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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:00 am    Post subject: Gentoo on a Sony UX50? Reply with quote

Has anyone started this project? My friend want to have Linux installed on his UX-50 and I have nothing else better to do. Here's some specs of the PDA.



Memory
Installed RAM 40 MB
Installed ROM 64 MB Flash

Processor
Processor Sony 123 MHzHandheld Engine CXD2230GA

Display type TFT active matrix
Color support 16-bit (64K colors)
Max resolution 480 x 320

Expansion / Connectivity
Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11b, Bluetooth
Expansion slot(s) total (free) 1 Memory Stick Pro
Total free slots 1


If you can give me any info it would help me out a lot.:D
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like the cpu is based on an ARM926 core and if it has an (enabled) MMU it could(?) boot a full kernel. uclinux could also run on it. The question is will the device be able to do something more than booting a kernel. specs anyone? :twisted:
some links that may be usefull:
http://palmtelinux.sourceforge.net/
http://home.earthlink.net/~solovam/linux-on-clie/linux-on-clie.html the devices are quite different though.
http://focus.ti.com/docs/general/splashdsp.jhtml?&path=templatedata/cm/splashdsp/data/linux_com_portal

But IMO, if your friend wants to play arround with linux on a handheld, he should pickup an old ipaq or a psion, coz palm devices are nowhere near.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help. I'm going to see what I can do this weekend.
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