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This document shows how to get a Psion 5MX or 5MX-PRO to boot up the Linux operating system, how to subsequently configure the system, and how to obtain, install and use applications suitable for the 5MX's limited resources. This document also contains notes on the remaining problems at the moment, and instructions on such things as compiling a custom kernel. The framebuffer and X windows are supported. Compactflash, touch screen, and serial ports are supported. Now even sound and recording are supported!
This HOWTO is a new rendering of the original 5MX HOWTO with corrections and updates. It isn't perfect, but it is better.
Other useful hints may be found on the Linux on netBook HOWTO. The netBook and 5MX systems have considerable similarity.
PDF Version of this HOWTO (about a MB )
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This HOWTO describes installing and configuring Linux on the Psion 5MX/5MXPro. There are no guarantees, and the procedures described here may turn your Psion into a brick/doorstop (well, not likely, but possible - a hard reset fixes most everything on a 5MX, besides outright hardware failures). Don't blame anybody if something goes wrong. That said, if you have any problems you can always post a query on the mailing list (send e-mail to: OpenPsion mail list (firstname.lastname@example.org) ). Somebody there will likely be able to, but nobody is obligated to, assist you.
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