Monthly Archives: March 2007
I purchased a Soekris 4801-60 with a LAN1641 plugin board for my parents’ home, to replace a Debian-based internet gateway on an old pc that I set up way back in 1999. The idea was to replace the old, coax-based … Continue reading
I’ve written up a LinuxBIOS build tutorial for the Gigabyte m57sli-s4. This tutorial still works off Yinghai Lu’s big MCP55 patch, but a patch from Ed Swierk hit the list today which resolves the last issues for building the m57sli … Continue reading
Went to see MaxedOut tonight in a special showing at Harvard Law. Highly recommended – catch it if you can. It’s also very timely now that (subprime) debt is “suddenly” a big issue because a couple of big lenders are … Continue reading
I finally managed to get the Gigabyte M57SLI-S4 to boot LinuxBIOS today. Turns out that some kernel boot parameters were required to make it do the right thing with the IRQs. It’s not perfect yet: the network interface doesn’t work, … Continue reading
Justin and I have written a paper on this topic titled The road to hardware free from restrictions: how hardware vendors can help the free software community The paper was published today on the Free Software Foundation website.