[Arm-netbook] 12in laptop story
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
luke.leighton at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 22:03:56 GMT 2011
On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 9:46 PM, Forum Blogarm.net <forum at blogarm.net> wrote:
> I'm not an expert but i would suggest you to loot at TI's chips.
have been. DM3730 / DM3725 comes out on top...
> As far
> as I remember, they have the best linux support et ARM community I have
> ever seen.
... for exactly that reason.
> And you can easily inspirer yourself from their open source
> beagleboard (or even pandaboard) motherboard design.
yes the beagleboard-xm is a good choice: i'm working with someone who
has a BBxM clone, he quoted $USD 20,000 to redesign it (and, by
contrast, $10,000 for an S5PV210-based board).
> I have a Tegra 2 ARM netbook (Toshiba AC100) and the hardware is really
> nice but the lack of support and cooperation from NVIDIA makes things
> very difficult. We are stuck with a .29 kernel and we don't have other
> choices than unstable outdated Xorg Drivers.
the way to replace the entire OS has been discovered. the
proprietary bootloader force-formats the NAND partition to have 6
partitions so you can't change it, but you can at least overwrite the
crap android OS completely.
an alternative kernel - well, you'll have to forward-port the "stock"
kernel source code patches, or wait for toshiba / nvidia to do it.
shouldn't be hard. awkward, but not hard. git helps.
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