The current 2.6 kernel has a good support base for VR41XX processors,
I am working with a 2.6.15 on a VR4121 MobilePro. I had some problems
booting 2.6.16, but never really looked much into it, instead im still
working on pcmcia support on my device.
Try booting one of these and hooking up a serial console, after that
it's a matter of having the right external device drivers. Most of the
vrc4171 function drivers are out there and can be found easily;
although if your device uses a different set of controllers for
peripherals such as LCD, PCMCIA and sound then it might need some more
work on your side.
On 6/12/06, Juergen Sell <email@example.com> wrote:
I did aquire such a device, by now 5 years old. From what I found
searching various archives it might have had linux vr or linux mips
support at one point around 2001 but
this seem to be lost? (I even found a binay of a 2.3.99 linux kernel,
but no docs, no config no modules, nothing else. So that seems pretty
Anyway I would very much prefer Linux over the embedded win/ce.
Now I am wondering whether any current pointers or configuration is
available to get me started? A working kernel config file might be a
good start (for a recent kernel perhaps?).
By now I have a boot-loader that works under win/ce and loads from a
cf-card (tested with the above mentioned linux kernel binary).