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PaulBx1
post Mar 4 2006, 11:51 PM
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C1000 running Cacko 1.23

Since I can't get sync working, I'm laboriously beaming Address Book categories over from my Palm. They end up as files on my SD card in a folder "Obex_Inbox". When I click them, they get dumped into my Address Book with category "Unfiled". So, for each address I have to reset its category to what it really is.

Now, as I'm doing this, I'm wondering, whenever I change and close an address, is it doing a write to internal flash (thus using up that flash life)? Or are all these changes going on in RAM, and the only time flash gets written is when I exit the program?

I don't see the regular data files for the Address Book application on the Zaurus. I wonder if they can be put on the SD card too?

Also, if anyone knows a way to do this change en masse rather than one at a time, I'd appreciate knowing about it.

Finaqlly, somewhat off this topic, I'm thinking of the possibility of bypassing my PC altogether in syncing, and simply using my Zaurus as the place where the "Palm Desktop" resides (or course, I mean an application that emulates Palm Desktop). For example, this page lists Unix applications that act as the "Palm Desktop" on a Unix box, for a Palm handheld. Has anyone ported something like this to the Zaurus? If so, then I could bypass the Intellisync/PalmDesktop/Outlook mess altogether.
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madfitz
post Oct 7 2006, 08:58 AM
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I’d been having problems with the ‘a’ key not working in Kconsole, Qconsole and ssh (it did work in sftp) for some time now and had started a thread with this.
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=20140&hl=
The only solution seemed to be to re-flash my Z. I did a backup first and installed the latest CACkO, (There had been some application execution/installation problems I’d hoped flashing the Z would solve as well.)
Qtopia 1.5.4
Kernel 2.4.2
CACkO Zaurus Qtopia ROM 1.23
On my SL-C3200

After flashing and before I restored my backup the ‘a’ key worked in the terminal again w/o any problems. However after I restored my backup to get all my PIM data back, I didn’t realize it had saved all the installed applications and configurations. So now the ‘a’ key doesn’t work again.

I’m certain this problem is some kind of keyboard mapping issue, (though I haven’t found the config file for that yet).

The short of it. I need/want a way to backup all my PIM data ONLY. So I can re-install the applications I want from scratch. I’ve checked in the /home/zaurus/Applications/dtm directory and all these files do appear to be related to PIM data, however they are not flat files and are not humanly readable. Are these truly the data files? And is there a way to extract the data into flat files. That would make it easier to sync the data with scripts or something.

So how do I backup ALL my PIM data and only my PIM data? Just copy the files in the dtm to backup, flash and restore the dtm files?
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ldrolez
post Oct 8 2006, 04:39 AM
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QUOTE(madfitz @ Oct 7 2006, 06:58 PM)
I’ve checked in the /home/zaurus/Applications/dtm directory and all these files do appear to be related to PIM data, however they are not flat files and are not humanly readable. Are these truly the data files? And is there a way to extract the data into flat files. That would make it easier to sync the data with scripts or something.

Yes, backup /home/zaurus/Applications/dtm, and try zdbat (links above) to play with the contents.

Cheers,

Ludo.
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madfitz
post Oct 9 2006, 07:42 AM
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Thanks for the tip ldrolez,


I think I found a link to that app:
http://ldrolez.free.fr/software/zaurus/

If nothing else at lest now I should be able to flash my Z and restore my PIM data and re-install ONLY the programs I want.

Thanks all
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