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6 Feb 2006
I noticed openembedded.org has not had working dns for a while and now openzaurus.org is not working. Maybe someone could explain the relationship between these sites to me. Do they just need a back DNS server, I could do that. Anyone know whats going on?
31 Jan 2006
My goal with my Collie(5500) is to surf the web and check email. I just got a bluetooth phone(w/ data service) but the screen is too small for browsing more then a couple of minutes so I figured my Zaurus would be perfect to pair with my phone. Opie doesn't work for me because I want a stable(not Opera) web browser that supports proxy servers(konqueror doesn't).
I need bluetooth(have a Belkin CF F8T020) and Opie required alot more editing of files to make it work, with GPE is was easy to get the Bluetooth card working. However it's a lot easier to figure out how to make a dialup connection in Opie. What dialer is everyone else using for GPE?
I also have a Sandisk Connect Plus(for 802.11b CF) that I'll use sometimes instead of my Bluetooth adapter. It's nice to just have to add hostap-utils, prism3-firmware, and prism3-support and have the card working.
I installed 64-0 OZ 3.5.4 RC/GPE (several times now). I should also mention that I have a 1BG SD card for files and packages. I saw another posting in this forum that said the swap root trick(http://openzaurus.org/wordpress/howto/root-on-sd/) shouldn't be used because you can just do ipkg -d sd install somepackage followed by ipkg-link add somepackage. So I install the stuff for my wireless card to sd and then fix/add in the feeds so I can install dillo2,minimo, and gpe-mini-browser.
Installing just about anything from http://ewi546.ewi.utwente.nl/sfeed/ causes my collie to crash with out of space errors(installing to sd card). The only work around I've found is to follow the root on sd guide. Is this what everybody else is seeing?
Once I get everything installed with no errors the various browsers will crash from being out of memory(using 64-0 image already). The only thing I can do to keep this from happening that often is to create a swap file on the SD card. Monitoring memory/swap with top and free I've seen all 64MB of memory get used and up to 32MB of swap, just running a single web browser here.
I'm about to install again because I made my root image take up the whole SD card so I had to make my swap file inside of my root image. I'm sure I'll get better performance once I fix that because I can see the loopback device get high on CPU utilization when swap gets used right now.
Is everybody else having to do the same thing? Is the collie(5500) just to old for (working)web browsing?
31 Jan 2006
I just started using OZ-GPE, it seem to be the best mix of hardware support and the type of applications I'm looking for but I'm running into some problems. Are there any fixes for these issues? Should I file bug reports somewhere?
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15 Jul 2005
Have a 5500 with a 1gig SD card that I've setup last week. I'm using the Hentges initrd.bin with the latest kernel from openzaurus(to get the suspend fixes).
Pretty such everything was working but since I had the 1 gig card I started installing more software(mostly games) from the standard feeds. A couple of the games will not work. This includes games like prboom-opie (doom clone) that was working before I installed more software. The error I get is:
error while loading shared libraries: libX11.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
This happens for a couple games now. I've tried using ipkg info to see the dependences for these games and made sure they were all installed. I also used ipkg search and ipkg files to try to figure out what package libX11.so.6 belongs to but I haven't had any luck. The file is missing, it's not a library path problem.
I'm a little confused because I thought opie was qt based and didn't use X11 to begin with but I know some of these games were working before.
10 Jun 2008 - 13:13
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