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totaln00b
Hi All,

Recently I've been reading the threads about dual booting cacko and pdaxrom, and think it sounds like a good thing to try. So, given that most of the threads were from a few months ago now, I was wondering what people's impressions were now things have settled (if they have). Was the system stable, how slow was it, is it just a gimmicky thing to do?

Cheers

Jo
jerrybme
My main reason for dual booting was, while I preferred pdaXrom (I liked the more "pure" linux environment) there was no good PIM app that would easily sync with my work calendar. I do need the PIM for work even though most of use of my Z is "play" (mp3 player, video player, video games, linux learning lab and war walking) Once KOPI & KAPI was compiled for pdaXrom, I stopped using Cacko & stopped dual booting.

Performance-wise, it was slow due to the limitation of SD speed. But it worked, the only problem was the miscalibration of the screen, which wasn't correctable. It was cumbersome & slow to have to reboot to move from either ROM. The benefit was the wide range of apps available. In terms of practicality, X/Qt seems a better way to get the benefits of having an X environment easily accessible from within Sharp-based ROMS. I tried X/Qt and liked the ability to to move quickly into it without rebooting. Down-side, fewer apps available. However, Dual booting might be a way for someone to try out the pdaXrom without having to reflash (and repartition) their Z.

The other benefit to dual booting for me was gaining knowledge about how linux works, but that has been the story of my Z usage. I was a linux noob when I first got my Z in Sept 2003. Now I'm fairly proficient have all my PC's dual booting into linux. I started out with Mandrake, then moved to Slackware and currently have settled on Gentoo as my fav distro.


My thoughts, good luck and have fun laugh.gif
dahukanna
I use Cacko for my day-to-day PDA activities. I use pdaxrom for Java coding and having an X workstation in my pocket. If pdaXrom had decent PIM/PDA apps I wouldn't use Cacko at all.

Dawn.
totaln00b
Thanks guys,

This is all really encouraging. Maybe I will be brave and give it a go at the weekend...

I see it as an opportunity to get all of my must-have apps working on pdaXrom (apache, php, mysql) without having to lose them on Cacko whilst I play around. Unfortunately, mysql never seems to work properly after a nand restore using cacko- I always have to reinstall it and re-import all of my databases before it will work. Scary.

Cheers

Jo

Keep the impressions coming though!
dahukanna
I only really started using Linux when I got my Z as my Laptop and desktop are all windoze. It took me 30 mins to read the relevant threads (Stubear has a really good recipe and tarball of pdaxrom 1.0.0). It took me 10 mins to go through the steps. It's important the you follow them to the letter. Also, backup your current image so that if you really screw it up you can at least restore your Z.
zaai
Jerrybme, how do you sync KA/PI?
I got KO/PI to sync fine with korganizer but didn't find a way to sync KA/PI
(sorry if this is a bit off-topic)
jerrybme
QUOTE(zaai @ Dec 16 2004, 02:31 PM)
Jerrybme, how do you sync KA/PI?
I got KO/PI to sync fine with korganizer but didn't find a way to sync KA/PI
(sorry if this is a bit off-topic)

I haven't, until someone compiles the current version of KAPI, it's not possible. Since my contacts don't change frequently; it's easy to remember which is the most currrent and I simply scp the address book file back & forth.


Got my fingers crossed that the new RC will have the most current KOPI & KAPI which do support address book syncing via ssh wink.gif

Cheers,
Jerry
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