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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 1:03 pm    Post subject: Gentoo on a Motorola mpx200 (Smartphone)? Reply with quote

The specification of this mobile are:
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The MPx200 houses a 200 MHz Intel PXA240 microprocessor, together with 32 MB of SDRAM and 32 MB of ROM. The handset measures 3.5 (H) x 1.9 (W) x 1.1 (D) inches and weighs in at 4.0 ounces. It includes an SD Card/MultiMedia Card slot that can accept up to 1 GB of external memory, which can be used to store 500 high-quality photos or about 16 music albums with room to spare.

The handset's USB interface connects the unit directly to a desktop PC or notebook. Alternatively, the user has the option of using the device's IrDA interface to make an infrared connection to another computer.


Do you think that gentoo can it run on this smartphone ?

What about Pda or Pocket Pc ?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe. You would probably have to port packages to it. You would need to do a bit of work getting a minimal version of gentoo, that will run and still mean a usable phone. Remember that it might mean you cant use it as a phone anymore- AFAIK- there is not the support for it anyway.
You can certainly get versions of Linux to run on Pocket PC or Palm PDA's, like ucLinux and Familiar - but again, I really would not want to try it on a smartphone - A pjone will need a lot of manufacturer specific stuff to run, and a user modifiable OS may just not be able to get onto the cell network.
In short - probably not!
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