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Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Snes Emulator
« on: April 03, 2006, 05:36:08 pm »
Fah.  Thought so.  That's a pity.  Thanks for looking into this, though.


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Snes Emulator
« on: April 02, 2006, 02:58:55 pm »
Has it been suggested before that the currently available SNES emulator in OZ (snes9x) be replaced?  Snes9x is out of date and no longer in development, and also very, very difficult to configure.  

I personally would suggest zSnes as a replacement (it's currently under development, easily configurable with its own menus, and compatible with more roms than any other I know of).  Would it be possible to add that to OpenEmbedded, or does that not work because parts of zSnes are written in assembly?  If all that has to happen is to add the source to OE, I would almost be willing to learn how to do that if it gets me my SNES fix.

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Problem With Oz 3.5.4 And Samba
« on: March 30, 2006, 12:26:11 pm »

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Problem With Oz 3.5.4 And Samba
« on: March 28, 2006, 05:56:44 pm »
I have the same problem.  I wonder if it's because the SD card i'm trying to share is an ext2 card.  But it shouldn't matter, should it?

/me = too n00b for this problem

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Usb Connection Howto
« on: March 22, 2006, 01:34:07 am »
For those of us poor fools who have to internet connect the Z using the USB b/c we don't have a wifi CF card...

SL-5500 - OZ 3.5.4 (I'm assuming Opie Image)

PC / Network:
- Windows XP
- Router (Optional?)

- Load the original drivers either from the CD or by downloading them from...somewhere.  I used the CD.    (When the windows add hardware wizard asks for the drivers, just put the CD in and have the wiz look there.)

PC Side Changes
- In order for your Z to be able to see the rest of your network, you need to create a windows network bridge.  Open up Network Connnections (with the Z in the cradle and turned on, and drivers installed).  Select both the Z's connection and your PC's network connection (by control clicking).  Right click, and choose "Create Network Bridge".  IIRC, that's it.

Z Side Changes
- To bring up the network interface on the z, you may have to suspend/resume it in the cradle, or restart usbd0, or otherwise baby the device.  If you have DHCP (read: your network has a router, as mine does) IP address should configure itself.
- If your only available internet connection for the Z is via USB cradle (not useful for all that much, other than installing packages) it may be in your best interests to install fbvncserver ASAP (as the cradle blocks keyboard).  Hunt and peck into console using onscreen keyboard 'ipkg update' then 'ipkg -d <dest> install fbvncserver' then 'ipkg-link mount <dest/packages>'.  Reboot (yes, reboot--groan), and launch fbvnc from the console.  Connect to your Z's VNC server using a normal VNC client on your PC.

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Oz Feeds Are Down!
« on: January 26, 2006, 04:44:13 pm »
ewi is up. Since 3.5.3 there was only 'upgrades' feed updates.

With 3.5.4 release I would have to discuss with mirror admins.
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Ah! it's back now.  Thxmuch!

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Oz Feeds Are Down!
« on: January 19, 2006, 05:30:48 pm »
The feeds at are down...most know this.  Also the feeds at are down, and the other two mirrors (hentges and pdai) haven't been updated since April of 2005.  When will the up-to-date feeds return?

Thanks a lot, OZ/Opie is excellent.

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Gpe Filemanager Doesn't Work
« on: May 03, 2005, 07:24:53 pm »
Had a think about it and I think I figured it out--my problem is a quirk with using local feeds.

The trouble is that there is an issue with ipkg, where if you ipkg update and you don't have a feed that lists the original system packages (ie. all of the ones that come with the ROM), ipkg thinks that those packages are not installed at all (and complains about missing the dependencies for absolutely everything).

Thus, I am using the Packages files straight from the feeds (so that ipkg has feeds to look at which contain all of the system packages), but have only actually downloaded the .ipks that I need, so there are a lot of packages listed in the Packages files i'm using which aren't actually contained in my local feed.  If I forgot to download one of the dependencies, ipkg tries to get it from my local feed, thinking it is there because it is listed in the Packages file, and then quits immediately when it fails to copy the package.  

