How can I find the maximum resolution, processor type and RAM capacity of my device in Maemo?

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It's a full linux system, so in an xterm you can:

# cat /proc/cpuinfo
# cat /proc/meminfo

For the resolution, it's 800x480. But xdpyinfo doesn't exist on the system so I think you need to look in the X log file to get it.

  • Can I compile for example FFMPEG there !?
    – oneat
    Mar 25, 2011 at 20:59
  • Well, you can. I'm not sure why you'd want to since 'apt-cache search ffmpeg' shows me someone else already has! Mar 25, 2011 at 23:06
  • I just wanted to see if I can compile there
    – oneat
    Mar 29, 2011 at 19:11
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    There is, but I haven't tried it, a compiler that you can put on the device itself. I tend to compile on my desktop when compiling for the N900 and the transferring the results there (via scp to it). Mar 30, 2011 at 8:22

You might want to check out Conky. It's a really nice and useful system metrics vizualisation app for Maemo.

Conky 1.8.1 screen
(source: mynokian900.com)

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