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## Dingux (Dingoo Linux) => General => Topic started by: DL95 on May 25, 2011, 03:27:01 am

Post by: DL95 on May 25, 2011, 03:27:01 am
I've been trying to put dingux but have been having some difficulties, unlike the other versions of the dingoo the ili3988 is not nearly as supported when it comes to booting and downloads for creating dingux, i hate to sound demanding but can someone with a dingoo ili3998 please create a step by step video on how to install dingux on your dingoo. i dont need help with the minisd part just show the computer part of installing dingux, if you cant thats fine too, could you please post the steps in the thread though. im sorry if i sound demanding but i just wanna play galaxy force 2 on the dingoo so help would be greatly appreciated

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Post by: zear on May 25, 2011, 11:36:36 am
The procedure of flashing the bootloader and installing dingux on dingoos with ILI3998 is exactly the same as for other ILI. Please read the enclosed readme files, or one of the many howtos on the net (including the video walkthroughs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ9TBmYyo8I)). There are even automatic bootloader installers for Windows machines for people who can't type "cd c:\path\to\bootloader\dir" in the windows commandline.

I'm gonna be even nice enough and point you to the right bootloader and Dingux installation files:
Post by: DL95 on May 25, 2011, 09:45:38 pm
Thanks bro, i didnt want to be demanding, ill probably feel like an idiot when i get dingux on my dingoo ;D ;D
Post by: Pollux on May 26, 2011, 12:23:15 am
I tried to help you but it seems that you can't make it.

I've updated my post in this topic (http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-emulation/newbie-help/msg30315/#msg30315) and if you make as I say you'll achieve your goal.

Just to clear some doubts, you have a ILI9338 or a ILI3998 LCD?

If you have a ILI9338 than you can do it like I posted before and if you fail to install dingux tell me where did you stop having success. Perhaps I can tell you what's wrong.
I had my problems installing Dingux and after spending some time searching I could do it right.

Cheers!

Ps: Make a video requires time that I don't have and if you don't know what you are doing wrong you will learn the same... zero. It happened with me so I quit looking for videos and started reading.
Post by: DL95 on May 26, 2011, 01:09:20 am
Ok, i put my dingoo in boot mode and everything, followed the video tutorial and now the jz4740 USB boot device is installed, then im supposted to run the command line right and if i do what commands do i enter in, please make it as detailed as possible, i know i sound like a complete idiot, i know about computers but ive enter used the command line in my life
Post by: Pollux on May 26, 2011, 03:36:47 pm
I see but if you use what I posted in the other topic there's no need to use command line. The Auto DDF file do all command lines for you. You only need to insert numbers when it asks you to.

I'll try to make a step-by-step here:

1 - Download and unrar Dingux Dual Boot 20110420 into a folder you want.

2 - Downloaded and unrar Automated Dingoo Dualboot Flasher (edited and ILI9338 ready) into another folder near the first one (you can place all in the same folder but it may cause some confusion to you but that's another option too).

3 - Read the README.txt of the AUTO DDF to know how to change this file. You must edit an AUTO DDF line in order to make it able to read the dual boot files. This step forces you to change the path of the original file into your computer folder (the step #1 folder path).

4 - Start Auto DDF

5 - If you did everything right Dingoo must have a menu waiting for you (this step is what's in the idiot's guide). You have to choose your options, something like OK, OK, Dual Boot, OK (if I'm not wrong).

6 - Download and unrar into SD card the Kernel and Rootfs files from Dingux Kernel & Rootfs for ILI9338 (read the README.TXT included in the rar file if you didn't understand this step).

7 - Unplug your Dingoo and try it.

8 - You need roms and emulators to place in your SD card but I guess you know where to find them.

As you see there is not much to say so filming it would result in a short short movie.

One problem I had was that my Dingux logo freezed but since I used the files I linked I made it in my first shot.
Post by: spikejones on June 15, 2011, 02:57:58 am
Hi

My Dingoo has a ILI3998 and my problem starts right in the RESET part. I don't know what am I doing wrong because I followed instructions from a lot of tutorials and nothing.

When I press reset + B the Dingoo looks to shut down. Black screen ok. But then I plug it to my computer and then the computer recognizes the Dingoo as usual. So.. it starts bad right in the beguinning.

Sorry if this is really dumb. I'm not a dumb guy regarding computers but...

