[aprssig] APRS for One-Laptop-Per-Child
archer at eskimo.com
Tue Nov 13 13:42:15 EST 2007
On Mon, 12 Nov 2007, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> Since the OLPC runs a Linux-based operating system, probably Xastir
> could be made to run on it fairly easily.
Depends quite a bit on what widget sets are supported.
> Wonder if the sound system is sufficiently "normal" (i.e. PC-like) that
> the Linux sound card TNC driver would work. (Or is that implemented in
> X86 code that won't run at all on the CPU in the OLPC?)
One of the responses said it was "AC97" hardware. That's one of the
low-end soundcard hardware implementations, right? I don't know if
it's sufficient for the "soundmodem software. Perhaps someone could
respond directly to that? A Google search on
Shows that people have asked about AC97/soundmodem before.
As far as soundmodem software processor-dependence, at least one
person compiled it for Solaris and had it working, configured as a
serial KISS TNC instead of an AX.25 kernel networking port. I
_think_ that was on a Sparc processor but can't say for sure.
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