Intro: I was recently given an sl5000 and it works just fine; I have done a few things already at this point:
picked up a cheap 1gb cf card
Flashed to a choice of systems:
OZ 3.5.3 (console, gpe and opie)
OZ 3.5.4 (console, gpe and opie)
Original Sharp ROM
All work...but with varying issues, unfortunately.
Some don't sync with Qtopia (I can sync with 1.7 or 2.2, roms have 1.5 or 1.7.)
Some won't work with my Gentoo pc which is configured as a gateway for the unit, although I can ping back and forth, etc.
NONE will connect to any package server/feeds.
The ones that work BEST will sync with Qtopia, can ping internet addresses successfully but STILL simply refuse to update packages.
This would not be a huge issue to me IF I could find a package repository in a single download that I could configure and use to update/install packages...
But I can not find such a thing.
I have downloaded various packages, one at a time, but each has numerous dependencies that fail, and each of THEM has dependencies....
I am very new to this, of course, so just learning the ropes and struggling though.
I have searched long and hard for answers myself, all to no avail.