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axele
Hello,

I recently tried to install a Debian Pocket Workstation and an XTerm
on my Zaurus SL-C3000, following the otherwise eccellent and very
detailed instructions on Zaurus customisation as given on
the website

http://www.users.on.net/~hluc/myZaurus/custom.html

Everything went all right, it seems - I get the installation
of Debian Pocket Workstation, X, X/Qt Server, including icons.

But when I try to start any of them, the icon changes as usual as if an
explosion had happened on it, a sand-clock appears, stays for some time
and then disappears again. (The "explosion" doesn't vanish.)

What could be the reason for this?

The same behaviour is seen when starting a PDF viewer, which was
part of another package of applications.
In turn, smaller programs such as a calculator get loaded.

What could be the reason for this behaviour ?

Thank you very much for your help!

Best regards,

Axel
perseus
Did you succeed in installing debian? Did it work before you had these problems.

I would get this problem when Debian did not install correctly, so i would just reset and then restore a back up, then try to install again. It took me a week of playing around with it until it finally worked. Then I broke my Z but that is another story. Read HDD1 ERROR!
axele
QUOTE(perseus @ Jun 10 2005, 10:15 PM)
Did you succeed in installing debian? Did it work before you had these problems.

I would get this problem when Debian did not install correctly, so i would just reset and then restore a back up, then try to install again. It took me a week of playing around with it until it finally worked. Then I broke my Z but that is another story. Read HDD1 ERROR!
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Dear Perseus,

well I guess the installation was successful, since files were unpacked.
But I was never able to see any Debian desktop, because after the
sand-clock appears and disappears, nothing else happens ...
What's intriguing is that I have the same behaviour with the PDF Viewer
application ....
What did you do to make Debian work ? (Probably many things it's difficult
to remember all...) wink.gif

Best regards,

Axel
perseus
Axel,

Getting the X/QT Debian Icons does not necessarily mean the installation was successful.

I tried many different things to get it working. First off install all the packages that X/QT calls for on meanie's site. Installing these correct packages in the order specified will help get the process under way.

Meanie's site says that you can install the debian script instead of the start-up script and skip all the manual configurations. I tried to do it without it, then with it , then together, then without it, then together, then do the configurations, then without them...... and on ... and on...

The last time it worked. I installed everything including the start-up script, then I did the manual configurations, created the loop, swap, installed debian, then i installed debian script, then I did su - xlauncher debian. Then I clicked on the debian icon. Got a white screen, takes a while, you have to be patient the first time. Then I hit the menu button, set it for full screen... then the window manager comes up - it is hiding behind the qtopia icons unless you hit full screen you will not see it.

However, I might have made a mistake in the installation. Everything worked but I could not install mozilla-firefox or mozilla-thunderbird.. SO I decided to reboot and restore a back up. and that is as far as I got. Then came HDD! Error!

I will try again this weekend and repost my results. I am so new at this it hurts!
However, It is awesome to see debian running and be able to switch back to qtopia.
axele
QUOTE(perseus @ Jun 11 2005, 01:10 AM)
Axel,

Getting the X/QT Debian Icons does not necessarily mean the installation was successful.

I tried many different things to get it working. First off install all the packages that X/QT calls for on meanie's site. Installing these correct packages in the order specified will help get the process under way.

Meanie's site says that you can install the debian script instead of the start-up script and skip all the manual configurations. I tried to do it without it, then with it , then together, then without it, then together, then do the configurations, then without them...... and on ... and on...

The last time it worked. I installed everything including the start-up script, then I did the manual configurations, created the loop, swap, installed debian, then i installed debian script, then I did su - xlauncher debian. Then I clicked on the debian icon. Got a white screen, takes a while, you have to be patient the first time. Then I hit the menu button, set it for full screen... then the window manager comes up - it is hiding behind the qtopia icons unless you hit full screen you will not see it.

However, I might have made a mistake in the installation. Everything worked but I could not install mozilla-firefox or mozilla-thunderbird.. SO I decided to reboot and restore a back up. and that is as far as I got. Then came HDD! Error!

I will try again this weekend and repost my results. I am so new at this it hurts!
However, It is awesome to see debian running and be able to switch back to qtopia.
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Perseus,
thank you for your reply.
In the meantime, I found out that when doing
su-
xlauncher debian (or just xlauncher),
I am getting complains about a shared library libz.so.1 that's not available.
Indeed, it's not installed. I've by now found a zlib.ipk package, which is
supposed to contain that library

https://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=11295

and I'll see what that gives.
I'd be keen to learn from your experiences in re-installing everything...

Best regards,

Axel
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