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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Keep Pdaxrom Alive
« on: March 30, 2006, 07:11:17 pm »
Can't afford much right now but I just contributed $10 through Paypal.

Thanks for all the hard work.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Ir Keyboard Drivers - Alpha Release
« on: March 13, 2006, 12:24:19 am »
Found somebody selling a F8U1500 (NOT T) cheap. From reading this discussion it sounds like the drivers don't work 100% for this specific keyboard yet. Is this correct? I have a SL-C1000.

General Discussion / Questions About My New Zaurus
« on: March 12, 2006, 10:01:06 pm »
Well I tried Cacko for a couple of days. Then I tried PDAXROM. Love it! I'm a Linux Geek so I like the fact that its more "Linux like" than Cacko. I also installed Perl so now I can write Perl scripts on my Zaurus!

C1000/3x00 Hardware / C1000 Screen Protection
« on: March 09, 2006, 07:38:49 pm »
highly recommend this one.  Very durable and its freakin 99 percent transparent.  You dont get wierd artifacts with this one.  High quality.
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I'm looking for a good screen protector for my new C1000. However, I noticed that streamlinecpus only ships by UPS. I live in Canada and UPS sucks when they ship stuff to Canada. They charge $35 handling fees on top of any other fees that are required. Not cost effective in the least.

Sharp ROMs / Usb Tcp/ip Configuration
« on: March 08, 2006, 09:47:32 pm »
Running Cacko ROM. Configured USB networking. Can successfully ping each way etc. However I can no longer go in and edit the ip configuration. If I go to Settings -> Network the connection does not show up under Services and when I click on Current there are "No available service." How do I make changes to my USB configuration now?

General Discussion / Questions About My New Zaurus
« on: March 08, 2006, 06:49:22 pm »
My Zaurus arrived today. WOW! Its gorgeous!!

Now I'm going to load it with the Cacko ROM to give it a try.

For anybody who is thinking about it definitely order from pricejapan!! They rock. I ordered Friday night. Received an email on Sunday saying it was shipping. Arrived Wednesday morning in BC Canada.

General Discussion / Questions About My New Zaurus
« on: March 07, 2006, 12:31:02 am »
The Cacko ROM is based on the Sharp ROM and thus runs Qtopia which is very stable but dated. It runs most older applications (lots of them) well, but there aren't many new apps.
pdaXrom is based on X windows and thus many opensource X applications can be ported to pdaXrom. However, it is still under development, ie still beta and thus not everything is working perfectly yet.

PocketWorkstation can be installed onto the C1000. Follow the instructions for the C3000/C31000 since the keyboard map and most other things for the C1000 is the same as those models. However, you will run into trouble with space on your C1000 unless you have a large SD or CF card to install PocketWorkstation to.

OpenOffice needs glibc 2.3.2 which PocketWorkstation is using. It is possible to upgrade pdaXrom to a newer glibc, but you might break other applications.

Again, go for a screen protector for a C3000 since the two machines are the exact same size. the c760 should have the same screen size as well.

Remember your password. There is no place safer than your brain unless you speak and reveal your secrets while you're asleep
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Thanks for the reply.

I'm going to pick up a 1GB SD card this week. I figure that should be big enough to load Pocketworkstaion and anything else I need.  So I think I'm going to give pdaxrom a try first for a week or so then try Cacko. I'll make a decision from there.

As for remembering my passwords, its not just passwords I need to remember. I'm a network admin so I have probably 100 different passwords to remember, plus serial numbers, email accounts, website accounts, etc.  No possible way for me to remember them all.

General Discussion / Questions About My New Zaurus
« on: March 05, 2006, 10:06:58 pm »
Just thought of one more question. I'm looking for a 802.11 card for my zaurus. Is there any support for 802.11G on the Zaurus? Some of the sites mention that it isn't supported but a lot of the docs are very outdated.

Thanks again!

