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UDS from an embedded hacker's perspective

UDS from an embedded hacker's perspective

Posted Dec 3, 2009 9:42 UTC (Thu) by tbm (subscriber, #7049)
In reply to: UDS from an embedded hacker's perspective by tbm
Parent article: UDS from an embedded hacker's perspective

Ah sorry, forgot to say that the SheevaPlug won't run the current version of
Ubuntu because it uses an ARMv5 CPU whereas Ubuntu requires ARMv6/v7. Most
other major distros are supported though (Debian, Fedora, Gentoo,
Slackware).

And there's plenty of other affordable ARM hardware.


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UDS from an embedded hacker's perspective

Posted Dec 3, 2009 14:28 UTC (Thu) by glikely (subscriber, #39601) [Link]

Probably the easiest to get your hands on is the BeagleBoard. I got mine from Mouser for about $150.

UDS from an embedded hacker's perspective

Posted Dec 3, 2009 14:38 UTC (Thu) by glikely (subscriber, #39601) [Link]

Gumstix Overo also is easy to order.

UDS from an embedded hacker's perspective

Posted Dec 3, 2009 18:58 UTC (Thu) by nlucas (subscriber, #33793) [Link]

And the Smart Q5/7, which already comes pre-installed with Ubuntu MID, from $150 (I bought one Q5 online for 117€, including transport).

I'm just starting playing with it. One thing is certain: the OS that comes with it (Ubuntu MID, based on a development branch of Karmik/9.10) sucks, but I heard there is a Mer version that works reasonably well (meaning not slow as hell), although the wlan card needs some non-distributable firmware.

UDS from an embedded hacker's perspective

Posted Dec 6, 2009 4:23 UTC (Sun) by laf0rge (subscriber, #6469) [Link]

AFAIR the SmartQ5/SmartQ7 use a Marvell 8686 chip which should very well work with the mainline libertas driver (GSPI variant). http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/libertas

The firmware has been made available under a redistributable license, it _used_ to be non-redistributable. Though currently I cannot find the exact pointer to that newly-licensed firmware right now.

UDS from an embedded hacker's perspective

Posted Dec 6, 2009 4:24 UTC (Sun) by laf0rge (subscriber, #6469) [Link]

it's in the linux-firmware.git tree by now.


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