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Old 01-21-2011, 12:30 PM   #1
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Wondermedia and Linux!

I've bought a Smartbook with the following specs:

128mb RAM/300mhz/ARM CPU(Wondermedia WM8505)/2gb Fast Flash NAND(SSD)/7" Screen Display/Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g

It came with the useless WinCE 6.0(wich I hate) and I decided to replace it with a Linux.

Android being a Linux I tried it first(easy to find on the web), but I got some issue with it: Screen Lock/Ringer Volume Bug/Battery Usage.

Now I'm desperatly trying to find a Linux that'll work on it without issue(even Android if there's a good version for it).

Any ideas??
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openpandora runs:
Maybe try that.
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I've tried this, but so far I can't find a working Angstrom distro for my Smartbook.
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linux on wm8505

There are several custom builds, all around the android kernel 2.6.29, at:
and at:

The angstrom distribution does support your device,
you can get an image by selecting: "mini2440" as target on narcissus. but it seems to need a lot of additional hacking.

I just installed this:
"New Firmware: Android FLUX Netbook Edition, based on WMT 2.1.6"
it is fully funtional, but i could not install any apps yet.
its my first android system so i need to get used to it.

from all installations i've tested yet, my favorite was Debian with fluxbox(WM) and netsurf or dillo (Browser) Firefox and IDE like KDE or GNOME are much to heavy for that little SOC,
so dont expect too much.
And be aware that there is afaik no 1 klick, to fully usable system, distribution.
so happy hacking


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