Sorry for bumping a several-week old post - again - but I thought since
I am a relative newbie and have recently been through the getting feet
wet with out-of-the-box stuff routine here, I would add my
experiences... And I don't know if any of the replies actually answered
the question posed in the subject line anyway.
First off, I also didn't find Firefox on my Overo... I thought it was
because I read somewhere that they're shipped with the console-image,
not the desktop-nand-image? Of course, you can't believe everything you
read. Maybe the missing Firefox is what makes the desktop-nand-image
smaller than the desktop-image. Anyway... Whichever is the factory
image, yes mplayer is there, along with quite a bit of other stuff.
My specific setup is an Overo Water + Palo43 + Samsung LCD/touchscreen.
The rest of this will most likely be beneficial primarily to those using
Following the startup documentation
amming/Getting-started/111.html), I successfully set up a Kermit
connection for a simple console session and got the board to boot just
fine. Step 1 done. Of course, nothing showed on the LCD.
I managed to find info here in the list archives to get the uboot env to
use the LCD. Now, from my Kermit connected console, I could run
ts_calibrate and ts_test - and see the apps run on the LCD, and
calibrate then use the touchscreen! Step two accomplished.
I did some exploring and found that both matchbox and enlightenment
desktops were included in the factory image. Attempting to launch those
from the console just gave the frequently reported 'display not found'
messages. Solutions described here - specifically 'export DISPLAY=:0.0'
didn't make a difference for me. (I said I was a relative newbie - both
to Overo and Linux). Launching 'X' also failed from the console
Anyway, I figured maybe it was because I was not using tty1, so I dug up
a powered USB hub and a USB keyboard and connected to the OTG port as
described in other threads here. I got logged in via the lcd's terminal
that way. From there, I could launch X just fine. (I am guessing there
is a way to launch X for the LCD via the console connection? Feel free
to educate me here!)
Once X was running, from the console (ttyS2) I could start either
enlightenment (enlightenment_start) or matchbox (matchbox-panel). Now I
found that I did need to do the export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 before the
X apps could find the display.
Very cool stuff included out of the box!! I haven't found this
information all included together in one place, so hopefully it helps
someone out after they get their new toy. It took me days of playing to
get through (looking back and rereading this) what now seems like a few
minutes of work!
From: seethoo [mailto:seethoowl@...]
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2009 9:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] What can you do with Overo out of the box?
I am far from an expert on this but I found that of of the listed
packages have their recipes in ..overo-oe/org.openembedded.dev/recipes/
or already have their ipkgs in
but since it is in the tmp directory, I must have done something
previously to make them.
To the original poster, jpw3, i think the factory image is
omap3-desktop-nand-image.bb and these are included.
APPS = " \
So, yes, you have should firefox and mplayer out of the box, although I
couldnt find firefox on my Overo Water.
> How would one do this without having the gumstix connected to the
> internet? Is there some specific files we can port over the Micro-SD
> jpw3 wrote:
>>> Can someone please tell me what exactly you can do with the Overo
>>> straight out of the box? The gumstix website is a bit unclear. What
>>> included by default on the factory image? Is there anything like a
>>> web browser or video player or do all of these things need to be
>>> added as packages?
>> For the project we are using Overo on, we have installed a number of
>> packages, but have not needed to compile a kernel to get the
>> functionality we've needed. We have compiled and run C and C++
>> programs; ran Java programs; used ssh; ran a Web server; setup
>> networking; ran vnc server; used PPP; talked with serial devices on
>> ttyS0 and ttyS2.
>> Here is what we've installed:
>> Setup "C" build environment:
>> opkg install gcc
>> opkg install gcc-symlinks
>> opkg install libc6-dev
>> opkg install binutils
>> opkg install make
>> Additional packages we installed to setup C++ build environment:
>> opkg install g++
>> opkg install g++-symlinks
>> opkg install libstdc++-dev
>> opkg install libstdc++6
>> Setup Java:
>> opkg install jamvm
>> Setup Apache web server:
>> opkg install apache2
>> opkg install apache2-doc
>> Best regards,
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