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osguru
Hi all!


This is my first post and I am fairly new here (just got my Zaurus a few weeks ago) but I hope I'll do well.

I have downloaded the X/Qt jumbo package from chuckster's site and it installed without a single problem. I then tried to install Firefox on my FAT16-formatted SD card and that failed. Eventually, Package Manager hung so I decided to reboot. Everything, including X/Qt is working well now, but Firefox (expectedly) doesn't work.

Okay, so I wanted to try PocketWorkstation with OpenOffice, since it includes both Firefox and Thunderbird. But there's a problem: I can't download it. Whenever I try to download PocketWorkstation, it goes very slow (sometimes only 10KB/s) and suddenly, it stops. The temporary file Firefox/Safari creates when downloading disappears but I am left with a partial file – sometimes, I can download 24 or 25 MB (out of 94.5 MB), sometimes, I can get approximately 30 MB before it interrupts. I haven't tried to download OpenOffice so far. So I'd like to test OpenOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird and of course Debian on my Z (I'm so glad that X/Qt is working, thanks Meanie!) but I can't download it.

My question is: has everyone else experienced this (slow download speed, interrupting downloads) and got a hint for me to get the files down completely or am I just too stupid?

Sorry, this is a lot of text but I've been reading so many posts here that Debian etc. is so great on the Z and it drives me nuts that I can't test it! sad.gif

Sorry again for the English, it's not my mother tongue.

Thanks for reading
osguru
drnick
QUOTE(osguru @ Jul 28 2005, 11:11 AM)
Hi all!


This is my first post and I am fairly new here (just got my Zaurus a few weeks ago) but I hope I'll do well.

I have downloaded the X/Qt jumbo package from chuckster's site and it installed without a single problem. I then tried to install Firefox on my FAT16-formatted SD card and that failed. Eventually, Package Manager hung so I decided to reboot. Everything, including X/Qt is working well now, but Firefox (expectedly) doesn't work.

Okay, so I wanted to try PocketWorkstation with OpenOffice, since it includes both Firefox and Thunderbird. But there's a problem: I can't download it. Whenever I try to download PocketWorkstation, it goes very slow (sometimes only 10KB/s) and suddenly, it stops. The temporary file Firefox/Safari creates when downloading disappears but I am left with a partial file – sometimes, I can download 24 or 25 MB (out of 94.5 MB), sometimes, I can get approximately 30 MB before it interrupts. I haven't tried to download OpenOffice so far. So I'd like to test OpenOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird and of course Debian on my Z (I'm so glad that X/Qt is working, thanks Meanie!) but I can't download it.

My question is: has everyone else experienced this (slow download speed, interrupting downloads) and got a hint for me to get the files down completely or am I just too stupid?

Sorry, this is a lot of text but I've been reading so many posts here that Debian etc. is so great on the Z and it drives me nuts that I can't test it!  sad.gif

Sorry again for the English, it's not my mother tongue.

Thanks for reading
osguru
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I've had the same problems with the downloads stalling. Use the wget command to get the files succesfully w/o the bloat of the browser. first you need to cd to the directory that you want to download to. ie /mnt/card or /home/zaurus/Documents/ or where ever you can fit the space. then open the terminal and type
CODE
wget http://www.chuckster.org/zaurus/zaurus-debian-openoffice114.tar.gz
or whatever link you want. The same can be said for downloading on a Linux workstation. I am not a windows user so I cant reccommend a windows equivelant.
osguru
Hello and thanks for the reply!

Believe it or not, I even had wget in mind smile.gif Thanks for the tip, I'll soon try it. As for the "wget" command - I'll either download the files on my Linux box or install wget on Mac OS X (using fink) or my dust collecting Windows box (using cygwin).

Update: I have now installed wget on my Mac OS X box and am currently downloading the PocketWorkstation archive. It hasn't stalled so far (but it's only been running for a few minutes), but the speed is very low (again around 15-20 KB/s). I guess this has something to do with the server. Did you experience this as well?

Another update: It worked. I could download PocketWorkstation and OpenOffice and am now installing it! smile.gif

Thanks
osguru
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