jg at laptop.org
Wed Sep 26 10:31:22 EDT 2007
On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 06:52 -0700, big one wrote:
> > No VGA/EGA/CGA.
> This is some sort of free VESA BIOS and the author said the source code can be ported to Linux platform:
The Geode emulation system is "interesting", to say the least.
While technically possible to replace the closed source code we
eliminated, it would be a ***lot*** of work, mostly due to learning
curve and debugging time of working at that level of the Geode. Given
that there are good emulators that run under X, this seems to be a poor
use of time, from where i sit (then again, some might accuse me of bias
about X ;-).
> Another option is virtual graphics card (VGC) from Displaylink. The actual chipset is located on remote display unit such as Samsung SyncMaster 940UX.
> Can the above product be used with public version of OLPC XO laptops?
Also seriously interesting is the following:
I just found out about both of these recently. There is an X driver for
them under development, it turns out. No one at OLPC has tried them to
date. Please feel free to do so, if you don't mind doing X development.
We'll probably seriously look at them, but not until after our first
deployments. If someone wants to hack in the meanwhile, please do. I
can even foot the bill to buy them for dedicated hackers.
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