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C1000/3x00 General discussions / Nand Backup To Sd Card Problems.
« on: January 09, 2006, 05:29:00 am »
I'm having trouble getting a nand backup working

I've got a 256mb , 512mb and 1gig sd card in front of me

all formatted to FAT (16).

when I try to do a nand backup it says "can not initialize SD" , the service page under sd also fails.

However if I boot the zaurus up as normal it will recognize the card!

Any ideas coz I'm confused!

C1000/3x00 General discussions / Updating Your Zaurus Sl-c3100?
« on: January 04, 2006, 04:09:43 am »
I've got an sl-c3100 and I've seen that on the support site theres updates but theres no english translation available for the page some I'm unsure if I need the updates and if I do how to install them! Is there anyone out there whos already done it, and if so are the steps documented anywhere?

C1000/3x00 General discussions / Scl-3100 Lan Adaptor Help
« on: October 21, 2005, 05:05:41 pm »
i have a Sitecom LN-013 (RTL8150 chipset) adaptor

i've installed the netswitch package from meanies site.

i plug the device in and plug the cable in and although the 100 light is set green eth0 doesn't register as active under ifconfig...

when i do an lsmod the rtl18150-1 driver isnt loaded

i did an insmod rtl18150-1 and it brought itself up!

so it looks like i'm going to have to start it by hand .

anyone know what i need to edit to fix this!?!?!?!

C1000/3x00 General discussions / Bluetooth Gprs C3100 And Se W800i
« on: October 18, 2005, 06:28:30 pm »
Hi guys,

I'm hoping someone can help here...

I've installed all the required bits and bats to get bluetooth working on the C3100.

I've been able to get my phone (sony w800i) to see my zaurus.

My phones GPRS settings are correct and i've followed everything to the letter on this site

my issue comes down to this...

if i supply the:

 +CGDCONT =1,"IP","apn.address"

into the dialup(bluetooth) module , modem tab init string field

and try to connect I can see that blue tooth traffic is beggining but the modem does not initialize it just eventually times out after hanging on initializing...

however if this string is actually left as


the phones modem is invoked and the connecting splash screen is shown, the zaurus says connected but the phone then drops out with an error saying the configuration settings are wrong and thus the gprs is not established.

I've tried hand editing the scripts for this to see if i can get any further but i'm completely stuck.

some sites have suggested changing the dial string to

*99***1# where 1 is the CID and leave the modem string blank but this doesn't work either. The ATZ is required as far as I can see to invoke the modem but after that I'll be f*cked if I can work out whats happening!

If anyone can help i'd appriciate it


C1000/3x00 General discussions / C3x00 Phone Tools?
« on: October 18, 2005, 03:32:12 am »

I've recently got USB bluetooth working on my Zaurus SL-C3100 as I bought the UH-3000 usb cable and installed all the Bluez packages .

I have a sony W800i and I've successfully managed to set up a link between the devices.

I'm now looking for SMS & Phone book software if there is any? Either for X11 or Qtopia , if not I might be able to compile something with the cross compiler etc.....

C1000/3x00 General discussions / Anyone Have Success Setting Up Pptp
« on: October 11, 2005, 06:18:54 pm »
i've manage to get a copy of pptp but im having no success in getting it to work it doesnt log anything ANYWHERE as far as I can tell that says if or what or why it failed!

Has anyone managed to get this running on their Z?

C1000/3x00 General discussions / Best Way To Backup Your Zaurus?
« on: October 04, 2005, 05:00:49 am »
SOrry if this is already discussed around here i've just not found anything in my brief search this morning!

I've just about got my Z'd nicely setup! thing is i'd like to make a "snapshot" of it incase of some kind of technical fuckup as its taken me and ages to get everything sat on there nicely, i'd rather not go through the configuration stage again!

So what the best way to backup the ENTIRE Z'd? is it possible someone must have done something...


C1000/3x00 General discussions / Firefox Temp Directory Tip
« on: September 14, 2005, 04:46:48 am »

I finally got a wifi card working on my zaurus and started playing with firefox

straight away when i came to download something i ran out of space .

its basically because it tries to write files to /tmp !

the way to change that setting is to..

start firefox

in the uri bar type about:config this will bring up the firefox tunables.

in the filter bar bellow type applications.tmp_dir or tmp_dir

it should bring up the setting as follows

application.tmp_dir type string value /tmp
double tap this line and change it to say /hdd3 or where ever you have space (flash drive sdcard).

and away you go , it'll now store all tmp files there before completing the download to the correct directory .

