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> Sweet To The Eyes.. But, Sour to the ears
Tehas
post Dec 9 2004, 08:23 PM
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I got my 6K two days ago and the display is amazing. cool.gif

But I was disappointed to hear that it still has that blasted alarma300 wave file as the default sound and that it can't be changed. I was obsessed with finding a fix for it on the 5600 and never did find a solution. It appears as though the 6000s have that same sound. mad.gif

I really hate sitting in a meeting with Palm and WinCE owners and having my alarm go off. Hey, look at me, I run Linux, MySQL, Apache, X11, and all kinds of freaking other stuff but I can't change that sound!
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post Dec 10 2004, 03:15 PM
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But if you know the filename, why not overwrite it by something else?
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post Dec 10 2004, 04:52 PM
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You would *think* it would be as easy as replacing the WAV in /home/QtPalmtop/sounds/. Alas, its not to be. Even BuzConfig couldn't change the sound of the alarm application. I guess the Sharp ROM points to /usr/QtPalmtop.rom/sounds/alarma300.wav directly. That's dumb.
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Tehas
post Dec 10 2004, 05:51 PM
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I've even symlinked the entry in /usr/QtPalmtop.rom/sounds/ to a different wave file and it still didn't work. I eventually contacted Sharp's support and they said that it was 'compiled' in and could not be changed.

Maybe the new Qtopia release will have a way to change it.
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post Dec 10 2004, 07:34 PM
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I doubt it. If you want an app with customized alarms then kde pim pi is the only one I know of. It has a default alarm, but you can also specify a sound file to use.
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post Dec 12 2004, 02:07 AM
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Anyone knows which binaary is the alaema300 hardcoded in? i cannot find it in datebook. i am thinking of modifying the binary directly to call another wave file. not sure if this possible at all wink.gif
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Tehas
post Dec 12 2004, 09:12 AM
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I'm not sure that it's hard coded in any one application because so many of them "use" it (for example qpeAlarmClock, konsole, built in PIM datebook). I was thinking it was something in the OS or Qtopia kind of how Windows has a default beep wave event.
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post Dec 12 2004, 06:23 PM
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Yeah... I actually hex edited the applications on my Windows machine (dunno if there's a good Linux hex editor yet tongue.gif ) to see if I could actually find a file reference in there. No dice on that regard, but I found some Alarm type calls that indicate its a Qtopia function. Didn't really investigate much further.
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post Dec 14 2004, 02:12 PM
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there was a discussion on this a while back. The alarm is built into the kernel.
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