the sx20 porting thread

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Offline whim

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Re: the sx20 porting thread
« Reply #30 on: 17 / October / 2009, 07:17:34 »
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Why do we need to find functions like strcpy, strcmp, rand, vsprintf

Code size, i guess. Why use precious RAM for duplicate library funcs, when we can use it for CHDK features  :D

cheers,

wim

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Re: the sx20 porting thread
« Reply #31 on: 17 / October / 2009, 08:51:15 »
Found MEMISOSTART=0x13DD20.

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Re: the sx20 porting thread
« Reply #32 on: 17 / October / 2009, 11:50:26 »
Now, I get the code executed until the boot(); function.

From here, i entered to an asm code, now i think, i need to learn deeper ARM assembly...

However, i'am happy. This is MORE than i expected from myself.. :)

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Re: the sx20 porting thread
« Reply #33 on: 17 / October / 2009, 14:20:17 »
I need help in Makefile.

I'ld like build ps.fi2. Reyalp mentioned this in the http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,4228.msg40114.html#msg40114 , but it is not trivial to me, how to modify the makefile.inc, to get this.

I tried to add

OPT_FI2=1

to my platform/sx20/sub/100f/makefile.inc, but i got

makefile.inc:253: platform/fi2.inc: No such file or directory

error message suddenly, and i don't found any file such fi2.inc in any directory.


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Re: the sx20 porting thread
« Reply #34 on: 17 / October / 2009, 15:41:44 »
I the meanwhile i managed to create ps.fi2 using the fi2encdec on a not encoded diskboot.bin. (Thanx to RaduP)

Now i got blinking the led before boot(), when using ps.fi2 (of course after firm update)

Removing the debug led blinking code, this is the first time, i had the chance to boot the camera with my firmware.

The following happens:

1. I select the firm update.
2. LCD black for 1 second.
3. E51 message appears in the bottom left corner for 4 seconds.
4. Camera switches off.
5. I can switch the camera on without removing the batteries, so it not freezes.

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Re: the sx20 porting thread
« Reply #35 on: 17 / October / 2009, 18:47:33 »
I rechecked the boot() asm code, it's definitely the same as the firmware begins.

Now only to lines dirrers in sd980's and sx20's boot() function code as i expected. However I debug successfull blinking before the last line ("B sub_FF810354\n"). Without blinking code i still got E51 message on camera LCD screen.

The guide says: "Once you have got the boot code ready, the camera should boot normally again".

Probably my boot code isn't ready yet, or i missed something somwhere in the earlier process..

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Re: the sx20 porting thread
« Reply #36 on: 17 / October / 2009, 20:11:04 »
Wait, did you do the /loader/ stuff first? The reset code and things?

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Re: the sx20 porting thread
« Reply #37 on: 17 / October / 2009, 20:21:08 »
makefile.inc:253: platform/fi2.inc: No such file or directory

error message suddenly, and i don't found any file such fi2.inc in any directory.
Read fi2.inc.txt, and the thread I provided.
Don't forget what the H stands for.


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Re: the sx20 porting thread
« Reply #38 on: 17 / October / 2009, 23:50:50 »
Your camera appears to be one with the new revision of dryos, like the SD980, which has many functions changed. I'm going to make a reference firmware for the SD980, which will make automatic detection work a lot better. I'll try to get some work in on that today.
I have completed this. See http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,2509.msg41737.html#msg41737

finsig should work much better for this camera now.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

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Re: the sx20 porting thread
« Reply #39 on: 18 / October / 2009, 05:15:36 »
I have completed this. See http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,2509.msg41737.html#msg41737

finsig should work much better for this camera now.
Well, i got a lot of new functions found, so my new manually edited stubs_entry_2.S much smaller than before. Great work!

 

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