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Debian / Running Xdm Breaks Menu And Mice Buttons In Icewm
« on: February 08, 2008, 09:39:31 pm »
Anyone any idea how to fix this one... and Fn + left/right to swap vt's ???
my C3000 is almost-so-close to perfect now ;-)

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Cdrecord Ipkg Available - Backup ?
« on: March 14, 2006, 03:11:06 pm »
Couldn't find ipk for this so built it... needed to build (binary if needed in future) first

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ipk contains;
/dev/sg0 (needed by cdrecord itself)

cdda2wav* devdump*  isodump*  isovfy*   mkisofs*  scgcheck*
cdrecord* isodebug* isoinfo*  mkhybrid@ readcd*   skel*

for my dvd writer I needed to manually create /dev/sr0... your device might be different ???
mknod /dev/sr0 b 11 0
basic function is...
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mkisofs -J -r -o test.iso Images/
mount -t iso9660 -o ro,loop test.iso /mnt/scratch (to verify)
umount /mnt/scratch
cdrecord -scanbus
cdrecord -v speed=2 dev=0,0,0 -data test.iso (dev numbers should be from output of last cmd)
mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom (to verify)

with above cmd I have sucessfully written a 20mb cdr at an average x3 speed in a couple of jiffies. Being honest though, this is the first time I've written a cd on linux so the above can probably be done much better/quicker.

...before any of you ask WHY...  because my c3000 can
there is also an idea behind this... wouldn't it be nice to have a script that would backup/restore pdaxrom with cdrw/dvdrw... ok it'd take ages but it would be nice and simple... I'm wondering whether there's enough ooomph... power, it's a technical term  in my Z to enable me to do all this in one step ????

If anyone has any practical ideas how to achieve this then please post.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Xbattle Strategy Game Available
« on: March 13, 2006, 06:25:12 pm »
I've got xbattle-ai working which is a damn fine realtime strategy game. (man page here).

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The panel menu provided uses tck/tk to enable easy setup of games. Tk on my c3000 was missing the link from wish8.4 so you'll need to;

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cd /usr/bin
ln -s wish8.4 wish
there's also a shellscript in /usr/local/bin/ if you don't want overhead of having tcl/tk installed.

The ipk drops 2 readme files in /home/root cos there's a lot of options and settings to be played with if you want, it's very configurable
Game works with AI or networked (although I haven't tested networking yet) - have a read of docs and manpage above.

There's a campaign option in the tk interface but the script can't find the files - they are installed so this will be easy to fix but I don't have the time right now (it's late & I've got to work tomorrow) so feel free to post a fix if you know tcl
The tcl has however been tweaked to give a map that fits the zaurus well by default.

There are other campaigns/tutorial etc in /usr/local/bin/xb_* /usr/local/bin/gauntletCampaign and /usr/local/share/xbattle/
try them and/or read the docs to get these working.
There's also a sound package available which is 1.4mb of wav files... I'll package that up if anyone is interested.

This is my first ipk so please feel free to point out anything you might have done better.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Usb Mouse Question
« on: March 12, 2006, 10:49:17 am »
Sorry if this has already been answered but I can't find one ...

I have a microsoft usb wireless mouse (usb dongle)...
starting X with -mouse /dev/input/mouse0 leaves me with a pointer that will only
go up and down when moving mouse left and right. There is no horizontal action
(you know what I mean  - anyone come across this before or able to suggest a
fix ? Everything appears fine looking through dmesg etc ???
I have confirmed mouse works on laptop etc and a wired usb mouse works fine on
the zaurus ?

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Mplayer Frontend Plus Bvdd Question
« on: February 25, 2006, 05:24:06 am »
Someone mentioed it before (not sure which thread though), pymp ( works great as an mplayer frontend - you'll need pyhton-shell and python-netclient installed to use it (and make to compile/install). Also, with a bit of playing, rox-desktop will play with mplayer straight from rox.
for info my .mplayer/config contains;

... now for my question...
when I first installed pdaxrom (which is just bloody wonderful btw , bvdd was working fine and movies played fast and wonderfully... however I did something (can't work out what though) and bvdd will no longer load - moans about tainting the kernel, then init_module: Device or resource busy... no bvdd module = no -vo bvdd for mplayer, sadly -vo sdl is nowhere near as good.
I have checked through all ipk's I've installed since it went wrong and can't see anything that would affect bvdd... I have also gone through every version of bvdd I can find - manually extracted bvdd.o and tried to load that in case I'd accidentally overwritten it but no joy...
so... can someone explain why bvdd has broken for me or at worst please suggest a fix because bvdd is just so much better than sdl for video.

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