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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom B3 For C3000
« on: August 18, 2006, 11:15:10 pm »
Oh, this version... It seems that I have this one already, and replaced SD driver with Sharp's one, so it suits me, more or less. I just thought there was something REALLY new... Sorry for my inaccuracy...

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Qtopia Programs On Pdaxrom?
« on: August 18, 2006, 01:20:13 pm »
There IS a project dedicated to this problem, but many programs don't work.
See this topic (and try to use search in the future ):

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom 1.1.0beta 4 And New Bootloader
« on: August 18, 2006, 01:15:42 pm »
I've been working on getting the beta4 to work on my c3k for the past couple days now, and I still can't get the emergency system to boot (Bootup emergency system from  I'm sure that I've got the correct u-boot installing, and the orange and green lights come on for about ~14 seconds, so that seems ok, but then when I put the pdaXrom files on my CF card, put that in my Z,  and do the 'ON" + POWER, I get nothing... nada.

I've seen most people having problems like this with their c1k, but few to none with a c3k.  Am I missing something?  is it my Z?  Any ideas?

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Well, it's quite complicated task to get Beta4 running on C3K. ThC is working on it now, but, IMHO, the best (and long-lasting!  ) solution is to upgrade NAND to 128 Mb, making your ะก3000 a snow-white C3100. For now, we aren't going to deploy "C3000 NAND upgrade factory", but who knows...

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom B3 For C3000
« on: August 18, 2006, 01:10:28 pm »
Well, I could try it anyway... Where can I find it?

Actually, this weekend I'm going to try to upgrade my NAND to 128 Mb (just imagine - snow-white C3100!  ). But I can try this ROM before upgrading.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom Beta4 For C3000
« on: August 12, 2006, 08:19:03 am »
Sure it DOES sound cryptic, and I wouldn't risk it by all means   without clear instructions and a lot of positive feedback from other C3000 users.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Gprs Config Wierdness Modem Init String [solved]
« on: August 03, 2006, 08:09:37 am »
In general, this depends on the provider... Sometimes this string isn't needed, more often it is... In WinXP this work can be done by some ISP's software, IMHO. I've seen phones which had pre-installed ISP settings so WinXP just used them - but these settings WERE written into the phone's memory... In Linux you have to write init string by hands...

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Dead Wifi Or User Error?
« on: July 30, 2006, 12:08:25 pm »
I have the same matter with my Socket BT card on Beta1. Don't worry. It's purely software-related (usually ).Just give your Z to some guru so he could tune it.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom For C3000 Beta2
« on: July 30, 2006, 11:41:47 am »
OK, I'll try to do my best, but don't expect I remember ANYTHING (I don't even for meself )

Usually I copy onto SD card the following dirs:

1) .xmms, .mc and other stuff from /home/root - to keep my plugins, menus and so on;

2) /etc/bluetooth - VERY IMPORTANT! If you don't have this dir, you'll have to reconnect manually every time (link_key file with code from phone will be missing);

3) /etc/ppp - the same, logins/passwords/phone settings;

4) If you use some custom-compile fonts in X (like I don for XMMS) - copy them too, also you can copy fonts.dir not to edit it every time;

5) The last rule: don't keep your distros/data files anywhere except data cards! And duplicate any valueable data! PdaX for now is stable enough but it can ruin even files on SD (move them into lost clusters - I had that more than once), so make more than one copy.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom For C3000 Beta2
« on: July 29, 2006, 05:05:37 am »
Okay, so I have now flashed the pdaXrom onto my C3000 too.

The look and feel of pdaXrom is better for me than QTopia from Cacko ROM.

So far I have not installed any additional software packages, just the plain pdaXrom installation.

Some first questions:

* Suspend does not work when lid is closed. Is this intentional? If not, what can be wrong?

* Some applications come up with a window larger than the screen. A "maximise" fits them to screen. But on next startup they are too large again (e.g. Sylpheed, gqview...). Any way around that?

* Running applicatoins used to be shown in the taskbar on QTopia. On pdaXrom they are not. I find it nice to have running applicatoins available on one klick. Is there a way to configure this?

* I tried if there is a task switcher like in Cacko. Pressing Shift-home. But then the screen went blank, USB port LED switched off (meaning power off?) and the HDD LED stays lit. Suspend? With On/Off button it does not come to life again.
But when pressing the "Menu" key the HDD LED flickers again and hub power comes up. but screen is black stil... what happens there?
Now I have to do a hard reset I guess...

* Are there any "users" predefined (such as "zaurus" on Cacko ROM)? Should one work as a user or do most people here work as root? I's prefer working as a user, but would I have to switch to root (meaning terminating X, logging out, logging back in and restarting X) when I want to modify a setting or do anything else which cannot easily be done via sudo on the console?

* In USB settings one can choose between CF and SD for USB-storage.
How can I access the internal MD via USB-storage from outside (provided I have an OS running which supports ext2)?

* Which feed(s) are recommended for the first steps after installing pdaXrom on C3000? I'm mainly looking for productivity tools as always :-)

So much for now. Looking forward to your replies.

