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  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get install libvte9=1:0.19.4-0ubuntu5
  sudo apt-get -t jaunty install libvte9
  sudo apt-get install synaptic
  sudo apt-get install synaptic

Revision as of 01:53, 11 September 2009

~~Warning: If you want to see login screen your user name and your password can not have any numbers or symbols in it. Make sure you change then before installing lxde or you will have to chroot in from your maemo install and change them. You have been warned.

~~Warning: I take no responsibility if you break your system or the sky falls down. Do this at your own risk or you will be reinstalling Mer.

First Load your Mer Partition and Open x terminal.

Then enter each of these commands one at a time

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get -t jaunty install libvte9

sudo apt-get install synaptic

sudo apt-get install onboard

~~N810 Users Who want Login Screen (if you plan on using both Hildon and LXDE you must install with this option.)

sudo apt-get install lxde

~~N800, 770 and N810 users who don't want login screen.

sudo apt-get --no-install-recommends install lxde libgtkstylus

echo "exec startlxde" >> ~/.xinitrc

If you want to use lxlauncher to easy opening of applications

sudo apt-get install lxlauncher

Then type this to reboot your system.

sudo reboot

Choose Mer partition again and it should ubuntu login window.

login using the username and password you made when installing Mer

    • I hope you remembered to remove any numbers or symbols from them if not I will tell you have to chroot in later and fix this.

Once you have loaded Mer/LXDE then we need to make a few changes to make everything better first to connect to network.

Click Application Menu

Click Run then type.


Choose your network and logon.

Now using an FTP client on a desktop computer login to your Tablet using your root information

~~If you did not install ssh server when installing Mer you will need to install it first. Download folder and put the files in the following locations.


  • nmapplet
  • onboard
  • nmconnection
  • lxlauncher


  • nmapplet
  • lxlauncher (if you want it to load at startup)

Now you should have a working install of LXDE on top of your Mer open synaptic and install any applications you want. Also if you want to skip the login screen from now on Click Application Menu -> Settings -> Login Window.

Click Security tab and Enable Automatic Login then enter your users name there.

If you want to be able to load either Hildon or LXDE then follow these steps.

Load Mer and ftp in.

Copy this file to /usr/share/xsessions hildon.desktop

Then Logout and click Options -> Select Session -> Hildon -> Change Session

Then Login and you will load Hildon instead of LXDE for this session ou can set Hildon as your default and use same way to load LXDE when you want.

~~To Log out of Hildon Click Advanced Backlight and then Click any Rotation option.

Let me know if you run into any problems with anything. I am also working on a custom LXDE layout to organize the programs a little better. I will be posting that soon.

Thanks: Thanks to Stskeeps, Qwerty12, B-man, Qole,FatalSaint for helping out with this.