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 🙂

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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My new Maemo 5 Nokia N900 Mobile.

Image representing Nokia as depicted in CrunchBase
Image via CrunchBase

I have been thinking of buying the “N900” Nokia mobile for quite sometime but for certain reasons could not get my hands on this mobile so far. Finally couple of days back, I got my hands on this beautiful and powerful piece of software and hardware.

 

Well, here are some snaps for ya ll:

BTW before we go to the snaps, there are some things that you will not see in the pics here but makes the first and the best impressions and they are Browsing, Email, Connectivity, Screen Resolution, Size of the icons (big enough to do most of the tasks with bare hands) et al. Not to mention the great integration of the skype and GTalk contacts into the usual contacts and calling them like other GSM calls.

 

First the carry case:

 

Nokia N900 cover
Nokia N900 cover

 

Next the mobile in my hands 🙂

 

Nokia N900
Nokia N900

 

And the X-terminal running bash:

 

bash running on N900 (Nokia)
bash running on N900 (Nokia)

 

Complete Debian running in chroot environment on the mobile:

 

Debian on N900
Debian on N900

 

conky running on this:

 

conky running on N900
conky running on N900

 

mplayer and finally Ovi maps running on the phone:

 

Ovi Maps on N900
Ovi Maps on N900
mplayer on N900 Nokia
mplayer on N900 Nokia

 

 

 

 

 

 

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