Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Linux for the Tungsten E

Just in case somebody wonders-there is a Linux port on its way for the Tungsten E handheld. Romain Goyet is busily at work over at Sourceforge and his machine already boots a Linux kernel!
Altough the Linux still cannot handle the LCD controller, it is evident that it boots and runs. Support for SDIO, Sound, IRDA, USB and Screen is planned. Of course, extra developers would speed up that process. So, just in case you are interested-pop over or email him at []. definitely a nice thing!


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Hardreset and you're back to PalmOS...

11:24 PM  
Blogger Tam Hanna said...

please stop flaming...
PocketPC Linux worked similarily for a long long time. And after all, there is no flash on the Tungsten E!
Best regards
Tam Hanna

4:58 PM  
Anonymous daver from 1src said...

I've always been a Linux user. From day 1. I just use a Windows Virtual Machine for when software requirements need Windows, or stuff like that. Obviously, I eagerly await the release of the first Palm OS on Linux device. But to hear that Linux on Palm OS capable? That's got me even more excited that before!

8:45 AM  
Blogger Tam Hanna said...

its a Linux as in Linux. but it is not yet a Linux as in OS, this means screen output, etc...
However, a move in the right direction!
Best regards
Tam Hanna

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Kichigai Mentat said...

I've been actually quite dissatisfied with my Tungsten E recently, seeing the horrible inefficiency of a number of things. With a 126 MHz CPU, you'd think a simple media player could run even simple MPEG-1 video. However, the project MMPlayer (not to be confused with MPlayer) couldn't handle it. Got a VCD compatible stream to play really choppily for a little bit, then an error. My old Pentium laptop could handle the job easily.

Now, with a lean mean OS on it like Linux, hopefully such problems should slowly evaporate. GO LINUX GO!

3:15 AM  
Blogger Tam Hanna said...

as I said in the other thread, the Tungsten E does not have a dedicated FPU!
Best regards
Tam Hanna

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