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27 May 2005
I have OZ 3.5.3 installed with opie on a SL5000D, I've moved the package list, time zones, and installed Opera and Sharp-compat-libs all on the SD card. If I should put my little Z to bed for the night (in suspend mode I guess by using the cancel button) and leave it for a significant time, more than a few hour, when I get up in the morning the Zaurus won't come back to life. Suspend seems to work short time, but not for a significant time.

When it dies in suspend, I need to flip the battery cover switch to turn it on... then the SD card is not mounted, and nothing is linked...

I go through the steps of
mount /dev/mmcda1 /mnt/card
ipkg-link mount /media/card/packages
then I have to add opera to the sharp-compat-libs

I guess this works... but it is like every morning taking the air filter off the engine of your car to hold the butterfly value in the carburetor open while staring the car and then putting the air filter back and going to work...

It works but it is a pain.

Is this one of those things you have to live with if you own a Zaurus SL-5000D?

24 May 2005
Opie comes with very few time zones specified, I realized that in /usr/share/zoneinfo/America That there is a city for each time zone except Central time, New_York = EST/EDT Denver = MST/MDT and Los_Angeles = PST/PDT but I wanted to make a city info for Chicago CST/CDT but I found the file are in binary, how and what are they compiles in and how can I make one for Chicago? Or where can I otherwise tell the Zaurus that Chicago time is GMT -6/-5?

23 May 2005
I have an SL-5000D, I'm trying to configure it for a remote controll to a web based server program on my home-office network. My Zaurus has a wireless network card and a 128 SD card.

I have been working with the OZ-Opie 3.5.3 ROM and trying to install Opera 7.55, I'm getting closer all the time and may eventually but it has been an education.

I was trying to unistall some of the PIM application this morning and corrupted something becausr now the Zaurus only comes up in Linux terminal mode and blah blah blah... I don't think it is a big problem... but I figured I'd do a flash install of the ROM this evening after work as an easy fix, since I have not data to protect..

But now I'm wondering and asking for advice from fellow SL-5000D users which is the best ROM for my needs.

addvantage - starting to know what I'm doing...
addvantage - great wireless network recongnition...
disaddvantage - A lot of stuff I don't need and missing the one thing I do want (Web Broswer - though it can be installed

addvantage - home is on a SD card lots of room for system (well maybe not lots, but more)
unknow Wireless networking out of the box?
browser installed?
easy to install?
getting rid of application (PIM)

looks pretty
alot more stuff than needed

Any advice...
Thanks Larry
20 May 2005
I was about to send my zaurus 5000D to the junk heap of early adoptions, (a bad habit that has cost me a healthy retirement fund). When I got a slim server and sqeezebox2 for my internet music I thought that the Zaurus would be a perfect remote control for the slim server.

But alas it had not been turned on for over two months and I had requisitioned the SD card that had the backup restore image on it... But I came accross the oz wedsite and thought cool. I'll build a flash card; and I did flashed successfully, but then relized that the Opera was not on it any more. Some reading has turned up thatOpera on the 3.5.3 Collie is problematic. But I got the instructions I need, I guess; I hate configuring linux stuff... but I'm up for the chalenge. I planed my strategy, going to get the telnet service running, ftp set up... but guess what inetd.cong is not in /etc... and ftping as root needs a password... now I stuck again and all I ever wanted was a Zaurus with a web browser.

Any tips and or suggetions for a num-nuts? New flash? Stick with opie? what?

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