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OpenBSD / Openbsd 5.4/zaurus Issues
« on: April 24, 2014, 11:56:51 pm »
Quote from: TronDD
I'm just going to wait for 5.5 before putting too much more time into fiddling with things.
That's probably a good idea. I can wait a week, and I prefer running on -release unless there's a gotta have feature in snapshots.

Quote from: TronDD
Regarding suspend, did you try enabling lid suspend in sysctl.conf?  That will turn off the backlight for me.  I don't think it actually does the suspend, though.   (on the other hand, if it did, it would eventually crash anyway)
I did not try using machdep.lidsuspend. Historically, OpenBSD had issues with suspend / hibernate with the Zaurus around 4.0 but I thought that was at one point resolved. There's a thread [a href=\'index.php?showtopic=19506\']here (Suspend Crashes)[/a] that mentions all this.

Quote from: TronDD
I prefer to compile my own stuff (no rational reason for it, though.  I assume it's more optimized but no evidence that it is, or that it outweighs the time cost) but will use the package if I need to.  Nice to have the option.

Tim.
I might be able to wait a week for a new rev, but I don't have the patience to wait for packages to build! I'll gladly take the packages available, and just cope with whatever overhead I lose for non optimized builds.

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OpenBSD / Openbsd 5.4/zaurus Issues
« on: April 22, 2014, 09:55:06 am »
I noticed that there's some activity on the forum around OpenBSD, and wanted to see if others had experienced the same thing I have.

I've got a SL-C3100.

Trying to play audio causes a kernel panic:
- I noticed that none of the typical /dev/audio or /dev/audioctl handles were created by default, so I ran
[div class=\'codetop\']CODE[/div][div class=\'codemain\' style=\'height:200px;white-space:pre;overflow:auto\']/dev/MAKEDEV[/div]
- Installed vorbis-tools from packages and attempted
[div class=\'codetop\']CODE[/div][div class=\'codemain\' style=\'height:200px;white-space:pre;overflow:auto\']ogg123 -d sndio -o dev:rsnd/1 (ogg file)[/div]
which took me to a ddb prompt.

Has anyone else had success playing sound with the Z?

Suspend / Hibernate are not working properly:
- Suspend causes LCD 'white out', but does not appear to power off. LCD backlight does not turn off automatically, or when the lid is closed. Also, the SD slot is detached at suspend and reattached at resume.
- Hibernate does nothing other than output
[div class=\'codetop\']CODE[/div][div class=\'codemain\' style=\'height:200px;white-space:pre;overflow:auto\']Hibernating system...[/div].

Has anyone else seen issues with suspend / hibernate on their SL-Cxx00?

Other than those issues, the Z runs OpenBSD just fine. The wifi card I had worked without issue and the SD driver works better than the native Cacko one did!

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For Sale / Wanted / Anyone Want An Old Zaurus?
« on: January 10, 2010, 04:36:17 pm »
Quote from: InSearchOf
hmmm free huh? I'm going to let the community have first dibs... if no one hops on these I may take one of these off your hands...

Thanks

Several people have checked out the topic and have passed, so if you want one InSearchOf, you're more than welcome to it.

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For Sale / Wanted / Anyone Want An Old Zaurus?
« on: January 08, 2010, 03:27:07 pm »
Well, I'm cleaning out the gadgetry and trying to get rid of some of the stuff that I just don't have time for anymore.

That being said, I've got one SL5500 and three SL5600 PDAs that need a new home. Of the SL5600s, there are two PXA255s and one PXA250. I picked these up from a bulk purchase, so they are all well used, but in working condition. They come with battery, but nothing else. I think I restored them to factory default a while back, but honestly I would recommend giving them a fresh start when you get them. Battery life is probably going to be weak, and it doesn't come with a stylus, but you can't beat free. All that I'm asking for is the cost of shipping. I would prefer to ship in the CONUS, but I don't mind shipping internationally if people are willing to pay for it.

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Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker / Sharp Netwalker Pc-z1, Who Has One?
« on: October 12, 2009, 09:51:05 pm »
Quote from: fpp
I guess I know what you mean. I had a terrible experience with the Kohjinsha SA1, a precursor of the first 7" Asus eeePC.

It was an innovative and fun little machine, ahead of its time, but the keyboard itself was much like what you describe of the Sharp's.

Given that the main selling point of these clamshells over plain tablets like the Smart Q5/Q7 is precisely that they have a keyboard, they just don't make any sense if you can't actually type on them... :-)

I couldn't agree with you more. I'm really hoping someone will revisit the concept of a keyboard larger than the device footprint. The IBM Thinkpad 701 did it with a 'butterfly' keyboard, and Samsung piloted the SPH-9200, but sadly there haven't really been any bigger efforts. I would like to take a gumstix board and stuff it in one of those folding PDA keyboards, some how attach a low res LCD screen. . . That would be great.

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Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker / Sharp Netwalker Pc-z1, Who Has One?
« on: October 10, 2009, 10:36:10 pm »
Quote from: fpp
Thanks. Is the M1's keyboard better than the Sharp's ? Seems the M2 will have the same one.
Hmm, tough call. I would say the UMID keyboard is better overall, but both keyboards are flawed.

The UMID keyboard has fewer keys (56), so it depends on FN combinations much more. Basic keys like / ? - are FN combinations. Worse still, some keys are FN+Shift, then the keypress, so you have a total of 4 mappings for keys. Even weirder, some keys are flat out not marked, like the \. There are no dedicated F1-F12 keys. The UMID keyboard does not have a right shift. Thumb typing, two shift keys is absolutely necessary, because trying to make 'E' or 'D' is a tough stretch otherwise. With a keymap changing program, the no right shift issue is fixable.

