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Re: N900 with 9 home screens

Sage
InvinsibleSach
Posts: 202

N900 with 9 home screens

Hey Everyone Check this out.

If anyone can get it up and working please mention it here in easy to follow step to step guide.

 

http://www.nokian900applications.com/nokia-n900-with-9-homescreens/

 

Njoy

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Professor
Mick_H1
Posts: 548

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

As far as I'm aware, it's only a case of entering 2 lines in X-Terminal: Up to 9 Screens on N900.

 

There's also a discussion on maemo.org about it too: maemo.org

 

Now, has anyone ever thought about being able to scroll the home screens VERTICALLY? :smileywink::smileytongue:

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Mobile Guru
Posts: 3,500

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

It's two lines *after* you've replaced a core binary.. see step 1..

 

scary **** :smileyhappy:

 

It is funny..

 

Droid: Ha! My android phone has 5 desktops, beating your N900's 4 desktops..

 

Maemo: 9.. 9 Desktops

 

Droid: W--what?! :smileysad:

 

haha *its funny*

 

the joys of open source :smileyhappy:

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Contributor
lookatbowen
Posts: 7

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

I have successfully implemented a 9 Screen / Desktop setup on my N900. I have also included instructions on my website if anyone is interested or see this link:

How to have 9 desktops on your Nokia N900?

 

Take a look at what the Bowens are up to.
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Mobile Visionary
elie7
Posts: 1,085

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

no need for hacking or anything like that, its very simple, download and install matan's modified hildon-desktop from here (its a lot better than the priginal one ) http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=856923&postcount=334 just install it with your app manager .

than install this package (it was in the devels, but for some reason they took it out ) http://uploaded.to/file/af5qrp .

open this app (its called desktop+ ) scroll right, and choose the number of homescreens you want, click yes, and thats it .

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Counsellor
Moradeeb
Posts: 63

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

[ Edited ]

when i tried to install the 1st link with app man said unable to install package incomplete? 

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Mobile Overlord
scoobyman
Posts: 10,000

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

Hi Moradeeb

 

These two screenshots may be of help for others to help you with this issue:

Update

Incompatible

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Mobile Visionary
elie7
Posts: 1,085

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

 


Moradeeb wrote:

when i tried to install the 1st link with app man said unable to install package incomplete? 


 

worked great with me, anyway to get the extra homescreens using my way or the x-term way you need the modified hildon-desktop by matan, google it, and download it at your own risk .

@skoobyman i didn't understand .

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Mobile Overlord
scoobyman
Posts: 10,000

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

 


elie7 wrote

 

@scoobyman i didn't understand .


 

Hi elie7

 

Just saying that using your download link for Matan modified Hildon Desktop elicits this result 

Unable to update

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Mobile Visionary
elie7
Posts: 1,085

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

ok, sorry man i didn't understand, are you guys on pr1.3 because this is pr1.3 only .
tell if your not so i can get you the pr1.2 version .
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Mobile Overlord
scoobyman
Posts: 10,000

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

 


elie7 wrote:
ok, sorry man i didn't understand, are you guys on pr1.3 because this is pr1.3 only 

 

Hi elie7

 

Can confirm that on 

PR1.3

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Mobile Visionary
elie7
Posts: 1,085

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

strange... try installing it via x-terminal .

Reality is wrong....dreams are for real... 2pac .
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Mobile Overlord
scoobyman
Posts: 10,000

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

 


elie7 wrote:

strange... try installing it via x-terminal .


Thanks!

 

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Mobile Visionary
elie7
Posts: 1,085

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

good to hear that it worked with you man.
@moradeeb here is what you should do to install it via x-terminal , first of a.. you need to install the package rootsh, download the file and place it on your n900 (MyDocs) .
than open x-terminal and type : sudo gainroot
than type : dpkg -i /home/user/MyDocs/hildon-desktop_matan_2.2.140-1+0m5_armel.deb
Reality is wrong....dreams are for real... 2pac .
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Professor
Posts: 1,314

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

 


elie7 wrote:
good to hear that it worked with you man.
@moradeeb here is what you should do to install it via x-terminal , first of a.. you need to install the package rootsh, download the file and place it on your n900 (MyDocs) .
than open x-terminal and type : sudo gainroot
than type : dpkg -i /home/user/MyDocs/hildon-desktop_matan_2.2.140-1+0m5_armel.deb

2.2? The latest release is 3.3

 

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Mobile Overlord
scoobyman
Posts: 10,000

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

 


richwhite wrote:

 

2.2? The latest release is 3.3


As you say:modified-hildon-desktop_3.3_armel.deb was released 27-Oct-2010

 

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Professor
Posts: 1,314

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

Anyone on 1.3 use the link from scoobyman. Release 3.2 was developed for 1.3, anything before that was for 1.2

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Mobile Visionary
elie7
Posts: 1,085

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

actually mohamadAG gave me that modified hildon-desktop, right after pr1.3, so i' guessing thats MAG s modified hildon with matan's patches .
Reality is wrong....dreams are for real... 2pac .
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Counsellor
Moradeeb
Posts: 63

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

tried to down load fromscobby link  but attched was error

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Sage
blwetorch
Posts: 133

Re: N900 with 9 home screens

So, now it seems we can have the background images associated with the extra desktops too?

Right?

That will be useful( otherwise desktops without background image was no fun and rather useless).

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