[Gta04-owner] QtMoko: a dream comes true :)

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Thu Feb 22 08:06:13 CET 2018


> Am 21.02.2018 um 23:16 schrieb tgrauss <tgrauss at f-gp.eu>:
> Hi,
> Good news :)
> I have tried the  "DEV=/dev/sdb ./makesd qtmoko" method on my gta04a5.
> I still have the bootloader, but then when it boots, I have a black
> screen.


> Of course I have change sdb by the device of my sd card.
> Any idea?

Does a tiny white cursor blink - at least for some seconds?

Can you check what happens with the serial console or try ssh over USB/Ethernet-gadget?

As an alternative you could try:

DEV=/dev/sdb ./makesd gta04one -r qtmoko

This will try to flash a new u-boot (if needed).

I just have a device running with this setup and I am trying
to flash the QtMoko into NAND (which seems to be tricky because
QtMoko has a timer and sends the device to suspend in between).


> Many thanks
> Regards
> Thierry
> On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:53:12 +0100
> "H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am happy to announce that after years of
>> abandonment and obsolescence, QtMoko is back in
>> maintained mode.
>> After several failed attempts, we now have a git
>> tree and a build system where we can apply
>> modifications and accept patches. And we
>> need testers :)
>> Currently, we have a Wheezy and a Jessie based
>> (different git branches) and both run on the
>> GTA04(A3, A4, A5) with latest Letux kernels.
>> Basically QtMoko also starts and runs on the Pyra,
>> but there is nothing to see on the display yet.
>> It simply remains black...
>> Here are the key resources:
>> Project Home:	http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-qtmoko/ -
>> also for reporting issues Git:
>> http://git.goldelico.com/?p=gta04-qtmoko.git;a=heads
>> Downloads:
>> http://download.goldelico.com/letux-debian-rootfs/?C=M;O=D - look for
>> *-qtmoko.tbz Install on µSD:	DEV=/dev/sdb ./makesd qtmoko - to
>> install a Jessie based system Letux-Debian:	apt-get install
>> letux-qtmoko - to install if you have installed a different Letux
>> system
>> Here are screen photos of QtMoko/Jessie/Kernel-4.15.2
>> running on a GTA04:
>> Some things are not yet working and missing and
>> some Apps crash after starting, but we are just at
>> the beginning to be able to fix things.
>> Of course our little team can't do all that alone.
>> We need you and the broader community to help with
>> coding, testing or simply donations if you appreciate
>> our effort:
>> http://shop.goldelico.com/wiki.php?page=Product&product=9607
>> BR and thanks,
>> Nikolaus
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