So this is the latest n’ greatest of Braydix. Ah, that rhymes, kinda.


It has bits that look ugly, and the VGA detection isn’t very good, and it only works with Ethernet, but it works for me (not for Bryan, because he did something bad in a past life) on one of my two computers, and in VirtualBox. The font metrics are screwed up for some reason, too. And you can’t actually install it, it only runs off of the CD. It would be a trivial matter to make it run off a USB thumb drive, too, but I haven’t gotten to that yet.

As I mentioned in a previous posting, this is 33 or 34 MB, it’s just got a huge initramfs, and no root filesystem. This makes things soooo much easier. I think it messes with memory usage a bit, but it ran fine on a 256MB machine with, like, a Pentium 2 or some horrible CPU like that. The browser is actually the Qt demo browser – totally untouched by me (to the point that it still boots to a web page).

My next steps are probably to work on making it installable from USB, get better graphics drivers loading up, maybe get some wifi going…maybe fiddle with getting it to launch from /sbin/init, and get it to shut down without complaining. Oh, and get it to load/save bookmarks from Teh IntarWebz. All in due time, perhaps.

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