Samsung Q1 UMPC and OpenSolaris B111

Hi All,

It's been a busy and sometimes frustrating week.

The MSI is basically all working with B111 apart from the touchpad not working after resume and the special keys for sound, etc.

The AA1 is working apart from the sdcard (just testing a patch right now) and the function keys.

The AA1-10 I did an luugrade to B111, now it's taking about 20 - 25 seconds to suspend if I close the lid, I'm doing a clean install of B111 as I'm starting to not trust luugrade anymore.

My friend Dave Stewart gave me a Samsung Q1 UMPC awhile ago, I just got it out of the computer storage device (closet) and install 0906.B110 which worked pretty good, I had to build the myk driver.

 Then I followed the instructions to add the Sun package extras to be able to build. Total nightmare, ate the pkg management system.

I've gone back to good old safe Nevada B111, the touchscreen is actually working.

As this UMPC does not have a keyboard I'm going to build xvkbd, it will pop up a keyboard on login screen, plus any time I ask for it.

 It's been a while since I tried this so it may take a few attempts.

 Tom's work on Autoscan Network is magic, I actually got a vnc session to come up in the lower right panel, you can select a different machine, then come back into the gui, slick.

Anyway have a great weekend. I'm going to hang it up, two of my grandkids are coming for the weekend, Nona's birthday tomorrow.

Dave


Comments:

David, we'd welcome your more detailed feedback about any issues you are having with the packaging system on pkg-discuss@opensolaris.org. Or you could write a blog entry which was specific about problems you have experienced. Or you could file bugs at http://defect.opensolaris.org. But lobbing "I hate it" at us without anything actionable isn't fair or friendly.

Extras is a requirement to have a redistributable operating system which also has non-redistributable goodies. For those, we must (IANAL) ask people to accept a license before accessing that 'extra' content.

While I agree that hooking up to extra is not perfect, we're working hard to improve that process. It's instructive that users like you are incredibly intolerant t

Posted by Daniel Price on April 03, 2009 at 05:24 PM PDT #

David, we'd welcome your more detailed feedback about any issues you are having with the packaging system on pkg-discuss@opensolaris.org. Or you could write a blog entry which was specific about problems you have experienced. Or you could file bugs at http://defect.opensolaris.org. But lobbing "I hate it" at us without anything actionable isn't fair or friendly.

Extras is a requirement to have a redistributable operating system which also has non-redistributable goodies. For those, we must (IANAL) ask people to accept a license before accessing that 'extra' content.

While I agree that hooking up to extra is not perfect, we're working hard to improve that process.

Posted by Daniel Price on April 03, 2009 at 05:25 PM PDT #

Sorry that my first comment was truncated in the final sentence. It reads at the end like I'm trying to flame, but that was just a half completed thought left at the end of the buffer about users being intolerant of having to switch contexts and register in the middle of trying to get something done. The second comment reflects what I was actually trying to say.

Posted by Dan Price on April 03, 2009 at 05:29 PM PDT #

Hi,

No worries, yes I am intolerant, if I follow a guide I want it to work.

If we want to move from Nevada to Indiana, then the speed should be like Ubuntu or Fedora when you add or upgrade.

I don't need to go and get coffee with our current system, I could have lunch.

Try doing a clean install on a laptop not connected to our gigabyte lan in the office.

Don't demo it on our lan in the office.

Come out here where I am 3 hours west of Seattle at the end of the cable.

I was trying to put it on the Samsung Q1 UMPC, I'd have fixed the pkg issues or sent you a bug, but I could not build xvkbd.

0906 is currently not a hackers distro, Nevada is, I think we should keep both.

Dave

Posted by David Clack on April 04, 2009 at 01:54 AM PDT #

I'm also intolerable. I'd love to see OpenSolaris being the mainstream on netbooks. Dave has the hardware and the patience to try it.
Cheers.

Posted by Vasileios Anagnostopoulos on April 04, 2009 at 03:22 AM PDT #

David, you're doing a great job! Thank you!

Posted by Joerg on April 29, 2009 at 03:16 AM PDT #

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