OpenSolaris on an iPod Touch (via VNC)
By uejio on Jul 16, 2008
Not sure if this would actually be usable, but here it is:
OpenSolaris 2008.05 on an iPod Touch via VNC.
This is using an iPod Touch that I bought a few months ago running the 2.0 Update and running a free VNC app from the App Store. OpenSolaris 2008.05 in running on a Sun Ultra 20. I had to enable XDMCP in gdm by editing the file /etc/X11/gdm/custom.conf and changing the xdmcp section to read:
Hm... This looks just like OpenSolaris. "How do I know that you're running on an iTouch?", one might ask. The only difference is those three buttons on the bottom of the image. The keyboard button brings up keyboard input:
The "+" button brings up a menu of options and the "hand" button switches between using our finger as the pointer within VNC and using it as the pointer on the Touch. (i.e. to resize the screen and scroll).
Trust me. I really do have my iTouch running a VNC app and displaying OpenSolaris 2008.05. It really works!