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13 Jan 2006
I'm glued to my tablet PC now, so i guess it's time to pass my zaurus collection on to somebody who will use it.


It's in great shape!

Happy Bidding!
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22 Mar 2005
I've had my 5600 for a few years now, but just recently i decided to make the switch to OZ 3.5.2. I read that the package manager is currently broken\buggy, and sure enough, most of the times i tried to use it, it ended up freezing up the zaurus.

So what is the normal way to get new packages into OZ? are most people just downloading ipkg's and installing them via console?

Is getting the package manager fixed a priority?

I'd love to "get into" OZ but i'm having trouble since i can't tell what is supposed to work and what isnt. I hate sounding like a n00b, i'm a programmer for a living, but OZ is seriously kicking my butt so far.
13 Mar 2005
I use to have a dev env for my z setup on a linux box, but that hard drive has since died. would anyone be willing to compile a package for me?

the link is


it's a webcam driver so you'll need kernel sources.

I would really appreciate it.

(in case you're wondering why in the world i want a usb webcam driver, its because i made that ir webcam that was on slashdot earlier today, and i thought it would be sweet to get working on the zaurus)

I have a zaurus 5600 and the usb host card, so hopefully it will work.

If anyone could try and compile this i would be very appreciative. if it has any issues i guess i'll have to go back and setup my env again.
1 Oct 2004
I've seeing alot of posts from people comparing oz 3.5.1 with previous oz releases, and it appears as though the floating point calculations are WAY faster on the latest oz release.

I remember when i first got my 5600 i loaded up quake on it and it was unplayably slow, like 3-4 fps.

My thought is that perhaps with the newfound quicker fp calculations, might something like quake become playable on the z? has anyone tried this yet?

I'm going to try and get quake built for 3.5.1 this weekend, but i just wanted to see if anyone else beat me to the punch.

Also, does anyone have any inclinations as to which would be better for gaming...qt\opie or x\gpe?

30 Sep 2004
This isnt so much a problem as it is a question.
I thought i was finally beginning to elevate my zaurus noob status (finally got my cross compiler setup, for compiling apps for the sharp rom, then i setup bitkeeper\oe for compiling for oe)

Normally i run zynergy with the special kernel (i have the pxa250 bug)

I recently flashed my 5600 to oz 3.5.1 with gpe using the cf card. it booted and loaded fine, it's very nice! i tinkered a bit with settings etc no problems other than known bugs that have been mentioned in the wiki.

Later i flashed it to the 3.5.1 image with opie. same thing, no problems, tinkered a bit etc.


i reflashed to my usual rom, zynnergy (i know i know, i should use oe full time, but seriously, remember this is a 5600, so oz prior to 3.5.1 is basically unusable without a ton of tweaking, and besides, i'm writing an sdl app that i already have the compiler setup to work with the sharp rom)

after rebooting after the flash it appears exactly as it was prior to flashing the oe-gpe image. EXACTLY! all settings, files, everything. how the f did that happen? i thought for sure that my zynnergy files would be erased when i installed the new rom.

so obviously, i have no concept as to how the zaurus update procedure works, why is my old filesystem intact? shouldnt it have been erased when i installed the new rom?
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