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Re: [Orgmode] emacs on the N800

From: Daniel M German
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] emacs on the N800
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 09:43:18 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (darwin)

Adam Spiers twisted the bytes to say:

 >> Now that the N810 has a physical keyboard more people will be inclined
 >> to run emacs on it. I personally run it only for remember and when
 >> connecting remotely into it. 

 Adam> My main goal is to be able to do regular reviews (reprioritization,
 Adam> scheduling etc.) when roaming.  Hopefully org-mouse.el will help with
 Adam> that.

In that case you need to compile it with X support. When I compiled
it, it was without it, so no stylus support.

 >> On the other hand I have read that emacs23 has support for this type
 >> of devices, but I have not compiled it yet.

 Adam> Interesting!  Do you have any more details on the kind of extra support?

No idea. Just one comment in the maemo users mailing list. But without
Ctrl- support in the virtual keyboard it will be difficult to

perhaps the solution for us (n800 users) is to hack the keyboard and
add ctrl.

 >> The 2008 apps are still being few and scarce. For that reason I have
 >> set up a dual boot in my N800.

 Adam> That sounds clever.  I have yet to find good docs explaining how the
 Adam> mounting scheme works with the internal flash memory.

 >> One more issue. You won't have space in the internal memory to install
 >> it. You need to format a card using ext2, and then mount it (internal
 >> or external) and symlink to it.

 Adam> The N810 only has one external slot, but it does have a built-in 2GB
 Adam> card.  I'd be pretty worried if emacs couldn't fit in that!  But I
 Adam> don't know how to install to it rather than the internal memory.

I am not sure how file system is distributed in the 810. in the 800
the internal memory is used for root, and /media/mmc2 is the internal

 >> Alternatively you can install the OS in an external card and boot
 >> into it (my preferred choice).

 Adam> Again, would be very interested to know how this works.


Unpack in user home directory, then symlink /usr/local to it. It
contains emacs-nox. Make sure you rename the original /usr/local so
you don't lose it (I think it is empty out-of-the box). You need to
install ncurses-base and ncurses-term


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