Installing a Terminal
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Installing a terminal
Connect the Zaurus via USB (make sure to plug the USB cable into the PC first, then the Zaurus). Copy the terminal ipk file [qpe-terminal-ja_1.5.0-3_arm.ipk] from the CD-ROM into the /Documents/Install_Files directory. Disconnect the USB device on the PC. The Zaurus will turn back to normal mode. Click on the third TAB on the top and then click on the little disk like icon. Then select the Install_Files folder. Inside, click on the ipk file (should be the only file there) and the installer will launch it. Press install (the big button at the bottom) and then OK (the button on the left) on the dialog box that comes up.
A much better terminal [qkonsole_0.9.3-20040205_arm.ipk] can be download and installed instead of the one provided on the CD-ROM.
Most of the customisation work requires a terminal so you really should install one. All the instructions inside a white box assume its done from within a terminal window, and most entries in gray boxes are illustrations of configuration file fragments. Also I assume you know how to use vi. Personally, I love Vim (vi improved) and use it all the time for most things. However, if you are really struggling to use vi, then you can use pico instead. Copy it to /usr/local/bin and make sure it is executable. Then whenever you see the instructions tell you to use vi to edit or create a file, use pico instead.
In addition, with a console, you can use the ipkg command to install and uninstall application, eg:
- ipkg install ipkfile
- ipkg remove ipkfile