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post Oct 29 2004, 04:40 PM
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I am running at the moment in my Z6000 with the standard ROM from Sharp and using packages from Xqt, the whole distribution from Debian under the X's of xqt.

Everything is very simple and anyone with a big card or microdrive (no smaller than 500Kb) and able to run Xqt can do it.

I will send some screen shots of different X-applications like Firefox, Konqueror, Kile, Kmail...etc.

Everything is based on Klaus's 'pocketworkstation', but using Xqt instead of Xvnc.

Just small drawbacks as some keys that don't work (three at the moment).

Qtopia running at the same time, everything from the standar software and other packages installed, continue to work nicely, so one can choose the best of both possibilities.

The only price to pay is around 4 Mb. of RAM but I find it extremely cheap for having this wonderful capability.

I have tested it for three days with no problems at all. I am NOT an expert and have modified just a couple of lines of standard scripts.

You can contact me at smuelas@telefonica.net

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post Nov 4 2004, 02:23 AM
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Hi rehorrericha,

I will input more information a.s.a.p. in the web page. Anyway, I will tell you what I do now.
First of all I create a file, once in Debian, in directory /root with the name .bashrc. If the file exist already, I edit it and include the lines below:

export DISPLAY=0:0
xmodmap .xmodmaorc &

I stablish a link between /root and /home/root doing:

ln -s /root /home/root

I copy a file with the name: .xmodmaprc to /root.
This file contains the new codes of the keys to have everything available using the SL.6000's keyboard. I will explain in the web page how is the mapping modified. Also I will include this file in the web page.

Finally, I create a file with a short name, you can choose anyone like ini, begin...etc. and I put it in /usr/bin/
In this file I write a couple of lines for begining the Xssesion:

cd /home/root
export DISPLAY=0:0
/usr/bin/icewm &
nautilus (As I have included Nautilus but it is just a personal choice)

I made this file executable: chmod +x ......

When I launch Xstart and in the console that appears, once having done chroot (or included it in a script) symply I write the name of this last file and everything begins.
Then I launch the bash shell, as I use quite a lot of alias and other things and to have the keyboard working in the right way: "bash"

About your question related with /etc/resolv.conf you must write a line like this one:


but instead of theese numbers, the IP direction of your DNS.
If you have more than one DNS you can write as many lines as the one above, each with the IP direction of a new DNS.

As you don't lose Qtopia, you can launch the Wi-fi in the usual way, but the old file in Qtopia /etc/resolv.conf is now unreachable, so you have to create a new one in the new root.

From time to time take a look at the space available in your card with "df". Debian is big and also some of its pacackages.

