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Hi
I installed Mer on my N900. But is painfully slow.
Has anybody else tried it. Would like to know your remarks/suggestions.
Btw, It looks very good. I got the wifi working and then installed some apps.

The geek in me loves to see a bootmenu similar to grub on desktops :-D
 
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I installed an older version a few weeks ago. Info here:
http://wiki.maemo.org/User:Jebba/Mer

I have downloaded 0.17testing10 but haven't given it a ride yet.
 
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Hey Jebba,
I have installed the latest version -
mer-armel-n900-rootfs-v0.17testing10.tar.gz

It looks great. But is very slow. I am just not able to figure out the reason for it.

My microSD card is fairly fast (not the fastest).
 

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Yes, it did for me :-)
Just follow this -
http://mer-project.blogspot.com/2010...okia-n900.html
You'll be up and running in less than 1 hour :-)

Originally Posted by f2thak View Post
Mer works on N900 ??
 

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y would u put mer on n900, thats like a downgrade..
 
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Originally Posted by f2thak View Post
y would u put mer on n900, thats like a downgrade..
To make it an upgrade.
 

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To make it an upgrade.
so, its better than maemo 5 or its is an upgrade to to GUI??
 
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Originally Posted by f2thak View Post
so, its better than maemo 5 or its is an upgrade to to GUI??
Right now Maemo 5 definitely runs nicer on N900 than Mer, but they have different purposes. Mer tries to build a freer, more mainline "style" distro than what comes from Nokia. It still drags in some non-free bits from Nokia though, for such things as battery. It will punt non free parts before Nokia. It also is designed to run on older Nokia internet tablets, which is nice if you have one of those.
 

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Originally Posted by amarjyoti View Post
Yes, it did for me :-)
Just follow this -
http://mer-project.blogspot.com/2010...okia-n900.html
You'll be up and running in less than 1 hour :-)
yeah if i had and knew linux OS
 

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