Good work, but where is the how-to play with it? How to emulate keyboard?
Don't even think about gnome on such machine. The biggest success will be X windows with flux.
About the playing: the keys are still there and I'm thinking of either remapping them to standard keyboard keys or to joystick events. GPH seems to use a modified SDL but I never checked on that.
There are some good virtual keyboards for X that might be suitable even on the small display. I'm personally aiming for connecting a real mini-usb keyboard to the device through its usb host (and also mouse + external storage and so on). This path might not be for everyone...
I must confess that I'm more interested in getting it to work than to actually use it...
There are also some other options like hacking the framebuffer-driver and the touchpad driver to create a designated keyboard area on the screen... much work and I am not sure if it is worth effort.... btw. I'm working in the field of wearable computing to I might come up with some crazy input scheme... ;-)
As I said in one of my first posts I'm definitely going for fluxbox (it's my desktop choice anyway). But I have this 'lenny' image with gnome so I might just check how it works...
Would love to hear how far Debian can run up. Btw using the freshly released V6 already? Regarding WindowManager/GUI System i strongly discourage both Gnome/KDE. They are resource wasters. Given the specs i suggest Fluxbox or maybe LXDE. Heck i had really trouble running XFCE4 on an older 256MB notebook of mine. Guess its no joke that Gnome recommends 512+ megs.
I'm currently working with an image of 'lenny' from a VM image and try to upgrade/downgrade/migrate it to a 'grip' system from embedian.org. There is as usual some trouble right now. Maybe I'll go for a full install... Just bought an 8GB SDHC card... should be large enough for V6.
But I'll be honest: When possible I'll take the easy path...
It's good to hear more voices for fluxbox. Supports my first choice.