Thank you!
Post by: spikejones on June 15, 2011, 03:06:41 am
Also.. I've tryed to make the cmd with usbtool-win 1 hwinit.bin 0?80000000 and it pop ups an error windows

in the command box shows: this is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is no warranty, not even for merchability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Post by: lopez69 on June 17, 2011, 05:30:37 pm
hello friends

I have the LCD Dingoo ili9339, I'm from Spain.
dingux not get installed, and looking far I've found this forum.
I downloaded and when I load ddf auto dual boot, my screen is frozen and dingux logo.
I know I do something wrong.
I do not understand what the readme.txt says not to do .. it does not translate well
can someone explain me step by step?
would really appreciate it, I've been trying to install dingux 2 weeks and I'm going crazy.
many thanks
Post by: zear on June 18, 2011, 10:00:14 am
I downloaded and when I load ddf auto dual boot, my screen is frozen and dingux logo.
If I understand correctly, this means the dualboot was installed correctly. Now what you need is a miniSD card. You need to copy Dingux data on it.
Dualboot is only a simple bootloader program that allows the Dingoo to boot from the miniSD card slot. It does not contain Dingux itself. In order to run Dingux, you need to insert a miniSD card with Dingux on it.

For a Dingoo with your ILI (3998) you have two options of Dingux:
2) a new port of linux to the dingoo called OpenDingux (it is not released yet, but I'll ask the developers if they can release a beta version. It's very playable if you don't mind a couple of emulators that don't work with it)

This is the procedure of installing Dingux on miniSD card:
1) format the card with fat32 file system
2) copy the correct zImage according to your ILI type (you have to copy it on card as "zImage", remove the "ILI*" part from the filename)
3) copy the rootfs file
4) create a directory "local"
6) Insert your card to the Dingoo, turn the Dingoo on and press "select" when the black "Dingux" logo appears. Dingux system should now boot. If it didn't, something went wrong. Especially check if the zImage is called "zImage" and that it's placed on the top of the filesystem (and not in some sub-directory)
Post by: lopez69 on June 18, 2011, 12:02:15 pm

I have the mini sd copied the 0.35 local, with the files zimage (ili9338) rofts, .. and formatted in FAT 32.
The problem I have it when I try to install the Dingoo dualboot on the program  auto ddf'??I get the dingux logo and freezes, it leaves me no dingux's setup menu or not installed either, not that can happen ..

this is the step that I get: 5 - If you did everything right Dingoo a menu must-have waiting for you (this step is what's in the idiot's guide). You have to choose your options, something like OK, OK, Dual Boot, OK (if I'm not wrong).
Post by: radon86 on July 02, 2011, 01:59:04 pm
lopez69, try this non-auto installation guide (http://www.dingoowiki.com/index.php?title=Dingux:About#Dingux_Setup), it's may help you. You can use "/local" directory and "rootfs" from this pack (http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,0,0,0,116,477).

zear, I try use OpenDingux, because booboo kernel don't support TV-out, swap and Power-Off. I successful compiled opendingux-kernel from github (http://github.com/mthuurne/opendingux-kernel) with a320_defconfig + menuconfig for ILI9338 support, but I can't build rootfs.bin (http://github.com/mthuurne/opendingux-buildroot), because I don't know how to configure buildroot correct. Old binary rootfs.bin (from here (http://hkzlab.ipv7.net/files/misc/dingux/opendingux/opendingux_kernel_rootfs.zip)) isn't compability with new o-d kernel (error message ~ "can't mount rootfs").
May be developers can release pre-build o-d rootfs? Thanks.
Post by: SiENcE on July 06, 2011, 10:24:39 am
hi,

just because i was asked to build an kernel for ILI9338 here it is:

Grab: dingux_kernel_110706_by_SiENcE.zip

I don't have an ILI9338 Dingoo, so it would be cool if someone can test this.

Extract and rename 110705_ILI9338_zImage to zImage and put it on your sd-card.

The second file is only for programmers.

Features:
------------
0) It's a modified version of the all know booboo legacy kernel.

1) RTC (already from boukichi's kernel)

2) PowerOff (already from boukichi's kernel)

3) Safe Reset (Start+Select+PowerButton Up) (already from boukichi's kernel)

4) hold key as SDLK_PAUSE to not lose the compatiblity with some games (already from boukichi's kernel)

5) i2c + fbcon patch for TVOUT-Tool (thx to uli)

6) Swap file support

7) and the following Kernel Options to get Virtual Mouse support

Post by: Meneer Jansen on July 06, 2011, 02:21:54 pm
just because i was asked to build an kernel for ILI9338 here it is:
You are too kind!!!!!! Now I'd might buy me yet another new Dingoo because Dingux works w/ the new LCD screen I'd might receive.

Thank you.

P.S. [off topic] I tried to play Commander Keen (i.e. your avatar!) 4 to 6 on me Dingoo via Dosbox. I've mixed feelings. Sound is very laggy and gameplay a bit slow. But I'm 17 years older now and a bit slow too, so that's not that bad I guess... ;)
Post by: k0en on July 06, 2011, 03:37:26 pm
Hi all,

I'm finding an unbricker tool for dingoo with ILI9338 screen. Somebody has an idea?

