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chrisla
2005-10-01, 22:51
So with the wood case other posts earlier in the week, I thought I would post some pics of my dedicated touchscreen softsqueeze boxes in Brazilian Mahogany cases. I had been holding off to take better pics, but when does one ever have time for that?

Basic rundown:

- Custom Mahogany cases done by David Mosby of Freightline Cases (contact info available upon request) David did a GREAT job, was very excited about my project, and in the end I paid him more than I owed him b/c I was so satisfied.

- TC-10 Touchpanel computer from earthlcd.com Very happy with this aside from the sound chip quality. It does not have line out, so I am using speaker to line level converters from a car audio store. Even this setup is pretty noisy at low volume.

- I have added a soundcard w/ digitial out on one box that is hooked to my good stereo setup. Sounds MUCH better than the stock. At some point I will get that working with an ART DI/O that I bought.

- Boots from CF, and runs damnsmall linux. It took a couple of months for me to get it all working. I needed to compile a custom kernel for the touchscreen, and use a Kdive X binary from the driver author.

- Boots, runs a modified slimp3slave, starts X, ssh's to my Linux server and runs softsqueeze with X displayback. This setup was required as the Geode CPU could not quite keep up with Softsqueeze and 320Mp3 playback. The combo works great. Slimp3slave was modified to allow uniq MAC addresses, so I can have four of these boxes on my network.

- Running a custom woodgrain touchscreen skin that I did, that has been included with later betas of Softsqueeze.

Overall it was a fun project, and it is nice to have music all over the house now. Some pics are attached.

lioelec
2005-11-28, 09:45
Hello

Good work!!

I have TC-10 and the boot don't work!!

1)I preload win XP on 80 Go DD IDE with the interface provided. When I power-on message : "sytem not found" appear. Which is the direction of the connector HE ? Do you have other more explicit documentations?
>
2) I preload linux sytem boot on compact flash and the same problem

How access to the Bios?

> thanks
> lio

chrisla
2005-11-28, 13:03
Sure I had the same problem. You are correct in suspecting the boot
order, it is the problem. By default it boots off of the 32M
DiskOnChip. I believe it is just F2 to access the bios, else it is one
of the standards (del, f1, alt+f1).

If you do go with Linux I could probably save you some time as many of
the things needed to get it fully working with X and the touchscreen
are not documented. The touchscreen driver is not available in the
main kernel trees, I had to compile it from source from a mailing list
post of the patch. I can no longer find that post, so I would have to
get you a copy of the touchscreen driver. It is a DMC TSC-10

Here is an Xvesa binary that will work with the patch:
http://www-dt.e-technik.uni-dortmund.de/~mvo/Xvesa.gz

If you have a 512M+ CF card, and some place on the net where I can
dump a 512M file, I can put up a fully working damnsmall linux CF
image.

Unless you need some feature of XP, I would go with an older windows
if you want windows. These are not fast machines, 95, 98 or XPe would
be better choices. Essentially consider them to run like a PII 333.

> Which is the direction
> of the connector HE ?
I'll take a picture of mine when I get home, again I had the same
problem, and marked mine with a sharpie when I figured it out.

-Chris

lioelec
2005-11-29, 09:12
Hi

I've been able to access the BIOS using F2 and change the boot sequence, after fiddling with it a little bit. Thanks for that.

Now, I would be really interested in the image of your customized compact flash including the modificiations to support the touch screen. For this purpose, I've setup an account of my FTP server for you to upload the image to. The host address is "sirea-snb.info". The login is "test" and the password is "test" too.

Again, thanks a lot for your valuable help.

chrisla
2005-11-30, 13:22
Didn't get to upload the image last night, I will try to do it tonight.

-Chris

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> Hi
>
> I've been able to access the BIOS using F2 and change the boot
> sequence, after fiddling with it a little bit. Thanks for that.
>
> Now, I would be really interested in the image of your customized
> compact flash including the modificiations to support the touch screen.
> For this purpose, I've setup an account of my FTP server for you to
> upload the image to. The host address is "sirea-snb.info". The login is
> "test" and the password is "test" too.
>
> Again, thanks a lot for your valuable help.
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chrisla
2005-12-02, 21:18
I have the image ready, but the login you provided does not seem to work.