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smuelas   Debian with Xqt   Oct 29 2004, 04:40 PM
jamesm   sounds pretty good, shame about it being on the Sh...   Oct 29 2004, 10:40 PM
gab74   I'm interested in testing it !. Please ...   Oct 30 2004, 01:16 AM
ShiroiKuma   Yes, I'd be interested in doing this do. Woul...   Oct 30 2004, 02:08 AM
kcurrie   I too have been running Debian (using pocket works...   Oct 30 2004, 08:35 AM
smuelas   I am unable to upload screen shots. On next tuesda...   Oct 30 2004, 10:58 AM
smuelas   Please find a first "sketch" of the web ...   Nov 2 2004, 06:24 AM
ShiroiKuma   Hi: I have followed your guide, taken all the ste...   Nov 3 2004, 07:15 PM
ShiroiKuma   I figured that out. Turns out I need to enterCODEe...   Nov 3 2004, 08:00 PM
smuelas   Hi rehorrericha, I will input more information a....   Nov 4 2004, 02:23 AM
bluedevils   I assume you meant minimum 512mb card is the minim...   Nov 4 2004, 05:00 AM
melonhead   smuelas, good work on all these instructions. I...   Nov 4 2004, 05:09 AM
Stubear   Hmm, interesting attack at debian on X/Qt. I went...   Nov 4 2004, 06:06 AM
ShiroiKuma   Thanks Smuelas, for your help. It runs now. One m...   Nov 5 2004, 02:00 AM
smuelas   QUOTE(rehorrericha @ Nov 5 2004, 10:00 AM)Tha...   Nov 5 2004, 03:12 AM
smuelas   Thanks melonhead for your comments but, really, I ...   Nov 5 2004, 04:09 AM
ShiroiKuma   Thank you for the advice/ smuelas. I'll try ri...   Nov 5 2004, 06:01 AM
iamasmith   QUOTE(rehorrericha @ Nov 5 2004, 10:00 AM)Tha...   Nov 5 2004, 06:24 AM
smuelas   rehorrericha, I have only tested CF formated as ex...   Nov 5 2004, 09:34 AM
ShiroiKuma   Hmmm, I formatted my CF to ext2. Now I can suspend...   Nov 6 2004, 06:19 AM
smuelas   I have no idea. Xqt is just a program running and ...   Nov 6 2004, 06:58 AM
MSC_Geek   Smuelas, Thanks for all the info, it has embo...   Nov 8 2004, 09:46 AM
smuelas   MSC Geek, I don't think that it can be problem...   Nov 8 2004, 06:04 PM
gab74   Only a starnge problem, when i startx from icon an...   Nov 9 2004, 03:11 AM
gab74   When i start icewm no desktop appears but there i...   Nov 11 2004, 08:40 AM
MSC_Geek   Smuelas, You were correct, it was not related ...   Nov 11 2004, 08:48 AM
gab74   Why when i try to install locales i receive : UNK...   Nov 11 2004, 12:00 PM
melonhead   QUOTE(gab74 @ Nov 11 2004, 08:00 PM)Why when ...   Nov 11 2004, 02:31 PM
stbrock   I've gotten this message and avoided it by poi...   Nov 11 2004, 03:12 PM
smuelas   I am answering the last messages. I apologize if I...   Nov 11 2004, 04:41 PM
smuelas   Everything else is working stupendously. So, plea...   Nov 11 2004, 04:57 PM
pelrun   MSC_Geek, I'm having the same issue as you are...   Nov 11 2004, 09:41 PM
gab74   Smuleas I FOLLOW : For installing swap, first of ...   Nov 12 2004, 12:59 AM
pelrun   You've missed a step - the swap file is create...   Nov 12 2004, 01:52 AM
smuelas   Really a forgot a lot of things: thanks pelrun. sm...   Nov 12 2004, 05:18 AM
gab74   Smuelas, Sorry for my ignorance but What type of L...   Nov 12 2004, 05:37 AM
smuelas   Gabriele, when installing locales, Debian will ask...   Nov 12 2004, 10:04 AM
suid   Sorry if you all already realise this but I though...   Nov 13 2004, 05:53 AM
gab74   Some impressions : I've installed Debian ( ba...   Nov 13 2004, 06:34 AM
smuelas   Hi Gab, I have answered you a long message but ...   Nov 13 2004, 08:12 AM
gab74   Thanks Smuleas, I'd be grateful if you sent me...   Nov 13 2004, 01:25 PM
cdollar393   QUOTE(gab74 @ Nov 11 2004, 09:40 AM)When i st...   Nov 13 2004, 05:53 PM
gab74   QUOTE(cdollar393 @ Nov 13 2004, 05:53 PM)QUOT...   Nov 14 2004, 03:29 AM
hannibal   Hi all, I'm new to the Zaurus community, havin...   Nov 21 2004, 11:09 AM
hwkeye   Hi all, I am trying to install Mozilla, Nautilus,...   Nov 21 2004, 01:19 PM
MSC_Geek   hwkeye, If you upgraded debian after the 17th ...   Nov 21 2004, 11:44 PM
gab74   Can anyone send me his impressions about Debain on...   Nov 22 2004, 07:11 AM
MSC_Geek   Ok, First off, I tried size=.5 (that's PO...   Nov 22 2004, 12:16 PM
hwkeye   Hi MSC Geek, Thanks a lot with your help. I do v...   Nov 22 2004, 12:30 PM
smuelas   Hi guys, Just a few words to explain my last exper...   Nov 28 2004, 05:04 AM
