Project sonoko, x11 xterm home-made

alan at alan at
Fri Dec 21 09:11:39 CST 2018

Wouldn't a RPi-Zero Wireless be easier, cheaper, smaller, quicker?  
Could even use a CM-3 in a custom case.


On 2018-12-20 13:46, Carlo Pisani via cctech wrote:
> The prototype (1) is already working; in the pic, there is a DHT board
> with a Matrox Millennium video card, and a PCI-PS/2 card. The pic
> shows a running windows manager on x11.
> we are using a little PowerPC 405GP board, loaded with Linux and
> xorg-x11. The processor's ISA is similar to a G3 CPU, but not exactly
> equal. We had to create a specific toolchain for it.
> The rootfs is derived from Gentoo/Linux by using Catalyst on QEMU/PPC.
> It's neat enough, and the whole process is under control (we can
> choose flags, and rebuild the whole accordingly)
> Currently, the only problem we have is related to the kernel,
> specifically to support DeviceTree and the 405 CPU which has a weird
> address alignment, thus it wastes a lot of cycles in kernel space.
> If someone has experience with this CPU, we are open to hints and tips.
> (1)

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