Running a new kernel on Eee Note

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  1. pbarrette

    pbarrette Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Hi wolneykien,

    The Asus provided kernel sources are here:
    http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeeNote/Enote_kernel_sourcecode.zip

    It appears that Asus has modified the defconfig for the zylonitel machine. The file is found in the sources at:
    ./linux/arch/arm/configs/zylonitel_defconfig

    If you look through the source code, you can see many of the differences from the mainline just by looking at the file modification date.

    pb
     
  2. PF4Tablet

    PF4Tablet Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Running Android on this would be the best option as Adroid comes with tons of apps. Yet I am not sure if this will benefit the digitizer. I siuppose as of now there is no Android tablet running a digitizer apps that would support Wacom. It can't be because Androit is mostly capacitive touch screen.
     
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    there are a modified version of tslib for android so there is no problem for the software part (high level), for the low level it needs the kernel module (that it's already compiled).

    Android porting needs a lot of work and also needs:
    - to boot a different kernel
    - to create a new device infrastructure porting
    - to create a tool to build custom rom
    - to divide the works in several developers
    - create a project on sourceforge for it

    http://hsc.com/Portals/0/Uploads/Ar...-Embedded-Platform_v2_0633850602027036930.pdf
     
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    I have no idea what exactly you guys are doing/trying, but it sounds damn interesting ;)
     
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    Wacom has said they have no plans to support Android. I don't know if it's possible to reverse-engineer tablet drivers without their proprietary stuff.
     
  6. PF4Tablet

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    No I don't think this will ever work
    These are contradicting paradigms in my opinion.
    While WACOM bets on high precision when you touch the screen with a pen Android devices can not lit up a specific pixel like Wacom does. Android devices will take a one pixel touch as noise since the Adnroid device probably waits for a region of pixels to be touched in order to take the input as valid.

    In other words Android is designed for finger like tip sizes while Wacom is designed for pen/pencil like tip sizes.
     
  7. l1q1d

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    Probably you miss the point:
    - tslib (LGPL) interact with wacom
    - kernel has the support for the pen
    - tslib was ported to android
    so the tablet will support the wacom device.
     
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    Hi, please would you let us know how you run LXDE and/or post binaries? I really miss xournal from the times I had a tablet, are you able to run it with the asus provided kernel?
     
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    Hello guys!
    Sorry I saw this thread only now, I'm trying to get a new kernel, too. Did anyone make any step further?

    @pbarrette thanks for the suggestion about zylonitel, I was having some troubles using the pxa255-idp. Sorry but I'm totally not expert with embed systems and maybe I'm doing garbage!
     
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    Hey. I'll try chrooting tonight. I guess one needs to kill the eeeserver process as well to free the framebuffer, right?
     
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