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Just wondering, has anyone running Debian tried running Wayland/Weston? Wondering if it works and what performance is like.
 

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Originally Posted by Android_808 View Post
Just wondering, has anyone running Debian tried running Wayland/Weston? Wondering if it works and what performance is like.
I could have sworn that someone somewhere on TMO said that they got Wayland working but I can't for the life of me find it now.

I'm sorry to report that there hasn't been a lot of progress lately. I'm back down to only one fully working N900. About a week after I received my second one, my primary one fell on the floor and damaged the screen (no output) so I replaced it with the one from my spare. I'll buy a new display once I've managed to open the body but I managed to grind the screw. :/ I guess I need to drill it out.
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i've seen screenshots of wayland on Mer, but no videos to judge performance. just wondered as i've been looking into customised weston shell as a possible replacement for hildon-desktop's matchbox backend.

when i find a cheap, deent condition n900 i'll snap it up to try myself. like you i only have 1 as my daily so can't afford to mess around too much with it.
 

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What about joining https://github.com/dyne/arm-sdk ? It took me a couple of hours (while I got used to the sdk) to build a devuan n900 image with LXDE up and running. I was a kind of promised by the maintainer that building "custom" packages will come soon(tm), so in theory we can use that for building a maemo derivative.
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What about joining https://github.com/dyne/arm-sdk ? It took me a couple of hours (while I got used to the sdk) to build a devuan n900 image with LXDE up and running. I was a kind of promised by the maintainer that building "custom" packages will come soon(tm), so in theory we can use that for building a maemo derivative.
I wasn't aware of its existence. Thanks, it looks very interesting. Maybe I should pop into #devuan on Freenode and have a chat with them. I've actually lately been boostrapping from the Devuan package repositories rather than Debian as it had been becoming more and more difficult to maintain a systemd-less installation. So much for their "Universal Operating System" claim.
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#166
Hello,

I've build a devuan image with the arm-sdk and managed to boot it via u-boot. But at the point "Free unused kernel memory" it hangs and suddenly the power turns off.

Did anyone managed to boot devuan on a N900? Any ideas?

(I get the same behavior with the image from https://files.devuan.org/devuan_jessie_beta/embedded/)
 
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I've still not tried Devuan from their official arm-sdk, nor have I tried the image that they provide. I'd suggest contacting them on IRC or via the mailing list for support as this thread for a different project.

I am running Devuan on my N900 but I used my scripts to install it. It runs fine and I don't get any hangs. If you want to try it using my scripts, simply set the MIRROR variable to http://packages.devuan.org/merged/ instead of the Debian repository.
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#168
I tried that way for debain and devuan. I also tried 3 different SD cards, but u-boot always shows
"** File not found /boot/uInitrd-4.7.0-rc4+ **"

I executed configure_u-boot.sh via ssh on the n900, so no copy/paste mistake was made. The SD card was formatted with 1 ext4 partition.
 
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