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Since yesterday, my Firefox 5 is reporting as an "attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences."

Clicking on a button labeled [Why was this page blocked] takes me to this page

Not sure what's happening, but I thought this should be brought to the forum admins/moderators immediate attention.

I am posting this from my Oprea Browser which seems to have no problem with

I now also see that a google search for "oesf forum" and clicking on the top link produces this page


It is a backup/restore procedure only.

This works on my PC-T1, and I think it would also work on the PC-Z1.
Also, I believe with some modification, it would work on any linux system on any computer.

This procedure is a variation of a procedure I came across on the Ubuntu Forum [Here], thanks to Heliode who came up with the idea, and to all the other users who tested and contributed.

Basically, this creates a tar archive that you can restore at a later time, such as if you have to do a recovery, and you want to get back all your customized settings, or if you messed up a configuration and can't figure out how to get it straightened out.
You have to be able to boot up to a working file system in order to use this procedure.

I have an 8GB MicroSD card that I keep my backups on.
The backup and restore scripts are also stored and run from there.
You could also use a USB stick if you wanted.
Whatever location you run from is where the backup will be created.
The file size of my archive is about 755MB.
The archive manager will (slowly) open it later if you want to check it out.

First, create a backup script called (or whatever you want) and copy this code into it:
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# back up the complete system

tar cvpzf backup.tgz --one-file-system --exclude=/proc/* --exclude=/lost+found/* --exclude=/mnt/* --exclude=/tmp/* --exclude=/sys/* /
Next, create a restore script called (or whatever you want) and copy this code into it:
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# restore the complete system

tar xvpfz backup.tgz -C /
When you want to run one of these scripts, make sure you mount the MicroSD card first.

You need to be root to run these scripts, so open a terminal and enter:
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sudo nautilusThis will open the file manager as root.

Navigate to the MicroSD card and double-click on and run it.
This will create the backup.tgz in the directory you run it from.

Restore is the same procedure except you run

The archive preserves all the file permissions and symlinks so you don't have to worry about that.

I have done the complete procedure (backup and restore) and (recovery and restore) a couple times each just to test, and it worked perfectly each time.

It takes about 45 minutes to do the backup with no extra programs installed.

And remember, I won't be responsible if your NetWalker has a meltdown

Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker / I Recd My Netwalker Pc-t1 (tablet) Today
« on: February 16, 2011, 07:39:56 pm »
UPS delivered my NetWalker PC-T1 (tablet) today.
I ordered it Sunday from PriceJapan, and got it Wednesday.
That's better service than I get from some domestic orders I have placed.
I have mixed feelings about it, but I wanted to try something different, and this is surely a challenge getting used to.
Back to it for a bit...

I have "Remember Me" checked, but for the last few days I have had to log in every time I visit the forum.
I haven't changed anything on my end, have you?


Off Topic forum / My Zaurus And My Kohjinsha
« on: October 18, 2007, 03:56:10 pm »
About three weeks ago, I managed to fail a treadmill stress test.
Then I had to go and get a heart cath done.
The doctor wouldn't let me go home from the hospital, and a couple days later on October 3rd I had a quadrouple heart bypass done.

Thankfully I have my Zaurus and my Kohjinsha to give me somthing to do, and a place like OESF to read things that interest me.

It's going to take a while to get back where to I was before, but I'm making very good progress.
The doctor said I can drive again in 4-6 weeks.
That's going to seem like forever.

People, please take care of yourself so you don't end up like I did.


C1000/3x00 General discussions / Dosbox And Multi-tasking
« on: August 27, 2007, 01:45:55 pm »
I'm using Dosbox 0.6.3-3 on the stock Sharp Rom and it works very well for me (thanks meanie).
The only issue I have is that Dosbox takes over the whole system, and I can't run any other programs at the same time.
The system tray is totally unavailable (hidden), and the Home button does not respond.
Has anyone actually been able to multi-task Dosbox and another program, or is this just the nature of the beast?
Any suggestions will be appreciated.


I have tried to install several programs on my 4 GB SD card, but I always get the following error message:

"Not enough storage memory for installation"

I have 2773MB available on the SD card, so I don't really understand the problem.
The only thing I can think of is the sharp installer doesn't want to install to a 4GB SD card.
The SD card is formatted as ext2.
I used the command "mke2fs -m 0 /dev/mmcda1" to format it so I wouldn't have the 5% overhead loss.

Any help would be appreciated.


