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wigglebeagle
Hello,
I love my Zaurus as a text file reader/editor, addressbook, and calendar... but I'm having trouble installing and running *any* other software on my SL-5500.

I download the file to my computer, and when I unstuff it the "ipk" file shows up as a folder. I copy it over to my Zaurus, and it is still a folder, and the "Install/Uninstall" program does not recognize it.

SOME programs unstuff as a file instead of a folder, and I am then able to install them.

BUT, 90% of those programs refuse to launch or crash immediately after launching. When I click on them they show the little activation lines around the application, and then they just hang.

I've about a dozen games listed at the zaurus software index, for instance... only "Dragon Bane 2" seems to run. I can't get a pacman or tetris clone or anything like that to work.

Humorously, the one application I got to work well was Ko/Pi organizer. Which is massive and very demanding compared to the silly games I'm trying.

Any help or suggestions would be helpful. My Zaurus 5500 has:
"Qtopia for Embedix Plus PDA, version 1.5.4"
"Linux Kernel Version 2.4.18-rmk7-pxa3-embedix"
"ROM Version: 3.10"
panyo
QUOTE(wigglebeagle @ Oct 15 2004, 03:45 PM)
I download the file to my computer, and when I unstuff it the "ipk" file shows up as a folder. I copy it over to my Zaurus, and it is still a folder, and the "Install/Uninstall" program does not recognize it.

Why are you unstuffing the files? Are the gziped ipk files? Usualy they are just fies.ipk. You should not be unstuffing those. Since you use the term 'unstuff' maybe you are using expander? If so, make sure it is not set to keep decompressing inside archives. Better yet, use
CODE
gzip -d
on your Zaurus it the file really is compressed.
wigglebeagle
Some files are just .ipk, but some are .tar files, or .zip files. Yes, I uncompress those first and I get the .ipk files OR folders, sometimes.

How do I get to a command prompt on my Zaurus? I don't have a terminal program or anything like that. Where is it hiding?

-d
eks
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How do I get to a command prompt on my Zaurus? I don't have a terminal program or anything like that. Where is it hiding?


You need qkonsole.
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