Mandrake 10.0 Community Powerpack

31 03 2004

Installed Mandrake 10.0 Community Powerpack edition wiping out Libranet 2.7 (Debian Woody)

Most of the basic stuff works OK out of the box:

Network

Sound (alsa)

Video (1920×1440 @ 75Hz 1600×1200 @ 85Hz) with nVIDIA kernel

KDE 3.2

Printer

Basic Apache

XMMS w/ skins

OpenOffice 1.1

Acroread 5.0

Mozilla 1.6

Evolution 1.4

Firefox 0.8

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Mdk 10.0 Community

31 03 2004

Installed Mandrake 10.0 Community Powerpack edition wiping out Libranet 2.7 (Debian Woody)
Most of the basic stuff works OK out of the box:

Network
Sound (alsa)
Video (1920×1440 @ 75Hz 1600×1200 @ 85Hz) with nVIDIA kernel
KDE 3.2
Printer
Basic Apache
XMMS w/ skins
OpenOffice 1.1
Acroread 5.0
Mozilla 1.6
Evolution 1.4
Firefox 0.8
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Machine rebooted possibly due to Flash pluggin

16 03 2004

Machine rebooted possibly due to Flash pluggin (turned on earier to supress annoying popup on missing flash pluggin from most of cric sites). That ends 30 days of uptime.





Flashing Archos Jukebox

5 03 2004

Flashed Archos Jukebox (Recorder V2) with Rockbox firmware

Installing firmware
———————-
old firmware: 1.40

Copy old (archos) firmware (and also into HDD)
cp ajbrec.ajz System/ajbrec.ajz.old

Download firmware file:
rockbox-2.1-recorderv2.zip

Connect Archos to USB, mount and unzip the file in the root dir.

unmount jukebox, disconnect usb and power up. shoud start up with rockbox firmware from archos firmware

Flashing rockbox
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(THIS IS AN OPTIONAL STEP. NOT NEEDED TO USE WITH ROCKBOX)

Use flash_v2.zip
Unzip file in archos root (this puts in v2 dir)
cp v2/firmware_v2*bin .

F1->Debug->Hardware Info
ROM: 1.3
Mask: 0x0504
USB: Positive
ATA: 0x200, master
PR: positive
Flash: M=BF, D=D6
ROM CRC: 0x222F V1

F1->Debug->Dump ROM Contents
Creates two files (‘ll see later)
-rwxr–r– 1 nram nram 262144 Jan 14 2005 internal_rom_2000000-203FFFF.bin
-rwxr–r– 1 nram nram 65536 Jan 14 2005 internal_rom_0000-FFFF.bin
(saved them in hdd in ~nram/rockbox)

Run F1->Plugging->Firmware Flash

Flash: M=BF D=D6
SST39VF020
Size: 256 K
using file: /firmware_v2.bin
Press F1 to check file

Checked File : OK

Press F2 to continue

A big warning msg appears

Press F3 to continue

Programming …
Verify OK

Reboot to see if Rockbox flash & firmware starts.

Connect to USB and move these files to System dir to prevent reflashing
accidentally

nram@raaga:/mnt/removable/archos$ ls -C1 System/
ajbrec.ajz.old
firmware_v2.bin
firmware_v2_norom.bin
internal_rom_0000-FFFF.bin
internal_rom_2000000-203FFFF.bin

Useful links:

Rockbox website
Rockbox user manual
Archos website
Archos Recorder V2 User manual
USB Drivers
Archos Jukebox recorder V2 Specs Sheet
Image





Adding club and zarb to urpmi

3 03 2004

Adding club and zarb to urpmi

According to http://plf.zarb.org/~nanardon/index.php
this should work.. but does not.

urpmi.addmedia plf ftp://knight.zarb.org/pub/plf/mandrake/9.2 with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia –update updates ftp://ftp.stealth.net/pub/mirrors/ftp.mandrake.com/Mandrake/updates/9.2/RPMS/ with ../base/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia main ftp://ftp.rutgers.edu/pub/mandrake/Mandrake/9.2/i586/Mandrake/RPMS with ../base/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/mandrake/Mandrake/9.2/contrib/i586 with ../../i586/Mandrake/base/hdlist2.cz

According to a club posting
this should work, but does not.

urpmi.addmedia -h ftp.rutgers.edu ftp://ftp.rutgers.edu/pub/mandrake/Mandrake/

OK this works:

urpmi.addmedia club.comm_i586_9.2 http://:@www.mandrakeclub.com/downloads2/comm/9.2/ with ./hdlist.cz
added medium club.comm_i586_9.2

I oculd add audacity & zinf from club after doing this…
urpmi.addmedia -h raven.cslab.vt.edu_contrib ftp://raven.cslab.vt.edu/pub/linux/mandrake/9.2/contrib/i586