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remick182
post Jan 17 2006, 07:56 PM
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Hey guys and gals. I just recieved my new pda in the mail today. I got a Zaurus SL-5500. I also use Ubuntu on my home PC (as well as a very small partition for Win XP for those 1 or 2 things that I haven't figured out how to run in Linux wink.gif ).
I'm not quite sure how to best utilize my new pda. I came from a Dell Axim X3 (don't worry, it was free) and a Palm m100 before that. I know that the 5500 uses a Linux OS...but that's about it. From reading up on some stuff on the net, it seems like there a bit of customization that can be done, same as my PC Linux OS. Am I right in assuming that?
Also, I'm trying to figure out how to sync my pda to Ubuntu so that I can xfer info and backup my data. Any help as far as programs, links to how-to's, or any other tips would be awesome.
My specs are: 2.6 MHz Pentium , 256 Mb RAM, cable modem, Ubuntu Linux Breezy Badger 5.10
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post Jan 18 2006, 12:19 PM
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you will need to setup public and private keys for passwordless access to the desktop. Go to the sync->configure and you will see the remote sync option and then it will give you the ssh section. kde pimpi's documentation describes it best.

I believe it gets the .ics and and the vcf files, syncs with them locally and then sends them back to your desktop.

I generally don't sync, but replicate my stuff so I just have an scp pull to my desktop. For security reasons I rather let the desktop have passwordless access to the Z, than have it the other way around. If kopi/kapi had commandline sync, I would have synced my data instead.
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