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#1
Early days yet, but the new PostMarketOS initiative has started to add support for N900 (limited for now).

NB: in addition to the below, PMOS can't make calls or send SMS messages on any platform yet.

What works
  • Booting the system
  • Kernel log to the display
  • Framebuffer graphics
  • Unlocking the root partition using the keyboard
  • Backlight control
  • Wayland on framebuffer
  • Module loading
  • Wifi (see note below under Additional Info)

What does not work
  • Touchscreen, module is loaded but now the kernel is panicing
  • The keymap is incorrect, The shift key doesn't allow entering numbers
PMOS on N900 details

EDIT: There's a subreddit for PMOS

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Originally Posted by Xagoln View Post
NB: in addition to the below, PMOS can't make calls or send SMS messages on any platform yet.
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Awesome, will keep an eye on this project. Lot of recent entries on github so the (small) team is currently actively working on it.

Would be great if they will be able to get the telephone functions working. Until now that seems to be the hardest part of any port.

Also some comments available on redit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/postmarketO...st_nonandroid/
 

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and yet another fork of linux...
 

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Well, phone calling capabilities are obviously a target later on, right now we're working on just getting the basic hardware up and running (using the mainline kernel BTW), and checking out some packages.

I would like to take a stab at packaging KDE Plasma Mobile, which would give us a fairly decent GUI. To me that is, along with getting the hardware support shored up, a higher priority than working on the 'phone' functionality of the phone :P
 

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Originally Posted by m4r0v3r View Post
and yet another fork of linux...
Um, it's Alpine Linux. If you consider "yet another fork of linux" to be a distro, well, also consider that many 'forks of linux' have already died (e.g. Maemo) to make way for possible successors.
 

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Originally Posted by Xagoln View Post
Early days yet, but the new PostMarketOS initiative has started to add support for N900
REALLY interisting! thank you for sharing!
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Excuse me for this surely stupid questions, but why not Mer? What about the hardware drivers (provided by Alpine?)?

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Excuse me for this surely stupid questions, but why not Mer? What about the hardware drivers (provided by Alpine?)?

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ive been asking this for I don't know how long. someone even started a port of hildon for meego now mer.
 

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Excuse me for this surely stupid questions, but why not Mer? What about the hardware drivers (provided by Alpine?)?

Thanks.
Because they want to use mainline kernel, which means mainline kernel drivers.

anything that falls outside of that wont work
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Because they want to use mainline kernel, which means mainline kernel drivers.

anything that falls outside of that wont work
This means Mer doesn't use a mainline kernel? What differences (just for my knowledge)?
 

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