[maemo-users] startup questions

From: Chuck Robey chuckr at chuckr.org
Date: Tue Mar 18 23:07:32 EET 2008
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In the last OS, before I updated, all I needed to do was the ssh
root at localhost, and since I had set the root password, this worked fine and
dandy.  I'd heard something about the red pill mode (this some reference to
the Matrix?) but I'd never needed it.  Well, I sure need it now.  I saw, on
the web, and description of how to get root which was for a VERY elderly
version of the OS, which said you needed to reflash the N800 (thereby
tossing away all the stuff I'd done so far) and then to do the flash util
using a parameter of --enable-rd-mode, THEN after I had set the root
password (somehow, this is supposed to be easy in rd mode) to re-reflash
with --disable-rd-mode.  Is this the method I gotta use, or is there
possibly some easier way to go about getting the root password?  I mean,
when I flash OS2008, what the heck did it set the root password to?  This
can't be true, it really seems to be an incredibly paranoid way to go about

Just what is the rd mode?

Second, if I have the machine hooked up to the power supply, I want to have
the machine NEVER dim the screen, NEVER have the machine go to sleep.  Is
there any way to go about this?

Lastly, is there some way to cause this machine to go into a sleeping mode,
so it doesn't need full reboot?  If I do that, how do I go about safely
waking the machine back up again?

Thanks, fellas!
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