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post Feb 25 2004, 04:27 PM
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Hi Stubear,

I have some questions on your automated script to convert the C860. How do I get the script to be executed within the Zaurus.? Simply copying and rebooting?

I am struggling to identify the terminal program on the Zaurus CD-ROM. Can any one tell me what the name of the programm is and where it is located.

Any help will be deeply appreciated.

Ashu Akoachere
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Here is my conversion script, it was designed originally for C760, but has been tested on C750 and C860 also.  

Basically it converst a stock Japanese rom to use English menus by removing the qtopia translation files in /home/QtPalmtop/i18n/ja/  

Note if you install a program after runnig this script that comes up with Japanese menus - for example Zten and portabase - then just remove the <package>.qm files from this directory and the package will change to English menus

There are still a few places that have Japanese left, I'm still working on getting rid of these.

For the best results you will want to download and save to the same folder as the script the following files http://homepage.mac.com/tz1/libsl.qmid and http://homepage.mac.com/tz1/movieplayer.qmid

If you prefer to have Japnese style time and date (along with a few Japanese prompts) then there is a section in the script you will need to uncomment.

Hope you find this useful

I'll post updates once I'm happy they are working properly.

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#!/bin/bash

# Automated conversion script for turning Japanese C760 into English mode

# with Japanese input. Original conversion tips taken from

# http://mspencer.net/stuff/c700conv.html

homedir=`pwd`

bakext=.bak

# Comment out all Name[ja] entries, so we get the English default

echo "Converting Icons and Tabs"

cd /home/QtPalmtop/apps

for tabdir in *

do

  if [ -d $tabdir ]

  then

     # loop through all files in directory

     echo "Fixing $tabdir....."  

     cd $tabdir

     for filename in `ls -A`

     do

        sed -e's/Name[ja/#Name[ja/' $filename > $filename$bakext

        mv $filename$bakext ${filename%$bakext}

     done

     cd ..

  else

     # fix files in apps dir  

          sed -e's/Name[ja/#Name[ja/' $tabdir > $tabdir$bakext

          mv $tabdir$bakext ${tabdir%$bakext}    

  fi

done

# Convert Themes and related files

cd /home/QtPalmtop/etc

for dirname in colors zstyles zdecorations zthemes

do

       cd $dirname

       echo "Converting $dirname"

       for filename in `ls -A`

       do

           sed -e's/Name[ja/#Name[ja/' $filename > $filename$bakext

           mv $filename$bakext ${filename%$bakext}

  done

  cd ..

done

# Move all qm files so apps show English

echo "Converting apps"

cd /home/QtPalmtop/i18n/ja

mkdir hide

mv *.qm* hide/

cd hide

# Uncomment the following line and comment out the one below it if you want

# dates in Japanese format

# mv libqpe.qm libcrim.qm libjpn* ../

mv libcrim.qm libjpn* ../

cd ..

rm -rf hide

# Return Hanconword menus to English

echo "Converting HancomWord"

cd /home/QtPalmtop/bin

rm word-eucJP.rc

# Give more room in dialog boxes in ToDo

cd /home/zaurus/Settings

sed -e's/FontLogicalSize=0/FontLogicalSize=-1/' todo.conf > todo.conf.bak

mv todo.conf.bak todo.conf

# Copy the converted qmid files to get MoviePlayer with English menus

# Thanks to tz for converting these :)

if [ -e $homedir/movieplayer.qmid ]

then

  echo "Converting MoviePlayer"

  cp $homedir/movieplayer.qmid /home/QtPalmtop/i18n/ja/

  cp $homedir/libsl.qmid /home/QtPalmtop/i18n/ja/

else

  echo "Skipping MoviePlayer conversion"

  echo "Download the qmid files from http://homepage.mac.com/tz1/movieplayer.qmid"

  echo "and http://homepage.mac.com/tz1/libsl.qmid"

fi

echo "All done, please reboot or run 'killall qpe' to finish the conversion"

exit 0
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post Feb 25 2004, 11:56 PM
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Hi Stubear,

I have some questions on your automated script to convert the C860. How do I get the script to be executed within the Zaurus.? Simply copying and rebooting?

