dimitris kalamaras

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Month: August 2010

SocNetV on Maemo-N900?

Easy. Short of.

I did this ‘experiment’ to test how much cross-platform Qt really is. I wanted to see if SocNetV can run on Maemo with no modifications whatsoever. These are the steps I followed:

1. Downloaded and installed the Xephyr X11 server (this is a small X11 server that runs inside ‘normal’ X and provides a virtual device screen where you see all the Maemo applications running):

sudo apt-get install xserver-xephyr

2. Downloaded and installed  Scratchbox and  Maemo SDK  in my laptop (Kubuntu x86/lucid).  I followed the straightforward instructions from the Maemo wiki and especially “Installing Maemo 5 SDK on x86-32 Debian based distribution“. It’s only seven steps and circa 100MBs of total downloads…

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How-to configure file sharing in KDE4/Samba

Simple. At least in Debian, Kubuntu and other Debian-derivatives. Install Samba server and the appropriate KDE4 module as root:

# apt-get install samba kdenetwork-filesharing

The kdenetwork-filesharing package installs a nice System Settings panel to configure network file-sharing using NFS and Samba. It also adds (the initially missing) functionality in the Properties > Share tab of each file and folder in Dolphin.

So, install the above packages, then open Dolphin, select a folder, right-click on it and select Properties then go to Share tab. Click on Configure File Sharing button and a new dialog appears. Let the “Simple Sharing” option intact and click on the Add button. A new dialog appears where you select and add the desired folder. Click OK twice. You are done.

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