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cybernetseraph
post Oct 7 2005, 08:15 AM
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I suppose the title says it all.

I'm thinking of installing OpenBSD zaurus (i'm tired of waiting for PdaXrom and porting slackware or similar would take FAR too much time than i have right now), on my Z SL-C3000.

a few questions (though the title is the main one).

i believe it's a prism 2.5/3 card, works ok (ish) with default sharp rom. However i don't see it on the hardware support list in INSTALL.zaurus, so was wondering if anyone had used it successfully? If not, could someone reccomend a good CF wi-fi card, and somewhere to obtain it (preferable in the uk, either a shop in london or a website). I'd prefer WPA support and preferably the option of using it with hostap.

Althought i'm mainly to be using the Z as a workstation (openbsds massive network/crypto support would be very handy here). I also currently use it to play music while my mp3player is out of commission, and turn the screen off for that purpose to save battery.

is DPMS or another method of turning off the lcd supported under the current drivers? and does the sound driver work well enough to play music?

How hard is editing keymaps (not just under X) i'd need to add an alt button, support for the £ sign, and for the braces ({}) being as the z keyboard distinctly lacks all of these.

Finally, do the app-launch buttons along the side of the screen work? (i don't use them much, but it would be nice to know).


Thanks for any help you can give me.

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post Oct 7 2005, 06:10 PM
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Good Day!

QUOTE(cybernetseraph @ Oct 8 2005, 12:15 AM)
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i believe it's a prism 2.5/3 card, works ok (ish) with default sharp rom.
However i don't see it on the hardware support list in INSTALL.zaurus, so was
wondering if anyone had used it successfully? If not, could someone reccomend a
good CF wi-fi card, and somewhere to obtain it (preferable in the uk, either a
shop in london or a website). I'd prefer WPA support and preferably the option
of using it with hostap.
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One quick way to verify this is to boot bsd.rd, install openbsd38_arm.ipk and
click on install OpenBSD icon. This will load the bsd kernel and you can
verify if your wireless card is detected. (ifconfig wi). There is no WPA support in
OpenBSD. Hostap is supported in wi.

QUOTE(cybernetseraph @ Oct 8 2005, 12:15 AM)
Althought i'm mainly to be using the Z as a workstation (openbsds massive
network/crypto support would be very handy here). I also currently use it to
play music while my mp3player is out of commission, and turn the screen off for
that purpose to save battery.
*


I use cplay+madplay+tremor-tools audio playing. There is also XMMS on the
ports tree.

QUOTE(cybernetseraph @ Oct 8 2005, 12:15 AM)
is DPMS or another method of turning off the lcd supported under the current
drivers? and does the sound driver work well enough to play music?
*

Yes. Closing the lid, turns off the LCD.

QUOTE(cybernetseraph @ Oct 8 2005, 12:15 AM)
How hard is editing keymaps (not just under X) i'd need to add an alt button,
support for the £ sign, and for the braces ({}) being as the z keyboard
distinctly lacks all of these.
*

xmodmap?
QUOTE(cybernetseraph @ Oct 8 2005, 12:15 AM)
Finally, do the app-launch buttons along the side of the screen work? (i don't
use them much, but it would be nice to know).
*

Are these the soft keys, No.

QUOTE(cybernetseraph @ Oct 8 2005, 12:15 AM)
Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Mabuhay! barryg

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cybernetseraph
post Oct 7 2005, 06:44 PM
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One quick way to verify this is to boot bsd.rd, install openbsd38_arm.ipk and
click on install OpenBSD icon.  This will load the bsd kernel and you can
verify if your wireless card is detected. (ifconfig wi).  There is no WPA support in
OpenBSD.  Hostap is supported in wi.

I'll have to check this over the weekend. i need time to mess around.
no WPA at all? that's a crying shame, WEP is shit. I know WPA isn't industrial strength, but it's a damned site better than some of the other options.*sigh* i suppose there's always IPsec... I'm surprised that WPA wasn't on the cards for OpenBSD.
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QUOTE(cybernetseraph @ Oct 8 2005, 12:15 AM)
Althought i'm mainly to be using the Z as a workstation (openbsds massive
network/crypto support would be very handy here). I also currently use it to
play music while my mp3player is out of commission, and turn the screen off for
that purpose to save battery.
*


I use cplay+madplay+tremor-tools audio playing. There is also XMMS on the
ports tree.

Wasn't asking about whether i could play the music, but thanks for the info, i knew something similar would work.
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QUOTE(cybernetseraph @ Oct 8 2005, 12:15 AM)
is DPMS or another method of turning off the lcd supported under the current
drivers? and does the sound driver work well enough to play music?
*

Yes. Closing the lid, turns off the LCD.

perfect. does it suspend fully (as in no battery drain), or does it only sleep? Hibernate might be the word i'm looking for. I'd rather not have to boot the z fully every time i need to have it off for a while.
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QUOTE(cybernetseraph @ Oct 8 2005, 12:15 AM)
How hard is editing keymaps (not just under X) i'd need to add an alt button,
support for the £ sign, and for the braces ({}) being as the z keyboard
distinctly lacks all of these.
*

xmodmap?

Notice isaid not just under X, xmodmap's fine under X, but in the console it's less useful.
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QUOTE(cybernetseraph @ Oct 8 2005, 12:15 AM)
Finally, do the app-launch buttons along the side of the screen work? (i don't
use them much, but it would be nice to know).
*

Are these the soft keys, No.

Nevermind, i don't use them often anyway. Would be nice, but hardly essential smile.gif
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Mabuhay! barryg

good day to you too. Thanks.
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Sequethin
post Oct 8 2005, 02:43 PM
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QUOTE(cybernetseraph @ Oct 7 2005, 10:44 PM)
perfect. does it suspend fully (as in no battery drain), or does it only sleep? Hibernate might be the word i'm looking for. I'd rather not have to boot the z fully every time i need to have it off for a while.


closing the lid doesnt cause a suspend, it just shuts the lcd off. If you want to suspend you can hold down the power button for a bit then let go, or entering zzz at the prompt will work too. you can read man apm for more info on the power management.

Have fun! smile.gif

Mike
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