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Re: sharp mobilon hc-4100

To: Volker Jahns <>,
Subject: Re: sharp mobilon hc-4100
From: Ricardo Mendoza <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2004 14:21:11 -0400
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Volker Jahns wrote:
Linux on Sharp Mobilon HC-4100

I would like to have Linux boot on the Sharp HC-4100 and have tried a
couple of suitable kernels with the following outcome:

netbsd tx3912               - netbsd 1.5.3 , keyboard functional
linux for philips velo      - vmlinux-2.4.0-test4-pre3 , keyboard not

Booting, but framebuffer scrambled
linux nino                  - vmlinux-2.4.17
linux sharp HC-4500/HC-4600 - vmlinux-2.3.21. vmlinux-2.3.47

I have tried to compile a kernel from versions - 2.4.20 and 2.4.0-test9 -
( sharp mobilon, philips velo, philips nino) which all boot but have the
framebuffer device scrambled.

Which kernel version is good to start from, and where would I find its code ?
Has somebody a working .config vor the Velo 500 available, so that I get
the correct options to have this damn framebuffer device working?

Please redirect, in case this should be the wrong place to post.

Hi, sometimes the scrambled problem happens when you are using a linked inside ramdisk image and it corrupts the kernel itself in some way, it has happened to me quite many times with the nino kernel.

It would help to check your config, I can assure you that the 2.4.17 nino code is working, I use it myself but on the nino, it might require some modifications for the Mobilon.

Ricardo Mendoza Meinhardt

Administrador Linux

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