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Security and Networking / A Zaurus Mystery
« on: March 08, 2005, 05:59:10 pm »
I just came back from Hong Kong and my 6000 can't get on the network in coffee shops in HK nor the T-mobile network in SFO. I was very dissapointed. I was able to get on to T-mobile in Annapolis, maryland last year though.

Also found a strange thing today that the IrDA on my 6000 will not work with the IrDA port on my 2nd cell phone (SHARP GZ100). Borrowing my collegue's nokia phone, it worked with both Sharp product. What the heck is going on with Sharp?!!!!

Frank Wong

Security and Networking / New Bluetooth Drivers
« on: February 14, 2005, 11:30:31 am »
Ok, it's working now. All I did was eject the Bluetooth card and reinserted again. Work just like before and the card is flush with the Z.

However, the resume is not working. Even tried it one more time and same result. Have to re-insert the card everytime I power the Z off.


Security and Networking / New Bluetooth Drivers
« on: February 13, 2005, 09:28:52 pm »

Thanks for your effort to bring Bluetooth to Zaurus.

I had SL-6000 in stock Sharp ROM and Ambicom (old one) working with the old package. Just got a Socket N CF card lately and try to make it work with the new pacakge but didn;t quite work. The Z went as far as "connecting" (after "initialing modem") but never made the "connected" status. The phone (Siemens S56) also shows they were connecting so I think I am pretty close.

I also misplaced my Ambicom card so I have no way to test if that card will work with the new package. Where should I look to make the Socket card work with the new package?



6000 - Tosa / GPS and the 6000L
« on: November 01, 2004, 11:12:19 pm »
I tried the Delorme USB GPS before but didn;t work. Zaurus think it's a HID device. I later read in some GPS forums that the Delorme somehow "cheated" in their config.

Frank W

6000 - Tosa / USB HD attached to Z!
« on: August 25, 2004, 09:52:17 pm »

In using the Archos 20GB HDD do you use it without any external power?  I plug mine in and dmesg complains of errors saying that maybe i have a bad cable.  If it plug it into a powered hub then I am able to use it without problems.  

This drive isn't much use as a portable media if I have to have external power for it all the time.
The drive is powered purely by the Z. That's the beauty of it.

BTW, I think I saw it on sale this week in Circuit City for $149. The price is coming down...

Frank W

Security and Networking / Pretec WiFi CF does not work with 5500
« on: August 07, 2004, 09:36:49 pm »

My Pretec wifi card stops working with my SL5500. I created an account to connect to router but it just says "initializing" and then "Network Offline". My 6000 works with the Netgear router right away with the same setting so it cannot be the router.

When I plug it in my XP laptop, it takes a while for the card to connect and frequently drops off. Seems like the card should be working too.

Can anyone tell me how to troubleshoot it?


Frank W

6000 - Tosa / USB HD attached to Z!
« on: July 06, 2004, 09:22:00 am »
Is correct, sounds plausible.  But the 20-GB-Arkdisk you could recommend to me?

The 20G works for me just and I was very glad I bought it. Again, no affiliation to the manufacturer nor the merchant :-)


6000 - Tosa / USB HD attached to Z!
« on: July 05, 2004, 09:53:08 am »
So the Arkdisk with 40 GB storage does also work with the Zaurus!?
Haven't tried it myself. I suspect the 40G one will require just a bit more power to start up. With the size of the Arcdisk, IMHO, I would rather carry two then to risk of the bigger one doesn;t work.


6000 - Tosa / USB HD attached to Z!
« on: June 22, 2004, 08:17:54 pm »
I haven't really tried out the battery life with the drive attached at full times yet but casual use should not drain the batteries too badly.


General Discussion / SL6000 Early adopters?
« on: June 12, 2004, 09:24:18 pm »

I use both IR and Bluetooth to use GPRS since my cell phone supports both. For IR, just create an network connection using Dial-up (IR), use the carrier-specific setting and you should have no problem. Bluetooth offers the benefit of not needing line of site. You will need a bluetooth CF card and the Bluez package. There is a detail how-to in the \"HOW-TO\" section of this website. Both can be done using the stock SHARP ROM.


6000 - Tosa / USB HD attached to Z!
« on: June 12, 2004, 09:20:48 am »
Quick update before I have to go out:

MP3 and MPEG-4 avis works directly from the HD. catch: neither Sharp mediaplayer nor Dr Z Video player search for items in /mnt/usbstorage. So I have to go to document tab and click on the files so their default applications will open them.

MP3 sounds no different playingf from SD. I detect a slight slow down on avi payback compared with my 512 SD. Then I tried a 720x480 30fps mpeg-2 and it was really bad as expected. I highly doubt if the processor can play that kind of video even from internal memory. I will need to convert some mpeg-2 to 320x240 @15fps to see it will work.


General Discussion / SL6000 Early adopters?
« on: June 12, 2004, 08:42:58 am »

I bought my 6000 about two month ago and is jsut getting happier and happier. But i don;t run Linux on my desktop so I really can\'t help you with the second part of the questions.

But I start to do so much more with my Z after upgrading from 5500 to 6000: GPS navigation, web sufring on GPRS and now an external HDD (see thread in 6000 hardware forum). If now only someone can make a nice software to use the new Convergentech CF GSM/GPRS card....


6000 - Tosa / USB HD attached to Z!
« on: June 12, 2004, 08:35:59 am »
The Archos 20G HDD is avaible at lot of places,, etc. I bought mine @ compuplus becasue newegg is currently out of stock till next week. Compuplus is cheapest anyway @$151 but you have to pay $14.95 for 2nd day shipping. In the end, it was still worth it because I ordered on Wednesday night and it arrived Friday morning. BTW, no affiliation to any of the above.

I am attching the HDD directly to the USB port of SL6000. Z recognize it right away. The cable I used is something I got from Staples which was discussed in other threads before.

Archos advertised the foot print of the HDD is smaller than a floppy drive. It\'snot till I saw it in person that I realized how small it is. Imagine two to three floppy disk stacked on top of each other and it\'s smaller than that.

I want to test to see if I can watch a Mepg-2 movie from it directly. If it\'s successful, I don;t have to go through the lengthly process of converting movies to avi again.


6000 - Tosa / USB HD attached to Z!
« on: June 11, 2004, 11:46:28 pm »
Just received my Archos ArkDisk 20G HDD tonight. Plugged into Z, mount /dev/sda1 and viola.... 20G of storage without external power!!!

First snag I hit is when I try to back up my 256M SD into the drive(by cp -R) and it hanged the Z. Don;t want to ocerload the Z, I hooked up the hard drive to my PC and copy the disk through a card reader. It gave me a lot of errors and keeps on crashing. So the culprit might be the crappy 256M Sandisk SD card I have instead of HDD.

So the disk is still awaitng further test but I am very encouraged by what I saw tonight.


Accessories / Connecting CF GPS to 6000L
« on: June 11, 2004, 08:28:46 pm »
I bought an accessory for my (BT) Pharos GPS to use it as CF GPS. After searching the forum and,I installed the serial_cs module, did a modprobe and was able to see the module running. However, gpsd -p /dev/ttyS3 -s 4800 followed by qpegps doesn\'t work.

Any suggestions?



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