[BL] USB modem and wireless, was Development Tools for BL (fb)
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Thu Dec 14 10:20:27 EST 2006
>> I booted BL3 with my 2.4.19 kernel from debian and it
>> configured the serial port just fine. But I lost X.
> Interesting... another problem with Xvesa. I suggest
> you install a proper Xserver (instructions are on the
> BL3 homepage).
Most of my kernels work with the xfbdev that David Moberg compiled (but
rivafb crashes if you switch vts without unloading X and riva does not
work well with the standard xvesa). It also does not work in 8-bit
color. But you can easily use fbset to switch resolutions before loading
X, with a different resolution for each vt.
>> It'll take me a while to tune into the old computer scene.
> The old computer scene is a lot fun. And it's very economical.
> Why buy $1000 hardware, when $20 hardware provides similar
> functionality (using appropriate software).
Why buy 486s when people are throwing out 500MHz pentiums?
My 100MHz with 24MB RAM booted 10 times as fast as the neighbor's 2GHz
with at least 512MB mostly wasted by Fedora loading crond etc. (which he
says he might some day want to use). And it worked equally badly with
wireless, but did so faster.
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