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Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Crossword - Where To Get Crossword Files That Work
« on: February 03, 2005, 08:49:42 pm »
I've installed the crosswords game from the Opie feed, but I have no idea where to find crossword files for free.

If someone knows where, please tell me.

If you have some free ones, please host them somewhere.

Thanks everyone,

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / What Is This Error: Cannot Find Font Definition..
« on: January 30, 2005, 02:40:07 am »
Can someone please tell me what this error means?

Cannot find font definition file /usr/local/qt-embedded/lib/fonts/fontdir - is $QTDIR set correctly?

I've installed some apps and this is what I get when I try to run them at the command line.


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Which Packages Are Extra Fonts?
« on: January 29, 2005, 09:51:20 pm »
I can't seem to figure out which packages in 3.5.2 are extra fonts.  Can someone please tell me which ones to install to get extra fonts?

Right now the only fonts I have are Fixed and Vera and I would like more choices.


Here's the situation:

I have a file called MyZSafe (no extension) that is my ZSafe saved database.  I would like it to open up in ZSafe from the Doctab when I tap on it.  Of course, when I tap on it (it's icon is a ?) I get a message that OZ does not know what to do with a document of type application/octet-stream.

Fair enough.  Obviously there is some connection not made.  So after reading posts about mime types and .desktop files I thought I would try something.  First, note, that there is currently no .desktop file in the directory with my MyZSafe file.

So here's what I did:  I opened /etc/mime.types in vi and added the line:  application/zsafe zsafe to the beginning of the file.  Then I renamed my MyZSafe file to MyZSafe.zsafe

Sure enough, after restarting Opie I get the MyZSafe icon in the Doctab to have a ZSafe icon and when I tap it it opens in ZSafe.  But (and this is what sucks) as soon as I do that I get a second MyZSafe icon in the Doctab and sure enough, a MyZSafe.desktop file has been created in the directory that holds the MyZSafe file.

So, what I would like to know is:

1.  How do I fix my scenario?  (I would like only one icon for the MyZSafe file in the Doctab and I would like it to open in ZSafe when I tap it.)

2.  Where can I read about exactly how these .desktop files and mime.types all work?  

3.  (And further to #2, I noticed that a .desktop file for an application icon and one for a document icon are structured differently.  Is there info on exactly what goes into each type of .desktop file somwhere?)

Thanks everyone.


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Where Are The 3.5.2 Release Notes?
« on: December 15, 2004, 12:55:37 am »
I've tried to follow the link in the ReleaseNotes message on the feed, but it seems broken.

Where are the release notes for 3.5.2?  I want to see what was fixed before I re-flash.


General Discussion / e-books - where to get them
« on: November 04, 2004, 07:08:13 pm »
Hey all.

I don't know if I just suck with google these days, but it seems every site I've tried after googling "free e-book" appears to take me in the equivalent of a porn-site loop but with e-book sites!

Can anyone tell me where a good place to get some good (free or pay or both) e-books might be?  It would be nice if they weren't all Charles Dickens (no offence, Charles).


Mac Issues / Open Embedded on Mac OS X
« on: November 04, 2004, 03:53:58 pm »
Is it possible to install the Open Embedded compilation environment (tool chains, etc.) on Mac OS X?

Anyone done it?



General Discussion / Z locks up when I turn it on quite often - why?
« on: November 03, 2004, 11:41:44 pm »
One thing I've noticed is that many times (and I've flashed about 10 times so I can't blame this particular installation instance) when I go to turn the Z on (using the On/Off/Cancel button) the Z screen turns on and shows me my launcher--sometimes with the light on and sometimes with the light off--but then I can't do anything.

In fact, it seems the only way to recover from this is to flick the Normal Op/Rep Battery switch on the back and let it reboot.

This happens about every 3rd time I turn it on.

Sometimes I have to do a hard reset (cases when the screen turns on with no light and no responsiveness).

I am running a 5500 with OZ 3.5.1.  Could this be an OZ thing?  Or an Opie thing?  Or is it a Z thing?

Is this related to the double-reset bug (which supposedly is temporarily cured by suspending then turning back on--clearly not what's happening here as it's on a resume from suspend that it goes wonky)?

Thanks all.  I hope there is  a cure that I just haven't found yet.


Software / opie-sheet - how do I import .xls?
« on: November 01, 2004, 11:49:33 pm »
Where do I put the .xls file that I want opie-sheet to import?

I put it in Documents/applications/opie-sheet but doing an Import Excel File doesn't list anything.


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / mp3 skips and blips in XMMS w/OZ 3.5.1 on 5500
« on: November 01, 2004, 05:38:04 pm »
I've installed XMMS out of the OZ 3.5.1 feed on my SL-5500.  When playing MP3's I get quite a few skips.

It reminds me of when I was playing MP3's on my old Pentium 75.

Can anyone offer suggestions to fix this?  Or is it simply that the processor on the 5500 is too slow?  Or could it be XMMS?


I'm new to the Z world, and one of the things that drew me to it was seeing screenshots of Zaurus Unit Convertor online.  I need this app daily.

BUT!  I'm running OZ 3.5.1 and of course I have to makecompat ZUC to use it.  

Well, apparently this buggers up some floating point math or something and therefore renders ZUC unusable (none of the numbers/math works!).

So, if someone would like to make a nice little unit conversion program--with Pressure and Speed and Distance and Temperature (the ones I use the most) that would be so kind--especially Pressure (and if you want to add CFM to L/s that would be great, too!)


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Opie PIM - where is data stored?
« on: October 31, 2004, 06:40:33 pm »
Where do the Opie PIM apps store their data?

Can they be directed to store the data on SD instead?


edit: removed a comment caused by my ignorance and clarified

Software / Zaurus Unit Converter
« on: October 30, 2004, 04:23:04 pm »
Has anyone installed ZUC?

I can run it, but the units don't convert right and I can't reach the program's author.

Does anyone have any ideas?

This sounds silly, but this little app was a factor that drew me to the Zaurus.


Software / Opie Reader - won't run - get this error msg
« on: October 30, 2004, 02:37:08 pm »
When I try to run Opie Reader it doesn't launch.

Running it from the command line gives me:

opie-reader: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I've installed opie-reader to my SD card.  Is there another package I need to install?


Software / Tetrix - which keys to play?
« on: October 30, 2004, 02:34:14 pm »
Which keys are used to play Tetrix on a 5500?

I tried to install something called opie-tetrix-help-en hoping it would be some kind of help file (I'm new at this) but it won't even install because it says I need opie-help-en (which I can't find in the OZ 3.5.1 feeds).

So I need to know which keys to use to play the game (and if that help file is really a help file).


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