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8 Mar 2007
Could you give me a clue about which modules from the OZ feed I should install that will enable me to install some of the Sharp ROM apps? I know people refer to them as compat-libs - but which modules are we then talking about?
5 Mar 2007
Sorry for asking noob questions, but well... if I don't ask, I'll never learn, isn't that so?
Anyway, I have been a user of Zaurus collie (SL-5500 & SL-5000) for quite some time, but with the SHARP ROM. I also tried OZ/Opie, Cacko and pdaXrom some time ago. I realized the OZ lacked WP-software, it didn't even have the Wordpad-style Hancom Word installed in it. I tried to figure out whether I could install Hancom stuff under OZ, but... well... I failed. I saw lots of info about compatibility with such and such stuff, compatibility libraries and so on - nothing worked for me. So, willingly or not, I reverted back to Sharp ROM.
A few days ago I found my since long forgotten spare collie and also a poodle, acquired at the same time. I decided it was time to make a new try with OZ. So I downloaded lots of stuff and started installing. The install procedure was essentially flawless on the collie and... well... it succeded a couple of times on the poodle.
I still didn't figure out how to install Hancom stuff under OZ - and as far as I can see, nobody has... (?)
Then I tried to start using OZ in different ways, writing texts, trying to install additional software and doing what people use to do when they play around with stuff. Almost immediately I had a few hangups, which meant resetting the device. No problem, I thought - and I went on playing. More hangups. Sometimes hangups after power off/on, sometimes when running Package Manager, sometimes when doing some other, quite innocent stuff. Somewhere I read that if you run out of memory on your (internal) root f/s, you can get very weird behavior like that. Then I read about Hentges ROM which has the f/s on an SD-card. GREAT!!! I have a few SD-cards lying at home, brand new, ranging from 128M to 512M. I downloaded Hentges images, flashed it down onto both machines - and now I had my root f/s on the SD card. BUT... then hangups continued.
So now I have reverted both my toys to Sharp ROM. One funny thing that I saw with the poodle: my personal info (i.e. my name in the address book as well as my city in Date/time setup) entered BEFORE flashing to OZ was present AFTER flashing back to SHARP ROM again.
So now I have a few things that bother me:
1. did I make a mistake in flashing the ROM? I thought that flashing erased everything from the machine. I do not think the hangups are part of normal operating procedure either...
2. anybody who has installed OZ 3.5.4 (or 22.214.171.124) on collie/poodle and experienced similar hangups?
3. anybody who succeded in installing Sharp ROM apps and OZ? (Btw, do the ipk-formats differ between Sharp and OZ?) Or is it so that they cannot be installed due to different ways of emulating FPU?
Lots of questions, but if I don't ask them, I'll never know the answers... *s*
31 May 2006
I have an SL-5500, originally with Sharp ROM. Then I reflashed it with Cacko, worked OK. I tried pdaXrom, did not work OK, never got past the "empty folders" stage. Now I tried to flash it with OZ 3.5.4.
The installation process worked OK. The system came up and everything was fine until I started to install other software on my machine. The stage called "Linking packages installed in: sd" (I install on the SD) gives me following errors:
Error linking '/media/card/packages/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html' to '/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html'
This is not just one error, but _LOADS_ of them! Probably one such error for every file copied to SD while installing Opera.
How do I proceed from here? I tried and retried installing OZ over and over again, the errors remain. I tried to install some other ipk's with the result that the standard menus got foobar, up to the point when I had duplicate entries and almost none of the apps on the menus worked anymore.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
20 May 2006
I have just flashed my Zaurus 5500 with pdaXrom. So far so good, no problems in flashing process itself...
But then... when the machine boots, I get into a login prompt. I log in as root, then execute "startx"... and what I get is an X-desktop with lots of folders, but all folders are empty, except for a web browser and a terminal emulator.
So what's the general idea? Do I have to download and install the ipk's from the feed? How do I do it? I guess there is some command line interface to install things. Will they appear on the X-menu afterwards?
I know those are stupid questions, but unless you ask them, you'll never learn!
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