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

From: Tony Green maemo at beermad.org.uk
Date: Sun Aug 26 12:51:46 EEST 2007
> Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 18:03:41 +0100
> From: David Hazel <david.hazel at enchaine.com>
> Subject: General Maemo/Scratchbox/N800 help
> To: maemo-developers at maemo.org

> > - 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.

Perhaps I could suggest Openssh as an easier solution? (especially if like me 
you don't have a card reader for your desktop machine)

It's available on the Maemo repository, though it's a bit fiddly to install 
because you have to enable "red pill" mode on your device (there are 
instructions on how to do this at 

Once you've set up public/private key-pairs, copying files between machines is 
a simple one-line command.

...and handily, having ssh on the tablet provides a way of getting root on it, 
since "su" doesn't play simply issue
"ssh -l root localhost"
Then give it the root password when it prompts you (I can't remember what it 
is, but Google will find it).

Tony Green
Ipswich, Suffolk, England

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