Here’s a custom oqo-friendly Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10) installer. This should get you up and running with most everything ready to go. Here’s what I’ve confirmed to work: usb, wifi, ethernet, sound with speakers & phones, verizon evdo, wacom, touch scrollers, openchrome with acceleration and RnR, suspend/resume, hibernate/resume and bluetooth. Caveats: no external monitor at different resolution and no software interpolated resolutions (1000×600+ doesn’t work, only 800×480)

ISO Image here:
http://www.randomdynamics.com/ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386-oqo02.iso
http://www.randomdynamics.com/ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386-oqo02.iso.md5sum

USB flash 1GB image here:
http://www.randomdynamics.com/ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386-usb.img
http://www.randomdynamics.com/ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386-usb.img.md5sum

  • For the USB flash image you can use dd, flashnul, rawrite, or probably winimage to get the raw image to your usb drive. Make sure to write the installer image to the raw disk itself and not a partition. Again, this will wipe and reinstall the partition table for the whole disk so make very sure to write this to your USB drive and not something important.
  • Boot up from the ISO or USB drive, and then pick ‘Install Ubuntu’ (the second option)
  • You can also pick ‘Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer’ (first option) but you’ll be running VESA graphics until I sort that out.
  • After the install, you have to modify /etc/X11/xorg.conf to enable openchrome (and maybe ‘sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-openchrome’). I posted my xorg.conf on the ‘OpenChrome’ topic in the Linux section earlier if you need it.
  • You might have to append ‘blacklist via_agp’ (sans quotes) to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, but it worked for me.

Let me know how it goes… I can repackage it later on based on the feedback.

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