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Gemini PDA - French / Clavier suisse é et è
« on: June 10, 2018, 02:42:57 am »
Pour info générale: il y a une petite erreur d'impression sur le clavier suisse (clavier qui a les caractères français et allemands): la touche L indique le E accent grave alors que ce devrait être l'accent aigu.

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Gemini PDA - Hardware / Swiss Keyboard, è should be é
« on: June 10, 2018, 02:26:00 am »
I received my gemini last wednesday. I ordered the swiss keyboard layout. There appear to be a tiny problem with the keys on that keyboard layout: there are 2 keys with e grave (È). The one under “L” should be e acute (É).

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Angstrom & OpenZaurus / 3.5.2 And C700, Some Remarks
« on: December 10, 2004, 04:45:02 pm »
OK. Now that I have the right kernel, 3.5.2 works reasonably well on my C700. Setting up wifi and wep was actually easy (but one needs to eject and reinsert the card for wep to be active the first time). I still have the following issues, though (in no particular order):

-setting the time from the network is 1 hour wrong (I am in Berlin time zone, it may be linked to the pb of "world time zones")
-package manager often hangs the machine, especially after mulitple installs (memory leak?)
-installing to a place different than root (I installed to /home) often results in incomplete simlinks (I think somebody should sit and take the time to think about a better solution than those simlinks all over the place, they seem to cause 90% of thee bad installs...)
-konqueror appears unable to initiate a ssh session (I think, it hangs on pages which I think require encryption). On the plus side, konqueror is impressively fast.

More reports coming as I'll continue testing if somebody is interested...

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Oz 3.5.2 Tests On C-700
« on: December 05, 2004, 04:03:24 pm »
OK, I just tried OZ 3.5.2 on my C-700, and to make a long story short (3.5.1 was not usable, 3.1 was usable on my 5500, etc...), these are my main problems:

-each time I put the C-700 to sleep using the back button (not the menu), I come to an endless loop when I switch it back on (problem already present in 3.5.1). Each time I switch the machine on (back from sleep), there is a seconds long pause, at the end of this pause the machine switches back to sleep (when it was switched off using the button). It looks like the "off" keypress is put in a buffer that is not cleared before sleep, and is read back once the machines awakes from sleep (note this is how it LOOKS LIKE, I have no idea if such a buffer exists).

-installing packages using the graphical interface does not work (packages do not appear in the tabs)

-I don't see how to use my wireless network card. I would like to use wep, see no menu to enter it. ifconfig does not report a wl interface when the card is in.

-I don't see how to use ppp via IR (for internet access via my Nokia phone).

Admitedly, this was just a quick test, but those sticking points prevent me using the machine for much more than a quick test anyway. And reading the other posts here, it does not seem that everything is really smooth...  

This being said, I feel horribly sorry because OZ is a volunteer effort and I am here complaining. Let me thank all of you for your efforts, if it were only Sharp I would not have bought the machine at all (I don't read japanese), so...    A few positive notes: datebook read my appointments (from tkcalendar) without problems, the slider for the backlight is really cool, dito for the battery icon.

I also installed 3.5.2 on the old 5500, but did not test it. I noticed that when booting, the C-700 reverts to 1/1/1970 (mild nuisance), the 5500 does not.

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