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Zaurus - pdaXrom / New, Fast Pdaxrom Settings Tools
« on: September 11, 2006, 03:32:29 pm »
Here are the news on the pdaXrom site: pdaXrom utils rewrite
I just wanted to get some publicity for the new settings tools because the more testing they got, the better they will be!
Some rough test results: original, written in python starts in ~5 seconds, the new one, written in FLTK starts in ~1 sec.


Ps.: Hey, this is my 2^8th post

Zaurus - pdaXrom / New Ko/pi Alarm Solution
« on: January 08, 2006, 03:59:19 am »
Just install this package and your Z will be resumed before and alarm event if it was suspended, so KO/Pi can use it's own built-in alarm.

Get it from the contrib feed along with a good version of kdepim:
kopi-apm_1.1 and kdepimpi_2.2.7 or add to the feed list in the Package manager!
  • You need atd for this package, but it's a dependency, so it should be installed along with this. atd is in the stable feed of 1.1.0beta1 release of pdaXrom.
  • You need a custom compiled kdepim to have alarm sounds (it doesn't play them in the feed version). Cattin compiled the one I'm using and it's also a dependency.
  • KO/Pi needs to be running if you want alarms
Mainly it's based on Cattin ideas, so thanks for them, minus the atd daemon, thanks Sashz for that.

Important note: atd is automatically started after a reboot, but to start it without reboot, please execute the following command:
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etc/rc.d/init.d/atd startThanks gromituk, for pointing this out!

Happy alarming,

EDIT: the download path for the files has been changed, and there's a new, 1.1 version along with that. Sorry for the inconvenience about the mess with the filenames.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Fvwm-pdaxrom 0.4.x
« on: December 18, 2005, 09:00:35 am »
After 5 months and 2 days of developing fvwm-pdaXrom team proudly presents *drumroll*...
...the new pdaXrom tuned Fvwm config files! (to cut down PR costs, this is from the speech of the 0.3.x release )

Download the 0.4.5 release:

Changelog since 0.3.1:
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fvwm-pdaxrom ChangeLog

0.4.5 (2005-12-18)
    * files are distributed in the system directories, from the
    original /home/root/.fvwm directory
    * everything is home independent, symlink the
    /usr/share/fvwm-pdaxrom/xinitrc file as .xinitrc in an other
    home directory to use the package with another user too
    * added sample config lines to the .fvwm/personal/config file
    to help simple color changes, keybindigs modification

0.4.0 (2005-12-03)
    * updated ztaskbar, graphic battery display in the systray
    * added .fvwm/personal directory where you can store and use
    your altered config files across fvwm-pdaxrom installations
    * you can now edit .fvwm/personal/menutop or menubottom to add
    menu items to the pdaXrom menu more easily
    * added dinamically generated menus to the FvwmRoot menu, so
    you can set or view various things with a click in the menu
    * "Network Schemes" dynamic menu - set or view the active
    network scheme
    * "Volume" dynamic menu
    * "CPU Speed" dynamic menu

Release notes:
Read the welcome message after installing it, for more info.
The package depends on the "fvwm", it's in the official feed of RC12.
Previous topics about older releases: "pdaXrom-Fvwm, more eyecandy, less memory usage" and "Fvwm-pdaxrom 0.3.x, 0.3.1 released"
If you are thinking about "where was the 0.4.0 release...?" then the answer is, nowhere. It was only a pre-release and I made some big changes, so I skipped that one.

Here's a picture about new dynamic menus and the new ztaskbar with graphical battery meter:
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Let this be the bugreport thread, so feel free to report bugs here, suggest changes and express delight.
I hope you like all the stuff,

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Fvwm-pdaxrom 0.3.x
« on: July 12, 2005, 08:54:03 pm »
After more than 7 months of developing, fvwm-pdaXrom team proudly presents *drumroll*...
...the new pdaXrom tuned Fvwm config files!

Download the 0.3.1 release:

See the post about the new release here!

Old releases:
Download the 0.3.0 release:

It depends on fvwm package, that you can find in the RC10 feed.
You can install it to CF or SD card too, it seems to be working, but it's not extensively tested.

Let this be the bugreport thread, so feel free to report bugs here, suggest changes and express delight.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Gpsdrive Cvs Package
« on: March 31, 2005, 12:26:48 pm »
New version compiled!
See the post about it here.

It is a fully working, no-hack-needed CVS version. Or at least, these were my intentions.

If your GPS card is using the /dev/ttyS3 file, then it will be working out of the box; if it doesn't, then I suggest some editing in the /usr/local/ script. Also, if you want to have flite (speech synthetizer) or mysql support (for a lot of waypoint, for example all Geocaches in your country), you can edit it and have them too.

As the ipk upload part of the pdaXrom site seems to be broken, and Laze suggested to wait 'till the new site comes online, I put it up on my own website.

