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Booting Pycar on an Epia-V?

 
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silver



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:20 am    Post subject: Booting Pycar on an Epia-V? Reply with quote

Hi,

I've been looking out for a MP3-only with touchscreen linux-based distro/application for a while, and just came across pycar.

Looks very nice, and it is the kind of size I'm looking for (ie v small).

At the moment the latest ISO (run from CD or from HD) jumps straight to a black screen. continues to load for a few secs, and then dies with all the keyboard lights flashing.

I assume this is because it's aimed at an EpiaM, which has differnt features to my EpiaV - noteable different gfx..

Any tips on getting this booting? I notice you specify viafb in the syslinux setup - could this be a culprit?

Thanks for any tips.
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jbors
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which one did you try ? Car2Linux or Pycar-1.3 ?
PyCar-1.3 is only loadable on EPIA-M/MII boards.
V has another chipset I think which may be why it hangs.
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silver



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I was trying Pycar-1.3. Did not see Car2linux...?

Yes - EpiaM has:

VIA CLE266 North Bridge
VT8235M South Bridge

Epia and the Epia-V have:

VIA PLE133 North Bridge
VIA VT8231 South Bridge

The gfx chip being in the North bridge. PLE133 basically has an integrated Trident Cyberblade.

I was hoping there was - or someway I could hack in - basic vga/vesafb support to PyCar. I have no interest in using this for video, so losing gfx/mpeg acceleration is not a loss.

Is the support built into the pycar kernel?

Thanks for any help.
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