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nicologic
Hello,

I purchased a Zaurus C3100.
Now I'd link to link it to an external monitor.
Do you know how is it possible to perform this operation please?
Furthermore, can this model be linked also to a the TV?
Many thanks for the help.

Best,
Nic
daniel3000
This is only possible using the IODATA XGA CF card. This card has VGA and TV outputs, but it doesn't output in realtime. Just once or twice a second the Zaurus screen is mirrored to the external screen (using the special software available for download at Trisoft homepage)

Without special software, only the "Presentation" app on the Zaurus is able to use that card, and only to output images, not the entire screen.

daniel
jfv
I don't know if it works on the C3100, but for the older Zaurus there is a card, CFXGA, made by IO-Data, that displays the Zaurus screen on a monitor. It can also display slideshows on a TV but not mirror the screen. Unfortunately this card is no longer manufactured but there may be some still for sale. But, like I said, I don't know if it works on the C3100.

There may be some USB-to-VGA gadget you can try, but I don't really know.

Felipe
TRIsoft
Hi all,
the IOData CFXGA card is a good solution and works like
a charm in all Zauri.

Unfortunately, the card is out of production since last year
and we took all the stock they had together with Streamlinecpus.
Actual count is: Only two cards are left on stock !
So, if you really want one of them, you shouldn't wait too
long laugh.gif

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
nicologic
Hi Marc,

Thanks for the message.
If the card works well (it is to say, if with this card I can display the whole Zaurus screen on the big monitor) I'm interested in buying it.
In the case, how much does it cost and how can I order it?
Thanks.

All the best,
Nic

QUOTE(TRIsoft @ Aug 30 2006, 04:49 AM)
Hi all,
the IOData CFXGA card is a good solution and works like
a charm in all Zauri.

Unfortunately, the card is out of production since last year
and we took all the stock they had together with Streamlinecpus.
Actual count is: Only two cards are left on stock !
So, if you really want one of them, you shouldn't wait too
long  laugh.gif

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
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zedkatuf2
QUOTE(TRIsoft @ Aug 30 2006, 01:49 PM)
Hi all,
the IOData CFXGA card is a good solution and works like
a charm in all Zauri.

Unfortunately, the card is out of production since last year
and we took all the stock they had together with Streamlinecpus.
Actual count is: Only two cards are left on stock !
So, if you really want one of them, you shouldn't wait too
long  laugh.gif

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
*


Hi Marc - I've just received mine today from Trisoft, but when I do:
CODE
insmod ./memory_cs.o


..I get errors saying that the module was compiled against 2.4.18 kernel & I am using a 2.4.20 kernel.

Even trying:

CODE
insmod -f ./memory_cs.o

....isn't successful sad.gif

I've connected it to my monitor, but of course, as I don't have the kernel module insmodded, I get no output.

I have downloaded the source code & have tried compiling the km on my zaurus using the loop gcc from Meanie, but I get errors like:

CODE
pcmcia/version.h: No such file or directory


..this is because I don't have the kernel source (yet) for my zaurus...I can get it easily enough from Tetsu, as I am using his kernel.......*but*....perhaps I am going about all of this the long way around????

..You mentioned that the CFXGA card works for all the Sharp zaurii.


..since I am not using OZ, I would think I should be able to get the card working, yes?

Best regards,

zedkatuf

(Running 3200 Terrier)
Fushnchupsh
You asked about a tv connection. I have yet to try it but the blaze psp to tv adapter could easily be hacked for use on the zaurus.

I am thinking about getting one soon to try it.

--fish
zedkatuf2
QUOTE(zedkatuf2 @ Sep 4 2006, 11:06 PM)
QUOTE(TRIsoft @ Aug 30 2006, 01:49 PM)
Hi all,
the IOData CFXGA card is a good solution and works like
a charm in all Zauri.

Unfortunately, the card is out of production since last year
and we took all the stock they had together with Streamlinecpus.
Actual count is: Only two cards are left on stock !
So, if you really want one of them, you shouldn't wait too
long  laugh.gif

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
*


Hi Marc - I've just received mine today from Trisoft, but when I do:
CODE
insmod ./memory_cs.o



...ahhh! I think I know the problem: I'm using the old memory_cs.o that is downloadable from the iodata website, but I ssuspect the memory_cs.o in /lib/modules/2.4.20/pcmcia/ is for 2.4.20

...only problem is, I've overwritten it with the 2.4.18 version sad.gif sad.gif

Can someone copy their memory_cs.o onto the forum for me to download?

zedkatuf
Jon_J
QUOTE(zedkatuf2 @ Sep 5 2006, 01:00 AM)
Can someone copy their memory_cs.o onto the forum for me to download?

zedkatuf
*

zedkatuf,
I have a C3100 running Cacko Lite 1.23
My memory_cs.o is located here: (this is the actual file)
/lib/modules.rom/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/char/pcmcia/

It is symlinked to other locations as below:
/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/char/pcmcia/
and
/lib/modules/2.4.20/pcmcia/
and
/lib/modules.rom/2.4.20/pcmcia/

