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post Sep 21 2006, 05:04 AM
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intresting things have been happening latley with freescale, in 30 days (i i remeber correctly) they get sold to new owners, what this means i dont really know as i havent looked at the proposed plans if any are even avalible

anyway there was a new product on the market that was simmilar to what i had in mind in terms of casing, its a pxa270 chip (xscale) but it has wifi, bluetooth, keyboard and more.

some notable features (read must have) are:
128MB of ram
8 hour batter life
20GB drive
USB host (most likly full speed)

remeber i am mainly designing this as a portable office and have recently been eyeing the flybook and lifebook after seeing them in person however this device seems to fill 90% of what i was planning to chuck in there, the only things missing seem to be video out and a video card

anyway links:
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post May 21 2007, 09:53 AM
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- Sorry for the term confusion. So this will put uboot at the CPU reset vector, which will make sure basic hardware is functional, then pass off to kexec to load the kernel of choice. Once that's done the kernel modules initialize the rest of the hardware. I'm intentionally not including where OS copies, etc are taking place. I presume once I learn enough about uboot and kexec things like this will be obvious.

- Having finally loaded a version of pdaXrom that's stable enough for my tastes (I knew they'd get that right eventually) I have to say it would be an excellent candidate for an operating system. I think it already uses uboot as well.

- The "spare" Linux boxen have taken a back seat since the move, so I don't have my development workstation set up yet. When I do I'm going to download Meanie's code for pdaXii13 Akita, since that's what I'm running on Hiro right now, and get that to build. I can play with uboot and kexec from there. Even if pdaXrom isn't using those tools, I should be able to vet the boot sequence to use them. It'll be a good learning experience.
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Da_Blitz   Alternatives   Sep 21 2006, 05:04 AM
adf   very close indeed. If the PP is like this with vg...   Sep 21 2006, 12:22 PM
Da_Blitz   the port is what i am talking about, there are som...   Sep 21 2006, 10:49 PM
uMP2k   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Sep 22 2006, 04:49 PM)the po...   Sep 21 2006, 10:56 PM
Da_Blitz   thoght that this is the best place to post this a...   Sep 24 2006, 09:28 PM
Ferret-Simpson   Trolltech, Freescales new owners, Fedora (If we ma...   Oct 2 2006, 01:43 AM
Da_Blitz   acutally a number of them do provide patches for l...   Oct 2 2006, 04:35 AM
Ferret-Simpson   What the heck are you taking? You asked for compa...   Oct 9 2006, 10:34 AM
Da_Blitz   sorry missed your point at the moment i have in a...   Oct 9 2006, 04:31 PM
speculatrix   here's another ready-made PXA270 module from A...   Nov 1 2006, 05:01 AM
Da_Blitz   this one keeps on cropping up. very nice but i wou...   Nov 1 2006, 06:55 PM
speculatrix   I think the key with the anders one is that it...   Nov 2 2006, 03:23 AM
Da_Blitz   after looking at my current usggestion it seems ma...   Nov 2 2006, 03:31 AM
speculatrix   of course, you could build early units from these ...   Nov 2 2006, 04:02 AM
Da_Blitz   actually that would be no diffrent from just using...   Nov 2 2006, 05:28 AM
Ragnorok   - I think software will be a real issue for this p...   Dec 6 2006, 06:41 PM
stampsm   QUOTE(Ragnorok @ Dec 6 2006, 06:41 PM)- I thi...   Dec 6 2006, 11:37 PM
Da_Blitz   ive been lookinng at it and i was going to use ubo...   Dec 7 2006, 01:49 AM
Ragnorok   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Dec 7 2006, 09:49 AM)ive bee...   May 19 2007, 08:24 AM
Ragnorok   - House ... interference ... bktzzkt ... Norwegian...   Jan 26 2007, 08:02 PM
Da_Blitz   its funny i was looking into "bios" and ...   Jan 27 2007, 06:13 AM
speculatrix   Ok, I know we all read linuxdevices regularly, and...   Mar 22 2007, 10:20 AM
Da_Blitz   i was waiting for someone to mention that i thoug...   Mar 22 2007, 06:03 PM
stampsm   here is the manufacture's web page for the boa...   Mar 22 2007, 06:39 PM
adf   that in something the size of the koshinja (sp) wi...   Mar 22 2007, 06:57 PM
speculatrix   my Deutsche is nich sehr gut but there's enoug...   Mar 23 2007, 01:50 AM
Ragnorok   - I like it, speculatrix! A little less memor...   Apr 5 2007, 02:00 PM
morrijr   Another alternative...? http://www.linuxdevices.c...   Apr 20 2007, 05:22 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(morrijr @ Apr 20 2007, 02:22 PM)Another...   Apr 20 2007, 05:59 AM
Da_Blitz   actually its alot easier if you drop the confusing...   May 20 2007, 09:14 AM
Ragnorok   - Sorry for the term confusion. So this will put ...   May 21 2007, 09:53 AM
speculatrix   yes, I know you (da blitz) look at linux devices r...   Jul 20 2007, 01:48 PM
koen   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jul 20 2007, 09:48 PM)yes...   Aug 5 2007, 08:27 AM
koen   Some pictures of the glomation board: http://domin...   Aug 5 2007, 08:30 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(koen @ Aug 5 2007, 05:27 PM)glomation i...   Aug 5 2007, 02:37 PM
louigi600   14x20 cm is kind of big for a handheld .... and al...   Aug 5 2007, 08:21 AM
louigi600   The one I liked best so far was the Adelaide thing...   Aug 5 2007, 09:14 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(louigi600 @ Aug 5 2007, 06:14 PM)The on...   Aug 6 2007, 01:59 AM
Da_Blitz   definattly food for thought i did manage to finis...   Aug 5 2007, 12:46 PM
Da_Blitz   very nice, just found this little device http://w...   Aug 7 2007, 02:08 AM
louigi600   It's 1/2 the size of my laptop ... and weights...   Aug 7 2007, 05:14 AM
Da_Blitz   so i would be assuming you have one then? its an ...   Aug 7 2007, 07:31 PM
louigi600   No I only have some Z's and some standad x86 h...   Aug 8 2007, 02:20 AM
koen   The adelaide looks like a nice board, but it will ...   Aug 8 2007, 04:13 AM
louigi600   Ooooops ... there we go again with the price. Whit...   Aug 8 2007, 08:27 AM
koen   QUOTE(louigi600 @ Aug 8 2007, 04:27 PM)Ooooop...   Aug 8 2007, 09:21 AM
louigi600   I changed my mind ... I don't like Adelaide an...   Aug 8 2007, 10:18 AM
speculatrix   some more interesting linux embedded stuff: http:/...   Aug 21 2007, 04:59 AM
Da_Blitz   i have seen alot of nice atmel arm refrence platfo...   Aug 24 2007, 01:07 AM
Tom61   Another homebrew machine, this time a gaming handh...   Sep 23 2007, 01:18 PM
speculatrix   hmm, I remember seeing the buglabs stuff a while a...   Sep 23 2007, 01:36 PM
Da_Blitz   i do have some stuff but its rough, and not yet an...   Sep 23 2007, 11:33 PM

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