GPE Phone Edition on the A780 March 8, 2007Posted by Florian in GPE, Maemo, Source.
The OpenEZX project makes it possible: I have GPE Phone Edition some sort of running on my Motorola A780. The filesystem image is built with OpenEmbedded and does not need any modifications anymore. It is possible to try it without any persistent modification to the A780 – just put the filesystem on a microSD card and boot the kernel using boot_usb. The filesystem and kernel are available from here.
To build your own image you can make use of the patch (to fix the Angstrom configuration) and an excerpt of my local.conf. Everything else is in OpenEmbedded (org.openembedded.dev branch) already.
Known issues and limitations:
- Touchscreen support in the kernel is still buggy.
- Buttons except of the power button do not work
- No power management
- No support for the modem in our software
- Poor usability because of lacking softkeys.
Currently there are some screenshots available at http://scap.linuxtogo.org.