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post Jun 13 2007, 04:20 AM
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Good day folks,

First, thanks to the people that run this forum and those who have creatied OZ & Opie.

I have recently come into posession of an SL-5600, trading it for a LifeDrive. I certainly got the better end of the deal, I couldn't stand that LD. The hardware was nice enough, but the OS.. oh the OS. I have successfully got it running from a 2GB SD card, so now that I've freed up the RAM and have a swap in place, I can actually use the graphical package manager. Also, kudos to the team for running sshd on boot, that was quite helpfull.

Anyways, I do a fair bit of photography and would like to utilize the 5600 for a portable proofing machine, something I can pop a CF into and take a look at the pictures I've just shot as the screen on my D60 is tiny. I've tried tximage and opie-eye. tximage is almost workable, but it seems to want to go through the entire card upon insertion, and going through a 2GB CF with a few hundred pics on it is just bloody time-consuming. Truly, I could boot my laptop up quicker and view them on that.

I have in the past used various iPaq models that had a CF card and even the built-in image programs seemed to work better, but since I have successfully weaned myself from Windows on the desktop 98% of the time (at home), I would like to do this as well. tkcGallery looks like it may work, but getting it to install in OZ/Opie has been fruitless. So, does anyone have any suggestions? I do have the oz-compat stuff installed, but it doesn't seem to help.

Secondly, as a Gnome fan/fanatic, I was hoping to use GPE on my 5600, but I'll be darned if I can figure out how to synchronize it to my machine at work (XP, Outlook). Opie works just fine with the Qtopia desktop, but I don't know where to begin in GPE.

I'm also looking for suggestions for replacing AvantGo. That is one program I've been using since the days of my Palm III and I really enjoy the functionality. Konq-Embedded doesn't seem to have an offline mode, and Opie-Reader with the plucker codec isn't ... optimal. Slap together a script with wget? Or is there a real program.

Anyways, I've typed entirely too much. Thanks to you all for your time and consideration.
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post Jun 13 2007, 09:02 AM
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Flickr for Zaurus might help you to view your photos.
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