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zaurusguy08
Hi everyone, I am new to this PDA thing! I have a Zaurus SL-C760, and every thing is in Japanese. My question is how do I change the language from Japanes, to English?

Also, I don't have the software to install on my computer so that I can plug it in to my zaurus, is there a website that can get the driver software for my computer from, so I can install the program?

Thanks to all help!!

--Anthony
Stubear
QUOTE(zaurusguy08 @ Oct 6 2008, 08:23 AM) *
Hi everyone, I am new to this PDA thing! I have a Zaurus SL-C760, and every thing is in Japanese. My question is how do I change the language from Japanes, to English?

Also, I don't have the software to install on my computer so that I can plug it in to my zaurus, is there a website that can get the driver software for my computer from, so I can install the program?

Thanks to all help!!

--Anthony


Welcome to OESF and the world of Zaurus!

There are several options available to change from Japanese to English (depending on whether you want to keep Japanese abiltiy):

1. Install an alternative ROM - ie Cacko - has the option to add Japanese support
2. Change /home/zaurus/Settings/locale.conf to read 'en' or 'zh_TW' instead of 'ja' for the language setting.
3. Remove the qm translation files in /home/QtPalmtop/i18n/ja and comment out the various lines in .desktop files that have the japanese names of programs. I wrote a script that does this and it basically follows the info here http://mspencer.net/stuff/c700conv.html

I would suggest option 1. especially if you are not interested in using Japanese, but WARNING it means flashing a new ROM. Something that could stop your zaurus working correctly (although it is something that many people have successfully done many times - myself included)

Cheers

Stuart

zaurusguy08
QUOTE(Stubear @ Oct 5 2008, 04:06 PM) *
QUOTE(zaurusguy08 @ Oct 6 2008, 08:23 AM) *
Hi everyone, I am new to this PDA thing! I have a Zaurus SL-C760, and every thing is in Japanese. My question is how do I change the language from Japanes, to English?

Also, I don't have the software to install on my computer so that I can plug it in to my zaurus, is there a website that can get the driver software for my computer from, so I can install the program?

Thanks to all help!!

--Anthony


Welcome to OESF and the world of Zaurus!

There are several options available to change from Japanese to English (depending on whether you want to keep Japanese abiltiy):

1. Install an alternative ROM - ie Cacko - has the option to add Japanese support
2. Change /home/zaurus/Settings/locale.conf to read 'en' or 'zh_TW' instead of 'ja' for the language setting.
3. Remove the qm translation files in /home/QtPalmtop/i18n/ja and comment out the various lines in .desktop files that have the japanese names of programs. I wrote a script that does this and it basically follows the info here http://mspencer.net/stuff/c700conv.html

I would suggest option 1. especially if you are not interested in using Japanese, but WARNING it means flashing a new ROM. Something that could stop your zaurus working correctly (although it is something that many people have successfully done many times - myself included)

Cheers

Stuart


I am downloading a program sharp ROM cacko 1.23. How will this mess up my zaurus?

And also what do I do when I un-Zip the file? where do Put it?

And lalstly, seeing as how i have no experience with this can i get a computer store to do it or is this out of there leauge?
--Anthony
jfv
I would go with option 2 of stubear's suggestion for now. It is the easiest to revert and the least likely to do damage. You sound like a newbie (no offense) so you should read some information first. Try the wiki (click the OESF link at the top of the page) or go to the Trisoft (www.trisoft.de) website. They will have instructions about "flashing the ROM" which is what you do with the cacko file you downloaded, if you decide to go that route. A random computer store guy will not know what to do.
zaurusguy08
QUOTE(jfv @ Oct 6 2008, 06:19 AM) *
I would go with option 2 of stubear's suggestion for now. It is the easiest to revert and the least likely to do damage. You sound like a newbie (no offense) so you should read some information first. Try the wiki (click the OESF link at the top of the page) or go to the Trisoft (www.trisoft.de) website. They will have instructions about "flashing the ROM" which is what you do with the cacko file you downloaded, if you decide to go that route. A random computer store guy will not know what to do.


How do i do that? The text is all in Japanese!!
jfv
Explained before here.
zaurusguy08
QUOTE(jfv @ Oct 6 2008, 05:13 PM) *
Explained before here.


One question...Where can I find this program he/you speak of? If you wouldnt mind would you send me the link if you know where to find it!!
Thanks!!
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jfv
qkonsole
zaurusguy08
QUOTE(jfv @ Oct 6 2008, 06:23 PM) *


Thanks so much!!
zaurusguy08
QUOTE(jfv @ Oct 12 2004, 06:51 AM) *
If you have a CF or SD card and a card reader, then get a console program either from the CD that came with the Zaurus (it's called console....) or better download qconsole from the Zaurus Software Index. Put the ipk on the card and put it on the Zaurus. You have to guess which app is the add-remove software (it launches with 3 big buttons, click on the top button and you should see the ipk listed click on it and then click OK maybe twice and quit the program). Launch the console, su to root and edit /etc/locale.conf changing language=ja to language=en, save the edits and type reboot on the console, the Zaurus will reboot in english. I assume you can use vi and has seen a linux config file before. If not maybe you should search around for more detailed instructions.

Felipe


So the only thing that I don't understand is the part where it says launch the console. I see the gkonsole but it has a little blue circle next to it. So my main question is how do I launch gkonsole?
jfv
You mean it has a little blue circle within the add/remove software app? That means that the program is installed. Look for a program icon with a black rectangle with a ">" sign on it and a shell in front. That's the console app. which you need to launch. Now, have you ever used the command line before? Because that's what that thing is going to give you, so read up on it.
zaurusguy08
QUOTE(jfv @ Oct 7 2008, 03:18 PM) *
You mean it has a little blue circle within the add/remove software app? That means that the program is installed. Look for a program icon with a black rectangle with a ">" sign on it and a shell in front. That's the console app. which you need to launch. Now, have you ever used the command line before? Because that's what that thing is going to give you, so read up on it.


Thanks, I will look it up tonight! but will you please tell me how to do it...very simple because i am a newbie!!

thanks again!
jfv
Follow these instructions. It's a link on the previous forum thread. Has pictures and everything and I have nothing to add to it, except you might want to click on the link for "simple vi commands" (you'll see it when you get there) because the instructions are a bit terse at that point.
zaurusguy08
QUOTE(jfv @ Oct 7 2008, 07:56 PM) *
Follow these instructions. It's a link on the previous forum thread. Has pictures and everything and I have nothing to add to it, except you might want to click on the link for "simple vi commands" (you'll see it when you get there) because the instructions are a bit terse at that point.


thank you so much for all of your help!! laugh.gif
zaurusguy08
OK thank you so much for all of your help, but I have one question. When I try to get online with it, it says I need a divice card for communication, What is that, and where can I get one?
zaurusguy08
OK thank you so much for all of your help, but I have one question. When I try to get online with it, it says I need a divice card for communication, What is that, and where can I get one?
jfv
You should start a new thread if you have other questions. Anyway, the Zaurus doesn't have internal wifi or other ways of connecting to the internet. You need to get a CF Wifi card for example. Search the forums for options, people are always discussing which ones are good or not. You can also use Google.
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