Ubuntu 11 (Natty) on Beagleboard

I have no idea what messed up the microSD that had Ubuntu 10.10.  I loaded up a new SD with the latest 11.04 image (zcat and dd) and that went pretty smoothly.  Meanwhile, I decided to put Angstrom back on that corrupted DS card (worse case it wouldn’t work) withmy development PC (used Linux Mint presently).  …
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Beagleboard + Ubuntu 10.10…Sweet!

Things are just falling into place with this Beagleboard.  The Ubuntu distro, although slow on installing packages is pretty damn robust.  I have installed a bunch of packages without a hiccup.  X11VNC works without any issues, and can access with ultraVNC without much screen lag.  My UVC webcam (which can be seen in motion in …
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New Tangent – Vortex86SX is History!

OK.  Why spend so much time on a frankly, underpowered system board.  Chalk it up to learning experience I guess.  That Vortex86 may have been the cat’s pajamas (pulled that from nowhere) about 5-10 years ago with 300Mhz, but the lack of FPU or math coprocessor cripples it nowadays.  Less operating systems will use it, …
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