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brashley46
Hi, I've just joined ... waiting for shipment of a 5500 from Ithaca NY. I intend to spend a day or two getting used to the hardware & then flash it to OZ with Opie ... will be looking over the forums for tips & tricks etc.
Spiritmale
Hi. I left this group as my Zaurus was stolen. All I have is the base and a few good memories.

Good luck on here.

Grant
QJimbo
QUOTE(brashley46 @ May 29 2005, 03:04 PM)
Hi, I've just joined ... waiting for shipment of a 5500 from Ithaca NY. I intend to spend a day or two getting used to the hardware & then flash it to OZ with Opie ... will be looking over the forums for tips & tricks etc.
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Welcome aboard! biggrin.gif Good to see you got a 5500, it's like everyone's getting C-series zaurus' and it's making me feel obsolete tongue.gif
brashley46
QUOTE(QJimbo @ May 29 2005, 07:33 PM)
QUOTE(brashley46 @ May 29 2005, 03:04 PM)
Hi, I've just joined ... waiting for shipment of a 5500 from Ithaca NY. I intend to spend a day or two getting used to the hardware & then flash it to OZ with Opie ... will be looking over the forums for tips & tricks etc.
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Welcome aboard! biggrin.gif Good to see you got a 5500, it's like everyone's getting C-series zaurus' and it's making me feel obsolete tongue.gif
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Not to mention penniless! I'm graduating to this from a treo90 which just barely supports the stuff I've decided I need, and the up-to-date Palms are right out of my financial reach ... as it is all I'll have to pick up is a wifi card, and thanks to reading on the forum I'm sure I know now which one I really really want. I've got a CF to flash to OZ with in my HP camera, and a bid in for a hardcase on eBay.

I'll just cross my fingers that my old Dell Optiplex GN+ with 192 MG of RAM, a 20G harddrive, a Pentium MMX 233 processor, and Win XP Home will support Qtopia or Intellisync. (I've had an occasional hang when Hotsyncing the Palm. Reboot system, start over. Grrr.)
chal
Welcome. Us sl5500 users are still here. I have been through most of the roms available and found that tKc and Hybrid are my favorites. I keep trying OZ with (mostly with OPIE, but I did take a look at GPE on the last release), hoping that it'll get better. I like the concepts and the look & feel of OZ, but in practice, I have trouble getting certain things to work.


hybrid-sl5500-64-0-v1.1-qtopia-1.6.2
1 GB Lexar 40x CF
512 sandisk sd (which gives me no trouble)
No Direct Syncing,
I sync Portabase, KOPI and KAPI with thier desktop versions, via CF
brashley46
QUOTE(chal @ May 30 2005, 04:16 PM)
Welcome. Us sl5500 users are still here. I have been through most of the roms available and found that tKc and Hybrid are my favorites. I keep trying OZ with (mostly with OPIE, but I did take a look at GPE on the last release), hoping that it'll get better. I like the concepts and the look & feel of OZ, but in practice, I have trouble getting certain things to work.


So where can I look at the various available ROMs and compare them? I know where to look for OZ but how about tkc and Hybrid?
unsure.gif

Edit: Nevermind, I just found the ZUG downloads page. laugh.gif
Decius
Just thought I'd join in this thread, as I too will be a Zaurus-newbie within days. I am just awaiting the arrival of my 5600.

Any thoughts on tweaks to apply right off the bat anyone? I was thinking of trying out the Watapon ROM, or maybe trying out the pre-emptive/cachebug-disabling patch on a Sharp 1.32 ROM.

I can't wait to play around with this beastie!
brashley46
QUOTE(Decius @ Aug 20 2005, 12:48 PM)
Just thought I'd join in this thread, as I too will be a Zaurus-newbie within days.  I am just awaiting the arrival of my 5600.

Any thoughts on tweaks to apply right off the bat anyone?  I was thinking of trying out the Watapon ROM, or maybe trying out the pre-emptive/cachebug-disabling patch on a Sharp 1.32 ROM.

I can't wait to play around with this beastie!
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Have fun with it. The first thing you'll want to do, however, is make darned sure you've got all your ducks in a row equipment-wise. Make sure you have a working reader-writer for your CF card ... and make sure of course you have a CF card, preferably 32 MB or above. You'll need ém to flash different ROMs to your Z. The first time I flashed, it was to the 3.5.3 ROM ... and then I discovered that it would not connect through the USB cracle, and I'd have to connect via WiFi, and guess who didn't have a wiFi CF card?

Right in one.

Anyway, have fun with it. rolleyes.gif
coreilly
wiating for my new sl-c3200 smile.gif any meetings in the GTA? zaurus and beer?
brashley46
QUOTE(coreilly @ Apr 1 2006, 08:28 PM)
wiating for my new sl-c3200 smile.gif any meetings in the GTA? zaurus and beer?
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Well, there haven't been in the longest time ... certainly before my time. I'm open, though; Z and coffee is more my speed, however, and we can try to connect to the wifi hotspot at the Linuxcaffe. If you have an 802.11b CF card in the works as well as your Z.

So: buying it from whom, and with which ROM installed?
coreilly
from nippon (of course) and will install openbsd. got a buffalo wifi cf card.
brashley46
QUOTE(coreilly @ Apr 2 2006, 10:56 AM)
from nippon (of course) and will install openbsd. got a buffalo wifi cf card.
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Okay, let me know when you're ready, we'll arrange something ... do you know the Linuxcaffe?
coreilly
nope. no idea. in mississauga and i BSD alone. smile.gif how many people would we have anyway?
brashley46
QUOTE(coreilly @ Apr 2 2006, 08:06 PM)
nope. no idea. in mississauga and i BSD alone. smile.gif how many people would we have anyway?
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I'm at Yonge and Eglinton.
Linuxcaffe is on Harbord Street downtown ... http://www.linuxcaffe.ca/ . Free wifi, great coffee. I suppose we can work something else out, if you can't get in, or would really rather have a beer? I can do moderate amounts of Upper Canada Rebellion without falling over, hee.

The the Toronto Zaurus User Group is not "active"; I think there are ironstorm, samxiao, MERC and me posting in the forums. I've never met any of them.

You can see what I run from my sig.

Edited after searching for Hogtowners in the forums.
coreilly
I dont think the wife would like me going on a Zaurus date... with a man... hahaha smile.gif

Linuxcaffe is fine. I haven't associated myself with any LUG/BUG's since the mid 90s. Give me a month or two as I'm a teacher and I'm busy coaching every night after school. And some time to get OpenBSD rocking on the Z. See who else we can dig up!
brashley46
QUOTE(coreilly @ Apr 2 2006, 08:56 PM)
I dont think the wife would like me going on a Zaurus date... with a man... hahaha smile.gif

Linuxcaffe is fine. I haven't associated myself with any LUG/BUG's since the mid 90s. Give me a month or two as I'm a teacher and I'm busy coaching every night after school. And some time to get OpenBSD rocking on the Z. See who else we can dig up!
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WEll, here we are in June. Anybody else interested in a get-together at Linuxcaffe, see if we can get onto their WAP?
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