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

    Once ur connected by ethernet online type:
    apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-fbdev xfonts-base xinit

    that will install x11. then try startx again.
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Once you have x11 and lxde installed, you dont need ethernet. You only need to have the online connection when you are downloading all the software.
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    lxde is a gui. if you type startx, it should start lxde. the steps in installing the debian, is instal the os, then x11 then a gui, in your case lxde. then once yo start up your laptop andlog in, you...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Hi Guys,
    I am loving using Debian on my wm8505 netbook, but at the moment am only connecting through ethernet. I have managed to use wpa_supplicant, and somehow managed to connect to my home wifi...
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    Alright, I have managed to solve my problems. The acttual problem was that I was trying to connect online through my laptop via bridge. I connected directely to my router then typed:
    ifconfig eth0...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    i have used the solution posted by mikkoj and it appears the installation problem is now solved. Then, when I boot up everything is fine. I connect online by using

    "ifconfig eth0 auto"...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Thats for live booting from an sd card. Im trying to instal to nand, in which you need 1 big fat partition.
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    I am having a similar problem to some other users. I have followed the instructions for installing debian to the wm8505 netbook, but when it gets to mounting the SD card, it echos Can't find...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    No doubt android may be the better choice at the moment. i agree, it is optimised for our kind of hardware. But you have to remember that linux is still very new on these machines. Give it time and...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Hi guys,
    Firstly, thanks to abrasive for the debian!
    I have a bit of a request; as far as linux goes, i can use it and can do pretty much anything i want on. What I dont know how to do is the whole...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Would it not be possiblt to upload to something like rapidshare or megaupload?
    And I very much appreciate you taking the time to upload the files!

    edit:
    I have registered on esnips, but cannot...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    have u got the the android software to update the netbooks? is it possible to upload it?
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Is the os installed by sd card? Is it possible to get the os image to instal on all of our wm8505 machines that still have wince?
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    All of the packages you mention are on fact windows ce packages. there is as of yet no useable linux for wm8505 machines. You can always recover your smartbook woth an sd card and the script folder...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    I did reply to them, and in that asked what it would take to become an authorised customer and if it could be bought.
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    I recently contacted WonderMedia, and just received a reply. Respect to them for actually responding, but im afraid no luck. Here is the email for your information.
    ...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    With regards to HaRET, is that not a viable path? Its function appears to be what we are looking for-ie: reverse engineering. I quote from their website:

    Handheld Reverse Engineering Tool
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Speaking of progress, I would like to ask a favour of those in the know. After a chat with nextvolume, I realised, with the help of everyone, we could make progress. I feel with more hands on deck,...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Thanks a lot!!! I have submitted my request to them and hopefully we can get hold of a datasheet. MattDog, how much luck did you have in getting a response from them? I requested the wm8505...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Like I said in my post; I know Im not gonna get a response by post. So it would be a waste of international postage costs.
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    I thought as much. VERY annoying. Does anyone know how else I might contact WonderMedia. The only other thing theyve got is a postal address in Taiwan, and somehow I dont think Ill get a response....
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    I tried sending an email to WonderMedia technologies to request the wm8505 datasheet, but everytime I try to submit the form, the website tells me I need to fill out all field properly. I have tried...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Just to let you guys know I have created the page http://easypc.wikia.com/ as a centre for information. With uni work I do not have the time at the moment to complete all of the pages, but anyone can...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Looking at HaRET, I understand its purpose is "a Linux bootloader which works from Windows CE environment (a-la loadlin for DOS or older Linexec tool for Windows CE)" and "a tool for accessing the...
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    [other] Re: Linux on 7" mini netbook ARM-VT8500 ?

    Do you mind me asking where you found these? Its just that we dont know how reliable they are. Also, how well do they run? Could you possibly post screenshots? Sorry about being sceptical, its just...
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