X windows for Linux PPC embedded
wd at denx.de
Tue Feb 25 08:48:08 EST 2003
In message <3E5A528A.4020805 at devcom.cz> you wrote:
> I would like to ask, if there is some project
> for porting X windows system to Embedded
> PPC Linux. I use board with MPC823E with
> VGA TFT display+touch screen, 32MB RWM,
> 4MB FLASH, Ethernet, serial RS232,....
> I would like to use it as remote graphic terminal
> communicating via Ethernet by means of X protocol.
> Does somebody know how to make it work ?
There is nothing much to "port". Just use a system with as much as
possible RAM, and a local harddisk, so you can enable swap space, and
run the standard "make" procedure on the target (native!).
I once looked into this trying to find out if you could prepare X11R6
for cross compilation, but found it too difficult / not worth the
effort. I ran a build on a MPC860P with 64 MB RAM and a 20 GB
harddisk attached to the PCMCIA slot. It took _ages_ (> 48 hours,
IIRC) but except for some minor issues the build went through. I
think this was in the age of HHL 1.2 JE, so any decent build
environment should work fine, too.
Software Engineering: Embedded and Realtime Systems, Embedded Linux
Phone: (+49)-8142-4596-87 Fax: (+49)-8142-4596-88 Email: wd at denx.de
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