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General Discussion / Help! Need To Reinstall Qtopia On My C1000.
« on: March 04, 2009, 05:18:24 pm »

Have him grab the C1000 original NAND back up from Conics - - and do a NAND restore.

Will only take about 15 minutes to have a vanilla C1000 again



Software / Zaurus Sl-c760- Need Help
« on: October 05, 2008, 07:06:21 pm »
Quote from: zaurusguy08
Hi everyone, I am new to this PDA thing! I have a Zaurus SL-C760, and every thing is in Japanese. My question is how do I change the language from Japanes, to English?

Also, I don't have the software to install on my computer so that I can plug it in to my zaurus, is there a website that can get the driver software for my computer from, so I can install the program?

Thanks to all help!!


Welcome to OESF and the world of Zaurus!

There are several options available to change from Japanese to English (depending on whether you want to keep Japanese abiltiy):

1. Install an alternative ROM - ie Cacko - has the option to add Japanese support
2. Change /home/zaurus/Settings/locale.conf to read 'en' or 'zh_TW' instead of 'ja' for the language setting.
3. Remove the qm translation files in /home/QtPalmtop/i18n/ja and comment out the various lines in .desktop files that have the japanese names of programs. I wrote a script that does this and it basically follows the info here

I would suggest option 1. especially if you are not interested in using Japanese, but WARNING it means flashing a new ROM. Something that could stop your zaurus working correctly (although it is something that many people have successfully done many times - myself included)



Zaurus - pdaXrom / Restarting After A "shutdown -h 1"
« on: March 18, 2008, 06:46:50 pm »
I remember from way back in the days the C7xx came out that there was a number of threads on this topic. I can't seem to find them now, but it had something to do with the way the power button is wired. The Z is not designed to be shutdown, but suspended.

The power button doesn't actually power on the device, and when shutdown the unit can't receive the signal from the button. Removing the battery puts the unit back in a state where it can receive the power button signal.

The take home message that I got from the discussion was - don't use shutdown unless you are willing to pull the battery to restart.



C1000/3x00 General discussions / Ndis Install For C1000
« on: March 10, 2008, 09:55:15 pm »
Google search and a few click gave me this link

haven't tried it, but It looks to be what you are looking for



C1000/3x00 Hardware / C1000 Keeps Suspending When Not Plugged In
« on: February 19, 2008, 01:00:00 am »
This sound like the Cacko backligh bug. Do you have the backlight set to the lowest setting? If so then for some reason the backlight is turned off when you adjust screen size.
It looks like the Zaurus is suspended, but if look at it it closely in the right light setting you can just see that it is actually on. The answer is to leave the brightness set one step above the lowest setting.

Python / Application Icon On Qtopia Taskbar
« on: January 30, 2008, 06:20:36 pm »

C1000/3x00 General discussions / I Need Some Help
« on: December 20, 2007, 08:22:21 pm »
1) Plug the CF card into the zaurus
2) Make sure the usb cable is NOT connected to zaurus
3) Go to the Settings tab and click on the PC Link icon
4) Under "Mode Settings" select "Storage" and change the pull down box to "CF Memory Card"
5) Click "Okay" button to close app
6) Suspend the Z and plug the usb cable into the Z and the PC
7) Wake the Z up, and you should find that the PC now has an external drive - the Z's CF card.

Depending on which version of Windows you are running you may need to install some drivers, but XP and up should already have them installed. If you are running Linux, you can mount the CF card as you would any other usb storage device.

Hope that helps



Sharp ROMs / Cacko 1.24 - A Wishlist
« on: December 09, 2007, 06:42:02 pm »
since we've already gone off topic, what about the display driver source for the 6000's toshiba video chip?

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Sorry, I have to call BS on this one. Sharp did NOT violate the GPL.

They are violating the GPL, since you don't get the kernel sources for the actual kernel that runs on the devices. It's obvious from e.g. the tosa sources. If you compile the kernel using the same compiler and config you will get the orange lines issues, which the sharp kernel doesn't have. That's a clear indicator that source doesn't match the binary 100%. If it doesn't match, it's a GPL violation.

Speculatrix, I assume you are referring to the same problem as koen.

I have no experience with the Sl-6000 (or any other American only version of the Zaurus) so I can't comment on any potential GPL violation by Sharp US. I googled for any info on this, but the only thing I came up was a comment on slashdot by Speculatrix

Even the Sharp Zaurus, until recently one of the few handhelds which came with linux out of the box still has proprietary/closed-source elements - the SD driver is one example. One of the biggest missing pieces of the jigsaw is an accelerated video driver for the Zaurus SL-6000 series - there's a Toshiba TC6393XB chip for which virtually no documentation is available (it also drives the SD card slot, so presumably Toshiba didn't want to release the programmers guide for fear of giving out information on that somewhat proprietary standard).

If you feel this is a GPL violation then it should be addressed to [a href=\"][/url] as they have a pretty decent track record of stopping GPL violations.



C1000/3x00 Hardware / Usb Host Cable Redesigned
« on: December 03, 2007, 08:59:11 pm »
You might be interested in the following usb host adapters

The 3rd, 4th and 5th ones do the same as your adapter.



