[coreboot] Thin Client Compaq Evo T20

Markus ryven at ryven.de
Thu May 15 10:07:25 CEST 2008

Am Mon, 12 May 2008 22:38:45 -0700
schrieb Philip Loewen <philip at tidepool.ca>:

> Thanks for your replies. It's exciting to have my questions 
> received so well.
> I'm not quite allergic to opening the case of my unit, but I 
> should be totally honest about my plan to be a 'consumer' 
> rather than a 'producer' of coreboot knowledge. Investing 
> time and money in hardware to program the flash ROM and to 
> detect small steps toward success would take me off-line 
> from other projects (like earning a living) that I can't 
> afford to quit.
> My little Evo has a socket for additional flash memory, but 
> the socket is empty and that's OK with me:
> I am using the T20 as a thin client for several hours each 
> day, with gentoo linux kernel 2.6.24. I get X graphics at 
> 1280x1024 at 16bpp, the maximum supported by the GX1, by using 
> a patched version of GRUB that lies to the kernel about what 
> memory should be used where. This patch, kindly supplied by 
> others, sacrifices the framebuffer console displays, though. 
> (All of them!) I am hoping that coreboot might get me 
> everything: best-possible video, hi-res framebuffer, and 
> efficient [non-emulated] sound support. (Then I would drop X 
> and go with directfb for VNC.) Success stories and 
> documentation are on the wiki at
>    http://open-evot20.sourceforge.net/wiki/
> Thanks again, ... Philip
Yes Juergen Beisert works an the Sound of the GX1.
It works for my. He says it's not perfect but you have sound.
I uses an Evo T30. On this the flashrom works.

Greeding Markus

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