Thanks,

-Chris
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> Hi
>
> I've been able to access the BIOS using F2 and change the boot
> sequence, after fiddling with it a little bit. Thanks for that.
>
> Now, I would be really interested in the image of your customized
> compact flash including the modificiations to support the touch screen.
> For this purpose, I've setup an account of my FTP server for you to
> upload the image to. The host address is "sirea-snb.info". The login is
> "test" and the password is "test" too.
>
> Again, thanks a lot for your valuable help.
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lioelec
2005-12-04, 15:47
Hello chrisla

Please read your MP

thanks

chrisla
2005-12-05, 11:18
I'm sorry, I don't follow, what's an "MP"?

chris<SPAMSHAZIZ1le>la23@gmailDOTcom

Thanks,

-Chris
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kdf
2005-12-05, 11:37
Quoting Chris Laplante <chrisla23 (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:

> I'm sorry, I don't follow, what's an "MP"?
>
I'd assume that was PM, as in private message on the forum web pages.
-k

lioelec
2005-12-06, 10:36
Hello Chrisla

Sorry, "MP" is Messsage Private.
You can upload your image with login in MP, server is now ok

tkank again

lioelec
2005-12-09, 15:01
Hello chrisla

Can you communicate your email adress for to send Login and Password, somebody play with the server.

thank

chrisla
2005-12-09, 16:51
chris<SPAMSHAZIZ1le>la23@gmailDOTcom

Make sure to send the IP too, I am having problems resolving the host.

-Chris

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> Can you communicate your email adress for to send Login and Password,
> somebody play with the server.
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lioelec
2005-12-10, 06:58
Hello

Read your private message. I including new login and pass
it's operating now

thank

lioelec
2005-12-15, 15:10
Hello

Thank for your file tc10.dd
What's password to open file ?

A+
lio

chrisla
2005-12-15, 15:27
Make sure the size seems to be 512M, I started the FTP, and then put
my mac to sleep, forgetting it was running.

It is just a dd dump so you would open it with:

dd if=tc10.dd of=/dev/hda (or wherever you have your CF mounted) I use
a USB CF reader myself to write them.

At that point you should be able to mount /dev/hda1, and wipe out the
root password from /etc/shadow.

-Chris
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> Thank for your file tc10.dd
> What's password to open file ?
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lioelec
2005-12-16, 10:31
tc10.dd made 488Mo, and upload the 16/12/05 10:53.
Is this correct?

lioelec
2006-01-11, 12:26
hello

Thank you still for your contribution. TC 10 functions correctly but the image is shifted a little compared to the screen.
Had you this problem?

The EarthLCD company does not seem to be very cooperative (several mall sent without answers).

best regards
lio

chrisla
2006-01-11, 12:43
> Thank you still for your contribution. TC 10 functions correctly but
> the image is shifted a little compared to the screen.
> Had you this problem?
>
Please try to clarify what you mean by "shifted". I did have a problem
with the touchpanel calibration being a bit off. I think this is due
to the driver itself, it was a quick and dirty hack of the wacom
driver. Most professional drivers have a calibration tool to fix this.

It has variables in it to tweak the calibration, but you have to do
that at compile time. On mine to press a given menu one's finger needs
to be above and slightly to the right. I solved the problem the easy
way, bigger buttons (see my woodgrain softsqueeze skin). This is what
I wanted for my application anyhow, so it worked out fine.

I had one unit that was way off, and the pointer kept jumping to one
of the corners, they replaced that unit.

> The EarthLCD company does not seem to be very cooperative (several mall
> sent without answers).
>
Call them instead of email'ing they are quicker to respond on the
phone. I found their support hit or miss depending on which tech you
got.

-Chris

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vtt
2006-01-28, 14:17
Hi crisla,

I'm new in this forum. I am trying to get my TC-10 linux kernel working with all the sound card and touchscreen drivers working but still no luck.

May I ask which kernel tree, version number and any patches that you used to build your project?

-Tin

chrisla
2006-01-29, 00:52
I am using 2.6.9 from knoppix on damnsmall Linux 0.91 (quite old at
this point) the touchscreen is a DMC-TSC10 based board. The
touchscreen driver is not part of any standard tree, I just
found/cut/pasted it from a forum entry that now seems to be gone. I'm
not sure if I still have the source. It also needed a mod'd version of
Xvesa, that even the author did not have the source for any longer.

