Tuesday Aug 18, 2009

Elonex Webbook - VIA C7 and Nevada B121

Hi All,

 So I took the Elonex Webbook out of the cupboard again, it ended up with a B112 build where GDM would not start but cde-login would work.

I tried doing a USB DVD install again and the GRUB still will not work.

I pulled the B121 iso across and did the lugrade on the B112.

GDM has finally started to work, now I need to look into the suspend / resume issues and the VIA C7 cpudrv issues, the CPU stays at 1600Mhz all the time.

Also will Compiz work on the new VIA OpenChrome video driver.

Next the Intel classmate PC :-)

Dave

Sunday Jan 25, 2009

Still here

Hi All,

 I'm still here, working on a blog entry on the Hp and Elonex.

  Gave up on the HP, you will see why in next entry.

  Elonex Webbook is doing pretty good apart from sound (only headphone jack works)  and cpu frequency control.

 Dave

Thursday Jan 08, 2009

Elonex VIA C7 Webbook and OpenSolaris

So I'm playing with this Elonex VIA C7 Webbook from the UK.

I'm having lots of fun with the SATA hard drive, looks like it will only work on the 80Gb it came with, anything else and the BIOS does not see it or it just does not work.

I'm getting the great INT13 problem with all versions of OpenSolaris CD, DVD or USB.

I've finally got Fedora 10 from the new LiveCD installed just to prove to myself that it will run something other than Windows XP Home.

The VIA supplied video driver just gives a scrambled screen, if I set to vesa I can get a good 1024 x 600 resolution, both the Realtek and Intel 2200 wifi work, the new network applet is very pretty. A little bit more graphical than NWAM.

I've downloaded the onnv-gate with grub in and I'm trying to patch GRUB for 2008.11 on USB.

Funny thing is if I actually put in a 80Gb SATA 2.5" drive that OpenSolaris cannot see in the BIOS, the installer actually gets past the GRUB error.

UBuntu 8.10 and 8.04 are also unable to install.

Dave

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