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tombraider
post Jun 23 2005, 03:55 PM
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QUOTE(misterpib @ Jun 23 2005, 09:38 PM)
QUOTE(sds @ Jun 23 2005, 12:57 PM)
Sorry, the Simpad is dead.
I've got the confirmation today at the Linuxtag at Karlruhe, Germany. Stop wasting any effort on it. Same applies to the GPE efforts on iPAQs. The search for "the" platform goes on.

It seems like the OE developers are still unsure which one is the platform to actively support from now on?

Maybe the Nokia 770. I'am just guessing.
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Seems to me that my Simpad is still working, so to me, the Simpad isn't dead...maybe I'll have to do anything I want done for it myself, but that's okay...it's cheaper than buying another device that will do what I can already do with the simpad...
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I think the SIMpad is great....now...I got my wireless working and my ActiveSync (serial connection). Have internet access and email working on it. I'm just getting used to the Jot application which really is neat. I think I'll stick with the Win CE 3.0 which is on there for the moment.

I figured out how to install a wince.exe file through ActiveSync which was on my Orinoco cd in the "WinCE" folder - imagine that? It was there all along. I just assumed the drivers would have been preinstalled on the SIMpad.


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post Jun 24 2005, 06:42 AM
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QUOTE(misterpib @ Jun 23 2005, 01:21 PM)
QUOTE(osx4zaurus @ Jun 23 2005, 12:45 PM)
QUOTE(misterpib @ Jun 23 2005, 02:32 PM)
Well, if that's the case, then that would explain why it doesn't work :|

Can anybody confirm if this is true or not?
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You can use these drivers to get usb-client-mode syncing to work:

http://www.silentservices.de/simpad/sl4-usb.zip

but it is impossible for the usb hardware to be used for things like external keyboards or hard drives - it isn't a question of having the right software drivers - the hardware support isn't there.
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I know it's impossible to use it as a USB host. I just want to be able to transfer files from my linux box to the dang thing without using serial...

Thanks for the link, but that's very much not what I'm looking for...

Well, I'll try it with a Windows machine to see if it works at all...but I am using opensimpad and I am using linux on my main computer...
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Here is an excerpt from Polish website for simpad regarding USB. It appears to contain USB drivers for various Win flavors. I could install Win XP driver but still can't get Active Sync to work. Can somebody translate this and give a step-by-step?

Jak podłączyć simpada poprzez USB?

Wbrew pozorom nie jest to takie proste. Najpierw należy się "wyposażyć" jeden z poniższych sterownik√≥w:
Oryginalny sterownik udostępniony przez Siemensa
http://simpad.pdaclub.pl/download/simpad.rar
Poprawiony sterownik dla Windows 2000
http://simpad.pdaclub.pl/download/WCEUSBSH.rar
Poprawiony sterownik dla WinXP
http://simpad.pdaclub.pl/download/WCEUSBSH_XP.rar

Potem należy postępować według następującego schematu:
- na simpadzie w Control Panel / PC Connections wybrać USB,
- wykonać Soft Reset na Simpadzie (Start - Programs - Tools - Software Reset),
- włożyć wtyczkę USB na włączonym Simpadzie,
- po wykryciu sprzętu przez Windows, wskazać odpowiedni sterownik,
- Active Sync powinien nawiązać połączenie.

Podziękowania dla Rafała Lewandowskiego za podesłanie opisu.

[EDIT] Oops, you are talking about Opensimpad and Linux. Sorry.
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post Jun 24 2005, 11:37 AM
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QUOTE(sds @ Jun 23 2005, 12:57 PM)
Sorry, the Simpad is dead.
I've got the confirmation today at the Linuxtag at Karlruhe, Germany. Stop wasting any effort on it. Same applies to the GPE efforts on iPAQs. The search for "the" platform goes on.

It seems like the OE developers are still unsure which one is the platform to actively support from now on?

Maybe the Nokia 770. I'am just guessing.
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I'm using it to read ebooks with opie-reader. No other handheld I know has a better screen. Battery life is better than my zaurus. Only the software is not as good as it could be (so I have a 2nd simpad with wince which I use exclusively for reading PDF)

It may be rumored dead but I'm very happy with it and I will not sell it - I really love the device. Good weight/size ratio.

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post Jun 25 2005, 10:24 AM
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QUOTE(guylhem @ Jun 24 2005, 07:37 PM)
I'm using it to read ebooks with opie-reader. No other handheld I know has a better screen. Battery life is better than my zaurus. Only the software is not as good as it could be (so I have a 2nd simpad with wince which I use exclusively for reading PDF)

It may be rumored dead but I'm very happy with it and I will not sell it - I really love the device. Good weight/size ratio.

Guylhem
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I might have to switch to linux just to get a decent ebook reader...boy, that Microsoft reader is the PITS! It doesn't even allow you to rotate or spread the page out full screen. sad.gif
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post Jun 26 2005, 09:41 AM
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I purchase microsoft ebooks and use openclit to read them with opie-reader. The very same ebook looks gorgeous on a simpad/opie-reader compared to anything else !

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