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icruise
Forgive me if this is an elementary question, but where did you get the Mac OS X-esque icons, and how do you use them on the Z?
eji
QUOTE(icruise @ Aug 7 2005, 02:16 PM)
Forgive me if this is an elementary question, but where did you get the Mac OS X-esque icons, and how do you use them on the Z?
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I got them from Mac OS X itself smile.gif And also quite a few from xicons.com. Installing them is pretty easy, and I'm kind of kicking myself for not doing it sooner.

Take the icon you want and drag it into Pixadex. Then select it in Pixadex and export it as a .PNG -- I've found a resolution of 48 pixels works best on my 6000. Name it something memorable.

FTP over to the folder "home/QtPalmtop/pics/" on your Z; or you can use the Z's own Filemanager run in root mode and transfer the files from somewhere else like an SD card. Drag and drop the new PNG icon files in there.

Go to the "Tab Setting" customization application on your Z. Select an app to edit, click on its icon, wait while it loads the picture library, and then assign your preferred icon to it. It will display in red to mark the change. Exit the app and you're done.

Of course, you could always figure out what the Qtopia icon files are called and then replace them with your own icons of the same name, but I always like to be able to undo my tinkering if necessary.

To maybe make things easier for you, I've uploaded the icons I used on my Z to my iDisk. Click here and then download the macZicons.zip file under the Zaurus rubric. That'll cut out the first few steps.

These icons are high-quality and aren't size optimized, so if you were to dump them all into "pics" they'll eat up about 500K on your internal memory. Personally, I'd rather that than symlink all of them to SD. If you find a way to symlink an entire folder from the pics folder (my attempts failed), please let me know how to do it.
icruise
Thanks for the detailed explanation and the file! smile.gif
mscdex
You can still access the old zaurusthemes.com from here.
hsleung
I am new to XFCE4, may I ask how to add icon (application) to the desktop? or... how to use rox with xfce4?
Psion
Eji:

Very sweet screenshots.
I've recently installed Cresho's OSLINUX theme, however I would like to drop in a background similar to the grey one in your second screenshot. I think that would bring out the detail of the icons and respective shading better.
Where could I get a hold of that background wallpaper?

Thanks.

QUOTE(eji @ Aug 7 2005, 07:23 AM)
These aren't nearly as nice as those pdaXrom shots, but just changing the icons on my 6000 made a world of difference. The backgrounds (my main and my alternate) appear here a bit brighter than they display on the Z.

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eji
QUOTE(Psion @ Aug 11 2005, 08:00 PM)
Where could I get a hold of that background wallpaper?

Why, right here, of course.

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It works well in both portrait and landscape on my 6000.
Psion
You da man!

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CoreDump
This is e17, ported by JustinP and mickeyl, running on a SL-C1000 (aka Akita)







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Edit: pics uploaded to another server
Brian Hursey
QUOTE(CoreDump @ Aug 15 2005, 11:31 AM)
This is e17, ported by JustinP and mickeyl, running on a SL-C1000 (aka Akita)





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Now that kicks ass.... I run e17 on my desktop.. Anyway that will be ported to sl-5500 I was able to get pdaXrom working on it.... biggrin.gif
Cresho
now that.................

brings a tear to my eyes.
CoreDump
I know the feeling smile.gif Sadly these screenshots can't show off all the animations and other eyecandy smile.gif

Anyways, there's still a loooong way to go for a useable release of OZ/E17 (if there will ever be one)
Currently it's just sitting there and looking (damn) good.

The current image size is ~50MB uncompressed (ext2) which is a problem for
devices with <128MB of flash. However, the work on it has just begun and we may be able to shave off a few MB's.

Oh, and while FireFox sure is sweet, it isn't really useable. It's a slow memory hog which pulls down the whole system when running. Ok, might have been a side-effect of of the way the rootfs was mounted (but I highly doubt it).
Cresho
http://www.enlightenment.org/Enlightenment/DR17/

enlightenment? eeesh! never thought it would look so good after many tries of ugly desktop environments for it.

