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6000 - Tosa / community and the 6000
« on: March 22, 2004, 07:24:29 pm »
There are reasons I never signed up with Sharp, but I came close.  The biggest being trust to stand behind a product.  After killing the community, Sharp only validated my trust concerns.  Better to host your work elsewhere.

LD

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Problem running Ultima4
« on: March 22, 2004, 05:17:52 pm »
Quick install guide:

Download http://zaurus.spy.org/feeds/davonz/xu4-0.9.tar.gz to /home/root
Download http://aleron.dl.sourceforge.net/sourcefor...ltima4-1.01.zip to /home/root
Download http://easynews.dl.sourceforge.net/sourcef...u4/u4upgrad.zip to /home/root

cd /usr
tar -xzvf ~/xu4-0.9.tar.gz
cd
mv ultima4-1.01.zip ultima4.zip
u4


LD

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For Sale / Wanted / Zaurus C700 and C760 for trade!
« on: March 22, 2004, 02:05:59 pm »
Ok.  I think I may hold onto the unit unless a good trade comes.  I found that it is worth a bit more then I thought.

LD

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For Sale / Wanted / Zaurus C700 and C760 for trade!
« on: March 21, 2004, 01:08:02 pm »
Well, it looks like the battery light on the C760 isn\'t working.  The mail light is working just fine.  As well, I found a single dead pixel on the screen.  Again, the unit does have a warrantee.

LD

35
Zaurus - pdaXrom / Prism2 wireless cf card intermittently locks up UI
« on: March 20, 2004, 05:23:01 pm »
What does dmesg read when this happens.  I also use a prism2 based card, but this does not ahppen to me.

LD

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Port Requests Here:
« on: March 20, 2004, 05:21:25 pm »
It may be that I used the old SDK on it.  I will recompile a new one under the latest SDK.

LD

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / SD /mnt/card has become read-only
« on: March 20, 2004, 03:04:47 pm »
Unmounting and remounting may correct it, as well as a reboot of the system.  I would suggest rebooting the system fist (type reboot at the command line).

umount /mnt/card
mount /mnt/card

Should work the mounting/unmounting as long as the fstab is not at fault.

LD

38
Off Topic forum / Apple PDA Rumors Abuzz
« on: March 20, 2004, 11:49:43 am »
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If this rumor is true (this rumor has been going on since \'98, so I won\'t hold my breath) and it runs either an updated NewtonOS or OSX-lite with an Aqua-like interface, my Zaurus goes up for sale the day it\'s announced.

YOU TRAITOR!!!!!  Ok...  I will be heading over to the dark side with you!  ;-)

Apple makes one hell of a hardware product.  OSX is also pretty sweet in its own right.  As well, Apple will put forward a much better marketing strategy as well as supporting development for it much better.  It will have the US market and commercial software that the Z never had.  I will not get rid of all my Z\'s, but I will have one of these.

LD

39
General Discussion / Linux for desktop?
« on: March 19, 2004, 10:20:53 pm »
Being involved with Linux since 1996, I have to admit that I have tried almost all of the distros; started with Slackware, used RedHat for my ISP, played with Mandrake, SUSE and Debian (and distros based on Debian) for my desktop.  

I currently use Gentoo, but it is not for the weak.  Some people play with it since you can pretty much have a system with the latest-and-greatest, but few keep it because portage can break your system faster then it took to set it up.  Honestly, it is the only distribution I have had on my system for over a year because I use Linux not as my primary OS, but my only OS.  Again, this is for the advance users because if you decide to tinker with Gentoo, you will only have a stable system for a short period of time.  ebuilds (the files used to tell the system how to download and compile the sources) are maintained by anyone and everyone and many broken ebuilds make it into the main branches.  It is a bitch to setup properly and making sure it stays running is something for the more advanced users, but you get one heck-of-a tailored system and setup exactly the way you want it.  Since you are upgrading only small sections at a time, it is the easiest for updating.  

