ehm confused now.. and have to withdraw my previous statement..
basically I installed the orbiter on a new N900. And by going to the link in the wiki to CHT it installed orbiter ok.
Configured it and got the wifi error. Did the touch but it didn't help. still complaint of the wifi..
Uninstalled and made the install according to coley. Then tried the orbiter and Nothing happened when touching the start button. Uninstalled and installed the fremantle.install via file mgr.
Got the wifi error, made the touch and Voila. It worked.
Uninstalled the installer and the orbiter via app mgr. then made the dpkg -i again for the installer deb and the orbiter deb and got the same. nothing happens when clicking the start button.
uninstalled and installed the fremantle. . . again and now it is working.
Since I said it was working I have also updated the wiki with what I did to get it to work.
I will play around abit more since I have the february version of the orbiter in my other N900...
strange.. but probably user err.. would be nice/easier however if the repo gets updated with the latest (february) orbiter install though.