Subject: RE: Sharp SL-5600
To: '' <>
From: Hsu, Cheng-Hsin (Cheng-Hsin) <>
List: port-arm
Date: 10/24/2003 08:48:09
I got a SL-5600 as a gift. But I really don't know how to utilize it, probably because I'm too lazy to type with its tiny keyboard or learn how to master hand-writting input.

I tried to look for any possibility to bring up netbsd on SL-5600 last weekend. There are several good news: (1) The Linux driver are open-sourced except the SD/MMC one. (2) There is a bootloader written for Debian-on-Zaurus project in order to switch between Linux from Sharp(on Internal Flash) and Debian(On CF slot).
So far, I haven't got chance to look closer.

Another thing you may want to know is that SL-5500 might be a better choice for netbsd. Because: (1) It's SA based. (2) It has 64 MB ram while SL-5600 has only 32 MB. (3) The performance of SL-5500 is not much worse than SL-5600.


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 7:17 PM
Subject: Sharp SL-5600

Apparently the Sharp SL-5600 is a Linux-based Xscale handheld.  Does
anyone know about how useful these are?  Would NetBSD work on it?  Or
is more likely that getting NetBSD running on a HP H5550 would be