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omega
Hi, i am hopefully going to decide and buy a c860 by the end of the week, but i'm getting a little confused.

Can you in fact download general sources from the internet and compile the application directly on the Zaurus. I realise that this probably needs an X11 ROM? Basically the idea is, i used to use linux on a 200mmx laptop and i want to treat the c860 the same. I'm not running linux on my desktop machine at the moment and i don't need to...

So is this support in the X11 rom, can i install it? I understand that the X11 rom is based on debian, so can it be installed and treated as a full linux distro?

Also can you back up the C860 ROM immediately when i get it? Can you install PDaxrom onto a SD card or CF and not inferere with Qtopia? I've been reading loads, but it seems a little vague on instructions about this... Why is Cacko 1.21 realised but the website is not updated?

Is it possible to convert all X11 Debians files (*.deb) to the arm format (i think i saw a utility around) and run these on the Zaurus immediately? Does this utility run on the zaurus?
bluedevils
you might want to post this question on the pdaxrom forum. You will nodoubt get a quicker response
lardman
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Can you in fact download general sources from the internet and compile the application directly on the Zaurus. I realise that this probably needs an X11 ROM?


Yes and no. You can generally download source code from the 'net, and you can compile it on any ROM - GCC is command line so it doens't matter whether you're using X11 or Qtopia/Opie on the framebuffer.

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I understand that the X11 rom is based on debian, so can it be installed and treated as a full linux distro?


What do you mean by this?

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Also can you back up the C860 ROM immediately when i get it?


Yes - NAND backup, but you'll need a card to backup onto.

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Can you install PDaxrom onto a SD card or CF and not inferere with Qtopia?


No, but you can go the other way and install Xqt to run X apps within Qtopia.

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Is it possible to convert all X11 Debians files (*.deb) to the arm format (i think i saw a utility around) and run these on the Zaurus immediately? Does this utility run on the zaurus?


Yes and I imagine so (as the utility is only a script which uses ar, tar and gzip), the OZ version of ipkg can install .debs by default.


Simon
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