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Zaurus - pdaXrom / New Rom Gentoo On Zaurus
« on: January 31, 2007, 04:30:23 pm »
warning: opinions abound

i use gentoo on all my linux boxes at home, including my home servers. I like it because of portage and emerge, which, IMO is the only reason to use gentoo. compiled performance enhancements are normally imagined.

a gentoo based *image* for a zaurus is a great thought and portage/emerge can also handle binary packages. maybe a zaurus model specific, binary (read arm pre-compiled), portage overlay would work well enough. portage / emerge would then have the same concept as feeds / ipkg. if someone were to try and emerge an app that wasn't in the binary ovelay, then it could dl the src and compile it. emerge -a would be your friend.

i'm not a developer by any means, but i would think that most of the already arm compiled apps for pdax/oz would be compatable, although making the ebuilds for them might be a pain. file destinations and paths might be an issue; alot of ebuilds currently in portage "gentoo-ify" file destinations when installing the finished app/lib.

however, i do agree with the gentoo dev on the last post of ArchiMark's link. doing a source based distro for a z is just plain asinine. i even curse it on my pc's at times.

if gentoo's biggest pains (install and source compiling) could be removed / limited from the general z user, then it might be worth while. leaving the arm compiling to people with more than one z and people who like punishment  

another distro choice for the z isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Just my $.02


edit: i found a portage pda overlay in the gentoo forums, looks like it is for an ipaq.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Sl-c3100 Pdaxrom Install Suggestions Needed
« on: November 05, 2006, 08:12:29 pm »
Everything works fine, but I noticed a few errors upon boot where something gets checked before the symlink is available. Any worries with this?[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=145613\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]
mine has the errors too... no worries.


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Sl-c3100 Pdaxrom Install Suggestions Needed
« on: November 03, 2006, 01:13:07 pm »
One question I do have is why put swap on a SD card if you have the microdrive (3x00 model)?
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The mechanical microdrive puts more of a drain on the batteries than the solid state sd card. If there were excesive swapping, you would probably notice the battery life decrease.
Technically, there is nothing stopping you from using a swap file or swap partition on the microdrive.


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Sl-c3100 Pdaxrom Install Suggestions Needed
« on: October 31, 2006, 09:22:30 pm »
I use beta 3 on my 3100, with Chero's xfce4.4beta2 (thx for the work, btw).

121mb /
64mb swap on sd (haven't needed more yet) automounted on boot via an init script I wrote

My hdd setup is 2 partitions:
3gb ext2 on /mnt/ide
1gb vfat on /mnt/fat

I try to only install libs and WM to /
everything else goes to /mnt/ide

/home is a symlink to /mnt/ide/home

I have a dir on ide called stor (/mnt/ide/stor) that I keep all of "my" data on

Once I get my latest config to a "stable point", I take a NAND backup and make a tarball of ide and save them both to my sd and fat.

Hope this helps.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / 1.1.0r121 Is Out!
« on: October 12, 2006, 11:21:45 am »
Still very annoyed not having wifi.  Is there something I'm missing here?  There's no cardctl, no way to use a profile.  If I create a profile and save it, it isn't actually saved or used...
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I use the scripts provided by anunakin found [a href=\"]Here[/url]. They need editied and then to switch "profiles", I just run a different script. I found it to be much qucker than the old cardctl scheme mechanism.

Hope this helps.


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Xfce4 Finetuning
« on: October 09, 2006, 01:41:53 pm »
Thanks for the reply, I tried it and it doesn't work. However, the XFCE works pretty well and I really like it. Losing one theme won't stop me from using it  So... we can actually use XFCE in r121... temptations...  Would you share your experience using XFCE in r121? If it is stable enough, then I really want to try it. I'm using beta3 at the moment.
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So far it is fine. I haven't had any real problems with it. xfrun4 doesn't seem to be in the package; it throws a lot of errors on the console while running, but nothing serious.

I am in and out of it quite a bit, so I can't comment on the long term stability, but imagine it is fine. it goes in and out of suspends with out too much trouble as well.


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Xfce4 Finetuning
« on: October 06, 2006, 05:08:34 pm »
What packages do I need to install to run the the XFCE beta 2?

Also, can I use the old plugins with the beta 2 version of XFCE? I mostly want the taskbar plugin.

If this has already been asked, sorry to ask again, but 18 pages is a lot!  

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The panel plugins from 4.2 and before do not work the the newest (4.3 / 4.4beta) panel.

I installed the (as chero points out) "experimental" version this way:

from [a href=\"]HERE[/url]
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# ipkg -force-depends -d root install download everything from HERE
install everything excluding the plugins you don't want.

