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    [ARM] Updating to Natty on Toshiba AC100

    Hi all

    I am running ubuntu on the Tegra2-based Toshiba AC100, flashed to the internal eMMC (instructions: http://ac100.gudinna.com/internal/ac100-10D-16GB/) and with a 512MiB swapfile.

    I really like this machine
    In accordance with the instructions linked above, I also have a bootable SD card system (far slower), where I can go in as chroot for my eMMC-flashed system if needed (depending on what people suggest).

    Yesterday evening I tried to dist-upgrade to Natty but it stopped during installation/configuration at python2.7-minimal.
    This package (or python-minimal (default)) seems to be in conflict with a few other packages (unity and some other mystery packages named "ubuntu" something).

    I am now at a half-updated system that spits out lots of errors while trying to load the new desktop (X starts, but basically just a purple background). I will try logging in to an alternative DE (LXDE) this evening when I get back from work.

    If anyone has experience with this already and know how to get through it I would be grateful
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    Re: [ARM] Updating to Natty on Toshiba AC100

    OK I cheated and downloaded the last maverick .deb:s from my chroot environment. Apparently the problem was that I had not updated before dist-upgrade and python2.7 needed the latest python2.6 package.

    I am currently updating and will give an update here if it works. If people from tosh-ac100.wetpaint.co m, kotlett.no or ac100.gudinna.com are reading these forums it might be interesting for them to know how well Natty is working on Tegra2

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    Re: [ARM] Updating to Natty on Toshiba AC100

    I have been interested in purchasing a Toshiba AC100-10D, but I have been holding off as there seem to be a number of serious, outstanding problems - among them no sound and no Flash. Has there been any movement on sorting out the outstanding issues? There doesn't seem to have been any new developments in the past seven months.
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    Re: [ARM] Updating to Natty on Toshiba AC100

    I would wait a while longer. The software for the AC 100 is not yet mature.

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    Re: [ARM] Updating to Natty on Toshiba AC100

    Cheers.
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    Re: [ARM] Updating to Natty on Toshiba AC100

    Does anybody use the new tegra drivers and can report regarding performance, battery, video playback? Does this work fine?

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    Re: [ARM] Updating to Natty on Toshiba AC100

    Hi,
    i would also like to know if there is some Ubuntu Version working well with AC100? I saw some 10.10 Instructions, but there are lots of Bugs...

    Another question: is it possible to upgrade RAM to 1 or 2 GB?
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    Re: [ARM] Updating to Natty on Toshiba AC100

    Quote Originally Posted by vickoxy View Post
    Hi,
    Another question: is it possible to upgrade RAM to 1 or 2 GB?
    'Possible', maybe. Practical for me? No. Ours has a many-legged sub-miniature surface mount RAM soldered in, sadly. No obvious signs of anywhere else to add it. <sigh>

    My days of piggy-backing RAM chips and hanging a leg out to select the high order address were over when they stopped using chips whose legs I could see. Long time ago now.

    Your mileage may vary - especially if you know anyone doing SMD rework then they may be able to help. S'pose I should ask around too, since extra RAM is always good.
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    Re: [ARM] Updating to Natty on Toshiba AC100

    Ok I got one of these things as a present and here are the things I experienced on it:
    Android 2.1 on a netbook without touchscreen is pretty much pointless (I spend 40 minutes fiddling with opera and zoom to read 2 emails from yahoo). Not sure if android 3 is any better on netbooks but in my opinion android is only really menat for smartphones.

    I got frustrated with Android and tryed Ubuntu 10.10 following instruction son wetpaint ... I got frustrated with 10.10 too because it crashed too often to do anything usefull on the ac100 and also my usb ethernet dongle did not work properly.
    I tried multibooting with kexec enabled 2.6.29 kernel in partition 5 but all I could manage is a amchine halt.
    I gave up multibooting and tried natty replacing content on partition 6 for the natty boot kernel.

    Unfortunately even after having done an upgrade to latest packages avalible I keep on experiencing touchpad/keyboard jams that keep me from doing anything usefull with the netbook.
    It does not do it as often ad it did with 10.10 , and usb ethernet dongle started working but still it's too unstable to use it as an intel based netbook replacement.

    Is any one else having these issues with touchpad/keyboard ?
    Has anyone any idea how to eliminate or further reduce the issue ?

    I See that the ac100 documentation is no longer avalible on Toshiba site. Does it mean that even Toshiba recognizes that this hardware/software recepie is a flop ?
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    Re: [ARM] Updating to Natty on Toshiba AC100

    Quote Originally Posted by casbahdk View Post
    I have been interested in purchasing a Toshiba AC100-10D, but I have been holding off as there seem to be a number of serious, outstanding problems - among them no sound and no Flash. Has there been any movement on sorting out the outstanding issues? There doesn't seem to have been any new developments in the past seven months.
    It's now 2011 and things have not changed much:
    Still audio is not workin and toshiba no longer has the ac100 amongst the products in the home page.
    Ubuntu often crashes all onboard input devices in a way that requires a reboot to put things right.
    It's unclear how much of the patches for tegra have gotten into vanilla kernel and I've been unable to download sources for the ubuntu 2.6.38 kernel for AC100.
    But you can have a number of linux distributions running on the AC100 internal flash now but appart from ubuntu all require setting up a kernel that is not shipped with distro.

    The original android is really too restrictive to be of any use so this is what I've done with my AC100:
    Custom kernel and initrd (modified from ubuntu 2.6.38 image) in partition 5 (HOME + POWER) to boot ARMedslack on internal eMMC,
    Ubuntu natty on SD card booting from partition 6 (ordinary boot).
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