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16 Sep 2005

is it possible to connect the Zaurus as Client to a PC via USB?

I couldn't find any howto for this issue. When connecting the USB cable there are no /var/log/message entries recorded.

13 Sep 2005
Hi users,

is anybody allready working on a wakeup solution for OpenBSD on a Zaurus?

I've just read the pdaXrom thread:

Ko/pi Alarm Applet Needed

They suggest to grep the next at event (maybe checking cron would be nice too) and then do an apmsleep till some seconds before this event.

I couldn't find apmsleep nor apm in the ports tree. It's must be in a system package.

When holding the power button for some seconds the Zaurus fell into sleep. It seems to be a kernel thing because it's still functioning with a moved /usr/sbin/apm. So how to use apmsleep for this? Any suggestions?


PS: My snapshot installation of 3.8beta from 09/02 is working like a charm on a C3100. Growing up the system from the ports tree is much of fun.

PPS: If you like working on a console - try ratpoison! Why loosing 5% of the tiny screen for titlebars and a panel? (thanks barryg for this suggestion on your website)
17 Mar 2005

I really don't understand why vendors like Sharp sell their PMTs or others their PDAs as business devices without the ability of encypting the data on it.

But Sharp did the right choice and we are working on Linux. So there will be a solution for this.

Some web searches showed me, I need to use a kernel module like fuse ( http://fuse.sourceforge.net/ ) or shfs ( http://shfs.sourceforge.net/ ) or another.

Till now I've tried to setup a toolchain to compile a Z kernel or modules for it but without sucess. Not on my slackware laptop, nor on a Vmware box with gcc 2.95 compiler, nor on a cygwin installation, and finally not on the Z itself.

When installing the mplayer on the SL-C3000 I saw they provided the bvdd kernel module. So it's possible to install additional modules without refreshing the ROM.

My plea: If anybody has a working environment to compile a kernel module like the bvdd for mplayer, please compile the fuse module for the standard Zaurus c3k Sharp ROM.

Maybe any other encyption module would be more usefull? Hopefully not the wrong question to get a module soon?

I will work to setup my kernel environment to compile one on my own, but I think this will last some time.

Kind regards,


PS: Some companies I'm working for do not allow to take confidential data on a laptop or PDA without beeing crypted. And I don't want to giveaway my personal data in case of loosing the PMT neither.
16 Mar 2005
Hi all,

using the c3k with still the stock rom from sharp, I've installed some console tools and all works great (I really love this tiny workstation, typewriter, network analyser, take away storage).

Now I'm using a "real" at-deamon from the debian arm port (the original seems to be some kind of fake to me). The at command and the at-queue works well.

You may guess: I would really enjoy if the at event would wakeup the Z from suspend mode. Other tools can do, so it's possible anyway.

I've allready searched the web for it -even in linux forums-, but 'at' is a hard word to search for - no answers so far.

Any proposals are welcome.


3 Feb 2005

for some "on the Z" developing I would like to change the partitions and filesystems on the C3000.

Right now I have these partions:

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 204 102784+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 205 1020 411264 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 1021 7936 3485664 c FAT32
/dev/hda4 1 1 0 0 Empty

Does anybody know, if the hda4 is important for a bootloader or something else?

When comparing the partition size of hda3 between df and du output, the gap is about 500MB. What causes this? Hidden internas or just the M$ filesystem?

#df -h /hdd3
Filesystem Size Used Available
/dev/hda3 3.3G 993.2M 2.3G

#du -hs /hdd3
420.2M /hdd3

I would like to drop the hda4 partition and split the hda3 into 2GB ext2 and 1GB FAT32. I guess the FAT32 partition is needed when connecting the Z as usbstorage to a Windows box, right?

Thanks for Info,

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