I am struggling to identify the terminal program on the Zaurus CD-ROM. Can any one tell me what the name of the programm is and where it is located.

Any help will be deeply appreciated.

Ashu Akoachere


It needs to run from the console as root. I can't remember the name of the file on the CD, but I think it was embeddedkonsole.???.ipk or some such, if you can't find it you can always use qkonsole or any other console app available from www.killfiz.de/zaurus

Good luck

Stu
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post Feb 26 2004, 07:27 AM
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Hi Stu,

thanks for your reply. At least now I am sure I have the terminal program on the C860. I am however uncertain as to the format of the executables. My problem now seem to be running the executables on the C860 and doing a proper reboot. Hence, as always, I'll be grateful if you can spend some time to answer the following questions:

1. What is the appropriate file format of the terminal executable? There
are various formats of these programs. Which is meant for the C860
machine architecture. Further, these programs are downloadable as
archives. I could not transfer the entire archive onto the Zaurus but its
contents. The "qkonsole" app comes in two flavours: a
qkonsole*_arm.ipk and a plattform independent one. Which specific
app in the respective folder do I have to install?

2. How do I reboot the C860 properly? Simply taking out the battery is
too tedious. Is there a hotkey combination?

3. There is apparently a jap/english conversion program on the conics
page called"mcvonvert" which should be installed on the CF card. I
have done that, taken out the battery and re-inserting (reboot) but still
nothing happens.


Thanks always for your help,
Ashu

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Hi Stubear,

I have some questions on your automated script to convert the C860. How do I get the script to be executed within the Zaurus.? Simply copying and rebooting?

I am struggling to identify the terminal program on the Zaurus CD-ROM. Can any one tell me what the name of the programm is and where it is located.

Any help will be deeply appreciated.

Ashu Akoachere


It needs to run from the console as root. I can't remember the name of the file on the CD, but I think it was embeddedkonsole.???.ipk or some such, if you can't find it you can always use qkonsole or any other console app available from www.killfiz.de/zaurus

Good luck

Stu
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post Feb 26 2004, 07:38 AM
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1. You want the ipk - that is the default package for the zaurus - install it through the software icon on the settings page or find it on the doc tab and double tap it to open the software install proggie.

2. The second last icon on the start menu is the reboot (kinda green circle icon) click that then choose yes to reboot

3. Did you actually install the app or just put it on the CF card? you need to install the app through the install proggie or the command line - ipkg install <package>.ipk
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post Feb 26 2004, 10:09 AM
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1. You want the ipk - that is the default package for the zaurus - install it through the software icon on the settings page or find it on the doc tab and double tap it to open the software install proggie.

2. The second last icon on the start menu is the reboot (kinda green circle icon) click that then choose yes to reboot

3. Did you actually install the app or just put it on the CF card? you need to install the app through the install proggie or the command line - ipkg install <package>.ipk
Hi Stu,

I've gone through the first stage of the conversion. Wonderful machine the SL-C860. Thanks a lot for your help. I wasn't getting the right pacakge across to the C860. Now that I've gone through the first hurdle every thing fits in place. Some few questions:

1. It is mostly converted - approx. 90%+ - but ocassionally one gets the squares/rectangles on some menus. How can I get rid of this?

2. What is the best way to add blue-tooth functionality to the C860? Do I necessarily need to have a blue-tooth CF/SD card or will a
software update be okay?

3. How can I get wireless connectivity? I guess here I will certainly need a WLAN SD card because my CF slot is already in use.

Once again thanks for your great contribution in helping me have this device converted.

Cheers,
Ashu
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post Feb 26 2004, 11:07 PM
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Ashu,

1. Did you use my script? I've never come across boxes in menus, had red boxes in text input areas - that is cause it's trying to show kanji/kana with English fonts, hit the japanese button next to the space bar, the icon in the taskbar should change from a squiggly cirle (Japanese A) to English A

2&3. AFAIK the C860 cant use SD Wlan and bluetooth devices so you"ll need CF based WLAN and Blutetooth, there is no onboard WLAN or bluetooth so you'll need a device - ie software upgrades wont help.