Before Gentoo I was a Debian user.  Debian is the most stable OS I have ever used and there are many spin-offs that have nice installers and updated components.  apt/dpkg is probably the single best toolset for dependancy tracking ever imagined.  I was never able to upgrade my system fully without issues though.  Once Woody was released, I ended up having to reinstall.

SUSE/RedHat/Mandrake/RPM Based distros - are great for fast installs and hardware detection.  SUSE is the best of these.  The problem is that upgrading is also a beast and dependency tracking is a joke (I know all about the latest tools Madrake has and they DO NOT compare to apt).  I used to use partition tricks in order to make sure the I could do new installs without needing to reconfigure everything.  I made /home, /usr/local, /root and /opt mountable partitions so I would be able to install clean the latest versions and only have to play for a day or two to get my system back in shape.

Slackware is a great distro.  It is the most \"UNIX standard\" of the Linux distributions.  It is powerful and probably the cleanest distribution ever.  Heck, it was the first distribution ever.  It is not without its faults as well and still contains upgrading flaws.  It is also not for the new users as many things still need to be customized manually (not nearly as manually as Gentoo).  Many people swear by Slackware, but I feel it falls behind Debian and Gentoo.  Just personal preference.

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Once you select the right distribution, you will start to play with your system.  At first it is a toy.  You will be presented with a pretty GUI and lots of windows.  You may never really realize the power that is in front of you.  Screw vi (it is my favorite, but I lived in HP_UP and Solaris for too many years), the power of Linux is the choices you have.  You don\'t like KDE?  Try Gnome.  Not liking Gnome?  Try Afterstep and use a screensaver as your background!  XFCE4, Fluxbox, twm, etc...  there are so many more.  Need an office suite?  Siag, Open Office, Koffice, etc...  So, don\'t want to learn vi?  Use one of the other hundred editors!

Like a command prompt?  Need to work on a ton of things?  Toss them into a while loop, if statement, etc....  You have this ability on the command line.  Bash is a very powerful shell and it is backward compatible with korn, c shell and born (so it understands my crap).  Need to lowercase a ton of files?  ls | while read file; do mv $file `echo $file | tr [A-Z] [a-z]` done (probably incorrect but I have had a bit too much to drink tonight).  The power of the command line is endless and since you are no longer using a command interpreter, any file is a command!  If you need to pass a result from one tool to the next, use a pipe (|) symbol.  i.e...

Let\'s break down this command:

ls -l | grep Mar | grep -v log | awk -F\" \"  \'{print $3,\" \",$9}\'

ls -l: Gives a directory listing of everything in a directory in detailed columns separated by spaces:

-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users    691255 Mar 16 13:39 klimt.log
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users   9058832 Mar 11 15:41 mamed37b15sdc.zip
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users  32244591 Mar 17 12:18 nx-X11-1.3.1-12.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users   7307712 Mar  2 21:22 open-wonka-snapshot.tgz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users   1163183 Mar  2 19:50 orp-1.0.10.tgz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users    806776 Mar  2 23:44 pilot-link-0.11.8.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users     10689 Mar  4 08:34 pocketkaffe.diff.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users   5115148 Mar 14 11:31 se007e6.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users    137546 Mar 17 10:28 source.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users   1273544 Apr 18 14:58 src-v0.07.rar
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users     62578 Apr 18 10:44 strace_4.4.98-1_arm.ipk

We send this output to grep which will return only the lines with the characters Mar in them.  

-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users    691255 Mar 16 13:39 klimt.log
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users   9058832 Mar 11 15:41 mamed37b15sdc.zip
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users  32244591 Mar 17 12:18 nx-X11-1.3.1-12.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users   7307712 Mar  2 21:22 open-wonka-snapshot.tgz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users   1163183 Mar  2 19:50 orp-1.0.10.tgz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users    806776 Mar  2 23:44 pilot-link-0.11.8.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users     10689 Mar  4 08:34 pocketkaffe.diff.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users   5115148 Mar 14 11:31 se007e6.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users    137546 Mar 17 10:28 source.tar.gz

We then send that output to grep again telling it to remove lines with the characters log in them.  

