[QtMoko] New images with experimental X support

HouYu Li karadog at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 01:23:56 CEST 2009

Hi, Radek. Is there any difference in Qtmoko binary for X and non-X??

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 6:06 AM, Radek Polak <psonek2 at seznam.cz> wrote:

> Hi,
> i am just uploading new QtMoko images that are based on debian and that
> now support running X application from Qtopia.
> You can download from:
> http://activationrecord.net/radekp/qtmoko/download/uImage-x4.bin
> http://activationrecord.net/radekp/qtmoko/download/qtmoko-debian-x4.jffs2
> http://activationrecord.net/radekp/qtmoko/download/qtmoko-debian-x4.tar.gz
> MD5 sums:
> f64f5ff2e7dad0202e7cb69d263d006d  uImage-x4.bin
> f475d010bc020b9290d7c07b54584860  qtmoko-debian-x4.jffs2
> feb42b7f9e1881bdcea9799edd8e4dce  qtmoko-debian-x4.tar.gz
> Changes from previous version:
> - images are called x4 (because of X windows support), images without X
> will be called v4
> - logging should now work
> - better UI speed
> - rotation should work
> - apt-get should work out of the box
> - new application QX which is used as launcher for X applications
> - included tangogps and scummvm
> - /dev/mmcblk0p1 mounts to /media/card now and /dev/mmcblk0p4 as swap.
> X applications:
> I have howto [1] for building QtMoko debian rootfs so some details are
> there.
> As I said you have to use QX launcher which will allow you to start X
> application in fullscreen. You can exit the application when you press
> the touchscreen for 5 seconds. The application will be then paused and
> you can either kill it or continue. The support for switching tasks
> between Qtopia and X application is still missing.
> If you have problems with X applications on first boot, reboot should
> fix it.
> You should also have swap enabled because there is not much memory left
> when running Qtopia and X application side by side. QtMoko defaultly
> counts with swap on /dev/mmcblk0p4 (4th primary partition on your SD
> card).
> Btw as you can see the images are getting really big now. I will work on
> this but i would be glad for any help in this area. If you take a look
> what takes most of the space then we have this list:
> 1/ Kernel modules - i use packaging config so that we can use both Qi
> and uboot. But packaging modules take 30MB space. So we probably need
> slimmer config. Any ideas?
> 2/ Python - i would prefer to get rid of this package. Takes like 10+
> megabytes. It's dependency for alsa-utils package - which is bug (or
> relict from old times) in debian (and should be fixed in next debian).
> We can either use custom or newer alsa-utils.
> 3/ Perl - i guess we cant get rid of this one.
> 4/ Locales - how to get rid of locales that are not needed?
> 5/ cc1 - do we need compiler as default package in phone?
> So i will be glad for comments and maybe tips for other useful
> applications and also for tips how to make the images smaller.
> Cheers
> Radek
> PS: going to sleep, images should be there in like 2 hours.
> [1]
> http://activationrecord.net/radekp/qtmoko/download/debian_rootfs_howto.txt
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Best Regards

HouYu Li, Karajan

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