Linuxbios on a webpad ?

Bari Ari bari at
Thu Sep 26 00:14:00 CEST 2002

Jest wrote:

>Hi, I'd like to know if you think it would be feasible without too much trouble
>to use linuxbios on Frontpath's Progear webpad.
>The whole thing is actually usable on linux, the input is the touchscreen or an
>usb device.
>No distro ( linux from scratch ).
>The CPU is a transmeta crusoeTM3200, and here s the /proc/pci :
>PCI devices found:
>  Bus  0, device   0, function  0:
>    Host bridge: Transmeta Corporation Northbridge (rev 1).
>      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfc000000 [0xfc0fffff].
>  Bus  0, device   4, function  0:
>    Multimedia audio controller: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M5451 PCI South
>Bridge Audio (rev 1).
If you have the specs from Transmeta and ALI, it will probably be as 
much work as any other port. I wish you success in getting the specs out 
of them though.

The other problem with laptops and webpads is dealing with the system 
management microcontrollers that are typically used for power management 
and keyboard scan and miscellaneous other ports.


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