I had some time for work on the wardrivi ... / 2008-02-17

2008-02-17 I had some time for work on the wardrivi ...
I had some time for work on the wardriving box. I fixed the powerbutton problem by switching to Linux kernel 2.6.24.2. Linux 2.6 has specific support for the geode processor which include acpi support. With 2.6 I get a good power-button event when I press it and on a shutdown with powerdown the alix system is powered down completely (power led goes out). I also worked on the case, making holes for the antenna connectors. I managed to make the right holes and modify the I/O shield without making the wrong holes or get damaged myself. My teacher in metalwork years ago would probably think I'm still bad at it but with a drill and a metal file the modifications got done, including filing the flange of the N-connector to make it fit in the case. Pictures of the results,
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Results of the metalwork.
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Antenna connectors in place and the I/O shield modified to allow for the big N-connector.
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Board installed in the case.
I'm also learning about Linux 2.6: without a keyboard there is not a lot of entropy for /dev/random.

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