Firmware Update? Any Progress?
  • Caterpillar
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    niteman1969
    Posts: 35 from 2004/10/20
    From: London UK
    I seem to remember there was going to be a new pegasos II firmware available by the end
    of November....

    Allowing the use of usb keyboard and mouse
    in open firmware......


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    Niteman1969
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    AyoS
    Posts: 410 from 2003/8/13
    From: West Palm Beac...
    I believe new firmware is being shipped wth new pegs?
  • »30.11.04 - 11:49
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  • jah
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    jah
    Posts: 69 from 2003/3/24
    I WANT AN UPDATE FOR PEG1 TOO

    the mouse problem is so annoying and so unprofessional
    (i dont want usb here, only correct ps2 support)

    the bug of not being able to boot big linux images make peg1 users
    feeling abandonned from linux support
    (linux cant reboot or turn the peg1 off too)

    [ Edited by jah on 2004/11/30 15:54 ]
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  • Caterpillar
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    niteman1969
    Posts: 35 from 2004/10/20
    From: London UK
    Quote:

    The ODW has "SmartFirmware(tm) for bPlan Pegasos2 version 1.2 (20040810112413)".


    I'm still stuck on 1.1 from the latest
    firmware on the bplan site......

    05/04/2004


    When are they going to release the newer
    firmware for the rest of us???

    Regards


    Niteman1969
    Pegasos II / G4 1Ghz / 512mb PC3200 Ram / Radeon 7000 64mb Agp/ 160gb SeagateHD / Toshiba 1512 Dvd Rom / Aria Case

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  • »01.12.04 - 00:42
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    magnetic
    Posts: 2129 from 2003/3/1
    From: Los Angeles
    You guys have to understand that a Firmware update is a big deal. A user can ruin his pegasos if the update goes wrong. This may be a factor. Also, I'm sure bplan wants the update to be very solid and a noticable update.

    magnetic
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    ingoj
    Posts: 10 from 2004/7/19
    Quote:


    magnetic wrote:
    You guys have to understand that a Firmware update is a big deal. A user can ruin his pegasos if the update goes wrong. This may be a factor. Also, I'm sure bplan wants the update to be very solid and a noticable update.


    Support for the GbE port is not a noticable update?
    I think, when the new update is stable enough to ship it on new peg2, it should be stable enough for other peg2s as well.

    But hey! Maybe that's just a brilliant business plan to sell peg2s! If you want a new OF, buy a new peg2! ;-)
  • »01.12.04 - 07:03
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    serge
    Posts: 725 from 2003/2/20
    Quote:



    Support for the GbE port is not a noticable update?
    I think, when the new update is stable enough to ship it on new peg2, it should be stable enough for other peg2s as well.




    Completly agree with you.

    What is GbE please ?
    Is it Giga bit Ethernet ?
  • »01.12.04 - 07:29
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    dholm
    Posts: 296 from 2003/9/1
    From: Malmo, Sweden
    I agree with magnetic. bPlan has probably set up a plan of what features they want to add before the next release.

    Why do you need an update for gigabit support? The gigabit driver works with both the old and the new firmware if you use the Gentoo kernel.
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  • Caterpillar
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    niteman1969
    Posts: 35 from 2004/10/20
    From: London UK
    I just want an update for usb keyboard support in open firmware...

    At the moment my microsoft wireless keyboard
    does not work properly in linux for some reason - where my usb keyboard does....


    Regards

    Niteman1969
    Pegasos II / G4 1Ghz / 512mb PC3200 Ram / Radeon 7000 64mb Agp/ 160gb SeagateHD / Toshiba 1512 Dvd Rom / Aria Case

    MorphOS 1.4.2 / Debian Sarge Linux Soon
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  • »01.12.04 - 10:10
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Posts: 979 from 2003/6/28
    Any news? Seems they simply ignoring his initial market because they are winning more money from wider markets...
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    takemehomegrandma
    Posts: 2602 from 2003/2/24
    Quote:


    timofonic wrote:
    Any news? Seems they simply ignoring his initial market because they are winning more money from wider markets...


    I fail to see how you can possibly think that the firmware situation is even remotely related to the MorphOS situation?

    :-?

    AFAIK, Genesi/bplan is *very* determined in their firmware effort. If you look at the product page of pegasosppc.com, you will see 1) the Pegasos, 2) the ODW, and 3) the Open Firmware. That's how important they think it is. The firmware is working/will work as a HAL; port or develop an OS to the OF and it will run on any platform using this firmware, like the Pegasos, Efika or any other future b-plan device or third party platform that uses this firmware. It's a central part of what freescale calls "CHRP2" now, so I really fail to see how you can think that OF is being neglected ...
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  • »31.07.05 - 10:00
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