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sdjf
post Jul 5 2007, 09:14 PM
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Three cheers!!!

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post Jul 10 2007, 01:04 AM
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QUOTE(freizugheit @ Jul 6 2007, 02:37 AM)
It is an Unix machine and depends what you want and which level of exploration you are heading.

Normal user
  - PIM and good MP3 player should be good enough

Advancde user (like me)
  - Purchase some commercial packages, like Neocal, Tkc Player, to enhance its performance
  - Add high capacilty CF drive
  - Install ZBedic to store Wikipedia, English dictionary
  - Make use of unix commands for system and network tasks.
  - Install Zgcc to facilitate python and PyQt programming
  - Use VisiScript as my IDE for python programming
  - Use Porta-Base as database application
  - Install VNC sever for remote access

In short, it is not an obsolete machine which you can put it in good use and it is really a very reliable hardware to date.
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Uh, no, it runs a OS Unix-like OS.
The main issues that I've found since OZ3.2 are lack of stability in the OS, from an inability to suspend/resume to applications crashing. What OS are you using?
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post Jul 10 2007, 05:40 AM
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I am using SL-5600 with the original Sharp ROM since 2003.
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post Jul 13 2007, 01:45 PM
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Hell, you're one of the most obsolete user I ever hear about (joke) biggrin.gif

You got a solid heavy machine wink.gif . Unfortunatelly, such model can't be found in my area.

Greets.
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post Jul 13 2007, 04:57 PM
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Yeah, the Collie is obsolete, but so is all the Zaurii family. Yet, when I use my Collie, it is so much more advanced than my Palm m515. While finding a stable operating system is a pain on a Collie, it is impossible on my Palm. At least people are working on the new and the old. There is still much to be excited about: Angstrom, pdaXrom and folks who are still making custom ROMS, even if they have old code.

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QUOTE(jocasmi @ Jul 13 2007, 03:45 PM)
Hell, you're one of the most obsolete user I ever hear about  (joke) biggrin.gif

You got a solid heavy machine  wink.gif . Unfortunatelly, such model can't be found in my area.

Greets.
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post Jul 29 2007, 06:38 PM
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Chrisl,

Can you tell me if your Belkin CF wifi card support WPA?

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post Jul 29 2007, 07:56 PM
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QUOTE(flowersrj @ Jul 29 2007, 08:38 PM)
Chrisl,

Can you tell me if your Belkin CF wifi card support WPA?

Thanks,
Rich
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I believe the Belkin card does support WPA. I managed to get on a WPA protected system once, but have failed all other times. It could be the card, but I think it is more likely the software.

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post Jul 30 2007, 11:52 AM
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I'm wondering if something might be locking up your CF slot (also known as ttyS3).

Next time run the following to see if there is a lock, or some other process is using ttyS3:

for i in `find /proc -name fd 2>/dev/null`;do p=${i%%/fd} ;q=`basename $p`;cmd=`cat $p/cmdline 2>/dev/null`; ls -l $i 2>/dev/null | grep ttyS3 | sed "s|^l.*>|$q $cmd:|" ;done

cat /var/lock/LCK..ttyS3

When it "doesn't work", do lights flicker and then poop out?

I've never used WAP but have done a lot of work unsnarling problems with ejecting CF cards and using a CF modem.

Also do (before and after)

cardctl status

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post Nov 7 2007, 01:58 AM
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I'm resuscitating this topic to investigate someone else's opinion on the futeure of (my and your) poor little Collie.

Some facts:
- some time there was an actively developed distribution, OpenZaurus, which mantained support for the Collie;
- when OZ switched to 2.6 kernel, they continued to support Collie with a specialised version using old 2.4 kernel, mainly because of legacy SD driver not supported in 2.6;
- at that time SD driver seemed to be the major blocker to a further development on Collie;
- then OZ closed in favour of Angstrom;
- suddenly something happened that restored the hopes of Collie users: a 2.6 SD driver was announced, angstrom included Collie in the supported machines list and everything seemed to go on fast.

But now it seems this sudden wave turned back:
- Angstrom no longer supports Collie (see here);
- A lot of bugs are open for Collie on Angstrom and there's apparently no one to take care (see here);
- It's almost impossible to know who is working on the issues, if any; there's a status page but it doesn't seem to be very up-to-date (or, worse enough, there's nothing to be updated...)

So my question is: is there any chance to see our Collies working with a recent kernel, an actively developed distro and all of its features working? What can we do to achieve this? Is there any interest in it?
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post Nov 7 2007, 04:03 AM
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JackA: there is a chance as always. Someone has to start work on collie support - thats all. Many developers have collie but also other devices so nothing strange that this old PDA is more and more dust covered.

Current status of collie is: 2.6.21 kernel works, SD/MMC works, no one works on getting it working in nice way. Guy who wrote SD/MMC support had problem with is desktop machine (mainboard breakage) and I do not know what is status of it.
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