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wmadan
For anyone with a C-1000 who wants to install the current version of XFCE, below are the steps I took to get started.

First, download the ipk from here: XFCE4.2.2

I installed it to /mnt/usr with no glitches.

Second, delete the ~/.cache and ~/.config folders.

Third, you will need to add

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xrandr -o right

to ~.xinitrc.xfce4. The place to add it is right before “xfce4-session”.

On the C-1000, XFCE launches in portrait mode. This switches the orientation to landscape.

Fourth, if you are using a usb mouse, you'll need to modify the serverargs line in /usr/local/bin/startxfce4 so that it reads:

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serverargs=”-mouse /dev/input/mouse0”

Currently in pdaXrom rc10.4 you can use the touchscreen or the mouse (not both) during the same session, so I saved this file as “startxfce4m”. When I want to launch xfce4 and use the mouse, I use startxfce4m.

To change permissions for the new "startxfce4m" go to a console and type:

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chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/startxfce4m

That should do it. Exit matchbox and at # type “startxfce4” or “startxfce4m” (if you want to use a mouse) and hit enter. XFCE should launch.

I have made two modifications that help out with the smaller screen on the C-1000: I moved the taskbar to the bottom of the screen, dragged the panel to the top of the screen, and enabled “autohide” for both. For me, it is easier to bring up the panel with the stylus when it is at the top of the screen. With both the taskbar and panel autohidden, you have the whole screen to work with. Go to XFCE's "Settings" menu to make the changes for the panel and taskbar.

Using XFCE resolved one of my chief annoyances with pdaXrom: the many windows which are oversized for the screen. smile.gif

Anyway, I hope this helps.

Bill
adf
excellent.
chero did some good xfce stuff plus additional plugins that can be found at
zaurus.spy.org..... the details are in the finetuning xfce thread. the zerver packages that will install to sd are in zaurus.spy.org.....chero/old.
glad to hear it does for the 1000 what it does for the 6000
Chero
QUOTE(wmadan @ Aug 20 2005, 12:36 AM)
I have made two modifications that help out with the smaller screen on the C-1000: I moved the taskbar to the bottom of the screen, dragged the panel to the top of the screen, and enabled “autohide” for both. For me, it is easier to bring up the panel with the stylus when it is at the top of the screen. With both the taskbar and panel autohidden, you have the whole screen to work with. Go to XFCE's "Settings" menu to make the changes for the panel and taskbar.
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If you install the "taskbar-plugin", you can have the taskbar in the panel, so you only have to bring up the panel to see it all.
Howto is in the threads somewhere.

Good luck,
Chero.
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