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For Sale / Wanted / Want To Buy/trade: Ibm Pc110
« on: November 11, 2008, 09:20:58 pm »
- IBM PC110 Palmtop Computer
- I'm in the US
- Willing to buy or trade, I have a Zaurus 3100 and a Zaurus 3200 as well as some accessories if someone is interested in one of them. I also have several Toshiba Librettos (older 50s, 70s and an M3) around too.

Basically, I'm looking for one of these little guys in decent working shape, it can have dings and such, but it needs the full 8MB of RAM, preferably MORE if it has been modded. It's gotta have the dock and floppy drive too. Thanks for taking a look guys.

Dynamism has an extended battery that gives about double the battery span I believe. It extends the base of the unit a little bit; it comes with foot 'extensions' to make up for this.

Also, now that I got mine in, I must say that this laptop runs very hot. I think I may have a faulty power supply, but I've seen cpu temps of 90 degC and hard drive temps over 65 degC on my unit, after just 15 minutes of a stress test. Just something else to consider. Size wise, it is sooooo impressive. The only problem I have is that since it is white, people are constantly asking, "Is that the new Mac?" The optical mouse is quite odd, and takes some time to get used to. Other than that, if anything would replace the Zaurus for me, it would be this. . . My eyes just aren't as good with the small screen. The Zaurus replaced my PSP for classic video game emulation, and now this thing is replacing the Z. . . The life of tech toys.

Software / Dillo 2 Is Out
« on: October 17, 2008, 08:07:28 am »
geez, 50% less memory!? dillo was already pretty light! I'm kinda curious to try this in OpenBSD and Cacko!

New products and alternatives / Who's Getting A Pandora?
« on: October 16, 2008, 10:17:33 am »
Quote from: Capn_Fish
I know I ordered mine as soon as I got the e-mail saying I could order it.

When you get it, you'll have to let us know how it is! I'm honestly suprised this emerged from vaporware. I've been drooling over it for a while, not satisfied with the looks or specs of the GP2X models.

OpenBSD / Usb Or Ir Keyboard In Openbsd ?
« on: October 15, 2008, 09:19:09 pm »
More info: booting with the host cable and nothing plugged in, then plugging in either the USB mouse or keyboard gives me the following:

uhub0: device problem, disabling port 2
uhub0: port error, restarting port 2

this goes on a few time until finally

uhub0: port error, giving up port 2

With the USB host cable, is it normal to have things coming up as port 2? I guess that's assuming that the Z is port 1.

New products and alternatives / $98 Zaurus Alternative: Hivision Mininote
« on: October 15, 2008, 07:08:55 pm »
What's the status on this? My girlfriend is going nuts over it, and its inexpensive pinkness. She experienced the EEEpc when I had the first 700 run, so I think she could stand this, although I know that this is even more pared down than the EEEpc was.

Well guys, this is as close as it gets to a Z killer for me. I've been (and still am) an avid Toshiba Libretto user for the past few years. The 50CT, 70CT and an imported M3 got me by in an 8'' x 4.5'' 1'' form factor that was easily touch type for even my large hands.

Everun Review from UMPCPortal

Last month RAON released the Everun Note. In a very similar form factor (a cm shorter and a cm taller) it boasts the following:
2 USB ports
1 USB mini B port (for use as a hard drive: you can actually plug this laptop into another PC and it shows up as a portable HD)
SD card slot
USIM card slot (currently there isn't a 3G /HDSPA receiver in the laptop, though the pads are there!)
PCIe slot
60 GB HD
1GB ram
Dual Core AMD 1.2Ghz proc (which is faster than it sounds; this is leaps better than the current net book stuff)
ATI something or another beefy GFX card, I can't remember

At any rate, it's something I can touchtype on again that is pretty dang small.
The ups are size and power, the downs are the funny mouse and battery life (a pale 2.5 hrs), but for Libretto lovers, I think this is the next thing. Check it out and discuss.

OpenBSD / Usb Or Ir Keyboard In Openbsd ?
« on: October 15, 2008, 06:27:46 pm »
Alright! I got 4.3 on the Zaurus compliments of gen2's great work! Now I'm trying to make it useful.

I've got a usb host cable which works pretty well in Cacko land with both a USB mini mouse and my 'The Virtually Indestructible Keyboard'. In OpenBSD, neither of these work. Is there some sort of special procedure, either hardware or software wise, to get a mouse to work in X or a keyboard to work in console (and eventually x) ?

I've seen some recommendations to plug in the host cable, then afterboot plug in the mouse / kb. This has not worked for me.