I really wish there were more linux users and developers diving into the zaurus line. I could'nt imagine what else can come of this. I do want to thank sharp(japan) to giving us something to look forward to.

thanks for the picks coredump. and i also wish you had more help in finishing this project.

you ever thought of making an installer were the core files can run off the internal and secondary files that arent dependent run of sd without needing to modify the sd to ext partition?

for example... make the image install to internal. the operating system is all that is needed with no basic anything for it to help it run unless you include kopi which needs to be installed internally since it runs all the time. Then have ipk's created and put out in a feed were people can download what they want and installable in sd.

my zaurus. i swear i have over 250mb excluding Qxt running on a 1gb sd. i can eject the card and not worry what is dependent to the main os which makes my ejecting card seemless.

is it possible? i think there is no need to have a openzaurus that will include everything. Just make the openzaurus with a system windows for configuration and network and also, installer. People can download konqueror, opera, mozilla, xmms as they please and install to sd.
Psion
Now that kicks ass.... I run e17 on my desktop.. Anyway that will be ported to sl-5500 I was able to get pdaXrom working on it.... biggrin.gif
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Brian:

Any way you could pass on your procedure for getting pdaXrom onto your 5500? I've been thinking of moving in that direction, but wasn't sure I had the hardware.
Thanks.
chal
QUOTE(slapout @ Dec 16 2004, 03:21 PM)
Most of these post are from the Zaurii with larger screens. Anyone got any more cool 5x00 screenshots?
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This is my 5500, running tKc Rom;
Psion
Nice screenshots, chal. Good collection of programs, too.
I noticed Konqueror. I've recently somehow lost opera. Is it possible to run Konqueror on Sharp ROM?
This is my 5500, running tKc Rom;
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chal
[quote=Psion,Aug 18 2005, 01:14 PM]
Nice screenshots, chal. Good collection of programs, too.
I noticed Konqueror. I've recently somehow lost opera. Is it possible to run Konqueror on Sharp ROM?
This is my 5500, running tKc Rom;
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Yeah it'll run on tKc. Not sure about the stock sharp, as I haven't used it in a while. It takes up a little less space than Opera. Some people have reported having problems with both of thes, but I had no problem with either. I'm not sure what the difference is in web browsing, because I only use it offline to view HTML Bibles and reference docs.

I'm not sure, but you may need the kmicrokdelibs. I already had KOPI installed when I installed Konqueror.
maswell
QUOTE(CoreDump @ Aug 15 2005, 11:31 AM)
This is e17, ported by JustinP and mickeyl, running on a SL-C1000 (aka Akita)







SCNR  biggrin.gif

Edit: pics uploaded to another server
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Must....have.....now....
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MONVMENTVM
here are some nice screens of my xfce4 combinated with rox on my c3100... i think it looks really nice.

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... oh and excuse the horizontal lines in some pictures... i dont know why they exist (but they are not from the zaurus... i cannot see them there. maybe it is because of the screenshot application). and also excuse the jpg low-quality. also the screenshots appear a lot darker than it is on the zaurus itself.
Meanie
Here's some screenshots of my C3100 on the Sharp ROM after some tweaking smile.gif
Storm
QUOTE(CoreDump @ Aug 15 2005, 12:31 PM)
This is e17, ported by JustinP and mickeyl, running on a SL-C1000 (aka Akita)

SCNR  biggrin.gif

Edit: pics uploaded to another server
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Please, please, please tell me this will run on the SL-5500s (OZ/Hentges)...I've been running Enlightenment since before the initial release (DR0.3) about 7 years ago. I would dearly love to have it on my Zaurus...

--Storm
Psion
I'm up for that, too! Sweet Looking.

