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pixelator
post Dec 9 2008, 11:55 PM
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Hi all, first post (well, practically).

I found a 3200 at a flea market recently and was going to sell, but my penchant for gadgetry has, I think, overcome my desire for extra holiday funds. So, it's likely going to stay here with me for at least a while... Or I decide it doesn't serve much useful purpose (and I've decided that of lots of PDA's and similar items, including a Fujitsu U810 a couple of months ago - a fun gadget but too small for XP and the keyboard was neither thumb- nor touch-type friendly).

Anyway, I was wondering what the deal was with distros. I initially put pdaXii113 Akita Full on it but found the lag for opening apps and general speed to be really intolerable. I repartitioned/restored the HD for Cacko 1.23 and that's what I am running now. It's clean and fairly quick, but I wonder if I'm missing much flexibility. What about just plain old pdaXrom? Spitz vs. Akita? Yep, I've done some googling and some searching of these forums but haven't yet uncovered a thread that answered these questions (especially not one that was fairly recent).

Also, I'm gleaning that there's no simple method of getting Firefox/Mozilla on Cacko - so is there a Java and Flash ipk or other procedure to get streaming video and other flash or web based stuff running on it? Bear in mind, before this thing my Linux experience was limited to one simple install of Ubuntu on a desktop for work - and that's it.

Many thanks... smile.gif
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Jon_J
post Dec 10 2008, 08:26 PM
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Capn_Fish
A bit off topic, but still referring to different distros.
Why is it that a lot of people went to Debian instead of Angstrom?
Angstrom is optimized for embedded devices, isn't it?
Also, it seems that Debian and Angstrom have a lot in common.
Do Debian packages work in Angstrom? If not completely, but do some Debian pkgs work in Angstrom?
The latest version of Angstrom, which I'm using seems to lack quite a lot of packages, or packages that I would like to see that actually work.

On another note, Angstrom seems to boot quickly, and restarting X is extremely fast, compared to restarting X in pdaxii13,
but small applications seem to bring Angstrom down to its knees.
I opened 2 instances of leafpad, so I could copy/paste from one file to another.
Angstrom's CPU/MEM meter went through the roof and I had to restart X.
I didn't have a swapfile enabled at the time, but leafpad, is just a tiny text editor.
I'd be afraid to see what would happen if I did the same thing as above with one instance each of leafpad and abiword.
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pixelator   Distros On The 3200: Pdax Vs Xii113 Vs Cacko Vs..?   Dec 9 2008, 11:55 PM
Jon_J   Found at a flea-market - WOW I paid over $400...   Dec 10 2008, 07:33 AM
pixelator   Thanks Jon, that was exactly the sort of opinion I...   Dec 10 2008, 10:40 AM
Capn_Fish   Because the N810's keyboard is lousy, the OS i...   Dec 10 2008, 12:23 PM
pixelator   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 10 2008, 12:23 PM) ...   Dec 10 2008, 02:45 PM
Jon_J   QUOTE(pixelator @ Dec 10 2008, 12:40 PM) ...   Dec 10 2008, 12:36 PM
Jon_J   pixelator To get WPA working in Cacko, try the try...   Dec 10 2008, 01:21 PM
pixelator   Yep, I did follow that exact (archived) website an...   Dec 10 2008, 01:27 PM
Jon_J   Install zeditor in cacko to edit text files. You c...   Dec 10 2008, 01:51 PM
Jon_J   It works! I use WPA PSK on my wireless rout...   Dec 10 2008, 02:07 PM
speculatrix   cacko works, but you have to consider it basically...   Dec 10 2008, 02:38 PM
pixelator   Jon, thanks again for your suggestions. I had act...   Dec 10 2008, 03:05 PM
pixelator   It's too bad... So then am I correct in assumi...   Dec 10 2008, 03:07 PM
speculatrix   QUOTE(pixelator @ Dec 10 2008, 11:07 PM) ...   Dec 10 2008, 03:27 PM
Jon_J   QUOTE(pixelator @ Dec 10 2008, 05:05 PM) ...   Dec 10 2008, 03:18 PM
pixelator   QUOTE(Jon_J @ Dec 10 2008, 03:18 PM) Noth...   Dec 10 2008, 04:26 PM
Jon_J   You'll need to add a linux partition to the HD...   Dec 10 2008, 05:10 PM
Capn_Fish   I'm feeling kind of at a loss for what to reco...   Dec 10 2008, 05:30 PM
Jon_J   Capn_Fish A bit off topic, but still referring to ...   Dec 10 2008, 08:26 PM
pixelator   Which version of Debian, though? EABI?   Dec 10 2008, 10:45 PM


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