I attached it in a *.zip file. This forum won't let me attach the file in it's original form.
derekp
A while back, I saw some pcmcia vga cards (intended for laptops). I would think that you could combine this with a cf -> pcmcia adapter, and as long as the card is using a standard chipset you should be able to get X11 going on it.
Two problems that you could run into, is:
1) the CF slot only has 3v, whereas pcmcia also has 5v. Some cf -> pcmcia adapters have an additional power plug to provide 5v though.
2) I can't tell if the currently shipping pcmcia vga cards are the older pc card spec (which matches up with cf slots), or if they are cardbus. From what I understand, pc card is equivilant to an ISA bus, where cardbus is more like a PCI bus.
zedkatuf2
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Sep 5 2006, 10:36 PM)
QUOTE(zedkatuf2 @ Sep 5 2006, 01:00 AM)
Can someone copy their memory_cs.o onto the forum for me to download?

zedkatuf
*

zedkatuf,
I have a C3100 running Cacko Lite 1.23
My memory_cs.o is located here: (this is the actual file)
/lib/modules.rom/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/char/pcmcia/

It is symlinked to other locations as below:
/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/char/pcmcia/
and
/lib/modules/2.4.20/pcmcia/
and
/lib/modules.rom/2.4.20/pcmcia/

I attached it in a *.zip file. This forum won't let me attach the file in it's original form.
*




Hi Jon - many thanks for doing this.

In the end, shortly after posting my worried cry for help, I ended up using the NAND Trisoft backup, then re-installed Testu's kernel & then did a restore from backup of my system (which I *did* remember to do before my hacking smile.gif )

It sounds painful, but it only took about 30 minutes before I was up & running again, and the VGA adapter works finr smile.gif smile.gif

Basically, the memory_cs.o that ships with the Trisoft NAND backup works fine, and I shouldn't overwritten it with the one I downloaded from the iodata website sad.gif

It's quite hard to do that actually, as I had to remount / as rw....not something you do accidentally.

Anyway, no harm done, card works great & thanks again for posting you kernel module.

Cheers,

zedkatuf
kurochka
Where exactly is the software for IODATA's card on Trisoft website? I can't find it. I have 3100.

I need the software urgently.
jfv
QUOTE(kurochka @ Sep 25 2006, 04:48 PM)
Where exactly is the software for IODATA's card on Trisoft website?  I can't find it.  I have 3100.

I need the software urgently.
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IO-DATA webpage. The link to download the drivers is at the bottom of the page.

Felipe
Meanie
QUOTE(jfv @ Sep 26 2006, 10:31 AM)
QUOTE(kurochka @ Sep 25 2006, 04:48 PM)
Where exactly is the software for IODATA's card on Trisoft website?  I can't find it.  I have 3100.

I need the software urgently.
*


IO-DATA webpage. The link to download the drivers is at the bottom of the page.

Felipe
*



The driver on the iodata site won't work for the C3100. Cacko has the required driver pre-installed and the application if not already preinstalled already is available from the cacko feed.
kurochka
QUOTE(Meanie @ Sep 25 2006, 06:48 PM)
QUOTE(jfv @ Sep 26 2006, 10:31 AM)
QUOTE(kurochka @ Sep 25 2006, 04:48 PM)
Where exactly is the software for IODATA's card on Trisoft website?  I can't find it.  I have 3100.

I need the software urgently.
*


IO-DATA webpage. The link to download the drivers is at the bottom of the page.

Felipe
*



The driver on the iodata site won't work for the C3100. Cacko has the required driver pre-installed and the application if not already preinstalled already is available from the cacko feed.
*



My experience with the preinstalled driver on Cacko is disappointing. It freezes all the time. Is there a better driver? Trisoft?
Cresho
There is an application I bounced into which exports video to an external monitor. the same dude who worked on kopi also did

KCommander4z
psi4z
zview
TuxCards4z

Not sure if it is zview that you need since it puts out slide shows. just read up on it.

http://www.pi-sync.net/html/z-view.html
Reaper
Just my 2 cents: wink.gif

1) Pretec made PocketPresenter card and I've found a way to use it on Cxxx Cacko. Then Maslovsky built the required module inside OS tarball. With pdaX and with Cxx00 - no luck. sad.gif

2) IOData card had drivers for C3000, so with Sharp/Cacko it should work with Cxx00 also.

3) USB-VGA module did work, don't remember the link, though (one guy from Japan did it).

Problem is really urgent, so, if anyone is going to work on it, PM me and I'll be ready to help. wink.gif
loothi
Just a bump as I can't figure out the end result of this..? Can anyone vouch for getting video out (not like a slideshow, but as near to Z screen as possible) to an external monitor?

thanks
loothi
Fushnchupsh
Hey there~
The usb->vga connectors are fully supported under the 2.6 kernel. So, under OZ and the newer pdaxroms they theoretically could work. The problem is if they are supported by your rom of choice and finding one that will work with usb 1.0. Yes, OTG is technically 2.0 but, if I remember correctly, it is slower. Most of these little dealies tend to be 2.0 only.

This is something that has been a sort of constant source of curiosity with me so, if you make any headway, let us know.

--Fish
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