Talk:Hardware specification 1.5

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In the discussion on the blog announcement, it was asked if it would be possibly to purchase a new motherboard to upgrade a XO-1 to an XO-1.5. Is this possible? 174.27.20.155 03:09, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

  • We have briefly tested XO-1.5 motherboards in XO-1 cases for major deployments. If you are a major deployment, please contact your deployment support team at OLPC regarding this, to determine what you need to order and what procedures are available. If you are an individual XO owner, then sorry but we don't have any immediate plans to make small quantities of motherboards available for upgrade. . --Quozl 01:56, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

VESA Video

I've checked the linked manual for the VX855 and not found a mention of VESA. Does the XO-1.5 video hardware support VESA? If so, a citation to a document would help. Thanks, Peasthope 21:58, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Which of the VESA standards are you looking for? For instance, VESA Display Power Management Signaling is implemented in our software rather than video hardware, since there is no display connector present. --Quozl 03:47, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
UnixAos works on Fedora on the XO-1.5. http://carnot.yi.org/ComputerSystems.html#OLPC I'm interested to learn what is required for Aos to work on the bare machine. Aos has no driver for the VX855 but there is a driver for VESA 2.0 and 3.0. If one of these is supported I will study further. By the way, I don't know whether to align my reply to the margin or indent it two levels; couldn't find an answer in "Help using the wiki". Regards, ... Peasthope 05:09, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
It is still not clear, but you probably mean the VESA BIOS Extensions standard. If so, the short answer is no. The long answer is that there are several components involved in a video display system, and while the VX855 can comply with VBE 2.0, the XO-1.5 firmware does not comply, and nor does the display panel.
See the Wikipedia Talk page guidelines for Layout.
I suggest that for technical engagement with developers, you use our mailing lists rather than Wiki talk pages. The Devel list is appropriate. You'll get a wider audience with peer review. Wiki talk pages are best used for relevant discussion about the content on the Wiki pages. Since the XO-1.5 is no longer manufactured, there's almost no interest in following the Wiki talk page for it. --Quozl 23:31, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
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