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chemist 2010-05-10 14:45

[HowTo] Collection from starters to troubleshooting
 
Welcome to the HowTo collector!

As I do not want to make every thread which is worth to be called a howto a sticky one I will update this thread with useful info. Feel free to post links to threads you find worth to be called a howto.

WARNING!
The following links may contain information to guide you through steps which will brick your device if you fail the instructions!

DBus reference at our wiki
http://wiki.maemo.org/Phone_control

For Starters
linux-tutorial.info - all you need to know
http://www.linux-tutorial.info/modul...ent&pageid=224

allaboutmaemo.com - Videoguides
http://www.allaboutmaemo.com/feature...ips__Hints.php

For Advanced Tweaking
How to add a Reboot button to the Power-Key-Menu
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=48843

For Troubleshooting
Free-Up-RootFS
http://wiki.maemo.org/Free_up_rootfs_space

manvik60 2010-05-10 15:11

Re: [HowTo] Collection for advanced settings and tweaks
 
Thanks, great start.

How about N900 tutorial how-to videos for beginners

But can you make this sticky ? so members can see this in main page, rather than searching for it.

316comp 2010-05-10 15:17

Re: [HowTo] Collection for advanced settings and tweaks
 
Is there a guide on linux somewhere here. People on these forums tend to assume that we're all linux geeks. I mean, I'm techy, but I have no idea about linux so am always confused(scared?) when I have to put commands into terminal.

ffarber 2010-05-10 15:51

Re: [HowTo] Collection for advanced settings and tweaks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 316comp (Post 651946)
Is there a guide on linux somewhere here. People on these forums tend to assume that we're all linux geeks. I mean, I'm techy, but I have no idea about linux so am always confused(scared?) when I have to put commands into terminal.

I am the same way but when I want specific Linux help, I just google the specific command or try Wikipedia. I don't think there is a reason to reproduce all of the Linux documentation here.

Fred

ffarber 2010-05-10 15:52

Re: [HowTo] Collection for advanced settings and tweaks
 
This is a great idea, here is the entry I like and should be made known:

free up rootfs space

Fred

chemist 2010-05-10 16:51

Re: [HowTo] Collection for advanced settings and tweaks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 316comp (Post 651946)
Is there a guide on linux somewhere here. People on these forums tend to assume that we're all linux geeks. I mean, I'm techy, but I have no idea about linux so am always confused(scared?) when I have to put commands into terminal.

your wish came true

I wont reference the whole wiki here but stuff like FAQ and good threads about how to do something on the cmd-line because there is no GUI for it yet.

Starters wont be extended any more, have a look at wiki.maemo.org for general reference please.

Killahgold 2010-06-08 18:48

Re: [HowTo] Collection from starters to troubleshooting
 
I assume rootfs is the root file system? What is it and why do I want free up some of that space? Sorry to post this question if it has already been posted. I'll search in the meantime.

chemist 2010-06-09 13:26

Re: [HowTo] Collection from starters to troubleshooting
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Killahgold (Post 705840)
I assume rootfs is the root file system? What is it and why do I want free up some of that space? Sorry to post this question if it has already been posted. I'll search in the meantime.

freeing up rootfs (root filesystem also refered to as 'root' or '/' as it is the actual root of the OS) was or is sometimes needed to get enough space to download PRs, 'optification' was invented to help keeping the root's free space as large as possible. Optification copies files on the 2GB installspace (/opt/ or /home/user/opt/) on the internal eMMC device and replaces the original files with links pointing to the copies instead.

anthonie 2010-11-08 06:43

Re: [HowTo] Collection for advanced settings and tweaks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 316comp (Post 651946)
Is there a guide on linux somewhere here. People on these forums tend to assume that we're all linux geeks. I mean, I'm techy, but I have no idea about linux so am always confused(scared?) when I have to put commands into terminal.

Uhm. Yes there is...

http://wiki.maemo.org/Terminal#Using_the_terminal

Selection of commands on the terminal

http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=63052

A selection of books on the subject, ranging from beginners-level to intermediate/advanced.

ouam3r 2012-03-07 10:12

Re: [HowTo] Collection from starters to troubleshooting
 
Interesting post.


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