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#1 Elw3

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:11 PM

Quickstart:
1.get an SD card (4gb minimum for this doc but it would fit on 2)
2.format it to ext2
3.download the latest image at https://sourceforge..../?source=navbar
4.copy file into the SD root dir
5.open a terminal inside the card or cd into it
6.enter
sudo tar xfv *.tar.gz
7.wait till it is finished, note that the tar command can still write even when it says finished, so please check the access led before removing the card.
8.insert into the pandoras left card slot
9.enjoy

advanced install:
copy over "/etc/pandora/conf" from you other OS to get your settings right from the beginning.
check you mhz setting. my default is 800mhz and opp3, that might be too high for classic and too low for 1ghz
users.
there is no touchscreen calibration tool, if you need to you must write the raw numbers into /etc/X11/xorg.conf


about this system:
debian7 armhf with bodhi repo.
username and passwort is booth "bodhi"
if you have the old cpu: do not upgrade the system!

about the pnd system:
it is a bit hacky. it does not work if the volume is formated with fat. (found the error but not fixed yet)
the big reload button scans the folders /pandora/desktop and /pandora/menu and only them nothing else. folders, not pnd and spaces in the name will create an rubbish icon.
it probably also crashes the gui... just for seconds tho, and its a one time thing anyway.
you can also right click a file and use open with>pnd-run.
overall it should have a working % similar to sl4p.

shortcuts:
pandora button > control screen
shoulder buttons + left or right > change workspace
shoulder buttons + x > close
shoulder buttons + up > maximize
shoulder buttons + down > next window
fn + del > screenshot
start + select + space > everything

commands:
sdscan > searches the pnd dir and creates menu entrys (quick)
sdscanz > " also grabs the icon (slow and buggy)
those need sudo in front:
pnd-run > obvious, note the - instead of _
jailrun > passes a command to super zaxxon, for example "sudo jailrun thunar"
cpumeter > turns the charging led into a cpu indicator. pretty much useless on the pandora.


shots:
Spoiler


to do:
fix tv out
button for usb-otg
add touch screen calibration tool
make a keymap
fix midoris missing address bar
make pnds run from fat
make nm-applet see 3g modems or add a phone tool
possible: store settings into ram to disable sd card usage
bluetooth
ditch multiuser system in favour of an all root system
upgrade!


if you can, leave feedback here as i barely visit the pandora boards.
Bad Wolf



A big thank you to everyone who contributes to Bodhi Linux


#2 PackageEdge

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 03:16 AM

Haven't tried this yet, but I'm putting it on my todo list. Just want to say I very much support what you are doing!

#3 pizzulicchio

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:57 PM

Hi,
i have tested your tarball on my first model pandora.
All is working perfectly but if i try to update the system with an apt-get upgrade ( no dist-upgrade ) at the next reboot enlightment crash and no desktop is avaible.
Do you have in plannig a next release of bodhilinux for pandora?

#4 Elw3

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:30 PM

All is working perfectly but if i try to update the system with an apt-get upgrade ( no dist-upgrade ) at the next reboot enlightment crash and no desktop is avaible.

upgrade does pretty much the same as dist-upgrade. yes the current E built is faulty and wont run on the old models. the rpi has the same problem, hopefully jeff will fix that.
if you need to upgrade something you need to select the package manually or you need to pin Enlightenment. it is working on the 1ghz unit hence i did not pinned it.

Do you have in plannig a next release of bodhilinux for pandora?

well this is the third already. i will keep that updated as long as i own a pandora and as soon as i make major changes to my own system.
see the to do list about what is coming.

thx for the feedback btw
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#5 pizzulicchio

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:05 PM

Hi
can i update my pandora to the latest version of bodhilinux ? is it safe?
or you have to do a new tar.gz?

thank you again for your support for the openpandora!

upgrade does pretty much the same as dist-upgrade. yes the current E built is faulty and wont run on the old models. the rpi has the same problem, hopefully jeff will fix that.
if you need to upgrade something you need to select the package manually or you need to pin Enlightenment. it is working on the 1ghz unit hence i did not pinned it.well this is the third already. i will keep that updated as long as i own a pandora and as soon as i make major changes to my own system.
see the to do list about what is coming.

thx for the feedback btw



#6 Elw3

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:22 AM

If you have an 1ghz unit, and only THAT, you can safely follow those "keep it fresh" pages on the wiki.
The 600mzh and CC models wont boot again after an upgrade.
Report back when you run into troubles. Oh and also depending on your SD card the upgrade can take from minutes to several hours, take that in mind.

I am an 600mhz owner and i am not able to push an updated package until E runs on this cpu. That also pretty much gives a release Date: its done when its done.
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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:16 PM

Have you tried the E17.6 packages I published in stable on this yet? I know you had some issues with E17.4 in the past.

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#8 Elw3

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:55 PM

Are those the same that where in testing before? if so yes, not working.
And if not i currently dont have the time anyway.
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#9 Jeff

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:01 PM

No they are not. There are new packages in stable that are built for Debian Wheezy.

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