-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users   9058832 Mar 11 15:41 mamed37b15sdc.zip
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users  32244591 Mar 17 12:18 nx-X11-1.3.1-12.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users   7307712 Mar  2 21:22 open-wonka-snapshot.tgz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users   1163183 Mar  2 19:50 orp-1.0.10.tgz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users    806776 Mar  2 23:44 pilot-link-0.11.8.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users     10689 Mar  4 08:34 pocketkaffe.diff.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users   5115148 Mar 14 11:31 se007e6.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 davonz users    137546 Mar 17 10:28 source.tar.gz

After, we send the output to awk which uses space as a field separator (I used a -F to set this to space even though awk defaults to space) and prints out only fields 3 and 9 separated by a space.

davonz mamed37b15sdc.zip
davonz nx-X11-1.3.1-12.tar.gz
davonz open-wonka-snapshot.tgz
davonz orp-1.0.10.tgz
davonz pilot-link-0.11.8.tar.gz
davonz pocketkaffe.diff.gz
davonz se007e6.tar.gz
davonz source.tar.gz

You may think, \"big woop\"... but with a single command line you were able to pull the just information you were looking for out of a few lines.  What if there 5000 lines, but you only wanted to pinpoint a few of them?  You can do that easily.

Ok.  I am rambling...  I am heading back to my drink.  ;-)

LD

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For Sale / Wanted / Zaurus C700 and C760 for trade!
« on: March 18, 2004, 02:43:27 pm »
Looks like we have a trade being setup.

LD

[EDIT]  Deal cancelled.

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Problem running Ultima4
« on: March 18, 2004, 12:42:17 pm »
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xu4-9 gives me can\'t load egaPalette.xml

I went to /usr and untarred... I didn\'t try t untar any files from the .8 version.

Scott

It looks like it is not finding your .zip file.  I just tested it an it is working on my Z.

LD

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Problem running Ultima4
« on: March 18, 2004, 12:38:20 pm »
Nuvie issue:

Well, here is the deal.  They fixed the error in cvs, so I checked out the cvs again.  Now another error has cropped up.  This is the problem when working with files that come from cvs only.  I will take a watch the cvs logs and check it out again once they fix the latest error.

LD

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Problem running Ultima4
« on: March 18, 2004, 12:04:22 pm »
Ok.  Here is the error.  Working on it now:

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x0007da18 in EggManager::spawn_eggs(unsigned short, unsigned short, unsigned char) (this=0x1099a0, x=307, y=352, z=0 \'\0\')
    at stl_list.h:167
167     stl_list.h: No such file or directory.
        in stl_list.h


LD

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Problem running Ultima4
« on: March 18, 2004, 11:27:17 am »
I am getting the same.  I am not sure of the issue.  strace is telling me that there is a problem with memory.  I am going to see what I can find.

LD

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Port Requests Here:
« on: March 18, 2004, 11:25:42 am »
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Lord:  

your stonx isn\'t complete.... your STonX dir is nor o+r, but I did a make under sparc (runs fast!) and found the filenames.  
for your tar, you need Keysyms and cartridge.img (both in the top level of STonX make dir).  However, even with that,
stonx didn\'t seem to want to run... it kept locking up after the keysym load.  It\'s too bad, because it seems to have a lot
more config options than hatari.  I tried about a dozen roms and a dozen settings (all roms and settings worked on
a 500mhz sparc).  nothing working on the zaurus :-<

I tried hatari... but the pointer was always off.  it wasn\'t always off by the same amount, but 80% of the time I couldn\'t
even get the pointer to go up high enough to get to the menus... most of the time, the emulator ran so slow... for
instance, one time, it took about 15 seconds to draw the first gem desktop screen.  :-<  What and how did you
set up your hatari that allowed you to run a game?  

I\'ll work some more on the other emulators, etc.

Scott

I am going to continue to debug stonx and see what is going on.  As for hatari, it was running pretty good on my C760.  I was running it in fullscreen to resolve the pointer issue.  I am not sure why it is not working with the mouse coords defines in X, but this is the same issue as with Dosbox.  Let me see what I can find out.

LD

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