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Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« on: December 25, 2007, 10:29:41 pm »
hey,

anyone tried to install the Orbitor on the N800 with the new OS2008 image?

ciao
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Re: Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2007, 11:09:50 pm »
not yet but I have an n800 and os2008 so I'm in the same boat as you are. I'm learning how to compile on it right now with some other programs so hopefully I'll get around to it in the next couple of weeks

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Re: Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2007, 12:07:16 am »
it works! great!!! ;D

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Re: Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2007, 07:14:20 am »
it works! great!!! ;D
Hi,

can you post some more info, how you did install it and about your experiences ?

Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.
Thanks in advance,

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Re: Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2007, 02:04:01 pm »
I just updated my N800 to OS2008 and installed the latest orbiter.

If you go directly to https://garage.maemo.org/frs/?group_id=162 and download the linuxmce deb it will tell you all the needed dependencies. Most of the dependencies can be downloaded directly from the garage page. Make sure, to download the mysql-common before the libmysqlclient.

If you have downloaded the dependencies of the garage page and retried the linuxmce deb off the garage page and you still have missing dependencies (as being told by the detail page of the programm manager), search for these dependencies in either the Maemo or the Maemo extra repositories. I had problems accessing the Maemo repositories direct, so I used the url http://stage.maemo.org and http://stage.maemo.org/extras

Also, right now there does not seem to be a deb Package for the Microsoft Truetype Fonts available for the N800. You have to copy the /usr/share/fonts/msttcorefonts directory contents over to your N800. The only way I was able to do this is by installing the openssh-server. BEWARE: Do not install openssh (containing client and server). It did not let me specify a password to be used for ssh. Manually removing the openssh-server and reinstalling the server alone did do the trick for me.

After the installation of the orbiter software on the N800 I tried starting it. It asked for the IP address of the DCERouter and the Device id of the created orbiter (see the Wiki on how to create the orbiter in the admin page of the DCERouter). However, connecting did not work, but hung the N800. What do you do, if a computer hangs? You turn it off. After restarting the N800 and re-executing the LinuxMCE Orbiter it took a while and started the orbiter. The orbiter is very good to read, and it is much faster than a weborbiter I tried before.

However, I have an (imported) audio library of about 15000 files. Choosing audio does take a while to start showing the list. Also, selecting one of the characters to jump to a specific performer, does NOT work on my installation.

As there is no progress displayed after selecting for example Audio, you sometimes double click. This can be especially bad, if you are selecting the Back button.

Another thing that does cause problems on my system is switching away from the orbiter to surf the net. Coming back shows a frozen screen (just white) and I have to kill the orbiter on the N800.

hth
rgds
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Re: Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2007, 02:08:51 pm »
hi,

the installation steps posde posted is the same what i've done.
I'm very impressed, it works really well. But the only thing what would be very great ist the EPG for Live TV in the orbiter. You can't see on the "remote" what's playing now...

ciao
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Re: Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2007, 02:14:57 pm »
avajon,

thanks for the info regarding Live TV. I am still waiting for VDR integration.

However, another thing I could not find is manual Follow-Me. I can't find the F

Anyone?

rgds
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Re: Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2007, 04:02:25 pm »
Semi-Off Topic Question:
                I'm a complete novice when it comes to linux mce, I'm wondering when your using it as an orbiter are you connecting via bluetooth or wifi?  Thanks in advance!

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Re: Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2007, 04:10:46 pm »
The Orbiter package for OS2008 is available on the Maemo garage - https://garage.maemo.org/frs/download.php/2956/lmceorbiter-os2008-0704-01_armel.deb. Be free to download it and test. Let me know about any problems.
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Re: Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2007, 04:11:50 pm »
Semi-Off Topic Question:
                I'm a complete novice when it comes to linux mce, I'm wondering when your using it as an orbiter are you connecting via bluetooth or wifi?  Thanks in advance!

It uses WiFi connection for Nokia Internet Tablet Orbiter.
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Re: Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2007, 05:14:35 pm »
hi nite_man

it works! do you have an idea how to implement EPG in the Orbiter?

many thanks to the great work!
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Re: Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2007, 05:29:44 pm »
it works! do you have an idea how to implement EPG in the Orbiter?

Great! Unfortunately, I don't have MythTV or VDR setup in my home yet (I'm going to do it soon). So, I cannot test EPG functionality. Is it available on the XP or web Orbiters? In case of yes, what do you see on N800?

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Re: Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2007, 11:22:33 pm »
Basically, we'd have to implement a new screen with a set of data grids, grabbing the data in a similar fashion that the on-screen EPG is currently doing.

-Thom

hi nite_man

it works! do you have an idea how to implement EPG in the Orbiter?

many thanks to the great work!
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Re: Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2007, 11:42:07 am »

Great! Unfortunately, I don't have MythTV or VDR setup in my home yet (I'm going to do it soon). So, I cannot test EPG functionality. Is it available on the XP or web Orbiters? In case of yes, what do you see on N800?

no, i don't think it is available on the XP Orbiters. But it would be great - because since i have mythtv i don't zap through all channels.

ciao
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Re: Orbiter on N800 (OS2008)
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2007, 11:48:08 am »

Great! Unfortunately, I don't have MythTV or VDR setup in my home yet (I'm going to do it soon). So, I cannot test EPG functionality. Is it available on the XP or web Orbiters? In case of yes, what do you see on N800?

no, i don't think it is available on the XP Orbiters. But it would be great - because since i have mythtv i don't zap through all channels.

ciao
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