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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Could Package Builders Please Describe Them?
« on: October 17, 2005, 08:12:31 am »
Just a quick request: so many people are doing good work compiling packages at the moment that it's hard to keep up.  I know it's not difficult to find out what each mysterious new piece of software does, but it can get frustrating digging around each time so it would really help me, and I'm sure others, if you could just really briefly describe what it does when you announce you have built it.

Very many thanks!

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Zaurus Bricked While Using Rc9
« on: May 28, 2005, 04:24:57 pm »
As far as I can remember, I was using XMMS to listen to an MP3 on a CF card in my 860, with the screen blanked.  I hadn't done this before.  I closed the lid and pressed the power button, and now my Z is bricked.  It will charge (yellow LED comes on and goes out after a while) but that is all.  I have left the battery out overnight, and tried OK and D+M while inserting the battery, pressing the power button, etc., but nothing.      

I might have a hardware fault, but I am worried that something in the ROM has caused this.  Is it possible?  It'll cost me a fortune to send it back to Japan for a repair they surely won't do under warranty.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Ka/pi Constantly Eats Cpu Cycles
« on: May 10, 2005, 08:47:37 am »
According to "top", kapi (1.9.4) is constantly consuming about 13% CPU, and hence reducing the performance of the machine (C860) and using battery current.  Does this happen for anyone else?

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Why can't I play a stream with XMMS?
« on: October 17, 2004, 06:43:00 pm »
I can go to on my Linux box, pick a radio station, and it starts up XMMS and happily plays it.  Looking at the file info of a random station I get something like .  If I put this into Play Location in XMMS on rc5 (dillo doesn't have the capability to start up XMMS), it does nothing.  I can play wav files, and connect to the net with my WCF12 wifi card.  Anyone know what's amiss?  Thanks.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Key codes
« on: August 26, 2004, 03:39:50 pm »
I don't know if the old or new ROMs can do this already, so I haven't submitted it as a feature request.

Can we get the the sterling (£) and euro (€) symbols from the keyboard?  And what about accented characters?

I also haven't worked out how to do home, end, page up, page down, and delete.  If these can't be done, shouldn't they be in the new ROM by default?


Zaurus - pdaXrom / What would make GQview lovely...
« on: August 08, 2004, 06:30:25 pm »
...would be something that maps the screen rotation sensor to view the current collection full screen, but not rotated, and (especially) to map the rocker wheel on the back of the machine to move forwards and backwards through the collection.  Then you could hand the Z to anyone to look at your photos as simply as if they were a heap of prints.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Shockwave/Flash
« on: August 06, 2004, 12:58:31 pm »
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could play things like this

or this

on our Zs?  Or can we already?  I think I should be told!


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Crash!
« on: July 27, 2004, 10:44:46 am »
Oh dear.  Turned on my 860 today (the last time it was on it was connected to my laptop's USB port, if that is of significance) and I couldn't alt-tab or ctrl-alt-arrow between desktops.  I could select different windows with the stylus, and pressing Menu changed the pointer to the right-click symbol.  I could also type into terminals.  Closed down everything on the visible desktop apart from one terminal.  Then rotated the display, which worked.  Rotated it back again, which worked.  But now nothing works except the pointer and the power switch/key.  ctrl-alt-backspace does nothing.  The display stays on when I close the lid.  It doesn't come on if I hold down OK when pressing the power button.

What do I do next?  

Zaurus - pdaXrom / switching desktops
« on: June 23, 2004, 02:50:26 pm »
Hello.  I notice that Matchbox has two desktops.  How do you switch between them please?  The only way I can find is to move an app onto the other desktop, and then tap on its icon in Active Tasks.


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