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    So I've rooted into my Pre using Novaterm. I'm having issues already though. I can't navigate in vi through a file using the arrow keys. How do I do that? What is going on? I assume the arrow keys should let me navigate through novaterm...also, I can't paste into novaterm..every time I right-click and click on paste, nothing happens. Help?

    BTW, using Windows XP 32 bit
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    Anybody??
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    your best bet is to use WinSCP it opens the files so you can scroll through them and make your edits easily
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    vi does not navigate using arrow keys!,

    though there is something in putty that can do this. I use putty, not novaterm because i am running vista 64. also on my xp 32 bit I hate novaterm. Putty ftw!

    http://www.webos-internals.org/wiki/...x_From_Windows

    vi navigates with hjkl
    Basic vi Commands

    oh and yeah, SFTP ftw as mike is sayin
    http://www.webos-internals.org/wiki/Setup_SFTP
    whatever floats your boat, buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glod View Post
    vi does not navigate using arrow keys!,

    though there is something in putty that can do this. I use putty, not novaterm because i am running vista 64. also on my xp 32 bit I hate novaterm. Putty ftw!

    Accessing Linux From Windows - WebOS Internals

    vi navigates with hjkl
    Basic vi Commands

    oh and yeah, SFTP ftw as mike is sayin
    Setup SFTP - WebOS Internals
    Thanks!! I set up sftp through winscp but I'm encountering a couple of issues.

    It's kinda slow for me. Does it have to be done via wireless or EV? It works on wireless, but it's just being kinda slow.

    Second, everytime I try to edit and replace a file it is giving me an error saying I don't have the permissions to do that. I've gone into putty from winscp and run the following commands to get permission "sudo -i" and then "mount -o remount,rw /" Why isn't it working? It's a way, way easier setup that using vi, but if I can have read/write access, it's no good to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by primetime34 View Post
    Thanks!! I set up sftp through winscp but I'm encountering a couple of issues.

    It's kinda slow for me. Does it have to be done via wireless or EV? It works on wireless, but it's just being kinda slow.

    Second, everytime I try to edit and replace a file it is giving me an error saying I don't have the permissions to do that. I've gone into putty from winscp and run the following commands to get permission "sudo -i" and then "mount -o remount,rw /" Why isn't it working? It's a way, way easier setup that using vi, but if I can have read/write access, it's no good to me.
    You also have to be logged in as a user with root permission to edit system files. It is not enough to simply have the / partition mounted writable because you're still logged in as a non-root user (or you wouldn't have had to use sudo). You will have to learn a little bit of Unix at this point if you want to proceed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianfeldman View Post
    You also have to be logged in as a user with root permission to edit system files. It is not enough to simply have the / partition mounted writable because you're still logged in as a non-root user (or you wouldn't have had to use sudo). You will have to learn a little bit of Unix at this point if you want to proceed.
    If you can point me in the right direction, I'm willing to give it a shot. I thought it was as simple as using sudo and then making the partition read/writable? I guess not though...what next?
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    Getting this error when I try to login via WinSCP
    "Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running a SFTP server?"

    Any help?
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    have you done this ------> Check 'Advanced Options' and select "Environment>SFTP".
    In the SFTP server box enter: sudo /opt/libexec/sftp-server

    you have to make sure you use this SFTP server info.
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    Whoo hoo..I finally got it to work. This is so nice. It was slow before because I'm a dope and was using the evdo network ip instead of the local network ip. DOH!! Now, I can change, read, write, and backup quickly and easily. Thanks for your help guys!!
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    Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running a SFTP server?

    i get this error too and i have the sftp server set to sudo /opt/libexec/sftp-server.

    i have root access, have set up sudo, have set up quilt, have almost everything i can to prepare this for editing, except i cant use winscp to change the files. any help is greatly appreciated.

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