C1000/3x00 General discussions / C3100 Gcc 2.95.2 Little Help...
« on: September 12, 2005, 10:48:17 am »

 Problems yet again for me . I've managed to get Java installed on my Zaurus and I turned my focus to gcc , everything is mounted properly but when I go to compile a test application I get cannot find -lc.

I did some digging on this and found out that this is because of not having the static library to link to.

The solution is to use libc_nonshared.a in a file called as follows

Group(/path/ /path/libc_nonshared.a);

thing is I can't find libc_nonshared.a on my device, so I'm assuming its a download from elsewhere and unfortunately I can't seem to find it!

Can anyone help here? does anyone have what I'm looking for?

C1000/3x00 General discussions / San-disk Wi-fi Card Sdwcfb-128-768
« on: September 09, 2005, 07:28:55 am »
Hi I was given a SanDisk SDWCFB-128-768 card, its the compact flash card with the 128 Meg onboard. I've had a look around but it only seems to suggest that the card works on OpenZaurus.

Does it work with the stock rom or do you have to do some monking around as I inserted it into the zaurus and it doesn't work.

C1000/3x00 General discussions / Trying To Find Cramfs
« on: September 08, 2005, 06:15:30 am »
does anyone have a copy of mkcramfs.tar.gz or cramfs-1.1 as mentioned on meanies site as I can't find a copy anywhere and my zaurus doesn't have a net conneciton yet....

anyway thanks in advance.

C1000/3x00 General discussions / C3100 Xmms Playback
« on: August 31, 2005, 05:10:33 am »

I installed XMMS on my Zaurus SL-C3100 yesterday, I tried to play an MP3 through it but unfortunately it played about 1 second if that and then the audio cut out and you couldn't hear anything but the odd click. To me it sounds like its trying to play the file but isn't making it.

My questions are

1. can the Zaurus handle XMMS?
2. If so does anyone have it running?
3. If you do what version are you using and where did you get it from/
4. did you have to change anything for it to work?

I'm trying to get as much stuff as I can into X/QT if I can't do it then its not a problem I'd just like to have XMMS working .

Software / Debian Install Help.
« on: August 23, 2005, 08:30:43 am »

I'm trying to install debian workstation onto my sl-c3100 i've been looking at

but i've had a few problems, I'd like to query part of the install.

# zcat zaurus-debian-big-v0.17.tgz | tar xvf - -C /hdd3/debroot

shouldn't I already be root as the tar seems to try to make lost of nodes and links etc?

i followed these instructions but couldn't get debian to work

I've also tried installing debian from the instructions on this part of the same site.

i downloaded all the relavant files and tried to install the debian package via its script. This too doesn't work, if I drop to the command line and try startd it claims that it can't find icewm-session which looks like a pathing issue during the install.

I'd really like to get all this working properly as it looks really good. Any help or pointers appriciated. I'm still really new to the zaurus but im not new to linux.

C1000/3x00 General discussions / Newbie: And His Sl-c3100 + Questions!
« on: August 19, 2005, 02:45:57 pm »
right i bought a SL-C3100 on impulse as it looked sooooo damn good.

I've been a bit to busy with work to do a lot of the background reading so I'm starting a bit on the backfoot. So I have a few questions for hardcore Zaurus users. And I hope you can answer them

1. Is it worth installing a different O/S - OpenZaurus / OpenBSD , I've read one thread that suggests that OpenZaurus isn't stable enough to bother installing and as for the BSD port I'm unsure of its usefulness. So Advice etc welcome.

2. Wheres the best place to find english support, my PDA was converted to english for me but from what i've seen already theres not much support after that. So wheres the best place to find ROMS patches etc.

2. Whats the best GUI frontend for the Zaurus? I've seen 2 that work with OpenZaurus but can you change the default QT one as its a bit naff.

3. Wheres the best place to find compilers, network tools and the like? I'm hoping to find at least a C/C++ compiler , hopefully perl , not essential but java would be useful and any serious networking tools would be useful as well.

All help and pointers are greatly recieved.

Thanks in advance


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