[CentOS] OQO mod2 arrival

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Sep 23 17:38:35 UTC 2008


My OQO mod2s just arrived!  All 4 of them; portable testbed here it 
comes!!!  I hope....

The units weigh in at ~.75lbs, and measure aprox. 5 5/8 x 3 3/8 x 1 1/8"

A little larger when you push up the 5" screen to reveal the keyboard.

WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI, and a single USB built in; an adapter for VGA and 
Ethernet.  (WiMax extra, I think the touch screen is also optional and I 
did not get that).

The processor is a VIA C7-M 1.5Ghz processor, with 1Gb memory, and a 
60Gb harddrive.  XP pro installed.

 From XP tools, I have learned that:

WiFi is - Atheros AR5006X5
Ethernet is - Realtek RTL8139
Video is - VIA/S3G UniChrome ProII IGP
Audio is - SigmaTel

Default screen res is 800x640 (can increase then use capacitor scroll bars).

I have not looked to see if I can get into the BIOS, I expect to be able 
to boot from a USB CDdrive (it comes with a recovery CD).

There are instructions on the net for installing UBUNTU 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OQO), but of course I want Centos on it.  
Should I be expect any supprises given what I have learned so far?


Minimally, these will be test units so only basic Gnome functionality 
and of course server stuff (wired, wireless, bluetooth) need to work.  
Would be nice to make one my traveling notebook as well.




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