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    Archos 9 and Poulsbo (GMA 500)

    Hi,

    I posted in the Multimedia & Video forum last week with this problem - but it was perhaps the wrong place.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1372522

    My problem is getting the Poulsbo drivers to work with the new Archos 9 tablet.

    Everything is installed and I've followed the Ubuntu Wiki instructions to set up the driver, but there seems to be more going on with this device.

    I've attached the X logs (same as on the other board) and xorg.conf in the hope that someone can shed some light onto what the device is doing?


    Everything else (wifi, bt, software) is working fine (Except the touch screen drivers which I've not bothered to tackle yet) - it's just the poor performance with the VESA defaults making it unusable.

    Currently running Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 with kernel 2.6.31-17-generic and all updates installed.



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    Re: Archos 9 and Poulsbo (GMA 500)

    A shameless bump here - hoping that someone could pick up the thread?

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    Re: Archos 9 and Poulsbo (GMA 500)

    Have you tried with the new 10.04?
    EDIT: Or maybe Jolicloud, since it has GMA500 driver built in.
    Last edited by pabloda; May 3rd, 2010 at 02:10 AM.

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    Re: Archos 9 and Poulsbo (GMA 500)

    Thanks - I did try the Jolicloud "PreBeta", but I will download Ubuntu 10.04 and the new Jolicloud "PreFinal"

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    Re: Archos 9 and Poulsbo (GMA 500)

    Nice, tell me how it went

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    Re: Archos 9 and Poulsbo (GMA 500)

    Hi guys, I found this while reading your thread, have you come up with anything, I'm assuming you haven't yet. Try this, these guys claim to have the touch screen working, as well as wireless, let me know if it works, it looks like a nice little touch screen pc to have ubuntu on:

    http://gadgetmix.com/index/archos9-ubuntu/

    Copied from the site above:

    Archos 9 is a an x86 computer and thus it is possible to install Ubuntu on it. Folks at archoslounge installed it on the Archos 9, but the installation is not so straightforward. You will need to attach a USB mouse, keyboard, Wi-Fi dongle to the Archos as touchscreen and built-in Wireless do not work out-of-the box.

    After installing the Ubuntu, to get the wireless working, write the following commands in the terminal:

    sudo apt-add-repository ACH: gma500/ppa

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install Poulsbo-driver-2d-3d-driver Poulsbo Poulsbo-config


    ..and to get the touchscreen working, write this at the terminal

    wget http://home.eeti.com.tw/web20/driver...32b-k26.tar.gz
    tar vxfz eGalaxTouch-3.01.4001-32b-k26.tar.gz vxfz eGalaxTouch tar-3.01.4001-32b-k26.tar.gz
    cd eGalaxTouch32 cd eGalaxTouch32
    sudo ./setup.sh sudo. / setup.sh
    choose PS/2 by pressing "2" choose PS / 2 by pressing "2"


    Change the startup options to enable the touchscreen to be recognized (this causes the loss of the mouse touchpad).

    sudo gedit /etc/default/grub sudo gedit / etc / default / grub

    It should be added mem = 980mb i8042.nomux content GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line and save.

    sudo update-grub sudo update-grub

    3. Make the screen visible to the system

    sudo vim.tiny /etc/rc.local vim.tiny sudo / etc / rc.local

    It should be added echo-n "serio_raw"> / sys/bus/serio/devices/serio1/drvctl just before the exit 0.

    4. Restart and calibrate the screen

    sudo eGalaxTouch sudo eGalaxTouch

    Adjust the compensation by selecting Tool> Linearization> 25 points and clicking at each round that appear on the screen.

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    Re: Archos 9 and Poulsbo (GMA 500)

    Actually the English translation you took that from is missing a step - the Poulsbo drivers are for video, not wireless.

    To get the wireless working you need to install broadcom-sta from the restricted repositories.

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    Re: Archos 9 and Poulsbo (GMA 500)

    Here's a better tutorial I wrote (in English,) without the need for an external wireless gadget, too:

    http://www.ossramblings.com/installi...rchos-9-tablet

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    Re: Archos 9 and Poulsbo (GMA 500)

    aparently now jolicloud has touchscreen support.

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