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For Sale / Wanted / For Sale: C750
« on: September 20, 2010, 04:19:14 pm »

For Sale / Wanted / For Sale: C750
« on: January 25, 2010, 01:40:41 pm »
Hi everyone.
I'm looking at selling my C750 (the thin one with the black screen). It's been great, but I now need to merge my PDA and phone. Hopefully the N900 is as open as everyone says it is. Otherwise I might go for an Android phone.

It's in great condition, apart from a tiny piece of plastic missing from around the stylus hole (this does not have any real negative impact on usage). It comes with:
- US charger + UK adapter
- USB cable
- 2 batteries (the original is probably near-dead by now, but the other is fairly new)
- Pilot Pentopia extending stylus (WORTH EVERY PENNY)
- Spectrum CF WiFi card
- Maybe some other SD/CF cards
- I might actually have the box and manuals around somewhere. If anyone is interested I'll see if I can find them.

I imported this from Japan about 3 years ago- it cost me over £250 in the end.

The question is, how much is it worth now? I noticed there hasn't been a Zaurus on ebay for months if not years now, so supply is limited, but is there still a demand, or is everyone else also going for the new Linux based phones?

Is anyone interested in this, and how much would you pay for it? I would prefer to ship within the UK if possible, but I will consider other destinations.


Cxx0 Hardware / Battery Life
« on: August 11, 2007, 09:51:29 am »
With a couple of reconditioning cycles I'm up to about an hour with wifi and 2 hours without. What should I be getting?

Cxx0 Hardware / Battery Life
« on: August 10, 2007, 04:45:46 pm »
How long does the battery last on your zaurus if you leave it on (with and without wifi running)?
I'm mainly interested in the C750, but I'd like to see how the other models compare.

With wifi I can barely get 30 minutes on mine, and even without an hour is pushing it. Is it worth buying a new battery or is battery life generally a problem for zaurii?

What difference does under-clocking make?


For Sale / Wanted / Wanted: Large Battery And Cover
« on: August 07, 2007, 12:00:49 pm »
You really, definitely need to be plugged into AC if you want to pull the battery and don't want a reboot, it's not magic
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Well when it's suspended only the RAM needs power so it wouldn't be difficult to do.

For Sale / Wanted / Wanted: Large Battery And Cover
« on: August 02, 2007, 09:07:25 am »
Hmm- that's a lot of money for a plastic cover.

Am I supposed to be able to change the battery in my Zaurus when it is suspended (i.e. without having to reboot) or do I have to connect external power?

For Sale / Wanted / Wanted: Large Battery And Cover
« on: July 30, 2007, 09:39:13 am »
So I finally managed to get a C series Zaurus from Ironically, just a few weeks later about 5 C-series zaurii come up on ebay UK, including 2 C750s which went for half the price I paid for mine and came with accessories as well.

I think the battery on mine is not as good as it should be, so I need a replacement. I'm thinking of trying to get the large battery, such as the C760 and C860 has, but where can I get one, and more importantly, where can I get the cover for it?


Sharp ROMs / Ka/pi Ko/pi Irda Sync
« on: July 19, 2007, 10:43:13 am »
Oh joy of joys- kammu in the desktop world is a KDE frontend to gammu, not the pi-sync modified version of gammu. That's making google searches much less helpful.

Sharp ROMs / Ka/pi Ko/pi Irda Sync
« on: July 17, 2007, 04:22:08 pm »
Amazing. I've managed to get irda working on my laptop. My 6230i works perfectly with gammu (v1.08) via irda on there. Using exactly the same config (model = 6820, connection = irda, port = /dev/ircomm) it doesn't work with kammu (forked from gammu v0.97) on my Z. So I managed to find ordinary gammu (v1.05) for my Z. That works perfectly.

So unless something major changed between gammu v0.97 and v1.05, whatever they did with kammu has broken it.

Any suggestions anyone?
Are we using the latest version of kammu?

How will ka/pi react if I replace the kammu executable with the working gammu one?
EDIT: Not very well by the looks of it. Got segmentation faults until I gave it a config file, but now kapi dies for some reason.

