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Debian on HP T5325 Thin Client

Posted by Gravelrash 
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 17, 2016 12:30AM
All,

Here is a test DTB. It did not work for me, but perhaps you'll have better luck! I can't boot stock OS so don't know if I ever got sound :)

Copy this to your /boot/dts/. And remember to save your current kirkwood-t5325.dtb first, to restore later if it does not work.

-bodhi
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Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 17, 2016 06:59AM
bodhi Wrote:
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> Copy this to your /boot/dts/. And remember to save
> your current kirkwood-t5325.dtb first, to restore
> later if it does not work.

You mean recreate my entire boot folder, i run this one with embedded dtb. :-)
Once i get the shiny new uboot on i will migrate to seperate dtb

Will take me a day or so to get to do this, then should be able to feedback the results
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 17, 2016 09:20AM
updated the X11 LXDE post with information on getting web browsing and email working
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 17, 2016 04:34PM
@Gravelrash,

> You mean recreate my entire boot folder, i run
> this one with embedded dtb. :-)
> Once i get the shiny new uboot on i will migrate
> to seperate dtb

No, only the uImage needs to be regenerated. It looks like I should look into this sound problem later when I can be sure that it works in my box with stock. Currently with the tweaked DTS, everything looks right but I still got no sound using a headphone.

@CV & Leggo,

You have the separated DTB, perhaps you should try this DTB to see if it makes any difference.

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Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 17, 2016 07:22PM
@bodhi on a completely seperate track
what modes/resolutions did you configure the framebuffer(s) with?

xgifb : ?
fbcon : ?


is fbhwdev available in your rootfs or should i look to build this myself, its been suggested i look at this in terms of the graphics. no rush on your part, just a question im asking of a more experienced and learned hacker.


You are at "grandwizard level >999999999999", whereas I am still at "rogue-1"
http://dnd.wizards.com/



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/17/2016 07:24PM by Gravelrash.
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 17, 2016 08:02PM
@Gravelrash,

> @bodhi on a completely seperate track
> what modes/resolutions did you configure the
> framebuffer(s) with?
>
> xgifb : ?
> fbcon : ?


>
> is fbhwdev available in your rootfs or
> should i look to build this myself, its been
> suggested i look at this in terms of the graphics.

I did not really pay attention to this area at all. Whatever you got right now in the rootfs is the default from the kernel! I think, in addition to superelchi for the dpf-ax stuff, you will be our other guru for display :)

-bodhi
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Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 17, 2016 08:53PM
bodhi Wrote:
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> @CV & Leggo,
>
> You have the separated DTB, perhaps you should try
> this DTB to see if it makes any difference.

Put the T5325 aside and am now playing with a previously hopeless Sheevaplug I picked up extremely cheaply because it had a torched PS. Bypassed the PS with a new barrel plug and am experimenting away......................

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Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 17, 2016 09:02PM
bodhi Wrote:
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I think, in addition
> to superelchi for the dpf-ax stuff, you will be
> our other guru for display :)

Oh heck, someone reading that will confuse me for someone who knows what they are doing...

@Leggo, please can we drag you away from a much more interesting project to have a look a quick play with this? Also im rather envious of your toy :-)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/17/2016 09:03PM by Gravelrash.
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 18, 2016 08:01PM
bodhi Wrote:
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> Here is a test DTB. It did not work for me, but

didnt work for me either :( .

The rest of the stuff works a treat \o/

so im busy playing away - had a chat with a colleague at work who has some experience of writing and compiling his own frame buffer for a project so he has offered to have a look at the latest code from X for the graphics driver. I have tried compiling it and whatever i do its complaining about a mismatch in macros - even after i regenerate.

No promises on the graphics front though.

On a plus side i will be in a position to upload a more upto date xorg.conf file that has all the known settings for display size available to the framebuffer. theres a lot and some of them wont be relevant like 640x480 but at least it will give a few more options.

EDIT : I seem to have gone off on a tangent from my original idea which was to just run this a text console...



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/18/2016 08:03PM by Gravelrash.
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 20, 2016 06:02PM
Note for anyone who wants to make their own serial console cable, here are the parts you would need from Digikey for the T5325 side in order to make it work:

4 Position Molex PicoBlade Connector

Pre-crimped wire assembly for connector

These things are alot tinier than they look in pictures so don't even think about crimping wires yourself - buy the pre-crimped wires I have linked to. Do yourself a favor and solder on a female jumper sleeve on the opposite end to add flexibility in usage as I have to switch the wire connections depending on if I am connecting to the T5325 or Dreamplug.

P.S. If you want a pre-crimped / pre-packaged connector this appears to be one that works, this one is available on eBay: Micro JST 1.25 Connector Set

Edit: Search reference, this serial connector works for T5325, Dreamplug, Guruplug and the original Pogoplug E01 (this is the one that looks like a Sheevaplug but has no SD slot or mini USB serial).

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Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 03/21/2016 11:24AM by LeggoMyEggo.
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 21, 2016 09:26AM
LeggoMyEggo Wrote:
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> P.S. If you want a pre-crimped / pre-packaged
> connector this appears to be one that works, this
> one is available on eBay:
> [url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Micro-1-25mm-T-1
> -4-Pin-JST-Connector-with-Wire-x-10-sets-/17136717
> 5199?hash=item27e647941f:g:sZAAAOxyYYlRxxII]Micro
> JST 1.25 Connector Set[/url]


[b]I can confirm that one works - i bought two lots and that was one of them[/b]
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 21, 2016 12:57PM
Quote

P.S. If you want a pre-crimped / pre-packaged connector this appears to be one that works, this one is available on eBay: Micro JST 1.25 Connector Set

Edit: Search reference, this serial connector works for T5325, Dreamplug, Guruplug and the original Pogoplug E01 (this is the one that looks like a Sheevaplug but has no SD slot or mini USB serial).


