[Debian] Preinstalled minimal image available for Neo FreeRunner

Aditya Gandhi aditya.g8 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 06:02:27 CEST 2011

Hi I have installed your image and have given the commands via ssh
 *apt-get install foxtrotgps gpsd navit omhacks monav midori wicd lxterminal
*but no gui is up, how do I get it working? I do not have a sim, do I need
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 7:13 AM, Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> Just to let you know, that since I tested that install.sh [1] is
> working now, I'm making available a snapshot of a minimal Debian
> installation since I had a clean install anyway [2] - see file
> "Debian_NeoFreeRunner_minimalrootfs_20110912.tar.xz". The only
> additional thing that was done was apt-get install xorg omhacks before
> I added those as being done by install.sh automatically.
> [1] http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner
> [2] http://people.debian.org/~timo/NeoFreeRunner/
> It expects a single partition on the MicroSD card where the tar.xz is
> unpacked and a Qi bootlader.
> It is very much not functional as a phone out-of-the-box, because of
> the ongoing FSO1->FSO2 transition. X however starts automatically and
> SSH answers, and you may work your way from there, see [1] or even [3]
> (although it doesn't contain information on how to enable FSO2 at this
> moment when not everything new is yet in). When FSO2 is eventually in,
> together with some UI that can use it, let's improve install.sh again
> and maybe make a snapshot of a phone-working Debian unstable. I'm lazy
> enough not to try to replicate from clean state what I've running on
> my daily FreeRunner at the moment - it'd mean using install.sh but
> with stable repositories instead of unstable to have FSO1 and phone
> functionality, and then tweaking until all my little details work.
> It's anyhow going to be a thing of the past with FSO2 and new UI
> versions.
> [3] http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/User:TimoJyrinki
> -Timo
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