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jimmejames

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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #90 on: April 03, 2009, 04:14:11 am »
Cool-

That helps me out too.

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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #91 on: April 03, 2009, 03:09:28 pm »
Cool-

That helps me out too.

It's pretty easy to do. I made my USB Device bootable (I believe with HP Tools) with the Win98DOS. I then put the Ghost.exe file on there needed to boot Ghost.

On startup, I set it to boot into the USB stick. It boots DOS, I type "ghost" and it loads Ghost. Just copy it right back over to my flash drive (or off if need be). I use this method for pretty much all my tablets, and wearable computers.

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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #92 on: April 04, 2009, 09:53:16 pm »
You should be doing this on your linux box, not a windows machine!

dd is already installed. plug in your flash into your core (say), find out what device it gets called eg /dev/sdb, then

dd if=webpad-gamma1.dd of=/dev/sdb



I installed Linux MCE on one of my machines and booted KDE as you instructed and then I opened the terminal window... I found out that my flash drive is /dev/sdb1
Do I need to included the "1" at the end of sdb? I tried it both ways and I still cant get it to write... I have the webpad-gamma1.dd file on my KDE desktop. Once I open the terminal window, Where do I go from there? I understand that once I locate the file I then type the "dd if=webpad-gamma1.dd of=/dev/sdb" command. But how do I located the file through the terminal window? I dragged the file to the terminal window and it listed the location, I then typed the dd command and it said "could not locate file.." or something like that. What am I missing?

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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #93 on: April 05, 2009, 02:10:49 am »
The 1 indicates the partition number, I think there will only be 1 partition on a thumb drive, so it probably doesn't matter which you use but probably do it without the number.

Well you really do need to know where you put the image, I can't tell you that. If you put it in the linuxmce home directory (/home/linuxmce) then you can just type the name with no path as the terminal window will default to that directory.

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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #94 on: April 05, 2009, 05:22:58 am »
The 1 indicates the partition number, I think there will only be 1 partition on a thumb drive, so it probably doesn't matter which you use but probably do it without the number.

Well you really do need to know where you put the image, I can't tell you that. If you put it in the linuxmce home directory (/home/linuxmce) then you can just type the name with no path as the terminal window will default to that directory.

The padorbiter file is on my KDE desktop. I know where it is, I just don't know what commands to type when I open the terminal window other than the dd command... I was told I need to first locate the orbiter file through the terminal window, and then type the dd command. I just need to know how to locate it through the terminal window. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #95 on: April 05, 2009, 05:32:25 am »
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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #96 on: April 06, 2009, 08:03:10 pm »
Hi Thom,

first of all thank you for the image. I read the thread an manged to install MCE on my DT366.
I was wondering if it is possible to start the system without configuring the wifi-access?

I currently only have a WPA secured WLAN and as I read the Cisco-Card won't be able to use it. Since I don't plan to switch back to WEP with my WLAN I tried to simply cancel the configuration, but then the splashscreen stays "forever".

So, is there a way to get to the desktop without the wlan-config?

Thanks and greetings from germany
Michael

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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #97 on: April 06, 2009, 08:44:59 pm »
I'll let Thom confirm,  but my understanding is that the information needed to get past the initial splash screen needs to be downloaded from the core- hence the wireless configuration. 

I don't see why you couldn't use a wired pcmcia card (not sure which ones are supported) and boot everything off of that- certainly less portable with the cat 5 tether.

And, to my knowledge, there is no "desktop" in the sense of Kubuntu options menus, web browser, etc other than what is provided on LinuxMCE's orbiter UI1.  There was a question posted earlier about getting a web browser on these, but I think it's currently only on the "to-do" list.


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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #98 on: May 20, 2009, 04:29:45 pm »
Unfortunately, not. Windows CE 5 Pro is a licensed piece of software.

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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #99 on: May 28, 2009, 06:30:49 am »
Hello,

I just picked up a bunch of WebDT 366 to replace my Fujitsu touchpads. The WebDTs are much thinner, silent (no harddrive) and look sleek on i removed the rugged plastic edges!

In case any of you is as stupid as me and running the core with a different subnet than 192.168.80.x, then in order to get this to work you need to connect your tablet to the wifi network, then login via SSH using root/root, then edit the file /etc/hosts and replace 192.168.80.1 with the IP of your core, then reboot the tablet.

Thank you Thom for this great solution. I always knew it was wrong to run my orbiters under Windows CE on my Fujitsu tablets!

Jean

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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #100 on: June 08, 2009, 05:03:59 am »
Hello,
did any of you find how to turn off the backlight of the LCD screen on these, when the orbiter goes dark?
I have had no luck with "xset dpms off" (backlight stays on). I'm wondering if this has to do with the video driver or if there is something else I could try?

I have several of these in my house now, but most of them get used rarely. It seems like a waste of power to have the backlight on 24/7. Also I have 2 of them in bedrooms, and the backlight is quite distracting in a dark room...

If someone knows  a command to turn off the backlisght, I could see if I could tie it to one of the buttons..

Jean

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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #101 on: June 08, 2009, 05:14:43 am »
There isn't a way to do it. I've been studying data sheets for the NSC Geode graphics chip, and this is a function of the display panel. Unfortunately, I can't find a DDC data sheet for the given panel so that I can send a command to toggle off the backlight.. somebody else wana take a shot at it?

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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #102 on: June 08, 2009, 05:23:59 am »
Do the tablets have an actual Sleep mode (S2RAM, rather than to disk)? That should turn off the backlight, and have the additional benfit of svaing much more power/battery life, without having to suspend to disk, which is pretty slow. It would make it practical to have a short Sleep timeout ask the wake up would be fast enough to allow during normal use....

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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #103 on: June 08, 2009, 05:26:19 am »
I already implemented suspend to ram.

Just tap the power button.

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Re: ANN: Orbiter image for WebDT 366
« Reply #104 on: June 08, 2009, 05:48:28 am »
Oh, I thought that was suspend to disk! Whoops... So the delay in suspend and resume is not it copying memory, its just slow for some reason is going to sleep and waking? The little progress bar I interpretted as it copying memory to disk...