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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 via rockbox-dev <rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 14:56:11 -0500

Sorry to reply to an old message, but is there any chance of making a build
available? I have a T|E2 coming in soon that I'll gladly test with.

On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 10:49 AM, Lorenzo Miori <memorys60_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/PalmTungstenE2
>
> 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
>
Received on 2016-02-02


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