pdaXrom is an X11 based linux distribution that makes a Sharp Zaurus feel like a desktop machine instead of a PDA.
What is pdaXrom?
pdaXrom is an X11 based ROM for the Sharp Zaurus. [Take a look at some screenshots LINK BROKEN.] A large amount of #Software is available (such as abiword, gnumeric, and mplayer) in the official feeds, and more is available in the unstable/user contributed feeds. It is also easy to compile and package software for use with pdaXrom.
pdaXrom is very flexible, and will run gtk and qt3 applications. Several different #Window Managers are also available for it.
Please note that software for other Zaurus ROMs, and for pdaXrom before RC5, does not generally work.
The current release of pdaXrom is 1.1.0r121.
pdaXrom runs on the following Zaurus models: SL-5000D/5500, SL-C7x0/7500/860, SL-6000, and SL-C1000/C3100/C3200. A special SL-C3000 edition exists , but has not been merged into the builder. (You should apply the changes mentioned here too even though it says it is discontinued - it is relevant to C3000- ).
Where to Get Help
The pdaXrom community is very active in the forum. There is also a IRC chat group, irc://irc.freenode.net/#cacko , but it is not very active. (Your best bet there is to ask a question, and wait five minutes for an answer.)
The wiki (which you've found!) is also a good resource, and will become even better, with your help. If you get a useful answer or found a workaround to you problem, please contribute to the wiki.
Also, note that although pdaXrom is quite a bit different from the Sharp, Cacko, or OpenZaurus ROMs, it still runs Linux and is still a Zaurus, so a lot of info about other ROMs still apply. Don't be afraid to search the other parts of the wiki or forum for additional help.
Please note that [Inc] means the page is in incomplete, and [Old] means that the information should be updated.
- [Inc]Pdaxrom Environment -- What pdaxrom is made of.
- Installing pdaXrom -- step-by-step instructions for installing pdaXrom 1.1.0beta1
- PdaXrom: Quickkeys -- useful key combinations to know
- [Old]PdaXrom / X11 FAQ page
Other window manages pdaXrom works with include: (TODO: please put up information regarding using them with the Z):
pdaXrom quite likely also works with other window managers
- Pdaxrom: On Board Development
- Pdaxrom: Cross Compilation
- Pdaxrom: Create An Ipk Howto
- [Old]Pdaxrom: Development -- Some words about compiling applications
- PdaXrom: pdaXrom-builder -- How to build the distribution yourself
PdaXrom: Links -- Links to webpage with pdaxrom information
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