[E3-hacking] Current status

Janusz Krzysztofik jkrzyszt at tis.icnet.pl
Thu Apr 22 18:51:03 BST 2010

Saturday 17 April 2010 20:01:37 Janusz Krzysztofik napisał(a):
> Friday 09 April 2010 14:38:10 Antony Stone wrote:
> > Hi.
> >
> > I've seen plenty of posts on the list recently showing progress with
> > support for various parts of the E3 in the Linux kernel (which is great,
> > thanks to all those involved).
> >
> > Can anyone give me an end-user's summary of what the current status of
> > running Linux (and various applications) on the E3 is?  I've had mine
> > running previously, following instructions which must be well out of date
> > by now, so what's the best starting point for installing a system now,
> Hi Antony,
> Personally, I still follow those old instructions when installing and
> booting my customized Angstrom distribution that I build myself using
> OpenEmbedded (I am still learning it). Have a look at this post:
> http://www.earth.li/pipermail/e3-hacking/2009-August/000924.html
> Installing Debian on an add-on usb stick, then replacing its kernel with a
> self-compiled more recent one, is probably another option, maybe more easy
> to accomplish.
> BTW, there is a bug in linux 2.6.33 that prevents the hook switch from
> working correctly unless the work-in-progress FIQ/keyboard patches are
> applied.

It's the modem, and the audio mixer that depends on it, that don't work 
correctly, not the hook switch, sorry.


> For now, you can use this patch to correct the problem (it will 
> hopefully be integrated in 2.6.34, maybe in later 2.6.33 revisions too):
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/90615/.
> > and
> > how much of the hardware can I expect to have working, given the recent
> > advances we've seen here?
> I use my E3 as an IP phone, running a patched[1] asterisk softpbx with alsa
> console channel enabled. The daemon is controlled from the keypad and the
> hook switch by the slightly patched[2] lircd and its irexec daemon, that
> places asterisk console commands to its socket and launches custom scripts
> that also control audio mixer and leds appropriately. And with additional
> help of a patched[3] mplayer, being able to display live video pictures
> from my cheep IP cameras on the recently patched[4] E3 LCD display, I'm
> already able to use the E3 in my SIP enabled video door phone system as
> well.
> I'm going to post more details here when it all gets more stable.
> > If there's a website I haven't found yet which outlines this information,
> > please accept my apologies for asking here and just post the URL so I can
> > look it up for myself.
> I'm not aware of any that has been updated recently. You probably have to
> browse this list archives for now.
> Thanks,
> Janusz
> [1] http://www.earth.li/pipermail/e3-hacking/2009-August/000923.html
> [2] http://www.earth.li/pipermail/e3-hacking/2009-August/000922.html
> [3] http://www.earth.li/pipermail/e3-hacking/2010-April/001004.html,
> hopefully integrated soon
> [4] https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/72933/, hopefully included in 2.6.34

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