The Sharp keyboard has more keys (78) and the keyboard area is bigger in both directions. The keyboard has dedicated F1-F6 (FN+F7-F12) keys, which is nice, and most of the normal use punctuation keys are the same mapping as a standard keyboard. The keys themselves are nearly identical in height to the UMID keys, but the letter keys are a tad wider. Because of this, the keys run to the end of the device. This presents a problem when thumb typing. Keys close to the edge are harder to hit, especially the shift key which is usually under your palm when thumb typing. The optical mouse and mouse keys are nice, and allow surfing without having to go to the touchscreen much, which is a plus the UMID doesn't have, and the UMID M2 won't have either if they do actually put an optical mouse on the LCD bezel. Also, pressing on the Sharp's keys doesn't feel as good as the UMID. The keys don't always travel the same way; If you hit a key from the side, only that side of the key will press down, not the whole key. The keys have a more rubbery feel than a plastic one, and the result is that you don't have a lot of confidence in the keyboard actually registering what you type. It also seems to double press keys periodically, something I haven't had a problem with on the UMID.

When it's all added up, I like the keyboard on the UMID more, it might be smaller, but it's easier to thumb type on generally. On a table top, it would be the Sharp Netwalker's advantage if the keys didn't respond awkwardly when pressed.

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Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker / Sharp Netwalker Pc-z1, Who Has One?
« on: October 09, 2009, 03:08:18 pm »
Quote from: fpp
Do let us know how it goes with the Sharp... reviews were such a mixed bag it's hard to know what to think.

Nothing like an actual hands-on report by a trusted expert :-)

So far I'm impressed. Battery life has been great! I haven't had a lot of time to play with it, but for basic surfing and Open Office scenarios, it works fairly well.

Networking support is a mixed bag, both my USB Ethernet dongle and my USB Cellular modem were not recognized out of the box, so it seems like the Ubuntu environment they installed is really stripped down.

The keyboard is a little odd because the keys don't press to center. When you type on a key, it could collapse to the left or the right a little bit. The feedback isn't that good and it is a little difficult to type on, on both a tabletop and thumb typing.

I bought mine just before UMID announced the M2 model. Having an M1, I kinda wish now I'd waited; I can already see myself getting the M2 and potentially liking it more.

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Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker / Sharp Netwalker Pc-z1, Who Has One?
« on: October 05, 2009, 11:20:49 pm »
Quote from: Ling
I looked at it, but decided to wait for the UMID M2. I expect that the ubuntu arm repository will have quite a lot to offer.
Hah, I'm considering the UMID M2 as well! Comparing the UMID M1 to the Netwalker, it's pretty even. If the M2 has 1GB ram and the built in mouse controls, it will be the better device. Holding the M1 and 'imagining' where the mouse controls are yields a pretty usable machine, even if it doesn't open up as wide as the Netwalker.

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Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker / Sharp Netwalker Pc-z1, Who Has One?
« on: October 03, 2009, 04:31:23 pm »
Well, I ponied up for the Netwalker, and I was just wondering who else here has done the same.

Is there any interest in the OESF community to support this device?
Ubuntu is on it natively, but who knows what else you folks could shove in the thing!

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For Sale / Wanted / For Sale, Sl-c3100 , Sl-5500, Cfxga Video Card
« on: September 11, 2009, 09:33:53 pm »
Quote from: beckerb
Did you already put these on ebay? I would be interested in the C3100 plus the CFXGA card, if still available. How much would be shipping to Austria (Vienna)? Thanks: Balazs

The 3100 has been sold, but I still have the CFXGA card.

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New products and alternatives / Qi Ben Nanonote (fall 2009)
« on: September 02, 2009, 10:46:12 pm »
Looks good, but USB client only and no wifi connectivity makes this dead on the water for me.

The idea of a completely opensource hardware platform is great though! I hope that they can add a few features for a little extra cash. Buying a completely standalone linux machine for $100 US is a tough sell. The zipit is a similar platform with Wifi for less than $50, and those aren't exactly flying off the shelves, even though the platform is (mostly) open now.

It's got a way to go, but I'll be watching it!

Kinda makes me wonder what ever happened to the iKit thingy.

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5x00 General discussions / Sl-5500 Cacko Rom / Kernel Gone
« on: August 20, 2009, 01:52:33 pm »
Quote from: tux
Quote from: teh.sean
I just received some used Zauri, one of which being an sl-5500. I have flashed them to Cacko before, but it appears that http://www.schwag.org/~crow/cacko/ is now down. I've looked all over and can't find the files anywhere. ZUG downloads are broken, the actual cacko site doesn't have the sl-5500 version, so it looks like the 5500 + cacko has suffered bit-rot. Anybody have a copy of the files?
Is this what you want?


Oh wow! Yes, it sure is! Thank you so much! Now to see if I can get opera back on this thing. . .
: D

tux to the rescue!

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5x00 General discussions / Sl-5500 Cacko Rom / Kernel Gone
« on: August 19, 2009, 07:59:35 pm »
I just received some used Zauri, one of which being an sl-5500. I have flashed them to Cacko before, but it appears that http://www.schwag.org/~crow/cacko/ is now down. I've looked all over and can't find the files anywhere. ZUG downloads are broken, the actual cacko site doesn't have the sl-5500 version, so it looks like the 5500 + cacko has suffered bit-rot. Anybody have a copy of the files?

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For Sale / Wanted / For Sale, Sl-c3100 , Sl-5500, Cfxga Video Card
« on: August 16, 2009, 08:56:22 pm »
Bump.

This will be going on eBay sometime this week. Last chance to get it before I have to mark up for ebay + paypal fees.

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