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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Sorry for the late reply... As far as i've been able to find out the bootloader is loaded from the 8-pins 'serial prom' that is located close to the actual CPU/SoC. In my case, the CPU and the serial...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    As far as i've been able to determine, the chip you're referring to is the 2 GigaBytes 'disk' (flash-disk) chip. Interesting to know that both are used sometimes. I don't know if there will be any...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    'my' activities start around post #128 ('page 13'), and 'about post #175 and 'onwards' i describe the serial port i connected to my machine. The ASCII drawing in post #177 is primitive, but that *is*...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Ref previous post: a bit of a silly question...

    Can you *write* to the sd-card now?

    My reason for asking is the following: An SD-card 'connector' (the thing you stuff your SD-card into) has...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Could anyone point me where '

    http://s0.blackmage.co.uk/~nextvolume/via_arm/index.php

    has moved to?

    Could well be that i've missed the announcement that it has moved, or that there is...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    In minor addition to the previous post; a little recommendation:

    Try to measure the voltage on the TxD pin before you connect anything to the RxD pin. If you find 3.3 Volts on the TxD pin, then...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    ref building a serial port:, around page 18 of this 'thread', there is a description of a serial port i built for this device, using only a 3.3 Volts <-> RS232 buffer.
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    @sartrejp: a different processor :) 'our' problem is the VT8500/WM8505 SoC, with little -if any- documentation, so we have no kernel in source form (yet..).
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    [other] network & debian-on-ARM-VT8500

    A little cut & paste from:

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    http://bento-linux.org/wiki/vt8505/wm8505/android/android-kernel...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    @ch4rlii: and with 90 pages of 'tfm' to 'read', you can be quite sure to have sent someone on some chase :)
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Is the picture on the left a 'photo frame' with a strapped-on mainboard? Anyway: cool to see something else than WinCE on this kind of machines :)
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    My apologies, but i have a little trouble understanding your post:

    - I saw the www-site, mentioning android as os
    - did you get a sample of that machine? If so, how :) How much does it cost? (i...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Just FYI: As far as i can see, "Haleron" seems to have dropped the Linux option for their 7" VT8500 machine from their www-site.
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    No offense to ubuntu intended, but i think i'm going to report my wm8505 reverse-engineering findings (and -when appropriate-..) kernel builds in NextVolume's forum, here:
    ...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    This:

    http://sim-tek.en.alibaba.com/product/275036015-200650586/Newest_mini_laptop_7_inch_laptop_with_WiFi_built_in.html

    seems to also offer linux on a vt8500, but no real contact/www info that...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    @moblo:

    Is the 'thing' mentioned in my post #541 specific enough? :)

    I also appreciate any hints i can get w.r.t. how to construct a lsp (Linux Support Package) and/or bsp (Board Support...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Is there anyone 'out there' who could help me with the following:

    I'm checking I/O regions of my wm8505 machine. I'm using uboot & a serial console to do that. so far, i've found a set of...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    @moblo: seen & registerd for it... :)

    Just FYI/FYA: i've attached a small set of scripts:

    1) to disassemble a binary dump of -for instance- a u-boot: mkdis. To disassemble was a bit less...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    FYI: http://www.fluff.org/ben/linux-26/status.html

    status Samsung SoC's & linux kernel. May be a bit 'dated' :)
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Looking at my kernel source tree, i find a directory: mach-s3c2440 under arch/arm, assuming that the S3C2440 is the cpu we're refering to in this case, i expect that your CPU is:

    1)...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Assuming you use 'minicom' as terminal program:

    - Interrupt the u-boot autoboot by 'press any key' when the machine boots
    - i use ^A z to get minicom's menu, and 'l' to select log-file
    - the...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    The basics of restoring the WM8505 are quite the same as for the VT8500. You 'just' have to use a different 'rar' archive. I've downloaded 'mine' from:
    ...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Perhaps a silly question: are you 'dead sure' you're dealing with a VT8500 machine? I'm asking because:

    - that blinking of the LEDS is done probably by the SoC. Idem stripes on the screen. I'd say...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    @moblo: i too agree: i've just 'dug' my way through the 'timer shop' of the SoC. It looks a lot like the PXA250: a single 'free-running' counter with compare registers. Some little trickery to...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    @gecsek: nice disassembly instructions :) those pictures are going to be some help for 'folk to come'...

    NB:

    ref: 'Batterie nie entfernen', my machine has been running for the last 2 weeks...
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