Trolltech Qtopia (not X11) on 2008.8 base rootfs

Lorn Potter lpotter at
Tue Sep 9 00:29:44 CEST 2008

Cédric Berger wrote:
> I would like to be able to install Trolltech's Qtopia on top of a
> fresh distro such as the latest testing 2008.8 base distro.
> For now I mostly use qtopia distro form
> The rootfs released by can't opkg upgrade. It uses
> buildhost, not available anymore.
> I could not find what is needed to have Qtopia work on a given rootfs ?
> So far, I just tried installing /opt/Nokia/Qtopia/ stuff on 2008.8
> base (from ),
> then (after a /etc/init.d/xserver-nodm stop ), launching
> /opt/Nokia/Qtopia/    (or putting it in /etc/init.d/ and
> rebooting).

do /opt/Nokia/Qtopia/ start
or ln -s /etc/init.d/ /etc/rc5.d/
to make it start up automatically on boot. (dont forget to remove the link in /etc/rc5.d to xserver-nodm

> It did not work (stays on empty screen with cursor only)
> Do I have to put something more in /home/root ? Or elsewhere ?
> Disable something more in 2008.8 ?
> Once this work, what I would be cool is to be able to quickly switch
> beetween 2008.8 X11 stuff and Qtopia framebuffer based stuff :
> 2 scripts, one to do the stop X11 server and some services then aunch
> qpe,  and one for the other way around.
> Is it as easy as it looks ?
> This would replace what I do now : shutdown then reboot on another partition...
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Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Software Engineer, Systems Group, Trolltech, a Nokia company

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