[maemo-users] any hope for 770

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Thu Dec 20 16:46:14 EET 2007

ext David Fass wrote:
> Thanks for the reply.  I don't understand most of what you just said,
> however.  Can you elaborate?  What is a hacker edition?

Unsupported port of N800 software to 770:

>  What is swap?

The device can use memory card to extend its memory.  Because swap
"memory" is written/read for disk instead of RAM, your device will get
much slower when more of this memory gets used, but it helps in
situations when you haven't got enough memory otherwise.  For more
information, see:

You can enable swap from the control panel memory applet.
Do not remove your memory card without disabling swap or your apps crash.

	- Eero

> Thanks.
> -- Dave
> On Dec 20, 2007 8:08 AM, Eero Tamminen <eero.tamminen at nokia.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> ext David Fass wrote:
>>> Just wondering, is there any hope for stable applications on the 770,
>>> or has that boat sailed?  I use AbiWord, which crashes at random
>>> moments.  I use the default browser which also crashes at random
>>> moments.  The computer frequently decides to restart itself at random
>>> moments.  The bluetooth connection goes on and off; the wireless
>>> connection goes on and off.
>>> Is this just stuff that people live with?  It confuses me.  I have the
>>> latest operating system.  Anything else I can do to make this device
>>> more usable?  I'm leaning toward replacing it with one of those Asus
>>> things when the prices come down, cause the flakiness is annoying me.
>>> Thanks for any tips.  -- Dave
>> Are you using the latest hacker edition?
>> Most likely the crashes are because applications run out
>> of memory and abort themselves.
>> Are you using swap?  If yes, is any of it free?
>>         - Eero

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