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'''Mer''' is a [[Distributions|distribution]] based on  [http://wiki.maemo.org Maemo]
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[http://wiki.maemo.org/Mer/ '''Mer'''] is a [[Distributions|distribution]] based on  [http://wiki.maemo.org Maemo]
  
 
Mer is being ported to Freerunner, thanks to the support of [http://www.eshopen.com Eshopen] distributor of OpenMoko in Italy, by Vincenzo Ampolo (goshawk) and Carsten M. Munk (Stskeep).
 
Mer is being ported to Freerunner, thanks to the support of [http://www.eshopen.com Eshopen] distributor of OpenMoko in Italy, by Vincenzo Ampolo (goshawk) and Carsten M. Munk (Stskeep).
  
Their homepage is located at http://maemo.org/
 
  
 
The latest release 0.14 can be downloaded from
 
The latest release 0.14 can be downloaded from
 
http://wiki.maemo.org/Mer/Releases/0.14#Installation_guide
 
http://wiki.maemo.org/Mer/Releases/0.14#Installation_guide
  
The first alpha image has been released and one can download and install it following the instructions which can be found at:  
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wget http://stskeeps.subnetmask.net/mer/0.14/mer-armel-freerunner-rootfs-v0.14.tar.gz
  
http://goshawknest.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/eshopen-alpha-image-for-the-freerunner/
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Installing to sd-card.
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Empty sd card.
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Unpack mer-armel-freerunner-rootfs-v0.14.tar.gz to card.
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(Use card reader. Or if you have freerunner running, download image (125M) straight on card and run with root privileges:
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  gunzip mer-armel-freerunner-rootfs-v0.14.tar.gz  (takes 6min)
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  tar xf mer-armel-freerunner-rootfs-v0.14.tar.gz  (takes 11min)
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You need [[Qi | qi-boot menu]] installed. Then just turn phone on. First boot takes time. It shows error/warning about missing BOOT, but it is booting! When it ask username and password click text field and you will get on-screen-keyboard. Then it restart X and you are in.
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'''Usage'''
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Press mer-text on upper left corner to application menu (there are only xterm in utilities).
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It is Ubuntu, so you are normal user in admin group. Use sudo and your user password to maintenance.
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WiFi are not working (2009/07/23). It doesn't have ifconfig. Usb-networking might work (who confirms this?)
  
  
A lot of work is still to be done. Developers are now focused on the creation of a usable keyboard and porting the FSO framework in Mer.
 
 
You can read the [http://wiki.maemo.org/Mer/Hardware/Freerunner Mer wiki page about Freerunner] for up-to-date info
 
You can read the [http://wiki.maemo.org/Mer/Hardware/Freerunner Mer wiki page about Freerunner] for up-to-date info
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A lot of work is still to be done. Developers are now focused on the creation of a usable keyboard and porting the FSO framework in Mer.
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The first alpha image can be downloaded and installed with following instructions:
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http://goshawknest.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/eshopen-alpha-image-for-the-freerunner/
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([[User:RzR]]) was able to make a demo and to provide a bootable image of Mer for Freerunner.
 
([[User:RzR]]) was able to make a demo and to provide a bootable image of Mer for Freerunner.
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Refs :
 
Refs :
  
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* http://maemo.org/
 
* http://goshawknest.wordpress.com/category/freerunner/
 
* http://goshawknest.wordpress.com/category/freerunner/
 
* http://wiki.maemo.org/Mer/Hardware/Freerunner#install_.2F_download
 
* http://wiki.maemo.org/Mer/Hardware/Freerunner#install_.2F_download

Revision as of 13:49, 23 July 2009

Mer is a distribution based on Maemo

Mer is being ported to Freerunner, thanks to the support of Eshopen distributor of OpenMoko in Italy, by Vincenzo Ampolo (goshawk) and Carsten M. Munk (Stskeep).


The latest release 0.14 can be downloaded from http://wiki.maemo.org/Mer/Releases/0.14#Installation_guide

or

wget http://stskeeps.subnetmask.net/mer/0.14/mer-armel-freerunner-rootfs-v0.14.tar.gz

Installing to sd-card.

Empty sd card.
Unpack mer-armel-freerunner-rootfs-v0.14.tar.gz to card.
(Use card reader. Or if you have freerunner running, download image (125M) straight on card and run with root privileges:
 gunzip mer-armel-freerunner-rootfs-v0.14.tar.gz  (takes 6min)
 tar xf mer-armel-freerunner-rootfs-v0.14.tar.gz  (takes 11min)


You need qi-boot menu installed. Then just turn phone on. First boot takes time. It shows error/warning about missing BOOT, but it is booting! When it ask username and password click text field and you will get on-screen-keyboard. Then it restart X and you are in.

Usage

Press mer-text on upper left corner to application menu (there are only xterm in utilities).

It is Ubuntu, so you are normal user in admin group. Use sudo and your user password to maintenance.

WiFi are not working (2009/07/23). It doesn't have ifconfig. Usb-networking might work (who confirms this?)


You can read the Mer wiki page about Freerunner for up-to-date info


A lot of work is still to be done. Developers are now focused on the creation of a usable keyboard and porting the FSO framework in Mer.


The first alpha image can be downloaded and installed with following instructions:

http://goshawknest.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/eshopen-alpha-image-for-the-freerunner/


(User:RzR) was able to make a demo and to provide a bootable image of Mer for Freerunner. Download it to your sdcard and boot it! And check out the video demo at:

http://www.newlc.com/en/mer-best-maemo-debianubuntu-mobiles-watch-freerunner-demo

Refs :

Personal tools

Mer is a distribution based on Maemo

Mer is being ported to Freerunner, thanks to the support of Eshopen distributor of OpenMoko in Italy, by Vincenzo Ampolo (goshawk) and Carsten M. Munk (Stskeep).


The latest release 0.14 can be downloaded from http://wiki.maemo.org/Mer/Releases/0.14#Installation_guide

or

wget http://stskeeps.subnetmask.net/mer/0.14/mer-armel-freerunner-rootfs-v0.14.tar.gz

Installing to sd-card.

Empty sd card.
Unpack mer-armel-freerunner-rootfs-v0.14.tar.gz to card.
(Use card reader. Or if you have freerunner running, download image (125M) straight on card and run with root privileges:
 gunzip mer-armel-freerunner-rootfs-v0.14.tar.gz  (takes 6min)
 tar xf mer-armel-freerunner-rootfs-v0.14.tar.gz  (takes 11min)


You need qi-boot menu installed. Then just turn phone on. First boot takes time. It shows error/warning about missing BOOT, but it is booting! When it ask username and password click text field and you will get on-screen-keyboard. Then it restart X and you are in.

Usage

Press mer-text on upper left corner to application menu (there are only xterm in utilities).

It is Ubuntu, so you are normal user in admin group. Use sudo and your user password to maintenance.

WiFi are not working (2009/07/23). It doesn't have ifconfig. Usb-networking might work (who confirms this?)


You can read the Mer wiki page about Freerunner for up-to-date info


A lot of work is still to be done. Developers are now focused on the creation of a usable keyboard and porting the FSO framework in Mer.


The first alpha image can be downloaded and installed with following instructions:

http://goshawknest.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/eshopen-alpha-image-for-the-freerunner/


(User:RzR) was able to make a demo and to provide a bootable image of Mer for Freerunner. Download it to your sdcard and boot it! And check out the video demo at:

http://www.newlc.com/en/mer-best-maemo-debianubuntu-mobiles-watch-freerunner-demo

Refs :