It's working!! Using Angstrom's kernel and modules I got zubuntu to load up, backlight is on, and so is the touch screen. I don't have access to the buttons yet, keyboard mapping is strange, haven't tested wifi yet, but it "feels" pretty stable.
I'm a tad worried about wifi. Since angstrom moved to narcissus, the build of the prism2_usb module has been failing. If anyone has clues to this, I'd be greatful (the ML is not responsive since I think one person is working on Tosa kernel).
Anyway, got a smile tonight.