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1 Jan 2007
Hello All,

I have an old SL-5500 I am attempting to make into an iPod (that is, and iPod that plays Oggs). I have been very pleased with Zplayer (with mplayer underneath) on my SL-6000. However the mplayer binary I run on my SL-6000 doesn't play (illegal instruction, or some sort).

I have downloaded several 'pre' version of mplayer 0.90 (ie. mplayer_0.90pre10_arm.ipk), but they only play when root, not as an unprivilaged user. I have tried running Zplayer as root (doesn't work), changing mplayer to SUID root, doesn't work.

Does anyone have a mplayer ipk which does work on an SL-5500 as non-root?

TIA,

Craig...
5 Jul 2006
Hello all,

Sorry if this has been brought up before.

My Pocketop keyboard is dying (too many open and closes has caused the right side keys to be intermittent). I use my SL-6000 and the keyboard everyday (I take a lot of notes at work). So I am looking for a replacement which will be compatible with the IRK driver. I know the Targus is, however it is a bit large.

Has anyone had any experience with the Belkin F8U1500 IR Universal Wireless Keyboard?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00008W81...glance&n=172282

It looks like the IR port is in a good place (for typing on the SL-6000 while rotated to the left), and the price is right.

Any one have any experiences with this keyboard and IRK?

TIA,

Craig...
17 Jun 2006
Hi there!

Anyone see this cool little thumb-drive sized spectrum analyzer?
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/80ce/

They even say that the friendly folks at Kismet have created X/Linux based software:
http://www.kismetwireless.net/wispy.shtml

Since it looks like gtk libraries are used, will this work on X/Qt? Is it possible, Meanie? It would make a really cool Wireless analyzing machine.

TIA

Craig...
5 Nov 2005
Hello All,

I am hoping someone has conquered this problem. I am trying to get Samba running on the SL-6000, and the smbd daemon just dies.

I am using the same smb.conf file that works well on my SL-5500, and everything seems to be the same as the SL-5500 (same config file, daemons are the same length in bytes, same version of kernel). I have run the daemon with -d 10 (to see debug) and there is no explaination as to why the daemon dies.

Both machines are running Sharp ROMs (the latest for each).

Anyone have this working on a SL-6000?

TIA,

Craig...
3 Oct 2005
Hey All,

I have two Zaurus's, a SL-6000 which I use as my PDA everywhere, and my old SL-5500, which spends most of its life on a shelf, turned on, and on my wireless network (a great thing to ping when I need to test the wireless network).

So the SL-5500 has lots of uptime, since it is on 24x7. I have been monitoring the uptime, and it has been incrementing nicely. I thought it was doing pretty well after it passed 400 days of uptime.

Imagine my surprise when I checked the uptime today to see that it is only 7 days of uptime! Checking the last log, it is clear that the SL-5500 hasn't rebooted since 9 April 2004, so something was off.

Not the end of the world. I guess Sharp (or Embedix) wasn't planning on the Zaurus being "up" for so long. The little Linux box that could.

Craig...
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