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> Plptools, Connect your zaurus to your Psion!
rob_figlabs
post Jun 13 2005, 06:48 AM
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Ever wanted to link your Psion to your Zaurus? Well, now you can.

plptools is a linux project (plptools Sourceforge site) which allow you to access Psion organisers over serial or Irda links.
I've built plptools 0.13 for the Zaurus - here it is - UPDATED Attached File  plptools_0.13_arm.ipk ( 286.83K ) Number of downloads: 26

[Fixed problem where Z wouldn't boot after using plpnfsd ohmy.gif
Also fixed ncpd to use Irda as default ]

To use it, line up your Psion and Zaurus infra red ports, copy the ipk onto the Z and do the following:
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[root Install_Files]# ipkg install plptools_0.13_arm.ipk
Unpacking plptools...Done.
Configuring plptools...Done.
[root Install_Files]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/irda start
Starting IrDA: 1.1 Tue Nov  9 15:30:55 1999 Dag Brattli

On the Psion, from the Shell, hit CTRL+L to get the link dialog, and set it to Irda, any baud rate. Wait 10 seconds, then:
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[root Install_Files]# ncpd
[root Install_Files]# plpftp
PLPFTP Version 0.13 Copyright © 1999  Philip Proudman
Additions Copyright © 1999-2002 Fritz Elfert <felfert@to.com>
                  & © 1999 Matt Gumbley <matt@gumbley.demon.co.uk>
PLPFTP comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under GPL conditions; see the COPYING file in the distribution.

FTP like interface started. Type "?" for help.
Connected to a Series 5 at 38400 baud, OwnerInfo:

Psion dir is: "C:\"
> ls
drw-------          0 Fri Jan  1 10:10:00 1999 System
drw-------          0 Fri Jan  1 10:10:00 1999 Documents
> cd Documents
> ls
-rw--a----      17684 Fri Jan  1 13:20:26 1999 Welcome to Series 5mx
-rw--a----        548 Fri Jan  1 10:10:04 1999 Word
-rw--a----        413 Fri Jan  1 10:10:06 1999 Sheet
-rw--a----        676 Fri Jan  1 10:10:08 1999 Data
-rw--a----      1108 Fri Jan  1 10:10:12 1999 Agenda
-rw--a----        133 Fri Jan  1 10:10:22 1999 Sketch
-rw--a----        768 Fri Jan  1 10:10:22 1999 Jotter
-rw--a----        219 Fri Jan  1 13:13:18 1999 Comms
-rw--a----        97 Fri Jan  1 13:09:36 1999 Comms.nam
> bye

As well as simple FTP access it comes with the ability to mount the Psion:
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[root Documents]# mkdir Psion
[root Documents]# plpnfsd -d /home/zaurus/Documents/Psion/
Owner set to zaurus.qpe
[root Documents]# ls Psion/
C:    proc
[root Documents]# ls Psion/C\:/
Documents  System
[root Documents]# ls Psion/C\:/Documents/
Agenda                Data                  Sketch
Comms                  Jotter                Welcome to Series 5mx
Comms.nam              Sheet                  Word
[root Documents]#     

Now, even better, you can browse the Psion using the Files tab from the Z home screen - see Attached File  scrn001.jpg ( 42.99K ) Number of downloads: 26
.
Of course, you can't do much with the file formats, unless you build and install some of the file conversion tools, but for Psion owning Zaurus freaks out there it's a start!
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Optogeek
post Jun 13 2005, 07:49 AM
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Getting my Psion 5 out of the cupboard tonight smile.gif
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rob_figlabs
post Jun 13 2005, 08:00 AM
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Got a fix for the reboot problem - plpnfsd is set in default config is to diddle with /etc/mtab (which is a symlink to /proc/mounts on Z). I'll rebuild it without this and post back.
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rob_figlabs
post Jun 13 2005, 09:13 AM
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Fixed wink.gif
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suruaZ
post Jun 14 2005, 03:42 AM
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I'm just wonder what for connect Zaurus to Psion as they have uncompatible file-types ?

I found better solution for my old Psion using it as IR keyboard for Zaurus wink.gif

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