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Zaurus - pdaXrom / RC5 Available...
« on: October 07, 2004, 12:00:56 pm »
We have just released the latest RC, RC5 – it’s entirely new and has Vector Floating Point. Please download, test and report back.

Please note that all other feeds than the RC5 feed is broken due to the new VFP.

Lots of bugfixes and new stuff - like Quake running in 15 FPS ;-)

Get it at

Bugs fixed:
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screen rotation not working when...
Term launchers differ in menu/taskbar
/dev/tun is missing in pdaXrom distribution
SSH Idle Timeout to early
No apparent reason for inetd running
iptables-kernel modules
SD doesn't mount(does mount on boot)
LAN/Wifi applet oddities
XMMS adjust equalizer doesn't work/quits
Pen drag mode gets cancelled / window resize...
Wallpaper filenames cannot contain spaces
Look & Feel minor typo
Re-suspend in 5 secs
Background change wipes taskbar icons

PS. I know its getting confusing with new and old ROMs/SDKs etc. as soon we get a bit further with development - the site will be cleaned up and get a new bug reporting system (probally bugzilla), forum and probally a general facelift.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / RC3/4 source released..
« on: September 24, 2004, 03:42:03 pm »
We have decided to release the source code for the RC3/4 for your programming pleasure - feel free to download it and try compiling it. But please notice that the source code is released for programmers/experts only - this also means we also can't support/answer any questions for the source code at the moment.

As always feel free to visit our sponsors/banners or/and donate :-)

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Kathrin RC3 ready..
« on: September 07, 2004, 05:34:28 pm »
So we have finished the next RC - this time RC3 - too tired to write anything long and fancy - btw. there is also a native SDK included.

Download here:
Mirrors are comming soon..
RC feed is not updated yet.

New users should flash entire - RC2 users should be able to use the upgrade functions from the flashing menus in ROM updater :-) Update: - Sorry looks like the update function did make it into the RC3 - please just flash entire ROM.

As always you can show your appreciation of our work by using banners or donating :-)

Quick change and fix list:
- Native SDK
- OSS mixer:
- Better "profile/settings" loader/selector for network/looknfeel etc.
- New top graphics after rebooting and flashing
- Suspend/resume in rotated make "jumble" on screen (xrefresh)
- SciTE not in the panel menu
- Small fonts in calibration - should be bigger
- F1-F10 support - mapped to the fn+F1-fn+F10 keys
- PageUp/Down - mapped to the fn+Arrow Up/Arrow Down keys
- Home/end - mapped to fn+Arrow Left/Arrow Right keys
- Improved Startx and mbsession with less errors and warnings
- Fonts problems in startx script
- console font for Aterm
- Right shift working again
- Suspend/Resume and then suspend again bug fixed
- Volume applet fails to load and set volume after restarting gui with look & feel settings
- Volume applet causes "an error" on startx load - it seems to be an gtk error

Bugreport fixes:
mplayer-1.0pre3try2 Bus error when run on C860
request ext3 and reiserfs kernel modules ...
mplayer doesn't run 320x240 fullscreen mode
(use: xrandr -s 1 | mplayer movie.avi - then press Shift+Alt+Right for move video window on free desktop and press key 'f'
Can't exit X cleanly after suspend
Various look & feel app and panel glitches
Huge security hole with SSH
ALT doesn't work in terminal.
Menu button Opening the Matchbox
Volume Control applet sometimes hang
Xrom too root-centric
Font problems, at least in Qt applications
IPKG script bug
weirdness when suspending from gui
Right shift key doesn't work on C750
Script based ipkg is still a bit flakey
Undefined symbols on existing packages
gaim segfaults
Vorbis shared library missing

Ps. Tomorrow more and better information will be put online - this is just for really for hardcore testers :-)

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Developers: Problems with programs for Kathrin RC2
« on: August 22, 2004, 07:21:53 am »
There have been a couple of posts regarding "broken" programs for the Kathrin RC2.

These problems are due to use of the first Cacko X11 ROM developer software - please get the latest version from pdaXrom and try compiling again - this should solve the problems.

Laze - on behalf of Sash

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Kathrin RC2 available now
« on: August 18, 2004, 07:22:51 am »
We are very proud to announce the first public release of pdaXrom 1.1.0 (Kathrin) - this is the second release candidate.
We hope that everybody will test it. Please note that we have not yet updated the documentation on the site but we will do shortly. We have set up 4 different file mirrors to handle the download pressure (a big thanks to those who are donating bandwidth). For an almost complete list of bug fixes and updates see our progress report

Please report any bugs using the bug report on the site. We have updated all bug reports that we have fixed in this RC2. Before reporting any bugs please see the “To be fixed before final release” section of the progress report - these problems shouldn’t be reported.

