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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Freeciv Questions
« on: October 02, 2006, 11:15:35 pm »
I have succesfully managed to get the older version of freeciv (1.14.2) running on my C1000 (thanks to anunakin[/b] for the port and the help with how to start a single player game) but so far have not been able to get the 2.1.0beta2 version to work.  

After setting up a 16MB swapfile on my card (see discussion HERE for all the help I got with that  ) I can now start the civserver and the client when in matchbox/openbox but it still seems to run out of memory when I try to join the game I have started and freeciv either freezes or gets killed.

Just wondering if anybody has been able to run this successfully?

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Swap File Problem
« on: October 01, 2006, 10:05:24 pm »
Hmmmm - what have I done!

I am using a C1000 running pdaXrom beta3.  Following the directions HERE

The actual commands I typed in were:

# dd if=/dev/zero of=swapfile bs=4096 count=1]
# mkswap /dev/mmcda1
# swapon /dev/mmcda1

I am not sure where on the forum I got the actual figures used in the first line, but I found them somewhere....

I have set up a swap file on my SD card.  What I seem to have done is turn my entire sd card into a swap file.  It will no longer mount either using the mount plugin or from the command line - where it gives the error "/dev/mmcda1 looks like swapspace - not mounted" .

I have tried #swapoff /dev/mmcda1  but that does not seem to do anything.  even after that if I try to mount /dev/mmcda1 I get the same error about swapspace.  same if I try mount/mnt/card/.

As you can probably see I am pretty much a Linux newbie, so please go easy on me!

I am hoping there may be some way to recover from this without just reformating the card as that would mean re-installing pdaXrom as I have some of my programs running from the card.

Any help appreciated

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Playing .wmv With Mplayer
« on: September 20, 2006, 03:55:33 am »
Quick question, just wondering if it is possible to play .wmv videos with the pdaXrom version of mplayer, and if so, how.

I seem to get audio playback but not video so I am assuming that I am missing the specific codec.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom Ko/pi & Ka/pi
« on: September 16, 2006, 07:24:53 am »
I am finally getting pdaXrom sorted out to my liking and finding the software I need, but still need a few pointers.  

One in particular is KA/PI I have KOrganiser (KO/PI?) installed from one of the feeds, not sure which one it came from, but even after adding all of the pdaXrom feeds to package manager I do not see KA/PI.  Even doing a manual search of the feeds web pages I cannot find it - am I just blind?  Is it there?

Also, what is the difference between these packages and the KDEpim package - or is that the one I am after.....?

Questions question questions!

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Firefox And Xfce4 Keymapping Questions
« on: September 05, 2006, 04:03:52 am »
Well two weeks into my Z experience now and I am slowly starting to get pdaXrom into shape on my C1000.

I do however have two issues that are occupying most of my time at the moment.

1.  Firefox:  I added all of the pdaxrom beta feeds to my package manager and installed firefox from the feeds.  This seemed to go as planned, but I notice that when I start up firefox it identifies itself at the top of the window as "Deer Park" rather than firefox.  Is this normal???

The other thing I notice with Firefox is that when I try to download something (either a picture, or file) it seems to let me download the first time but if I try to download a second object it freezes up and I have to reboot.  Is this just a memory management problem that I will have to live with?

2.  xfce4: I have trawled through the various topics dealing with xfce4 and tried out both the old version and the beta2 version that Chero has and I really do like it a lot.

The one thing that is keeping me from using it as my default window manager is the keymapping issue and looking through the posts I just cannot work out if this has actually been solved by anybody or not. I really do want to be able to use the "dim"/"brighten" keys and the menu/calender/action/mail/home keys.

Any ideas?

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Newbie Frustration
« on: August 31, 2006, 02:40:29 am »
As much as I love my new C1000, installing packages is just driving me crazy!

Okay, so I come from the pampered world of the Pocket PC and Windows, but installing packages in linux (pdaXrom in this case) just seems mad.  I have yet to successfully install anything much on my C1000 except Rox and wifi radar.  What is causing me all the grief is dependencies.  pretty much everything that I install seems to end up missing some file or the other that I then cannot find.  Good examples are the gpe PIM stuff for pdaXrom which after installing at least 20 different packages still will not run (although the icons for some of the programs do appear in the menus).  Another example is mplayer - I installed the packages mentioned in the forums but it still comes up with an error (about when I try to run it from the console.

Am I missing something - is there an easy way to work out what dependencies a package needs.  Can it really be that hard.....

General Discussion / Conics Or Pricejapan
« on: July 25, 2006, 09:37:17 am »
Just wondering if anybody if anyone has any comments re Conics v PriceJapan, particularly service wise.  
I am leaning towards PriceJapan, but Conics seems have a better deal at the moment on c1000s, which includes a case.

Any comments gratefully accepted!

C1000/3x00 Hardware / C1000 Screen - Visibility Outside
« on: July 25, 2006, 04:20:23 am »
As a Zaurus newbie (so new I have not even bought one yet  ) I am wondering what the useability of the C1000 is outside.  

Although I am new to the Z I have a lot of experience with PDAs (going back to the Newton and including a good number of Pocket PCs) and am wondering how the Z compares in this respect.  My current Pocket PC, and Axim x50v, has a great screen but even that has its limits in direct sunlight so I am not expecting miracles.

I guess I just want to know that the Z screen is not a complete hopeless case in the sun.

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