[maemo-users] startup questions

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Wed Mar 19 16:47:13 EET 2008
On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 7:01 AM, Juha Kallioinen
<juha.kallioinen at nokia.com> wrote:
>  Hi Chuck,
>  just to clarify the flashing part a bit. You can toggle the R&D mode with
>  the Linux flasher program without flashing the whole image.
>  Just run
>  $ sudo flasher --enable-rd-mode
>  and later (if you so desire)
>  $ sudo flasher --disable-rd-mode
>  The R&D mode flag is saved to some part of the flash on the device and it's
>  independent of the actual image so you won't lose any of your data.
>  Now when your device is in R&D mode you can do
>  $ sudo gainroot
>  on the xterminal to gain root access.
>  Cheers,
>   Juha
>  --
>  Juha Kallioinen                                               JID: kaltsi at ok

That really is a huge pain. What if you're out somewhere away from
your desktop and need to be root? And all these other workarounds may
work, but we shouldn't be having to jump through these hoops to gain
root on our own personal devices.


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