Re: yocto tools on a nokia n800


tiagoprn <tiagoprn@...>
 

Hello again!

I think nokia n8xx could be a nice example of what yocto/poky are capable of.

Especially now that Nokia has abandoned this devices, it would be cool to have a new OS being supported on it.

I'm new to poky, so, if you could make it easier to build the toochain to build it to a n800, me and many other n8xx owners would be quite happy.

Regards,


2010/11/1 Bruce Ashfield <bruce.ashfield@...>

On 10-10-30 12:20 PM, Tom Zanussi wrote:
On Fri, 2010-10-29 at 04:50 -0700, tiagoprn wrote:
 Hello everyone!

 I have a question. I have just read about the yocto/poky projects and
here I am with a hope. :)

 I have a nokia n800 (an internet tablet abandoned by Nokia just about
2 years ago).

 With poky/yocto project tools, is it possible to install a linux
toolchain with X and the touchscreen/wireless components working, for
an example, in a SD Card and boot my device into it?

 I'm anxious for that.


Hi,

It looks like yocto already has support for the n800 - there's this
entry in local.conf:

# Other supported machines
.
.






#MACHINE ?= "nokia800"


and see this section in README.hardware:

'Nokia 770/N800/N810 Internet Tablets (nokia770 and nokia800)'

which says:

"The nokia800 images and kernel will run on both the N800 and N810"

Sounds like what you're looking for...

The rest of the config has been moved to meta-extras, and
we'd need to do a bit of kernel work, but it has worked in the past, and could work again in the future.

In other words 'I agree'.

Cheers,

Bruce


Tom




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