Got Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) running on the N900.

Ubuntu on the N900
Ubuntu 9.10 on the N900


  • X, with GNOME and GNOME netbook launcher.
  • Keyboard keymap
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Mounting the Maemo rootfs partition (ubi0:rootfs)
  • LEDs
Ubuntu Netbook Launher
Ubuntu Netbook Launcher
  • Bluetooth
  • (Emergency) Charging (bq24150 module included in image)
  • Charging using i2c
Ubuntu with LEDs on
Ubuntu with LEDs on

Not working:

  • Sound not tested.
  • Watchdog kicker (bah, forgot to save how I did it, will worry about that later)
  • Accelerated X, working on it, won't be redistributable/part of image.
  • Cellular modem (I wouldn't hold my breath - maybe when MeeGo's out)

Image and instructions here