Demo Of Enna Media Center On The N900

If great looking UI is your thing, you might want to look at an application called Enna which is a media center for the Nokia N900. It is a fairly popular application if you are familiar with Linux, but like me, if you had not heard about it before, here’s the page to look up.

The version that has been ported over to the N900 is capable of playing music and video, displaying photos and has a bookstore. The app is still under development and is very alpha. Also, installing it needs a bit of work (detailed instructions below). While the UI is beautiful, the speed at which it currently runs is not. In the current state, sometimes a tap doesn’t register and the Bookstore is virtually useable.

Here are a few screenshots and a quick video of the media center.

Demo OF Enna Media Center On The N900

Demo OF Enna Media Center On The N900

Demo OF Enna Media Center On The N900

Demo OF Enna Media Center On The N900

Demo OF Enna Media Center On The N900

Demo OF Enna Media Center On The N900

Demo OF Enna Media Center On The N900

Demo OF Enna Media Center On The N900

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If you would like to try the app yourself, here is a how to, but do keep in mind the fact that installing Enna could potentially damage the other installed apps and cause serious trouble to the point where you may need to reflash your device.

  • The first thing you need is root access. So go ahead and download rootsh from the application manager or use this link.
  • Next add a new repository to the ‘Application Manager’ with the following data:
    • Name: GeeXboX
    • URL: http://packages.geexbox.org
    • Distribution: fremantle
    • Component: main
  • Now enter launch the Terminal and type:
    • root and hit enter.
    • Next type apt-get install enna and hit enter.

Demo OF Enna Media Center On The N900

  • You should see a screen such as the one below. Enter Y and hit enter.

Demo OF Enna Media Center On The N900

  • Enter Y and hit enter once more.

Demo OF Enna Media Center On The N900

  • The installation will take time as the app manager will download and install the application and its dependencies. Once you see the command prompt, the app would have been installed.

[via: Maemo Italia]

10 thoughts on “Demo Of Enna Media Center On The N900”

  1. hey if you guys get the missing packages problem this is what you do

    go to the application catalouges where all the repositories are e.g maemo extras and maemo testing and activate every single repository even the nokia ones and this should solve the problem but me persenolly i dont really think its worth downloading this its all nice and flash but its preety slow and quite new so i would probbably wait for a new updated version with fewer bugs

  2. Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E:Unable to unlock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

  3. If you get an error, try running “apt-get autoremove libeina0” before installing Enna.

    It is also a good idea to run “apt-get clean” after the install.

  4. i am getting

    E: Couldn’t find package enna.

    i did add the GeeXboX package in my application manager.

    please help me out.

  5. i am getting

    E: Couldn’t find package enna.

    I have added katalog GeeXboX …
    Cann something people help me ?

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