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schoappied at gmail

Aug 23, 2011, 2:17 PM

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n900: newbie questions

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 ...


Regards,
Dirk



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schoappied at gmail

Aug 23, 2011, 2:24 PM

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Re: n900: newbie questions [In reply to]

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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paul.hartman+maemo at gmail

Aug 23, 2011, 4:06 PM

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Re: n900: newbie questions [In reply to]

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Dirk <schoappied [at] gmail> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I just got my N900 a week ago, I like it, Linux inside yeah :)

Welcome to the club. :) Here's the instruction manual to answer more
basic questions:
http://nds1.nokia.com/phones/files/guides/Nokia_N900_UG_en.pdf

> 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...

Page 28 in the manual. :) If you are using the physical keyboard,
press the right-arrow.

If using virtual keyboard, tap on the highlighted (suggested) part of
the word to accept it.

> 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).

Try typing "root" or "sudo -i" instead of "sudo gainroot". I always
forget which is which, but hopefully one of them will launch bash
instead of busybox.

> 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 ...).

Maemo.org wiki contains lots of great info, you'll spend hours there
in the near future. :) Here is the page on how to sync various data
with your N900:
http://wiki.maemo.org/Sync
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maemo at fuzzbuzz

Oct 28, 2011, 12:13 PM

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Re: n900: newbie questions [In reply to]

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.

-Khaled


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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