorry for my impoliteness, i didn't realize that many of you where interested.

Oh, and before I forget, stop asking for MID Linux : It will not run (even if you use a baseball bat^^) because Omnia don't have the system requirement.

Thanks, and see you soon on this topic.


I thought the guys working on andromnia already fixed the touchscreen issue? It's working beautifully now I hear. Nonetheless, good luck!

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Hello everybody !

Nice to see you again on this wonderful forum !

-> First, sorry for the looong silence from my side ( "not very polite", my mother would say ^^ yes, i'm 17 years old xD, that's why my English is far from being perfect). I was in holidays in my grand-parents' home near Narbonne, France. And they don't have a computer, internet access or even a CD player ^^. And the mobile phone don't work either, too far from antenna.

-> Second, during this "ice age of technology", of course I took my computer and my Omnia ;) and I work on the most interesting (i think) project : OmniUbuntu !

What a name, huh ?

For the ones who didn't catch this word tip, this is a mix between Omnia and ... Ubuntu !

Let me explain you : i used an old root fliesystem originaly created for Sharp Zaurus. I've customized it to have it on Omnia. The most difficult part was the touchscreen and the framebuffer as I told you before. But know it works on portrait mode. I can have Firefox 3 Beta 5 to run :) . The problem that remains is that we don't have any input yet (no virtual keyboard...) and be careful : this is not GPE, but a lightweight GPE called Lxde if i'm right.

Ho, by the way, you can put it on any partition place (/dev/sdb1-2-3-4-5, etc), it doesn't matter. So you can keep a Windows Mobile partition and put OmniUbuntu on the second partition. I also added a SWAP partition of 300MB, mounted during boot. Cool.

See OmniUbuntu in pics :

1) My today screen ;)

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2) the Haret folder

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3) Haret ready to boot my kernel

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4) Unreadable, but this is the booting sequence. By the way : if you unplug your µSD before umount it, it will be checked

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6) Touch Screen Calibrator Utility

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7) X11 server is loading ^^

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8) The desktop

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9) The file browser

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10) The start menu

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11) The Seven difference game : will you find them ? xD

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12) Guess !

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13) The logout screen

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Yes, these screens are poor quality. Sorry about that.

Currently, i've installed on it :

Audio and Video : Audacious
Graphics : GPicView and xPDF
Settings : Appearance and Screensaver
System tools : PCMan File Manager and task manager
Network : Firefox 3 Beta 5 and Pidgin
Office : AbiWord and GNUmeric
Accessories : Leafpad, LXTerminal, Search, Xarchiver

Urgently To Do list :
-Fix the freezing touchscreen (freeze every 1min for 2secs)
-Landscape ?
-Install Virtual Keyboard
-Screenshot maker, or buy a GOOD CAMERA !

To Do list :

-Battery level in taskbar
-Wifi
-Phone app ?
-Bluetooth manager
-Install more programs ^^

Tomorrow (Thrusday) I will not be at home (going to Spain the morning, and at Biarritz the afternoon) so no releases before Friday (i've got a whole tutorial to write ^^)
I will respect this release date, but be careful : see this release as a "demo tech." release. NOT USEABLE because of no keyboard.

So see you tomorrow, and listening for your feelings about that thing.

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One word..... Sweet! can not wait for this!

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Now this is amazingggggggg ! :) Ubuntu on Omnia? ;) COOL

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GREAT!!!!!!
Is it bootable from My Storage if I haven't storege card??

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GREAT!!!!!!
Is it bootable from My Storage if I haven't storege card??


Sorry smaury, that's not possible because the build-in Windows Mobile Connection Mode don't let you access to the entire card or storage, but only on the windows partition...

To setup any Linux distribution, you have to use a card reader, so that's not possible at this stage, sorry.

But note that OmniUbuntu requires 1,2 GO (not sure 'bout that, but not far, a 1GO card is too small) so you need a 2 GO µSD. In France, you can buy one PNY 2GO µSD Card for 13€

Edited by fladna9, 13 August 2009 - 05:58 AM.

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This message just to say... awesome work guy!
Keep going in this direction, this is an incredible project! It can be the real convergence between desktop PCs and mobile devices.
I'm so curious to see how far can you go on! :)

And thanks for sharing your experience!

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very nice.

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Hi !

My father is ill, so I'm back sooner that i said.

I'm doing the tar.gz root filesystem right now ! I've got all the tutorial to do now (with screenshot for non-linux users), I hope I will finish tomorrow, before 16h (french hour)

Happy to see some guys that want to play with this ^^

See you soon...

Edited by fladna9, 13 August 2009 - 05:43 PM.

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Tomorrow i'll buy a Storage Card so i hope u'll release your work! If u don't....... XD


En italie on doit attendre jusqu'a 17h :-( GMT sucks!!!

SALUT!!!

P.S. In ubuntu there isn't the screen keyboard?? If i don't make a mistake there must be! Maybe it works??

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