The sound card will work with the kahlua driver. However sound quality
is utter crap, as they do not bring a line out, only speaker out, it's
very noisy with lots of interference from the Ethernet chips.

Get yourself an AudioTrak Maya 5.1 MKII, I've bought them from
egghead and Florida music co. Those are ice1724 or ice1712 based,
though I have never succeeded in making the digital outs work under
Linux, let me know if you do.

If you have 512M of ftp space, I will upload you a working CF image.
Else, I uploaded it to someone else who is using it, maybe he could
let you pull it down.

Stock knoppix or damnsmall will get everything except the touchscreen working.

-Chris






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> Hi crisla,
>
> I'm new in this forum. I am trying to get my TC-10 linux kernel
> working with all the sound card and touchscreen drivers working but
> still no luck.
>
> May I ask which kernel tree, version number and any patches that you
> used to build your project?
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random.bits
2006-02-22, 20:13
Hi Chris,
Would you mind sharing some of your hard work on configuring the TC-10?

I am slowly getting the devices on the TC-10 to work for me.

The Ethernet port works with module natsemi

I have not figure out the X11 graphics driver yet. When you initially configured it, what did you use in your config file for the graphics device? Are you still using the keyboard they provided? How did you configure the "mouse"? What were your hsync and vsync settings?

The LCD screen refreshes slowly. Sometimes, you have to press a key to get the screen to finish updating. Have you seen this? If so how did you resolve it?

There appears to be a modem built in, or is this the DSL device they are talking about?

Any other tips would be appreciated.

Thank you

random.bits
2006-02-27, 20:02
I figured out some of the settings required to get the TC-10 up an running.

Using the latest version of Arch Linux (which I use at work), 2.6.15 with udev pretty well gets all the hardware.

Ethernet is natsemi

You have load evdev driver to provide kernel support for the touch screen. I added

alias char-major-13-65 evdev

to modprobe.conf Your device might be different. Best thing to do is modprobe evdev, then
cat /proc/bus/input/devices
and look for the USB TouchController. Then set up your modprobe.conf. You need to know which /dev/input/event# for the X11 driver (see example below)

I got these ideas from http://linux.chapter7.ch/touchkit/

I am using xorg7 and the vesa driver for graphics (I will work on improving this later), and the evtouch driver for the screen.

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "touchscreen"
Driver "evtouch"
# Option "Calibrate" "1"
Option "SwapX"
Option "SwapY"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/event1"
Option "DeviceName" "touchscreen"
Option "ReportingMode" "Raw"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "On"

Option "MinX" "89"
Option "MinY" "105"
Option "MaxX" "1860"
Option "MaxY" "1856"

EndSection

I downloaded the evtouch driver from

http://stz-softwaretechnik.com/~ke/touchscreen/evtouch.html

You need the SwapX and SwapY options to handle the screen coordinates having zero at the bottom right of the screen. This required me to look at the code to figure out available options. You can calibrate the screen more precisely. See the documentation of evtouch

Don't forget to add

InputDevice "touchscreen" "CorePointer"

to the ServerLayout section of your X11 config file.

I have not figured out how to use the built in mouse that is provided with the keyboard.

I haven't played much with sound yet either.

Cheers

ggalt
2006-04-10, 10:30
All,

I've just received my TC-10 and I'm trying to figure a few things out.

I'd like to junk the DOM and simply boot from an HD. Since there is no manual showing the layout of the motherboard, I'm having to make a few guesses. I'm assuming that the DOM is directly under the HD mounting bracket, is that correct? If so, is that interface an IDE interface (it looks like it may be compatible with the laptop IDE cable supplied)? Alternatively, there appears to be a card slot directly under the HD bracket as well, what form factor is this and is there a way to get it to work with an IDE drive (I'm assuming this is the compact flash slot, but is there such a thing as a CF->IDE converter)?

Also, does anyone know of a better manual for the motherboard that the .PDF file on the EarthLCD site?

Finally, does anyone have any recommendations for an upgrade on the SODIMM module? I've checked out a few 144-pin 256MB modules and I'm just wondering if anyone has had a good or bad experience with any particular brand.