I used a for loop to do the work:
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# for i in `ls -1 *.ipk`; do ipkg -force-depends -d root install $i; doneCopy the xinitrc.xfce to your ~. Because I am running R121 (I think this is the reason) , I had to hack the xinit.xfce a little. Here is a section of mine:
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MODEL=`cat /proc/deviceinfo/product`
case "$MODEL" in
        test -f /etc/X11/kb/corgi.xmodmap && xmodmap /etc/X11/kb/corgi.xmodmap
        test -f /etc/X11/kb/tosa.xmodmap && xmodmap /etc/X11/kb/tosa.xmodmap
        test -f /etc/X11/kb/Akita/xmodmap && xmodmap /etc/X11/kb/Akita/xmodmap
        cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep 'Sharp-Collie' 2>/dev/null >/dev/null && test -f /etc/X11/kb/collie.xmodmap && xmodmap /etc/X11/kb/collie.xmodmap
notice the "MODEL=SL-3100" and related xmodmap lines

I think I even had to make a link from to
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# ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ to get some of the plugins and xfce-related apps to work. You can tell if there are libxfce4util errors on the screen after you quit X

If I think of anything else, I'll edit this post.

Good luck,

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Xfce4 Finetuning
« on: October 06, 2006, 03:07:38 pm »
I installed XFCE 4.4 beta2. The toolbar/menu icons in applications are missing, replaced by the square with cross mark in it when I tried to change the user interface theme to xfce-dusk. Anyone know how to fix this? I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm new to Linux and just flashed my C1000 with pdaXrom
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You might want to make sure the hicolor ipk is installed. it can be found in  [a href=\"]Chero's ipks[/url]

The xfce-dusk theme works on my 3100 running r121

One of the other fun things about xfce (and all related ipks) is that it REALLY likes living in / instead of another destination.
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# ipkg -d root install
Hope that helps.


Zaurus - pdaXrom / 1.1.0r121 Is Out!
« on: September 22, 2006, 03:20:26 pm »
boot to emergency system

and do the installation manually ( i use cf card ) so
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mount /dev/hdc1 /mnt/cf
cd /mnt/cf
nandlogical /dev/mtd1 WRITE 0x5a0000 0x160000 kernel.img
flash_eraseall /dev/mtd2
nandwrite /dev/mtd2 rootfs.img
have fun
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The following worked on my 3100 after I reached the emergency system
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# mount /dev/hdc1 /mnt/cf
# cd /mnt/cf
# ./ /mnt/cf
not as much typing for the lazy

good luck

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Installing Apps To C3100 Microdrive
« on: September 11, 2006, 10:33:04 am »
Can I make an ext3 partition on the microdrive for installing apps?
Make the FAT partition smaller, then create an ext3 partition. Apart from system critical apps I keep the rest of my stuff on HD.
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Thanks Desertrat, that certainly appears to make sense as it leaves a FAT partition in case you might want to connect the Z to a PC/Mac.

Can you tell me how to do it? I'm not an expert at this kind of thing and I cant even identify my HD in the df?

If this is done then what would need to be done to go back to the Sharp ROM?
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you can use
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mount to display what partitions are mounted where. The microdrive is most likely /dev/hda

once you are sure that /dev/hda is the microdrive (I believe it can come up as hdb if there is a cf in the slot at boot), run
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fdisk /dev/hda but be aware that when you change the partition scheme and write the changes, any data on the modified partitions will be destroyed.

once in fdisk type m for help. change the partion type accordingly.

after the partition table is written (w in fdisk), you will need to format each partition.
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# mkfs.ext2 /dev/hdaX or
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# mkfs.vfat /dev/hdaX where X is the partition number.

As far as going back to the sharprom, you will need to get the hdd images from trisoft's site [a href=\"](here)[/url] and re-create the partition table. Then a NAND restore of the sharp rom.

goog luck

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Aoe Ppc Edition?
« on: September 08, 2006, 02:44:35 pm »
In that case, can anybody recomend a good RTS, in the same style as AoE? I don't mind trying to compile, but that fails for me most of the time, so I would prefer an ipk.

By the way, I tried Battle of Survival with Stratagus, and found it lacking.
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someone recompiled wesnoth. a quick search found this post:[a href=\"][/url]

good luck.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Manual Cf Card Enable/disable?
« on: April 16, 2006, 02:05:39 pm »
I'm sure you've looked at the help for cardctl but,

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cardctl insert to start the card and
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cardctl eject to stop it

C1000/3x00 General discussions / C-1000 And Serial Cable
« on: April 10, 2005, 10:16:36 am »
I have used the C3000 with the serial cable to configure Cisco routers.
It seems to be close enough to RS-232 for them.

Excellent. That was what I was looking for. Thanks.

The Z could make the world's niftiest little network administration and management tool.

Do you use it that way? A pocket console is nifty enough, but it can obviously do a lot more.
What sort of network management stuff do you run on the Zaurus?
If some of Cisco's management tools could run on the Z, would that be of interest to you?
I work for Cisco.

I find it very usefull for this sort of thing. There is nothing worse than having to wedge yourself behind a full rack with a laptop when there is barely enough room for you.

The short answer to your question is that currently I don't do enough cisco work for this to be an issue. Having console access is good enogh. However, I am starting my own company where this is sort of thing will be a main focus; so yes, I can imagine having cisco's tools on my Z would be of interest.

What kind of work do you do at cisco?


C1000/3x00 General discussions / C-1000 And Serial Cable
« on: April 05, 2005, 02:57:50 pm »

can you let us know if/how it works when you try it?



C1000/3x00 General discussions / C-1000 And Serial Cable
« on: April 05, 2005, 10:06:42 am »
that makes sense.  good thought.


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