Linux Tutorial Irssi

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Linux Tutorial - Irssi

This Documents Assumes the following

You have followed the procedure to Access Linux on the device and have enabled the Optware repositories and software

You have installed the Terminal application

Once these procedures are done you should have access to:

The Optware software repositories through ipkg-opt

The Terminal Application through the WebOS (should load, be the root user, and function)


Within the Terminal application use the following command:

ipkg-opt install screen irssi

This command will automatically download GNU Screen and irssi as well as any necessary dependencies.

Note: GNU Screen is *not* necessary for irssi to function, it only provides further functionality to be able to close the Terminal application if desired, keep irssi running in the background and reattach to it. Also, I have found that running irssi within a screen session gives irssi shows all its various colors while running natively within the terminal app leaves it mono-colored.


Known Issues

Even with Screen running you can lose connection if the wifi radio turns off when the screen does, see <link for fixing that>