HP iPAQ 21x
This is a project to port linux to the HP iPAQ 21x series handheld devices. It is based currently on the 2.6.2x kernel and the Angstrom distribition. To try it for youself see the How-To Install page.
To help with the project or to get in contact, the project has a mailing list here: http://lists.linuxtogo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/hpipaq21x-devel.
If you have experience with linux and especially programming your help will be most welcome. If not, any testing is also appreciated.
Hardware support status code: A-
While not offically 'stable', linux runs fairly well and is usable. The table below shows what features are currently supported.
|Boot process (all ticks required for D status)|
|Boot-critical hardware (all ticks required for C status)|
|USB to host||||Not worked on yet - see Developers' Info|
|PCMCIA(CF)||||Not worked on yet - see Developers' Info|
|Basic PDA hardware/use (all ticks required for B status)|
|Touchscreen||Even in 'accelerated' mode, I think.|
|GUI launching - GPE/OPIE|
|Advanced PDA hardware/use (all ticks required for A status)|
|Flash memory||See Flash page for instructions.|
|Serial||Works but connection is internal.|
|LEDs||Green LED on from boot in kernel. Blue from userspace util.|
|Bootloader||Boots from HaRET or from reset off of MMC/SD.|
|Full hardware support (all ticks required for A+ status)|
|WiFi||Seems to be working - see wifi page.|
|USB-host||At least Mass Storage and HID (keyboards etc) devices|
Legend: - full support, - doesn't work. Additional values: WIP - work just started, Part. - partial support, more work needed.
Hardware support letter codes (for SupportedHandheldSummary ):
|Hardware support letter code||Status description and notes|
|A+||Full support of extended hardware (if applicable)|
|A||Advanced PDA hardware supported|
|A-||Advanced PDA hardware supported with insignificant problems|
|B||Basic PDA hardware supported (required for PIM use)|
|B-||Basic PDA hardware supported with minor problems|
|C||Boots into GUI (buttons/TS may not work yet)|
|D||Kernel boots to command line|
|D-||Kernel port exists, but has problems booting to command line|
|||No port/Doesn't boot|