Re: Debian on Nokia N900?
On Fri, October 28, 2011 10:20 am, Hector Oron wrote:
> 2011/10/28 Victor Nitu <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> Nokia released some time ago some smartphones using a Debian-based OS,
>> they called Maemo.
>> I was wondering if anybody on this list had any previous experience with
>> N900, trying to setup a
>> vanilla Debian system. The arch used would be armel, and I guess the
>> original phone software (well,
>> the important pieces) can still be installed via apt-pinning from the
> There is a new Debian port for ARM, which we have named 'armhf', you
> can get it from debian-ports.org. There is an armhf omap kernel which
> should have pure mainline RX-51 (N900) enabled. You might need extra
> fiddling as there are still few parts missing to be a well supported
> platform in Debian (debian-installer, flash-kernel, ..).
Great to hear that the Debain armhf port also exists.
I wonder how you handle GPU support as most GPU drivers and modules aren't
hardfp compiled yet and most of them aren't opensource.
> Regarding Maemo packages, those might need to be rebuilt against
> current Debian armhf sid, so best would be to port any package you
> might want to Debian from Maemo.
> Best regards,
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