Sunday Jun 20, 2010

Strange issues with blog

Hi All,

 I'm finding I cannot get into http://blogs.sun.com  from firefox on B141, I'll work it out later.

Anyway I'm working on testing Java and JavaFX on ARM and X86 systems.

I've just built my first Android 2.1 for X86 that installs and runs under VB 3.2.6 beta 1 and on the D10C touchscreen netbook.

Here are some screen shots of it running under VB

Dave


Monday Feb 22, 2010

B133 image-update fails on AA1 with 1Gb memory

Hi All,

 So I tried the pkg image-update on a B132 Acer Aspire One 8.9" with 1Gb main memory, the image-update crashed with not enough virtual memory error.

I did an svcadm disable gdm, from the console terminal the image-update worked fine.

 Dave

Monday Sep 21, 2009

Acer One Aspire 11.6" with Poulsbo chipset - OpenSolaris 1002 B123

Hi All,

 So I wanted to test the Intel Poulsbo chipset with OpenSolaris to see if it was a solution to a fan less embedded product.

I could not find a cheap motherboard with the chipset, on my weekend trip to CostCo, they had the Acer Aspire One 11.6" netbook for $278, what a deal.

Frys has the 2Gb 250Gb HD model for $379

Walmart is $348 for the same as I have.

I just wanted to test the chipset :-)

Anyway it has the Intel Poulsbo chipset that looks like it has a video controller from

http://www.imgtec.com/

This is a good writeup on the Intel Poulsbo chipset

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel/showdoc.aspx?i=3276&p=16

Anyway, no 2D or 3D video driver for Xorg, the usb is really weird, keeps pushing the cursor into the top left corner.

RealTek Ethernet and Atheros wifi work.

I'd decided to change out the mini pci-e wifi for an 802.11n one, boy did I get a shock when I opened the hatch in the bootom on the wifi card looks like half a postage stamp.

Found a 802.11n same size on Ebay.

I did my standard install with Windows 7, just took 1/3 of disk for C drive, then created an 80 Gb what I thought was FAT32 partition, it came up as exFAT, OpenSolaris cannot month this.

Changed it back to FAT32 with Paragon Partition Manager 10.0 Personal Edition.

It said it did a format in place, there went my iTunes folder, Pictures and Videos.

Thank goodness I have the Maxtor OneTouch Mini 4 backup USB hard drive :-)

So I have the Acer One, looks like Panasonic has a ToughBook with Poulsbo.

How many other netbook type devices exist with the Poulsbo chipset ?

Is it even worth pushing engineering to get an Xorg driver for this video ?



Tuesday Apr 21, 2009

External audio jack, AA1 10" with SXCE B112

Hi All,

I just noticed the external sound port of the AA1 10" was not working with  a clean install of SXCE B112.

I installed the boomer rc3 http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/opensound/files/.

Everthing is working fine now.

Dave


Thursday Jan 29, 2009

Acer Aspire One passes OpenSolaris HCL tests with 2008.11

Hi All,

So I just got the good news from a  colleague of mine, the Acer Aspire One passed the latest Hardware Compatibility Test (HCL) suite with 2008.11 installed.

I tried a new install of B105 on the MSI and the Ralink driver was causing a panic.

I'm currenly installing B107 from scratch.

Everything is working but the mouse when you come back from suspend / resume.

It's the little things that drive you crazy :-)

Dave

Monday Jan 12, 2009

HP Mini netbook with Opensolaris

Hi All,

 So I received an HP Mini Netbook yesterday, looks like it has the same Intel chipset as the Axer Aspire One.

It has a Marvell (myk) ethernet and Broadcomm wifi.

  SDcard works out of the box.

  Getting the grub int13 error trying to do a DVD install, had to go back to SXDE B94 to get DVD install to work, PXE install would work if we had the Marvell ethernet in the DVD.

I've just finished doing a ISO luupgrade to SXDE B105.

See if I can get it all working :-)

Dave

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