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Ubuntu / Zubuntu And Users, Gnome-system-tools
« on: January 15, 2009, 11:48:13 pm »
Hi all,
Still having fun playing around with zubuntu but I'm playing as root which makes me nervous!
I can create users from command line but gnome system tools doesn't seem to work.
I get the error "You are not allowed to access the system configuration" when running from root.
If I run "network-admin" from terminal, I get the error:
** (network-admin:1656): CRITICAL **: Failed to execute program /usr/lib/dbus-1.0/dbus-daemon-launch_helper: Success

Has anyone been able to get this running?
Has anyone been running as non-root?


Ubuntu / Zubuntu Rotation - Doesn't On Sl-c860
« on: January 14, 2009, 09:05:07 pm »
Regarding rotation, I saw some references to x11-xserver-utils and xrandr to get rotation working.
I have both but changing the orientation of my SL-C860 doesn't do anything.

Is there something I'm missing?


Ubuntu / Zubuntu Working - Mostly - Except Pidgin
« on: January 13, 2009, 11:52:44 pm »
I managed to get zubuntu working - mostly on my SL-C860 with some tweaks, edits and manual IP address.
Pidgin unfortunately segfaults whenever it is run - I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling with no luck.
Not sure about that one but otherwise it looks great!

Linux Applications / Ruby-sqlite3 Support?
« on: February 02, 2006, 12:44:05 pm »
Hi all,
I recently got the 1.8.3 release of ruby installed on my C860 which also let me put gem and install rails. I also have SQLITE3 working.

HOWEVER, the ruby-sqlite3 gem installation requires some native compiling. I suppose I could try to get that working but I wondered if anyone out there has already compiled support to bind the two together.

Failing that, does mysql work with rails on the Z?


Sharp ROMs / Qtopia Crash - Cacko 1.23 Lite
« on: November 09, 2005, 01:56:42 pm »
I get a sporadic restart of QTopia with Cacko 1.23 lite. The last time this occurred I had Calendar and Textmaker active at the time. There is a sideways - somewhat garbled cardmgr message and then QTopia restarts back to date applet. I seem to recall a similar bug in 1.21 prior to patches. Is it a recurrence?

Anyone else had this? Is it related to screen saver and if so, is there a way to prevent the screensaver from appearing at all?

On the \"babelfished\" Sharp Spacetown page, there is reference to a new PersonalJava presumably for sale with better support for the Zaurus. Anyone know anything more about this?

Its almost impossible to get the full gist from the babel\'ed text. Looks like it has to be purchased.

 - Mike

General Discussion / Where can I get these Xlibs for use with XQt
« on: March 02, 2004, 10:16:49 am »
Does anyone have

that they could post or send to me? Does anyone know where I can download compiled versions of  these?

I am trying to get some XWindows programs running under XQt from the PDAXRom feed and they require these libraries.

I haven\'t been able to locate these anywhere and don\'t want to flash the PDAXRom just to extract them.


Cxx0 General discussions / Warning - Tetsu kernel doesn\'t work on SL-C860
« on: February 28, 2004, 03:13:34 pm »
At least not for me! I did a NAND backup of the cacko QTopia ROM and then loaded the Tetsu kernel (following the instructions contained in ).

The zaurus started booting and then exited I believe the rfmodules with a -2 and hung there. Several retries and same thing.

I resorted to my first ever NAND recover which sort of worked. I had to first reformat my CF as FAT 16 (I think it was FAT 32) and then put the NAND file onto it.

After all that, back to where I was...killed an hour or so and caused undue agida!

Philly/NJ / Local Zauruites?
« on: February 20, 2004, 05:30:31 pm »
This seems a pretty dead region - hope I\'m wrong!  I\'m in the lehigh valley and on my second Zaurus - used a 5500 for a long time, now a SL-C860 I get imported from Japan. Still the coolest hardware around!

 - Mike

Software / Qt/XServer questions
« on: February 17, 2004, 11:42:33 pm »
I got the Qt/X Server working pretty well on my SL-C860, but have a few questions. I got blackbox running and local applications run fine. When I run remote X applications from my Mandrake box, the fonts are wacked - like one menu item filling the entire screen! Any idea why remote windows would be off like that? Also, how do you run it in \"rootless\" mode? I noticed that keyhelper had some problems running with the X Server so I uninstalled it for now. Overall though its very impressive!


Cxx0 Hardware / SL-C860 Charger and amperage
« on: February 12, 2004, 04:46:38 pm »
I have been using my 5500 chargers on my SL-C860 instead of the somewhat flimsy 100 volt charger that shipped with it. I just realized though that the chargers are 2 amps whereas the 860 charger is 1 amp.
I\'m curious if this has any detrimental effects on battery life?

I just recently had to replace my old 5500 battery since its life seemed to be getting progressively shorter between charges (after over a year of heavy use, so no complaints).

Software / Powerpoint viewer on SLC860 with Cacko ROM?
« on: January 29, 2004, 10:08:42 am »
I was wondering if anyone is able to view powerpoint presentations using the cacko (or any other) ROM on the SLC860. I am unable to view presentations. I also noticed that the \"About\" on the Presentation application is copyrighted \'Sharp\' and not HancomLinux.

Is the HancomPresenter not part of the ROM image?


Sharp ROMs / ROM juggling on SLC860
« on: January 21, 2004, 12:16:50 pm »
What is the best method for \"ROM juggling\" on the C860? I\'m currently using the Cacko Qtopia ROM and was wondering if there is any compelling reason to try the TKRom.

If I decide to do so, how do you manage your installations, preferences etc when bouncing from ROM to ROM?


Software / Opera 7 doesn\'t download
« on: January 18, 2004, 10:59:39 pm »
I\'m running thr Cacko Qtopia ROM on my C860. Both browsers run fairly well but Opera will not download any ipk fikes. I fet a prompt saying \"receiving from...\" but no prompt to save the files. Netfront however runs fine including downloads. Has anyone else run into this?

Software / z5500 programs on c860
« on: January 16, 2004, 09:53:49 pm »
How do I rotate 320x240 programs on the 860 so I can use the keyboard? I\'m running the cacko qtopia rom. Any hints?


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