[maemo-users] Getting started with a 770, tips?

From: chombee chombee at lavabit.com
Date: Fri Feb 12 19:05:25 EET 2010
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 07:19:39PM -0500, Jake Wasdin wrote:
> I don't know about the N770 in particular as I had the N800, but I
> can say I had much better results with the Minimo browser than I did
> with the built in Opera-based browser before I upgraded to OS2008. I
> see it's available for OS2006 as well so you may want to give that a
> shot.

The download link for the OS2006 minimo browser is broken:


The Mozilla-based MicroB browser link in the OS2007 downloads seems to
work (this is what ships with the N800, N810 and N900 apparently). If I
upgrade to OS2007HE I should be able to use that.

> Claws Mail is also available for OS2006 which is a great mail
> client..

Claws is what I'm using now. The default mail client just won't open at
all. With Claws I can at least read my mail but it runs very badly. The
problem is that it hangs frequently, whenever I open a folder or an
email, delete an email, move one, etc. it seems to start downloading
entire folders of email from the imap server. It does this every time,
and hangs for minutes.  Sometimes it seems to start trying to download
all folders and will hang for hours and then eventually crash. The whole
OS becomes completely unresponsive while Claws does this!

I got the X Terminal from here <http://770.fs-security.com/xterm/> to
work (the repository doesn't work, but manually installing the packages
does) but this terminal is too simple to be useful. Various keys are
missing, you can't backspace, etc. I was able to ssh to some servers but
I couldn't really use their shells, on one server I opened vim and it was
impossible to close it again! :q!<Enter> was putting me into Insert Mode
instead of exiting! I think I need the "Osso Xterm (advanced)", like the
simple Xterm it failed to install from maemo.org but I've found the
website for it so maybe I can install it from here:

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