OpenWrt on your Neo - some updates...
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Tue Jul 7 00:25:06 CEST 2009
long time no news regarding OpenWrt <-> the Openmoko Neo devices; but it
We think we now reached a state which justifies providing
- an update what's up
- an image and environment to play around with
== So, what happened last 6 months?
- kernel 184.108.40.206 is running
we extracted all neo-specific patches from the OM-kernel-tree and
created an atomic and maintainable patchset for the Neo (Lars did great
- clean, stable and accelerated graphics system
thanks to the gorgeous work of the xf86-video-glamo developers, finally
there's no need for <Xglamo> anymore - acceleration is done from within
an usual <Xorg> with the glamo-driver used. The infamous WSOD should be
ultimately purged out.
- GPS works
the amazing application <tangoGPS> is also available as an
- performance tuned
due to it's architecture itself, fixed bugs and found ways for
optimizations through all layers, OpenWrt now boots in less than 1
minute into illume (very first boot excluded)
- software added/upgraded
besides lot's of just OpenWrt-related improvements, also typical
OM-community-used packages were added and upgraded to recent versions
(e.g. tangogps, enlightenment/the whole efl-suite, paroli, fso, connman,
- a beautiful bootsplash
real beauty can't be described by words
- phone calls are still possible
thanks to paroli, the basic phone stuff is (still) working (phone calls,
messages, contacts, etc.)
== Images / environment
Images can be found here: http://nanl.de/files/openwrt/openmoko/
Mind - that, as usual for OpenWrt - the default IP of your device will
be "192.168.1.1" and the only running service will be <telnet> on port
After logging in and setting a password, <telnetd> is getting replaced
through <sshd> (port 22).
The mentioned files/images have the prefix "20090706_r16709_1", based on
It seems there are some problems with "Qi" at the moment; in case you're
using Qi please try using u-boot from NOR-flash until this issue is
== In case of errors/failures and resulting aggressions, ultimate
happiness or just questions and criticism...
...please do not hesitate to tell us your thoughts and feelings.
There's also a wiki-page about OpenWrt on the Neo:
http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/OpenWrt (thanks to Romuald "neomilium"
Conty at this point, for his great work of co-maintaining the wiki-page,
testing and making lot's of great suggestions what could be done
Try it out :)
mirko (the other one)
On Fri, 2009-01-30 at 19:58 +0100, Mirko Vogt wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I'm glad to announce that OpenWrt now has basic support for the Openmoko GTA02 "Freerunner"!
> There's still lot's of work to do but let's see what's already working for now:
> - kernel (2.6.28) is building and booting (merging the Openmoko and OpenWrt patchsets, whereof one (and that's not ours ;)) consists of either over 620 little non-atomic patches or one 10MB patchblob [kudos to git!], is no picnic (thanks to the work of Michael "mb" Buesch at this point!)
> - D-Bus and the freesmartphone.org reference implementation (they import the libc.so.6 via ctypes - I was really puzzled when python told me it can't find my libc, because I was using the uclibc)
> - Xglamo with acceleration (in the beginning Xglamo just crashed, even JTAG wasn't available anymore; it took us weeks to figure out that a compiler bug was the cause (thanks to Felix Fietkau, Holger Freyther and Lars Clausen) - Lars btw. is currently making good progress to get glamo acceleration working within Xorg)
> - the EFL (enlightenment foundation libraries) and enlightenment including illume (needs some more love to make it really fit into the OpenWrt-environment - currently <edje_cc> and <eet> are required as pre-installed host tools)
> - paroli phone application suite (in case it's working ;))
> A few days ago we established the first OpenWrt<->OpenWrt phone call which worked out of the box after flashing our devices - so we thought that might be a good occasion for an announcement :)
> We're pleased for all of your feedback and any kind of help is highly appreciated!
> Thanks a lot!
> mirko (the other one)
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