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dranath
Hello Forum,

today I flashed from the original Sharp-ROM because I wanted to give OpenZaurus and OPIE a try. But there are several things where I didn't find my way around:

Problem 1:
After setting up my "Network Settings" for Wireless-LAN (interface "wlan0") and hit the "Start/Stop"-button, I get the message:
"Starting interface failed"

Anyway, the WLAN-LED lights up green and when I leave the "Network Settings" and enter them again the 802.11b-connection is indicated "up". Also if I hit the "Start/Stop"-button again, there is a register-tab called "802.11b" with status-information about my connection (I even see the Quality of the WLAN-connection decline if I shild the built in antenna with my hands).

So I tried to connect to a web-site using Konqueror, but after some time I recieved the message
"Unknown host www.web.de"

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This brought me to Problem 2:
I tried to get some information from "/etc/resolv.conf", but to get there was tricky because when I wanted to start the "Console" application in the "Applications"-tab it doesn't start but displays the message:
"Console was terminated due to signal code SIGSEGV"
How can I fix this to use the console-application from "inside" OPIE?

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Back to the original "Problem Number One":
Alternatively I logged into the console via the "Start"-menu choosing "Terminal -> 1" and issued
# cat /etc/resolv.conf
to check my DNS-settings - but everything looked like it should.

An
# ifconfig
told me that "wlan0" is up (with all the network-settings I previously put into my machine), but a
# ping -c 5 www.web.de
produced the message
ping: www.web.de: Host name lookup failure

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After some time the screen turned darker and darker (I suppose the screen dimmed with the OPIE-timer even if I was in the "Terminal") and I hardly could make out what my machine was replying to my inquiries (not even button-pressing brought the screen back to light).

So my Problem 3 is:
How do I get back to OPIE after I locked into the Terminal from the "Start"-menu?

Thanks in advance for your help
dranath
dranath
Hello again,

I think I forgot which Software my Zaurus SL-6000 (Tosa) runs on:
OpenZaurus 3.5.3
with
OPIE 1.2.0.

Also I tried to reflash the installation and after the OpenZaurus "Zaurilla" appears I saw following error messages (???) float by on the boot-screen [1], [2]:
CODE
dpemoa: *** Unresolverd symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.14-rmk7-pxa3-embedix/linux-lan-ng/prism2_pci.o


[1] only the first time I booted after the flashing of the Zaurus
[2] maybe not 100-percent correct to the letter because I didn't know how to pause the display - and off it went...

Hope this helps
Thanks
dranath
jawZolife
QUOTE(dranath @ Aug 11 2005, 08:19 AM)
Hello Forum,

today I flashed from the original Sharp-ROM because I wanted to give OpenZaurus and OPIE a try. But there are several things where I didn't find my way around:

Problem 1:
After setting up my "Network Settings" for Wireless-LAN (interface "wlan0") and hit the "Start/Stop"-button, I get the message:
"Starting interface failed"

*SNIP*

Thanks in advance for your help
dranath
*



Look thru the directions for OZ/Opie again. They mention that you need to start and stop the WiFi via console commands:


ifup wlan0

ifdown wlan0


My 6000 has worked randomly via the wifi GUI. I am used to executing via the console at this point.

Regards,
jawZ
dranath
QUOTE(jawZolife @ Aug 17 2005, 05:43 AM)
Look thru the directions for OZ/Opie again. They mention that you need to start and stop the WiFi via console commands:

CODE
ifup wlan0
ifdown wlan0


My 6000 has worked randomly via the wifi GUI. I am used to executing via the console at this point.

Regards,
jawZ


Thank you for this information. But this brings me to the other problems I described (they are "quasi-recursive" :-).

Since
a) the GUI-Console doesn't start (a.k.a. "Problem 2")
and
b) I don't know how to get back to OPIE after I went into the terminal (a.k.a. "Problem 3"),
this doesn't help me at all.

Thanks
dranath
lardman
QUOTE
How can I fix this to use the console-application from "inside" OPIE?


I don't know why this is happening to you - I'd ask on IRC or the ml as you may get a proper answer - anyway you could either change vt (which you've tried), or ssh into the machine or use the shut down applet to quit Opie.

QUOTE
So my Problem 3 is:
How do I get back to OPIE after I locked into the Terminal from the "Start"-menu?


There's a command you can issue on the command line to go back to vt 2 (which is where Opie is running) and also a keypress. I'm afraid I can't remember either, but a search for 'vt' should find the answer,


Si
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