Transmeta's should run a normal stock linux kernel, but if you use the
I686 optimised kernels in yoper or build gentoo wrong, forget it, once
you optimise. you cut out anything not following your optimisations. of
course if you build your own kernel, you will have a transmeta optimised
one but ... anyway to the question.
I think the experience of the DSE transmeta notebook should be looked
at, I think its been wiki ed. But the camera and touch screen worry me,
I think I would be very wary of buying a machine like that when I could
not try putting a knoppix CD in and seeing what worked. The rest of it
should be fine, but I have no experience of touchscrens, I dont think
may distos support handwritting recognition and unless you did a google
search with the camera details you would possibly have a useless
appendage on the machine. What wireless does it have ? is it supported
in linux too. with no PCMCIA you might need to master USB and wireless,
and thats not exactly a minor issue either.
But I am the first to admit I am guessing here. without specific model
details I cant even do a google search to find out more so I would be of
very little real help.
Stephen Pearce wrote:
I found this on the internet recently ...
it is $1290US plus postage ...
it uses a transmeta 5800 processor and has a built in 3 Meg pix camera ..
.. has anyone any knowledge of its ability to run linux?
(as advertised it is running some windows version).
3c and tablet and pc to track down the page)
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