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efika mx smarttop

Postby replabrobin » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:06 pm

Newit has a cortex a8 device http://www.newit.co.uk/shop/products.php?cat=22; anyone tried this out?
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Re: efika mx smarttop

Postby WarheadsSE » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:10 pm

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Re: efika mx smarttop

Postby kmihelich » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:21 pm

It should work fine with our v7 OMAP rootfs.
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Re: efika mx smarttop

Postby CPUnltd » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:39 am

I have one of these devices... has anyone figured out a way to get Arch Linux ARM install running on it yet? I'm willing to help that effort (would love to gett Arch Linux ARM install running on this and remove Ubuntu altogether... but getting an SD-based rootfs going to boot from is still a plus in my book)...

Hoping to start a real following in this area too! :D

EDIT!!!: companion conversation on powerdeveloper.org (efika forum)...
http://www.powerdeveloper.org/forums/vi ... 4742#14742
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Re: efika mx smarttop

Postby WarheadsSE » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:26 pm

If I could get my hands on one of these, I would have one :p
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Leap in progress!!

Postby CPUnltd » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:06 pm

Well, last night/this morning, I found out that Arch Linux ARM install CAN BOOT on the Efika!!! I took the rootfs that wejp made of Arch Linux ARM install for OpenPandora and extracted it to the 'installer' partition of an SD card formatted for reinstallation of Ubuntu on Efika. When I boot with the SD card in the slot, I get the actual login screen for Arch Linux ARM install... but the keyboard is not currently functional and the Efika's 'loading dots' (the 5 dots across the middle of the screen) are in a constant loop... so I figure it's a matter of drivers (and maybe a little firmware) that will be the deciding factor of how long it takes to get Arch Linux ARM install functional on the Efika being run via SD card (and possibly installable)! I'm going to play around with this more when I get home from work (about 3am CST, if I still have the energy :P) to see if I can splice some things together from the standard Efika image and the Arch Linux ARM install rootfs... if anyone has any ideas or insight as to how I can get the keyboard working, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, and I look forward to pulling this off! :D
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Re: efika mx smarttop

Postby CPUnltd » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:55 pm

is not the official name of the 'distro' here Arch Linux ARM install Linux?

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Re: efika mx smarttop

Postby WarheadsSE » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:28 pm

Nope: Arch Linux ARM or alarm
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Re: efika mx smarttop

Postby CPUnltd » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:31 pm

fair enough... well, substitute Arch Linux ARM for Arch Linux ARM install in all the things I have said... I do recall on the Arch Linux ARM site seeing an actual link that said "Arch Linux ARM install Linux"... so I ran with that...
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Re: efika mx smarttop

Postby WarheadsSE » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:35 pm

No problem, we're just pointing it out :) no offense intended :mrgreen:
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