Ipkg does not (probably by design) check whether the files it needs are actually there when doing dependency checks, and if it tries to copy a package from your feed that isn't actually there (but it is listed in the Packages file), it just quits, without even attempting to install further packages.

If only there were a better way to do this offline...

I need a network card for my Z...  

EDIT: I checked the logs.  Suspicion confirmed.  I was actually not missing any depends after having retrieved the one it asked for last time (which I later got and installed manually)--all the depends listed after that one didn't get installed because of ipkg quitting.  File manager works.  Huzzah.  File this one under "you really, really, really, really SHOULD buy that wifi card.

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Gpe Filemanager Doesn't Work
« on: May 03, 2005, 06:34:27 pm »
I'm using local feeds, actually, and I do have the gnome feed.  The lib apparently wasn't provided in any of the depends for gpe-packagemanager or any of its depends either.  I'm using the 3.5.3 ROM and 3.5.3 feeds, if that sheds any light on things.

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Gpe Filemanager Doesn't Work
« on: May 03, 2005, 03:45:11 pm »
Since I'm a softie windows user who wants to do most computing by point-and-click, I tried gpe-filemanager.  After all of my many attempts to install and reinstall, clicking on the GPE icon does nothing, and running it from the terminal returns:

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gpe-filemanager: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file
AFAIK (I looked) this is not a seperately packaged lib.  Any ideas how to get this working, or do I wait until 3.5.4?

This is from a clean flash, btw.

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Dgen
« on: April 30, 2005, 03:24:48 pm »

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Feed Clutter
« on: April 27, 2005, 09:41:23 pm »
Okay.  So it occurs to me that when you put all of the locale files in the same feed with the other programs, it really clutters up some of the feeds and makes them hard to look through.  Might I suggest moving all of the localization files to their own feed (in a later release, of course, so as not to disrupt things too much)

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / My Opie Does Not See Ipkgs
« on: April 27, 2005, 09:33:19 pm »
Thank you for the great data!  I am working on the local feed.  I changed the conf file.  One more quick question though:

I point the ipkg to the cf/opie (my ipk's, no online features yet) and realized there was a thematic within the threads of "original paths".  I clumped 14MB of ipkg's into one directory on the cf thinking that the OZ was similar to the Sharp and intended to install from that.  Am I correct in assuming that I would need to remake these ipk's into one or set up a unique path for each ipkg in stead of clumping them?
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To set up the local feed, I copied the files from the online feed into paths named after the online feed they came from, eg. "../official/unstable/3.5.3/feed/opie/mplayer.ipk" would get copied to "(path_of_card)/feed/opie", and "../official/unstable/3.5.3/feed/libs/sword" would get copied to "(path_of_card)/feed/libs".  Then copy the PACKAGES files from the feeds to your card.  Each subdirectory (opie, libs, etc) will have its own PACKAGES file.

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / My Opie Does Not See Ipkgs
« on: April 27, 2005, 04:29:21 pm »
Sorry if my directions seemed a little ovesimplified to you, as I'm writing for total linux n00bs like myself.  To install a local .ipk file (without a feed or anything), it's
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> ipkg -d (dest) install (full path to file)/(filename.ipk).However, this won't handle dependencies properly, so your best bet is to go with a local feed.

When you do use a feed, the package name you'll use with ipkg is the one listed for it in the PACKAGES file, not the actual *.ipk filename.

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Dgen
« on: April 27, 2005, 04:18:49 pm »
I found dgen 1.23, now.  It's in the X11 feed, and linked with X11 dependencies, so I haven't tried the OZ feed version yet.  I'm actually about to flash to gpe-image anyway, but not until I finish ff6, as the Z is my only personal computer right now (posting here from a computer lab).

Has anyone checked out this SMS Plus emu yet?  What do you know about it, stupkid?  If it's integer based, it'd probably run a lot better in general.  Hopefully there's a way to re-map the keys though...  

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