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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Panasonic Toughbook Cf-08
« on: September 08, 2007, 07:41:59 pm »
wish they where 500$ or less

SIMpad forum / Yet Another Bluetoothed Simpad
« on: January 12, 2007, 07:09:53 pm »
found the usb dongle albertr suggested on the web :

SIMpad forum / Yet Another Bluetoothed Simpad
« on: December 30, 2006, 05:34:55 pm »
thanks koen for this quickly
The info I gave was according to the advice I got at the #OE irc channel. btw, they also claimed this forum is not up to date..

pls tell me then what to put in local.conf to build a proper simpad image.

1) which of these lines to comment?
PREFERRED_PROVIDERS = "virtual/qte:qte virtual/libqpe:libqpe-opie"
PREFERRED_PROVIDERS += " virtual/libsdl:libsdl-x11"
PREFERRED_PROVIDERS += " virtual/${TARGET_PREFIX}gcc-initial:gcc-cross-initial"
PREFERRED_PROVIDERS += " virtual/${TARGET_PREFIX}gcc:gcc-cross"
PREFERRED_PROVIDERS += " virtual/${TARGET_PREFIX}g++:gcc-cross"

2) should TARGET_MACHINE = be simpad?

assuming its not defined:
3) TARGET_ARCH="arm" and DISTRO = "generic" right?

(to all other ppl that may get here and read my post, please look in oe getting started to understand what I am seeking)

SIMpad forum / Yet Another Bluetoothed Simpad
« on: December 30, 2006, 04:14:26 pm »
I saw this photo and recognized a sd/mmc slot inside ... which sort auf adapter / socket do you use? I saw a little board at the mmc/sd slot.

I used this reader: Bonzai you need to I removed the one chip it has and the usb metal connector. then used the on-board 5V->3.3 converter
I also noticed that some readers had a lengthier board (usb connector to the card socket , wise). this one has one that fits fine.

is it possible to switch the bt module on / off per software (using an unused bit of the port)? What about using a hardware switch?

no. using the adapter ,albertr suggested, one may only reset the unit. but one may hold the reset line , thus effectively turning  the unit off.
I have yet to see any of this work as there is no current open embedded version , that can fit the simpad. why? because OE migrated to 2.6. there is currently no driver for the simpad screen driver that works under 2.6. and so , I am unable to add the code provided in the site and test bluetooth , or/and mmc.

SIMpad forum / Defective Screen? Always White
« on: December 11, 2006, 03:42:30 pm »
I see opie loading via the serial link, the screen blinks ,then, dimmly and nothing goes on.

can I test that the screen is connected right? any way to "ping" the screen?

i had similar problem- did you correctly connect tape to screen:
it's uper tape and it must be inserted UNDER black plastic
(lower tape is insterting UNDERblack tape - so it can be confusing)
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Ya took me six months to figere that out...

SIMpad forum / Yet Another Bluetoothed Simpad
« on: December 06, 2006, 06:25:51 am »
more hacking:
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For Sale / Wanted / Deleted As Deal Completed
« on: November 16, 2006, 02:42:05 pm »
please consider providing the spec and cost - so other ppl may know

SIMpad forum / Yet Another Bluetoothed Simpad
« on: November 16, 2006, 12:32:08 pm »
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did the hardware part.
easy bit: you only need to connect 4 wires: 5Volt,GND,TX,RX
hard: find a flat cable. I used a kenwood car cd-changer cable. solder the for wires to it - harder.
I may still add the reset wire.
still need to do the software bit

iPAQ Forum / Ipaq 3950 For 128$ At
« on: November 13, 2006, 02:10:13 am »
Sorry to be a party pooper, but...

I've had three bad experiences with
1. Refurbished laptop - junk (I should have known better).
2. Refurbished 2.5" mobile hard drive - junk (I really should have known better).
3. New 4GB USB hard drive - junk.
I would never buy anything from them again.

I hope you have better luck with your purchase.

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bought a few items from them:
* usb hub - caused windows to crash
* zaurus 5500 refurbished - bad battery (that caused me to arrivr here) , except it was fine. sent it back and got a refund. they also offered me to buy ANY pda they had at cost!! and they would send it to me for free (I am from Israel , they are at CA)
* dell Cpi - so so, was marked grade B, had a small crack, but my sister used it for over two years and was happy to have it. I was happy for the low cost.
* two pcmcia wifi cards, atheros based , NEC made, external ant connector, 802.11a/b/g - very happy with it

I would say I am happy so far.

SIMpad forum / Opera On Simpad
« on: November 10, 2006, 09:16:25 am »
In order to use wifi in my McDonalds and Aroma Coffee, I need SSL to access https://
konqorer doesnt support ssl in th ipk I found.
I think that in order to run opera, one must install some libraries that are used in the zaurus. and with a 32Mb ROM - I guess all just doesnt fit.
This is one more reason why to implement the mmc hanrdware hack, so I will have more space, while having the pcmcia free.


iPAQ Forum / Ipaq 3950 For 128$ At
« on: November 08, 2006, 08:12:42 am »
got my yesterday
hope linux flashs clean
any hints for a ipaq newbie? I got a simpad running opie ..

OpenZaurus/Opie/Qtopia / Problem Loading Opie After Font Upgrade To 2.10
« on: September 29, 2006, 07:59:22 am »
root@simpad:~# ipkg info libfreetype6
Package: libfreetype6
Version: 2.1.10-r1
Depends: libz1 (>= 1.2.3), libgcc1 (>= 3.4.4), libc6 (>= 2.3.5+cvs20050627)
Status: install ok installed                                                    
Architecture: arm

OpenZaurus/Opie/Qtopia / Problem Loading Opie After Font Upgrade To 2.10
« on: September 29, 2006, 06:59:44 am »
root@simpad:~# /etc/init.d/opie stop                                           
Stopping Opie...                                                               
root@simpad:~# ". /etc/init.d/opie"                                             
-sh: . /etc/init.d/opie: not found                                             
root@simpad:~# . /etc/init.d/opie                                               
usage: -sh { start | stop | restart }                                           
root@simpad:~# qpe -nodaemon                                                   
ODevice() - found 'Hardware     : Simpad'                                       
OGlobal::creating global configuration instance.                               
<unknown>: ODevice reports transformation to be 0                               
<unknown>: setting QWS_DISPLAY to 'Transformed:Rot0:0'                         
QWSApplication::qt_init() - current terminal specified.                         
QWSKeyboardHandler: using SIMpad switches handler...                           
SimpadButtonsHandler() - V4.1                                                   
mcp: write timed out                                                           
: FATAL: Error 2 opening face                                                   
Segmentation fault.     

OpenZaurus/Opie/Qtopia / Problem Loading Opie After Font Upgrade To 2.10
« on: September 29, 2006, 05:32:46 am »
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I counted 26 chars in the keyboard

OpenZaurus/Opie/Qtopia / Problem Loading Opie After Font Upgrade To 2.10
« on: September 29, 2006, 05:29:24 am »
I seek to load dejavu 2.10 on my simpad to see hebrew
folllowinf hrw advice , I simply cpied the new files to /usr/share/fonts/truetype and reset opie. I saw
I have familier 0.84 and opie 2.1
a black screen. here are the logs:

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