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Subject: Re: Re-purpose of forgotten gadgets: palm tungsten e2

Re: Re-purpose of forgotten gadgets: palm tungsten e2

From: Michael Carr <>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 21:40:06 +0000

I have a ton of Palm devices that I'll gladly help test with, should they
become targets; including a T|X, a LifeDrive, and two Zire 72s.

On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 4:52 PM, Steph yahoo <> wrote:

> There are plenty of Palm models which could follow. I have 2 in my drawers
> and wouldn't mind sending one for you to try if you'd be interested.
> ------------------------------
> *De :* Lorenzo Miori <>
> *Envoyé :* 10 mai 2015 16:49:26 UTC+02:00
> *À :* Rockbox development <>
> *Objet :* Re-purpose of forgotten gadgets: palm tungsten e2
> Ladies and gents,
> I'm proud to announce another new target, a vintage gadget from the 2005
> palmOne tungsten e2, whose test bench has been setup in a couple of hours
> thanks to the union of a kernel and a solid audio software :)
> I invite you to have a look here
> The steps have been the following:
> 1) testing of existing stuff; bootloading a Linux kernel
> 2) compilation of the newest kernel (yes, 4.x, yes hardware support out of
> the box)
> 3) creation of a fresh toolchain plus a shiny little rootfs (buildroot)
> 4) quick & dirty hack of ypr0 target to make it runnable on this platform
> (the canonical logo show-off)
> Everything but framebuffer isn't working; in the next days I will setup a
> new target and writing some drivers for it.
> Specs: CPU Intel xscale pxa 255; 16mb ram; 200mhz. Sdcard storage (dunno
> what is the max size perhaps around 2 gigs? Maybe Linux does a better job).
> Audio out is kind of powerful but the quality made me wondering ... I'm
> quite sure the problem is not in the DAC/analog section but rather in the
> crappy r**l player palm os edition !
> New possibilities:
> - generic touchpad support (Linux)
> - generic gpio keypad (Linux)
> - ac97 audio (alsa should be fine; volume etc to implement)
> - this time HW specific features at a minimum, since everything should be
> Linux API in theory. Study is needed.
> Alongside in the series will be a crappybook based on a Wolfson SOC which
> also supports Linux well enough for Rockbox! The big screen opens up
> possibilities for video playback. USB are present etc!
> Hybrid RaaA isn't that bad, is it? Perhaps we should invent another
> specific term as well....
> Cheers & Have a nice day!
> Lorenzo
> -----
> Tshaw !!
> Steph
> Envoyé de mon aPhone
Received on 2015-05-11

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