[ANNOUNCE] Tiny Core Linux for XO-1 and XO-1.5
mavrothal at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 13 02:00:14 EST 2010
--- On Fri, 2/12/10, Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
> From: Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org>
> Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Tiny Core Linux for XO-1 and XO-1.5
> To: "Yioryos Asprobounitis" <mavrothal at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "OLPC Devel" <devel at lists.laptop.org>
> Date: Friday, February 12, 2010, 3:46 PM
> yioryos wrote:
> > Network, display, qwerty keyboard, touchpad (more
> jumpy than usual), USB
> > devices, SDcard, sound, are OK.
> > Camera I couldn't check (broken)
> > Gamekeys, sound/dimming keys, battery monitor,
> > management, screen rotation, not.
> well, sounds like you've taken on an excellent
> project! good luck. ;-)
> seriously -- that's a big list of stuff that's not working,
> and much
> of it, as you've figured out, will require some development
> work, or
> at least some packaging work, to integrate the known
> solutions to
> those problems that come from either "official" releases,
> or spinoffs
> like F11-on-XO, debxo, etc. any can/would be a good
> learning experience,
> if that's what you're looking for.
Life expectancy is not increasing fast enough for that... :)
> or you could just
> treat TC as
> a very convenient minimal system for the XO, and leave it
> at that -- a
> minimal system to use when you want really fast booting,
> and not much
Well, what I find particularly appealing about TC is that the same installation can be a minimal system and a full blown OS, _on demand_. Is always preserving its pristine stage and could be tailored to accommodate first-graders and highschool students! Is ideal for XO type of machines.
If it could actually unload the extensions on demand too, would be a no-brainer even for graduate students :) It allows you to decide the performance/functionality (unavoidable) compromises that best suit _you_
But anyway that's another story...
> > I tried available TC extensions that do not require
> GTK2 to keep it simple
> > (aren't many) with no luck
> > I did not try any "hack" because quite frankly I have
> no idea even where to
> > start.
> > The list of pointers I need is probably longer than
> the solutions...
> > Starting with the xserver, Xorg7.4 is available for
> TC but there is no
> > geode-video driver compiled for it everywhere I
> looked. So no xrandr and no
> > rotation but that's OK I guess.
> > Xorg is a big black box to me anyway.
> > For power management, kbdsim/powerd looks like the
> way to go for PM and the
> > sound/dimming keys. However, compiling kbdsim/powerd
> for TC is another black
> > box for me.
> > OHM is not available for TC but hal is, and installs
> fine on TC-XO but I have
> > no way to tell if is working properly (pointer?).
> > Adding 30-keymap-olpc.fdi from os10 changed nothing
> in gamekeys/F-keys
> > behavior. I do not know though if Xfbdev supports
> gamekeys. Can gamekeys
> > function without Xorg?
> > Battery-wise cat
> > the correct battery level but from there to a battery
> monitor, specially when
> > the 4 I tried come as binary files, is a long way...
> > PS: Pls "replay all" when/if you respond to this. I
> do not subscribe to this
> > list. Too many things are beyond me :)
> paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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