General Discussion / Questions About My New Zaurus
« on: March 05, 2006, 10:04:21 pm »
I have a few quick questions. I just ordered a SL-C1000 from Can't wait to get it. While I'm waiting I'm trying to research different options.

I currently have a SL-5000 so I am familiar with using a Zaurus.

1) What are the major differences between the Cacko ROM and PDAXROM?

2) From my research I think I want to go with the PDAXROM. How difficult is it to install Pocketworkstation on the SL-C1000 with PDAXROM? The instructions on the Pocketworkstation site don't mention the SL-C1000. Just want to make sure there's no major hurdles to overcome.

3) Openoffice. Is it true that the only way to run is by installing Pocketworkstation.

4) Screen protectors. My 5000 is using a screen protector from On their site they only mention the SL-C760. Is the screen protector the same for both models? I did email the company but they're a little slow with responses to queries. Unless somebody has recommendations for a better screen protector?

5) Password software. I'm currently using zsafe for keeping track of my passwords etc. Does anybody have any recommendations for a good password management software? I really like the look of keepass but I don't think there's a zaurus version available. Or could I run it under Pocketworkstation?

Sorry if these questions are answered already somewhere else. I've been reading until my eyes start to bleed and I'm a little confused about a few things.

Thanks in advance.

For Sale / Wanted / C1000 Very Lightly Used/ Wifi And Cf * 350 Shipped
« on: March 04, 2006, 12:08:29 am »
Never mind. Spur of the moment I decided to order from Price Japan. Can't wait to get the new unit!!

For Sale / Wanted / C1000 Very Lightly Used/ Wifi And Cf * 350 Shipped
« on: March 03, 2006, 02:58:51 pm »
Willing to let her go for 350 with shipping to the original 48!

** for rating look at oneguynick on ebay **

I bought a C1000 in November. I have done learned what I can from it and now its time to let go of her. She has been a good little toy but I have it and 3 laptops. Something has to go  Anyways I purchased from PriceJapan (Great people) and would like to let go of her for 385 including shipping in the 48. Also will include a targus case, 64MiB CF card for flashing, and a SMC CF 802.11B card. I am also in the market for a mini mac so if someone has one that would like to talk by all means drop me a line. Hope to hear back soon.

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I PM'd you. I'm interested. Would you be able to ship to Canada? BC specifically. How much?

For Sale / Wanted / WANTED: SL-5000 Battery (NEW) in Canada
« on: October 20, 2004, 07:38:04 pm »
I've been searching high and low for somebody who has these batteries in Canada, with zero luck.

All the searches I do online only return results for for $39.99 which will not ship to Canada.

I would prefer to deal with a Canadian company so I don't get screwed on the duties and fees to get it across the border.


General Discussion / Installing to CF or SD?
« on: September 26, 2004, 05:17:18 pm »
Your solution worked. I uninstalled the fbvncserver ipkg and now I can install other software without a problem.

Is there  another good VNC server available for my zaurus 5000D? I really liked fbvncserver with the view of the full unit.

General Discussion / Installing to CF or SD?
« on: September 25, 2004, 02:43:20 pm »
I can't find a postinst file anywhere.

What am I doing wrong? Its very strange.

One other problem I'm having is reformatting my 64MB SD card. I try a 'mkfs.ext2 /dev/mmcda1' and it seems to work just fine but when I go to remount the SD Card it shows up as still formatted VFAT. I even tried manually doing a 'mount -t ext2 /dev....' but then it says its the wrong file format.

Slightly off topic here (but I want to try different things here and maybe get something that works) What ROMs do people recommend for the SL-5000D?

I was thinking of trying the ROM from Thekompany.

General Discussion / Installing to CF or SD?
« on: September 24, 2004, 07:31:01 pm »
Nope. tried that and have the same issue.

I tried installing zsafe and ice_bloxx and a couple of other programs and get the same error.

Any suggestions?

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