OESF | ELSI | pdaXrom | OpenZaurus | Zaurus Themes | Community Links | Ibiblio

IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

2 Pages V  < 1 2  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> What Do You Guys Do With A Zaurus?, I know what I want to do, what about you?
CollecTek
post Apr 28 2008, 06:59 AM
Post #16





Group: Members
Posts: 23
Joined: 29-January 08
From: Ohio-USA
Member No.: 21,297



QUOTE(teh.sean @ Apr 28 2008, 06:46 AM) *
So is it easier to thumb type or use a usb portable keyboard with these things? What are you guys using for text input?

depends on what you are doing at the time, I use a palm universal wireless keyboard through IPK when I have to do a lot of typing
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mfbrown
post Apr 28 2008, 07:01 AM
Post #17





Group: Members
Posts: 38
Joined: 12-June 07
Member No.: 17,103



QUOTE(teh.sean @ Apr 28 2008, 11:46 AM) *
So is it easier to thumb type or use a usb portable keyboard with these things? What are you guys using for text input?



As far as I'm concerned, the main point of a Zaurus is the keyboard. Having "learnt" to thumb type on a Psion 3 (of blessed memory), the clamshell Zaurus is the only PDA I could consider. If you're going to get a usb keyboard, I'm sure it's easier, but rather defeats the object as I see it. But what I'd like to know (stealing the thread - sorry) is how easy is it to get the pickboard (which works fine in SharpROM) working in Cacko? 'Cos just occasionally it's helpful - e.g.in the dark!
Thanks,
Mark
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
CollecTek
post Apr 28 2008, 07:10 AM
Post #18





Group: Members
Posts: 23
Joined: 29-January 08
From: Ohio-USA
Member No.: 21,297



actually it is infrared cool.gif
QUOTE(mfbrown @ Apr 28 2008, 11:01 AM) *
...But what I'd like to know (stealing the thread - sorry) is how easy is it to get the pickboard (which works fine in SharpROM) working in Cacko? 'Cos just occasionally it's helpful - e.g.in the dark!
Thanks,
Mark

If its the onscreen one you are talking about....I think it is enabled by default, just a short click from the keyboard icon
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mfbrown
post Apr 28 2008, 07:16 AM
Post #19





Group: Members
Posts: 38
Joined: 12-June 07
Member No.: 17,103



QUOTE(CollecTek @ Apr 28 2008, 04:10 PM) *
actually it is infrared cool.gif
QUOTE(mfbrown @ Apr 28 2008, 11:01 AM) *
...But what I'd like to know (stealing the thread - sorry) is how easy is it to get the pickboard (which works fine in SharpROM) working in Cacko? 'Cos just occasionally it's helpful - e.g.in the dark!
Thanks,
Mark

If its the onscreen one you are talking about....I think it is enabled by default, just a short click from the keyboard icon

Yes, the Pickboard is there, but doesn't do anything in Cacko. I suspect it's a question of not having a dictionary in the right format for it - but I don't know what format that is, nor where to put it.
Thanks,
Mark
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
CollecTek
post Apr 28 2008, 07:33 AM
Post #20





Group: Members
Posts: 23
Joined: 29-January 08
From: Ohio-USA
Member No.: 21,297



hmmm... that is weird mfbrown, My cacko's onscreen keyboard works right sad.gif

QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 25 2008, 04:47 PM) *
web browsing, wifi sniffing, serial console for managing cisco network kit, ssh terminal using openvpn client *, rss reader, media player (mp3, movies, internet radio streams), vnc or rdesktop client to control media player, VOIP phone (saves me money on international calls when I'm in USA calling UK).

speculatrix, how are you connecting/managing the cisco network kit? what are you using for a rss reader?

thanks
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
speculatrix
post Apr 28 2008, 11:54 AM
Post #21





Group: Admin
Posts: 3,281
Joined: 29-July 04
From: Cambridge, England
Member No.: 4,149



I'm using a USB to serial converter for talking cisco console; so long as the usb-serial adaptor isnt too power hungry, I was using minicom on cacko.

I've used random rss readers, but I must admit not for some time as I now use nokia tablet for that.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
teh.sean
post Apr 28 2008, 01:05 PM
Post #22





Group: Members
Posts: 77
Joined: 23-April 08
From: Cleveland, OH USA
Member No.: 21,673



QUOTE(CollecTek @ Apr 28 2008, 10:59 AM) *
QUOTE(teh.sean @ Apr 28 2008, 06:46 AM) *
So is it easier to thumb type or use a usb portable keyboard with these things? What are you guys using for text input?

depends on what you are doing at the time, I use a palm universal wireless keyboard through IPK when I have to do a lot of typing

So the IR palm keyboard works well on the Zaurus? How much fiddling does that take to work? How's the keymapping?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
CollecTek
post Apr 28 2008, 01:22 PM
Post #23





Group: Members
Posts: 23
Joined: 29-January 08
From: Ohio-USA
Member No.: 21,297



QUOTE(teh.sean @ Apr 28 2008, 05:05 PM) *
So the IR palm keyboard works well on the Zaurus? How much fiddling does that take to work? How's the keymapping?

the palm wireless keyboard works great on the zaurus! I had to install the "irk-zaurus-j" which is ver. 0.11.1f. Once installed, Palm wireless was one of the choices from a drop down list--and it worked. Almost all the keymapping is the same as the layout on the ir keyboard.....there is no cancel button and a few palm fn keys are disabled/not in use. But other than that--it works great. I still have to play around with some of the features, I can assign hotkeys/buttons for the keyboard smile.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
dlj0
post Apr 29 2008, 03:19 AM
Post #24





Group: Members
Posts: 219
Joined: 3-March 06
Member No.: 9,282



QUOTE(teh.sean @ Apr 23 2008, 08:38 PM) *
So I pose the question to you guys, 'What do you do primarily with your Zaurus?'


Well, for this semester I'm on sabbatical, living in Spain (Valencia). My 3100 is my only computer. The Univ. here did have another machine available, but it is probably the least reliable Mac on the planet, so I don't bother with it. I use the Z at the office for browsing, e-mail, connecting to my machine back home for serious computational things, and writinf papers (with LyX and LaTeX). I then take it home and use it for basically the same things there.

After 3 months of it I'm fairly adept at typing on it, but I am also somewhat tired of the small screen. I do admit I long for a "real" computer, but for trips this is still the best.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
laan
post Aug 14 2008, 12:26 PM
Post #25





Group: Members
Posts: 31
Joined: 29-December 07
From: Spain
Member No.: 21,128



Wifi (hotspot/"borrowed") X client // GPRS/UMTS nx client from a server based at home so mainly i use zaurus for ALL when i'm outta home.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
craigtyson
post Aug 15 2008, 01:52 AM
Post #26





Group: Members
Posts: 464
Joined: 15-June 04
Member No.: 3,698



In Order of Frequency:-

Read EBooks

Play Doom / Heretic

Read Tube maps

Take Notes and Minutes at meetings

Brows Web

Send Email

Watch Movies

backup drive for Photos on camera

Chinese transaltion / dictionary

C
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

2 Pages V  < 1 2
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 16th September 2014 - 11:31 AM