Customizing official Debian
thomas at familytreedna.com
Wed Aug 20 17:53:10 CEST 2008
follow the 2 steps which you cited below.
With Automatic Login you shouldn't need to log in.
This is what helped for me too.
If you insist in having a logon screen (I don't think this is necessary
on a OM device) you will need to add a launcher for the matchbox
keyboard at the end of your kdm launcher script.
Once you're logged in, you can access the matchbox keyboard from Start >
In my version Zhone wasn't completely de-installed, but it could be
launched with STart > Office > Zhone.
I didn't test the functionality however because I don't have a working
GSM card right now.
I'm stuck with Verizon right now and I don't want to switch to T-mobile
before they come out with their Android phone.
I am absolutely happy with my xfce4 desktop. This is what I was thinking
about when I bought my OM Freerunner.
For a basic finger friendly phone I launch OM2008.8 from the flash and
for the real stuff I have Debian on a 8 GB card.
After a little work things start to get interesting.
BTW I needed to format the boot partition in vfat. EXT2 didn't work
because the modification of the u-boot_env nearly bricked my Freerunner.
For some reason the modification script wasn't able to modify my
environment section. I got size differences and consistent crc errors.
Flashing the OM with the corrupt environment fas fatal. Thank goodness I
saved my old environment file so that I was able to recover it.
Now I have vfat on my boot partition and everything works fine.
C R McClenaghan wrote:
> Following your lead several days later, while installing xfce4 and
> gdm, zhone-session, frameworkd and several other FSO components were
> uninstalled. What are you using for a phone application? Also, with
> the referenced error below, how do you respond to the screen prompt
> from GDM about X already running? I can't get a keyboard to pop up at
> that point and there isn't an okay button to select with a stylus.
> Coincidentally, I also can't get in via USB networking at that point.
> On Aug 16, 2008, at 8:35 PM, sparky mat wrote:
>> After 10 minutes of playing with Zhone, I dumped zhone-session for
>> gdm and xfce4.
>> I ran into this trouble. On reboot, it said that X was already
>> running, and it was trying to run it again. Snooping around, I find
>> that /etc/init.d/zhone-sesion and /et/rc[2-5].d/S20zhone-sesion were
>> still around and trying to start X. Removing these files solved this
>> Keyboard was messy, so enabled auto-login (steps below)
>> 1. created a user
>> 2. Added this to the 'Daemon' section of /etc/gdm/gdm.conf
>> AutomaticLogin=<user name>
>> Now I am looking for a MUCH lighter window manager. Xfce4 is too
>> heavy!! :) . How good is Matchbox/Fluxbox usability-wise and
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