simputer logo simputer mission simputer  
­ Specs
· X window
Modifications to X-Windows and Window Manager

Modifications to XFree86 4.0.1
XFree86 4.0.1 runs in portrait mode (required by most handhelds), for displays whose depths are 8, 16, 24 and 32 bits. We thank Keith Packard for his help in adding support for portrait mode X. The support for a display of depth 4-bit was missing. The following patch fixes the issue. A binary X server compiled for the arm with the fix can also be downloaded. The following patch follows the same licensing model as that of XFree86.

Patch to XFree86 4.0.1: xpatch.4.0.1.gz

Binary X for Linux/arm (patch applied): Xfbdev.gz

Modifications to the window manager (wmx)
wmx-5 requires clicks from both the mouse-buttons and some keyboard clicks for effective usage. Since the right mouse click is not easy on a touch screen, and since the simputer does not have a keyboard, modifications have been done for easy usage on the simputer. A launch menu has also been added. The modified wmx follows the same licensing model as wmx.

Modified wmx source: wmx-simp-5.tar.gz

Binary wmx for Linux/arm: wmx.gz

People involved:

Vivek K S (
V Vinay (
[ top ]

The Simputer Trust is a registered non-profit trust with the broad goal of harnessing the potential of Information Technology for the benefit of the weaker sections of society.

Inquiries & questions to <simputer AT csa dot iisc dot ernet> dot in.

Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is permitted in any medium, provided this notice is preserved.
Copyright © 2000 The Simputer Trust

This page maintained by <manohar AT csa dot iisc dot ernet dot in> with scripts and support from <vinay AT csa dot iisc dot ernet dot in>