Modification of Public OLPC Software

Jordan Crouse jordan.crouse at amd.com
Wed Sep 26 11:12:13 EDT 2007


On 26/09/07 16:43 +0200, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> On 25.09.2007 17:36, Jim Gettys wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 22:19 -0700, big one wrote:
> >> I often use Linux without any X-Windows, but only svgalib: mplayer, links 2.0 browser, mp3blaster, etc. On FreeDOS (Free Disk Operating System), I can use display, arachne, pppd etc.
> >>
> >> Because OLPC is sold to general public using "Buy 2 Get 1" G1G1, is it possible to customize OLPC:
> > 
> >> 2. Boot to console mode (svgalib).
> > 
> > Yes.
> 
> No. We have neither VGA nor SVGA support because we are missing the
> required VSA module.

(obligatory response for any future Googlers of this thread - not at all
interesting to OLPC itself)

Even with VSA, you wouldn't have VGA, which is another blob all together,
and not distributed.

Jordan

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Jordan Crouse
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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.




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