General HW enablement

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General Hardware Enablement of WiFi & Bluetooth Using Trim Slice

Project Description

Most of the devices fedora supports actually only use a small amount of the hardware that is on the device. Whether it is something simple like graphics and sound or more complex features such as GYRO, GPS, FM Radio, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. There's also some other devices that would be interesting to support like the Snowball, Origen, or even the Vivaldi Tablet. Some definitely need FW and hence probably packaging if it's not in the linux-firmware dumping ground. Having considered all of this information, it is our intention to enable WiFi & Bluetooth on the Trim Slice board using Fedora 17 as our platform.

Relevant On-Line Resources:

  1. Trim-Slice (Official Website): Trim-Slice
  2. Trim-Slice HW Details: Trim-Slice Specs
  3. Trim-Slice Features: Trim-Slice Features
  4. Trim-Slice Linux: Trim-Slice Linux
  5. Trim-Slice Articles: Trim-Slice Articles
  6. Check out other projects within SBR-600: Other Projects

Project Leaders

Project Contributor(s)

Here are some Trim-Slice Projects in motion: Trim-Slice Projects

As you can see, there are many projects being researched, each with their own little community. We would have liked to thank everyone involved with these projects individually, but there are too many names to mention. One might consider it to be non-practical to list each individual separately (we are talking about hundreds of people involved).

Instead, we would like to thank EVERYONE involved with these projects as a whole, as their research is helping us with our project. It is because of these individuals that the Trim-Slice community thrives. Keep up the good work everyone!!!

That being said, because our research revolves around Fedora, we would like to send out a special thanks to the individuals who's projects are similar to ours:

  • lesliew (Forum Author)
  • HenrikN (Forum Author)

Project Details

  • Expected outcome: The identified features will be supported on the identified board(s) within Fedora.
  • Skills required: packaging, kernel/module building, testing
  • Maximum number of students: One per hardware feature to be supported
  • Resources: Chris Tyler (ctyler), Peter Robinson (pbrobinson)

Project Plan

Here are our goals for each release and plans for reaching those goals:

  • 0.1 - Design: Designing a rough version of our package within a fedora platform.

  • 0.2 - Finalize: Finalizing our package to a qualified level, followed by a submission to the Fedora Packaging Review Committee.

  • 0.3 - Presentation: Prepare our approved fedora package for the project presentation.

I Hugo Pombo and Nikhil Sharma will be implementing each section of our project plan individually.

Here is the declared ownership of hardware we are aspiring to enable:

  • Hugo Pombo: Enabling Bluetooth on the Trim-Slice board.

  • Nikhil Sharma: Enabling WiFi on the Trim-Slice board.


  1. Take advantage of tracking mechanisms such as: bugzilla, trac, github, etc.
  2. Using our key contacts: Chris Tyler (ctyler), Peter Robinson (pbrobinson).


Mailing Lists

We are currently attempting to find a new and appropriate mailing list of which to subscribe to. However there does not seem to be a specific mailing list that revolves around Trim-Slice projects. We will attempt to find a more generic mailing list that can be of some assistance to this project. Once found, we will let you know and update this section.

As of now, we are currently subscribed to these mailing lists:


Here is a link to the mailing lists: Mailing Lists

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Our bugzilla/trac reports will be posted shortly.

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Seneca Particpants

So far, we are the only known Seneca participants with regards to this project. Please, periodically check this page for updates.

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