n10 Linux status
Well, let's say that basically things are working, and note
stuff that's not. (That's a good sign, isn't it?) Here's the
current list of problems:
- Power management still is the weak spot. The preferred
method, which is very similar to "suspend to RAM", doesn't work
yet. Well, suspend works, but the wakeup still resets, so
we're half way there ;-)
- The touchscreen probably can generate an interrupt when
tapped, but we currently don't know how. Hence, the driver
uses polling, inpacting both CPU load and power
- Another drawback of the polling driver is that it takes 8
minutes to sync with the touchscreen controller. This is
- The jog dial (and the adjacent unspeakable button) is not
directly connected to the MCU's GPIO and the default button
driver used for all the others doesn't work for them.
- SD cards do not work yet (but MMC should be OK), and SD will
likely be SPI only (=slow) when fixed.
Nevertheless, the n10 runs Linux on the power of a fully loaded,
new battery for about 15 hours! So if you don't mind to recharge
it every night, you can actually use your n10 productively, as
the touchscreen, screen+backlight, 6 function buttons, cursor pad,
USB, card slots and audio are working quite well.
Last modified: Mon Jan 8 01:43:55 MET 2007