[maemo-users] n900: newbie questions

From: Fuzz Buzz maemo at fuzzbuzz.org
Date: Fri Oct 28 22:13:40 EEST 2011
Sorry this is very delayed response.

"sudo su" works well for me (ctrl+r works)

For wget, fdisk etc, I suggest installing the easy-debian package. It creates a subtree of the filesystem (under /.debian I think) that replicates the filesystem of a Debian installation. It then chroot's a shell inside that filesystem.
Once you're inside the chrooted shell, your shell will behave exactly like a Debian installation, so you'll be able to install all the goodies that you want like mutt, gimp, openoffice, wget, curl, rsync, etc. Basically anything you can apt-get on Debian/Ubuntu you'll be able to apt-get in here. Extremely useful in my opinion (Note: the first easy-debian installation may take a while, since it needs to download an entire Debian filesystem, which is about 2GB). 

Hope that helps.


On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 11:24:20PM +0200, Dirk wrote:
> On 08/23/2011 11:17 PM, Dirk wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I just got my N900 a week ago, I like it, Linux inside yeah :)
> >
> >Some questions though:
> >
> >I can do word completion in xterm via tab. But how to do it in
> >apps like notes or when I want to edit my email account? The
> >complete word is there in blue, but I have no clue about which
> >button to hit...
> >
> >I have enabled /bin/bash as default shell for user and root. For
> >user I can use 'ctr + r' for searching the history of commands,
> >but this isn't working when I am root (sudo gainroot).
> >
> >Claws-mail is installed here, but I am searching for a way to sync
> >agenda with my Ubuntu desktop somehow (/me don't like Google ...).
> >Is it possible to install this calendar plugin on my n900?
> >http://www.claws-mail.org/maemo/
> >http://repository.maemo.org/extras/dists/chinook/install/claws-mail-vcalendar.install
> >
> >
> >And yes, I like to use my usb keybd, but see my other thread for that ...
> And tools like wget fdisk locate etc. are the available somewhere?
> Dirk
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