I'm still considering installing E17 on my linux box at home, but haven't decided if I want to take the plunge of possibly screwing anything up.
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lardman
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Please, please, please tell me this will run on the SL-5500s (OZ/Hentges)...I've been running Enlightenment since before the initial release (DR0.3) about 7 years ago. I would dearly love to have it on my Zaurus...


It should be possible to run on a 5500, though it will require some pruning to the flash image as even e-image-core comes out at about 30Mb (and e-image was c.80Mb iirc). You'll definitely need an ext2 formated SD/MMC/CF card handy wink.gif


Si
stuffman
Wow... pdaXrom has come a long way since the last time I tried it. With Xfce and ROX, I finally can have a functional desktop on my pda- and killer apps to run on it. I used to have a lot of people tell me how cool my Zaurus was, but now when they see it running a real X desktop, their jaws drop. I've been working on a custom theme, it's come a long way but still has a bit of tweaking to do. I'm using the NOX (Noia on ROX) icon set, and a custom skin which was inspired by H20-gtk2-Saphire. I'll try to get the whole works bundled up for anyone who is interested. With pdaXrom as good as it is now, I have no reason to go back to the other ROMs.

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polito
Stuffman, What Z you have there? Seems you're using your Z a lot by the looks of what you got going on that desktop... have you run into any snags with pdaxrom? I've got a C3100 and really have to use it for work and what not so I've been leery about going to pdaxrom. ph34r.gif
dhns
Here is a "Mac-like" screenshot, made on:

* Sharp Zaurus C860 with Sharp ROM (other models look the same)
* running X/Qt and QuantumSTEP
* the Qt menubar can be hidden leaving the top row menu bar

Please note that this is "work in progress", so be patient with the layout and graphical design (we currently focus on functionality and compatibility and hunting bugs).



-- hns
Storm
QUOTE(lardman @ Sep 28 2005, 12:53 PM)
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Please, please, please tell me this will run on the SL-5500s (OZ/Hentges)...I've been running Enlightenment since before the initial release (DR0.3) about 7 years ago. I would dearly love to have it on my Zaurus...


It should be possible to run on a 5500, though it will require some pruning to the flash image as even e-image-core comes out at about 30Mb (and e-image was c.80Mb iirc). You'll definitely need an ext2 formated SD/MMC/CF card handy wink.gif


Si
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I have a 1GB and will get as large a card as is available. In fact, you have me all jazzed, I'm going to install it on my laptop... cool.gif

Is it configured to run under OZ/GPE or as a replacement for Opie?
Cresho
very impressive dhns
stuffman
QUOTE(polito @ Sep 29 2005, 03:03 AM)
Stuffman, What Z you have there? Seems you're using your Z a lot by the looks of what you got going on that desktop... have you run into any snags with pdaxrom? I've got a C3100 and really have to use it for work and what not so I've been leery about going to pdaxrom.  ph34r.gif
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I have a good 'ol C860 (soon to celebrate it's second birthday, and still to be surpassed by any other non-Zaurus PDA). I usually don't do all that stuff at any one time, it was just that way to show off the desktop. So far, pdaXrom has been pretty impressive, and even more so with Xfce. If you use the default desktop manager, things are pretty nice and stable, and for the short time I was using it I had no problems whatsoever. Xfce is really nice, and things seem to work well also, but there are a few issues when using the ROX filemanager (the most annoying being that if you forget to close any windows showing what you have on removable media before you eject it, the whole thing crashes and you have to start it up again with the terminal. Other than that, being able to use KO/Pi and Ka/Pi are wonderful, and running Firefox is awesome, though it's a somewhat old package and really needs a going-through to slim it down as much as possible (it's pretty slow and a memory hog). pdaXrom has come a long way, so I'd recommend giving it a shot. Just do a Flash backup before you install, so if you don't like it you can always go back to your previous configuration.
lardman
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Is it configured to run under OZ/GPE or as a replacement for Opie?


