Via EPIA - Success (o/t comments, hopes)
John van Vlaaderen
john-at-thinman at nyc.rr.com
Sat Feb 8 19:53:01 CET 2003
Hi, I have been talking to vendors about this board, including the 12v
power supply people (car batt == ups).
Global economy being what it is, and the need for a cheap business box
extreme, I am wondering out loud if VIA might be a political target for
the VgaBIOS ??
Also, lightweight cheapo boards only make sense if they support legacy
keyboards and mice for emerging markets, and much of the USA. If memory
serves correctly, the board only wants USB.
For clusters they make sense w/ serial, gigabit ethernet, DoC and lots
of memory and nothing else.
On that topic, politically again, if the global VGA standard might be
extended to XVGA, 800X600. I will be talking to UNESCO soon, they have
60,000,000 USD to blow on our toys. Maybe they can create a unified
technology effort to bootstrap the global economy, LinuxBIOS at the core
I am going try to sway VIA your way through (via??) their distributors.
Please send comments -- if you have any -- or suggestions for other
boards/makers that I should target w/ good advice (or political arm
twisting or whatever)
On behalf of the plane Earth I think I can say, great work.
On Friday, February 7, 2003, at 10:03 AM, Andrew Ip wrote:
> Sounds great. Just send the patch to the list. I can put that in the
> Thanks. Good work.
> On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 11:29:11AM -0000, Russell Gower wrote:
>> I now have my Via EPIA 5000 booting into Linux :-)
>> The Image from cwLinux wouldn't work for me.
>> After a couple of days and countless chip swaps I've got it working
>> SDRAM detection using the code in borthbridge/via/vt8601/raminitspd.inc
>> I've tested it with 2 diffrent DIMMS one 128mb and one 256m. Its
>> reporting 9mb less, I think 8mb of that is SMA memory set aside for the
>> framebuffer ( which i'm not using ) the other 1mb i'm not sure but
>> this be the memory from 0x00000000 -> 0x000a0000?
>> It's passed 7 passes of MEMTEST so i think it's pretty stable, for me
>> Any way it works for me so I can now concentrate on the rest of my
>> application, a car based MP3 player.
>> How do I submit my modification, assuming you wan't them of course!
>> Linuxbios mailing list
>> Linuxbios at clustermatic.org
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