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8 Jun 2010
Is anyone interested in compiling Google's chrome browser for one of the 26.xx kernel distros such as Angstrom, Debian, or Zubuntu?
I asked a question on chrominum-discuss, and got a reply pointing to the sources.
I haven't had any success setting a cross-compiling environment, so I'm asking if any of the more capable persons here at OESF could take a "whack" at it.
I have used Chrome browser on my Dell netbook under windows and ubuntu, and it is not such a resource hog as firefox. It launches and browses fairly quickly on this limited resource netbook.
I am surprised no one has tried this browser on a Zaurus sooner.
11 May 2009
I'll try to make this short.
I bought a new PC last week and already had to re-install windows, etc, etc. because of a damaged video driver.
I forgot about using "Restore" (I've never used this feature before).
I formatted my C:\ drive and installed windows xp sp3, motherboard drivers, and the .NET stuff up to version 3.5 sp1
I was ready to install the NDIS driver for my SL-C3100 by using the Sharp CD-ROM
When I plugged my Zaurus in to USB, it just worked!
When I used the windows tray icon to safely remove it, the dialog box had a description of my Zaurus.
Sharp Zaurus SL-C3100 USB Device
6 Jan 2009
I didn't see this "fix" anywhere on OESF, so I decided to post it here.
This has worked for me on my SL-C3100. I'm not sure if this works on all covered models.
credit goes to Stefani at omegamoon blog:
dhclient will fail with message "can't create addrlist socket" due the bad or missing support of the kernel capabilities.
Setting the user and group id of dhcp both to 0 (root) will solve the problem.
credit goes to crash at omegamoon blog:
You have to modify the "dhcp" entry in the /etc/passwd file. That was a tip by Stefani earlier before:
"...Setting the user and group id of dhcp both to 0 (root) will solve the problem..."
3 Jan 2009
Where do I find the descriptions of available packages in the zubuntu repositories?
In "most" other Zaurus distros, all one needs to do is download the "Packages" file and open it in a text editor.
There you can read the description for each of the packages in the feed. Also shown are the dependencies, and other useful information.
BTW, I did try to search for this on the Ubuntu forums, but came up with no answer.
1 Jan 2009
I was having a difficult time getting my Z to connect using wifi.
Someone suggested that I blacklist hostap and use orinoco. I wanted to use hostap, instead.
I use hostap in three other zaurus distros with WPA.
I finally found where the "feed" is located for zubuntu and I just downloaded wifi-radar to my desktop machine.
I placed it on a CF card and installed it with dpkg.
It's a python app. Guess what? All dependencies are already installed in zubuntu.
There was one message about an old version of "python-glade2"
It was recommended that I uninstall this, but I haven't yet.
Using wifi-radar, I needed to make a static connection, DHCP didn't work.
First I tried to use the IP, subnet, and gateway shown on my router's "status" page. These numbers didn't work for me.
(I would get one ping, then following pings would not reach the server).
Then, in windows, I just used the numbers shown when you use "ipconfig /all" in a commandline. I'm finally connected!
I couldn't use any of my three ethernet adapters because, two of them draw more than the 150mA limit through USB, and the other one hasn't gotten a driver compiled for it yet.
BTW, I still don't have WPA working yet. I have to disable WPA on my router to connect with zubuntu. Hopefully I'll fix this later.
Launching wifi-radar from the commandline causes it to scan for APs. I get error messages about scanning not supported.
Quick fix is to use the disconnect button, as "I think" it is connected to 127.0.0.1
I don't remember now as I'm online and its IP is shown.
If you want to launch wifi-radar from the menu, you'll need to edit its *.desktop file. I just took out the extra switches in this line and made it like this:
The original setting was:
Exec=gksudo -S wifi-radar
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