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Re: Novena open laptop

Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> writes:


> Bunnie Huang and others are working on a ARM-based laptop 'Novena' with
> open hardware and mostly open firmware:
> <http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=2686>,
> <http://www.kosagi.com/w/index.php?title=Novena_Main_Page>.

I've seen theses pages but from what I understand, it's still in early
stages, right ?

> Would anyone care to get involved in this and work out what's needed to
> support this in Debian?

well, there's still a possibility that some components change over the
time. At least, we can look at the files on the wiki for the current
list. As concerns the imx6, on recent enough kernels, I think most of
the support is there but for the IPU(v3) part, we may run into troubles
if there's a controller between the screen and the SoC (I've not yet
look at the components/schematics).

> The SoC is a Freescale i.MX6Q, which should be able to run the armhf

imx6q or dual lite according to them, which is a little weird, as
they're talking of sata and there's no sata on dual lite.

> port.  We currently have an mx5 kernel flavour for Freescale's previous
> generation, but it looks like it would be possible to support both with
> a single configuration (plus DT) now.

It can be added into the mx5 flavour but as it's DT-only in the kernel,
it should rather be part of a multiplatform kernel flavour. It's on
my todo list but I was mainly waiting 3.7 to see how it goes.


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