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Ubuntu / Wireless G Success
« on: August 12, 2010, 03:33:48 pm »
Not sure if anyone is looking for this but I was able to get the SparkLAN Wireless CF adapter card WCFM-100 802.11g card to work using

the file system from this thread

after installing git-core and gcc

I went to this site

to get the necessary tools/drivers installed

once I completed those steps I started the interface

ifconfig eth1 up

iwconfig eth1 essid "wireless name"    (do not use the qoutes)


then I was off and running.

Next step to get WPA working.


Ubuntu / Zubuntu From Flash Attempt 2
« on: June 25, 2010, 08:44:25 am »
Well what I have found is that when I mount the mtdblock and move the system to it kexeboot no longer "sees" the mtdblock as jffs2.

What I'd like to do is take the system I hopefully setup on the sd card and use mkfs.jffs2 to create the file that I use to flash the zaurus nand.

Is that the correct way to go?


Ubuntu / Zubuntu From Flash Attempt 2
« on: June 10, 2010, 03:29:14 pm »
Going to have to give up for today...

For some reason when I follow the instructions from Omegamoon the mtdblock stops being properly probed.  It seems that if I make all the changes listed it will not probe the block.

I'll hopefully get at it again soon, maybe tomorrow


Ubuntu / Zubuntu From Flash Attempt 2
« on: June 10, 2010, 01:55:51 pm »
I am still trying to play with this...

I was hoping to move the usr portion of the tree to the internal hard drive to free up the sd card

Thanks for the suggestions


Ubuntu / Zubuntu From Flash Attempt 2
« on: June 10, 2010, 10:42:29 am »
Actually what I think is happening is that when I use Omegamoon's Flash install script I think the flash_eraseall command removed the jffs2 formatting from the flash so kexecboot nologer "sees" the partition.

Going to play with this some more


Ubuntu / Zubuntu From Flash Attempt 2
« on: June 10, 2010, 10:17:55 am »
Well it seems that this is not quite going to do what I want.  I can change the size of the partitions using the updater and tools from the PDAXii3 site but it seems that kexecboot creates or reads the partitions on the mtdblock as standard.

so I am reverting back to the standard flash setup and going to go from there.

Ubuntu / Zubuntu From Flash Attempt 2
« on: June 09, 2010, 04:09:51 pm »
Trying to follow the instructions to move most of zubuntu to the internal flash to try to make the system work quickly and independent of the SDCard.  I have found that the kexecboot will not see the boot folder on the /dev/mtdblock3 but will see it on /dev/mtdblock2.

I am using the updater and tools from the PDAXii3 site to resize the root mtd partition to 121 and see if that works.

we will see


Ubuntu / Internal Drive Or Sd (where To Install)
« on: September 16, 2009, 01:46:48 pm »
Just trying to determine which is the best place to install zubuntu if that is the sole system you are using on the zaurus.

Would it be better to install on the internal hard drive with sd as swap or install on a fast sd and use the hard drive as swap.

Or is there a 3rd option where the install is on the NAND (less the /usr and /var directories placing these on the internal drive)

Just wondering what is the best/fastest option.


Ubuntu / Zubuntu And Cacko?how?
« on: February 06, 2009, 09:14:22 am »
This is how I configured my C3100.

I installed cacko normally to the NAND.

I installed the patch avail here to remove the need for the part hard drive partitions:

Then I created a couple of partitions on an SD card, one to hold the Zubuntu OS and one to point to the install of cacko on the NAND.

All I did to get cacko working is in the /boot partition on the sd card was place the zImage file and the kerel-cmdline containing the text below

console=ttyS0 root=/dev/mtdblock2 mtdparts=sharpsl-nand:7168k@0k(smf),32768k@7168k(root),-(home) jffs2_orphaned_inodes=delete EQUIPMENT=0 LOGOLANG=1 DEFYEAR=2006 LOGO=1 LAUNCH=q

what this does is load the zImage file from SD then loads the rest of cacko from the internal memory.

Ubuntu / Zubuntu Performance?
« on: February 06, 2009, 09:06:13 am »
Well I can not answer the difficult questions but on my C3100 the @ symbol is avail using the shift key rather than the FN key

so it is shift -  rather than FN -

Did your noname usb LAN adapter stop working in zubuntu or it never worked in zubuntu?  

Are you manually setting up ip addresses or letting dhcp handle addressing?

If it is a dhcp issue have you seen this:

This fixed dhcp for me on my socket lan card so dhclient now runs properly and gets an address.

Ubuntu / Zubuntu Performance?
« on: February 05, 2009, 09:51:16 am »
I think if you are not getting the performance you are expecting please try stopping the tskeys process.

this is mentioned in the RC1 thread but if you did not read the whole thread it is easy to miss.

You can stop it before starting the windows manager with "killall tskeys"

taken from here:

or you can comment out the tskeys from starting documented here:

I also, since I am using a C3100, put my swap area on a partition on the MD  not sure if this is faster or slower

Thanks to the folks who found this information and posted it.  Just though if this was discussed here in the performance thread it would help.

It was also mentioned that a speedy SD card helps.  I expect to try that as soon as it arrives but I saw a significant improvement once the tskeys process was stopped.


Ubuntu / C3100 And Zubuntu With Swap On Hard Drive
« on: February 03, 2009, 04:23:18 pm »
Thank you very much for the help...  It seems that this C3100 for me is a moving target.

I have since gotten zubuntu on the SD card and cacko on the NAND so I might stick with that once I get a faster SD card.

again thanks for the help.


Ubuntu / C3100 And Zubuntu With Swap On Hard Drive
« on: January 30, 2009, 04:06:07 pm »
Thanks for the help.  I am going to give this a try...

any chance you could paste in a sample of the fstab file just as a sample


Ubuntu / C3100 And Zubuntu With Swap On Hard Drive
« on: January 28, 2009, 10:14:38 am »
Sorry for the total noob question but here goes.

I have installed Zubuntu to the SD card.  Followed the instructions to move to the internal flash but I do not see the selection for the boot to internal flash.

Also how do I point the swap, var and usr to the internal hard drive since the SD card I have is very slow.

Please be very detailed since I am lost.


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Openbox Window Sizing
« on: July 23, 2008, 08:29:48 am »
Thanks that helps quite a bit.


Quote from: Jon_J
Quote from: thebaz67
I just recently install pdaxii13 on my C3100 and I am trying to get used to it.

I am having one issue with openbox and that I can not seem to resize the windows to fit the screen area
(or move the window to get to the save, close or cancel buttons at the bottom)

any help is appreciated

In pdaxii13, you can move an oversize window by holding the [ALT] key and dragging the window with the stylus.
The [ALT] key is mapped to the left hand Japanese key, next to [CTRL]

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