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Mele 1000 - HDMI support
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Conn

Joined: 27 May 2012
Posts: 8

PostPosted: Wed 06 Jun 2012, 14:20    Post subject:  

Ted I've replaced the original evb.bin with the one Raffy mentioned that works. It worked like a charm!!! It is great to see Puppy boot on Mele Very Happy Thank you!

Now, how do you think we can make it work like a full-blown computer, actually a multimedia PC? For example I can't make it 1920x1080 with true color. I'll try to install some codecs and play some movies but first I need to make it work on big screen Wink

If you point me a direction I'll try to give you a hand and maybe improve things. If you're currently working on improvements I'll just shut up and wait Smile

Cheers,
Conn
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ribuck

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jun 2012, 08:23    Post subject:  

Hi Guys,

Just joined the forum. I'm new to linux and just wondered if the was a full image file of puppy available, instead of just boot image.

The only reason i ask is that it will save me creating a virtual pc with linux on just to prepare the SD card.

Rich.
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lwill


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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jun 2012, 11:38    Post subject:  

Try looking here:
http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/hacking_the_mele_a1000/Preparing_SD_cards_from_windows/


I just got mine over the weekend and still playing around with it.
When I get use to it I will post my impressions/results/questions.
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Conn

Joined: 27 May 2012
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jun 2012, 14:57    Post subject:  

Full release is here : http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/arm/releases/alpha/ Read the ReadMe first...

For quick Image-to-SD check : http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

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Conn
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CHLee

Joined: 20 Sep 2006
Posts: 44
Location: Hong Kong

PostPosted: Wed 27 Jun 2012, 05:21    Post subject: Success to run puppy linux in my tablet  

I success to run puppy linux in my Onda VX610W tablet last night.
1. Download the mele-sd-4gb-lui-5.2.90.img.xz from:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/quirky/arm/releases/alpha/mele-sd-4gb-lui-5.2.90.img.xz
2. Save the image to a SD card:
Code:
unxz --stdout mele-sd-4gb-lui-5.2.90.img.xz | dd of=/dev/sdb
sync

3. Get the config file(script.bin) from my tablet, and rename it to evb.bin.
4. Plugin the SD card and mount the /dev/sdb1 (a 16MB vfat partition), and replace the evb.bin that get from VX610W. Then sync and umount the /dev/sdb1
5. Put the SD card to the VX610W tablet and power on it.
6. About 30 sec, I could see puppy running. See the picture.
7. You need a OTG USB cable to connect the keyboard and mouse. See the picture.

It can run many softwares that puppy have, eg: abiword, Gnumeric, mtPaint, geany, . . .

Know issue:
1. WiFi could not connect.
2. SeaMonkey have error, not working

I am very happly.
Thanks Barry very much.
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Conn

Joined: 27 May 2012
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jun 2012, 12:07    Post subject:  

That's a good job! Congrats...

Can you "really" use it like that? As puppyarm is a little bit "tiny", I couldn't use it productively. So I spared some time to bring back my Mele and succeeded. I reflashed it back to Android. I boot it Puppy from time to time to work on some things but it is a bit hard to improve.

Anyway, if you brick your Meles people, no need to worry. You can get it back. I'll post the images and instructions if anyone needs.

Cheers,
Conn
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aarf

Joined: 30 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jun 2012, 12:52    Post subject: Re: Success to run puppy linux in my tablet  

CHLee wrote:
I success to run puppy linux in my Onda VX610W tablet last night.
1. Download the mele-sd-4gb-lui-5.2.90.img.xz from:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/quirky/arm/releases/alpha/mele-sd-4gb-lui-5.2.90.img.xz
2. Save the image to a SD card:
Code:
unxz --stdout mele-sd-4gb-lui-5.2.90.img.xz | dd of=/dev/sdb
sync

3. Get the config file(script.bin) from my tablet, and rename it to evb.bin.
4. Plugin the SD card and mount the /dev/sdb1 (a 16MB vfat partition), and replace the evb.bin that get from VX610W. Then sync and umount the /dev/sdb1
5. Put the SD card to the VX610W tablet and power on it.
6. About 30 sec, I could see puppy running. See the picture.
7. You need a OTG USB cable to connect the keyboard and mouse. See the picture.

It can run many softwares that puppy have, eg: abiword, Gnumeric, mtPaint, geany, . . .

Know issue:
1. WiFi could not connect.
2. SeaMonkey have error, not working

I am very happly.
Thanks Barry very much.


