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    Beagle Board

    I really want to use this board in my setup. I would place it behind the touchscreen in the dash if possible. or in the glovebox. just wondering if it can run linuxice. I am brand new to linux and i read that the beagle board can run ubuntu. I know linuxice is different but im hoping that it will run on this board. It is inexpensibe, small, and awesome in my opinion. I have used it previously in a psp hardrive project and it is awesome. Just had to have someone load linux and everything on it for me. Hope someone has some info for me. Sorry if this has been covered. I lurked for hours last night looking for the info but i could not find with the search feature or through my own post scouring. the board is at www. beagleboard .org. thanks everyone in advance for all your help. feel free to criticize as long as you can point me in the correct direction as well. Haha. thanks everyone.

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    Not an expert but since all the source is available you should be able to compile it for ARM.

    Lots of things up in the air as far as what to expect from the next version though. (good things)

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    you can install the ARM version of ubuntu 9.04 on the beagle board. Also, I've already got some ports of OpenICE for ARM on ubuntu 9.04 here:

    http://archive.openice.org/ports/

    I can port more stuff in the future if there is interest. I've got this much going because that's what I want running on my sheeva plug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    you can install the ARM version of ubuntu 9.04 on the beagle board. Also, I've already got some ports of OpenICE for ARM on ubuntu 9.04 here:

    http://archive.openice.org/ports/

    It's a deb repo, so after you get ubuntu installed, you can add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

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    deb http://archive.openice.org/ports jaunty main
    After that you just sudo apt-get install [whatever] just like you would on regular ubuntu.

    I can port more stuff in the future if there is interest (ie, nghost, icepanel etc). I've got this much going because that's what I want running on my sheeva plug.
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    at the risk of sounding very unintelligent i will ask this question. I am very new to linux. i have never used it before. I am only venturing into this because i have to use the beagle board. i will be installing it and a power supply behind my touchscreen in dash so the bb is perfect as far as size, power consumption and temp are concerned. Im sure i can figure how to actually load the os onto the board but what i do not know is, do i load ubuntu and then run openice? or do i load linuxice? is open ice a frontend for ubuntu? im totally lost and i am sorry for any incovenience this might cause some of you seasoned linux vets. i hope this works out. thanks

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    These should help:

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/linu...-linuxice.html

    http://wiki.openice.org/index.php?ti...d_with_OpenICE

    http://wiki.openice.org/index.php?title=FAQs

    Generally, you can't install the LinuxICE distro on the beagleboard because there are only builds for x86. So the best you'll be able to do is install ARM based ubuntu and then the OpenICE components on top. OpenICE stuff you may want is the nGhost-desktop which provides a touchscreen interface to the entire system, navit, proximity, obdgpslogger, etc, etc.
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    I have been tinkering the idea of playing with beagleboard as I see it as a cheap alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2o_2k View Post
    I have been tinkering the idea of playing with beagleboard as I see it as a cheap alternative.
    As have I. That or a gumstix solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    As have I. That or a gumstix solution.
    Yes indeed, gumstix is another alternative. I think we should have a comparison table between the two. Trip, how much work is it to port the code to arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2o_2k View Post
    Yes indeed, gumstix is another alternative. I think we should have a comparison table between the two. Trip, how much work is it to port the code to arm.
    The hardest part is creating a cross-compile environment. I used some guides to create a qemu vm for arm running ubuntu which i have running on my server and I can ssh into to compile stuff. Other than that, all the code I've cross-compiled so far didn't need any changes to the actual code.

    The main reason I'd go with the gumstix over the beagleboard is that the overo fire board has more ram. Also has built in bluetooth and wifi... but it costs more, and you have to buy an expansion board to make it useful.

    Both draw very little power so you could in theory leave them running almost all the time. I have a second battery just for that purpose so I'm pretty excited.
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