Installing Bling Theme on N900

Nokia N900 communicator/internet tablet
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There is a very nice theme for N900 and it is called Bling theme. There is a problem though with the theme, the theme still does not have a installable .deb file, and thus the files need to be directly copied to “/usr/share/icons” and you have to manually do the mkdir and all such command in the terminal in a N900, which does not seem familiar to quite a lot of people using N900. So here, is for the benefit ofย  all, I am posting a script that can do the job. The one lines can be run from any bash script (Linus/Windows with cygwin/Mac or even N900). Though the one liners should be self explanatory, if you have a doubt, feel free to ping me.

Original Maemo thread is here… you can find the screenshots of the theme in the thread.

http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=46739

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for i in place*; do mv "$i" ${i//place these files in /}; done
for i in Place*; do mv "$i" ${i//Place these files in /}; done
for i in usr*; do j=${i//\./\/}; echo $i $j; done
for i in usr*; do j=${i//\./\/}; echo $i $j; mkdir Bkup_$i; scp -r [email protected]:/$j/* Bkup_$i/ ;done
for i in usr*; do j=${i//\./\/};scp -r $i/* [email protected]:/$j/ย  ;echo "Done with $i"; done
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Deleting all mails in the N900 (Maemo 5) permanently

Well couple of days back, I checked the folder details of one of my accounts configured on the N900 (Maemo 5) and it was showing some 1000 or more emails, whereas I had only 4-5 emails in the Inbox so where are the other emails and how to I get rid of them. This was causing the mail application to become a little slower than usual so do I live with it, I decided not to do so and thus found out how to delete all the mails.

For a handheld, I use the mail only to get the mails and reply them immediately. I do not keep the mails for future ๐Ÿ™‚ . If you are one of my kind then you can follow on but if you want to keep any of the mails then DO NOT FOLLOW.

Open a terminal, and then do the following:

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cd ~/.modest/cache/mail/pop/

cd <pop account directory>

rm -f summary.mmap

cd cache

rm -fr *

Once again, note that this will delete ALL the emails and not just selective ones, so be careful.

Remeber not to delete the other files…

And if you are lazy just like me then you can copy paste the below script and run it from terminal whenever you want ๐Ÿ™‚

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cd /home/user/.modest/cache/mail/pop/
for i in *
do
cd $i
pwd
rm -rf cache/*
rm -fr summary.mmap
cd -
done

๐Ÿ™‚

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N900 starts showing junk characters

Well, sometime back I bought N900, some snaps here. And sooner than later I started playing with it. In an effort to reduce the disk usage for the “/” (root) partition, I removed some packages that were taking too much of space and managed to get the mobile to a stage where a lot of applications started displaying strange and junk characters and also cannot use package manager any more…errors reported.

To fix, this there was not solution that I could find on the net and thus started searching for a solution on my own. Finally found that that locales package was missing so what you need to do is following, in case you manage to get to similar state ๐Ÿ™‚

Open a x-terminal on your Maemo based N900 and issue the following command:

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apt-get install posix-locales

This should fix the issue.

Edit : Fixed the issue with the command not properly displayed in the blog post.

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