Stu
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post Feb 27 2004, 06:59 AM
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Ashu,

1. Did you use my script? I've never come across boxes in menus, had red boxes in text input areas - that is cause it's trying to show kanji/kana with English fonts, hit the japanese button next to the space bar, the icon in the taskbar should change from a squiggly cirle (Japanese A) to English A

2&3.  AFAIK the C860 cant use SD Wlan and bluetooth devices so you"ll need CF based WLAN and Blutetooth, there is no onboard WLAN or bluetooth so you'll need a device - ie software upgrades wont help.

Stu
Stu,

I used the mcvonvert*.ipk script. Is that the one you wrote? As I said most things are in english except for the ocassional square boxes. I reckon though the original jap fonts have been disabled, some programs still use them in some places.

Oye, I made a mistake in purchasing a 1GB CF-card. I should have taken a 500MB SD card and reserve the CF slot for bluetooth and WLAN.

What are the consequences of swapping CF cards? Can I simply take out the CF card without loosing info? Maybe I should consider selling the CF card and get an SD one in order to free a slot.

Please, forward me your script if it is different fro mcconvert.

Thanks,
Ashu
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post Feb 27 2004, 06:30 PM
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Stu,
 
I used the mcvonvert*.ipk script. Is that the one you wrote? As I said most things are in english except for the ocassional square boxes. I reckon though the original jap fonts have been disabled, some programs still use them in some places.


I think than some of my script was used in the mconvert.ipk, but my script is the one you quoted at the top of this page, just cut and paste the text and save it to the Z, give it a good name and run it from konsole.

My script is designed to allow input and reading of Japanese, so the Japanese fonts are left behind - if you want an English only option the try the tkc Rom os Cacko Rom, they have pretty eye-candy and are only English - no red boxes around.

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Oye, I made a mistake in purchasing a 1GB CF-card. I should have taken a 500MB SD card and reserve the CF slot for bluetooth and WLAN.

What are the consequences of swapping CF cards? Can I simply take out the CF card without loosing info? Maybe I should consider selling the CF card and get an SD one in order to free a slot.

Please, forward me your script if it is different fro mcconvert.  

Thanks,
Ashu


You can swap SD and CF cards without losing data, if you click on the icon of the CF card in the bottom right corner, it will pop up a box saying eject card.

If you get an error message saying cant remove card then you are running an app from the CF card - this will need to be closed first.

I swap SD/CF cards all the time - I have one 256Mb SD card filled with dictionary files that I need at work, on the train going home I swap it for the SD card with games on it biggrin.gif

Stu
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Stu,
 
I used the mcvonvert*.ipk script. Is that the one you wrote? As I said most things are in english except for the ocassional square boxes. I reckon though the original jap fonts have been disabled, some programs still use them in some places.


I think than some of my script was used in the mconvert.ipk, but my script is the one you quoted at the top of this page, just cut and paste the text and save it to the Z, give it a good name and run it from konsole.

My script is designed to allow input and reading of Japanese, so the Japanese fonts are left behind - if you want an English only option the try the tkc Rom os Cacko Rom, they have pretty eye-candy and are only English - no red boxes around.

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Oye, I made a mistake in purchasing a 1GB CF-card. I should have taken a 500MB SD card and reserve the CF slot for bluetooth and WLAN.

What are the consequences of swapping CF cards? Can I simply take out the CF card without loosing info? Maybe I should consider selling the CF card and get an SD one in order to free a slot.

Please, forward me your script if it is different fro mcconvert.  

Thanks,
Ashu


You can swap SD and CF cards without losing data, if you click on the icon of the CF card in the bottom right corner, it will pop up a box saying eject card.

If you get an error message saying cant remove card then you are running an app from the CF card - this will need to be closed first.

I swap SD/CF cards all the time - I have one 256Mb SD card filled with dictionary files that I need at work, on the train going home I swap it for the SD card with games on it biggrin.gif

Stu
I don't think I'll need jap input, so I'll probably try other ROM versions.

Mybiggest worry now concerns the 1GB CF card I got. I am a bit reluctant to sell it because of it's size and speed. What is the issue involving SD WLAN cards and the Z. There are certainly some SD WLAN cards in the market. Do you think that in due course someone will come up with the appropriate driver software that will make it possible to use SD WLAN card on the Z?

