Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at lkcl.net
Fri Jan 19 15:04:46 GMT 2018
crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68
On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 2:59 PM, Bill Kontos <vkontogpls at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 4:57 AM, Christopher Havel
> <laserhawk64 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Forgive a top-post, please, Luke - I'm on my phone.
>> Coreboot, IIRC, is a replacement for BIOS/UEFI. So if you have the original
>> system's motherboard intact - in which case you cannot drop in the chip you
>> want to drop in - you can replace the contents of what is essentially the
>> boot ROM chip with coreboot. That's as far as that goes...
> Ok so it doesn't really do that much on it's own. Got it, thanks. I
> was thinking more along the lines of old thinkpads which have a decent
> amount of reverse engineering done to them. Even the x230 has the
> keyboard layout reverse engineered by a sysadmin who wanted to soehorn
> the old 7 row on it.
it's just not worth it and drives up the price of the second-hand
thinkpads, and pisses everyone off who is selling them to libre
conscious people as they can't make a business case for even bothering
to buy and convert them to libreboot.
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