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 Ubuntu 9.04 supported 
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Post Ubuntu 9.04 supported
Hi all,
Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop supported. In comparision with Ubuntu 8.04 it is slow a little.

Here is step by step installation instructions:

Prepare installation media
- You can use USB CD-ROM Drive or USB Flash drive (disk-on-key) as installation media.
- Download Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop installation .iso from http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
- If you are using USB CD-ROM - burn downloaded image directly on CD.
- If you are using USB Flash drive, 1GB would be enough. Download and run usb-creator utility to make bootable installation flash drive.
You can download usb-creator from here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywo ... ection=all

Installation of generic Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop
- Standard Ubuntu installation - choose timezone, username, password etc.
- When you will be asked to reboot fit-PC2 - shut down it manually (with power button).
- Unplug USB CD-ROM/USB Flash drive.
- Power on fit-PC2, make login with username and password you have chosen previously.

Necessary system changes
- Add following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list
Code:
## Repository for fit-PC2 users provided by Compulab
deb http://fit-pc2.com/download/ubuntu/dists/jaunty binary/
deb-src http://fit-pc2.com/download/ubuntu/dists/jaunty source/

- Refresh update manager
Code:
sudo apt-get update

- Install kernel related files:
Code:
sudo apt-get install linux-doc linux-headers-2.6.28-34-fitpc2 linux-image-2.6.28-34-fitpc2 linux-libc-dev linux-source

- Install display drivers:
Code:
sudo apt-get install libdrm-poulsbo1 libdrm-poulsbo1-dbg libdrm-poulsbo-dev xpsb-glx psb-firmware  xserver-xorg-video-psb libva1 libva-dev

- Replace generic /etc/X11/xorg.conf with this file: http://fit-pc2.com/download/ubuntu/files/xorg.conf

- Install mplayer-vaapi, widely used mplayer with video acceleration features:
Code:
sudo apt-get install mplayer-vaapi mplayer-skin-blue

- Remove generic image and sources that are not fully compatible with fit-PC2.
Code:
sudo apt-get purge linux-image-generic linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-$(uname -r) linux-headers-$(uname -r) linux-restricted-modules-generic

Shutdown your fit-PC2 and then power it on again.
Enjoy!

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Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:38 pm
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.04 supported
33 views and nobody said 'Thanks' - geesh!

Thanks for the hard work on Jaunty, Denis (+team)! :) :thumbsup:

BTW, tiny typo in the last apt-get line, here and on the wiki. "aapt-get" should be "apt-get".


Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:22 am
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.04 supported
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BTW, tiny typo in the last apt-get line, here and on the wiki. "aapt-get" should be "apt-get".


Thanks, fixed.

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Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:14 am
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.04 supported
Yep. Thank you very much Denis ! :D


Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:24 pm
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.04 supported
Is there plans to support 0810?







thanks


Tim


Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:38 pm
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.04 supported
Denis wrote:
Hi all,
Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop supported. In comparision with Ubuntu 8.04 it is slow a little.

Thanks a lot for your efforts, Denis. Much appreciated.

Could you please elaborate on "slow"? What's the difference in speed (quantitative), what's the reason for it?

Thanks!


Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:05 am
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.04 supported
I did not any measurements, but for example windows scrolling in firefox seems slower to me.

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Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:34 am
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.04 supported
has the video support for non x264 files been improved?


Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:12 pm
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.04 supported
Hi,

i followed the instructions given above but i still can not get my tiny machine going. All i get after rebooting is a black screen. The "psb" module is loaded. The /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE shows me:

(EE) PSB(0): the stolenBase is:0x3f800000
(EE) PSB(0): screnIndex is:0;fbPhys is:0x3f800000; fbsize is:0x007bf000
(EE) PSB(0): Probe Address LVDSBLC_B Slave 0x58 failed.
(EE) PSB(0): has_fbdev is true
(EE) PSB(0): Probe Address LVDSBLC_B Slave 0x58 failed.
(EE) PSB(0): Probe Address LVDSBLC_B Slave 0x58 failed.
(EE) PSB(0): Probe Address LVDSBLC_B Slave 0x58 failed.
(EE) PSB(0): Probe Address LVDSBLC_B Slave 0x58 failed.
(EE) PSB(0): Probe Address LVDSBLC_B Slave 0x58 failed.

As the provided xorg.conf didn't work I created a new xorg config after rebooting but that only brings me into software mode display which is no good for playing videos. Any ideas?


Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:08 pm
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.04 supported
May be you have changed somehow some /etc/X11/xorg.conf lines? Check if you have:
Code:
Option      "IgnoreACPI"         "true"
Option      "NoPanel"               "true"

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