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by damwashere
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Linux on a WebDT366?
Topic: Slitaz
Replies: 5
Views: 12720

Re: Slitaz

Did you ever get Slitaz working? I have it working quite well on a Compaq Armada M300 laptop with similar specs to the WebDTs. As usual, the touch screen will be the challenge... I am going to try shortly...

DAM
by damwashere
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Linux on a WebDT366?
Topic: SliTaz, very small linux distro
Replies: 3
Views: 9224

Re: SliTaz, very small linux distro

I am also looking at Slitaz. Very well thought out, good tools and active development community.

The current version responds to "uname -r" with "2.6.30.6-slitaz"

DAM
by damwashere
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Linux on a WebDT366?
Topic: Touchscreen calibration
Replies: 2
Views: 6946

Re: Touchscreen calibration

This is extremely interesting. I am reminded of "gpsd," which works with multiple gps devices and gives a standardized interface to applications.

Which OSs have you tried this on?

DAM
by damwashere
Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Specifications / Hardware
Topic: Datasheet for VGA BIOS
Replies: 1
Views: 6742

Re: Datasheet for VGA BIOS

I am not sure we are talking about the same thing... I was referring to the video chip in the WebDT. You seem to be referring to a cell phone... VGA means video graphics array. It is also sometimes used to generically refer to the video subsystem in a computer. The original resolution for a VGA disp...
by damwashere
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Welcome to WebDT
Topic: New Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 8759

Re: New Forum

Thanks for all your hard work. Posting seems to work now.
by damwashere
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Specifications / Hardware
Topic: Source for low profile IDE connector
Replies: 7
Views: 18689

Re: Source for low profile IDE connector

Just FYI, I have used the hot air method on several modules now, with good results.

DAM
by damwashere
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Linux on a WebDT366?
Topic: Formal apology
Replies: 12
Views: 32265

Re: Formal apology

No problem. I look forward to your progress. It works great on my HP thin client!
DAM
by damwashere
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Linux on a WebDT366?
Topic: Formal apology
Replies: 12
Views: 32265

Re: Formal apology

I have a working download of the Porteus build linked in your earlier post. It boots fine on a PC notebook. When I try to boot it on a 366, before I get to the spash screen, I get the following. USB boot device : Mass storage class [00F9h/FFh/3Fh] SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 2011-04-18 Copyright (C) 1994-2011...
by damwashere
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I use WebDT 366 for...
Replies: 2
Views: 6789

Re: Can I use WebDT 366 for...

Both of the above approaches MIGHT work. There is an easy way to run in a car that WILL work. You can get a fairly inexpensive power inverter that converts your 12-15v DC from the lighter plug to a nice solid 120VAC. Then you can just plug the standard AC adapter into that. This results in a few mor...
by damwashere
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: Specifications / Hardware
Topic: Source for low profile IDE connector
Replies: 7
Views: 18689

Re: Source for low profile IDE connector

I have found a better way to desolder the old connector. You can use an industrial heat gun, the kind that looks like a hair dryer, but is MUCH hotter. They sell these in the hardware store as paint removers. I maksed off all of the components on the board with high voltage electrical tape. (The thi...
by damwashere
Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Linux on a WebDT366?
Topic: Formal apology
Replies: 12
Views: 32265

Re: Formal apology

This is looking like a great distro. I have not gotten it onto the DT yet... but I booted it on a desktop and it looks great! Thanks for all the effort and keep us posted!
DAM
by damwashere
Mon May 23, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Linux on a WebDT366?
Topic: Formal apology
Replies: 12
Views: 32265

Re: Formal apology

I am on a 368 running tiny core right now. I can see the CF card just fine. I just used the built in "mount" application, and it popped right up. So far I am on wired networking, and I have not yet attempted the touch screen driver. As to the distribution model, I think that is what I like about Tin...
by damwashere
Mon May 23, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Specifications / Hardware
Topic: Source for low profile IDE connector
Replies: 7
Views: 18689

Re: Source for low profile IDE connector

Attached is a photo of the memory module with the low profile connector on the left. I cut through the old connector with a hacksaw. this let me peel the plastic away and desolder one contact at a time. With one side loose, I was able to bend the other side back and forth until the contacts broke. T...
by damwashere
Sun May 22, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Windows on a DT375 / Atigo M
Topic: Reset back to factory settings or do a clean install
Replies: 5
Views: 13292

Re: Reset back to factory settings or do a clean install

Thanks for the tip on the power button vs. reset button. The power button is bad on my 375, so the method I described works for me...

DAM
by damwashere
Sun May 22, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Specifications / Hardware
Topic: I don't have an internal battery
Replies: 9
Views: 23898

Re: I don't have an internal battery

Has anyone found a source for "bare cells" in the correct sizes for the internal and external batteries? Ebay is flooded with bare cylindrical cells, but there don't seem to be any sources for the prismatic types used in the DTs... Has anyone found an inexpensive equivalent cell phone or camera batt...