[ALPHA 2 - DEC 22] Arch Linux ARM + Gnome 3

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[ALPHA 2 - DEC 22] Arch Linux ARM + Gnome 3

Postby crimsonredmk » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:37 am

Arch Linux ARM for TouchPad ALPHA 2

Before upgrading WebOS to 3.0.5, move custom uImages out of webOS's /boot! If you do not, you'll end up with a hard-to-doctor device! After upgrading, move them back in.

Run pacman -Syu and reboot for a much better touchscreen driver!

Now with Gnome 3!

The purpose of this build is to be lightweight and to bring together the community to package up a distribution for the TouchPad and share our findings with good documentation and easy code, and to demonstrate what is working and what is not.

All the documentation will be in text files and in the README here: https://github.com/crimsonredmk/ArchLinuxARM-TouchPad

Installation
Read the README here: https://github.com/crimsonredmk/ArchLinuxARM-TouchPad and make sure you understand what works and what does not.

Download here (only when not following Installation.md).

Issues
No webcam. No sound. No Bluetooth.
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Re: [OFFICIAL] [NATIVE] HP TouchPad

Postby Nolhian » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:15 pm

Wow, that's awesome news, great job !
Can't wait to have arch on my TouchPad !
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Re: [OFFICIAL] [NATIVE] HP TouchPad

Postby crimsonredmk » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:57 pm

People also don't want a bash shell when booting up. What do we throw on here to make it touch-friendly? Right now I can confirm XFCE4 is working, but it's not touch-friendly at all.

Ideas?
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Re: [OFFICIAL] [NATIVE] HP TouchPad

Postby sailerboy » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:27 pm

I vote for Enlightenment (E17). It's in the Arch community repository, and in theory, it should work on ARM, if it hasn't already been compiled for ArchLinuxARM. It's a fairly popular DE that's used in SHR, and it has a touch interface and a keyboard built in.
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Enlightenment e17

Postby amenditman » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:57 am

Definitely need to go with e17. Lots of touch interface work already complete. Already ported to and running on ARM architecture. Nothing else is anywhere near it in appearance/function/economy of resources.

Edit - Also, been reading a bit about Debian base with LXDE on Archos touchscreen devices. They are running ARM processors but not necessarily the same as the Touchpad.
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Re: [OFFICIAL] [NATIVE] HP TouchPad

Postby Varemenos » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:26 pm

I guess we could use e17 for now and then switch to another DE if its not what people wants/likes?
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Re: [OFFICIAL] [NATIVE] HP TouchPad

Postby amenditman » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:54 pm

I ordered the cables from Amazon. Be on board in a week or so.
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Re: [OFFICIAL] [NATIVE] HP TouchPad

Postby crimsonredmk » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:15 pm

e17 looks like crap though (prove me wrong with screenshots), LXDE's LXLauncher looks simple so that could be an alternative. Obviously must have an on-screen-keyboard. Then we can stick network-manager or wicd in to configure Wi-Fi.
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Re: [OFFICIAL] [NATIVE] HP TouchPad

Postby amenditman » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:41 pm

e17 can be made to look like anything you want, that's one of it's best features. There are tons of videos at YouTube with cool stuff setup. Also, Bodhi Linux uses e17 by default and has a bunch of nice desktops.

You Tube - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... l1.6.1l8l0

Bodhi Linux - http://www.bodhilinux.com/gallerydotw.php

I am in favor of LXDE as I have used it extensively and it is dead simple. The deal with Enlightenment is that is very different from anything else you have ever used and everything is customizable. (Many people think there are too many options) Doesn't make it bad, just a learning curve to get it looking awesome.
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Re: [OFFICIAL] [NATIVE] HP TouchPad

Postby kmihelich » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:07 pm

My vote is on KDE Plasma Active :)
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