Ultimately, my goal is to get Linux (probably Fedora Core 5) running on this thing, and have it access my Slimserver through either Softsqueeze or something similar (I noted that the horsepower of the chip seemed to leave a little lacking for someone running at 320kbps, but most of my library is at 192, so I'm hoping it will work a little better).

Thanks for the help.

George

Mark Lanctot
2006-04-10, 10:41
Alternatively, there appears to be a card slot directly under the HD bracket as well, what form factor is this and is there a way to get it to work with an IDE drive (I'm assuming this is the compact flash slot, but is there such a thing as a CF->IDE converter)?

Review of a CF to IDE converter (http://www.dansdata.com/cfide.htm). First link on Google and there are lots more there.


(I noted that the horsepower of the chip seemed to leave a little lacking for someone running at 320kbps, but most of my library is at 192, so I'm hoping it will work a little better).

Running at 320 kbps shouldn't increase processor load because you're not encoding anything, you're just streaming it.

ggalt
2006-04-10, 11:11
Mark:

Thanks for the link, but . . . I had already tried Google. Everything I could find (including your link) is for plugging a CF card INTO an existing IDE interface. What I have is a CF interface and I'd like to turn it into an IDE interface -- exactly the opposite of what seems quite commonly available.

George

chrisla
2006-04-10, 11:15
> I'd like to junk the DOM and simply boot from an HD. Since there is no
> manual showing the layout of the motherboard, I'm having to make a few
> guesses. I'm assuming that the DOM is directly under the HD mounting
> bracket, is that correct? If so, is that interface an IDE interface
> (it looks like it may be compatible with the laptop IDE cable

Yes, that is a 44 pin header. They should have included cables for a
laptop drive as well as an adapter for a normal from (word to the
wise, they have some QA problems with that adapter and the cables
seating correctly; personally I hold them in place with a home depot
orange clip thing when I need to use it b/c you have to press with a
good deal of force to get the cable to stay in). I boot off of a 512M
CF myself.

> supplied)? Alternatively, there appears to be a card slot directly
> under the HD bracket as well, what form factor is this and is there a
> way to get it to work with an IDE drive (I'm assuming this is the
> compact flash slot, but is there such a thing as a CF->IDE converter)?
>
Not sure which socket you are talking about, not the built on CF slot?

> Also, does anyone know of a better manual for the motherboard that the
> .PDF file on the EarthLCD site?
>
Not I. The only other lead I have been able to dig out, is I think the
original source of these was a failed IBM Internet Appliance. I seems
to share some things in common with the ThinStation, they may both
come from the same reference design. Oddly enough try searching under
the part number for the power brick it came with. I dug up some
additional info with that.

> Finally, does anyone have any recommendations for an upgrade on the
> SODIMM module? I've checked out a few 144-pin 256MB modules and I'm
> just wondering if anyone has had a good or bad experience with any
> particular brand.
>

One of mine has a 128, I think it's a toshiba. Be carefull as to the
physical size of the SODIMM, they are not all alike, and I have others
that are too tall.

> Ultimately, my goal is to get Linux (probably Fedora Core 5) running on
> this thing, and have it access my Slimserver through either Softsqueeze
> or something similar (I noted that the horsepower of the chip seemed to
> leave a little lacking for someone running at 320kbps, but most of my
> library is at 192, so I'm hoping it will work a little better).
>
Fedora would run like a wet blanket on it. I playback 320 just fine
running X and slimp3slave or squeezeslave w/ SoftSqueeze running on my
server doing X display back. You really need a lean/mean distro, and a
very basic X server / wm.

-Chris


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chrisla
2006-04-10, 11:24
Use the 44 pin header, much easier unless you need two drives.

-Chris

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> Mark:
>
> Thanks for the link, but . . . I had already tried Google. Everything
> I could find (including your link) is for plugging a CF card INTO an
> existing IDE interface. What I have is a CF interface and I'd like to
> turn it into an IDE interface -- exactly the opposite of what seems
> quite commonly available.
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Mark Lanctot
2006-04-10, 11:47
Mark:

Thanks for the link, but . . . I had already tried Google. Everything I could find (including your link) is for plugging a CF card INTO an existing IDE interface. What I have is a CF interface and I'd like to turn it into an IDE interface -- exactly the opposite of what seems quite commonly available.

