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DrWily
I got my 6000L a few months back from a nice fellow on these boards. I'm just wondering how many other people have them now that they have been out for a little while.
nevarrie
I have had my SL-6000L since the midle of June and I love it...Now I am just trying to get OZ running on it so that it is easer to add new things to the kernel like uses of my keyspan usb to serial adapter for tipping into solaris server...
coolass
Had mine since the end of March. Lovin it!!!!!!!!!!!
zaurist968
Got it. No regrets!
dsavard
Have mine since early August. Sharp is not selling the Z in my country (Canada), so ordered it at Amazon and have it shipped to my sister living in USA.

I am really amazed by it. Now shopping for adds-on and impatiently waiting after OZ....
bazmi
hi,

had mine since mid may. super stuff. is my third zaurus and while i just love the screen i have two major cribs against it:

a. unlike the earlier models which i could sync wirelessly, i cant get it to work on the 6000 yet.
b. battery life with wifi on is really poor.

cheers,

/bazmi.
stevevw
Had mine since the end of May. The screen blows me away every time I turn it on. Especially if I have been using the 5600 for a bit.
lek
I have had a Z6KL since mid August, it is great! I am planing on putting on one of the OpenSource OS's on it (maybe OpenZaurus.)
gab74
I've my SL6000L from June !!! I hope OpenZaurus /gpe will be full available soon for this Z !!!
inman
I have a 6000L from Amazon and am waiting for a 6000W from Japan. I'm a developer attracted to the 6000 by the screen and the promise of having a USB host as well as WiFi/Bluetooth on-board. I hope to contribute significant experience with Linux and code; it does look like the 6000-series is getting a bit overlooked in the software arena.
cosinux
Had mine few days ago. It's a great machine and I really like it.
cvmiller
Had mine since April. The SL-6000 is a fun (not so little) machine. I had one guy ask if it was an "older" machine because of its size. Once I told him I was running a Web server and a VNCserver, I got a little more respect.

Thanks to DevImg, I have even done a little compiling on the Z. It isn't fast, but it does work! I am very fond of a wireless signal strength monitoring tool called wavemon. It is just a terminal based program, but it reads signal strenght in DB (which is more precise). Because it runs in a terminal, I can ssh into the Z (from my laptop) run wavemon, and monitor the signal strength that the Z is seeing. Then I just have my son wander around the house, while I do the wlan site survey from the comfort of my easy chair ;-)

It is too bad that Sharp is pulling the SL-6000 out of the US market. But that isn't the end of the world. After all, I live in Canada (where they are _not_ sold) and I still have one!

Craig...
angst
I have had my ZSL6kL since late May. Its a pretty awsome tool and I don't regret buying it for even a second. Despite Sharps lackluster support.
bluedevils
QUOTE(cvmiller @ Sep 24 2004, 11:42 AM)
Then I just have my son wander around the house, while I do the wlan site survey from the comfort of my easy chair ;-)

Child slave labour!!!
smammon
QUOTE(cvmiller @ Sep 24 2004, 09:42 AM)
I am very fond of a wireless signal strength monitoring tool called wavemon. It is just a terminal based program, but it reads signal strenght in DB (which is more precise).

Where might one find Wavemon?
pirlouit
Got mine beginning august; it came with me to Spain on vacation; too bad they don't have too many hot spots in Barcelona and Madrid. I used it nonetheless to cary my PDFs, directions and crucial vacation data. Since I have the Z, I have less use for my thinkpad T40...Good stuff.
lojack
I've had my 6000L for two months now but I still can't seem to get wifi working; and I've read all the how-tos I can find. I think my problem is that I've never used a wireless device before so the config files are a little strange to me. I tried using kismet but no luck.
The screen is amazing though!
angst
QUOTE(lojack @ Sep 25 2004, 07:45 PM)
I've had my 6000L for two months now but I still can't seem to get wifi working; and I've read all the how-tos I can find. I think my problem is that I've never used a wireless device before so the config files are a little strange to me. I tried using kismet but no luck.

