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Post 31 made on Wednesday January 4, 2006 at 10:09
misch
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Hi!

Last days I read a lot about embedded linux and flash devices:

Ipronto is working with jffs2 - a file system for devices with flash rom instead of hdd.

The memory is partitioned into 7 partitions:

0 - boot image
1- linux kernel
2 - filesystem (I think this is what is called "root file system")
3 - intent
4 - storage
5 - epg
6 - icf

what i found out while analysing the update script: Everything is ok as long as partition 0 is untouched. If you modify the kernel image or the file system the worst what can happen is ipronto will crash during boot sequence.

In case of crashing linux kernel just run the original update process and the firmware is restored. After that the ipronto should work fine again.

But NEVER touche partition 0!! If this partition is damaged, Ipronto will not boot and there is nearly nothing you can to by yourself to restore the system.

misch

p.s.: Today i downloaded the vmware player and a suse machine where i will try to mount the jffs2 image. I hope it works.
http://www.kineticarm.com - your place to play online games
http://www.flashgameblog.at - My blog about flash game making
http://www.lueftenegger.at
Post 32 made on Wednesday January 4, 2006 at 16:43
SirKalle
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Hi Mich,

thanks for the link. Funny ....

If you google for "java applets ..." you will find many on the web. It seems that even some of the 1.4 version apps are supported with the iPronto browser, I was surprised!

I didn't find anything with sound. Did you find a demo applet with sound? Just to see if java can access the speakers ....

Best regards,

Kalle
Post 33 made on Thursday January 5, 2006 at 03:53
misch
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Hi!

I was also looking for an applet playing sound. I didn't finy any working on the ipronto.

I didn't recognize any system what java version is running and what is not. All applets made by myself have to be compiled with "-target 1.2 -source 1.1" and than you fine 1.4 version applets - i am a bit confused.

Actually I am trying to write into a file but after each write operation the file is complettly empty. I think it would be so helpful to have the capability to edit files.

misch
http://www.kineticarm.com - your place to play online games
http://www.flashgameblog.at - My blog about flash game making
http://www.lueftenegger.at
Post 34 made on Thursday January 5, 2006 at 04:38
misch
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Hi!

You can download the Source for RC9800 from the philips page.

Who we have to send flowers to get the source for the ipronto?

misch
http://www.kineticarm.com - your place to play online games
http://www.flashgameblog.at - My blog about flash game making
http://www.lueftenegger.at
Post 35 made on Friday January 6, 2006 at 18:25
misch
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Hi!

This there good and bad news:

I updated my file editor and now it is able to write files, but

good:
I was not able to cut files - so you can not make files shorter than they are.
I display read and wright rights of files and directories, but it seams these java functions are not working correctly - so don't trust in "rw" :-)
[Link: lueftenegger.at]

bad:
Last time I talked about mounting a jffs2 image at alinux machine. It seams this dowsn't work or it is more difficult than I thought.

misch
http://www.kineticarm.com - your place to play online games
http://www.flashgameblog.at - My blog about flash game making
http://www.lueftenegger.at
Post 36 made on Monday January 9, 2006 at 11:41
mj_blue
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Hi,

semi newbie who has been using ipronto for a bit but would love to be able to get it to play streamed music from my nomad music streamer.

my pocketpc can do it, surely this can too?
Unfortunately without the source code I don't think we'll be able to modify what we have but may be able to start again. It shouldn't be that difficult to create a new linux image that will contain video player / mp3 player.

I have some linux friends who may be able to help out on this.

I have previoulsy converted my ipa3800 to running linux with the info at handhelds.org, I'll have a look in more detail at what is going on overe there. They have a linux distro for the X-Scale which should work

I was also looking for an applet playing sound.
I didn't finy any working on the ipronto.

[Link: javaonthebrain.com]

Does this work? I'll also try this when I get home

Last edited by mj_blue on January 9, 2006 11:58.
Post 37 made on Monday January 9, 2006 at 14:35
SirKalle
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Fortunately the most games/graphic demos are working very nice :-)

However, it seems to me that the browser of the iPronto is not able to produce sound - or somehow this feature just turned off.

No sound at all :-((((

If you find the config file to enable it just let me know :-)

Best regards,

Kalle
Post 38 made on Wednesday January 11, 2006 at 11:21
mj_blue
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It seems that the ipronto will never be able to play sound as all sound calls are made using 'hostjni' (I'm not sure excatly what it means) but the basics are that all sounds calls make a call to the local filesystem for the file.

i.e the beep is on the locl afilesystem and even if an applet asks for say 'bong.au' it will work if that bong.au is on the local filesystem but won't if it is a remote file.

So in otherword s.. no sound is possible at all

I have also found out how to get a bootloader prompt on a serial connection, this will allow you to boot any linux X-Scale image, if anybody thinks thay may have eeven the slightest bit of interest in how to get a different linux image on this device then ask
Post 39 made on Thursday January 12, 2006 at 14:24
misch
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Hi!

The folder "/storage" is writeable for applets. So an applet could write he soundfile into this folder and play it from the local filesystem.

misch
http://www.kineticarm.com - your place to play online games
http://www.flashgameblog.at - My blog about flash game making
http://www.lueftenegger.at
Post 40 made on Thursday January 12, 2006 at 15:54
misch
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Hi!

How did you get the bootloader prompt on a serial connection?

misch
http://www.kineticarm.com - your place to play online games
http://www.flashgameblog.at - My blog about flash game making
http://www.lueftenegger.at
Post 41 made on Friday January 13, 2006 at 14:23
ak1512000
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Carry on guys ! I don't understand a word but it seems very interesting ... Anyway I hope you'll find what we are all looking for because I love this remote too !!
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Post 42 made on Saturday January 14, 2006 at 15:12
misch
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Hi!

Today i managed to open my ipronto :-)

LCD panel: lb064v02
CPU: pxa255a0c400
USB: isp1161abd
Audio/Touchscreen:uvb1400be

All fotos(zipped) 12MB. Just ask me.

misch
http://www.kineticarm.com - your place to play online games
http://www.flashgameblog.at - My blog about flash game making
http://www.lueftenegger.at
Post 43 made on Sunday January 15, 2006 at 18:31
Jean-Max
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On January 14, 2006 at 15:12, misch said...
Hi!
Today i managed to open my ipronto :-)
LCD panel: lb064v02
CPU: pxa255a0c400
USB: isp1161abd
Audio/Touchscreen:uvb1400be
All fotos(zipped) 12MB. Just ask me.
misch

Interested ; I send you an MP with my E-mail
Thanks & Best regards
Jean-Max
Post 44 made on Monday January 16, 2006 at 13:26
Jean-Max
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On January 14, 2006 at 15:12, misch said...
Hi!
Today i managed to open my ipronto :-)
LCD panel: lb064v02
CPU: pxa255a0c400
USB: isp1161abd
Audio/Touchscreen:uvb1400be
All fotos(zipped) 12MB. Just ask me.
misch

Your Photos were well received - Thanks -
(Are they shot with a mobile phone ?)

They are now on my "Ipronto web zone" ;)
[Link: montaleigne.free.fr]
Jean-Max
Post 45 made on Monday January 16, 2006 at 17:03
misch
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Hi!

No, it is not a mobile. I used an pld VHS cam on my hauppauge tv card ;-)

misch
http://www.kineticarm.com - your place to play online games
http://www.flashgameblog.at - My blog about flash game making
http://www.lueftenegger.at
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