This week, Jeff and I finally brought Ubuntu to the Gumstix Overo.
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The timing couldn't be any better, as gumstix just announced last week the addition of the Overo Wind, Fire, and Water to their Computer-on-module (COM) lineup. These use the OMAP3530 processor, which supports openGL-ES, which means as soon as we can get our hands on one, we'll be toying with Compiz and Gumstix!!
For those that are still in the dark about the gumstix, check out my previous post about the Overo Earth.
We've written a step-by-step tutorial on how to get this working, and if there's interest I'll post it on blog.myokapi.net.
Of course, since it didn't happen without pix . . .
The Gumstix Linux bootsplash - I like the gumstix on his tummy.
It doesn't have a USplash screen (yet), but the Jaunty login window loads up pretty quickly.
We used the LXDE desktop since it takes up less system resources than GNOME. If there's interest, I can post screenshots of GNOME as well.
The Terminal window shows the output of /proc/cpuinfo. It's the overo, alright.
The Jaunty login screen on Jeff's TV.
Jeff got errors at first, but I think he has them solved now . . .