The GPD Pocket 3 is a fully-featured modular pocket PC and now you can happily run Linux on it with an officially released build of Ubuntu MATE. Something of a tradition for the MATE team who have produced builds for previous versions of the GPD devices.
Here's some of the work that went into ensuring it works well:
- Enable frame buffer and Xorg display rotation.
- Accelerometer support for automatic screen rotation.
- Also automatically rotates touch screen and stylus (draw and erase)
- Enable fractional scaling by default
- Results in an effective resolution of ~1280x800 to make the display panels easily readable.
- Simple to toggle on/off via the Display Scaler app if you want to restore full resolution.
- Enable audio via the HDaudio legacy driver.
- Suspend is implemented via
- A temporary workaround until S3 sleep state is supported.
- Enable scroll wheel emulation while holding down the centre trackpad button.
- Enable Tear-Free rendering by default.
- Enable double size console (tty) font resolution.
One current downside is that the fingerprint reader does not work.