Netbooks and Dual Cores
By David Clack on May 26, 2009
So it's been a busy couple of weeks. I sent the MSI netbook down to the engineers in Los Angeles, it was to difficult for them to try and debug the touchpad not working after resume long distance.
I received the 8Gb 2.5" SATA SSD from Transcend for the car dual core systems, Java One coming up next week has got everyone busy in CA, we will resume after the event.
I did receive the PCI CanBus controller from Hilscher, the PCI104 version should arrive this week so we can look at designing the case for the components.
VirtualBox 2.2.2 works really well on B112, it does however cause the dhcpagent to go crazy due to the vboxnet0 interface it creates. It's supposed to be fixed in B115. I just downloaded B115 installed and pulled out the dhcpagent. I'll test it for a couple of days, let you know what happens.
The laptop (C90S) is so stable, I really don't want to upgrade.
I did get to go up to Seattle and meet with some customers last week, it was fun to get out of the lab for a couple of days.
I'd love to share with you all the really cool stuff I saw, but it was a secret project.
One cool item is the JavaFX JukeBox may be at JavaOne next week.
A start up company has build a really cool JukeBox based on Solaris 10 X86 and JavaFX.
Local bands can upload MP3's of there songs to a central server, once uploaded they appear on the JukeBox in a bar, people can pay to listen to the song or in the future download to a memory stick.
The customer is using the Kontron 17" PanelPC I had modified to get good chips that we had drivers for, the Penmount company also wrote special touchscreen Xorg drivers and a calibration software for us.
They have just supplied us with OpenSolaris Xorg drivers and calibration software.
Elinsys in Turkey is also using this for the MMI on the Glass Cold End factory line to control the BW1000 systems.