[maemo-users] How many of you are using mer on N810?

From: Henrik Frisk frisk.h at gmail.com
Date: Mon Oct 12 22:55:10 EEST 2009
On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 7:42 PM, sean <tech.junk at myfairpoint.net> wrote:

> Henrik Frisk wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm considering moving from Diablo to Mer. How stable is it? Anyone
> > using it already?
> >
> > best,
> >
> > /Henrik
> >
> I tried Mer a release ago, it might of been .15.
> To many small problems that when added together really annoyed me.
> Sound was dead, some windows would not close, and web support was just
> not in place yet.
> When I read more comments about it being in a more useful state, and
> more apps listed, I will likely try again.
> What really put me into the mindset to go back to Diablo was the lack of
> applications in the software catalog management app.
> I know you can apt-get some apps from Ubuntu repositories, but I wanted
> to see the ready made already in its own application management package,
> like it is in Diablo.
> Hardware support needs to improve, at least I think so, as well as a
> larger list of applications listed.
> If enough applications are listed to make it useful, I think it would go
> a long way to users testing Mer, putting up with and reporting the
> problems.
> Thanks for the report Sean. Unfortunately, the way you describe Mer is the
way Diablo works for me (or does not work I should say). The latest problem
is the bug described here (
and makes Modest unusable. I've been using Claws, but I like to navigate
with my fingers which is very difficult in its UI. Since Diablo I find it
virtually impossible to visit any Web2.0 intense sites (maybe it's just JS).
I used to be able to go to GoogleDocs before Diablo (slow but possible).
Since Diablo it's simply not possible. Maybe I have a hardware or memory
problem? Another annoying thing is that I have to reset the language setting
for my BT keyboard every time I connect it.

I admit to not having been very good at adressing (some of) these issues
here on the list, so if anyone has any suggestions for work-arounds I'd be
happy. But my basic needs (email, web browser and simple text editor with BT
keyboard) are no longer satisfied by my N810 with Diablo. Would it help to
flash it and reinstall the system?

Any other experiences with Mer would also be of interest to me.


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