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5 Jan 2006
Hi !

This is not a proper feature request or similar, I simply point out impressions from me and my colleagues (who never tried before pdaxrom) after some months using pdaxrom on a SL-6000

First of all I have to emphasize the astonishing capabilities of this environment... A pocket pc user simply can't imagine what is possible to do with Z and pdaxrom. But I avoid now to mention the specific peculiarities, all people on this forum know these distinctive features.

I know that 6000 users are a minority group but maybe some considerations could be useful also for clamshell users.

Our humble impressions are summarized:

-"PDA-like" use:
Actually pdaXrom is the most advanced system among all the rom available for Zaurus but it is not the most comfortable for daily "PDA-like" use. Calendar, addressbook, notes, voice recorder, etc are available but not so smart like on other systems/ROM. I'd like to resume very quickly the PDA, having these applications promptly available with their core features working well and in a simple way. For example from this point of view Sharp ROM is cool, it's easy to use, syncing, and with all basic features working well (alarm, writing, notes, etc). Also OZ is cool except some problems never solved.
I don't have much time to search a difficult-to-find solution for comon problem, it would be great to have them available after flashing and have more common documentation.

Please tell me what you think are the best solutions to this problems or if they are just solved but not available, on the nail, in a just flashed Z.




BTW I write now a list of wishes/opinions from the point of view of new users coming to pdaXrom with Matchbox (thanks to my colleagues for trying and commenting a new flashed pdaxrom).

My colleagues said:



-Resuming/suspending is slow!!!

-Missing good calendar/contact/etc apps. kdepim, ka/pi, ko/pi, have many problems, easy-syncing, alarms, time-to-load, too much "big" for the Z's LCD etc

-On 6000 all applications are "thinked" in landscape mode. Windows go out of border, resizing, maximize and moving windows is slow and heavy. (Xfce is better from this point of view)

-Never found a simple solutions to right click. I'd like simple "press&hold" the stylus but it doesn't work. Applet, keymapping and other things seems uncomfortable.

-Missing a smart file browser

-Never found a simple solutions to mapping all the keys on the 6000. the functions keys, the REC keys, rotate/lighting key etc. The standard mapping like in Sharp ROM would be great, with the FN key working correctly

-The software keyboard is not cool as the pop-up one of opie.

-Many settings tools and applet doesn't work properly (wireless, suspend etc)

-Sending/receiving file through IR fails when I tried with my 6000 (works with sharp rom)

-Bluetooth GUI tools would be great

-After rotating it wold be useful to have the arrow keys to also rotate, to scroll down a web page I have to press"left" (down in portrait)



I would like this post to help users and developers to build a stable and working system which could bring many other Z user to flash pdaXrom....

And, finally, many thanks to pdaXrom developers.

PS
About donations...
It could be a good solution to have donating system also related to feature requests...
17 Jul 2005
Hi!

I added tosa.xmodmap in /etc/X11/kb/

You should put the file in that directory and then, in your .xinitrc, change the line refering to corgi.xmodmap to tosa.modmap.

In fvwm-pdaxrom by Zumi it works without changes.

Max
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Attached File  tosa_xmodmap.zip ( 760bytes ) Number of downloads: 18
 
11 Jul 2005
Hi!

I'm trying to set up my 7-in-1 USB card reader on my 6000. This device includes a 2.5" HD and works fine on my laptop (2.6.12).

On Z, initially I tried with sd_mod loaded but not usb-storage.
When I connected the USB, with the HD and a SD inserted, and AFTER modprobed usb-storage, dmesg said:
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Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor: Model: 7-in-1 Rev: 1.00
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Unable to get major 8 for SCSI disk
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 60800 512-byte hdwr sectors (31 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1
WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
USB Mass Storage device found at 2
USB Mass Storage support registered.
------------------
Then I could mount SD on /dev/sda1 but not the HD!

So I removed the SD, repeated the procedure and I saw:

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Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor: Model: 7-in-1 Rev: 1.00
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Unable to get major 8 for SCSI disk
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sns = 70 2
ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sda: Write Protect is on
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
unable to read partition table
WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
USB Mass Storage device found at 3
USB Mass Storage support registered.
------------------------

Uhm, maybe I need scsi_mod.o? I downloaded it from http://www.paipai.org/~humorum/zaurus/modu...scsi/scsi_mod.o
and modprobed it.

So I repeated the above steps (sd_mod and scsi_mod loaded) and when I connected the USB and modprobe usb-storage dmesg said:
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Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor: Model: 7-in-1 Rev: 1.00
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
USB Mass Storage device found at 4
USB Mass Storage support registered.
-------------------------

The same with or without the SD inserted.
After this I couldn't mount either HD or SD and if I try to rmmod usb-storage it fails!

I don't know if I'm making some mistakes or the scsi_mod I'm using isn't correct or I need to compile something else....

Tips are welcome :-) thanks!

Max
4 Jul 2005
Hi!
I didn't find Openvpn in the stable and unstable feed, so I compiled it.
This is my first ipkg so it is really unstable and please, be tolerant smile.gif
I tried it on my SL-6000 and it seems to work.

First I've to compile with the --disable-lzo in configure,
because can't find compression library. Any suggestion?

After installed,

# modprobe tun

the following dev and symlink are created

# ls -al /dev/net/tun*
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 12 Jul 4 17:57 /dev/net/tun -> misc/net/tun

I don't know if it's a bug, but openvpn didn't work, so I modified:
# ln -s /dev/misc/net/tun /dev/net/tun

Now:
# ls -al /dev/net/tun*
lr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 17 Jul 4 18:08 /dev/net/tun -> /dev/misc/net/tun

and it's ok.

I put conf files in /etc/openvpn and start with /etc/rc.d/init.d/openvpn start.

I make some tests....

tun0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:10.8.0.4 P-t-P:10.8.0.3 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:30 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:4097 (4.0 Kb) TX bytes:4216 (4.1 Kb)

# ping 10.8.0.3
PING 10.8.0.3 (10.8.0.3): 56 octets data
64 octets from 10.8.0.3: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=9.6 ms
64 octets from 10.8.0.3: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=9.1 ms
....

Max
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Attached File  openvpn_2.0_armv5tel.ipk ( 187.7K ) Number of downloads: 162
 
1 Jul 2005
I installed gpsdrive from the unstable feed on SD
but when I launch it, it asks for libart-lgpl.
Ok, i install it manually, but now it asks for libpcre, which I can't find in /usr/lib nor in the feed...
Any suggestion?

M.
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