[Gta04-owner] Building gta04 qtmoko from git
khremeviuc at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 22 10:52:49 CEST 2012
Apologies to Neil for emailing him direct - the yahoo browser email client I use has some major issues and I have to manually fiddle the TO: field.
I did a git clone as per the readme at https://github.com/radekp/qtmoko
and when I run a 'git branch' it only shows '* master'. What have I done wrong?
From: Neil Jerram <neil at ossau.homelinux.net>
To: Kevin Hremeviuc <khremeviuc at yahoo.com>
Cc: List for communicating with real GTA04 owners <gta04-owner at goldelico.com>
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Gta04-owner] Building gta04 qtmoko from git
Kevin Hremeviuc <khremeviuc at yahoo.com> writes:
> Hi all,
> In order to test out Neil's patch to Qtmoko I embarked upon trying to build
> qtmoko for myself.
IMO that is well worth trying. Once past the initial hurdles of setting
up a working build system, it's great to be able to build and try
> I tried the qemu buildhost method but it is just too slow - I stopped it at the
> 1.5 day mark (arm stuff does not work with kvm apparently)
> I then tried compiling on the phone itself but that was just too slow as well.
I haven't tried either of those.
> Finally I have tried cross compiling using the details in the README file in
> the top level directory of the cloned qtmoko git repository.
That's what I do too.
> This compiles fast
> but when I install the update on the phone it runs at 98% cpu and doesn't
> respond to screen touches.
Unless that's another aspect of the "QtMoko constantly restarts"
problem, I've never seen that.
> I did have to fudge a bit regarding the two
> required 32 bit libraries libmpfr1ldbl_XXX_i386.deb and libgmp3c2_XXX_i386.deb
> (I got an Ubunutu version of libmpfr - I am on Debian Squeeze).
For the record, here's what I did for those. (I'm on Debian Testing.)
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 May 28 21:29 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libmpfr.so.1 -> libmpfr.so.4
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 May 28 21:29 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgmp.so.3 -> libgmp.so.10
But it appears that there are many possible solutions for those, and I
assume (or hope!) that as long as QtMoko builds, there probably aren't
any effects that get through to the built code.
> The README says
> to configure the build using '../qtmoko/configure -force-build-qt -device neo'
> which I changed to the obvious '../qtmoko/configure -force-build-qt -device
Yes, me too.
> Can anyone give me some hints on what I have done wrong?
Did you build from the master_gta04 branch?
When your QtMoko is using 98% CPU, can you ssh in and try to find out
more about what is using that CPU?
Apart from that, nothing else springs to mind yet.
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