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> success with OZ and the 5600 !!
suchs
post Apr 1 2004, 07:44 PM
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I've successfully installed 336pre on a 5600. OpieMedia player even works! Whoa! The whole process is not without pitfalls, and false starts.


This is a mini howto for newbies to the OZ.

Here is what I have learned.

1) remove alot of crap

BEFORE I did the upgrade I rm -rf alot in /opt and /usr/ and /lib ... I did this because I wanted the OZ filesystem to start anew without leftovers getting in the way.

# cd /opt
# rm -rf *

just dont delete your stuff on your cf or sd cards!!

2) Install OZ 336pre exactly as is stated in the howto. Keep in mind that for the 5600 a "reset" is opening up the battery plate, waiting 5 seconds or so, pressing the reset button, closing the battery hatch, switching up the little switch, and then concurrently pressing the "cancel" and "ok" keys on the front. This brings you into the Maintenance menu. Selecting Cancel at this point is effectively reseting the box without doing anything.

3) Someone mentioned previously after the install to forget about setting the time. I agree. You want to get into Konsole as quickly as you can to do the

#echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/printk

... then fix the time.

4) After that you will notice how nicely OZ looks and works! However you maybe quick to be dismayed by the fact that there are a ton of packages already installed taking up space on /mnt/root ... Simply installing one package at this point could easily BREAK the package install program as it wont be able to write to its status file.

5) so... uninstall some stuff carefully. I chose to do one package at a time just to be carefull.

6) To get OpieMediaPlayer going install the skin first... then the player.

... to be continued...
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post Apr 1 2004, 10:38 PM
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Terrific Suchs! Thanks very much for the contribution. I'm awaiting Part 2 with baited breath.
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zuraus
post Apr 2 2004, 08:56 AM
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quick question: as i understand it, one uninstalls a package by typing: "ipkg uninstall package-name", but how do i know the package name, if i did not do the "ipkg install package-name" in the first place?

thanks!
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post Apr 2 2004, 09:08 AM
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You can look into /usr/lib/ipkg/status smile.gif
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post Apr 2 2004, 05:47 PM
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After installing opie media player, did you find that it could play files well? I tried watching some mpg Id encoded which worked fine with the sharp player, but they omp couldnt handle them.
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post Apr 2 2004, 06:21 PM
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QUOTE
quick question:  as i understand it, one uninstalls a package by typing: "ipkg uninstall package-name", but how do i know the package name, if i did not do the "ipkg install package-name" in the first place?

thanks!


CODE
ipkg status


shows a list of installed packages (along with version numbers and where it was installed)

Stu
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post Apr 2 2004, 08:00 PM
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Hybrid you are unfortunately correct. The darn opiemedia player is just plain broke. sad.gif dang!!!!

When I made the original post I didnt bother to actually carefully listen to the Mp3s I had on my sd card ... I heard the songs play and figured viola!

ehhhhh wrong!!!! sorry.

Looks like I will have to try xmms ...

or its back to zynergy
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post Apr 2 2004, 08:59 PM
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well at least its good to know its not just me
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Keola
post Apr 13 2004, 01:34 PM
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Odd, I was able to get opiemediaplayer to work with mp3, mpeg, ogg and even avi... but my Oz install was just eating up all my resources and I didn't know about the trick for the screen-fix. I quickly chose the tckRom.

I would love for a version of Oz to actually work with the 5600...
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ScytheBlade1
post Apr 21 2004, 06:27 PM
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How about a way to install OZ via SD card onto the 5600? =)
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post Apr 22 2004, 10:11 AM
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I know... many wishes and suggestions... few developers. ;-)

We have news though... I hope to get an updated OOO newsletter out next week.
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post Apr 23 2004, 07:42 AM
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Actually, I am running OZ 3.3.6pre1 on my Zaurus 5600. I am using it as a security tool and all the apps that I need run fine. The only items I have left to work on is VNC server and the USB sync issue. Other than that I have the following items installed:

SafeDee 2.0.1
dig 9.2.1
hotplug 2002_08_26-8
hping2 2.0
kismet feb.04.01-1
kismet_qt 2.0.0
libglib1.2 (Had to uninstall libglib1 to make nmap work)
libpcap0 0.7.2-1
nemesis 1.32-5
nmap 3.50-1
nmapfe 1.0-1
opera6 1.5.4
opie-wellenreiter 1.0.2-20031219
opie-sh 0.5
oz-compat 0.5 ***very important
qtrdesktop 1.2.0
tabmanager 1.3
tcpdump 3.7.2-1
wlanmon 1.7.0
zethereal 1.0

Everything works beautifully for what I need at this time, but don't get too comfortable Mickey wink.gif. I have high hopes for the next release of OZ smile.gif
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post Apr 25 2004, 12:58 AM
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Wavz, I asked Mickey about the USB synch problem, and he referred me to this technique:

"install the hotplug from oz 3.2"
in this thread:

http://www.zaurususergroup.com/index.php?n...=asc&highlight=

Tell me if this sorts USB synching for you.
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wavz
post Apr 30 2004, 08:34 AM
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I am guessing this is hotplug_2002_08_26-8_arm.ipk ?
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post Apr 30 2004, 11:24 AM
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Yes
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