It's a separate image - so it's OZ/e17


Si
Psion
It's not much on my SL-5500, but I'm proud of it anyway.
(at least until I can afford a C-series)
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Thanks to Cresho and bam for all the work.
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Meanie
Here are some screenshots from my C3100 using icons from the oslinux theme and some custom build ones mixed with the umicon style for the buttons and bars. I love mixing elements from several themes smile.gif
twocargar
Great minds think alike, eh? I made this theme about a year ago and always wanted to post it somewhere. It was inspired by a Mac OS 8 theme from mmhart.com.

-twocargar

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Cresho
just updating some pics here using some stuff from zaurusthemes.org
















Psion
Sweet looking screenshots, Cresho.
Btw, you ever get that steel theme for the 5500 available?

(Dear Santa,
I would like a more affordable SL-C1000 for Xmas.
I've been very good this year.
Your buddy,
Psion)

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Cresho
i just finished the mokey one........

and started now on the steel one. the steel is gona be done first for the c series and ported over the the sl series....


hmmm..


maybee not. I found the folder. Its almost done. I put it aside to complete the gant for the c series. Now i am working on the sl steel theme. I am debating on the background though since silver is hard to look at with certain wallpapers.
Psion
Got a screenshot of your steel theme? Maybe we can get some input for a suitable background.

BTW: I noticed on your site a screenshot of the Gant icons that appears to be on an SL-series, however you only have icons for the C-series. Or can these icons be used on the SL-series?

Thanks for all the hard work.
Psion
As usual, thanks to Cresho, bam, and BarryW for the work and testing.

Latest screenshot with new Gant theme:
Cresho
hehe...funny thing psion. i been looking for a gold background like that one.

were did you get it? its for the noia theme im building.
Psion
QUOTE(Cresho @ Nov 2 2005, 07:12 PM)
hehe...funny thing psion.  i been looking for a gold background like that one.

were did you get it?  its for the noia theme im building.
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I actually grabbed wallpaper from kde-look.org called "Linux Powered" and cropped it down to size.
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=29595

I do that with a lot of my backgrounds.
You mean I might actually be able to conrtribute? Cool! biggrin.gif
jerrybme
Here's my CL-750 with pdaXrom & fvwm. I'm using Zumi's scripts for switching from landscape to portrait with a modified fvwm config from Jefklak The icon on the desktop in the 2nd screen shot is an iconified screenshot representing a minimized window -> Midnight Commander running in mrxvt. The thumb-nailing process is a bit slow (~2 sec pause after minimize button is clicked) but I like the effect.
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Cresho
NICE!
ma401
With all sorts of help from Chero's page and various threads, my pdaXrom desktop with XFCE4 smile.gif

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Cresho
Very nice. Nice background and very casual.
dolcex
pdaXrom iwth IceWM
neo_com_3
That 's mine...

pdaXrom Beta 3 & Xfce & Rox...



Thanx Chero...
Capn_Fish
QUOTE(neo_com_3 @ Oct 23 2006, 06:50 AM)
That 's mine...

pdaXrom Beta 3 & Xfce & Rox...



Thanx Chero...
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Where did you get that Firefox icon?
neo_com_3
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jan 19 2007, 12:58 AM)
QUOTE(neo_com_3 @ Oct 23 2006, 06:50 AM)
That 's mine...

pdaXrom Beta 3 & Xfce & Rox...



Thanx Chero...
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Where did you get that Firefox icon?
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I got it on line in zip with icons. Someone on a forum sent it to me...
Capn_Fish
QUOTE(neo_com_3 @ Jan 20 2007, 03:14 AM)
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jan 19 2007, 12:58 AM)
QUOTE(neo_com_3 @ Oct 23 2006, 06:50 AM)
That 's mine...

pdaXrom Beta 3 & Xfce & Rox...



Thanx Chero...
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Where did you get that Firefox icon?
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I got it on line in zip with icons. Someone on a forum sent it to me...
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Could you post it? I made a blue and grey variation on the original in the GIMP that's pretty cool, but I like that one more.

Thanks in advance.
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