Can I ask, after some assumptions...:
1.- The graphics driver is only available for Linux. What happens to different operating systems?
The driver is platform agnostic - it requires like any well-written driver, some little host functionality like memory management, but this is all abstracted. It's built as a portable binary which can be linked to the appropriate support libraries. If there is interest we can work on those support libraries..
2.- It will do less than the old Efika?!
No. It will do more. Your Efika doesn't display graphics at all :)
3.- If we want more graphics capabilities, we are forced to plug in one of those old graphics cards, nearly unobtainable these days? This effectively ruins the concept of a single board computer with low power requirements.
In an ideal world you wouldn't be forced to do anything, in the real world, you simply may not be able to anyway.. the Efika had a PCI/AGP riser for the simple purpose of providing graphics, it was never intended as a design decision to serve any other purpose (although it does as a side effect, the AGP riser *is* the purpose of the PCI slot).
Matt Sealey, Genesi USA Inc.
Product Development Analyst