Sharp ROMs / Ipkg Confused- Again
« on: July 16, 2007, 05:56:22 pm »
Sorted- /usr/lib/ipkg/status (or in my case /mnt/card/usr/lib/ipkg/status). Any entries with "not-installed" will be asked for again. They can be safely removed.


Sharp ROMs / Ka/pi Ko/pi Irda Sync
« on: July 16, 2007, 07:41:23 am »
I'm trying to sync ka/pi and ko/pi on my C750 with my phone via irda. I want to get all the contacts off my 9500 and then setup syncing with my 6230i (both Nokia). I'm running it in konsole to get more info, but that's not being very helpful.

If I don't start any irda services (via "irattach /dev/ttyS1", "/etc/rc.d/irda start" or via the settings application), then ka/pi waits for a while and then says that the device timed out. This makes sense, since /dev/ircomm is being specified as the device, not /dev/ttyS1, so irattach needs to be running to connect ircomm to the actual device.

If I do start irattach, it instantly says "Error opening device. Unknown/busy or no permissions."- which looks like it can't open /dev/ircomm. But, /dev/ircomm is owned by user "zaurus" anyway (with 700 perms) and chmodding to 777 makes no difference. fuser /dev/ircomm shows nothing is using it. The phones both show up correctly in /proc/net/irda/discovery.

It doesn't matter which phone I try it with. It doesn't matter if I leave the model setting in ka/pi blank or put in 6310 or 9500 or 6230- same result every time.

So I'm stuck. IrDA is one of those things I have spent lots and lots of time configuring on various systems and know plenty about, but always always have problems with and far too often can never fix them (I can't actually get IrDA working at all on my laptop- everything attaches to the the device but nothing comes out of the LED- but that's another story).

If anyone has managed to get ka/pi and/or ko/pi to sync via irda please make yourself known- along with the settings you used.

I would probably be able to get much further with gammu or gnokki directly, but those packages aren't available (then again they've been modified in ka/pi anyway).


Sharp ROMs / Ipkg Confused- Again
« on: July 13, 2007, 08:03:32 am »
That's fixed it, thanks.

Now I have another problem. It suspended half way through trying to install some packages, and so failed. Now every time I run ipkg it asks me if I want to install them. But I'm suspicious they will end up in the wrong place and it asks me even if I explicitly tell it to install one of them (it then installs it twice). How do I get it to stop asking me?


Sharp ROMs / Ipkg Confused- Again
« on: July 12, 2007, 06:11:58 pm »
Please could someone explain how cacko is setup regarding permissions and security- especially regarding ipkg.

I set a root password as soon as I had installed Cacko. I then wanted to install some software. The graphical tool 1. sucks, and 1b. crashed, so I gave up and used the command line ipkg- which I prefer anyway. As expected, the command line ipkg can't do anything as a normal user due to a lack of permissions. So I ran it as root. Fine. I installed vim-full, zuc and japanese-support and tried to install japanese-dict before it reminded me that I was still trying to install to root and had run out of space.

Now I'm stuck. It successfully removed vim-full and zuc, but fails on japanese-support. If I run "ipkg remove" as root it complains that: "Qt/Embedded data directory is not owned by user 0", "Aborted". Interestingly it says this twice and then exits, returning 134 if that makes any difference. But if I run it as the default user it fails due to the lack of permissions.

So I have some questions:
1. Just to make sure, the GUI itself doesn't run as root, right?
2. What user does the graphical package manager run as? Is it setuid root or something?
3. What user am I supposed to run the command line ipkg as?
4. Why can't I remove japanese-support?
5. Is there a way of getting ipkg to produce more output of what it is doing (I tried -v but that didn't help)?
6. What is the "Qt/Embedded data directory"?


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Ghosting Again- Where Is Zaurushw?
« on: July 12, 2007, 08:39:05 am »
COM: 118
Phase: 7 (was 0)
(In the D+M menu)

But iirc each persons LCD is slightly different, so these settings will probably be wrong for anyone else.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Ghosting Again- Where Is Zaurushw?
« on: July 12, 2007, 07:10:29 am »
Those files don't exist. A 2.6 based pdaXrom? I thought they were still working on it. Where do I get one?

EDIT: Ghosting fixed- yey! I hadn't adjusted the phase, because it looked alright in the menu, but on closer inspection it was causing problems.

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