Talk:HP TouchPad

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--JF 19:38, 5 September 2011 (MDT) Some questions:

  • Did you guys have any issue installing WebOS Quick Install? (novacom driver issue?)
  • Some ebuilds are on Sunrise (outdated), maybe we should bump them into Funtoo? (I can get this done somewhere this week)
  • After installing novacom manually, WebOS Quick Install still doesn't see my TouchPad. Any clue?

Edit :

  • I had to run manually the novacomd from /opt/Palm/novacomd. Preware installed now :)


--JF 09:23, 8 September 2011 (MDT)

On my touchpad, there is no /mnt/internal. The vfat filesystem is mounted on /media/internal

-- drobbins

Was a typo, now fixed... :)

-- 404

Seem we need a functional ARM cross-compilation toolchain, I have some long terms projects running a an ARM processor not counting it would give me extra compilation power to use my x86 desktop for SPARC stages. I can give it a look once my emergencies are cleared.

-- drobbins

We will be using http://landley.net/aboriginal/ which provides a distro-agnostic cross-compile toolchain. This is not absolutely necessary for the TouchPad port though as we have a Gentoo seed stage already, so Metro can build a new stage directly on the TouchPad.

--JF 19:01, 8 September 2011 (MDT)

Another small point : I had to remount / read-write in order to create /mnt/gentoo. If you remember having to do so, you should add "mount -o remount,rw /" in the setup of the loopback :)

--JF 20:33, 11 September 2011 (MDT)

On my touchpad, the vfat filesystem didn't allow me to create an image of more than 4GB. I decided to restart the Gentoo installation using a "real" ext3 partition following parts of this guide : [[1]]. Note that doing so will require to "reset" the touchpad to defaults (but it will keep your personal files). I created a 12GB ext3 partition, and then reinstalled preware/F4/Xecutah/Govnah/etc

-- drobbins

You can also use ATA over Ethernet to remotely mount a filesystem if you are using the F4 kernel. This way you can have fast remote storage over WIFI. The key here is to optimize WIFI performance and keep the screen on.