Ok, finally got one of these things. It scores highly on the gadget scale. My wife wasn't overly impressed that I had added another 'toy' to the collection...but anyway.
Started to install the Orbiter on it last night as per nite_man's website instructions.
Got up to the point where it was missing the libxmu6 and it wasn't in any repositories. At that stage it was late so I went to bed - now that I have read through this thread it looks like it is easily fixed by adding the bora repository, so hopefully should be quite straightforward to get working tonight.
Anyway, the point of my post. I have noticed (as other seem to have) that I get connection dropouts using the browser fairly regularly and it seems to be fine after it reconnects - but this obviously slows things down - and by the sounds of it will wreak havoc with the orbiter.
TotallMaxed doesn't seem to have these problems, and others seem to be less affected by it. Could you guys please reply with details of your wireless access points and any special setup that was done on it.
I have managed to avoid wireless up to this point as my house was relatively easy to wire but I went and bought a Linksys WRT54G esecially for the Nokia 770. I think I have set it up with pretty much the standard settings and it is using WPA2. The nokia finds it OK (although I thought range would be better) but if other have advice for optimising this setup then it would be appreciated.
Wondering about the Power Saving talk people were discussing. Couldn't recall seeing anything in setup regarding this so not sure about the Linksys support for this.
Perhaps installing OpenWRT on the access point might give better results... Anyone???
Looking forward to using as an Orbiter. I am very impressed with the screen on these things and as the price drops they are positioning themselves as the perfect orbiter.
Agree, using Bluetooth for 'FollowMe' similar to Mobile Orbiter would be nice, other things that are springing to mind now are;
* Extend it to a full linucMCE machine with its own launcher (similar to MediaDirector) so that it can run other devices. It would obviously make a good Asterisk extension and it would sometimes be nice to have it play media itself (sort of a mobile Media Director).
The core could have a device that streams media for it and scales on the fly???
* Move the code and binaries into the linuxMCE repositories and setup an Orbiter device template that reacts to Plug'n'Play - this would bring the masses
Anyway , enough ranting