Video works. Yay! MPG streams a bit choppy without hardware acceleration, but proof of concept has been made. Sound to be added.
Wrote data cycle generator that produces channel streams based on XML config file content. Very nice.
Kewl transflective screen still not delivered. Nice work from a company whose slogan is "Today is not fast enough". Retards.
Got the SBC with an VIA Eden 667Mhz CPU and a Savage display chipset. Went over to Frys and bought 256MB RAM, 256MB flash card and a 20 gb laptop drive. Nice package.
RedHat installed. 2.4.22 installed. RPMed in libc.386. Up and running. Just vesa inegration with the chipset since I haven't installed the frame buffer driver yet.
Made a minimalistic installation on flash card, which now boots and executes demo. Filesystems are mounted read only so a reset shouldn't affect their integrity. (/tmp = /dev/ram)
Hooked up existing screen to VGA port. Result looked good. Backlighting circuitry fried my thumb with high voltage. Smelled BBQ.
Complete demo cycle now executable. Just need to add menues after boot to select which demo to see.
Awaiting next instrument design from M.
Will now do PI c-dash integration to drive display and dash in parallel.