[MeeGo-dev] meego in the pandaboard
Víctor M. Jáquez L.
vjaquez at igalia.com
Mon Nov 8 08:03:29 PST 2010
On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 08:23:20AM -0600, Garcia, Jaime wrote:
> From: meego-dev-bounces at meego.com [meego-dev-bounces at meego.com] On Behalf Of Víctor M. Jáquez L. [vjaquez at igalia.com]
> Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 3:44 PM
> To: meego-dev at meego.com
> Subject: [MeeGo-dev] meego in the pandaboard
> >I found that there is a wiki page for this topic , which provides a
> >kick-start file for generating the file system, which is more than enough as a
> >starting point.
> we now have a more recent kickstart file, just testing to release it to community
> >Nevertheless, the kernel did not work for me. Neither the boot.src provides
> >the correct kernel parameters for the video subsystem. Hence, I borrowed what
> >currently works: the x-loader, u-boot and kernel of the Ubuntu Maverick
> >Meerkat for the Panda.
> Sure, for now it looks like the current kernel in wiki only gives you a
> prompt shell, we're updating our wiki to point to the kernel that actually
> >For the x-loader and the u-boot I just copied the binaries from the Ubuntu
> >SD. The boot.src I got rid of the initrd fanciness. And for the kernel, I
> >grabbed the latest Ubuntu’s kernel from its git repository and using the
> >config file also from the SD.
> >My first approach was to have GLX/EGL through the SGX kernel module, which
> >also comes in the Ubuntu image. You can find the kernel module and the
> >proprietary libraries in the OMAP4 PPA .
> >This approach failed though: The Meego’s compositor (mcompositor) could not
> >render correctly in both monitors where I tested the result.
> right now we are actually working to bring up GFX
Great! Is there a place where I can grab the latest sources/binaries?
> >So, my alternative approach was get rid of the compositor and launch directly
> >the duihome, the window manager. In order to do that, you must change the file
> >/etc/sysconfig/uxlaunch, with
> >+session= /usr/bin/duihome -software -show-cursor
> >The -software parameter request to use software rendering, not
> >accelerated. The -show-cursor requests for a mouse pointer. Those options are
> >consumed by meegotouch library. Nevertheless, each application must be
> >launched explicitly with them.
> >In order to circumvent this issue, there is already an environment variable
> >for the -software: M_USE_SOFTWARE_RENDERING=1. But for the -show-cursor there
> >is none. Although it is not difficult to implement .
> >Et voilà, we have a singing & dancing Meego environment. But still, the UI
> >transitions are really missed.
> we currently going to release a more recent kickstart file (for today) that
> takes care of this configurations, so no more modifications "by hand" needed
That sounds wonderful too, but do you have some repository for it? I think
that my clone repository in gitorious is the right path rather than a file in
the meego's wiki.
> >Next step: Syslink, DOMX and GStreamer.
> It will be great if you can contribute and help, keep going ;)
I'd love to but how? I won't like to duplicate efforts.
> >2. http://gitorious.org/~vjaquez/meego-os-base/vjaquez-image-configurations
> >3. https://launchpad.net/~tiomap-dev/+archive/release
> >4. http://people.igalia.com/vjaquez/patches/meegotouch.patch
> Jaime Garcia
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