[Tiny-tux] 2/24/11 Meeting

Anthony C. Roberts anthony.c.roberts at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 13:29:39 PST 2011


Just a quick update...  I've been reaching out to the powers that be -- both
at Chumby and Insignia -- regarding updated kernel sources, and today they
delivered.

http://forum.chumby.com/viewtopic.php?id=6135
http://community.insigniaproducts.com/t5/Media-Displays/Source-for-Insignia-Infocast-3-5/td-p/26768

The falconwing-1.0.7 source (for the Insignia Infocast 3.5") is now
available at
http://files.chumby.com/source/falconwing/build3454/linux-2.6.28.mx233-falconwing-1.0.7.tgz

I cross-compiled and installed the new kernel this morning without issue, so
we should have a pretty strong platform from which to proceed.  My next
project will be getting a craptastic $5 webcam (
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/usb-pc-webcam-300k-pixel-with-6-led-13) to
capture/stream/display pixels.


Cheers,
Tony

On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 12:03 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:

> Another banner day!  Anthony and Gian Pablo got some 8" infocasts to boot
> and show video using only a USB-Flash Drive, using a debug feature that
> executes a script from USB keys on boot.
>
> I have Openembedded working again and I hope to have a chumby build for the
> 3.5's next week.
>
> And, I have some project ideas I'll announce next meeting.
>
> Join us!
>
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 7:19 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com>wrote:
>
>> Last week, Dr Foote and Anthony has Serial Successes with the Infocast
>> 3.5"
>>
>> And by serial success, I mean they had multiple successes,
>> each...including two different ways to get serial working.
>>
>> Anthony got the IC3.5 to boot a DIY kernel, and got the onboard serial
>> port to allow access to the boot process.  Dr. Foote got the IC3.5 to host a
>> USB to Serial adapter and then was doing crazy stuff with his chumby and a
>> phone.
>>
>> I've been trying to wrangle openembedded and chumby stuff but it's been
>> kicking my ass.  I just nuked everything and I'm trying from scratch.
>> Hopefully my build environment will be in a sane state by tomorrow and I'll
>> have something built.  It seems like the whole recipe tree is in a large
>> state of flux.
>>
>> Tomorrow will be 5MOF, so, we will probably have a short, but exciting
>> meeting tomorrow.
>>
>
>
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