Hello, Maemo!



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Hello, Maemo!

Woohoo! After some help from the fine folks in #maemo on irc.freenode.net (special thanks to czr), I’m up and running the Maemo SDK. The biggest gotcha is that Maemo is expecting a 16 bit color depth and dies a horrible death if you try to run Xnest in 24 bit mode. This can be rectified by editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf (if you’re running XOrg) and changing DefaultDepth to 16 under the Screen section. If you’re feeling adventurous, Xephyr allows you to run a 16 bit window in a 24 bit environment.

Maemo still complains a bit when I run af-sb-init.sh start, but clicking on the title bar actually does stuff rather than crash. Next step is to get one of the sample apps to compile. Thanks again to the crew in #maemo for helping me out!


4 responses to “Hello, Maemo!”

  1. I Haroon Avatar
    I Haroon

    I am trying to install maemo SDk at Redhat9.0 Linux.

    But I am not able to find Xnest for redhat Linux. ..The Link provived on Maemo.org is Debian OS .

  2. Mudit Avatar

    I want to install maemo for nokia N800. I have a red hat linux box. WIll there be a problem since everywhere it says debian linux to be used for the scratchbox installation ?

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