I've already write a post here to describe my problem: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-hacks/unbrick-a320-with-ili9338-screen/msg31433/#new

Thanks
Post by: radon86 on July 06, 2011, 09:39:37 pm
SiENcE, I tested this kernel. It's works!
- RTC, Power-Off, safe Reset, swap, virtual mouse - work very well.

I can't use TV-Out with tv-tool from Minimal Local Pack (white screen). Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
Post by: SiENcE on July 06, 2011, 09:44:26 pm
Ok thanks :).

Use my TVout-Tool when you use my Kernel.

Grab it from my page.

If you have garbage on tv, Soft-Reboot your Dingoo and try again. It should work.

Ah and don't use an old gmenu2x and overclock. Old gmenu2x uses an tv unfriendly overclock method!
Post by: radon86 on July 06, 2011, 09:52:29 pm
Thanks you, SiENcE, for this kernel!
I will try to use the TV-Out tomorrow.
Post by: glaasje on July 06, 2011, 10:04:08 pm
Thanks!
you are awesome!  ;D
it is working perfect!
Post by: radon86 on July 11, 2011, 04:51:13 pm
I tried use tv-out tool from here (http://sience.schattenkind.net/dingoo/SiENcE_downloads.htm). Unfortunately, I have the same problem: after the launch of tv-out.dge (with --pal parameter) i see the console output or white screen (sometimes) on the dingoo, and nothing on the TV. Soft reboot hangs dingoo.

tv-out output log (gMenu2X log viewer):
Code: [Select]
FB at 0x0, len 0, LCDDA at 0x0cpccr 0X40022220 cppcr 0x1b000520 lpcdr 0x9
TV-out works fine in the native os and opendingux.
Does anyone, who own a ILI9338, managed to run TV-out with SiENcE kernel?
Post by: Megacubo on July 21, 2011, 10:02:51 pm
I tried use tv-out tool from here (http://sience.schattenkind.net/dingoo/SiENcE_downloads.htm). Unfortunately, I have the same problem: after the launch of tv-out.dge (with --pal parameter) i see the console output or white screen (sometimes) on the dingoo, and nothing on the TV. Soft reboot hangs dingoo.

tv-out output log (gMenu2X log viewer):
Code: [Select]
FB at 0x0, len 0, LCDDA at 0x0cpccr 0X40022220 cppcr 0x1b000520 lpcdr 0x9
TV-out works fine in the native os and opendingux.
Does anyone, who own a ILI9338, managed to run TV-out with SiENcE kernel?

Same problem here, please fix it SiENcE
Post by: Megacubo on July 24, 2011, 07:00:33 am
mplayer works to slow, i think is a problem related with this kernel?
Post by: zear on July 24, 2011, 09:52:44 am
mplayer works to slow, i think is a problem related with this kernel?
Nope, mplayer was always slow
Post by: adrielian on August 16, 2011, 03:20:39 am
I put Virtual Mouse on a dingoo with ILI9338 and doesn?t work...
Any idea??
Post by: adrielian on August 16, 2011, 03:32:43 am
I didn?t say anything. It?s works fine.
Post by: T-Virus on October 21, 2011, 01:41:11 pm
hi guy's yes i'm a noob! sorry honest i have been trying for ages now..
but i really can't see why i can't keep open the cmd screen when i click on usbtool?

I have the following
dingux_kernel_110706_by SiENcE
dingux_system_20091022_plus
dingux_daul_boot_installer_20110420

I can't seem to run the comand at all.i have set up the sd card,i flashed my dingoo in usb mode it is now called Jz4740 usb Boot Device (rockbox USBtool)

My dingoo is pluged in and on a black screen.(b button,reset)
following the read.txt i take it i'm on step 5 now,but i don't understand
step 5.
what do i need to put in cmd. word for word..?

where should i place the dual boot files?

if i click on usbtool-win it just flashes up and goes ?

is it because i'm using vista ??

is my dingoo fake?

model my dingoo is in hidden setup screen.

VERDOR ID: Ox 1be1369
SDRAM (chinese text)!
LCD MODULE : LCM_MOUDULE_ILI9338
OS SUM: Ox a2d83c8.
OS(chinese text): SEP 25 2009 09:26:15
(chinese text) 265078

Post by: jagotu on October 21, 2011, 03:11:47 pm
You must run it through Command Line. WIN+R -> cmd -> cd to the directory you downloaded to -> launch usbtool-win 1 hwinit.bin 0x80000000 -> launch usbtool-win 1 zImage_dual_boot_installer_ILI9338 0x80600000 -> follow instructions on your dingoo and there ya go!
Post by: T-Virus on October 21, 2011, 04:38:48 pm
ok thanks,starting to get somewhere now...

