Sven Killig has managed to run LXDE on his
Nexus One in a USB host mode. He has made a video showing how all kinds of devices plugged in – including a web cam, keyboards, screens and a display link unit.
Connect USB devices to your Nexus One
Micro USB OTG cable
(e.g.) USB Dual Power Cable
(e.g.) to provide power to the hub chip through the uplink port, since the Nexus One doesn’t provide bus power Powered USB 2.0 hub (will charge the Nexus One)
(e.g.) and optionally a battery pack for mobile use (e.g.) (measurements) Software based on Android 2.2
Froyo FRF72 (2.1 may work, too)
…or build from source
Boot from RAM (till next reset)…
/ android-sdk-linux_86/tools/fastboot boot arch/arm/boot/zImage …or write to flash (
boot.img from a nandroid backup)
/ getramdisk.py /boot.img
/android-sdk-linux_86/tools/fastboot -b 0x20000000 flash:raw boot arch/arm/boot/zImage ramdisk.img Start
ConnectBot, enable full screen and connect to Local
# Ignore the Unbalanced enabled for IRQ 58 stack trace for now
insmod drivers/usb/host/ehci-hcd.ko Substitute device mode (or port
Andrew de Quincey’s work)
adb over TCP/IP
adb connect IP_address:5555 Filesystem access
mount -t cifs -o username=" username",password=" password" // IP_address/ share /mnt/sdcard/cifs
We migrated the source code repositories from Subversion to Git recently. Thanks to
the HOW-TO, the commit logs in Subversion are all preserved.
Why we want to migrate them to Git? The main reason is speed. LXDE is a desktop environment with fast in mind, thus we need a fast SCM which can match our motto. For more information, please read
“Why Git is better than X.”
For newcomers of Git, you can also read the
git documentations on its website. I believe it is not too difficult to learn how to use it.
Please use the following command to get the source code:
git clone git://lxde.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/lxde/REPO_NAME
The REPO_NAME is the repository name, which is listed here.
In addition, I made this video during the migration to Git. Enjoy!
(For those who don’t have Flash plugin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwi1ZDTAqZU)
There is a new video on LXPanel 0.5.2 on Youtube. It introduces the new functions of LXPanel:
Maces Blog: http://www.maces-net.de/2009/08/06/new-video-on-lxpanel-0-5-2/
The Google Summer of Code is now accepting applications from students for projects. There are a number of projects, that could accept LXDE related works. If you have an idea we are open to support you and discuss it. Please join us in the LXDE channel on irc.oftc.net. I would also like to support you and endorse any applications by talking to projects directly. Just let me know, please.
Here is a list of projects related to LXDE.
For a full list look here:
Did I forget any relevant project? Please leave a comment then.
As a side note, I am also the administrator of the
Freifunk project in GSoC, which is an OpenWrt based firmware. Generally we are looking for any good ideas related to mesh networks. So get in touch with me if you have any ideas: Freifunk http://socghop.appspot.com/org/show/google/gsoc2009/ffopenwrt
There is now a video online of the gathering with the
Shenzhen Linux User Group and our discussion about Open Source and LXDE provided from Zhang Le. Thanks a lot!
LXDE Video of the desktop: Maces explains how to add desktop icons, change colors and fonts, switch different desktops and customize the panel and taskbar on LXDE
Maces: I have uploaded a new video on Youtube. It shows the main features of the LXDE Desktop environment. I will introduce the Panel and it stettings and how to handle with your icons on the Desktop.
German Video: http://www.maces-net.de/2008/10/14/neues-video-mit-lxde/
Maces Blog: http://www.maces-net.de/2008/10/13/new-video-on-lxde/
Another video of an LXDE component by Maces. LXTask is the standard task manager and system monitor of LXDE. It starts via Ctrl+Alt+Del and is extremely lightweight.
Maces Blogpost with German Video: http://www.maces-net.de/2008/10/07/kurzvorstellung-lxtask/
LXTask auf Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?gro…
LXTask in the LXDE Wiki: http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask
The presentation of the main developer of LXDE, PCMan, at the OpenTechSummit 2008 in Taiwan is now available on the
OpenTechWiki and on Google Video.
Maces has made a number of videos presenting some of the core components of LXDE. The videos are in English. Additionally he produced a German version for each component. The first video is about the LXDE Filemanager, PCManFM.
PCMan File Manager (PCManFM) is a file manager application developed by Hong Jen Yee from Taiwan which is meant to be a replacement for Nautilus, Konqueror and Thunar. Released under the GNU General Public License, PCManFM is free software. PCManFM is the standard file manager in LXDE which is also developed the same author in conjunction with other developers. (Version 21 August 2008, at 18:07 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCManFM)
Maces Blog Post Link: http://www.maces-net.de/2008/10/05/kurzvorstellung-pcmanfm
Project Page: http://pcmanfm.sourceforge.net