Wednesday May 06, 2009

Mplayer with GCC 4.3.3 on B112

Hi,

So I've been getting the really annoying Mplayer not built with correct gcc error messages.

I bit the bullet this morning and used the SFEgcc.spec to built GCC 4.3.3

dclack@os-asus ~] /usr/gnu/bin/gcc --version
gcc (GCC) 4.3.3
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Finally no more errors when playing in Mplayer.

I've found a way to convert DVD's to m4v format for my iTouch, I can now play them on B112 as well.

Dave

Tuesday May 05, 2009

Tiny USB BlueTooth dongle and OpenSolaris B112

Hi All,

 So I purchased a very small  USB BlueTooth dongle of ebay for $2.99.

 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300308294907

 It came in a brown envelope from China, no instructions :-)

 I added it to the Windows XP Home side of the AA1 10 inch, I'm able to activesync my HTC 8900 Tilt.

Then I went back to OpenSolaris (Nevada) B112 and followed the instructions here:

http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/bluetooth/

When you wget the installer and try to run it on a B112 system is gives you an error that it cannot find http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/bluetooth/, what it's really looking for is a file bluetooth_mouse_(uname -v).tar.gz.

So I start playing with the script and get all the way to snv_111, it installs and asks you to reboot the system.

It updates /kernel/sockfs and /kernel/genunix, when the system restarts /kernel/fs/nfs gets unresolved dependencies, so you cannot NFS mount anything.

Anyway I followed the instructions for setting up the bluetooth mouse, and I actually got one to work.

So I went back into /kernel and copied back the backups of sockfs and genunix.

NFS is working again, BT is bust :-)

For $2.99 with free shipping it was an interesting way to add BlueTooth to a non BT netbook.

I'll keep trying to download a B112 version just for fun.

Dave




Thursday Apr 30, 2009

Rhythmbox 1.12.1 and Ipod on Nevada B112

Hi All,

 So I took a break from "Real Work", did a little building.

Rhythmbox 1.12.1 with radio and ipod support.

Apart from the fact I don't want to hack my iTouch so it would mount up on OpenSolaris, the little Nano mounts up and gnome fires up Rythmbox automatically, I can play any of the sonds on the iPod.

The internet radio works really well.

I keep thinking about the iTouch OS 3.0 that I could hack onto it, I'll wait for the official 3.0 and pay the $9.95, somethings you just don't want to hack.

I finally got mplayer to build from the SFEmplayer.spec file, I'm playing the m4v movies I built for my iTouch on the gnome desktop, pretty cool.

I rebuilt Python 2.4.5 so I could build gnome hearts, my system performance has increased dramatically.

I installed VB 2.2.2, Windows XP and Windows 7 do come up faster from saved state, Ubuntu is so fast if you blink you miss it.

I've got the Intel Moblin installed in VB also, it's a fast booter :-)

I did upgrade my HTC phone to Windows Mobile 6.1, I hate those guys, it's really good stuff.

I did HCL the dual core motherboard, no issues at all with Solaris 10 X86 u6. Passed the HCL first time.

Tuesday Apr 21, 2009

External audio jack, AA1 10" with SXCE B112

Hi All,

I just noticed the external sound port of the AA1 10" was not working with  a clean install of SXCE B112.

I installed the boomer rc3 http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/opensound/files/.

Everthing is working fine now.

Dave


Monday Apr 13, 2009

Function key mapping for volume fixed in OpenSolaris B112

Hi All,

 I have installed SXCE B113 on the AA1, AA1-10 and MSI netbooks.

I've just tested the new capability to set the volume mute, volume up and volume down Fn + key combinations via gnome-keybindings-properties.

The MSI and AA1's have different keyboards and key combinations, but they are all working now.

I've uploaded the gconf schema file here

You can install with gconftool-2 --install-schema-file=path_to_that_file, log out then log back in.

shift + F5 works to get you to an external display and back again.

Dave

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