Thanks always for sharing your Z experise with me.
Ashu
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post Jul 28 2004, 09:09 PM
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Heads up - there are problems with the script as pasted above !!!

There are typos that will cause the sed commands to fail, and wipe out the files instead of commenting out the Name[ja] entries. (Looks like this is a side effect of how the script was copied/pasted.)

For anyone that wants to fix it by hand, the [ brackets in the sed commands need to be prefixed with \, e.g.

sed -e's/Name\[ja/#Name\[ja/' $filename > $filename$bakext

There's also copy of essentially the same script script here:
WBCD's Zaurus Users Guide

Remember, always back up your machine before trying any of this.

Thanks for the script and all the help, I almost have an english C860.
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post Jul 29 2004, 03:22 AM
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QUOTE(mikeyp @ Jul 29 2004, 02:09 PM)
Heads up - there are problems with the script as pasted above !!!

There are typos that will cause the sed commands to fail, and wipe out the files instead of commenting out the Name[ja] entries. (Looks like this is a side effect of how the script was copied/pasted.)

For anyone that wants to fix it by hand, the [ brackets in the sed commands need to be prefixed with \, e.g.

sed -e's/Name\[ja/#Name\[ja/' $filename > $filename$bakext

There's also copy of essentially the same script script here:
WBCD's Zaurus Users Guide

Remember, always back up your machine before trying any of this.

Thanks for the script and all the help, I almost have an english C860.

Hmm, Interesting, the script wwas correct on the old forum - must have lost the \ during the cross over.

The script on WBDC script is an same script that was copy/pasted into the forum here. I think I might have changed the default of deleting libsl.qm in the one here.

I'll edit the original script (the formatting looks all odd now - too much spacing) to correct the sed line in case anyone copies it from here

THanks

Stu
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post Oct 15 2004, 03:27 PM
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[quote=Stubear,Feb 5 2004, 09:19 PM] [quote]2. What is the best terminal app to load on the 860 as it doesn't come with one. I liked qkonsole, but it shuts down when you hit the Cancel key. Very bad if you are using VI and trying to enter commands. If anyone has a link to a good terminal ipk I would appreciate it.[/quote]

Try embeddedkonsole-tw, it doesn't suffer from the Cancel key probelm, it also has support for Big5, euc, jis, sjis and UTF8 charsets. Doesn't have as many font selectinos as QKonsole but the charsets make up for it for me

[quote]3. Anyone know much about the Java ME on the 860? Is it a complete replacement for Jeode? There is a script that transfers evm commands to CVM. [/quote]

It supports about 75-80% of the Jeode features - the evm script is a little flaky and I've generally had better luck calling cvm directly. The biggest problem is that it doesn't have great Japanese support, there is a really cool app called babbletower (Japanese dictionary and flashcard app) that I can't use on Java ME cause it doesn't handle japanese fonts properly - it also has problems with selection indexes.

Stu[/quote] [/quote]
Stubear,

I am struggling to install an app on my C860 that needs a java VM. I can see evm is installed, but somewhere the application tries to call cvm and fails.

How can I resolve this? How can I install a VM that calls the cvm commands directly? I thinkI do need something called jeode to get things up and runing, but where do I get it?


Thanks in anticipation,
Ashu
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post Nov 2 2004, 08:37 PM
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see my post at

http://www.oesf.org/forums/inde...15&hl=\.qm

about a different, simpler conversion approach.

(G)
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post Nov 11 2004, 07:43 AM
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QUOTE(Anonymous @ Feb 3 2004, 12:43 PM)
By the way, I am also a good source for Japanese pricing on Zaurus gadgets if you have any of those types of questions.....

Hi all,

I've got one question for Brian. Where is the cheapest shop to buy a Zaurus 860 in tokio?? or kyoto? I've got two friends staying in japan this week and I would like to buy one.

Thanks in advance.
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I would suggest Sofmap in Yurakucho. They sell used Zs as well.
I usually use Bic Camera in Yurakucho because of their points program, but the prices are not the lowest. The other choice is just about anywhere in Akihabara, but I would recommend Sofmap used units over the stuff in Akihabara.
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