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For Sale / Wanted / Selling My 6000l
« on: November 25, 2005, 12:09:51 pm »

For Sale / Wanted / Selling My 6000l
« on: November 06, 2005, 03:38:09 pm »

For Sale / Wanted / Want To Trade Zaurus For My Treo 650 Gsm
« on: October 31, 2005, 05:07:19 pm »
Here are my concerns:
You are only willing to accept cash or money order before shipment.
You claim that your paypal account is unusable.
You never answered me about using an escrow service.
You are not providing anyone here (or via PM/email) with a non-anonymous email address.
You peppered my PM box with offers to trade your 2 month old iBook, which you had listed at half retail price, for my Zaurus (the initial asking price, and now a straight across trade, seemed too good to be true).
Now this morning you ask me if I've already sent out the zaurus, what is the tracking number, and you'll be sure to send out your iBook as soon as you get that information?

Your behavior matches all of the warning signs of a scammer (execpt I suppose requesting Western Union would have been too obvious).
If you are unwilling to accept a verifiable payment option, then the safe solution is to use an escrow service: where a 3rd party handles both of our merchandise (or cash) for a small fee.

I am reluctant to appear to be impugning the character of a fellow trader, if you are legitimate I apologize. In the meantime, I don't see anything that gives me any confidence and a lot of fellow Z owners were scammed in an Amazon fiasco last year and I couldn't remain silent for their sake. It's worth the loss of a fantastically priced iBook for all of our online safety and satisfaction.


For Sale / Wanted / Selling My 6000l
« on: October 26, 2005, 08:38:25 pm »

For Sale / Wanted / Selling My "14 Ibook G4 For $800
« on: October 24, 2005, 03:54:09 pm »
Having some tough times, I have to sell my "14 iBook G4 that I have only had for the past couple of months to get repairs done on my car. The iBook is in near-mint condition, that I bought new from Apple. It even has the Applecare Protection and iWork '05, I had the Ram upgraded to 1 gig as well. I paid $1700 for this iBook and hate to see it go, but I beed to get my car fixed, so i'm selling it for $800. For any questions e-mail me at:

Apple iBook G4 Specs:

Model: M9848LL/A

Processor:1.42GHz PowerPC G4
Level 2 Cache 512K at 1.42GHz
System bus: 142MHz

Memory: (DDR SDRAM) 512MB PC2700 (333MHz) DDR SDRAM; supports up to 1.5GB; 1 available expansion slot *Currently Upgraded to 1 GB
Hard drive: 60GB ATA/100 4200 rpm

Optical drive: Slot-Load Slot-Load SuperDrive DVD±RW/CD-RW

Display:  14.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA
Graphics support ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 with 32MB of dedicated DDR SDRAM
FireWire: One FireWire 400 port at up to 400 Mbps
USB: Two USB 2.0 ports at up to 480 Mbps each
VGA, S-video and composite video output Video mirroring supports VGA video out to an external display or projector (requires included Apple VGA Video Adapter) and S-video and composite video out to a TV or VCR (requires optional Apple Video Adapter, sold separately).

Modem:  Built-in 56K V.92 modem
Ethernet: Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet

Wireless:Built-in 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme (Wi-Fi 802.11g); built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
System software: Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger
Software: iLife ’05 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD(5), GarageBand), Mail, Dashboard, Spotlight, iChat AV, Safari, Sherlock, QuickTime, iSync, iCal, DVD Player, Address Book, AppleWorks, iWork (30-day trial), Classic environment, Quicken 2005 for Macintosh, 2005 World Book Multimedia Reference Suite, Nanosaur 2, Marble Blast Gold, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, Zinio Reader, XCode Developer Tools and Apple Hardware Test

Hardware accessories: Apple VGA Display Adapter, modem cable, power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, lithium-ion battery
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What forms of payment are you willing to take?
Paypal, credit card, COD, escrow service?

This seems like an excellent price, and I'd like to purchase it, but I would feel more comfortable if you provided some online feedback information (for example, ebay user name or similar).

For Sale / Wanted / Wanted: 6000l
« on: October 24, 2005, 04:34:53 am »
I don't blame you for wanting one. I love mine! I'm not selling mine, but there is another on ebay. (Current bid is $.99.) Just search for SL-6000L. Hope you can get the bid this time.
Thanks for the heads up.  Just when I'm giving up on Ebay, there are a bunch out there...  I'm high bidder for the one you mentioned (steer clear people, this one's all mine   ) but now there are 3 others as well:this one is new in the box, currently at $56, this one has a buy it now price at $500 for the impatient and finally the craigslist guy from los gatos is putting his new in box 6000L on ebay and stil hoping to get $800 for it... Not gonna happen I suspect ...
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Did you manage to obtain one? I live down in Orange County and would consider selling my 6000L. I haven't used it for more than 20 hours--probably just enough to show curious friends that PDAs can run linux. But I found out I don't need or want to lug a PDA around. Let me know if you'd like mine and I will provide pictures and details.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom And Sl-6000
« on: June 01, 2005, 05:21:25 pm »
Is there any way to connect this to a WPA protected network?
I'm also curious about restoring to sharpROM

6000 - Tosa / 6000 Rom Creation
« on: February 08, 2005, 07:47:53 am »
On the subject of X11 and the 6000

pdaX has said....maybe (more or less)

GPE on OZ brings up an issue.  Obviously some of th QT apps we all love are not on GPE. It would be worthwhile to find, catalog and incorporate them, or equivalents.
zroadmap and zbedic come to mind.  I know there is a "roadmap" that could probably be used, and there is mention of a "Qbedic" on pdaxrom. this stuff really needs to be tracked down and moved into OE, otherwise gpe ends up being cool, but empty. It seems like that is just the sort of thing a community like this would be good at.

