And a graphics processor! :)

On 5/20/07, Marc Nicholas <geekything@gmail.com> wrote:
Attach an FPGA!!!

-marc

On 5/20/07, Jeff Sadowski < jeff.sadowski@gmail.com> wrote:
someone was talking about hooking up a floating point processor hmm :-?

On 5/20/07, Dave Hylands <dhylands@gmail.com > wrote:
> HI Alex.
>
> On 5/20/07, Alexander Crits- Christoph < linux7master@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > You can run normal linux applications. There are people who have
> > > installed debian. What the gumstix comes with is a "stripped" down set
> > > of user-mode apps, mostly provided through busybox.
> >
> >
> > This is what I'm a bit confused about. So you CAN run Flash Player 9 for
> > Linux on a gumstix even though it is an ARM architecture? So a gumstix could
> > become the equivalent of a Desktop Linux system? After of course, installing
> > the X window System, necessary bash  files, and system files. I don't think
> > that RAM will be a problem, but would it be possible to add external RAM to
> > a gumstix? and how much could be added?
>
> Well, some stuff on desktop linux uses binaries from Windows, and the
> only reason they're able to get it to work is becasue most desktop
> linux machines are x86, and the binaries can be fooled into working.
>
> As a general rule, for a package to work on the ARM, you need full
> source code to the package in question, and any assembler bits have to
> have been ported by somebody.
>
> Now, even if you could get Flash Player 9 (I don't know anything about
> it) to work, it's highly likely that it's way to slow to actually play
> video clips in realtime.
>
> The gumstix has no hardware floating point, and most apps are written
> with the presumption that hardware floating point is available.
>
> --
> Dave Hylands
> Vancouver, BC, Canada
> http://www.DaveHylands.com/
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