George

Ah, sorry.

ggalt
2006-04-10, 11:48
>Yes, that is a 44 pin header. They should have included cables for a
>laptop drive as well as an adapter for a normal from (word to the
>wise, they have some QA problems with that adapter and the cables
>seating correctly; personally I hold them in place with a home depot
>orange clip thing when I need to use it b/c you have to press with a
>good deal of force to get the cable to stay in). I boot off of a 512M
>CF myself.

OK, I'll work off of the DOM adapter (and possibly substitute my own cable). Any hints on getting the HD bracket off (that covers the DOM chip)? It appears to be attached to the heat sink in some fashion.


>Not sure which socket you are talking about, not the built on CF slot?


Yes, but perhaps I'll just use the 44-pin interface.


>Fedora would run like a wet blanket on it. I playback 320 just fine
>running X and slimp3slave or squeezeslave w/ SoftSqueeze running on my
>server doing X display back. You really need a lean/mean distro, and a
>very basic X server / wm.

>-Chris


Hmmm, I'm hoping to run a few other apps as well on this (basic weather maps and web cams displayed through a browser, possibly an RSS reader and GAIM). I'm most familiar with Fedora, but I can see your point. I'd go the DSL route, but it seems from a post above that a distro using udev has a better chance of catching most of the hardware -- especially the touch screen -- and last I knew Damn Small Linux was not using a udev kernel yet. Any thoughts on other distros -- and I'm not looking to start a war on which is best for everything ;-)

Also, I notice that you were willing to upload an image of your CF boot disk earlier. If I can open up an FTP site, would you be willing to upload it to me?

Thanks,

George

chrisla
2006-04-10, 12:11
> OK, I'll work off of the DOM adapter (and possibly substitute my own
> cable). Any hints on getting the HD bracket off (that covers the DOM
> chip)? It appears to be attached to the heat sink in some fashion.
>
Hmm, mine didn't have any HD bracket that I am aware of. The only
thing I would describe as a "bracket" is the heat sink, which just
comes off by removing the retaining nuts. When that comes off I can
directly see the DOM, which is just held in place with one screw. That
just un-seats.

> Hmmm, I'm hoping to run a few other apps as well on this (basic weather
> maps and web cams displayed through a browser, possibly an RSS reader
> and GAIM).
I think the could rule of thumb is to think, what would I run on a
Pentium 1 / 266? That's essentially what the CPU behaves like. I think
it can certainly run all those apps, but not with a fat window
manager.

> I'm most familiar with Fedora, but I can see your point.
> I'd go the DSL route, but it seems from a post above that a distro
> using udev has a better chance of catching most of the hardware --
> especially the touch screen -- and last I knew Damn Small Linux was not
> using a udev kernel yet. Any thoughts on other distros -- and I'm not
> looking to start a war on which is best for everything ;-)
>
DSL Is the only one I've tried on it, the few times I ran even a full
Knoppix boot into KDE were painfully slow.

> Also, I notice that you were willing to upload an image of your CF boot
> disk earlier. If I can open up an FTP site, would you be willing to
> upload it to me?

Sure, N/P.

-Chris

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ggalt
2006-04-10, 13:18
>Hmm, mine didn't have any HD bracket that I am aware of. The only
>thing I would describe as a "bracket" is the heat sink, which just
>comes off by removing the retaining nuts. When that comes off I can
>directly see the DOM, which is just held in place with one screw. That
>just un-seats.


It's probably the same thing. Mine simply has a sticker that says "Do Not Operate without HDD bracket", hence I called it an HDD bracket (it also appears to be drilled to allow the mounting of a 2.5" drive).


>I think the could rule of thumb is to think, what would I run on a
>Pentium 1 / 266? That's essentially what the CPU behaves like. I think
>it can certainly run all those apps, but not with a fat window
manager.


OK, I'll keep that in mind.


>DSL Is the only one I've tried on it, the few times I ran even a full
>Knoppix boot into KDE were painfully slow.

>> Also, I notice that you were willing to upload an image of your CF boot
>> disk earlier. If I can open up an FTP site, would you be willing to
>> upload it to me?

