Sunday, April 10, 2011

NetSurf on Zipit Z2

Yesterday I prepared netsurf recipes for buildroot, you can get them here. You'll also need fonts and config, you can get them here. Recipes include some patches for netsurf, basically, zipit-specific (add zipit kbd layout, etc), but there's a bug fix aswell :) Also you'll need some mouse emulator, I'm using z2mouse mouse-emul.

To clear inputbox (i.e. for address) you can use ESC key.

Here're some screenshots:

I'm pretty happy with netsurf, it's a very nice browser, and it works smoothly even on complex pages :)

Update: no more extra fonts necessary, netsurf uses liberation fonts from buildroot. I updated recipes and netsurf-stuff archive.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

USB on Zipit Z2

Today I finished my z2-usb-switch driver, so now it's possible to switch between device and host modes in software. By default, device mode is activated. To change mode invoke:

echo device >/sys/devices/platform/z2-usb-switch/usb_mode
echo host >/sys/devices/platform/z2-usb-switch/usb_mode

All changes are in my tree, branch pxa27x-devel. You can get precompiled binaries here.