[WIP] Debian on the TouchPad

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JeffHoogland

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Howdy Folks,

Just poking my head out here in the forums to let people know that I am working on getting Debian booting natively on the TouchPad. Currently have Testing booting with a version of my Enlightenment packages for the desktop. Once I have something I feel is stable and polished I'll share with the class.

Many thanks to all those who have already gotten other Linux variations running on the TouchPad, their docs and help on IRC have been very needed.

Also since HP Opted to open source the touchpad, I've opened a subforum for it in the Bodhi ARM Section - http://forums.bodhilinux.com/index.php?/forum/37-hp-touchpad/

Alpha Image:

You can find the rootFS, uImage and install directions here.

Not sure I'm going to be remembering to update this thread, please check here for further updates - http://forums.bodhilinux.com/index.php?/forum/37-hp-touchpad/

Cheers,
~Jeff
 
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JeffHoogland

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Thanks for sharing that - I've already implemented it on my personal image.

I'm hoping to be able to work through getting 3D driver working in the next few days - once that happens (or in another day) I'll post an "alpha 1" image with my updates. Such as that screen update and a few other small improvements :)

~Jeff
 
Jun 22, 2010
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Good to hear

Glad to hear that you're making such great progress! So on arch linux pacman -Syu would upgrade the touch screen driver. Is there something similar that could be done via debian? Can apt-get fetch the graphics driver?
 

JeffHoogland

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Code:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Is what runs all the updates on Debian, however as this is a developmental preview (aka I'm still cobbling things together) the current touch screen driver was not installed via the package manager - so it cannot be updated through it.

~Jeff
 
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Jun 22, 2010
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Odd

I've been using it for maybe 20 minutes... about 10 minutes ago the touchscreen fixed itself. I have no idea why this would happen... I haven't rebooted. Anyways, I can accurately click, drag, type (on the keyboard) ... again, I have no idea why it is working so much better without me doing anything...
 

Torakiki76

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i can't wait for the final release...thanks for porting Bodhi on Touchpad!

waiting also for a demo video....
 

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    Howdy Folks,

    Just poking my head out here in the forums to let people know that I am working on getting Debian booting natively on the TouchPad. Currently have Testing booting with a version of my Enlightenment packages for the desktop. Once I have something I feel is stable and polished I'll share with the class.

    Many thanks to all those who have already gotten other Linux variations running on the TouchPad, their docs and help on IRC have been very needed.

    Also since HP Opted to open source the touchpad, I've opened a subforum for it in the Bodhi ARM Section - http://forums.bodhilinux.com/index.php?/forum/37-hp-touchpad/

    Alpha Image:

    You can find the rootFS, uImage and install directions here.

    Not sure I'm going to be remembering to update this thread, please check here for further updates - http://forums.bodhilinux.com/index.php?/forum/37-hp-touchpad/

    Cheers,
    ~Jeff
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    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    Is what runs all the updates on Debian, however as this is a developmental preview (aka I'm still cobbling things together) the current touch screen driver was not installed via the package manager - so it cannot be updated through it.

    ~Jeff
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    I've added an alpha image to the source forge files.

    See first post.

    ~Jeff