Saturday Oct 02, 2010

Solaris 11 Express B147 & B148 testing

Hi All,

 So I'm still testing the builds on the netbooks I still have.

On the MSI U100 netbook, the second cpu is still hanging at 100% after a resume, the realtek gigabit ethernet is showing a weird problem of stopping after a few seconds of use.

On B147 and B148 USB keyboards do not work at all, on all the platforms I've tested, even a USB via a KVM switch.

 The Acer One 10" is working perfectly on B148.


Sunday Jul 11, 2010

My next assignment

Hi All,

 So it's been fun working with you all, I've been asked to work on another project for my group that does not include Solaris X86 or OpenSolaris.

 Hopefully when the project is complete I will be able to blog about it.


Tuesday Jun 29, 2010

Modifying my desktop look and feel

Hi All,

So I'm trying to build my own Android package, I've already got a good Android  ISO and USB install built.

I've got the Eclipse software installed on Ubuntu 10.04 with the Android plugins.

We are trying to get JavaFX running on both the X86 and ARM versions of Android.

My other team mate in Chicago has come up with some really cool JavaFX programs.

I took a learning break yesterday and rebuilt Evolution and the Gnome Panel on B142.

I took Evolution up to 2.30.2, with the gnome panel 2.30.0, I put the menus back to the way we first had JDS and integrated Evolution back into the clock. It was a fun relaxing exercise.

Now I'm back learning Android and Java, took awhile to get the Android plugins into Eclipse, but it's done now.

Another little project I started on vacation (you have to do something when your German family is chatting away in a foreign language to me) is called throttle launcher, it has allowed me to replace the standard Windows Mobile 6.5 look and feel on my HTC phone with one that looks and feels more like Android, this is much better than actually running a real version of Android on startup, the battery is lasting much longer.


Friday Jun 25, 2010

OpenSolaris B142 and blog access

Hi All,

 Just upgraded to B142, Darren was correct the sound issues have gone away.

I've got access to the Oracle blog page,  again, something to do with a nwam location I setup called "home", I went back to automatic location and I have access again. I'll have to look into the nwam files, see what I busted.

I have a 7" Android slate that I'm testing, it was $140 USD, free shipping from China.

It has Android 1.7.2, it's pretty good when it's plugged in, it still only gets about 1 1/2 hours run time with the screen off.

I'm still learning how and what you can change within the system, luckily with my own Android 2.1 X86 version, when I break it, it does not take much time to reload onto the hard drive.

I'm installed on the D10C 10" touchscreen Intel Atom netbook, everything is working fine and the performance is amazing.


Thursday Jun 24, 2010

OpenSolaris B140+ sound issues

Hi All,

 So I built myself a local OpenSolaris repo on ZFS.

B140+ has a sound issue when you login as a regular user, something to do with logindevparm again.

 I created a file in /usr/bin called sound, chmod 777 sound.

       cd /devices/pci\\@0\\,0

       chown dclack:staff \*sound\*

I just pfexec this from gnome-session startup.

B141 looks like a very stable release, with the Gnome 2.30 desktop.

I'm also using the osstat gnome panel applet, it's really cool

Thanks Alex


Sunday Jun 20, 2010

Strange issues with blog

Hi All,

 I'm finding I cannot get into  from firefox on B141, I'll work it out later.

Anyway I'm working on testing Java and JavaFX on ARM and X86 systems.

I've just built my first Android 2.1 for X86 that installs and runs under VB 3.2.6 beta 1 and on the D10C touchscreen netbook.

Here are some screen shots of it running under VB


Wednesday Apr 21, 2010

Off on vacation

Hi All,

  I'm off for vacation for awhile, talk at you all later.


Sunday Apr 18, 2010

Funny with Lenovo s10 3t

Hi All,

 So this is the first time this has happened, I did my normal trick of changing out the Broadcom wifi in the Lenovo S10 3t with my favorite Atheros 802.11 mini pci-e card.

When I tried to reboot after the install, the BIOS said it had the incorrect card instaled and it should be removed, the netbook would not boot at all.

This could be a little problem if the original Broadcom Mini wifi pci-e card was not available.


Monday Apr 05, 2010

Lenovo S10-3t multi touch netbook

Hi All,

 So I just received the Lenovo S10-3t, I'm just working with it in Windows 7 mode so far.

 Hopefully I'll get time this week to get OpenSolaris B134 loaded at least from USB stick.


DELL E4300 and OpenSolaris B134

Hi All,

So I received my Oracle Dell E4300 laptop, the Oracle internal applications (which are awesome) work with Windows.

I did carve out a 60 Gb partition and installed OpenSolaris B134, it works great in 64 bit mode.

The Dell laptop is built really nice, I can push both Windows 7 and OpenSolaris out to a 22" Acer LCD at 1650 x 1050.


Sunday Mar 28, 2010

Looking for a good C programmer

Hi All,

So I'm going to tell you a secret, I'm not very good at C programming :-)

I'm trying to get the Ubuntu evtouch touchscreen driver and calibration utility to build and run on B134.

Does anyone want to volunteer to take a look at the problem ?

I can post the source code on my FTP site, or give ssh access to the multi touch netbook.

Let me know if anyone wants to take a shot at it.



Friday Mar 26, 2010

Location for Autoscan Network 1.42 for OpenSolaris

Hi All,

Anybody that wants Autoscan Network for OpenSolaris V1.42

ftp user anonymous or ftp

get autoscan-opensolaris-1.42.tar.bz2


gtar xvfj autoscan-opensolaris-1.42.tar.bz2

cd autoscan-network-1.42


make install

/etc/init.d/autoscan-network start

pfexec autoscan-network

I'm running it on B134


Thursday Mar 18, 2010

evtouch touchscreen driver on OpenSolaris

Hi All,

 So I did find the source code for evtouch, it's designed for xf86 not xorg. I'm going to have to do a little bit of work to get it on OpenSolaris.

 I'll make a test tomorrow, see if I can even get the driver and calibration program to build on Ubuntu 9.10.

This 10" multi touch touchscreen netbook is really pretty for the price, about half of the other 10" touchscreens coming to the market.

I'll see if I can post a screenshot of the JavaFX Desktop Dock tomorrow.


Saturday Mar 13, 2010

OpenSolaris B134 on the 10" Multi Touch

Hi All,

 So no issues at all with the OpenSolaris B134 on the 10" multi touch netbook.

 Everything is working fine all the way through suspend / resume.

Next is to download and build the evtouch driver, I've already tested this in Ubuntu 9.10, works fine.

I've move into the Java Global Embedded Business Unit with my entire group from Sun.

The netbooks and MID's I'm testing are for a JavaFX based product.


Monday Mar 08, 2010

BenQ S6 4.8" MID

Hi All,

 Never delete your Window XP install if you do not have an ethernet card in the system, I did and it's pain full :-)

I was testing Red Flag, Moblin MID and Ubuntu MID on the BenQ S6 4.8" MID.

When I went back to reinstall Windows XP, you cannot get past the activate Windows screen if you do not have an ethernet card in the system.

Even when you go to activate via phone, the area for the activation key is blank, Windows uses the MAC address of the ethernet card in it's calculations.

I finally made it take an activation (no explained here) and it's running again.

I have to say the choices made by Intel and Ubuntu teams on how to deal with a small screen size are amazing, I'm very impressed.

I urge you to look at the Moblin MID, Ubuntu Mid and Red Flag sites.



I work for the Java Embedded Global Business Unit of Oracle within Java Industry Solutions group under Alliances and Channels . I'm focused on the Java SE Embedded and BDB for ARM and PPC across multiple verticals


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