Opie 3.5.3 on the 5500
First, be sure to read this:
Revised instructions are here:
This may help:
- Do NOT press the right arrow key for more than 2 seconds, or your Z will suspend and you will be unable to restart it without resetting. A quick workaround:
Comment out /dev/apm_bios from /etc/device_table or use this code somehow marcan fix Reboot
- 3.5.3 has issues with ipkg update. it may destry your system. pls don't use it.
I recomend installing each .ipk from the command line NOT from the package manager. I take the approch of using my pc: opening SSH to the zaurus, and a browser window to ipkg find website.
The following info will apply to next releases which may have this bug fixed:
- Edit your /etc/ipkg.conf as per http://openzaurus.org/wordpress/2005/04/23/machine-feeds/
src/gz machine http://openzaurus.org/official/unstable/3.5.3/feed/machine/collie dest root / # dest cf /media/cf/packages/ (I have no cf for storage) dest sd /media/card/packages/ dest ram /media/ram/packages/ # keep the lists from filling your flash ram(main ram) lists_dir ext /var/lists
- at this point, it's important to update your ipkg or you will not be able to uninstall anything. Doing this will pull the latest one, and upgrade the one on root automagically
ipkg install ipkg
- steer clear of the GUI as much as possible to update your system.
normally, one would update your pkglist by doing: ipkg update <== do NOT do this or stuff will break!
- alternatively, you can update your pkglist through the GUI. Caution: some gotchas may bite if you do it this way.
Select SETTINGS, PACKAGE MANAGER, ACTIONS, UPDATE LIST (to be safe, I'd reboot after that)
- Your timezone may be off. Only minimal timezones were added. To add new continents (anything other than continental USA) for Hawaii, I installed:
- If you want to see what's installed already, you can type:
- libstdc .so.6 is required by many programs. From the console: (courtesy of hrw|work)
- If you have any problems, check dmesg. Debugging is best done via console. Be aware that the jffs2 file system requires a reboot to reclaim storage space. This becomes important if you should run low on space, and decide to delete things. You won't notice any changed until you reboot!
- see also [opie.handhelds.org]