X/Qt / A Couple Questions About Pdaxqtrom
« on: July 23, 2007, 10:55:08 am »
First of all, pdaXqtrom is great!!! (thanks Meanie)
I do have a couple little things I can't seem to get worked out.

First, in Fluxbox (and Firefox as well) the shifted state of the "/" and "," keys are reversed.
They work as expected in the sharp rom applications.

Second, When I resize a dialog box in Firefox it doesn't keep the setting after shutting it down.
I fiddled with the settings in Fluxbox but it doesn't make any difference.

Any help would be appreciated.


Software / Firefox For The Sharp Rom?
« on: July 15, 2007, 04:02:59 pm »
I'd like to use the Firefox browser on the Sharp rom.
I found a version of it here in the Index of /menaie/feed.
It seems to install on the Sharp rom, but it doesn't load up.

C1000/3x00 General discussions / Blank Screen On Sl-c1000
« on: February 26, 2007, 12:44:56 pm »
I had my C1000 on the charger all night.
It was working fine before I turned it off.
I took it off the charger this morning and turned it on, and the screen lit briefly then went blank.
I tried the on/off button a few times.
I tried removing/installing the battery and rebooting a couple times.
Nothing worked.

Then I plugged the charger in and the screen came on.
Unplug the charger, the screen goes off.
Plug it in, the screen comes on.

Then I restored the last backup I had made with backup/restore, and it has worked perfect ever since.
After all that, the battery showed 100%, so it wasn't a dead battery.

Does anyone have any idea what might have been going on with it?


Software / Is It Possible Add A Desktop Item To The Tray?
« on: February 10, 2007, 02:59:08 pm »
I have a desktop application that I want to always be able to readily access, namely this one
Can anyone tell me if it's possible to have the icon also appear in the tray at all times so it's always available?


Software / Implementing Style Sheets In Opera 7.55
« on: February 07, 2007, 12:51:44 pm »
I've been very successful in creating site-specific style sheets in Firefox (for windows) using the Stylish extension.
Now I'm trying to implement site-specific style sheets in Opera on the Zaurus.

In opera.ini I have
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Local CSS File=/home/QtPalmtop/opera/styles/pda.cssI created pda.css in that directory and added an @import url in it to import a site-specifc css file in the same directory.
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@import url("tyrannazaurus-forum.css");This is the contents of tyrannazaurus-forum.css (code taken directly from Stylish).
My intent is to remove the sidebar and extend the posts width when reading posts.
This code works perfect with Firefox.
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@namespace url(;

@-moz-document url-prefix(""),                        url-prefix("") {

/* remove the sidebar */
#sidebar { display: none !important; }

/* change the width of posts */
.comment, .form-item { margin: 0px -160px 0px 0px !important; }
I think the @-moz (for mozilla) needs to be replaced with @-o (for opera),
but I have tried all kinds of combinations and nothing has worked.

If anyone has any info on how to use style sheets in Opera on the Zaurus, I would appreciate the help.
My OS setup is in my sig.


Sharp ROMs / Resize Root Partition And Keep File System Intact
« on: January 28, 2007, 12:11:30 pm »
Content of this post removed.
The procedure resulted in a serious error.

C1000/3x00 General discussions / How To Make Sd 2nd Partition Auto-mount?
« on: December 30, 2006, 01:41:14 pm »
Here's my scenario:

I fdisk'd my SD Card to make two partitions.
> Partition 1 - formatted as fat16 ( fdisk type 6 -- mkfs.msdos /dev/mmcda1 )
> Partition 2 - formatted as ext2 ( fdisk type 83 -- mkfs.ext2 /dev/mmcda2 )

I created /mnt/card2

In /etc/fstab I have these entries for the sd card:
(the first line is original, the second line I added)
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/dev/mmcda1  /mnt/card  auto  noauto,owner 0 0
/dev/mmcda2  /mnt/card2  auto  noauto,owner 0 0
When the card is inserted, partition 1 auto-mounts fine, but partition 2 will not auto-mount.

But in console
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# mount /dev/mmcda2 /mnt/card2will mount partition 2.

So obviously there is something else I have to do to make partition 2 auto-mount.

Also when I remove the card, Partition 1 auto-unmounts, but I have to unmount partition 2 using the console.

If anyone can help with this, I would greatly appreciate it.


General Discussion / Look >> The Most Users Ever Online Was Today
« on: December 24, 2006, 09:43:24 pm »
The most users ever online was 191 as of today.
I guess that shows how much the OESF Forums was missed while it was being moved.
Thanks to the OESF Team for all your hard work and for an awesome forum.

Happy holidays everyone

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