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Zaurus - pdaXrom / 1.1.0r121 Is Out!
« on: September 19, 2006, 08:59:20 am »
There  -

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom 1.1.0beta 4 - Bugfixes And Feed
« on: May 17, 2006, 02:30:50 am »

Next 1.1.0beta4 preparing for C7x0/860

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom 1.1.0beta 4 And New Bootloader
« on: May 10, 2006, 03:22:23 am »
new bootloader, Kernel 2.6, fbpanel

please read "step-by-step" instruction before flashing.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Playstation2 Pdaxrom First Trying - Just For Fun
« on: February 22, 2006, 10:40:35 am »
No need internal HDD, just USB flash  But need modchip for boot CD

Prepare flash storage:
create and format partition on USB storage for ext3, first or second. I made second because first in vfat - Archos AV700 as USB harddrive :-)
unpack rootfs (ps2Xrom.tar.bz2) to ext3 partition
Connect storage, keyboard to PS2 USB
Connect Network cable to LAN (optional)
Burn CD.
Insert CD to PS2

If you havent VGA cable from official PS2 Linux kit, press during CD bootup Select + R1 for NTSC or Select + R2 for PAL on your TV.
From menu select BOOT and there:
Linux USB/1 for booting from USB disc partition 1
LInux USB/2 for booting from USB disc partition 2

Dont worry about modprobe warnings:)
login as "root" with passwd "zzz"

On default DHCP for LAN. Edit /etc/sysconfig/netconfig/eth0.conf for static IP.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Needsl-c7x0/860 Owner With Sd Mmc Cards Bigger 1g
« on: January 22, 2006, 01:08:22 pm »
for testing new mmc sd driver :-)

support for another Z models coming soon!

Archos forum / Archospma-430 Bootflash-signature Check' Removed!
« on: January 05, 2006, 05:29:26 am »
NOw you can build your own custom aimage.img like pdaxrom, cacko or OZ

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Archospma-430 Bootflash-signature Check' Removed!
« on: January 04, 2006, 04:31:03 pm »
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Here is the Archos PMA 400/430 flash hack which is avoid the bootloader checksum.

Unlike the Zaurus, the Archos bootloader checks the aimage.img for correct signature. Because it stops people for custom building aimage.img, i hacked flash bootloader for disable signature checkin.

Heres manual:

1) Download
2) Unpack it on PC
3) Check you bootrom to see if its compatible with the bootloader hack need the same flash images by following the next steps
4) Connect PMA to PC
5) From phys directory on the PC copy files phys_m.o, xxx1 to PMA
6) Disconnect PMA from PC
7) Run console on PMA
8) Go in directory where files, probably it will /media :
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cd /media9) Load kernel module phys_m.o:
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insmod ./phys_m.o10) Run xxx1 for get your flash rom:
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./xxx111) Check md5sum for the flash image and cut some from flash  :
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cd /tmp
dd if=bios.rom of=bios.rom.part bs=1 count=128000
md5sum bios.rom.part
The checksum must be
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f67a0f5d320be1b0dc8bfa602ca6cdac  bios.rom.part12) If your md5sum is different, stop here - you cannot use this hack  gzip rom file and send it me
13) If md5sum OK, connect PMA to PC again
14) Copy file flash_m.o to PMA
15) Disconnect PMA
16) Run console on PMA and go to directory where file is placed
17) Load module:
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insmod ./flash_m.o18) Ohh, there error! hehe , dont worry. It is ok - we just run flash patcher in kernel space and then come back.
19) Run dmesg:
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dmesg20) There must be messages "Sector 0xD patched!" and "Sector 0xE patched!"
21) DONE!!! Now your PMA wil able run aimage.img with any signature

if you got message "Unknown flash chip!", that mean your device uses M29W400BB flash. Go to step 14 and use flash-m29_m.o file for hack your device

There russian version PMA-430 system, with custom aimage.img :

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Sharp Ce-ag06 Pdaxrom Stuff, Plz Test
« on: December 01, 2005, 03:26:36 pm »
kernel modules (sharpzdc-cs package) and capture application (zcamera package) uploaded to RC12 feeds.
Just install zcamera from network, or download sharpzdc-cs and zcamera to zaurus and install it.
ZCamera application will in Sound&Video.