>Sure, N/P.

>-Chris


Thanks. I've got to get home to open a port in my firewall and set up the server. I'll send you a private message when I'm ready (hopefully tonight).

George

chrisla
2006-04-10, 13:31
> It's probably the same thing. Mine simply has a sticker that says "Do
> Not Operate without HDD bracket", hence I called it an HDD bracket (it
> also appears to be drilled to allow the mounting of a 2.5" drive).
>
>
Yeah that's a change, mine have the same sticker except they say "Do
not operate without the heatsink" and has no mounting holes. I'd
question the wisdom of mounting a laptop drive (those things crank out
some heat) on what the original engineers intended to be a heatsink. I
suspect this may be an EarthLCD level change.

-Chris

>
> Thanks. I've got to get home to open a port in my firewall and set up
> the server. I'll send you a private message when I'm ready (hopefully
> tonight).
>
> George
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ggalt
2006-04-10, 19:34
Chris:

I've sent you a private message on the FTP server. Thanks for the help.

George

ggalt
2006-04-11, 07:57
Chris:

I've sent you a private message on the FTP server. Thanks for the help.

George


Chris:

Thanks for the upload. I'm now trying to access the bios. I noted earlier that someone else had problems with this and the recommended buttons were the standards F1, F2, alt+F1, etc. I've tried just about everything (including ESC, del, F3, F4 and F5, just to be safe), but no luck. I'm using the wireless keyboard if that makes any difference. Any ideas? Do I need to set some jumpers on the board?

Thanks,

George

chrisla
2006-04-11, 11:52
Nope. I'd say it is just timing, it won't take the key thruout the
entire POST process so just hit the key (I think it did end up being
F2) repeatedly after waiting a couple of seconds. The first thing I
did was turn off the splash screen upon getting in so I could see when
to press. Someone else on this thread had the same problem.

Also It can be picky about the angle of the keyboard. Any other
keyboard I believe is a non option, as it won't init the USB interface
in time for BIOS. I think it may have the pins for a PS/2 port, but
they are not brought out to a connector.


-Chris


On 4/11/06, ggalt <ggalt.263upz1144767601 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
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> ggalt Wrote:
> > Chris:
> >
> > I've sent you a private message on the FTP server. Thanks for the
> > help.
> >
> > George
>
>
> Chris:
>
> Thanks for the upload. I'm now trying to access the bios. I noted
> earlier that someone else had problems with this and the recommended
> buttons were the standards F1, F2, alt+F1, etc. I've tried just about
> everything (including ESC, del, F3, F4 and F5, just to be safe), but no
> luck. I'm using the wireless keyboard if that makes any difference.
> Any ideas? Do I need to set some jumpers on the board?
>
> Thanks,
>
> George
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ggalt
2006-04-13, 08:16
All:

I'm progressing on getting my TC-10 to work -- with the ultimate goal of replicating Chris's success with SoftSqueeze. However, I've run into another issue.

On the EarthLCD site, the specs list the max RAM as 256MB. I've tried two separate chips (Toshiba and Kingston), both 256MB, but the board only recognizes 128MB. Any thoughts?

EarthLCD's tech support (once I got them) was singularly unhelpful ("Gee, the 256 limit is what was in the spec we got, we've never tried it."). They have no idea if there are jumpers that need to be set, or if there is some BIOS setting (I was unable to find one).

Has anyone had any success at getting the TC-10 to recognize a 256MB chip?

Thanks,

George

sam_hall
2006-06-13, 08:18
Have you got a working driver for the touch screen? Will the debian driver not work?

cheers

Sam Hall

paulcsf
2006-06-14, 17:21
Chris graciously provided this image to us, and I have put together a little website based around my workings with the original image, and some updated images. Please have a look, and let me know if you have any questions, comments, etc.

www.d-m-eng.com/opensource/tc10-linux/tc-10.html

paulcsf.

mootaccount
2006-07-02, 09:24
The sound card will work with the kahlua driver. However sound quality
is utter crap, as they do not bring a line out, only speaker out, it's
very noisy with lots of interference from the Ethernet chips.

Hi Chris,

Where did you get the kahlua driver for the sound? Thanks