[maemo-users] Getting Easy-Debian to work

From: John B. Holmblad jholmblad at hotmail.com
Date: Fri Apr 3 01:57:27 EEST 2009

thanks for responding. It turns out that it now seems to be working 
without my having done anything that I can remember other than perhaps 
doing a power down/power up of the N800. Thus I can now get GIMP and 
Openoffice to run,

I am still interested to understand how this "app" relates to the N800 
OS. Does Debian run as an app, a VM, or something else?

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks, LLC

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Qole wrote:
> Hi John,
> Mark has given you the right ITT thread to visit, but basically you 
> need to download a big tar file from the web, then extract it onto an 
> SD card. There's an icon that does this for you in your Extras menu. 
> This process usually takes about 45 minutes, but may take less time if 
> you've got a really good Internet connection. About 30 minutes for the 
> download, 15 minutes for the extraction.
> Here's the ITT thread again if you have any more questions:
> http://www.internettablettalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24272
> (sorry for not answering sooner, I don't patrol the mailing lists as 
> often as I should)
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 5:28 AM, John B. Holmblad 
> <jholmblad at hotmail.com <mailto:jholmblad at hotmail.com>> wrote:
>     All,
>     after installing an 8g SDHC card on my N800 I decided to make use
>     of it
>     by downloading/installing the Turbo Easy Debian for Everyone
>     v0.9.19 app
>     that is available now from the maemo downloads www page. It installed
>     successfully and it deposited apps into several app directory
>     categories
>     (extras, utilities,  and comms ? - I am not in front of my N800 right
>     now to provide the exact details). However when I select on, say, the
>     openoffice app in the extras category, it fails with an obscure error
>     message. It seems that there is a defined sequence of the installed
>     "helper"apps that must be launched in order for things to work
>     correctly. Unfortunately the maemo www page for this app does not
>     clearly define those steps.
>     Any help would be appreciated so I can avoid the need to hunt and peck
>     my way to success.
>     Also, I would like to understand how this easy-Debian install
>     works. It
>     would appear that it utilizes the N800 OS as a sort of hypervisor
>     virtualization layer and the easy-Debian install runs as a guest
>     OS but
>     I am not certain.
>     Any insights/help would be much appreciated.
>     --
>     Best Regards,
>     John Holmblad
>      Acadia Secure Networks, LLC
>     * * <mailto:jholmblad at verizon.net <mailto:jholmblad at verizon.net>>
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