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By LeoNg628, Senior Member on 24th May 2011, 08:25 PM
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from here:
http://www.openaos.org/archives/732

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With thanks to the post from katleastudio on xda to get me started, I created a debian lxde rootfs.img that works with the angstrom kernel from SDE. I documented the steps which can be found in the wiki entry Debian gen8 . There is also a download available for the rootfs.

Note: I tested this on an A101IT , but it should also work on other gen8 devices. For devices with resistive touchscreen it will need an additional calibration tool.

Things that work on Debian:

- Wifi

- Sound

- Video playback (no acceleration yet)

- Battery monitor

- Package manager

There is however still a lot to do like getting dsp, sgx , usb ports, bluetooth etc. It is just a nice image to play around with and get to know more about linux and your archos.

Below are some screenshots.



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24th May 2011, 08:49 PM |#2  
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from here:
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Yeah, i know this site
they have do the froyo roms for generation 7 (the A5IT)
i had this rom, but it works not good, but this looks great!
but i dojt kjow how to install it with the sde agstrom kernel.
Where do i get them? I flashed the kernel for UD
24th May 2011, 09:25 PM |#3  
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you should be able to get the Video drivers by doing this :
In The Terminal:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-omap3

and then to activate it:
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.cong

and add these lines to the document that you get
Section "Module"
Load "extmod"
Load "dbe"
Load "glx"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "record"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Builtin Default Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Builtin Default fbdev Device 0"
Driver "omapfb"
Option "fb" "/dev/fb0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Builtin Default fbdev Screen 0"
Device "Builtin Default fbdev Device 0"
Monitor "Builtin Default Monitor"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Builtin Default Layout"
Screen "Builtin Default fbdev Screen 0"

EndSection


THEN, for the usb, I think that to get the drivers going you have to have a usb peripherial connected when the device boots, try that... I might give it a try sooner or later, just I'm concentrating on my own right now
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Yeah, i know this site
they have do the froyo roms for generation 7 (the A5IT)
i had this rom, but it works not good, but this looks great!
but i dojt kjow how to install it with the sde agstrom kernel.
Where do i get them? I flashed the kernel for UD

I'm rather concern the bug of this release
25th May 2011, 06:57 AM |#5  
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If the video playback is okay, and there are few bug is acceptable.
I will try this Linux rather than any Android...
25th May 2011, 01:36 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by TjaXanK

you should be able to get the Video drivers by doing this :
In The Terminal:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-omap3

and then to activate it:
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.cong

and add these lines to the document that you get
Section "Module"
Load "extmod"
Load "dbe"
Load "glx"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "record"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Builtin Default Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Builtin Default fbdev Device 0"
Driver "omapfb"
Option "fb" "/dev/fb0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Builtin Default fbdev Screen 0"
Device "Builtin Default fbdev Device 0"
Monitor "Builtin Default Monitor"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Builtin Default Layout"
Screen "Builtin Default fbdev Screen 0"

EndSection


THEN, for the usb, I think that to get the drivers going you have to have a usb peripherial connected when the device boots, try that... I might give it a try sooner or later, just I'm concentrating on my own right now

You should send this to the openaos community
25th May 2011, 04:59 PM |#7  
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The omap video driver is already installed on the rootfs.img So no need to install it again.
Videoplayback works for a simple divx, but don't expect miracles without hardware acceleration. cpu will be working overtime to play it.
If you want excelent videoplayback use the original android.

If you want to try it, you have to install SDE from www.archos.com and install it. As stated on the site this will void your warranty.
Donwload the debianlxdefinal.img.tar.gz untar it rename it to rootfs.img and replace the rootfs.img in the root of your archos.

If you want to play around with linux, then this can be something for you.

If you are looking for something better working then the original android then you want to skip this.

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26th May 2011, 06:01 AM |#8  
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which version of debian you use, I want to install on it win2-7 pack (file that makes allmost any linux soft look like windows 7)
26th May 2011, 12:48 PM |#9  
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which version of debian you use, I want to install on it win2-7 pack (file that makes allmost any linux soft look like windows 7)

Please read exactly
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28th May 2011, 07:39 PM |#10  
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which version of debian you use, I want to install on it win2-7 pack (file that makes allmost any linux soft look like windows 7)

on this websites you can find the changes: http://www.debian-archos.com/
Go to download and download gnome beta 2, its 1.4GB
win2-7 pack is a gnome theme
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