N900 driver sd needs updating
It involves some pressing of keys and secret hand shakes which I’ll describe in more detail in a second.
With this done I was able to see the device on my laptop by running an “lsusb” command in a terminal.
Nevertheless I managed to procure a machine running Windows XP and install the update software.
I connected the phone and ran the process as instructed.
It seems this happens if you have certain testing repositories enabled on your Maemo device like I did, it can cause package conflicts.At first all seemed well, it downloaded the new firmware image and rebooted the phone into what I believe is known as R&D mode.After a while though I noticed the progress bar had stopped moving and I became worried. Obviously I wasn’t about to pull the plug out and permanently kill the phone, not without a gun to me head anyway. It must have been 2 hours in the end but finally a message came up on the PC screen telling me the update had failed.I was lucky enough to be sent an N900 for testing and review purposes by Nokia before Christmas, a lot of you reading this will know that already.Lately some software updates to Maemo 5 (the N900 operating system) have been rolled out, and of course I wanted the latest greatest versions.