Updating nokia n800
Because the 770 is somewhat unique, this article applies only to the N800 and N810.The Nokia Internet tablets have been covered in before—the N800 actually won the “Ultimate Linux Handheld” award in September 2007.The 200LX was eminently hackable, as it was basically a PC/XT running DOS 5.0 with CGA graphics.At one point, I had the 200LX doing some crazy things, including acting as a mobile Internet terminal while I was on vacation touring Europe.Nokia had the foresight to give the tablet the ability to look like a USB mass storage device to a PC when a USB cable is connected.I have two 8GB SD cards in my N800, and I always leave a couple gigs of storage available on one of the cards, so that in a pinch, I can jack the tablet up to a PC and use it as a portable hard disk. Another useful “hack” that's really easy is installing Linux applications that have been ported to the tablet.I've been a fan of tiny computing devices for a long, long time.
Ensure that the battery on your tablet is fully charged, power off the tablet, and connect the tablet to your PC.
One of my favorite applications on the tablet is the popular IM application Pidgin, as shown in Figure 1.
Although the Nokia tablets come with an XMPP-compliant Jabber client, I find that having a consistent UI and behavior from desktop to laptop to tablet is really nice.
The tips needed to get ssh root access working again mainly came from here.
Most of my previously installed packages in OS2007 are already available for OS2008.