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Sharp ROMs / Gpsdrive On Pdaxqtrom
« on: December 11, 2006, 03:29:56 pm »
Hi, I'm trying to setting gpsdrive up on my zaurus running debian pocket workstation.

This application, in my case, has to be ran from command prompt, and I've found in its manual two options that tweaks its size.

I run:

#gpsdrive -s 400 -r 600                                              - (-s height and -r weight) -

and it appears more well fitted on the screen.

I don't know if this can be applied to PdaXrom.

I hope so.

Sharp ROMs / Openoffice Wanted
« on: December 11, 2006, 03:10:40 pm »
Thanks a lot.  There's going to be a lot of happy people.  

Thanks again.  

Sharp ROMs / Ethereal On Cacko 1.23?
« on: December 10, 2006, 02:49:29 pm »
I'm running Sharp`s Rom, not Cacko, but maybe it might be the same for the case.

I followed Meanie's advice and first installed the X/QT packet.

After that, I went to meanie's feed and download ethereal. Although I haven't work with it, it installed well and started right and pretty fast.

I put meanie's link just in case you don't know about it.


also, here you have the feed

There you have all the instructions and explanation about X/QT.

Hope it helps.

Sharp ROMs / Openoffice Wanted
« on: December 08, 2006, 04:46:42 pm »
What a luck! This is great!    

 Unfortunately I haven't a place to host it. I feel like a dummy (the dummy I am), I was so concentrated in finding out the file that I didn't thought on the way to get it when it appears.  

 Thanks Chero and Antikx. You are the best.

 I feel good now.  

Sharp ROMs / Updating Debian
« on: December 07, 2006, 05:58:47 pm »
Following Chero's suggestions, I decided to find out the way to upgrade de chrooted debian system in my zaurus.

First I found fentch error messages, and I discovered it was because of a connection problem which was solved, as said in the forum, copying the file from Sharp /etc/resolv.conf to /hdd5/debroot/etc/resolv.conf ( I've got my pocket workstation there).

Second, I have updated the information inside the file


with two servers with ( sarge) arm branch, choosen from the list on Debian site.

Then, after reading information from debian site, I have updated my package list with:

#apt-get update

In this point, I have known that there are another way in order to get files and upgrades, it is called      -    aptitude   -

It is adviced to rely on this method rather than in apt-get, to avoid dependency missmatches and problems.

So, It have to be installed by typing:

#apt-get install aptitude

After that it's adviced to update doc-base, only if this packet exits on the system.
The reason comes from possible problems when installing/updating perl.

# dpkg -l doc-base  ( to know if we have the packet installed )

# aptitude install doc-base  ( in order to update doc-base)

In case we don't have this packet, this is not necessary.

At this point if we want to upgrade our system we have to enter this whole sentence:

# aptitude -f --with-recommends dist-upgrade

I'm now downloading the upgrade throught this method, I hope it really works without problems.

After that I'll try to get OpenOffice.

Since is the first time I've heared about    aptitude   , and it's recommended in despite of apt-get, which is often mentioned in these threads, I has been impressed, problably because of my lack of knowledge, and I thought that it's worth to be commented.

Sorry about my english.


Well, aptitude works fine upgrading my Debian Pocket Workstation, and also installing other packages as Gpsdrive, mc, etc...

#aptitude install gpsdrive (It's amazing you don't have to put the long filenames)

When trying to download OpenOffice I get error messages. The packet can't be installed. It seems that there are not working port for arm of OO 1.1.X.

Here I've used also apt-get and it had the same behaviour as aptitude.

Seems like they are only thin differences beetween each other.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Debian On Pdaxrom
« on: December 07, 2006, 12:59:03 pm »
I got the same need   . Did you get some luck looking for the file?  

Sharp ROMs / Openoffice Wanted
« on: December 07, 2006, 12:43:34 pm »
Hi Chero,

  thanks for the information and your quick answer. I havent tried to do an apt-get.
In fact I only have some knowledge about openBSD, and I have to rebuild my mind on linux in order to set up correctly this little debian system.

But I'm afraid of having troubles because I haven't been able to find the linux_arm ports branches in the debian estructure. Perhaps if no other choice I'll need to update the whole debian system and that point scares me.

I'd better wait for help to come, for now, while trying to learn a little bit.


I have taken the risk trying to download and upgrading my system. The upgrade was fine, but It was impossible to download any OpenOffice packet to install.

I think there is no possibility yet. So I still rely on having the old file that, I don't have and I don't found...

Sharp ROMs / Create A New Sharprom Feed?
« on: December 07, 2006, 12:18:51 pm »
Well I'm sure I'm not an expert     but I like Sharp Rom     and I'm involved in the same nightmare as many friends trying to find the appropiated Ipks. In fact often is a matter of luck, not to say a waste of time.

A new feed sounds cool!  

I'm still jumping on my chair.


Sharp ROMs / Openoffice Wanted
« on: December 07, 2006, 12:01:04 pm »
Hi friends,

         I'm glad amb happy to join this forum since I've been lot of time reading your goodies and advices. I'm a Collie owner since few months and I've been setting up my device in order to best suite my needs. These are powerful devices with great possibilities. I'm from Barcelona and my english is quite limited, so sorry about that.

I'm runnig the Sharp ROM, completed with X/QT and a debina Pocket Workstation,  after moving some dirs to HDD and creating a swap partition, so my memory runs smooth and quite quick. I expect to return also to OpenBSD, a distro that I like heavily, but first I want to set the Sharp Rom in its best and thorough mode.

Rather than runnig Cramfs, I'm searching for a real installation of the OpenOffice suite. Here I've got xerious troubles because my lack of succes trying to install it from a mounted cramfs.

I've been following Meanie's instructions, but for the mode I want he precribes using a installation file OOo_SRX645_linuxarm_install.tar.gz wich is impossible to find  nor in fedds, neither in google.

I want to install the aplication without dealing with cramfs or squasfs, whole and nude into the chrooted debian in its own dedicated partition.

I wonder if any of you, guys, could provide me with this file, or at least some link to get it from.

Thanks in advance.

Please to join you, and best regards.

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