[maemo-users] Newbie to maemo lookig for advice

From: sebastian maemo sebastian.maemo at gmail.com
Date: Tue May 13 12:49:13 EEST 2008
2008/5/12 Arnau Bria <arnaubria at pic.es>:

> > Is it possible to install KDE in a n800? Not in my n770
> http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/kde-on-nokia-n800-tablet.html
> > Anyway, how are you trying to install it? If you do it via the
> > Application Manager there's an option to check the size of the
> > package you're going to install (check Application details >
> > Installing in order to take into account also the depending
> > libraries).
> Reading the above link, using a tarball.

Ok, maybe the problem is that it lacks some needed library or that there
isn't enough space for installing the whole application (including needed
libraries). I have two suggestions:

1. I think it's not a good idea to install apps directly from sources in any
Debian system. In the case of the Nokia Tablet I would say that it's a must
not to do so.

2. I think it's not necessary to use KDE. I find the Hildon Desktop enough
for user applications.

> > If you get only one Linux partition you won't have a FAT partition to
> > share files with Windows boxes. If you get only one FAT partition you
> > won't be able to boot from MMC.
> I don't care about Windows boxes, so I could create only one ext3
> partition.

That's a good idea.

Nevertheless, I think that, by default, the Tablet tries to create the
virtual memory on the FAT partition, so that if you want to use virtual
memory, you'll need to hack the system in order to mount your own swap

Besides you'll need a separate /home partition to mount when you want to
connect the Tablet to the PC via USB. Because I suppose it's not a good idea
to mount at your PC the whole root file system of the Tablet (unless you
mount it with read only permissions).

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