[Techteam] The Fedora Fifteen Franken ARM hardfp build 1 for XO 1.75

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Wed Jan 4 02:52:19 EST 2012

On 03/01/12 14:03, Peter Robinson wrote:
> The "This sonic transducer, it is I suppose some kind of
> audio-vibratory-physio-molecular transport device?" release.
> This is a hard floating point Franken release for development and
> testing of the hardfp on the XO 1.75. Its very incomplete and has a
> number of things that don't work. This is expected and its a release
> only really intended for people that understandard what hardfp is and
> the significance of it and wish to test and develop further for this
> fairly major feature both for upstream Fedora and the XO releases.
> This isn't a release that shouldn't have bug reports against it.
> So what are the known issues, and what works?
> - X works using fbdev. There's an issue with resolution. Fix this by
> removing the "Virtual" line from /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/xo1.75.conf
> - No accelerated X
> - Sugar and GNOME do work quite well
> - Networking seems to work OK
> - Firefox DOESN'T work. Known issue, hopefully should be fixed before long
> - Midori for GNOME, Surf for Sugar included as browsers.
> I've been working to get this to a reasonable testing state for a
> while and finally all the bits fell into place. There's quite a bit of
> change going on in the ARM Fedora 15 world. I would suggest regular
> "yum update" to get the latest builds. I'm not expecting to do regular
> builds of this, but will happily cut more builds if people think a new
> one would be useful.
> Download from:
> http://build.laptop.org/F15-arm/os1/
> For those interested in hardfp stuff.... enjoy :-)
> Peter

For booting I had to use the 'checker'-key (the right one of the game 
keys), otherwise I had a white screen after booting. (I think I had this 
with one of Daniel's early F16 builds, he might know how to fix this).

Removing the 'Virtual' line as indicated above fixed the resolution fine 
for me.


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