Archive for October, 2009

More ZipIt fun

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Ok, my Zipit’s WPA wireless is now working correctly. I was being dumb and was doing it wrong.

It’s all good now, through. Using apt package manager is so much easier than ipkg…and with the number of packages Debian has for the arm processor, there’s little you need to go out and cross compile.

… not that I’m not going to put gcc and make on it. <.< XD

Now that I have an optimal style for the device (Bity works quite well on the 320×240 screen), I can set to figuring out what all else I want on it.

…I might need to move up to an 8GB microSD card. o.o

ZipIt…ZipIt good

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Managed to jump on the bandwagon with the ZipIt hackers. Purchased a ZipIt Z2 from E-Bay and flashed it with a new linux kernel. Now I can boot the thing from a microSD [in a miniSD adapter] and run Debian! :D

In fact, I’m posting this from the device itself. WEP works ok…just have to get WPA working better and I’m set.

Thanks to HunterDavis.com for coverage of Z2 hacking and the ZipIt Forge for their work.

More info to follow!