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MeeGo on ExoPC

Posted by Aapo Rantalainen on December 5, 2011

Even Ubuntu runs very well on ExoPC (last post), I had promised to return it with MeeGo, so here we go…

Downalod Latest image (meego-tablet-ia32-pinetrail-1.2.0.90.12.20110809.2.img) from http://repo.meego.com/MeeGo/builds/1.2.0.90/1.2.0.90.12.20110809.2/images/meego-tablet-ia32-pinetrail/

Copy to usb-stick and booting ExoPC from stick. Yes,ok,ok,ok,ok and ok. Boot. Ready.

I wanted some challenge, so I decided to compile and run JamMo. Easy as with Ubuntu (upgraded manual). Game uses fixed size window 800×480, so it would be handy to change resolution of ExoPC. Xrandr left black borders to left and right, but touchscreen is still using whole screen (so elements on middle of the screen are accessible normally, but elements near left and right borders are not).

Solution (partial): Add new screen-mode and use it.

run

cvt 840 480

And it gives: “840x480_60.00”   31.25  840 864 944 1048  480 483 493 500 -hsync +vsync

Run (add these to the autorun, they are cleared at every boot):

xrandr --newmode  "840x480_60.00"   31.25  840 864 944 1048  480 483 493 500 -hsync +vsync
xrandr --addmode LVDS1 840x480_60.00

And when you want use that resolution, run

xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 840x480_60.00

There are still little black, but doesn’t affect usage (width must be multiple of 8, you can test if 848 is better…)

Issues:
*Task switcher is still in old middle of the screen
*Coming back might cause half of the screen be black (this is corrected after screen dim)
*Browser might rotate itself to portrait mode (even it is first started landscaped)

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