Author Topic: OpenDingux: first end-user release  (Read 48192 times)

samir

Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2012, 12:49:44 am »
It would be nice if all the updates now for open dingux get submitted to the openhandhelds archive in one nice place to download.

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Megacubo

Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2012, 02:18:37 am »
Thanks a lot, you guys make a very hard work. I only can say thanks, thanks, thanks a lot

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2012, 02:40:18 am »
OMG I waited for this moment a long long time! Is it finally possible to get rid of the Native OS all together? I don't want to dual boot, I just want to install OpenDingux on the built-in storage. Using an SD card seems somewhat rudimentary, when there's plenty of storage to begin with.
Not yet, but Ayla has made some good progress towards installing OpenDingux on the NAND.

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2012, 02:44:21 am »
Does Stella or Dingux2600 work for anyone with this new version of opendingux? Stella worked for me with developer preview 2 but it doesn't work anymore. Just wondering if this is an isolated incident or not.
This is most likely the C++/wchar incompatibility. I checked and Stella is written in C++; I don't know about Dingux2600. If they ran on the dev previews, then recompiling the emulators should be enough to make them work on the release version of OpenDingux.

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2012, 03:22:15 am »
OMG I waited for this moment a long long time! Is it finally possible to get rid of the Native OS all together? I don't want to dual boot, I just want to install OpenDingux on the built-in storage. Using an SD card seems somewhat rudimentary, when there's plenty of storage to begin with.

No, it is still necessary to boot from the SD card. I understand that they are working on this capability, but it's not yet possible. The suggested alternative is to install the firmware which defaults to booting to SD card instead of the internal memory (so you would only need to hold Select to boot to Native.)

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2012, 03:24:38 am »
It would be nice if all the updates now for open dingux get submitted to the openhandhelds archive in one nice place to download.

I'd at least like to see people take a renewed interest in keeping the OD pages on the Wiki up to date. I know when I was first starting that was an easier resource to understand than the myriad of differing opinions on the forum.
I'll try to take some time soon to do my part.

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2012, 03:33:37 am »
No, it is still necessary to boot from the SD card. I understand that they are working on this capability, but it's not yet possible.
Well, I've been running OD on NAND for months now.
The only thing it needs, is an installer.

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2012, 05:50:00 am »
Ayla - an installer would be perfect for us noobs.  The regular install sound pretty basic though.  i wont know until my Dingoo is delivered.

Whats is the difference as far as performance if installed on NAND?  At boot up? During gameplay?
« Last Edit: June 18, 2012, 05:52:23 am by Articus »

dmitry_smagin

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2012, 06:40:33 am »
Hi,
Ayla,
when installed on the NAND, does OD support USB-storage connection? Usb-gadget is default but what about usb-storage? I know, that it is problematically to turn on usb-storage if the kernel is on SD card, because it must unmount FAT partition on which it's situated.

So, to make usb-storage work, i think, we must install kernel and rootfs on some hidden ext3 partition on the nand and make fat partition on nand mountable/unmountable. That's how original firmware works AFAIR.

Also, is it hard to add some switch to gmenu2x to alter between usb-gadget/usb-storage as GamePark consoles have?

And other question. Are you going to work on the uBoot loader? Maybe you should look towards barebox.org I personally know one guy who is adding jz4740/4755/4770 support to it.

Also it should be nice to add some emus or applications to buildroot and have them compiled and packed to local.tar.gz while building, because otherwise emus are scattered on this forum and links became broken time to time and sources lost (as was with dosbox port to dingoo).

Thanks
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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2012, 07:00:09 am »
Note that the dual boot loader can have issues with files being placed at the end of a large SD card, so if it fails to boot, please retry with an empty card.

Oh, bummer. I've still this issue.

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2012, 08:24:12 am »
All you have to do is format you memory card to fat 32 before you copy files over you won't have a problem then works all the time.
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otoinsa

Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2012, 08:27:03 am »
Quote from: Ayla
Well, I've been running OD on NAND for months now.
The only thing it needs, is an installer.

I assume you somehow managed to do without an installer. How hard is it to DIY without a binary installer? Also is USB file transfer plug-and-play? I run OS X and have some minor understanding of Terminal. Also have Windows 7 on a notebook, but I find it did not really work well with the previous OpenDingux releases (usb connectivity-wise).
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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2012, 10:03:43 am »
Can anybody ported it to Dingoo A320e?

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2012, 10:33:48 am »
All you have to do is format you memory card to fat 32 before you copy files over you won't have a problem then works all the time.
Doesnt work for me, ive tried numerous cards formatted fat 32,still no joy.
Ive tried cards from 2gb to 8gb all formatted to fat. 32 and it just hangs at dingux screen.

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Re: OpenDingux: first end-user release
« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2012, 11:08:18 am »
Can anybody ported it to Dingoo A320e?

"Port" is not a correct word, it should be "write from scratch".
a320e and a380 are based on another SOC - JZ4755 which is different from JZ4740 on which a320 is based. Opendingux doesn't have any support for jz4755 AT ALL. So you can imagine how many efforts should be put in writing it from scratch. Ingenic patches for jz4755 are for old version of kernel (2.6.34) and they can't be applied to v3.3. En plus, Ingenic's code is horrible and not unix-way.
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