Zaurus: current level of support
Sacha El Masry <lists <at> devilray.eu>
2014-08-13 14:50:57 GMT
I have had OpenBSD 4.2 on the Zaurus C3100 for years now, and in need of
further (latest) software, I decided to upgrade.
There are at least three problems that did not exist on 4.2:
1. When the system gets to the 'boot>' prompt, it fails, as it's unable
to find /bsd, for whatever reason. Of course, I just load the Linux
partition with the 'b' and 'd' key combination, and run:
$ insmod zbsd...
$ cp bsd /proc/zboot
and it's off, booting as it always used to, after which everything works
2. When the device comes out of sleep/suspend, it never brings back the
backlight, forcing the following:
$ wsconsctl display.backlight=100
which is a tad inconvenient, as I may not be in a shell (having
suspended with the lid), and as the keyboard isn't exactly accurate,
often sending more than one character for one keypress.
3. X just doesn't work-it tries to load, returning half a minute later
with an error message.
While none of these are complete show-stoppers, the booting always
worked fine, in all the versions up to 4.2, the backlight wasn't a
problem, and X worked. On the other hand, it is nice that the SD card is