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23 Jul 2009
I built some non-Hildonized Webkit and Midori packages a while ago with N810-specific CFLAGS. It runs absolutely amazingly.

Sorry, Midori isn't a package, just a binary (tarred & gzipped). I'm too lazy to find/upload the extensions, but if people want them, I can dig them up.

Anyway, enjoy!
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Attached File  libwebkit_1.0_2_1.1.10_2_armel.deb ( 3.31MB ) Number of downloads: 267
Attached File  libwebkit_1.0_common_1.1.10_2_all.deb ( 509.42K ) Number of downloads: 259
Attached File  midori.tar.gz ( 491.54K ) Number of downloads: 273
 
23 Jul 2009
Here's my simple how-to for installing Fluxbox on an N810 with Mer. N800 users may want to stay away, as this disables the built-in keyboard.

1. Install and remove some packages:

CODE
sudo apt-get remove osso-xterm
sudo apt-get install fluxbox xterm


2. Make Fluxbox start up instead of Hildon stuff:

CODE
sudo rm /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager
sudo cp /usr/bin/startfluxbox /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager


3. Edit some files for usability:

CODE
#~/.fluxbox/keys

#Fullscreen button on top and window-switch button on face
F16 :NextWindow
Shift F6 :FullScreen

# fullscreen button, -, and + (in that order); chenges mouse buttons
F6 :exec xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3";xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr
F8 :exec xmodmap -e "pointer = 3 2 1";xsetroot -cursor_name right_ptr
F7 :exec xmodmap -e "pointer = 2 1 3";xsetroot -cursor_name hand2

#Requires chmodding, not necessary if you don't FUBAR / uninstall all of the Hildon stuff
Shift F7 :exec echo  0 > /sys/class/leds/keyboard/brightness
Shift F8 :exec echo 30 > /sys/class/leds/keyboard/brightness

Control Mod1 Left :PrevWorkspace
Control Mod1 Right :NextWorkspace

# click on the desktop to get menus
#Very nice to not have to change mouse buttons
OnDesktop Mouse1 :HideMenus
OnDesktop Double Mouse1 :RootMenu

#whatever else you want to stick here


CODE
! ~/.Xmodmap
! A little strange, but more usable than the default

clear Mod1
clear Mod2
clear Mod3
clear Mod4
clear Mod5

! Top row
keycode 24 = q Q 1 F1
keycode 25 = w W 2 F2
keycode 26 = e E 3 F3
keycode 27 = r R 4 F4
keycode 28 = t T 5 F5
keycode 29 = y Y 6 F6
keycode 30 = u U 7 F7
keycode 31 = i I 8 F8
keycode 32 = o O 9 F9
keycode 33 = p P 0 F10

! Middle row
keycode 38 = a A exclam exclam
keycode 39 = s S quotedbl quotedbl
keycode 40 = d D  at at
keycode 41 = f F numbersign numbersign
keycode 42 = g G backslash backslash
keycode 43 = h H slash slash
keycode 44 = j J parenleft parenleft
keycode 45 = k K parenright parenright
keycode 46 = l L asterisk asterisk
keycode 48 = slash apostrophe question question

! Bottom row
keycode 52 = z Z grave grave
keycode 53 = x X asciicircum asciicircum
keycode 54 = c C asciitilde asciitilde
keycode 55 = v V percent percent
keycode 56 = b B ampersand ampersand
keycode 57 = n N dollar dollar
keycode 58 = m M bar bar
keycode 47 = semicolon colon
keycode 20 = minus quotedbl underscore underscore
keycode 21 = plus numbersign equal equal

! Others (backspace, return, etc.)
keycode 22 = BackSpace
keycode 36 = Return
keycode 50 = Shift_L
keycode 105 = Control_L
keycode 60 = period greater bracketright braceright
keycode 59 = comma less bracketleft braceleft
keycode 65 = space
keycode 135 = Alt_L
keycode 108 = Mode_switch

! Keypad, menu, and screen keys
keycode 70 = Tab
keycode 104 = Return
keycode 111 = Up Prior
keycode 114 = Right End
keycode 116 = Down Next
keycode 113 = Left Home
keycode 71 = F16
keycode 9 = Escape


add mod1 = Alt_L
add mod2 = Mode_switch


CODE
# ~/.fluxbox/startup

#!/bin/sh
#
# fluxbox startup-script:
#
# Lines starting with a '#' are ignored.

# Change your keymap:
xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap

gksudo nm-applet &
xterm &

#Left and down don't autorepeat by default
xset r 116 &
xset r 113 &
#gksudo /etc/init.d/ssh start &

# And last but not least we start fluxbox.
# Because it is the last app you have to run it with ''exec'' before it.

exec fluxbox


4. Reboot

CODE
sudo reboot


You should boot into Fluxbox after that.

EDIT: Added N810 package (eg, compiled with N810 CFLAGS)

EDIT2: Corrected the path for x-session-manager
Attached File(s)
Attached File  fluxbox_1.1.1_1_armel.deb ( 1.04MB ) Number of downloads: 284
 
7 Jun 2009
I can't remember if I've asked this before, but here goes: It it possible/feasable to USB network all of my ARM devices, running a common OS (Ubuntu/Debian, likely) and have a mini-cluster going to speed up native builds? It would seem that with 2 Zaurii and an N810 (and hopefully a Pandora soon), I could get things built 2-3x faster, which would be nice.

I suspect something with distcc could be done, but my impression is that that ignores the "host" CPU (eg, if I started the build on the N810, only the two Zaurii would actually do work), making it less than optimal. Is that correct?

Anyway, thoughts, how-tos, etc.?

EDIT: It looks completely possible. I guess this thread will likely turn into a how-to once I get around to it.

EDIT 2: Changed the thread title, see the next post for the tutorial.
2 Apr 2009
It's recently come to my attention that I've got files I'd rather not have other people just looking at (personal info, contacts, etc.), so I figured making an encrypted volume in which to store said data was a good idea.

The biggest problem I have right now is deciding what software to use. What are people using and what do people recommend? I'm looking for something that's popular enough to be in many distros' repos, preferably with not too much overhead (I'm know encryption takes some CPU time, but I'm not running a supercomputer here).

TrueCrypt is masked under Gentoo (apparent legal issues or something, but I can get it built if it's the best choice), FWIW.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Nevermind... I just installed TrueCrypt. If you still want to post what you use, feel free to do so, however.
9 Jan 2009
I've heard that using two monitors (or a laptop's screen and a monitor) is actually quite useful, and am thinking about trying it (which would mean figuring out how to set it up under Xorg, how to disable it when the extra monitor is disconnected, etc.).

So, what do people think (preferably those people who use or have used such a setup, but other opinions are welcome as well)?
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