Thank you!
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I would've got the same questions.


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Well, I use X11/pdaX from the very beginning (winter 2003/2004), so I think I could answer at least few of these questions.

1) For me, suspend DOES work when the lid is closed, and it's always happens at most inconvenient circumstances (e.g. listening to music); as I said before, suspend on 2.4 pdaX is very flaky anyway - rarely it works as it's ought to, but more frequently it's needed to press power button 2-3 times to turn it on. For turning off, use suspend from start menu - it's somehow safer. That's my experience, I don't know why it happens.

2) About large application windows. There may be other workaround, but AFAIK, one has to recompile these apps with proper settings - they weren't written for VGA screen. Zumi does it with PIM apps - look at his SoC page at .

3) With matchbox it isn't that simple. Try other WM's like XFCE or KDE. With the latter it works for sure, but it's pretty slow. To switch between apps in Matchbox, try usual Alt-Tab.

4) PdaX philosophy is the following: be omnipotent and responsible for all the consequences. So it's natural the default user is root. It fits me very much, as I became really crazy because of countless limitations at Cacko. After all, I always can reflash. I keep "emergency kit" with .conf files, fonts, /etc scripts and alike on my SD card, so restoring my Z after reflashing is a matter of less than an hour, and most of this time is spent at downloading and installing new versions of programs not included.

5) Next versions of pdaX should have the opportinity to use MD as USB storage. There may be other solutions as well, but I know nothing about it.

6) Download gcc image and mount it - it contains most of needed stuff. Install missing libs and apps by request. I highly recommend autoconf. Unfortunately, I'm not much of a developer - I only try to compile some programs from its source codes. But that's it. Feed is at

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Psx Running On The Zaurus
« on: July 21, 2006, 03:46:39 pm »
It's just a little bit off-topic.    You see, some of my friends and I still can't get stable and fast game machine for pdaX. There are quite many of them for winCE, so it isn't critical. E.g., you can download one of them here:

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom Beta4 For C3000
« on: July 13, 2006, 12:28:55 am »
Please add the support for MD replacement CF cards of different brands and sizes. Default reflashing procedure doesn't support them, so after replacing my MD to 1 Gb TS1GCF45 I had to reflash manually - it was in Pdax for c3000 topic...

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Port Request: Adventure Game Studio
« on: July 05, 2006, 12:36:22 pm »
As soon as pdaX gets more and more impressive, it would be very nice to port terribly beautiful and powerful game machine, known as AGS (Adventure Game Studio). Many and many remakes of old classical games, especially Sierra ones (KQ1/2/3, QFG4.5 etc) have been done by it. Its home page is and its author is Chris Jones. He doesn't give AGS source even to developers (Linux PC binary does exist, though), but since sashz wisely compiled pdaX for x86 systems also, developers' team could contact Jones and ask him to download pdaX CD and do a cross-compiling of AGS for ARM. It wouldn't take such a terrible amount of time and work, and all pdaX community will be able to play wonderful games and, in distant future, even edit or write them (Jones supposed to work on Linux game editor).

The only technical problem to me seems limited performance of Z (Jones notes it about Palms/CEs). But as soon as AGS DOS ports (made by DJ Delorie) work fast enough on P100+, and Windows 2000/XP requires Pentium II-400, it should work on Zs, at least on those with PXA270 and especially with overclocking. Maybe without MIDI Music, but with ALSA even this should be working with decent speed.

If this idea is to liking of any of the pdaX community guys and especially developers, let's do it. It will be very valueable add-on pack for pdaX!

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Remotecontrol Sl-c860 (maybe Offtopic? Hardware?)
« on: June 25, 2006, 10:37:02 pm »
Most of these remotes are proprietary... The safest way maybe is to buy LCD panel with serial interface (there are some on the IT market) and try to combine it with Sharp remote scheme. And the most simple way to go (though the most expensive as well) is to buy LCD stereo bluetooth headset (e.g., as Nokia HS-12W) and try to connect it to Z. The only problems of this approach are: 1) You'll have to use BT 1.2 for stereo stream, and AFAIK there is only one CF card supporting it, and it's very rare anyway, so try USB dongles or solder them onto USB leads at Z's PCB; and 2) You'll have to write all the XMMS plugins, maybe using ALSA BT or something lika that, and hack the hardware profile and interface of this remote by yourself.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Netfront Or Opera On Pdax?
« on: June 22, 2006, 05:56:44 am »
Just wanted to ask: what about running them in Qtopia window? I've seen some screenshots of pdaX with Qtopia shell in a window. There were some simple programs running, but maybe it could be done even with bigger apps...

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom For C3000 Beta2
« on: June 21, 2006, 11:35:13 am »
P.S. Sorry for offtopic, but I suppose that the most long-lasting (though not the most convenient) solution of "C3000 pdaX problem" is to replace 16 Mb NAND chip with 128 Mb one. I've got this chip and gave it to Maslovsky for exploring (a friend of him has got programmable hot air blower I'm dreaming of...) Sashz says that C+D combination with the replacement of this chip would be able to solve most of the C3000-specific problems...

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