View Full Version : Arch on OLPC XO-1

February 18th, 2008, 01:08 AM
I didn't think it would work, but it does. It was my understanding that Geodes are i586s, but it installed fine with the "Ubuntu" method from the OLPC wiki (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ubuntu_On_OLPC_XO), and now I have Arch running on my little green laptop.

http://xs224.xs.to/xs224/08081/olpc-arch-screenshot468.jpg.xs.jpg (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs224&d=08081&f=olpc-arch-screenshot468.jpg)

I'm not 100 percent satisfied since it's still technically running the OLPC kernel and so forth, but I can't complain.

The Windows 2000-makeover was just to thumb my nose at Redmond. :D

February 18th, 2008, 07:48 AM
That's pretty cool. I'm usually not at a loss for words, but I am, that's pretty cool...

February 19th, 2008, 02:07 AM
Thanks. I actually like it a lot better than the Crux version I did two weeks ago -- Arch has better package choices, quicker configuration, etc. I like Crux, but it has some shortcomings.

Right now the software suite is IceWM with Dillo, Xfe, xterm, Xpaint, XMMS, Xpdf and Xgalaga++. :biggrin:

February 20th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Wowowow. It's pretty crazy the stuff I've seen Arch get installed on to. I'm still playing w/ it in VirtualBox. Maybe I'll break down and try a install on a real box sooner or later. =x