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Mac Issues / ANN: ZMacSync-1.0a3 available
« on: June 08, 2004, 06:41:38 am »
Hi, I am trying to get ZMacSync going on my PB running OS X 10.3.4 and a SL-C860 running the original ROM.  ssh works fine between the two, as does smb.  I can connect over both USB and 802.11b, but keep getting the following error message:

. . .

I am using login \"root\".  Is this commit error one of writing to my Z?



The password doesn\'t get used in the ssh connection ZMacSync uses to transfer files. To get around it, you can get ssh to authenticate with a public key rather than a password. Off the top of my head, it goes something like this:

On your Mac, open up the terminal. At the prompt, type:

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ssh-keygen -t rsa

Let it put the file in the default location and leave the passphrase blank. Then scp the file in your ssh directory to your Zaurus.

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scp ~/.ssh/ root@:~/Documents/

Then ssh to your Zaurus as root, or open up the console on the Zaurus and su to root, and append the contents of to the authorized_keys file in the .ssh directory:

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cat ~/Documents/ >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

And that should make it work. Test it by trying to ssh to your Zaurus as root. It shouldn\'t ask you for a password. And if that works, ZMacSync should too. Hooray!

5x00 General discussions / Cant install packages
« on: March 03, 2004, 11:10:19 am »
mpak, did you double-tap on the package you wanted to install? (I don\'t mean to be patronising, but having to do that confused me for a while.)

Mac Issues / Use KOrganizer/E with Mac iCal
« on: February 21, 2004, 03:33:55 am »
It works for me with iCal 1.5.2. Although I\'ve been using the import feature rather than just copying the file, and my calendar isn\'t very complicated.

Accessories / WIFI CF Card Review?
« on: January 07, 2004, 05:52:19 pm »
Awesome. I just bought one. Thanks, Nodus.

You know, Expansys are selling these for £135. That\'s $245. But this cost £16.50. Yay!

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Need to install a browser on my Zaurus.
« on: January 06, 2004, 06:37:47 pm »
I\'d recommend Jeode rather than konq.

Hold up, Alvis, I think he meant Opera. I don\'t think Jeode, the Java virtual machine, would get you very far; at least, not without finding a java browser. So, yes, grab the Opera ipk and install it from a CF card. Good luck!

Linux Issues / Real format playing possible?
« on: December 21, 2003, 06:36:07 pm »
You can use mplayer to dump the stream to disk like this:
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mplayer -dumpfile -dumpstream
I haven\'t tried it with real audio but I don\'t see why it wouldn\'t work if you have the codecs. Now whether those codecs will compile for the Zaurus, I don\'t know. Perhaps that\'s what lpotter is referring to. I think you should be able to convert the file mplayer gave you to mp3 with mencoder. Maybe there\'s a way to dump the stream straight to mp3 from mplayer; I\'m not sure -- I don\'t know a whole lot about it -- and I don\'t have the man page handy (and seems to be down). But I hope that\'s some help.

General Discussion / USB host CF card for the Z?
« on: December 21, 2003, 06:05:47 pm »
Interpocket used to make one which supported the Zaurus. But, uh, they seem to have given up. However, Ratoc still seem to be making theirs and, while they don\'t officially support the Zaurus, this driver claims to provide that support. At $139 I guess it\'s not hideously expensive either.

Software / Time sync
« on: December 17, 2003, 08:08:43 pm »
Opie\'s date and time settings application has an option to use NTP; it comes as standard on OZ. I\'m pretty sure this is the command line NTP program used by Open Zaurus and that it would probably work on a Sharp ROM but I\'m not promising.

Accessories / WIFI CF Card Review?
« on: December 12, 2003, 07:34:46 pm »
You have to pry the casing open to get at the connector. Actually, a thread elsewhere on this board links to a site with a picture of it. I\'m sure I\'ve seen instructions somewhere too but I can\'t find them now...

Accessories / WIFI CF Card Review?
« on: December 12, 2003, 03:46:41 pm »
The 650, I think, has an external aerial socket in the casing but that casing is HUGE.

Accessories / WIFI CF Card Review?
« on: December 12, 2003, 12:20:49 pm »
32 pounds??!? And to think I coughed up nearly 45 for the Buffalo...

Ah well - you live and learn!


Awww. :) I bet the Buffalo card is good though!

Accessories / WIFI CF Card Review?
« on: December 12, 2003, 10:01:27 am »
The card available from shirtpocket and is the cheapest I\'ve seen in the UK and it works well. I don\'t have another WIFI compact flash card to compare it to but the range seems to be about the same as for my Powerbook with a Buffalo PC card – both work throughout my house and down as far as my (small) garden reaches. It\'s also smaller than most other cards I\'ve seen and plain enough to be unobtrusive if not exactly attractive.

Software / Reinstalling libqpe
« on: December 11, 2003, 07:00:00 pm »
If you are using OZ and you can get an ssh connection as Simon suggested, or startup is dropping you straight into the command line (which it did for me when I broke Opie), type:

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ipkg -d root install /path/to/.ipk

Similarly, I don\'t know about the Sharp ROM. But, no, you shouldn\'t have been able to remove it completely from that anyway... so you could try running find / -name libqpe* to work out where the file is you need to symlink.

Deals and Great Z Buys / Quotes
« on: December 10, 2003, 08:29:57 pm »
I\'m using that card (branded as Origo) with OZ. It works perfectly without any reconfiguration. It also seems to be reasonably good with range and power -- my SL5500 keeps running for almost two hours of continuous wifi use. And it\'s good and small.

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Upgrading to OZ?
« on: December 10, 2003, 06:40:42 am »
Have a look at the System Info application in the Settings tab. Or just look at the launcher-type menu in the bottom left: if it looks like a little O rather than a Qt symbol, you\'re using OZ. But you would probably notice the difference between the two anyway.

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