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I am a newcomer to Linux and just ordered and Overo Air yesterday with Palo
43 so please excuse any naive questions I may ask.
On the Gumstix website, it says that there are many more programs that can
be installed using the opkg manager. Are these programs stored in the 256 MB
of on-board memory or do I need to setup a build environment on my desktop
first before I can add the extra packages.
Also, I am trying to build a PMP so are there any packages that would be of
interest to me? I am already happy to see that the factory installed
software comes with a web browser and video player. Is there something
included to manage the Wi-Fi connection?
Sorry for all these questions, but I am very excited to get my Overo and
want to learn as much as possible before it gets here.
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From: John Wilson <john.wilson@er...> - 2009-07-02 14:19:33
> On the Gumstix website, it says that there are many more programs that
> be installed using the opkg manager. Are these programs stored in the
> 256 MB
> of on-board memory or do I need to setup a build environment on my
> first before I can add the extra packages.
You don't need to setup a build environment first. The system comes
with a default Linux kernel and programs stored in the 256MB flash. You
can use opkg to add other programs to this default environment, but of
course you need to keep an eye on how much space is being used - can
only add so much to a 256MB flash!