chaosteo   Hi all, I am a newbie who just ordered SL-6000 fr...   Nov 28 2004, 07:48 AM
smuelas   Hi chaosteo, Count on me to help you as much as I ...   Nov 28 2004, 09:20 AM
chaosteo   Hi smuelas before I received my unit on wednesday...   Nov 28 2004, 03:39 PM
Tehas   You're right, if you use your SD slot for stor...   Nov 28 2004, 07:17 PM
smuelas   Hi chaosteo, I answer to your questions: 1) Yes. Y...   Nov 29 2004, 10:53 AM
freshroastedpeanut   Great work Smuelas on helping get this set up. I...   Nov 30 2004, 01:10 PM
smuelas   Hi JJ, I think that I have good news for you. The ...   Dec 1 2004, 08:38 AM
verk   dumb question, after chroot command how do you gu...   Dec 2 2004, 08:16 PM
freshroastedpeanut   After a chroot you cannot access the other files. ...   Dec 3 2004, 10:44 AM
dtruchan   QUOTEhow do you read /mnt/~your_another_card/* fro...   Dec 3 2004, 05:13 PM
freshroastedpeanut   OK, I was flat out wrong on the swap. I've had...   Dec 3 2004, 07:22 PM
MSC_Geek   Ok, Everything was working almost perfectly, an...   Dec 3 2004, 08:05 PM
adf   absolutely outstanding stuff. What about using th...   Dec 4 2004, 12:08 AM
smuelas   Related to fstab I only add a line corresponding t...   Dec 4 2004, 11:23 AM
chaosteo   Hi Smuelas I ended up picking up a 512mb cf card ...   Dec 6 2004, 05:51 PM
hatchetman   QUOTE1. Where is the "jvr" instructions ...   Dec 6 2004, 10:37 PM
freshroastedpeanut   QUOTE3. How do i format my CF card to use ext 2? ...   Dec 7 2004, 09:58 AM
hatchetman   I would think you could just create new device nod...   Dec 7 2004, 11:21 AM
smuelas   Hi JJ, I can't help you with kismet & gps....   Dec 7 2004, 11:25 AM
deniscallies   Hello, I made a mistake calibrating the pointer, s...   Dec 7 2004, 01:02 PM
byzantium   Hi gang, Just wanted to ask if this topic on X/Qt...   Dec 7 2004, 01:38 PM
smuelas   I have no specific preferences on sites. If you th...   Dec 8 2004, 03:38 AM
smuelas   NEWS!! I have updated the "special...   Dec 9 2004, 02:19 AM
byzantium   cool! can you repost the link to your page?   Dec 9 2004, 04:55 AM
smuelas   Here is the site for Debian&Xqt: http://w3....   Dec 9 2004, 07:18 AM
soundwave106   This is pretty cool. Random thought: I wonder if...   Dec 9 2004, 11:01 AM
stbrock   It looks like you can request that someone compile...   Dec 9 2004, 11:26 AM
adf   Works on my 5600!! I actually went ahead ...   Dec 10 2004, 02:31 PM
smuelas   Hi adf, Just one point of your mail: are you runni...   Dec 10 2004, 03:55 PM
adf   What I have at the moment: I installed openzaurus ...   Dec 10 2004, 05:52 PM
smuelas   Thanks a lot adf for your explanations. Now some q...   Dec 11 2004, 02:35 AM
hafken   Hi. I've been able to get everything running o...   Dec 11 2004, 04:56 AM
smuelas   I remember to have had a problem similar to yours ...   Dec 11 2004, 05:19 AM
hafken   Yes, I've already done the apt-get update, and...   Dec 11 2004, 05:36 AM
smuelas   hafken, Sorry but I insist. With "apt-get upd...   Dec 11 2004, 07:18 AM
adf   firs the opie xqt thing. XQT draws X windows throu...   Dec 11 2004, 12:49 PM
adf   OH by double the x's I think I was the one con...   Dec 11 2004, 12:55 PM
adf   LMAO.. more posts for one answer I do eventuall...   Dec 11 2004, 01:05 PM
adf   argh someday I will get an ide into asingle post ...   Dec 11 2004, 01:10 PM
chaosteo   Hi Smuelas, I followed the steps to install xqt a...   Dec 11 2004, 06:44 PM
adf   I think maybe winzip is your problem? Does your z ...   Dec 11 2004, 10:32 PM
smuelas   In fact, you don't have the file .xinitrc in ...   Dec 12 2004, 05:19 AM
smuelas   Sorry. chaosteo, I made a mistake. Yes, you shoul...   Dec 12 2004, 05:34 AM
hafken   re: xmodmap problems ok, I did the apt-get upgrad...   Dec 12 2004, 06:16 AM
smuelas   I'm sorry, Dave about your problems with xmodm...   Dec 12 2004, 06:42 AM
chaosteo   Hello Smuelas, I used Vim to edit .xintrc wtih rx...   Dec 12 2004, 07:02 AM
smuelas   Hi, chaosteo What you should have is a file with t...   Dec 12 2004, 09:22 AM
chaosteo   sorry guys another question..sorry being so dumb ...   Dec 12 2004, 11:04 AM
smuelas   hi chaos... Sorry but this time I cannot help you....   Dec 12 2004, 12:37 PM
adf   2 things Chaos.. you are using a standard sharpro...   Dec 12 2004, 08:22 PM
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