This works great on my T5325. Micro JST 1.25 is the right search term.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/21/2016 12:59PM by bodhi.
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 27, 2016 08:10AM
did the sound ever get sorted on this? have we written it off and sticking with a usb dongle.
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 27, 2016 08:32AM
Gravelrash Wrote:
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> did the sound ever get sorted on this? have we
> written it off and sticking with a usb dongle.

5 or more hours to sort it out vs. $6 instant solution. If it's solved it will be a random stroke of luck LOL.

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Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 27, 2016 04:07PM
> 5 or more hours to sort it out vs. $6 instant
> solution.

Where is the fun in that? :))

I've not entirely written off this, because it should be solvable. But I have not have time to get back to this sound issue. I'm still trying to get the Pogo V3 kernel to upgrade to 4.4.x in the other thread.

So for now, I guess we'll live with a <= $6 work around :)

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/27/2016 04:24PM by bodhi.
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 27, 2016 05:52PM
:) thanks for the feedback -

btw $6 is a lot! that must be one heck of a usb sound card, i spent a whopping £1 to get sound on mine,

currently attemptng to beat my bluetooth dongle into behaviour.
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 27, 2016 06:54PM
Gravelrash Wrote:
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> btw $6 is a lot!

Slow boat from China maybe $3. But ~$1.75 shipped, no way. Is there like a RaspI organization for soundcards as well there in the UK?

Edit: Wow, I was wrong about the $3. Lots of Chinese sellers on eBay for $1 or less if you are willing to wait. How can they possibly ship anything like that 1/2 way around the world and still make money on it? I can't even mail a letter within the U.S. for less than about half a dollar. It boggles the mind.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/27/2016 07:32PM by LeggoMyEggo.
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 27, 2016 09:01PM
It is not all about money. Who pays bodhi?

-syong
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 27, 2016 09:31PM
syong Wrote:
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> It is not all about money. Who pays bodhi?

When you r talking about 5 plus years old equipment available for less than $10 sometimes than yes it is about the money. But I do agree bodhi deserves some compensation for his effort.

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Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 27, 2016 09:44PM
Agreed. I just got 5 t5325s for $60. The eBay seller asked for $80. I offered $50. Then s/he said $67. I said $60. Then deal.

No power supplies though. But I found pogo v4's power supply fits them perfectly.

-syong
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 27, 2016 09:55PM
Got them all serialized. Here is the pic.

-syong
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Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 27, 2016 10:09PM
syong Wrote:
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> Got them all serialized. Here is the pic.


Hey did you use a 3.5mm stereo TRS connector there for your serial console passthrough? If so, that's admirably clever :)

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/27/2016 10:10PM by LeggoMyEggo.
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 27, 2016 10:20PM
syong Wrote:
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> Got them all serialized. Here is the pic.

Wow!

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Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 27, 2016 10:22PM
Exactly! Here is more details inside.

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Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 27, 2016 10:51PM
syong Wrote:
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> Exactly! Here is more details inside.


I think you are the first to come up with that idea. Very compact, universally available parts and could be used with just about any other Plug device. Mad genius I tell you :]

Edit: Next time I mod a Pogoplug Pro with external antenna and ESATA port, I'll throw in your mod as well. There is plenty of space for it below the MB. Total cost for the 3.5mm female jack and Soundblaster CD ROM cable (to connect to MB serial port) is less than $3.00. Worth it to not have to open up case all the time when experimenting plus unobtrusive when serial console not needed. I wish you had thought this up sooner!

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/28/2016 12:03AM by LeggoMyEggo.
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 27, 2016 11:08PM
syong Wrote:
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> Exactly! Here is more details inside.

syong, where is the ground wire?

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Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 28, 2016 02:47AM
bodhi Wrote
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> syong, where is the ground wire?

Looka to be chassis ground - bled off from the screw connection that holds the jack in place - a very neat and tidy job. makes my 3,5mm headphone jack hack look very amateurish,

well done sir!
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 28, 2016 02:50AM
@all

has anyone noticed yet that there are pin pads marked out on the underside of the board that appear to be GPIO / GPO pins.....
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 28, 2016 06:46AM
> syong, where is the ground wire?

In many devices I TTL (this thin client, nsa310 and 325, also my nexx3020 minirouter) there is no need of ground. Must be that I'm using a usb dongle that takes the ground from the USB ground (just like power, I never EVER connect power to my dongle as it is USB-powered already).

> But I do agree bodhi deserves some compensation for his effort.

Agreed. Is there a "donate with credicard/paypal" button I did miss perhaps?
Re: HP T5325 Thin Client Debian
March 28, 2016 09:00AM
Sorry for the late reply -- I should say good night before going bed. :)

LeggoMyEggo Wrote:
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> I think you are the first to come up with that
> idea. Very compact, universally available parts
> and could be used with just about any other Plug
> device. Mad genius I tell you :]

No, Yes, and No. The last I mean I am not mad. :)

bodhi Wrote:
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> syong, where is the ground wire?

The ground is at what Gravelrash said. But that is half right. The other half is the unsoldered pin of the jack which bends toward chassis by tension in the last pic.

-syong
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