but

this happened

"c:\User\ROB>to thedirectory you downloaded to -> launch usbtool-win 1 hwinit.bin 0x80000000 -> launch usbtool-win 1 zImage_dual_boot_installer_ILI9338 0x80600000

the  system cannot find the patch specified
?
I have folder called Dualboot on my desktop with the following
zImage_dual_boot_installer_ILI9331
zImage_dual_boot_installer_ILI9325
zImage (my 9338 renamed)
usbtool-win
hwininit9331
hwininit9325
hwininit_ILI9338
folder called Driver
Dualboot_installer (neothefox but it doesn't have my LCD type to click on)
Post by: jagotu on October 21, 2011, 04:47:14 pm
FIRST OF ALL rename hwinit_ILI9338 to hwinit.bin
Then you have to type cd complete path to the files (ex. cd C:\User\ROB\Desktop\Dualboot) and press enter.
Then you have to type usbtool-win 1 hwinit.bin 0x80000000 and hit enter.
Then you have to type usbtool-win 1 zImage 0x80600000 and again hit enter.
The flashing process should start and after Dingux logo you should see installation screen on your Dingoo.
Post by: T-Virus on October 21, 2011, 05:23:58 pm
typed this
'cd complete path to files ex. cd C:\User|ROB|Desktop|daulboot'

the filename,directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect

came back...

renames hwinit to .bin (first i have heard of of doing it)
i thought this was going to be it mate,right it's clear now i am bloody stupid please type
what i need to copy and paste (its the only way) should i move any things ?

thanks for your help so far,i think we can do this...
i have removed the other zImage hwinit files now but still no joy.
Post by: jagotu on October 21, 2011, 05:33:59 pm
You're still doing it wrong. If you have the files in C:\User\ROB\Desktop\Duabloot, write
Code: [Select]
cd C:\User\ROB\Desktop\Dulaboot Got it?
Post by: T-Virus on October 21, 2011, 05:49:21 pm
no luck,waht am i missing here ?

'microsoft window [Version 6.1.7601]
copyright <c> 2009 mircosoft Coorporation. All righrs reserved.

C:\User\ROB>cd C:\User\ROB\Desktop\Dualboot
The system cannot find the path specified.

then i try'd

C:\User\ROB|Desktop\Dualboot
same came back has above...
Post by: T-Virus on October 21, 2011, 07:42:44 pm

when you left i had dingux on my screen,press continue twice then that was it no choose daul boot ?

now it just normal again...
Post by: jagotu on October 21, 2011, 08:10:30 pm
Now when you start your dingoo you should see DINGUX screen. This means you installed dual boot correctly!
Post by: T-Virus on October 21, 2011, 08:13:36 pm
no it's still normal mate...

it never installed fully ?

let me know when you can try again..if you can

Post by: atari_afternoon on October 26, 2011, 12:24:11 am
Hi all :)

Thank you so much who wrote and contributed to this topic, especially thanks to Pollux. I have never dared to put Dingux on since mine, too, is with the ILI9338. I read and downloaded many guides and made bookmarks to as many fora and tutorials that I could find and finally, tonight I have done it step by step the way Pollux laid it out on pg. 1 of this thread, and what can I say, it has worked like magic, from scratch, no faults at all.

All the best to the others, don?t give up. I wanted the Atari 2600 emu and playing Elite II and the Intellivision one and revisit the ScummVM-games. At least this is possible :)

Keep up the good work! With tutorials/explanations like these I think anyone who can read can dare to ugrade their Dingoos to new heights.
Post by: Meneer Jansen on October 26, 2011, 12:08:06 pm
typed this
'cd complete path to files ex. cd C:\User|ROB|Desktop|daulboot'

the filename,directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect

came back...

renames hwinit to .bin (first i have heard of of doing it)
i thought this was going to be it mate,right it's clear now i am bloody stupid please type
what i need to copy and paste (its the only way) should i move any things ?

thanks for your help so far,i think we can do this...
i have removed the other zImage hwinit files now but still no joy.
You may have made a typo. I see the term "daulboot" where you might meant "dulaboot". The error mess. you get suggests a typo too.
Post by: jagotu on October 26, 2011, 01:30:28 pm
We already solved it with T-Virus by PM and TeamViewer.
Post by: T-Virus on October 26, 2011, 05:42:11 pm
We already solved it with T-Virus by PM and TeamViewer.

yeah sorry jagotu should of posted on here after you helped me.

thanks so much for trying so hard,we (you got there in the end)

Post by: 8BZ on November 06, 2011, 07:28:50 pm
Sience, I just downloaded your kernal, replaced the zImage I was using with it, and now my dingoo hangs on the Dingux screen when I press select to boot into Dingux. I went back and put the original zImage I was using and it still hangs. =( Can't get into Dingux anymore.
Post by: Rosenkranz on November 06, 2011, 07:39:27 pm
I think that you should use portable disc defragmenter to put the files on the starting blocks of the sd card. I think there is a post somewhere here on this forum how should you do it.