Control keys:
Button on the camera - grab image in jpeg file (in Documents directory)
up/down - zoom (probably work only for QVGA cam mode)
left/right - image rotation
Enter - change mode VGA/QVGA (window size the same, jpeg image will different)
Esc - quit

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom Visual Image Builder First Beta
« on: November 28, 2005, 12:30:02 pm »

currently only SL-C7x0/860/7500/6000/xx00 supported

1) Linux PC
2) mkfs.jffs2 command line utility (mtdtools installed)
3) Qt and Qt developer files

1) Download ImageBuilder and unpack.
2) configure it with qmake
3) compile it
4) download and install mtdtools (for mkfs.jffs2 )

How to use:
1) Download full feed for your Z on the local storage
2) run ready ImageBuilder binary (do not remove it from ImageBuilder-0.0.2 directory because there support files)
3) select feed
4) from menu or toolbar open exists config file for you device from configs directory (*.ibf files)
5) select direcory where will output initrd.bin image
6) build it with button build
7) customize it in RootImage tab - use button check for chek dependences
8) build it again:)
9) save your custom config with Save

That still beta, so be patience

Supported formats:
jffs2 for akita devices - SL-Cxx00
jffs2 for corgi devices - SL-C7x0/860/7500
jffs2 for tosa devices - SL-6000
tar.gz - targzipped rootfs
tar.bz2 - tarbzipped2 rootfs

Zaurus - pdaXrom / For Testing: Hostap Drivers And Java Midps
« on: November 22, 2005, 03:26:29 pm »
HOSTAP drivers, utils, daemon and wpa-supplicant
please try test hostap drivers from current rc12 feed (use need feed for your Z)


ungzip it
for run enter:

for install applets use:

./midp -install

warning, before running midp you will need update X11 for support 2 bytes chars.
remove installed xserver and install again from feed (use rigth feed for your Z):

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom Rc12 For Sl-c7x0/7500/c860/c1000/c3100
« on: October 28, 2005, 08:21:47 am »
primary feed

primary feed

primary feed

Cross SDK for all devices:

Native SDK for all devices:

current pdaXrom-builder system:

current sources (full):

pdaX86 (pdaXrom for PC  and host system for pdaXrom-builder):

NOTE for SL-C1000/C3100 and SL-6000 users: primary feeds for this models includes only platform denepded packages. All another apps (common for all devices) need install from corgi feed (setup it as second feed in the package manager)

Quick fix list:

apmsleep fixed in the kernel for all devices - thank to albertr (need more tests)
openbox restarting if suspend more than 12 hours (that must fix locking during long suspend - need more tests)
package manager fixed - thank to pgas!

xrand support
optimization for landscape mode
hot-plug mouse support

all patches from rc12 test thread

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Sl-c1000/c3100 Rc12 Test
« on: October 06, 2005, 05:55:52 pm »

!!! Feed includes only basic applications which installed in the ROM and optimized stuff, for others use RC11 feed.

What news:

iwmmx support in the kernel
overlay driver
iwmmx support in mplayer ( and ffmpeg
SDL updated and fixed for Cxx00 framebuffer, 320x240 mode aded
USBDConfig updated
CPU Config added (PXA270 overclock stuff)
X11 with touch screen and mouse support
xrandr support in X11 (Zoom in/out keys work)
Quake2 added n feed
Abiword updated

For RC11 users who unline install new ROM:

Use for update X11, kernel modules. Simply extract files in root partition.
Than with RC12 and tools.tar (initrd.bin not need) install new kernel.
Of course, this way will update only iwmmx support for applications from RC12 feed (new mplayer, ffmpeg, quake2 etc).


play video with mplayer with overlay:
mplayer -ao oss -vo bvdd:rotate=-1 -vm video.avi
Use overclock for increase performance

in non X11 console possible kernel panic because framebuffer console driver unlike 320x240 mode, if you still need it , redirect mplayer messages to /dev/null (no any messages on console in 320x240 mode)

For Quake2 play need install pak0.pak in /usr/share/quake2/baseq2
Use overclock for increase performance because sources still need better optimization

I cannot resume my zaurus!!!
Be patience - do not press ON/OFF often than one in 10 sec. During suspend/resume system will stop/start system applications, that take some time.


New mount applet
Package manager
Testing usbd storage mode
More testing on C3100

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Gnumeric Excel Numbers
« on: October 04, 2005, 05:39:32 am »
excel numeric problem fixed!

please remove libgsf package from zaurus and install it again from RC11 feed




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