LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 11-06-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
guyonearth
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2012
Location: USA
Distribution: SolydX
Posts: 399

Rep: Reputation: 82
Any guess as to whether this thing will work with Linux?


http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-7-VIA885...&forceRpt=true
 
Old 11-06-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
TobiSGD
Moderator
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Hanover, Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 14,880
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 3806Reputation: 3806Reputation: 3806Reputation: 3806Reputation: 3806Reputation: 3806Reputation: 3806Reputation: 3806Reputation: 3806Reputation: 3806Reputation: 3806
That device features the VIA 8850 SoC, which comes with an Arm Cortex A9 CPU and the Mali 400 video solution, so in general Linux on that thing may be an option.
I can't comment about other hardware built into that thing, it is not mentioned anywhere.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
jefro
Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 10,255

Rep: Reputation: 1256Reputation: 1256Reputation: 1256Reputation: 1256Reputation: 1256Reputation: 1256Reputation: 1256Reputation: 1256Reputation: 1256
The biggest issue is trying to get the OS on it. I can only assume that the 4G hard drive is where the os is. If the os is burned on some other chip then you may be in for a difficult install

CPU VIA WM8850
Operating System: Android 4.0.3
Memory: 512 MB
Storage Device: 4 GB Flash HDD
LCD Screen: 10.1" digital panel, 1024*600 pixels
LAN: 10/100M Ethernet Access
Keyboard: standard Enlish 84 key,support external keyboard
WiFi 802.11B/G
Camera: Yes
USB Port: 2 x USB 2.0
Card Port: SD CARD(Support 512MB-32GB)
Sound Effect: Build-in stereo speaker,2 Jacks MIC in & Headphone out
Working time: 2-5 hours
Accessory: AC adapter, user`s manual, packing box
 
Old 11-06-2012, 07:27 PM   #4
guyonearth
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2012
Location: USA
Distribution: SolydX
Posts: 399

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 82
I'd love to have one of these as a tote-around little notebook, but I'm not that thrilled with Android. Great for phones, not so great for general use, in my opinion. Not that stable, either.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] binutils configure.guess - cannot guess build type bisonapp Linux From Scratch 3 01-09-2011 03:31 AM
I guess Linux doesn't work with everything jacatone Linux - Newbie 39 10-10-2007 06:09 PM
(Samba) How does that password-thing work? theonebeyond Linux - Networking 3 09-28-2004 09:33 AM
How do you work this thing? temdesign Linux - Software 29 07-14-2004 10:24 PM
Pretty neat thing I did at work... Stephanie General 5 08-30-2002 03:03 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:19 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration