Dell Linux Wiki < Read Me First
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 9, 2008
Many of the Dell links here are decommissioned now. Thread unstuck.
Dell Linux Wiki offers information about their systems and Linux. It lists issues users have experienced, reported and also lists workarounds/fixes for said issues.
Also available are new custom images of latest Ubuntu releases including additional drivers/packages needed to help your specific model work better w/ Ubuntu. Please check it out, you may be able to solve your problem w/o having to post. Below I've provided some specific links to pages I believe will be more often requested than others and will update this post as the wiki updates.
Dell Linux/Hardware Support - Please ensure you have a supported system and are still covered by your warranty.
Canonical Support - Information regarding support packages available to consumers who have purchased Dell machines pre-loaded w/ Ubuntu.
Custom Jaunty Image for all supported Dell Models
Known Issues on Specified N Series models w/ J
I got a great idea for a linux wiki
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 11, 2008
I was configuring a custom kernel for my server. Now I didn't understand about 95% of the stuff that was available (and I did read the help). So I got to thinking "Wouldn't it be helpful if there was a wiki that gave easy to understand information on what each part of the kernel does?"
So what do you think? Would it help joe linux users who want to compile their own kernel? Would you be willing to help?
Personally I'd like to see it happen. Not only others could learn about linux, but you could learn as well (and so could I). If you think it's a good idea, can you suggest hosting sites? For a wiki you really don't need a lot of drive space. I was considering calling the site "Custom Kernel" or something like that.
Montavista Linux Spawn
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 7, 2007
does anyone know where one can reliably download a copy of spawn for Montavista linux
Montavista Linux with Video4Linux on a Xlinx
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 8, 2008
i want to configure my linux
the version is 2.4.20_mvl31
i want to enable video 4 linux
after i enter the command i get the following error
make: *** Warning: File `include/linux/version.h' has modification time in the f
uture (2004-02-02 04:39:39 > 1970-01-01 04:46:26)
make: *** No rule to make target `Makefile', needed by `include/linux/version.h'
can nyone help me in this regard
MontaVista Linux (MVL) Need Root Access
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 20, 2011
I'm hoping the Linux community can help me out here. I have a mini-dome IP camera which is running off a TI DaVinci DM 355 board (ARM) and is running MVL Pro Ed. 4.0.1. I need to do 2 things: 1) change the IP address and 2) enable PoE.
First, I am able to access the device via telnet using Putty. I need to change the IP (from the default), but when I type su at the shell I get "su: This applet requires root priviledges!" (What's with the typo anyway?)
Second, the camera is suppose to support Power over Ethernet (PoE), but when I plug it into the Cisco Catalyst inline switch, I do NOT get a link light. The switch has a default config (nothing fancy); inline power is enabled by default. However, if I use the power adapter which came w/ the camera, then I get power & link. But again, the unit is suppose to have PoE. I'm thinking this feature may be disabled in s/w.
I need assistance in getting root access. Any assistance the community ca
LXer: More Platforms With MontaVista Linux 6
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 3, 2009
Published at LXer:
Montavista now supports x86, ARM 5 and 6 and MIPS as market-specific embedded Linux. Released in May, version 6 of the embedded Linux operating system now has Versatile ARM 1176 and 926 (ARM versions 5 and 6), the Freescale MPCs 8377, 8349 and 8572, Intel x86 platforms with Pentium and Xeon processors, a number of MIPS and the developer board Xilinx ML 507 on its list of platform-specific distros.
LXer: MontaVista Linux 6 Gets Market Specific
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 13, 2009
Published at LXer:
Linux has gained in popularity among server and device vendors as being a good general purpose operating system. When it comes to device vendors which often have different chip architectures and needs than a general purpose operating system provides, there is a need for customization which adds time and expense to a project. Embedded Linux vendor MontaVista is now taking aim at that issue by splitting apart its Linux distribution into what it refers to as Market Specific Distributions (MSDs).
Montavista Linux Configuration
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 18, 2008
i m using Xilinx ml310 with virtex2p on it
the kernel version is linux-2.4.20_ml31
i want to enable video 4 linux and some other divers in it
how can i do it
if i hav to reconfigure it how can i reconfigure it
being a student i cant buy the montavista linux professional bash shell
the linux is installed on 512 MB compact flash card
the source code is not present in it
in its usr/src/linux-2.4.20_mvl31 there are only header files no makefile or any other
so make menuonfig and xconfig are not running
wher can i find its source code
i have source code of 2.4.20 but not sure that it is same for 2.4.20_mvl31
i tried to put the 2.4.20 source code in it but it ran out of space
thnx in advance if u help me
i m running out of time
How to get local(xpladdr) transport address in montavista(linux) while using rpc
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 20, 2010
Need your help in fixing the below problem....
I have facing a problem when porting a code on Solaries to Motavista Linux. The code on solaries is an implementation of a simulator which simulates many virtual systems( having different ip address ). And the code implementation is using RPC interfaces for implementing the same. SVCXPRT data structure is used to extract the ip address's as below.
The structure(data) SVCXPRT of the RPC interface on solaries is having the two data members called xp_rtaddr(remote tranfport addess) and xp_ltaddr(local transport address). As per my knowledge the xp_ltaddr gives the ip address of the virtual system to which actualy data(message) as been sent so the simulator can use the ip address to simulate the perticular virtual machine and to provide the services of that system.
The XP_rtaddr and xp_ltaddr are of netdb pointer type members.
But when it comes to Montavista linux, it is also having the structure SVCXP
Reducing Reserved memory in montavista linux
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 13, 2005
I am working on montavista linux, on broadcom chipset, mips processor...having 32Mb RAM..out of which top 2Mb has been given for DMA access..remaining 30Mb should be available. But in cat /proc/meminfo it only shows 26Mb free, in dmesg..it shows that 4.7Mb is reserved for kernel. That is far too much that i expect as I have heard it ahuld not be more than 2-3% of total memory. How to reduce it? I am having busybox utilities.
here is the output:
total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
Mem: 27181056 7303168 19877888 0 53248 5435392
Swap: 0 0 0
MemTotal: 26544 kB
MemFree: 19412 kB
MemShared: 0 kB
Buffers: 52 kB
Cached: 5308 kB
SwapCached: 0 kB
Active: 720 kB
Inactive: 4984 kB
HighTotal: 0 kB
HighFree: 0 kB
LowTotal: 26544 kB
LowFree: 19412 kB
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