[maemo-developers] General Maemo/Scratchbox/N800 help

From: Frank Banul frank.banul at gmail.com
Date: Sat Aug 25 21:39:47 EEST 2007
Hi David,

I started working with the 770 a month or so ago so I don't have all
the answers but I'll give a few below a shot.

On 8/25/07, David Hazel <david.hazel at enchaine.com> wrote:
> - interacting with the N800 device itself from my Linux PC
I didn't find the need to do this. Using scratchbox to develop was
enough. So far, only one problem has appeared on the tablet and not in

> - understanding 'flasher' (in particular, what the "R&D mode" and "host
> mode" actually do and how to make use of them)
I didn't find a need for these at all, I still don't have root on my 770.

> - transferring files etc. to the N800, for example to test software
I put the executable on the memory card, copy it to my home directory
and run it. You'll need xterm on the 800 to do this.

> - knowing what commands are available in Scratchbox to help me with the
> development, deployment and testing of software
Here is my cheat sheet.

How to build:
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b

How to run
outside of scratchbox:
/scratchbox/start-xephyr.sh &

To start scratchbox:

inside of scratchbox:
export DISPLAY=:2
af-sb-init.sh start
run-standalone.sh <application>

To change targets:

To install in emulator:
fakeroot dpkg -i maemo-soundbridge_0.1_i386.deb

Hope this helps.


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