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UDS from an embedded hacker's perspective

UDS from an embedded hacker's perspective

Posted Dec 3, 2009 18:58 UTC (Thu) by nlucas (subscriber, #33793)
In reply to: UDS from an embedded hacker's perspective by tbm
Parent article: UDS from an embedded hacker's perspective

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.


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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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