updated 'Quick Installation' and some other questions.

Jim Shallman jim.shallman@comcast.net
Sun Oct 23 06:46:28 CEST 2005

I was trying to respond to Roman's posting by the same subject in April
2005.  I see the thread got broken,
probably because I had to cut & paste from my flippin windows machine to
send it.

So far, I've only followed the directions posted at:


Pointed to from: http://jornada820.sourceforge.net/wiki/

Though I see the next link
a%20820) talks about mkxdeb.

Figured I should probably try walking before I tried to run ...--JTS (aka

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Faré" <fahree@gmail.com>
To: "Jim Shallman" <jim.shallman@comcast.net>
Cc: <jornada820@lists.linux.it>
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: updated 'Quick Installation' and some other questions.

Is that a bug the the filesystem image you are using? I have no
problem with the debian images I create with mkxdeb, or with mounting
devfs on /dev. If this bug is in an image distributed on the web,
please tell which. Otherwise, it's just a bug in your system.

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On 23/10/05, Jim Shallman <jim.shallman@comcast.net> wrote:
> Sorry if this is a re-post.  I'm not finding my way around the Jornada820
> linux mail archives & wiki pages very well yet.
> A couple of hours tonight with strace and comparing the output with my x86
> RH9 linux machine allowed me to isolate and fix the xterm crash.  I think
> you look at your /dev/ptmx, you'll find it is regular file instead of a
> character special file
> (missing the 'c' in the first column of ls -l).  To fix this:
>    cd /dev
>    rm -f ptmx
>    ./MAKEDEV ptmx
> --JTS (aka jim.shallman@comcast.net)

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