I am the proud owner of an n900, and an opensource user and advocate. My regular website is at, but I'm putting my maemo/n900 notes here.

Check out User:Jebba for another user with great info.

[edit] n900 Config

  • Repartitioned
    • switched home and MyDocs
    • Left MyDocs as vfat so camera and disk export will work.
  • Modified keymap
    • Added Home, End, PgUp, PgDown to left, right up, down
    • blue+enter: tab
    • blue+backspace: escape
    • changed euro to pipe "|"
  • installed easy debian
    • modified to use /home/debian as base of the chroot


[edit] Notes

  • Set transmitting FM power to max
    • echo 118 > /sys/class/i2c-adapter/i2c-2/2-0063/power_level
  • Increase number of ptys
    • Edit /etc/init.d/rcS
    • echo 16 > /proc/sys/kernel/pty/max