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6 Apr 2008
I'm offering my Zaurus SL-6000L (tosa) for free...with one condition. I'm seeking a developer who can help me with some updates to the KDEPIMPI package, particularly with cosmetic changes for the Nokia Internet Tablet (Maemo) platform, and possibly with updating the package to Qt4. The package is written in C++ and the Qt3 libraries. The initial round of changes are probably very simple for an experienced developer, and will attract a lot of users to a terrific piece of software.

The SL-6000 was in fine working condition when I last used it about 3 months ago. It includes all original hardware (screen cover, charger/sync stand, the covers for the sync ports & CF slot, the original manual & software). I'll throw in a CF ethernet card, a couple of SD and CF cards, a few extra stylii, and a USB adapter.

If you're interested, and you have demonstrated development experience, please contact me directly via e-mail: SL600@merctech.com

Feel free to forward this offer to people who may be qualified and interested.
22 Feb 2007
Will there be an updated timezones ipkg to address the change in the US switch to daylight savings time in March?

As a side note, I have seen very, very few updates to OZ since was released....can anyone provide information on the overall level of development, and future of this release?

I'm running OZ/Opie on a SL6000. With the exception of a few missing applications, support for my external keyboard, and some minor bugs, I'm tremendously pleased with this release, and appreciative of the people who put in the time and effort.


17 Mar 2006
Has anyone compiled symlinks (symbolic link maintenance utility), as in:


for the Zaurus? Given that the Sharp ROM image is hideous mess of symbolic links, and that it only gets worse if you move $HOME or applications to external memory, and worse still if you install ipkgs to external memory and then symlink them back to the internal filesystem, this could be a very useful utility.

You can find the lovely source code at:



27 Nov 2005

I've got a TRENDnet TE-CF100 wired ethernet card that I'm trying to use on my SL-6000, with the original Sharp ROM and kernel version 2.4.18-rmk7-pxa3-embedix. I believe that I need the pcnet_cs.o kernel module, compiled for this kernel.

I've used this card on the same Zaurus under OE, but the pcnet_cs.o driver seems to be missing from the Sharp ROM distribution. I've added an entry to /etc/pcmcia/config, and the card is recognized, but it's not usable:

# cardctl ident
Socket 0:
 product info: "Fast Ethernet", "CF Size PC Card", "1.0"
 manfid: 0x0149, 0xc1ab
 function: 6 (network)

# cardctl status
Socket 0:
 3.3V 16-bit PC Card [suspended]

# ifconfig eth0
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:E0:98:F5:18:4D
         BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
         RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
         RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
         Interrupt:43 Base address:0x300

# ifconfig eth0 netmask up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such device
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such device

eth0: NE2000 (DL10022 rev 05): io 0xf6000300, irq 43, hw_addr 00:E0:98:F5:18:4D

Any suggestions?


30 Jun 2005
The unzip package seems to have been built for the wrong architecture. Attempting to run the binary gives the error: "cannot execute binary file".

Running the file(1) command on /usr/bin/unzip reports:
ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.2.5, dynamicallt linked (uses shared libs), stripped

The unzip.control file from the .ipk says:
Package: unzip
Version; 55l-r0


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