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Re: Guix on the MNT Reform

From: Jonathan McHugh
Subject: Re: Guix on the MNT Reform
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 00:36:09 +0000

I hope you are enjoying the mechanical keyboard, it seems great!

Jonathan McHugh

August 17, 2021 7:24 PM, "Christine Lemmer-Webber" <> 

> Hi! Well my MNT Reform arrived. I'd like to start putting Guix on it
> but I'm kind of low on time right now...
> I wonder if anyone else has started making progress towards this?
> What I'd love: a tutorial that says "here are the steps to make an sd
> card you can boot your reform with"!
> Christopher Lemmer Webber writes:
>> I'm very excited to see the MNT Reform launch:
>> Completely hackable laptop; all the designs (that are possible) are
>> libre, and you can even 3d print to replace many of the parts.
>> However my impression is that running Guix on ARM is not necessarily
>> straightforward. I haven't tried it yet.
>> Most important specs:
>> CPU: NXP/Freescale i.MX8MQ with 4x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.5 GHz),
>> 1x Cortex-M4F core. CPU and RAM are on exchangeable SO-DIMM sized
>> module.
>> RAM: 4GB LPDDR4 memory
>> GPU: Vivante GC7000Lite GPU with mainline Linux drivers and OpenGL
>> 2.1, ES 2.0
>> (My other main worry is: that's pretty light on RAM these days...!
>> But hey, maybe incentive for me to cut the fat in the programs I use a
>> bit more...)
>> I am thinking of getting one and running Guix on it. It would be nice
>> to know that I wouldn't be alone. :) Anyone else planning to get one
>> and joing me on the journey on maybe the most hacker-oriented laptop
>> ever?
>> - Chris

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