Did you try the How to run Kismet on the SL-6000L How-To?

I have also noted that installing dev-img 1.5 will break libstdc++ link in /usr/lib and cause Kismet not to connect. It is easily relinked though.
BarryW
Kismet doesn't connect you, it just listens.
angst
QUOTE(BarryW @ Sep 26 2004, 10:12 AM)
Kismet doesn't connect you, it just listens.

I was refering to this this adhoc service from the How-to.

QUOTE
7) To prevent the Wireless Interface from timing out (and killing the kismet session) a Ad-Hoc Network Service is created. In the network app create a new service (I call mine “war-walk”). “any” for ssid. Ad-hoc type and then setup a bogus static IP address scheme with a class A mask. (IP – 10.1.0.2 Mask - 255.0.0.0 Gateway 10.1.0.1) DNS 10.1.0.1

8) Connect to this service.
satch
Got mine is august. Can't imagine not having one now.

I just spent a day with my 5500 installing the new OZ 3.5.1, and I felt like I had a toy in my hands.

Everything works fine. WiFi connects to my home lan without problem. I can Kismet, surf, email, etc...

I just love it...
cvmiller
QUOTE(smammon @ Sep 25 2004, 09:19 AM)
QUOTE(cvmiller @ Sep 24 2004, 09:42 AM)
I am very fond of a wireless signal strength monitoring tool called wavemon. It is just a terminal based program, but it reads signal strenght in DB (which is more precise).

Where might one find Wavemon?

I have uploaded Wavemon (you have to supply your own child) to the download area under "Cool Stuff"

Craig...
cvmiller
QUOTE(angst @ Sep 27 2004, 07:00 AM)
QUOTE(BarryW @ Sep 26 2004, 10:12 AM)
Kismet doesn't connect you, it just listens.

I was refering to this this adhoc service from the How-to.

QUOTE
7) To prevent the Wireless Interface from timing out (and killing the kismet session) a Ad-Hoc Network Service is created. In the network app create a new service (I call mine “war-walk”). “any” for ssid. Ad-hoc type and then setup a bogus static IP address scheme with a class A mask. (IP – 10.1.0.2 Mask - 255.0.0.0 Gateway 10.1.0.1) DNS 10.1.0.1

8) Connect to this service.

Yes, Kismet just listens, but you have to "bring up" the ethernet interface first! And this is what the How-to refers to. By setting up a adhoc config it will "allow" you to bring up the interface, so then Kismet can listen to the interface.

Don't forget to bring down the adhoc connection once you are done with Kismet.

BTW, you can set the ip addressing info to anything you want (that is legal for IPv4) for the adhoc interface.

I hope this helps, clearifys things,

Craig...
the_oak
I ordered mine from Amazon last week. Hope to see it by this Friday (Oct 22).

Pdagal and Iwong:

Are you using the 5x00 version of Dr Z Video Player, or the Cxx0 version? Also, are you using the Sharp's rom that comes installed on the 6K?
fierywater
Just ordered it from Amazon. Paid for two-day shipping, got a 256mb SD card with it. They guarantee that it'll be here by Wednesday the 20th. smile.gif

Should be a great replacement for my rx3115, which I got as a replacement from Best Buy for a broken Ipaq 2215 (IMO, a far superior PDA to the former).
aki
Just got one.
Ordered it from Amazon on Tue (late) with 2-day delivery and got it on Fri.
Ooohh soooo sexy...
GoLinux
Ordered one from Amazon last week, should get it October 21th. And to think I had almost decided to buy an iPAQ h4355 hoping to be able to get a Linux distribution on it (Can't live without a keyboard...).

I have never owned a Zaurus , but having used Psion machines for as long as I have been interested in pocket computers, the Zaurus + Linux "universe" has intrigued me from day one as the only viable alternative.

Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait.................
simlai
Just got my SL-6000W from Japan, geez just figure out the package comes with NO cradle NO usb cable NO CD, just an ac adapter and main unit, and ALOT more expensive than Amazon's price... but, I still love it!


Sim
hubcapboy
Me.

University of Washington, Seattle... already tired of responding to "why didn't you get an ipaq?"
GoLinux
Hubcapboy,

if they only knew.......
fierywater
I'm still tired of people calling my PDAs (almost all Pocket PC's at this point) Palm Pilots.

...my Zaurus arrives tomorrow, and I'm sure someone'll say "Hey, you got a new Palm Pilot!"...oh, the life of a geek.
the_oak
Mine arrived today (few days early). I had to dim the screen, as it is so bight and sharp, it hurt my eyes!! Beautiful display. I have read that Dr.Z Video Player works on the sl-6000, but I have yet to see whether to get the 5x00 version or the xscale version. Which version have you other owners bought?
neuroshock
I got mine from Amazon and fell immediately in love. TRUE love!
I was so worried about support and future avaiability that I turned around today and bought a spare batt., sleeve, and a backup 6k to put away in the closet in case I break/brick the first one. I am now laptop free for the first time in my life and LUVIN' it! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
perseus
Got mine yesterday!

I had been using palm, then pocket pc, an there is just no comparison. I sure had been wasting my time with those toys. This is an awesome portable computer. Thanks guys! I got this baby from reading the reviews and forums.
fierywater
Got mine a few days ago. One word to describe it: sweet. I feel right at home with the Linux stuff.
GoLinux
Finally got mine today!!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
Gorgeous screen (no dead pixels, as far as I can see) and it certainly feels solid. It will be difficult not to stay up all night and play with it....

A word of warning for those trying to set-up a Wi-Fi connection using 128bit WEP: In the "WEP" tab of the wizard (or "Edit", if you do it later), you have to click on "Details" and fill-in with your WEP key all four boxes, "Key1" through "Key4".

It drove me nuts for a good half hour, it just wouldn't connect with the WEP key only in the "Key1" box. Then I remembered an old posting I read a while ago about this. Don't know the reason for it, but sure it works!!!

I'm now surfing like a charm..... Cool dude!!! cool.gif
amdonati
Got my 6000L today.

I can only say that the screen is incredible.
With the minimum brightness it has almost the same visibility as my 5500 at full! (subjective evaluation, of course! wink.gif )

I just tried an Ad-Hoc connection to my notebook and it worked flawlessy!

Cannot wait for this evening when I can test it more deeply!

Adalberto
el_borak
QUOTE(GoLinux @ Oct 25 2004, 09:51 PM)
A word of warning for those trying to set-up a Wi-Fi connection using 128bit WEP: In the "WEP" tab of the wizard (or "Edit", if you do it later), you have to click on "Details" and fill-in with your WEP key all four boxes, "Key1" through "Key4".

It may work, but it certainly isn't always necessary. I only have Key1 filled in and it works fine both at work and at home. Wonder what the difference is...
rev
HI,
new to board,
week old newb to my shiney new zaurus 6000L
whos path is from amazon -> american friend -> me in canada.
my linux experience dated back to about 96? maybe sooner, started with slashware, now debian, and redhat when ever the customer asks for it.

I run debian at work, and home.

I run debian on sparc, x86, x86_64 (pure) , and hopefully soon ARM tongue.gif

-Shaw
davidk
Got mine today.
Amazon -> Friend in Florida -> Sweden, Stockholm, me.
Appears to have two dead pixels, afaict.

Completely new to the Zaurus, but not to linux.
Just connected the usb cable to my ordinary (Fedora 3, rc1) box and started telnetd on the Zaurus. Feels weird to telnet in to a PDA smile.gif
Will try flashing it later tonight.

