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Posts related to the Maemo platform for internet tablets.

Tethering Monitor (or an exploration of python and dbus)

The Bluetooth DUN package has been well received, but was hardly a profound programming endeavour. So, I’ve been trying to find suitable inspiration for a more substantial project. This morning, someone made a comment on the Bluetooth DUN page that there’s no way to tell if the phone has a tethered data connection or not [...]

N900 Bluetooth DUN package now in extras repository

Just in time for the new year, I’m pleased to be able to say that the Bluetooth DUN package is now in the Maemo Extras repository. This is the primary location for community packages that have been through a community QA process that tries to ensure the packages are safe for ‘normal’ users. If you [...]

Bluetooth DUN in packaged form for N900

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been working on packaging up my bluetooth dun script for easy consumption. It’s been through a few iterations and is now in the ‘extras-testing’ repository and should be ready to go into the main ‘extras’ repository once it has enough testing feedback. The extras-testing repository is not intended [...]

Controlling Bluetooth DUN with upstart on the n900

Wow, it’s been a long time since I posted anything. But I’ve got something worth coming out of hibernation for. Perhaps, unsurprisingly, I got myself an n900 and it’s a great device; I’m using it as my primary phone and it really is impressive. One thing that doesn’t work out of the box is DUN [...]

High Speed SD/MMC kernel for Diablo 5.2008.43

I’m rather behind the times, but I’ve now released a matching kernel for Diablo 5.2008.43 with the highspeed SD/MMC support. Make sure to update to 5.2008.43 before installing my kernel or the update will overwrite it. You can find my custom kernel, patches and instructions here.

Finally got my N810

My N810 finally arrived yesterday, and after working out how to get the battery cover off, I got it up and running with the 48MHz kernel (The N800 and N810 use exactly the same kernel, so just use the one I already released here. I’m happy to report that the on-board eMMC is happy to [...]

Slow memory card performance on N800 with OS2008

After I released my latest kernel with 48MHz support for accessing MMC and SD cards, a couple of readers noticed that the card performance was surprisingly low (around 4MB/s) which was way slower than I saw when I did testing way back when. Lucky, I kept those old results around and the fastest card I [...]

Updated kernel for OS2008 (2.2008.50) release

Well, if I was slow with the last release, at least I can do better with this one. There was a new kernel update in this release but my patches applied fine and the resulting image checks out on n800. As before, I have no idea how well the high speed mode interacts with the [...]

Updated kernel for OS2008 (1.2008.44)

Hi all, For some odd reason, I never hit publish on this. It’s since been overtaken by the release of the 2.2008-50 release which I’m currently trying to get my hands around. Expect an update shortly. I’ve finally got around to getting the Maemo 4.0 dev environment so I’ve now been able to build a [...]

Updated N800 kernel for 4.2007.38

As my regular readers will be aware, Nokia released a bug fix kernel for the N800 last week that fixes a data corruption bug in the SD/MMC subsystem. They just released the source code for this new kernel build, so I’ve been able to take a look at what’s in it – and despite the [...]