Howto sync to the Zaurus from Linux
This is a quick explanation on how to sync the Zaurus from Linux using !TrollTech's Qtopia Desktop software. It assumes that you already have network connectivity with the Zaurus through usb, 802.11, serial or other means.
2) Untar and unzip the tarball in a location that you with to install Qtopia Desktop. The tar.gz will create a subdirectory "qtopiadesktop-personal-use-1.5".
3)This new directory contains, among other things, the "qtopiadesktop" executable, as well as some shared libraries. In your .bash_profile, set the appropriate environment variables to refer to both the executable and the shared libraries. For example if you had unpacked that tar.gz into your home directory you would set up the following variables in your .bash_profile (or preferred shell variable file):
- export PALMTOPCENTERDIR=$HOME/qtopiadesktop-personal-use-1.5
- export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$PALMTOPCENTERDIR
Log out and back in. You should then be able to run qtopiadesktop.
Running Qtopia Desktop with KDE3 or Gnome
In the directory where Qtopia Desktop was installed create several links:
ln -s librsync.so.1.0.0 librsync.so.1 ln -s libpalmtopcenter.so.1.0.0 libpalmtopcenter.so.1 ln -s libqt.so.3.0.3 libqt.so.3
In the directory where Qtopia Desktop was installed create a small shell script with the following text:
- export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$PWD
be sure to
chmod 775 scriptnamehere
You should be able to run qtopiadesktop now by simply executing the script from a console.
For Syncing with Linux, you can use Multisync : it works with my SL5500 and my Linux MDK 9.2 under Gnome.