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Re: free software mini pc

On Tue, 14 Feb 2012 23:26:04 +1100, Alex wrote in message 
<[🔎] CAAvq_=djugEM768Y4M=_Ve16dBWuo=XvB=WesqajPW9NOg8nLQ@mail.gmail.com>:

> On 13 February 2012 00:57, green <greenfreedom10@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > So the Trim-Slice is not supported by mainline kernels?
> >
> As others said, the main issue is the Tegra 2 is a nvidia chip

...that doesn't work with nouveau?  Uh-oh. 

> and CompuLab are reliant on nvidia in order to get things working.
> I haven't tried upgrading the kernel since I got the original unit.
> Performance was ok with the original but generally it seemed to be
> well below what you would expect given the specs of the Tegra 2.
> There was an interesting article about the Trim Slice posted a few
> days ago, I don't know if you saw it:
> http://blog.sesse.net/blog/tech/2012-02-12-21-43_playing_with_the_trim_slice.html
> To repeat Christofer's question though, what's the problem with a
> non-standard kernel? I get the feeling that these ARM computers that
> are coming out are going to be reliant on customised kernels for some
> time. If the customisation of the kernel can be managed in a
> standardised way, then it shouldn't be a problem.
> Cheers,
> Alex

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt Karlsen
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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