Any hints on good software repositories?
externe.net seems to have (temporarily I hope) disabled the downloads.
Mustang
I got mine a few days ago.. I love it. It's really too cool having somethign in my hand that I can access my service network with and do some real work on. I'm really looking forward to getting into making it a real solution in my work. I've been looking for an "enterprise" type handheld, and I think I found it.

Mustang
saakmotu
To repeat what everyone else has said, the screen really is incredible.

I got mine a couple of weeks ago.

1 dead pixel sad.gif

but only in red and not so noticable 99% of the time. I thought it would really irk me, but it"s near a corner and I really don't think about it (but,of course I KNOW it's there)

I called Sharp about it, and like almost all other of these types of screens, there is an "acceptable tolerance" of 3 dead pixels. It would be covered under warranty, but no guarantees that a replacement would be dead pixel free.

My only other complaint is the 2.5mm headphone jack... see the thread inhardware for adapters.

Oh, my other complaint is that Sharp is ditching this far superior product (I think the retail price was just too high for most, including me... but I got one as soon as Amazon dropped the price, recognizing that it was still a good deal even without Sharp, thanks to Linux.)
darnold
Just got my SL 6000L today!! Sweet!! Even though Sharp is discontinuing them here in the US because we are to stupid to use anything but Windoze based PDA's, I love this machine! Hopefully the sheep will wise up and create a market for Linux based PDA's.
cycojesus
Just got it biggrin.gif
It's charging. I have a question about charging the first time : how long ? 4 hours as the manual says ? 24 hours for maximum battery life ? Can I turn it on while charging for the first time ?
I'm so excited biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
nevarrie
QUOTE(el_borak @ Oct 26 2004, 06:16 AM)
QUOTE(GoLinux @ Oct 25 2004, 09:51 PM)
A word of warning for those trying to set-up a Wi-Fi connection using 128bit WEP: In the "WEP" tab of the wizard (or "Edit", if you do it later), you have to click on "Details" and fill-in with your WEP key all four boxes, "Key1" through "Key4".

It may work, but it certainly isn't always necessary. I only have Key1 filled in and it works fine both at work and at home. Wonder what the difference is...

This ia an issue with wlan-ng from what I can tell...and it does not effect all WEP access points all the time..I have found this is a must is when using ADHOC with WEP and on a few of the Cisco Aironet...I also found that sharp does fill in all 4 lines in the wlancfg-SSID file even if you on put the key in once(at least on mine it does)...since I found sharp doing this on my zaurus I have started doing this on my desknote that used a d-link 122 and found my connections worked alot better...I still have not found any documentation to explan why this is yet, this just experience from making the wlan-ng work on openzaurus...
tinyrooster
Hi! This is my first post here. I bought a 6000 from Amazon for $399 about two weeks ago. I had been considering getting a Tungsten C but my research indicated that many people experienced hardware and software problems with the C, so I held back. When the 6000 fell to a comparable price it was easy to choose it over the C.
VANGELIS
Hi i got mine since three weeks from Amazon $399 wink.gif .My first PDA! tongue.gif Very happy with it, allthough i can't find much of freeware yet sad.gif .Specially i am mad.gif about the case that i can't take advantage of the video full capabilities, due to incompatible software from previous models.But overall quite happy with purchase! biggrin.gif
Razzle
Just got my Z6000W from Japan biggrin.gif
It's charging now... Couldn't resist to turn it on though rolleyes.gif
Now I have to find a way to switch it to English.
Gamboid
Had mine a few weeks just loaded Opie on it to check it out. A very Sweet device for the Amazon $399 price especially. I wanted one since the first 5000's came out but the price just wasn't right.
johnw
I have one. Paid $449 from Amazon. Sold the "free" 128MB SD for $15. Nice unit, but not completely happy about its Java support. I just loaded IBM's new JVM & its better than the one that shipped with the 6000. I'll keep it because it is pretty cool & has lots of potential.

[Update 31-Dec-04 - Called Amazon three weeks ago & they refunded me $70. With the rebate my 6000L cost me $379. I am very happy.]
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