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[ALPHA 2 - DEC 22] Arch Linux ARM + Gnome 3

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By crimsonredmk, Junior Member on 26th November 2011, 07:53 PM
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Arch Linux ARM for TouchPad ALPHA 2

Run pacman -Syu and reboot for a MUCH better, perfect touchscreen!

Now with Gnome 3!

The purpose of this build is to be lightweight and to bring together the community to package up a distribution for the TouchPad and share our findings with good documentation and easy code, and to demonstrate what is working and what is not.

The following is the official Arch Linux ARM forum thread: http://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1948

All the documentation will be in text files and in the README here: https://github.com/crimsonredmk/ArchLinuxARM-TouchPad

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Read the README here: https://github.com/crimsonredmk/ArchLinuxARM-TouchPad and make sure you understand what works and what does not.

Download here (only when not following Installation.md)

Issues
No webcam. No sound. No Bluetooth.
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26th November 2011, 07:54 PM |#2  
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Dec. 22 - Gnome 3 is out with the 2nd alpha build. Touch support is a little bit better and xinput_calibrator is included in the menus. Gnome Shell is not working yet, but if you've been avoiding Gnome 3 on a desktop because it's too tablet-centric...well...no more excuses. If you've installed alpha 1, you can either reformat with mkfs.ext3 /dev/store/arch-root and follow the rest of the guide, using this new alpha build instead. Also, the boot logo has been confirmed working.

Dec. 18 - Huge new release for developers and people who like being frustrated. I forgot to install fonts, so pacman -Ss ttf for a list. Also, you need to tell wicd to use "eth0" as the wireless interface in the preferences. Also of importance - we've renamed the LVM partition to be arch-root. The new kernel must be installed to use this new root. If you want to see our logo, don't set verbose on and download the .tga file from our Github and stick it in /boot.

Nov. 28 - Moboot 0.3.5 is out! This means the public can install and use Arch Linux ARM on the TouchPad, natively. Read the README!
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26th November 2011, 10:26 PM |#3  
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Finally

cant wait for a fully functional native Archlinux port (mostly, i want a touchscreen keyboard while waiting for the one i ordered to come)
26th November 2011, 11:13 PM |#4  
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finally DD

seems like we can now only see more and more great things to happen

would be impressed so see some progress on dynamic binary transmission or what it's called too..

did u use lvm or what jcsullins was talking about?
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26th November 2011, 11:31 PM |#5  
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Would this be a triple boot? anyway when I have Ubuntu chrooted in cm7 a2 and a3, it always fails apt-get and apt-get update, so no GUI for me :/ any help?
27th November 2011, 12:06 AM |#6  
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finally DD

seems like we can now only see more and more great things to happen

would be impressed so see some progress on dynamic binary transmission or what it's called too..

did u use lvm or what jcsullins was talking about?

im pretty sure its via lvm since he credits jcsullin's lvm method for it
27th November 2011, 02:13 AM |#7  
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Wow, this is great! I'll try it out on my Touchpad when I get home since its just sitting in a room doing nothing... haha
If I can turn it into an Arch PC using this, it would be great! Thanks for your hard work!
27th November 2011, 04:23 AM |#8  
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I didn't notice that Googling moboot 0.3.4v would bring up a total of 2 results. You guys should really wait for 0.3.5 to come out. Don't bother anyone to hurry up with it.
27th November 2011, 06:28 PM |#9  
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moboot 0.3.5 reaaaaally needs to drop cuz I need my Ubuntu! great job devs!
28th November 2011, 02:11 AM |#10  
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moboot 0.3.5
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moboot 0.3.5 reaaaaally needs to drop cuz I need my Ubuntu! great job devs!

OK. Done.

Note that this release only adds the "verbose boot" option (see README
for details). It does NOT add the boot from lvm or general config support.

Get it here: http://code.google.com/p/moboot/downloads/list
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28th November 2011, 03:25 AM |#11  
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Hell thats awesome.. Please someone make a video of arch running on the TouchPad.. I don't have a touchpad to test it on right now and I am dying hard to see how it runs..

Big ups for the devs..

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