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ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2021-12-03 5:02 AM
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Hi Joval,

Installed the image and it opened up to iceWM....

Tried to find the script jconf in the opt/jornada-config directory, but could not find in any of the sub-directories.....

Terminal programs (XTerm, LXTerminal) crash often....the iceWM taskbar disappears and after a minute it reappears....

Something is not right.....



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joval Page Icon Posted 2021-12-03 5:33 AM
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ArchiMark - 2021-12-01 1:20 PM

Agree that the icewm menu could use cleaning up....and would be good to add a jornada-config


Best,

Mark



"Mariachi Mark"... Formerly a Wild Thing on Guitar but now spends more time with a"Git" "tar"
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I've seen a few youtube videos on IceWM... it's the menu file (not the impossibly large preferences file) that seems easy to customize... I just don't recall where the iceMW files are stored.. maybe you know cuz you kindly told me how to do it. I think I can clean it up then.

Hey, I found a RIGHT MOUSE CLICK workaround, something really needed with VNCviewer... I have been unable to select audio output ie, hdmi vs audio jack vs bluetooth without it.

It's called Xdotool... you open terminal in vncviewer desktop and type :sudo xdotool click 3, then hold down the "Alt" key and put mouse cursor over the volume icon and hit enter==> opens like right click! It takes a little practice but finally allows headless RasPi connection.!! No longer have to hook up the HDMI Monitor and usb keyboard (ugh!)

Also works in xterm on the IceWM desktop... suggest you check it out!

You need to install it on the J720 and also on the RasPi so it works in both.

Buenos nachos!

joval ...en mi J720/Devuan/Zero2/VNC Zombie creation otra vez!

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ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2021-12-03 3:26 PM
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Hola Jovalito,

I found the iceWM preferences file in /etc/X11/icewm........

If I get a chance, I will see if I can find the menu file you mention.

Meanwhile, please read my post above yours.....

Buenos nachos,

Mariachi Mark (aka git tar man)
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joval Page Icon Posted 2021-12-03 7:03 PM
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ArchiMark - 2021-12-02 9:02 PM

Hi Joval,

Installed the image and it opened up to iceWM....

Tried to find the script jconf in the opt/jornada-config directory, but could not find in any of the sub-directories.....

Terminal programs (XTerm, LXTerminal) crash often....the iceWM taskbar disappears and after a minute it reappears....

Something is not right.....



Mark


Mari-ArchiMark,

I never tested that image in zip form, the original works fine... so may need new zipped image upload , Sounds like the Ghost of Christmas Past is haunting your Jornada ....Again... isn't Ol' EverSneezer his name!(covid victim ?)

Joval






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ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2021-12-03 7:41 PM
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Hi Joval,

Thanks....that might be it.......

And yes, I always seem to have some sort of bug pester me......



So it goes....

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joval Page Icon Posted 2021-12-03 10:13 PM
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ArchiMark - 2021-12-03 11:41 AM

Hi Joval,

Thanks....that might be it.......

And yes, I always seem to have some sort of bug pester me......



So it goes....

Mark


Hi Marko Pollo! So... you're on another adventure through some foreign land... not eggxactly your first choice, eh?

Ok, I just downloaded and unzipped said hosted file and burned to sd card==> booted up fine ==> /opt/jornada-config folder found under root directory (not home/user) and ran ./jornada-config==> menu popped up... it uses the older kernel so lacks Bx patch function.

All seems good... as now being used to ssh into RasPi Zero2and using Firefox-esr to post this note to you

I don't know if the 128Mb boot loader is compatible with this kernel.The kernel with this hosted image is for 32/64Mb Jornadas, you would have to copy the 128 Mb version to the Fat32 partition.

This image is working great... May I suggest you re-download the image, set your ram to 64 or 32and retry, you can also swap Rom boards to 32 if thats not working.

Also, you've got to get a RasPi... at least the Zero2 for $15 bucks... runs 8-10 hours from cell phone battery charger, etc. Gives you a sweet internet connection in a petit package.

joval ...on another J72(8)/Devuan-JConf/Zero2/Firefox Zombie HPC



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ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2021-12-03 11:20 PM
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Think you're right about the kernel issue, Jovalito......

Will try that and see if it works better......

Thanks for the help and pics....looks great!

I may get a RasPi.....we shall see....

Hasta luego,

Marco P
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joval Page Icon Posted 2021-12-04 2:07 AM
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Mark,

I'll be uploading the Bx patched image with Jornada- config utility shortly... it runs faster and even works on the J720 stock 32Mb Ram I think... (Modules needed updating so wifi would work on the Bx'd image... Thank you Stefan)!

Still working on ZRam and need Timo's help with the sound modules, etc.

May need a slimmed down version eventually for the stock J720(32Mb) so as to perform better...with it's limited ram. Won't know until I get zram working... might make all the difference (fingers crossed).

Joval

Addendum: It's uploading now so you can find it here soon:

https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D4898663_09915533_817520

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joval Page Icon Posted 2021-12-04 2:35 AM
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marko - 2021-10-24 12:31 PM

Thanks Mark

I really enjoyed giving it a try. There is also python 2.7, which blew my mind (wondering if python3 would run on it);


FYI Python 3.5.3 is also included in these hosted images... as well as Python 2.7.1 I don't know if we need both, what say you?

Anyway, access it with "Python3.5" in terminal. Enjoy.

Joval

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joval Page Icon Posted 2021-12-04 5:08 AM
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Hi All,

Yes, the Bx patch makes all the difference for the J720 stock 32Mb!

I can easily post here on HPCFactor with no lag while at the same time listening to an Audible audiobook (Life's Ratchet) and quickly switch between the two, scroll page up and down, etc.

Photo viewer is slow to open but takes screenshots fine... all while audio playing via RasPi Zero2 Bluetooth, Jornada-config is open, as are several terminal windows, and now LeafPad editor, and I am still posting here and successfully switching from one window to another. With just 32MB Ram on a stock Jornada 720!

Vast Improvement Stefan's Bx kernel patch makes it possible... ok let's see if "apt install" will work. I'll save this in case it crashes...
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joval Page Icon Posted 2021-12-04 8:24 AM
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well, apt install did not work with J70 32 Mb, as is the norm, even with Bx kernel patch... bogged down to a snail pace... ugh!

Good news I have ZRAM working! and it seems to to improve performance best around 70% fraction of the 64Mb rom in my J72(8)... youtube runs better, etc.

So another image will be hosted after I work out the best fraction of memory that works best... especially onthe 32Mb j720

joval

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