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6000 - Tosa / Expansion Adapter Pics
« on: March 26, 2005, 07:16:51 pm »
just a quick little observation.

I was looking at my expansion sled, and noticed a hole the size of the built-in speaker on the zaurus side of the sled.

I had previously thought that the expansion adapter had its own speaker and microphone. Turns out this is not the case, rather the expansion sled simply has holes for the speaker and microphone on the Z.

Is this a big deal? Probably not, unless you've blown out your speaker or mic.
But I thought it was worth mentioning quickly.

6000 - Tosa / Software for the SL-6000
« on: February 27, 2005, 10:07:17 pm »
The only thing is the bookmarks are un-save-able

I only started using this today, so hopefully I'll make it past 10 days...

but, it's easy to save bookmarks

from the konsole
change to root user
cd to /home/zaurus/Documents
chown -r zaurus Web_Files

now you can save your bookmarks


Does  anyone know how to get java applets to play in any Z6k browser?

6000 - Tosa / Headphones
« on: January 18, 2005, 12:49:52 am »
Seidio changed the product code and hence the link is now outdated.

updated url

6000 - Tosa / USB Mouse?
« on: January 17, 2005, 01:59:36 pm »
Solution for starting/stopping the InputHelper pointer.

as root

create a new file in /home/QtPalmtop/bin called "inputhelper" and chmod it 755
Code: [Select]
qcop QPE/InputHelper 'handle()'

create a new file in /home/QtPalmtop/apps/Applications called "inputhelper.desktop"
Code: [Select]
[Desktop Entry]
CanFastload = 1
Comment = Enable/Disable Mouse Pointer
Exec = inputhelper
Icon = A_key5
Name = InputHelper
Type = Application
HidePrivilege = 1

restart, I think...

This will give you an "InputHelper" icon in the "Applications" tab that you can click on to start/stop the mouse pointer.
Also, click and hold on that new icon and uncheck the "magnified screen" box.

Since I don't like having the "Record" button start up the voice recorder, I used "Settings/Application Key" to launch "InputHelper". It's a little slow since you have to hold down the Record button for a couple of seconds before it launches... you could use any other button of your choice, like the one with the little dot right above "Cancel", but I like to have that one mapped to "tab".

The pointer starts/stops quickly, but it sorta hangs with the little hourglass in the taskbar, which prevents you from rapidly starting/stopping the pointer in succession. Not sure why, it doesn't do that if you enter the same command from the konsole. Any ideas on how to speed this up?

Also, the documentation states that you can use either of these commands for InputHelper
qcop QPE/InputHelper 'handle()'
qcop QPE/InputHelper 'handle(int)'
where the 2nd option allows you to enter a number which will specify the number of clicks before the pointer will automatically stop, but I can't get it to work. Anyone?

Still haven't figured out how to use the dir. pad button instead of the space bar.

6000 - Tosa / External Battery From Batterygeek
« on: January 14, 2005, 01:11:15 am »
I'd be very wary of pumping an extra volt into a sensitive electronic device such as a zaurus at the risk of frying something.

Without one of these units in hand I can't tell yiu how to get the voltage down to 5v even though it is repeatedly reference on the page you linked to.
Can you contact the manufacturer?

If indeed can't be done, I would say you have 2 options. 1, return it as it does not perform as specified. 2, add a resistor inline that will shave off that extra volt.
*disclaimer: I'm not an electronics guru, but I think it would work... do your own research and attempt at your own risk

Have you tried sticking a volt meter on it to see what it's actually putting out?

else, it seems like a nice power supply.

I occassionally use a BattPak (with iSun) from ICP Global and put a CLA in the provided port to drop the voltage down. Otherwise I schlep along the power supply and hijack power where and when I can (outlets are everywhere if you look for 'em)

6000 - Tosa / USB Mouse?
« on: January 13, 2005, 02:15:03 pm »
ok.. not so difficult for basic operation

I installed all 3 ipkgs, but I suppose that KeyHelperConf could be optional.

InputHelper "English"

KeyHelper "translated"

KeyHelperConf "translated"

I haven't been able to successfully do anything with KeyHelper yet.

Start InputHelper (from the konsole as root) with the following command:
Code: [Select]
qcop QPE/InputHelper 'handle()'
Once it's running, I was able to hotplug my usb mouse with no further mods.

I don't like having the spacebar be the "mouse click" for a couple of reasons.
1) Keyboard drawer must be open to get to the spacebar
2) When typing with the applet activated, the spacebar "clicks". To insert a space, you have to use the action button (or whatever it's called.. the button in the middle of the directional pad).