Well done nice clear instructions.
What brand and class of SDcard? Assume 4G.
Can you connect via the gprs or 3G route in puppy connect wizard?
http://www.onda-tablet.com/onda-vx610w-tablet-7-inch-capacitive-touchscreen-all-winner-a10-1-5ghz-2160p-8gb.html
$82 !

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eternal-sunshine

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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jun 2012, 05:12    Post subject:  

Conn wrote
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Anyway, if you brick your Meles people, no need to worry. You can get it back. I'll post the images and instructions if anyone needs.

Yes that would be appreciated.
Thanks
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CHLee

Joined: 20 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jun 2012, 00:52    Post subject:  

aarf wrote:
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Well done nice clear instructions.
What brand and class of SDcard? Assume 4G.
Can you connect via the gprs or 3G route in puppy connect wizard?

I used Kingston 8GB class 4 micro SD card. Barry said 4GB SD should work OK. I used 8GB SD card because I want to copy the content of the devx-lui-5.2.90.sfs to the SD card. And I want to compile software in this ARM system.
I haven't a USB hub, I could not try gprs or 3G connect.
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CHLee

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Location: Hong Kong

PostPosted: Fri 29 Jun 2012, 01:19    Post subject:  

aarf wrote:
Spent three hours at the icafe dd'ing various images ( lubuntu arm rasp, mele lui, puppy raspi) to my new 8G sdcard class 10 .
Still can't get anything linux to boot my aurora.
Attached is the compressed eve.bin extracted from my aurora. Anyone want to take a look at it and see if everything looks ok with it because I haven't a clue.

Do the model number of your tablet are Ainol Novo7 Aurora?
The LCD is 1024 x 600, not same with my VX610W.
How you got the evb.bin from your tablet?
Did you use the method that Steev posted in Barry's blog? http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02823

I will get another Allwinner A10 tablet next week, I will try to make it to work with Puppy linux.
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CHLee

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jun 2012, 10:29    Post subject:  

aarf wrote:
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yes everything is as you say. thanks for taking a look. good luck.

OK, I will check your evb.bin when I have time.
Please note:
When the tablet booting, if you could find the LCD backlight turn on (even it is black colour), please wait for 2~3 min more. You should see the X window starting. I remember that the first booting was longer time than the second booting very much.
Hope could help you.
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CHLee

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jun 2012, 22:19    Post subject:  

CHLee wrote:
aarf wrote:
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yes everything is as you say. thanks for taking a look. good luck.

OK, I will check your evb.bin when I have time.

Could you tel me the model number and version number of your Ainol Novo7 Aurora?
You could check it with:
Setting>about tablet>version.

There are below firmware in Ainol website:
Ainol Novo7 Aurora II
Ainol Novo7 Aurora 1.0-GT801 version Android4.0.3(hardware version 0306 or below)
Ainol Novo7 Aurora 1.0-v02 version Android4.0.3(hardware version 0309)

I don't know which one for you tablet!
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CHLee

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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jun 2012, 00:07    Post subject:  

aarf wrote:
so I now think I should reflash with this Novo7 - Aurora_0322 - v02 . rar
I think I should chose the non LG driver zip? from the downloads page at http://gadgetfreakz.co.uk/ainol-novo-7-aurora-android-4-0-7-ips-tablet.html
ok now that is provisionally solved we can get back to lui arm mele Wink


Yes, I think you should download "Novo7 - Aurora_0322 - v02 . rar" too.
Could you read Chinese? I think the firmware default is Chinese. You could change it to English later. Or you could find a Chinese friend to help you to do it.
I just start to download it, Still need about 8 hours to finish the download.

I already ordered the Mele A1000, Hope I could received it before next week end.
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jun 2012, 19:57    Post subject: mele in multimedia box  

The language settings in Android in the Mele is easy to modify to English, just keep selecting the top option in the settings (gear) menu.

BTW, here is the Mele in a multimedia (lunch) box that I improvised - perfect for bringing in a classroom for projecting multimedia - no laptop or speakers to assemble. Smile

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Ted Dog


Joined: 13 Sep 2005
Posts: 2528
Location: Heart of Texas

PostPosted: Mon 02 Jul 2012, 23:34    Post subject: kernel and uboot  

some one is nice enough to auto build kernels so we do not have too.

http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/06/13/hardware-packs-for-allwinner-a10-devices-and-easier-method-to-create-a-bootable-ubuntu-12-04-sd-card/

like that they got VGA & composite mirror display working for MeLe. Would be even cooler if they could get HDMI and VGA split dual screen display. Rolling Eyes
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