IGEP-V2 (Part 1.) - first impressions

This is the first part of my experiences with the IGEP-V2 platform . This is a Beagleborad clone with some very nice additions. They are both credit card size computers based on the Texas Instruments Omap3 CPUs. It is an ARM family CPU with very low power consumption. Both have nice homepages so I will not repeat specs here. I will rather compare my experiences with my Sheevaplug device that I bought earlier. It is also an ARM family computer based on the Marvell Kirkwood platform.

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IGEP-V2 (Part 2.) - useful tips

This is the second episode of my soap-opera with IGEP/V2. I like this device a lot. I still see the potential to use this as my desktop machine. The first step on the road is to change the factory installed linux to something more usable. The documentation is very bad, so I had to find out lots of things myself. Some of my experiences are collected here.

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IGEP-V2 (Part 3.) - poky and ubuntu

In this article I collect some insights about the factory installed Poky distribution and my experiences installing Ubuntu. Poky has apparent limitations for being used as a desktop Linux. Ubuntu is much closer, but it takes quite some efforts to create a bootable Micro SD card and Install Ubuntu on that. Here I describe how I created a bootable Micro SD card with Ubuntu and how I tried to make the factory supplied Poky install more comfortable.

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IGEP-V2 (Part 4.) - gentoo

Gentoo has very compelling features and I already have good experiences with it on x86. I plan to compile the whole Linux distribution from source. This is very time consuming, but rewarding at the same time. My feeling so far is setting the right optimization flags for IGEP makes a big difference. This post is going to be long. This is not a concise howto guide, but rather a collection of information that is not available in the official Gentoo installation guide. That document is a good starting point but one needs to know more to decide whether Gentoo would be the one to go with.

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Sheevaplug experiences

This article is about my experiences with my sheevaplug device, which is the original v1 model (rev 1.3). Marvell announced its 3.0 successor at CES, January 2010. Its price and availability is still unknown.
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