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Palm Eos / Pixie Confirmed

by Dieter Bohn Tue, 09 Jun 2009 11:59 pm EDT

In case there was any lingering doubt that the Palm Eos (code-named Pixie) was coming -- our code sleuths in the forums have found refereences to the Pixie in the webOS code, so says niteice:

Interesting. Take a look at /etc/

# Start novacomd service
if [[ "$hostName" == "castle" ]];then
modprobe g_composite product=0x8002
elif [[ "$hostName" == "pixie" ]];then
modprobe g_composite product=0x8012
modprobe -q g_composite

Looks like a second webOS device.

/lib/modules/2.6.24-palm-joplin-3430/kernel/drivers/usb/gadget/composite/g_composite.ko doesn't reveal anything terribly interesting but it looks like Palm did quite a bit of work on it...and curiously that's a GPL driver...

The future of webOS: bright.  As a side note, we're starting to suspect that Palm knew this day of webOS hacking goodness would come -- a quick visit to redirects you to a download of the very file that our forum members have been so joyously picking apart. Mr. Poe taught us that hiding things in plain sight was very effective, sure, but this is pretty extreme.