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Can we get some community / more official debian help. If some one wants to get the stylus / touch screen calibrated on the gta02 that would be great. Oh and lenny works nicely if you don't want to use sid.  :) --Dbmoodb 16:54, 3 August 2008 (UTC)


Feedback from Brian_252

Not sure if this is the best place for feedback...

Strange how debootstrap requires root (sid). Can that be avoided?

I remember seeing a umount /media/card command on this page which i don't see anymore. That's needed or you will get

/dev/mmcblk0p1 is mounted; will not make a filesystem here!

Fdisk will also complain

WARNING: rereading partition table failed, kernel still uses old table: Device or resource busy

I needed to umount and rewrite the partition table in order for /dev/mmcblk0p2 to appear.

Got some of these error messages while installing software:

Processing triggers for man-db ...
Can not write log, openpty() failed (/dev/pts not mounted?)


Preconfiguring packages ...
Can not write log, openpty() failed (/dev/pts not mounted?)
Setting up dbus (1.2.1-3) ...
Adding system user `messagebus' (UID 102) ...
Adding new group `messagebus' (GID 104) ...
Adding new user `messagebus' (UID 102) with group `messagebus' ...
Not creating home directory `/var/run/dbus'.
Can't start system message bus - /proc is not mounted failed!
Setting up dbus-x11 (1.2.1-3) ...
Setting up libgl1-mesa-dri (7.0.3-5) ...
Setting up xserver-xorg (1:7.3+15) ...
xserver-xorg postinst warning: failed to infer keyboard layout from layout/lang
   '10 debian-installer/keymap doesn't exist--'
Setting up perl (5.10.0-11.1) ...


Even though /etc/hostname is populated...

startx -- vt1
hostname: Unknown host
xauth:  error in locking authority file /home/root/.Xauthority
xauth:  error in locking authority file /home/root/.Xauthority
xauth:  error in locking authority file /home/root/.Xauthority
xauth:  error in locking authority file /home/root/.Xauthority
X: warning; process set to priority -1 instead of requested priority 0
_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/om-gta02:0
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6
_XSERVTransSocketINETCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running
Fatal server error:
Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already  running
giving up.
xinit:  No such file or directory (errno 2):  unable to connect to X server
xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.
xauth:  error in locking authority file /home/root/.Xauthority


aptitude install xserver-xorg-input-tslib
aptitude install kde
Preconfiguring packages ...
/proc/net/route: No such file or directory

I was prompted for which keymap to use. Any suggestions?

Do i need to do anything special for a bootloader?

--Brian 252 12:29, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Touch screen calibration

Few days ago there was added calibration for gta02. It doesn't work correctly on my freerunnuer (the mouse pointer doesn't move where I click ant the touchscreen area is about 1/3 smaller then the screen). I tried /etc/pointercal from qtopia and openmoko but it is the same as with parameters from this wiki. Has somebody a tip how to fix this?

--Jakubzeman 07:42, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Yeah i know what you mean Jakubzeman, it was suggested to me on irc to copy the X server from the 2007.2 distro / other distro to the debian installation... that fixes the pointer but you have to then set it up to work for gdm.... / autologin. NO SID IS NOT REQUIRED I'm using lenny. Dbmoodb 08:09, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

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Can we get some community / more official debian help. If some one wants to get the stylus / touch screen calibrated on the gta02 that would be great. Oh and lenny works nicely if you don't want to use sid.  :) --Dbmoodb 16:54, 3 August 2008 (UTC)


Feedback from Brian_252

Not sure if this is the best place for feedback...

Strange how debootstrap requires root (sid). Can that be avoided?

I remember seeing a umount /media/card command on this page which i don't see anymore. That's needed or you will get

/dev/mmcblk0p1 is mounted; will not make a filesystem here!

Fdisk will also complain

WARNING: rereading partition table failed, kernel still uses old table: Device or resource busy

I needed to umount and rewrite the partition table in order for /dev/mmcblk0p2 to appear.

Got some of these error messages while installing software:

Processing triggers for man-db ...
Can not write log, openpty() failed (/dev/pts not mounted?)


Preconfiguring packages ...
Can not write log, openpty() failed (/dev/pts not mounted?)
Setting up dbus (1.2.1-3) ...
Adding system user `messagebus' (UID 102) ...
Adding new group `messagebus' (GID 104) ...
Adding new user `messagebus' (UID 102) with group `messagebus' ...
Not creating home directory `/var/run/dbus'.
Can't start system message bus - /proc is not mounted failed!
Setting up dbus-x11 (1.2.1-3) ...
Setting up libgl1-mesa-dri (7.0.3-5) ...
Setting up xserver-xorg (1:7.3+15) ...
xserver-xorg postinst warning: failed to infer keyboard layout from layout/lang
   '10 debian-installer/keymap doesn't exist--'
Setting up perl (5.10.0-11.1) ...


Even though /etc/hostname is populated...

startx -- vt1
hostname: Unknown host
xauth:  error in locking authority file /home/root/.Xauthority
xauth:  error in locking authority file /home/root/.Xauthority
xauth:  error in locking authority file /home/root/.Xauthority
xauth:  error in locking authority file /home/root/.Xauthority
X: warning; process set to priority -1 instead of requested priority 0
_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/om-gta02:0
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6
_XSERVTransSocketINETCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running
Fatal server error:
Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already  running
giving up.
xinit:  No such file or directory (errno 2):  unable to connect to X server
xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.
xauth:  error in locking authority file /home/root/.Xauthority


aptitude install xserver-xorg-input-tslib
aptitude install kde
Preconfiguring packages ...
/proc/net/route: No such file or directory

I was prompted for which keymap to use. Any suggestions?

Do i need to do anything special for a bootloader?

--Brian 252 12:29, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Touch screen calibration

Few days ago there was added calibration for gta02. It doesn't work correctly on my freerunnuer (the mouse pointer doesn't move where I click ant the touchscreen area is about 1/3 smaller then the screen). I tried /etc/pointercal from qtopia and openmoko but it is the same as with parameters from this wiki. Has somebody a tip how to fix this?

--Jakubzeman 07:42, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Yeah i know what you mean Jakubzeman, it was suggested to me on irc to copy the X server from the 2007.2 distro / other distro to the debian installation... that fixes the pointer but you have to then set it up to work for gdm.... / autologin. NO SID IS NOT REQUIRED I'm using lenny. Dbmoodb 08:09, 8 August 2008 (UTC)