I'd also expect better performance if running a 64 bit OS. When I get chance I'll install Fedora 10 x86_64 on my D945GCLF2. cheers John ----- Original Message ----- From: "Eric Cottrell" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 3:27 AM Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Intel Atom is NICE. > > have not gotten a chance to use it with GNURadio much so I have not > > commented about it on the list. I am thinking of using it as a car > > computer. > > ----- End Original Message ----- > > Hello, > > I did not realize that the D945GCLF2 has the new Atom 330 dual core processor. It should work even better than the earlier D945GCLF board or netbook that I used.
on 2009-01-11 15:03
on 2009-01-11 21:01
I did do the install. BEWARE, steps are required. PAY ATTENTION. You need to do a BIOS upgrade to the Dec. 2008 version of the BIOS. I chose to use the ISO to CD ROM and boot from the CD ROM. I tried several times to flash the BIOS and it never succeeded. If I hit F2 after reboot it said that I still had the old BIOS. On reboot each time, it said I had a checksum error. IF ANYONE CAN SHOW ME WHERE IN THE INSTRUCTIONS IT SAYS THIS IS A TWO PASS PROCESS OR WHERE DURING THE COURSE OF DOING THE FLASH IT SAYS THIS IS A TWO STEP PROCESS, I WOULD BE PLEASED TO BE TOLD I AM BLIND. After you do the boot to the ISO CD ROM, and you tell it run, it runs and then reboots. YOU ARE NOT DONE. On the second reboot, it THEN flashes the BIOS and succeeds. I was removing the CD ROM each time after boot "so it wouldn't do it again" and the checksum error was its BRILLIANT message that it had failed to read the image on the CD. Give me a break! After that was finally accomplished, the Ubuntu 8.10 and F10 CD/DVD respectively started without a kernel panic. Also, the BIOS setup page reveals a new banner page saying "Intel 64 Bit processor compatible" and not "EM64T Processor capable". I have compiled and done make distcheck on Ubuntu 8.10 AMD64 and it works. The GigE works. I just did all of this yesterday and have not had a chance to plugin in my USRP2 yet. Bob ARRL SDR Working Group Chair Member: ARRL, AMSAT, AMSAT-DL, TAPR, Packrats, NJQRP, QRP ARCI, QCWA, FRC. "And yes I said, yes I will Yes", Molly Bloom
on 2009-01-12 00:15
On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 3:00 PM, Bob McGwier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > IF ANYONE CAN SHOW ME WHERE IN THE INSTRUCTIONS IT SAYS THIS IS A TWO PASS > PROCESS OR WHERE DURING THE COURSE OF DOING THE FLASH IT SAYS THIS IS A TWO > STEP PROCESS, I WOULD BE PLEASED TO BE TOLD I AM BLIND. Well, sort of. I'd posted a note about this somewhat in advance of yours, with a link to the PDF directions. It's mentioned there that the update takes a fair amount of time, at least 5 minutes, and the process isn't complete if it hasn't taken that long. Nothing explicit about a two-step process, though. Quite misleading. 73 Frank AB2KT
on 2009-01-12 23:41
I guess all's well that ends well. I have 64 bit Linux and Windows XP running on it. No hitches. I see what you are talking about. Bob