Sharp ROMs / Cacko 1.24 - A Wishlist
« on: December 03, 2007, 08:52:55 pm »
Quote from: speculatrix
To clarify, Sharp violated the GPL and did not release full sources to their hacked kernel. If you changed to 2.6 EABI none of the sharp code would run, thereby defeating the point of Cacko as you might as well use OpenZaurus or Angstrom with Opie!

Also, the version of qtopia is proprietary version 1.5, it just happens that you can use version 1.7 for developing s/w.

Sorry, I have to call BS on this one. Sharp did NOT violate the GPL. They haven't been as generous as they could have been, but you can get the full sources of the kernel and their patches to the GPL-ed code from the Japanese Sharp site[1]. What they did not release was the proprietary code for things such as SD drivers. As they most probably have to sign non-disclosure agreements to get their hands on the SD driver code it is not surprising that they never released it.

What we don't have access to is the source code that makes up the rest of the ROM, but as you have mentioned they use a proprietary version of qtopia 1.5 and what software that they taken from GPL code they give the source code for [2],[3]. I know for a fact that Sharp Japan takes GPL violation seriously as I have met with a number of the people who worked there when I lived in Japan. Sharp may not be as free with their code as we might like, but you will find that they have stuck to the letter of the GPL - if not the intent. There are a number of modules or applications that some people think are GPLed but as yet I have heard of no solid evidence that this is the case and even a thread on lists.gpl-violations didn't give a definitive answer [4].

I have written to Sharp Japan previously when they hadn't posted the kernel source for the 860 after what I thought was a reasonable time and although they came up with a face saving excuse, I think it was a case of somebody forgot to post rather than anything else. If you think I'm wrong on any of my points, please let me know as I'm a firm believer in the GPL and feel that it must be enforced when it's being violated.



[2] Dictionary based on zdict.
[3] FreeNoteQT
[4] sharpdzdc_cs.o

Security and Networking / Linux Usb Networking Setup
« on: July 05, 2007, 07:19:43 am »
Looks like you need some kernel modules to be loaded

here is the data from my /var/log/messages

Code: [Select]
Jul  5 21:06:58 localhost usb 5-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
Jul  5 21:06:58 localhost usb 5-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jul  5 21:06:58 localhost usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_ether
Jul  5 21:06:58 localhost usb0: register 'zaurus' at usb-0000:00:10.3-1, pseudo-MDLM (BLAN) device, f6:8d:d4:ba:1a:49
Jul  5 21:06:58 localhost usbcore: registered new interface driver zaurus

and the modules that are loaded
Code: [Select]
Module                  Size  Used by
zaurus                  4224  0
cdc_ether               4480  1 zaurus
usbnet                 13512  2 zaurus,cdc_ether

These are found in /lib/modules/2.6.21-gentoo/kernel/drivers/usb/net/

hope that helps


Software / Flash Card Program For Testing Vocabulary?
« on: June 18, 2007, 07:40:02 am »
I have attempted both, but so far failed in either case.  I think anki is doable once python-pyqt4 compiles.  mnemosyne seems to be very nice as a program but uses some insane compilation setup that does not lend itself to cross-compilation.  The author is not willing to use anything else.
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mnemosyne is a python program - what insane compilation does your version do? Mine just copies python scripts to the python directory.

I'll try setting up python on my Z again and see if I can get ti to work - something to do on the train


C1000/3x00 Hardware / C-1000... Blinking Battery Light
« on: April 04, 2007, 06:29:14 am »

>If you disconnect all power, take battery out, wait 10s, hold D+M and plug in the ac adapter, do >you get the D+M menu?

>Note: Don't put the battery back until after the D+M menu appears



I do get the menu... as stupid as this newbie question will sound... now what ?
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Now you should be able to put your battery back in, close the cover and switch it back to lock. Then on page 2 of the D+M menu (use the up/down buttons to change pages) there are 3 items related to battery: 5. low battery, 6. Batt Voltage Adjust and 10. Charge

5. Low Battery - shows the current Battery voltage and some other info
6. Batt Voltage Adjust - takes you to another page that gives you
 1. Battery Voltage Adj
 2. Battery Voltage Check
These allow you to play with the battery voltage, but I've lost my reference that had info on how to use them  Maybe someone else can help. Beware of the adj option you can do some weird things to your battery with that.
10. Charge - takes you to a screen with 3 small boxes and 1 large boxes - the small boxes are "Full", "Half" and "Off" and the large box says "Exit". Clicking on the small boxes turns the charge light on/off and from memory charges the battery to Full or Half level - again I'm working from memory here.

Sorry I can't be more helpful, but hopefully this will be of some help (and possibly searching the forums will give you more useful advice)


C1000/3x00 Hardware / C-1000... Blinking Battery Light
« on: April 03, 2007, 07:17:28 am »
if you disconnect all power, take battery out, wait 10s, hold D+M and plug in the ac adapter, do you get the D+M menu?

Note: Don't put the battery back until after the D+M menu appears


Sharp ROMs / Fix Broken English
« on: March 29, 2007, 05:32:14 am »
Most of the time the qm files are fro languages other than English. The conversion from Japanese to English is done by removing the Japanese .qm files so that qtopia is forced to use the default labels, menus etc. These are usually in English, however if the applications were made by non-native English speakers (or lazy native English programmers) then you get some innovative uses of the English language.

In the C760, C860 and C1000 Japanese roms there were no English qm files, just Japanes ones.


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