Btw. While downloading its a good time to consider donating or maybe visit some of our banner sponsors and take a look at what they have to offer ;-)

Zaurus - pdaXrom / pdaXrom 1.1.0 - RC1
« on: August 14, 2004, 06:08:21 am »
Hey.. Just wanted to let everybody know that the RC1 of pdaXrom 1.1.0 Kathrin has been released to developers and we are now awaiting the first test results - when the public release is due is unsure but we are quickly getting there.

And no i won't send it to anybody, it's still not "end-user" friendly - so please don't ask for it.

Always visit for latest news.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / pdaXrom 1.0.5 progress report
« on: June 28, 2004, 11:49:34 am »
We have posted an updated progress report - which tells you which features have been completed and which are planned.

We hope for your patience and maybe help by donating a little bit.

The progress report can be found at:

Zaurus - pdaXrom / What do you prefer...
« on: June 07, 2004, 06:44:18 am »
We are currently working on the next release of the pdaXrom and we are having some dicussions regarding default GUI/panel/window manager etc.

We are currently leaning towards ROX and maybe fbpanel or mb-panel. We could also stay with matchbox as it seems to be the best PDA gui.

So we thought we would ask you guys about your oppion. What do you think makes the best/fastest flexible combination of \"panels, windows managers\" etc. to make the default GUI? Please write you details and explain why you like it and if it feels fast and good etc. Amd no i don\'t wan\'t to create a poll - and please don\'t start a poll on wheter i should start a poll or not :-)

Bonus question:
We are currently talking about replacing all the \"built-in\" prefs/settings programs with python+pygtk - how do you feel about that?

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Problems with feed..
« on: May 24, 2004, 05:42:43 pm »
There have been problems with the pdaXrom feeds for a couple of hours today - we appologize but we are constantly trying to improve and make our website and services better.

If you have had any problems please retry and if your still having problems please let me know.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / unstable feed at
« on: May 20, 2004, 05:30:05 am »
We now have ]10 developers registered for our new \"unstable\" developer feed and the new feed can be found at:

We hope it soon will be full of amazing new programs/games for the pdaXrom.

On behalf of the pdaXrom team

UPDATE: i had to delete the uploaded files because of an error - i appologise for this and please try to upload again if you are an active developer.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Developers for pdaXrom please read..
« on: May 19, 2004, 09:35:35 am »
Could everybody who is actively developing and producing IPKs for the pdaXrom please contact me on e-mail webmaster(snabela)pdaXrom(prik)org - replace (snabela) with @ and (prik) with .

We are now ready to start testing the public IPK functions for developers - so please get in contact with me. Please e-mail me the username and password you wan\'t.

So far you can upload IPK and screenshots and also create/update the Packages file and alot more stuff.

Ps. This was quick submit so please excuse any spelling mistakes etc. - im very excited to get the testing started on the site.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Minimo and Thunderbird released
« on: May 08, 2004, 09:02:46 am »
Today Minimo 0.1 and Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6 was compiled and released for the Sharp Zaurus series running the pdaXrom (mirror site) - these two new releases makes the Zaurus series one of the most powerfull pda\'s around. The Minimo browser is really fast and Thunderbird gives you a full-fledged e-mail (pop3 and IMAP) client right there in your hand (not palm), although Thunderbird is a bit slow on starting up. All you need is a net connection (wireless or fixed) and pdaXrom.

And speaking of neat little tools for your Zaurus and its wireless card, Kismet has
also been released - it makes a nice addition to your Zaurus when your are out on the road or just \"walking\" around in the neighborhood looking for security holes so you can report them ;-)
A quick FAQ on how to setup and use Kismet on your Zaurus can be found here or here.

The programs(ipk feed) and screenshots are located here (mirror).

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Kismet compiled and ready for pdaXrom
« on: April 19, 2004, 03:07:06 am »
Kismet is now compiled and working. Download it from our IPK feed and also have a look at the Kismet FAQ section. Together Kismet and pdaXrom makes your Zaurus the best wifi sniffing tool ever.

You can find the file at our  feed.

Please report any bugs and problems with kismet in this forum and not on the bug reporting page on

Zaurus - pdaXrom / pdaXrom 1.0.5 released...
« on: April 07, 2004, 05:01:28 am »
The new pdaXrom 1.0.5 has just been released, among its new features are hardware On/Off button problems fixed, better support for WIFI cards, hardware Mouse button control, menu button can now be used to switch between mouse buttons, \"On-the-fly\" screen rotation and lots of bugfixes and updates.

At the same time the first SDK has been released together with the SDK installation guide and the SDK tutorial - The SDK can be found in the SDK downloads section

Find it all at - and as always feel free to donate if you like our work and efforts :-)

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Bug reporting
« on: March 16, 2004, 01:37:14 pm »
So the bug reporting page is ready at - so please use this to reports any bugs or feature request you might have.

Btw. the SDK for all your developers is almost completed and it very nice and easy to use.

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