On the other hand, there is a ton of great software for opie, and xqt is a viable x solution. maybe the most realistic solution is to use xqt to run x stuff that has no real equivalent in opie. either way, as OZ moves toward stabilty the "what apps run where?" issue should probably be worked out.
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I'm at a loss. A new zaurus user, I don't understand where to begin. I have the basic ROM and I managed to forget my root password, so I can't ssh into my Z anymore! so I figure if I am going to set it back to factory settings, I might as well go with an X rom.

But which one? And do I lose stuff like my hancom suite?
So if someone can send me off to try a rom for my Z that works, please let me know because I have no idea what the difference is between cacko, OZ, and etc.

6000 - Tosa / Screen protectors
« on: January 27, 2005, 03:03:03 pm »
I like NuShield.

In this instance, I don't.  Granted, it's not billed as being for the 6K, but it is billed as being for the Tosh e800.  Unlike the G2, the NuShields have a slight narrowing at top and bottom, with a wider area in the center.  The center area fits, but there are tiny, sliver-sized gaps along the lateral edges at the top and bottom--very bad for a non-adhesive SP that will trap dust underneath and sandpaper your screen! :x
So is the G2 for the tosh e800 the one to get?
How has the quality and feel been since you've been using it for months.

G2 still doesn't have 6K listed.
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So I went ahead and ordered the G2 for the e800.
Hopefully that will fit.

I forgot to come back and report my results: the G2 was a perfect fit. I like the surface's grip on the tip of the stylus and I feel more comfortable using the stylus than a bare screen.

6000 - Tosa / Root Password Reset
« on: January 19, 2005, 10:19:23 pm »
Hi there,
Does anyone know how to reset the root password on an SL6000L if you've lost it.  There's no data on the device so doesn't matter if I have to do some kind of hard reset as long as I can get back in as root again?
Many thanks
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I'm in a simlar situation, except I don't want to do a hard reset. I have data on mine!
Has anyone some suggestions for us?
Thank you.

6000 - Tosa / Battery Conditioning And Shutdown
« on: December 15, 2004, 02:08:50 pm »
Do you recharge it before the battery is totally dead, say in between each use, or do you wait until it can't turn on anymore before plugging it in?

6000 - Tosa / Battery Conditioning And Shutdown
« on: December 11, 2004, 06:41:22 pm »
oh yes, I believe I was referring to the "cat /proc/acpi/battery"

but Z appears to use apm.

cat apm or cat apm_bp give me very strange details. The only understandable number was the last one: 75%, which seems to reflect what the battery indicator is showing me. Not quite what I'm looking for.

6000 - Tosa / Battery Conditioning And Shutdown
« on: December 11, 2004, 06:21:55 pm »
I have a number of questions regarding battery life and my new Z.

1) When I first got it the other day, I got so excited that i didn't wait for it to fully charge before using. I kept it plugged in, but within about 5 minutes (Actually, however long it took between the time I first plugged it in and it first came on while I stood there repeatedly pressing the power button ).

So I checked out the screen that had received so many rave reviews, went through the setup process, got my wi-fi connection going, and then shut it down to continue charging for the rest of the evening (although I may have only put it in standby since I just pressed the power button to turn it off).

Could this negatively affect the long-term conditioning of my batter? And if so, what should I do now to reverse any damage I may have caused?

2) After searching for answers to question #1, I read that I should fully discharge and recharge my battery about 3-4 times for optimum conditioning. I still haven't charged my unit for a full 24 hours. Is this critical? Or will I be fine if I do it now (my 3rd cycle)?

3) How can I shutdown my zaurus? I followed some links to shutdown applications, but they were dead. Is it even important to completely shutdown the Z during these primary charge/discharge conditioning cycles? Or is shutdown mainly useful for traveling or long rests between use?

Related to this: after these initial conditioning cycles, do I need to continue to fully discharge my Z before charging to maintain optimum battery life? Or are you all just plugging it in when you aren't using it (or, like me, do you always use it until it goes dead?!)?

4) How should I turn off wi-fi when it's not in use? Is the adapter not drawing juice as long as it's not connected to a network (i.e., I don't try to connect to a web page and the Z isn't trying to locate a wireless network)? Or, after I use opera and then disconnect from my network, does the card still draw juice until I manually turn it off from the command line?

5) I used to know a command to check the condition of the battery of my laptop under linux. It would give the maximum capacity and its current capacity relative to its max. After the current capacity (after a full charge) was about half the max capcity, one could determine whether the battery was shot.

Does anyone know of that command or a similar one so I can at least see how the health of my battery looks?

Thank you very much for your help on this board so far. It's been a real pleasure to obtain my first PDA with linux and do so among some really cool people.

6000 - Tosa / What Kind Of Slot Protectors Came With Your Zaurus
« on: December 10, 2004, 07:44:40 pm »
Holy Shmoley, Neuroshock,

that was awesome!

thank you for the time you put into that post.

much help and interesting info indeed.

6000 - Tosa / Screen protectors
« on: December 10, 2004, 04:25:48 pm »
I like NuShield.

In this instance, I don't.  Granted, it's not billed as being for the 6K, but it is billed as being for the Tosh e800.  Unlike the G2, the NuShields have a slight narrowing at top and bottom, with a wider area in the center.  The center area fits, but there are tiny, sliver-sized gaps along the lateral edges at the top and bottom--very bad for a non-adhesive SP that will trap dust underneath and sandpaper your screen! :x
So is the G2 for the tosh e800 the one to get?
How has the quality and feel been since you've been using it for months.

G2 still doesn't have 6K listed.

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