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Accessories / How fast is your CF/SD card?
« on: July 04, 2004, 07:45:45 am »
I'd been looking to purchase a 512Mb SD card for a while and the thread Preferred SD Card got my interest

I found a few Toshiba 512 MB SD cards selling for around $90 ( ).

I think I'm gonna buy one......

I got the card yesterday.

I have to eat my words from an earlier post because this thing is made in Taiwan, not Japan. In any case, I was keen to see how it would perform against my 10Mb/sec Hagiwara SD card, so I ran a few rudimentary tests. I also ran the tests on my 40x PQI 256Mb CF card to see how it compared. All the tests were done in my SL-C760.

Software / File associations
« on: April 19, 2004, 07:58:13 pm »
Where are the file associations to particular applications kept on a Cxx0 zaurus (Sharp or Cacko)? For example, on my z, pdf files are associated with Opera, and I would like to change that so they are opened with qpdf.

Qt/Qtopia / Rebuilding from Qtopia to QT/X11
« on: April 17, 2004, 10:47:50 am »
I have the source code to a program that currently runs under Qtopia. I wish to run this software under X11.

What\'s involved? Is it a trivial conversion, or will I have to learn the whole Qt API?

BTW: The program is FreeNoteQT and the source is at

Essentially, I just want to run this software on pdaXrom.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Building ipkg\'s
« on: April 14, 2004, 08:12:08 am »
Admittedly, I\'ve only been playing with pdaXrom for less than a week, but I\'m already convinced this the the rom for me. There are a couple of thing bugging me though, and one is the way the ipk files on the pdaXrom feed are packaged up.

I\'m assuming the developers of pdaXrom are lurking so first let me say this is the most brilliant advance in \"*nix in a pocket\" I could have ever imagined even less than a year ago.

My concern is that we are dealing with a hardware platform with specific flash memory limitations. I chose a root partition of 50Mb as advised in the install instructions, and it took me about 8 minutes before I ran out of room when installing packages.

So, what I\'m suggesting is that all packages that are deemed \"essential\" be installed in flash to /usr, while all \"extra\" packages be installed to /usr/local which can reside on a CF or SD/MMF card. Someone with a lot more knowledge than me will have to decide what qualifies as \"essential\" or \"extra\".

And then there are library dependencies... one simple example is the gqview package which includes - this should really be in its own package of course.

I\'m sure the pdaXrom team are well aware of the issues involved, but I thought I\'d vent my opinion anyway.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Key Mapping and Mouse Buttons
« on: April 12, 2004, 09:39:34 am »
I\'ve been reading up on how to set up keymapping at:

which has mostly been extremely helpful.

My xmodmap file is set up exactly how I want it except for one thing - CAPSLOCK. I can\'t get it working. I\'ve tried:

keycode 73 = Tab Tab Caps_Lock Caps_Lock
add lock = Caps_Lock

but this only works while the Caps key is being held down. Any pointers?

Also, does anyone know where to set up the global xmodmap file? I linked to /etc/X11/xinit/.Xmodmap but this didn\'t work, and I\'ve resorted to calling xmodmap from my .xinitrc script.

Secondly, I\'ve been reading about how you\'ve all been setting up 2nd and 3rd mouse buttons using keyboard modifiers (esp. Foxdie), but no-one has mentioned exactly how they\'ve achieved this. There is some vauge mention about a config file \"xkmc\", and Foxdie even has an example at  However, there is no such file in my distribution of pdaXrom 1.0.5.

How do I set up a keyboard modifier to activate the 2nd and third mouse buttons???

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