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Old 06-12-2009, 10:45 AM   #1
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How to Update the Firmware

1. Download the rar file, and uncompress.
2. Copy the SmartQ7 file to the root of a FAT32 formatted SD card (standard card you have is probably fine.)
3. Turn off your Q7. Insert the SD card.
4. Hold down the Function key (the one with the menu, on the front -- next to the + and - keys) and connect the charger.
5. Sit back and let the firmware load. The machine will boot itself into the new version.

At least, that's how it worked when I installed Mer -- can't imagine it's different with the new one. I'm downloading it now.

Somebody confirm?

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Old 06-16-2009, 04:35 PM   #2
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Q7 - v3.0 firmware - Hints and Tricks

Language Menu

Click the icon in the upper left corner. When the menu opens, select the third icon from the bottom, and then select "Language".

You have to actually turn off the device for the settings to take affect.

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enabling double click

Click and hold somewhere on the desktop for about 3 seconds. when the menu pops up, select desktop preferences. There is a box under the General tab that needs to be unchecked.

The default on the 3.0 firmware is to open files with a single click. It annoys the heck out of me.

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Power Management menu

In the upper right corner there is a brightness icon. Click it, and then click the Setup button.

It's not a very good menu, but it is adequate.

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restoring the mouse pointer

I have found a easy method to let the mouse pointer appear. Rename of delete the folder /home/user/.icons/, then reboot it.

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I have found a easy method to let the mouse pointer appear. Rename of delete the folder /home/user/.icons/, then reboot it.
Deleting the sub folders worked for me.

If anyone tries this through the file manager and can't find the folder, it's becuase Linus hides anything that starts with a period. You'll need to navigate to /home/user, and type in /.icons to get the folder.
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Error message: You don't have enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/.

You might get this error message while installing a program with apt-get. It happened becuase the Q7 saves a copy of everything you install to that folder. The fix is relatively simple. Type the following command to delete the contents of that folder.

sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb
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sudo apt-get clean is a more elegant method. Works with the packaging system.

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I was trying to set the time. When you do, I seem to be set to a different time zone. Anyone know where I shoudl be looking to set my local timezone offset so that if I sync with the server, it sets my time correctly?
To check you timezone use evilvte and type

date

this will show you the full date, time, and timezone.

Now to change the timezone type

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

and walk through selecting e.g. America then tab to OK then select the city in your time zone then tab to OK. Now your time zone is changed
(info courtesy of jmaky2k at ill-logix.com)
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