Jan 8 2006, 01:09 AM
This may have been covered before, but I could'nt seem to figure it out from previous posts.
The question is once the device has been successfully flashed, which are the packages that contain the necessary system tools / applications.
The main system is 'barebones', but I am unusre which packages to install first.
Jan 8 2006, 06:09 AM
can you do "startx"?
maybe install the packagemanager?
you can see the installed packages using
"ipkg status" in the command line
Jan 8 2006, 06:50 AM
Yes, I can do 'startx' and bring up a window.
My main problem is that I don't have a wireless CF card, so I need to flash off an old FAT16 formatted card that the zaurus likes, then use another CF card which I formatted as ext2 to hold additional packages, ec...
I need to get the networking sorted out so that I can transfer data accross. Then hopefully I do some useful things on it. However, I can't assign an IP address to usb0.
Do I need to install the usbdconfig package to do this ?
Jan 8 2006, 01:41 PM
Following on from the thread below, I was attempting to install packages from the terminal using the ipkg command.
I installed 'usbdconfig' & 'packagemanager' - however, when I attempted to launch them (after rebooting the system) nothing happens, apart from a 'busy' cursor for 10 seconds or so.....
I've read all the notes / posts I can find, but really can't figure out what is going on here.....
Jan 8 2006, 10:52 PM
hmm, maybe you didn't install the dependancies?
packagemanager requires qt-mt.
usbdconfig is a python application and requires python, the gtk bindings etc...
try to run the application in a console (aterm) to see if you get any error message.
I 'll try to find out what is required to do to set the usb network without the gui.
Jan 9 2006, 05:23 AM
I see what you mean about the dependencies.
Assuming I can get the usb networking working (I still haven't figured this out yet), has anybody got an idea of the important packages to install to get the GUI configuration working ?
Previous posts do not go into this in any great detail, and it is kind of trial and error, unless you already know what the packages are.
If I can figure this out, I should be able to move /usr onto my CF card.
Jan 9 2006, 11:58 AM
you need the hotplug package.
here is what usbdconfig does:
it writes something like:
it removes /etc/hotplug/usbdstorage.conf
you can install the package on a card using the -d option like
ipkg -d /mnt/card install hotplug...ipk
more info on package http://mail.pdaxrom.org/contrib/docs/ipk.txt
Jan 10 2006, 12:47 AM
I tried to follow these steps, but can't seem to get the USB Networking sorted out. I can't even ping the Zaurus from my Mac. (I have the OSX drivers installed, and could previously make a SSH connection to the Zaurus running the TKC Rom).
Looking through the package list, it seems that Hotplug is installed with the base system when it is flashed.
I changed the settings in usbdnet.conf, but could'nt locate any file named usbdstorage.conf (there is a file called usbdstorage.agent) - so I launched /etc/usbcontrol net in the background, but this did not allow me to connect or ping the Z.
Therefore, I decided to just try and install USBconfig and see if this would sort it out - I installed Python, and numerous other dependency modules before I was allowed to install usbdconfig to the cf card. However, this still would not work.
When I tried to launch usbconfig from the Terminal, it spits the following errors:
(usbfunction.py:8980): Gdk-WARNING **: Error converting from UTF-8 to STRING: Conversion from character set 'UTF-8' to ISO-8559-1 is not supported.
The error is traced back to:
File "/usr/bin/usbfunction.py", line 11, in usbconfig
IOError: [Errno 2] No such fule or directory '/proc/deviceinfo/product'
Having said that, now that I've managed to get a lot of the additional packages onto my Z, I've got to say that this looks very good - I'm very impressed being able to able to run gVim.
I managed to figure out from the Filelist in the feed where most of the packages I needed are. However, I could'nt find out where the 'less' utility is located. Is it supported, and if so, does anyone know which package it is located in ?
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