[ARMedslack] Quick question

Ottavio Caruso ottavio2006-usenet2012 at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 31 21:15:29 UTC 2013

I wish I hadn't thrown away my work in progress tutorial about slackware on
chrome book as it contained some good tips about audio hacking.
On Mar 31, 2013 10:12 PM, "Ottavio Caruso" <ottavio2006-usenet2012 at yahoo.com>

> Are you using the default chrome os kernel or is it a native one?
> On Mar 31, 2013 10:09 PM, "Stuart Winter" <m-lists at biscuit.org.uk> wrote:
>> > Incidentally Eric mentions the Chromebook as one of the reasons to port
>> the
>> > hf. I did install a full rootfs of Armedslack (sf) on the Chromebook
>> and it
>> > did work. I then gave up because of lack of feedback and because my unit
>> > was faulty.
>> Yep I'm writing this using WindowMaker with Slackware ARM on the
>> Chomebook.  I just used the miniroot and some Chromebook tweaks.
>> I'm planning on making Slackware ARM installable on the Chromebook - I've
>> already started laying the groundwork.
>> Slackware ARM will run on any 32-bit machine that's armv4 + thumb or
>> greater.  Slackware needs a hard float port as we're the only distro
>> without one, and given that ARM is becoming more prevalent it's (IMO)
>> important that Slackware is able to deliver max performance on the
>> machines with a hardware floating point unit -- allowing them to be able
>> to render multi media efficiently.
>> That said, for general usage (non multi media) I really don't think
>> there's much in it with soft vs hard float.  Running Firefox and some
>> other stuff on this Chromebook is *fast* even with the default Slackware
>> ARM packages.
>> --
>> Stuart Winter
>> Slackware ARM: http://arm.slackware.com
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