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3 Oct 2006
I'm running Cacko 1.23 on a C3200. A couple of days ago I tried to install qpdf2 using Package Manager. The completion bar moved up to 100% but then the package icon turned back to a closed box. (Package Manager has worked OK before.)

Today I had problems with KOpieMail refusing to acknowledge the existence of mail on a server which has been fine for a few weeks. (The default Email package works fine.) After a bit of poking around with Midnight Commander and a couple of reboots I couldn't see any problem, so decided to try uninstall/reinstall. Package Manager uninstalled KOpieMail fine, but won't reinstall it. Same thing happens -- gets to 100% then icon turns back to closed box.

Any suggestions (a) how to make Package Manager install again, and (b) how to make KOpieMail download mail?

Thanks in advance for ideas,

7 Aug 2006
I'm just about to get a 3200 which I'd like to use as a basic "portable desktop", so I'll need to configure it. But I'm getting confused about the various ROM/X/Qt/Opie/GPE/workstation/super/jumbo installations.

The eventual basic functions I'm looking for are:
* English language
* stable setup (not bleeding edge)
* USB ethernet and wireless networking with a Netgear broadband router (preferably using WPA-PSK for wireless)
* appears as USB storage device to Windows/OSX
* automounts USB storage devices
* word processor which reads/writes Word and OpenDoc files (and preferably old OpenOffice files)
* spreadsheet which reads/writes Excel files (and preferably old OpenOffice files)
* good package management (for upgrades)
* jpg viewer
* pdf viewer
* voice recording up to 30 mins
* conversion of recordings to mp3
* mp3 player
* prints to Canon Pixma iP3000 (I know there's a Linux driver for this)
plus GnuCash would be nice but I can manage without.

As a starting point, what are the pros and cons of the various ROMs/distros in terms of supporting this kind of functionality? And what are the pros and cons of X/Qt/Opie/GPE/etc.? As much as possible I'd like to keep things simple, using a package manager where I can, so there's less chance of me screwing up and it's easier to upgrade.

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