Building for x86

Thomas Gstädtner thomas at
Tue Oct 30 08:58:16 CET 2007

Some of the people in #neo1973-germany (freenode) built OpenMoko for x86, so
this seems to be no problem.
I guess with Xephyr you'll have OpenMoko in a X-Window on your desktop.

On 10/30/07, Simon <simon.xhz at> wrote:
> Hi,
>   I've been following the list a bit and I was wondering if it was
> possible to build openmoko for a native x86 environment?  I don't just
> mean to build the graphical end of it, but also the kernel and
> everything, have my root setup the way it is on the OpenMoko device.
> Have only the exact same software running...  What I'm looking for is
> to isolate completely my openmoko build from my system.  My system is
> too old to run OM in qemu, (it took more than 30 min to boot the last
> time i tried and it wasn't very functional with 1 min delay for
> clicks).
>   So...  I'd rather dual boot into OpenMoko than integrate it into my
> current system...
>   I haven't done anything yet but I believe I should follow the path of:
>   Making sure to make the modifications explain in pages for setting
> up OM for Xephyr and Xoo.
>   And then, place it all under its own partition (any partition
> preference? ext2?) and update my own boot loader (I've been using lilo
> for long now).  Is there any special append="options" I should use?  I
> guess the part talking about u-boot should cover this, but if you guys
> can help with it...
>   If I'm not drunk, this "should" work, right?
>   Also, having everything native like this, what will happen with the
> X display?  1024x768 or will it resize with black borders left and
> right?
> Thanks in advance,
>   Simon
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