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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:06 pm    Post subject: Is there any linux, that could work on palm tungsten device? Reply with quote

if anyone have any idea please share!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am also interested in this!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As the Palm Tungsten is technically an embedded device, it's best to search with those criteria. I found a thread on the Embedded Linux Forum which covers this exact topic. Although it is short, it does point people to uCLinux (ultra compact linux).

Now, the Tungsten is based on the Intel XScale processor. This (from what I found on Intel's site by searching for "xscale") is an ARM compatible processor. Looking back at the uCLinux list of ports they do list an ARM port, but not specifically for the Intel.

I would suggest reading around uCLinux's site a bit.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is also a project to get linux onto the Tungsten E which can be found at http://palmtelinux.sourceforge.net/index.shtml

If anyone does find a project specifically for the Tungsten C I'd love to hear about it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More info about porting Linux to a handheld can be found at: http://www.handhelds.org/geeklog/index.php .
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ill0gical wrote:
As the Palm Tungsten is technically an embedded device, it's best to search with those criteria. I found a thread on the Embedded Linux Forum which covers this exact topic. Although it is short, it does point people to uCLinux (ultra compact linux).

Now, the Tungsten is based on the Intel XScale processor. This (from what I found on Intel's site by searching for "xscale") is an ARM compatible processor. Looking back at the uCLinux list of ports they do list an ARM port, but not specifically for the Intel.

I would suggest reading around uCLinux's site a bit.


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Mu" stands for "micro", and the "C" is for "controller"


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aside from a platform meeting the minimum hardware requirements for running a usable Linux, motivation to run Linux on said platform is a very important faactor.

Palm devices don't run anything MS, the environment is extremly usable and there is a glut of applications. Even if you could run Linux, would anyone really want to? (A few geeks wanting to run Linux on it because you can isn't enough of a justification).
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

because (and I say this as an avid Palm user) the Palm OS and software is generally crap. The physical platform is clever, but the software is *so* unstable.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since the Palm people are already porting the PalmOS APIs to linux, the whole thing will be a non-issue in the not-so-near future.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adsmith wrote:
because (and I say this as an avid Palm user) the Palm OS and software is generally crap. The physical platform is clever, but the software is *so* unstable.


IMO the software is the best bit of the palm platform, its amazingly usable, which is exactly what you need in a PDA. I have had quite a few PDA's myself and have always found the palm based ones to be best workhorses. Things like pocketpc look swish but you end up wondering why they bothered to have a recessed reset switch, a great big red button on top of the device would have been better.

All thats said, it depends on what you want from a PDA. If you want a real PDA to do lots of serious PIM things buy Palm. If you want a cool toy, buy anything else.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently bought a Palm Tungsten T5 and am thoroughly disappointed with it. The software does not seem to have advanced since I last had a Palm about 3 years ago. The Pocket PC I bought in 2002 has greater functionality than my brand new Palm device. I would be interested in installing Linux on it because I have bought the thing now and unless I do something with it it will just sit in my desk draw for ever more.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, palm has had zero innovation in 5 years.

An effort it starting to port linux to the T|E, then on to the other T devices. see here:
http://palmtelinux.sourceforge.net/

Current status, as of yesterday -- linux boots, but still has kernel panics.
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