I haven't figured out how to make it use the action button instead... doesn't that make more sense?

Disable/Enable the pointer/clicking with
Code: [Select]
khctl disable|enable
or just khctl for a list of options
again as root...

it would probably be helpful to have a taskbar icon to turn it on/off... but I don't know how to do that, yet.
or, if we could figure out how to change the click from the spacebar to the action button, there would be a reduced need to repeatedly disable/enable the pointer.

6000 - Tosa / USB Mouse?
« on: January 12, 2005, 10:54:27 pm »
Is there a nice English howto for this?
Well, lo and behold here it is.. I swear I didn't see it before.

It's a little bit of a rough read, but should be workable. I will try it tonight or tomorrow and report back.

6000 - Tosa / USB Mouse?
« on: January 12, 2005, 09:52:50 am »
Only problem is that Yakty's Japanese, so all the instructions for how to use InputHelper are also in Japanese, so it does take a bit of figuring out...
Is there a nice English howto for this?
I had previously installed inputhelper, but wasn't able to produce any results. I guess I didn't realize that I also would need keyhelper.

6000 - Tosa / USB Mouse?
« on: January 11, 2005, 01:01:26 am »
updated version works great and the ability to change window attributes is interesting, but I'm not so sure how useful it is.

At the risk of sounding ungrateful, which is absolutely not the case, I'm now curious if there is a way to also have an optional "mouseless pointer"?

I often find myself using my Z in situations where it would be nice to be able to keep the lid closed but still be able to "tap" on the screen. (laying in bed, for example)

Could the usb mouse applet be also made into a pointer that was controlled by the directional pad and button instead of a mouse?

Thanls again, cwaig!!

6000 - Tosa / booting into single user mode
« on: January 07, 2005, 04:12:02 pm »
I went ahead and did a NAND restore and now I can use the "/" to get to the list of options...
dunno what was wrong before

6000 - Tosa / booting into single user mode
« on: January 07, 2005, 03:00:10 pm »
I'm not having any luck with the "/" button... (the one that is actually both "/" and "?" right?)

any special hints?

I'd rather not have to reflash

6000 - Tosa / USB Mouse?
« on: January 07, 2005, 12:03:33 pm »
Works for me using a Microsoft Intellimouse Optical USB and PS/2 Compatible mouse.
I forget, but I think this is an "Explorer", 5 button with scroll wheel.

I did have to plug in the mouse and then restart, I wasn't able to hotplug it.

I notice that as you move the mouse the screen redraw from where the pointer just had been is a little bit latent to redraw, especially if you move the mouse quickly.
Also, in the imaging program, if you try to draw with the mouse, like with the pencil, it doesn't immediately show every part of the line on the screen. If you mouse around the area that you just scribbled, it will fill it in.

I wouldn't call either of those issues show-stoppers as it does function and provide at least basic mouse support which is VERY COOL and should have been something that was included in the ROM, dontcha think?

Thanks a lot and looking forward to improved versions!!!

As far as the ipkg, the install is so easy, it's hardly necessary.

5x00 General discussions / Possible Bricked Sl-5500
« on: December 30, 2004, 07:05:29 pm »
I have even left the unit on the charger (even with no power light on) for 24 hours but nothing I have read in the numerous posts here worked.
I think what you are referring to is taking out the battery and leaving the Z UNplugged for at least 24 hours.

6000 - Tosa / USB Adaptor & Cables
« on: December 30, 2004, 10:01:47 am »
nice and compact... good find

did you have to buy the whole kit? (I know you said Fred Meyer, but the link is to a universal kit from JandR)

I sorta like the short bit of cable on the iRiver for the same reason I like the 2.5->3.5 adapter from Seidio..  to mitigate extra stress on the port.

That said, I might still be interested in getting one if one can just buy the single adapter and not the whole kit.

6000 - Tosa / USB Mouse?
« on: December 29, 2004, 11:13:48 pm »
While waiting patiently for cwaig to receive the_oak's generous offer of the iRiver USB Host Adapter I tried plugging in my USB mouse and rebooting, just to see what would happen. I have already installed Yakty's InputHelper.
On boot up, got a message that modprobe could not find the module "mousedev"

I am not really sure what to do from here.. I mean, if I knew where I could get the mousedev module for the Zaurus (stock Sharp ROM) kernel, I would try loading it.

Otherwise, hopefully this helps keep things moving on this topic and gives cwaig something to ponder while waiting for shipment.

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