A sample screenshot
(Later, I will upload it to the site, so if you don't find it here, look in the pdaXrom unstable feed)

I hope you like it,

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Ipkg - Package Making
« on: March 21, 2005, 04:56:43 pm »
Ever compiled a program but you wasn't sure how to share with the community?
I wrote a detailed howto about ipk making, see this page:

Make your comments here and if you find some error or typo, correct it in the Wiki!


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom-builder Howto
« on: February 25, 2005, 05:59:24 pm »
Sashz made a detailed howto about building the pdaXrom distribution from scratch.
Take a look at this OESF Wiki page.

I haven't tried out the process described in it, only done some spelling cleanup in the first part and converted it to Wiki format. Please correct spelling errors, if you find some.

I don't advice building as a regular user, you will be fine with the prebuilt distributions on, but if you think you are a developer, semi-developer or a to-be-developer, and want to add some new features, or simply want to examine the structure of the system, then try it out!
(and be sure to contact the developers if you add something useful)

Well, this howto and the open-development model was my obsession after all, so I think here is the best place to say thank you for Sashz and Laze!

Zaurus - pdaXrom / German Keyboard Layout File
« on: January 10, 2005, 11:19:28 am »
Someone asked me how to make a German xmodmap file. Well, I wrote one myself, because I had experience with it before, when I wrote a Hungarian layout for myself. I don't think that other Hungarians are using pdaXrom (or even SL-Cxxx Zaurus PDAs), but I post my Hungarian xmodmap file too.

Place the file in the /etc/X11/kb/ folder,
backup the original corgi.xmodmap ($ mv corgi.xmodmap corgi.xmodmap_en) and
copy the one you downloaded ($ cp corgi.xmodmap_de corgi.xmodmap).
Use the "$ xmodmap /etc/X11/kb/corgi.xmodmap" command to change the layout immediately (it would be changed with the next startx otherwise)

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write o: with Fn+o and the Fn+Shift+o keys
write u: with Fn+p and the Fn+Shift+p keys
Changed ae and AE to umlaut a and A
Moved EuroSign from Fn+s to Fn+Shift+k
Added scharfes s to Fn+s

Zaurus - pdaXrom / pdaXrom-Fvwm
« on: November 04, 2004, 08:55:54 pm »
Let this screenshot talk for itself first:

Accessories / My CF WiFi card is broken
« on: November 02, 2004, 05:13:45 am »
Well, I know it was a bad move. The card was inside the slot when I saved my Zaurus from falling to the ground, but I knocked the card to my wardrobe and now it's only working when I hold the think part intensly up. If I release it, the WiFi connection break and I have to take out and reconnect the card.
As you can imagine it's not too good using it this way.
I decided to take it apart but I can't do it with ease and I don't want to break it more.

Have you got any experience with taking apart cards like mine? (picture attached)
Thank you in advance,

Zaurus - pdaXrom / odd behaviour, mouse and keyboard issues
« on: October 12, 2004, 03:55:29 pm »
Thank you for the info.

My main issue with pdaXrom since first RC is when it freeze with:
_ they keyboard frozen in X11 (no more way to get out with Control-Alt-Backspace)
_ no more click even sent to application
_ but the mouse is still moving and follow on screen click

I saw strange behaviour on matchbox tray so perhaps it grabs all events and then freeze. Or perhaps it's a X11 issue as It manages slowly input evens like click on screen or keyboard for applications...
And last info, the "freeze" only occur at power (SL-C760).

I have the same issue, but not sure of it's conditions when it happens, so I haven't posted about it before.
The mouse cursor is moving, but I can't click on anything and keyboard input is broken too (I think the poweroff button working however on the back, not 100% sure). Once happened the matchbox-responding-but-nothing-starts thing too.

I only have a slight idea what causes it: it usually happens after I change the system clock, with the builtin timesetting app (made by Laze, I think ) and with the "ntpdate" command from the console too.
It seems somehow linked with that. If I reboot before the lockup, the date is stored but it's not a very comfortable way of setting time and if system locks up after that, the time when I rebooted comes back to the system clock.

That's all I can say about it.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / pdaXrom sources
« on: July 15, 2004, 06:43:12 pm »
Dear pdaXrom Team!

I read your progress report and I can hardly wait the release. Is there a way to get the developer version of the ROM? You could set up a repository for the sources and write a short FAQ about how to compile it.

You (Laze) told you need time to test the new version. I think a more open developing style can help you. Make the source available or make daily snapshots from it in binary image.
I'm not a programmer, I can't code for you, PayPal doesn't work from my country (I often click on your ads however ). But I use pdaXrom frequently and I can help to test it. I think I'm not alone and I won't be the only one who uses the developer version.

(And yes, if you use and modify GPL sources, you have to make them available, but I don't want to be this the main reason to make them available )

And the last sentence: Sorry for the mistakes in the text, english is not my native language.

Best regards,

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