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C1000/3x00 Hardware / Can I Really Wreck A Zaurus Like This?
« on: September 11, 2007, 06:56:21 pm »
There's a thread on hard drive recovery here:

Off Topic forum / Ipod Touch
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:44:16 pm »
Still think the iPod Touch is a PDA? If Engadget is correct (according to here: ) you can't even add calendar entries without being at a computer. Basically the iPod Touch sounds like a memory-starved iPod with a web browser.

But hopefully I'm wrong.

Off Topic forum / Cheap Chinese Mp3/mp4 Av On Ebay
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:41:17 pm »
but of course we all know that marketing is deceptive...
Kind of like how my 4.7 Gb DVDs hold 4.38 Gb of data.

Off Topic forum / Cheap Chinese Mp3/mp4 Av On Ebay
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:09:28 pm »
I love how they ship worldwide "Exception Canada, Belgium, China and Hong Kong". That's hilarious. Not that I would want one, but what would be the disadvantage in shipping to Canada over the US?

C1000/3x00 Hardware / Can I Really Wreck A Zaurus Like This?
« on: September 10, 2007, 07:14:39 pm »
Yes thanks - it does work now. God knows what people with fingers missing do!
Ha ha, yes -- you do need some dexterity!  I had to practically balance my Z on my three fingers to get that to work. Although alphabetically D+M=Diagnostic Menu may have been easy to remember they sure made it difficult to perform.

C1000/3x00 Hardware / Can I Really Wreck A Zaurus Like This?
« on: September 09, 2007, 07:06:30 pm »
Use Fn+D+B instead of D+B. The D+B menu can be corrupted by Uboot (or something else), but the Fn+D+B is in ROM and cannot be corrupted easily. I have not heard of anyone being locked out of the Fn+D+B menu.

Off Topic forum / Ipod Touch
« on: September 05, 2007, 11:35:21 pm »
It's hardly a PDA. All it can do is play music, videos and surf the 'net. You can't enter a memo, you can't type up anything significant, there is no e-mail client, etc. etc.

Unless you can freely add third-party apps to this thing it's a nice looking piece of crap. It's basically a regular iPod with a web browser and WiFi (and less storage space). The only hope of this thing ever being used as a PDA is if it can operate nicely with Google Docs (and even then you would need a WiFi connection). For that price I may as well just get a regular iPod with a much larger capacity (big hard drive instead of small flash) for music and videos, because I would still have to carry my Z or another PDA around to actually do anything.

The only purpose I could find for this is browsing the web while sitting comfortably on a couch or something (ie use it as a mobile internet device).

pdaXrom Development / The Next Pdaxrom Wm
« on: September 05, 2007, 11:28:05 pm »
I use XFCE already, so that gets my vote. It's fairly lightweight yet still fully featured.

Off Topic forum / Palm Axes The Foleo
« on: September 04, 2007, 11:11:55 pm »
Man, what a waste of money, resources, time, ...

I thought Palm's future looked bleak before. I guess I was wrong. NOW it looks bleak. (Although he said they're planning a Foleo II...maybe it gets bleaker yet)

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Windows 3.1 On Dosbox Or Bochs?
« on: September 03, 2007, 12:33:06 am »
I got Windows 3.1 working on DosBox a while ago as well (there is a long thread about DosBox somewhere that basically details the process), but you absolutely need an external USB mouse in order to use it (unless you only want to use the keyboard). The stylus doesn't work at all (re: at all) in Windows 3.1 on DosBox. Also, there are some keymapping issues (which vary in degree depending on whose dosbox ipk you use). It's also pretty slow for everyday use. It's good for impressing your friends (if they're as geeky as you, that is), but not much else.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Make Backlight Go Off On Screen Close?
« on: August 30, 2007, 09:13:05 pm »
I'm not running r198, but in beta 3 the backlight only turned off upon closing the lid in Matchbox (I've tried to get it working in XFCE but, although it worked, I encountered too many screen rotation problems). I've seen you post about other WMs, so my advice would be to try it in Matchbox since InSearchOf said he thought his backlight turns on (unless you are using Matchbox).

Zaurus - pdaXrom / New Rom Gentoo On Zaurus
« on: August 30, 2007, 12:10:37 am »
The C3000 is a completely different beast than the C3100. It has much less space on NAND than the C1000/C3100/C3200. I would imagine some further hacking would be necessary to get it working on a C3000 (but I may be dead wrong here).

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxii3 Problem
« on: August 29, 2007, 11:59:03 pm »
Try /sbin/hwclock and make sure you try it outside of X. Your best bet would be to restart the Z and then get out of X if it automatically starts (I'm unfamiliar with pdaXii13's startup). Then try changing the date using "date 082923582007" for right now (August 29, 11:58 pm in the year 2007). Then type "/sbin/hwclock --systohc --utc". Then if that still doesn't work it may be a problem with pdaXii13 (I know this problem does not exist on beta 3). If it doesn't work then post here again and I'm sure Meanie or someone else can help you.

[edit]It looks like desertrat beat me to the punch with much better advice. Basically ignore this post...[/edit]

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Kde 3.5
« on: August 27, 2007, 05:22:08 pm »
For the Fn keys you probably have to alter the xinitrc file used by KDE to load the appropriate keymap, as done for the Matchbox/Openbox window manager. You can basically steal a large portion of the .xinitrc for Matchbox and use it to replace the keymapping section of KDE's .xinitrc. Note that the xinitrc's are in some system directory and not in your home folder unless you specifically created one. Also, the above procedure only applies for the KDE ipks. I'm not sure how the squashfs is built -- you may be able to mount it, edit an xinitrc hidden somewhere and try starting KDE like that, but I'm not sure.

Also note that I haven't actually tried KDE on my Z for many months now because it is really too slow for everyday use and it didn't really add much to my desktop experience that I don't get from XFCE.

General Discussion / Hooray~! I Installed Icewm On C1000
« on: August 25, 2007, 08:40:25 pm »
Koen, get a life. You are not God. You never will be. I've lost a lot of respect for you (if I ever had any) because of your ridiculous postings. Angstrom is a great distro, but it's not perfect. It can't even run Firefox. There are distros that are DIFFERENT than Angstrom. They are not necessarily better or worse. To each his own. I was merely offering up information on another distro. I could care less if someone uses Angstrom over pdaXrom. Really. I don't work for pdaXrom, and I don't get paid to promote them.

You need to grow up. You're like a spoiled little kid who needs to have everything your way or no way. You're alienating a large segment of the users here at OESF by posting comments like that. You could try helping instead of hindering for once in your life. You are flat out saying you are better than the pdaXrom developers -- and although you may not necessarily offend them (they are probably desensitized to your negative comments after hearing [reading] them so many times), you are one very rude person. I would be ashamed of myself if I were to post comments like that suggesting my superiority over others.

pdaXii13 is regarded by many as BETTER than Angstrom. I would not agree -- first, I've never used it or Angstrom, and second, it's probably different and not necessarily better -- but just because pdaXrom isn't bleeding edge like Angstrom doesn't make it crap.

And thank you adf and ZDevil for actually adding something to the conversation -- there seems to be a fair amount of work on OpenBSD/Zaurus and Gentoo (and a little on Debian).

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