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3 Mar 2006
Why is this? Why does Opie exist? why do projects use opie instead of qtopia?

Is this a licensing issue? do people just want to play with the system or what? I am starting to bleive that none of the routes taken by the diffrent roms are correct. I belive that we would be much better of if we just installed debian on all the diffrent handhelds and made qtopia, opie, qpe and maemo debian projects.

The new nokia seems to me to be the furure of linux handhelds, at least the strongest candidate aas of now. So make everything compatible with that one, and try to get the guis into debian.

So, what is wrong with qtopia? I'd like to have the choice of running qtopia on a nokia 770, but I do not want to end up with the Zaurus incident all over again.

What would be the problem with this? Space restrictions?
1 Mar 2006
My poor old zaurus has been collecting dust in a drawer for allmost a year now, and I thought it would be time to either resurect it or sell it off.

Ever since it was new (refirbished) I have been having an issue with the charging. The zaurus would charge for a while, then suddently stop and not start charging again. Since I did not bother returning it (bought it in GB and I live in Norway) I partially solved the problem by adding a timer to my charger, the timer is like the ones you plug between the wall outlet and the charger, and i set it to turn of he charger at regular intervals.

This is not a problem with the charger itself, I have the exact same problem while charging from usb with a cable I bought.

A year ago the battery was diminishing (but not broken) and the zaurus would last maybe an hour or thirty minutes on battery, then I read about the servicemenu and accidentaly reset the battery level so that it did not work for a full five minutes sad.gif I did not manage to fix this then, since I had no multimeter lying around, and still don't. But yesterday I plugged the battery directly to the charger and left it there, tried to reflash and still no cigar though.

My battery is a ea bl06 3.7 v

it's flashed at level 590 (3.7v)
Battery Voltage Check

Main Bat AD: 582 (3.7v)

Flashed Delta: 590
delta + 62

Adjust AD: 582 -> 644
         :   (4,1v)

Is it supposed to be charged higher than this? 4.2v? is it possible to make the zaurus allways stay on when connected to mains? Mine obviously does not since it cuts out when the charging stops.

edit: after trying the usb cable again it seems it is able to keep the z powered on, and battery seems better after my trials with charging the battery externally and resetting level in service menu. So it seems to be an issue with direct charging through the charger, fuse issue? Ill come back with updates later
11 Dec 2004
We all know about it, sharp seems allmost to carry a grudge against linux users "out of the box". Why did Sharp go in reverse, and accidentally break linux compatibility? Why were there guides to how you should use zaurus with linux in the 5500 series on their websites? Who stops distributing a product because of low sales when they never marketed the products at all? How much would it cost them to continue the support of their websites and the community? Why do they again and again cancel products, go out publically and announce that "our product will not be sold anymore- get lost but come back when we are ready"

Are they just stupid, are they slaves to competing parions in the board of directors? are they beeing threatned to discontinue or not market their products by competitors like palm or Microsoft? Do they let anybody work for them? I'm pretty pissed, I own the 5500 and nobody, least sharp has provided a proper replacement for it.

There are designs which one can license for linux pdas, If your main supplyer are total noobs, then one must also consider creating an industry of ones own. THAT would be cool, a community company selling pdas over the net to people who actually want the products.
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