INdT and Mamona02 Jul 2007 12:22 pm

I’m planing to run mamona distribution in a real nokia device. My first challenge is related to usability of this: How to use a distribution that doesn’t have X and consequently doesn’t have a virtual keyboard in a device (n770/n800) that doesn’t have a real keyboard?

My first thought was try to use a n800 but I’ve realized that it wasn’t a good idea. First of all mamona packages are compiled to armv5te since qemu doesn’t support armv6 yet. I know that in theory armv5te programs should run in the armv6 arch but definitively it is *not* a good idea try to run a complete distro compiled for armv5te in an armv6 device. At least I don’t want to test it right now.

Another problem for this test in n800 is that I couldn’t use a real keyboard in the n800 because I couldn’t enable the usb host mode. I’m not sure, but I believe that it is impossible for n800. Please let me now if I’m wrong.

Then I changed my target to n770 because its arch is armv5te and I could use a real external common usb keyboard. See the video below:

I hope to post soon a video with mamona distro running in a n770 device.

One Response to “n770 with a real usb keyboard”

  1. on 17 Feb 2008 at 2:20 pm dragon_788

    Host mode and OTG for N800 has been enabled now, I’ve a friend who purchased one of the adapters that enables this and he confirmed that it works with a USB keyboard.

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