On a related note, has anyone tried to get an IR keyboard working with Zaurus? I have a universal Think Outside keyboard I'd like to use, which works very nicely in Sharp / Cacko romland. Is it something as simple as pumping the raw datas into dev/keyboard or something like that?

And finally, does the Zaurus support multiple consoles like other platforms? I wouldn't know the keystroke [CTRL + ALT + FN normally] to switch.

Thanks for all your help, I can't wait to dive into OpenBSD on the Zaurus, and with these few things, I'm getting a little bit closer. I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Sharp ROMs / Cacko 1.23 + Planex Gw-cf11x = ?
« on: October 15, 2008, 12:24:44 pm »
Okay, just got around to trying to get this to work. I'm running Qtopia 1.5.4, kernel 2.4.20 (Maslovsky compiled) and Cacko 1.23.1029311005, and I'm wondering what is up.

I have a Planex GW-CF11X card that I'm assuming is supposed to work under Cacko, but when I plug it in, it attempts to connect, and fails.

Here's the cardctl info for it:
product info: "PLANEX COMMUNICATIONS INC.", "PLANEX GW-CF11X Wireless CD Card", "", ""
manfid: 0xd601, 0x0010
function: 6 (network)

so I went poking around in the /etc/pcmcia folders, and everything that I've seen so far says to modify wlan-ng.conf, which I don't have. Has this been changed to hostap_cs.conf?

I believe this card is a prism, so I should be able to make a new entry for it in one of these confs, pointing to a prism_cs module? Or is this handled again by hostap_cs? Where would that module be then? /lib/modules/2.4.20/pcmcia ? or something like that?

Thanks for the heads up! I just snagged the CF camera. I'm hoping it will work in the 3x00. We'll see!

OpenBSD / Does Sd Write Support Happen In 4.2?
« on: May 19, 2008, 06:33:18 am »
My guess is no. I loaded 4.2 last night and could not get writes onto an SD card. Might be my bad luck though, as I couldn't get the installer to read the disc sets off of the card either. :*(

C1000/3x00 General discussions / Borked My 3100 - Hdd1 Error!
« on: May 15, 2008, 07:13:47 am »
I just used this and a few other posts to recover a Zaurus so I can vouch, it works! I was like Cresho, scrambling to find a usb CF adapter and thinking I was going to have to remove the MD. Then I realized you could boot to command line. . . hmm. . .  minutes later, I see the light. Thanks for the help here guys.

Asus Eee PC / Ultra-low-priced Notebook Fest < Cebit08
« on: May 14, 2008, 01:35:59 pm »
Quote from: ZDevil
The Eee PC ... what's the deal?  

In another (impossible) possible world, if Sony VAIO PCG-U1/U3 (or any other similar devices) was sold somewhere higher than the current price range where the Eee PC is in, say US$600, I bet it will be even far more successful than what Asus has achieved now and be hacked even more seriously.

Compared to the U1/U3, in terms of battery life, size, resolution, weight, capabilities, the Eee PC is not really such a big surprise.
Just saw a couple of U1 an U3 ebaying for around US$700 and US$800 ...
If my 701 cost me more than US$400, probably I simply wouldn't have bought it.
So the thing is, those older ultraportables, however decent they are, failed to capture a big enough target market for consumer electronics.

I've been on something of a mecca trying to find the right portable computer, I tried everything from the Atari Portfolio all the way to the EEEPC, and I have to say that the VAIO PCG u1/u3 was a pretty nice pitstop. I recently unloaded one of these on ebay after having played around with it. Despite it's attractive features, it still has a few glaring issues:
no wifi or bluetooth built in
short-ish battery life
only Memory Stick / USB (but I guess I can't blame Sony for hyping their proprietary storage format)
fragile construction
poor 'thumbmouse' and 'thumb buttons'

Quite honestly, as far as form factor goes, the Toshiba Libretto has always been my favorite. I would really like to see the UMPC makers do something similar, but clamshell just is not where the market is going right now. : (

General Discussion / Pandora
« on: May 14, 2008, 12:06:04 pm »
I think it looks pretty awesome as a GAME platform. As a PORTABLE LINUX COMPUTER, it is severly lacking. The best point made here was to use the 'no space' keyboards of the psion and later jornada. You would think that they would have figured that out by now. Other than the keyboard spacing, I think it looks nice (the black model). I'd be interested to see how well this markets. This would be a nice replacement for my PSP, as I currently use that for most of my classic emulation. I haven't set up my Z to game yet, but I tried out the right side navigation buttons, and they didn't seem very usable.

For Sale / Wanted / 3100 And 3200 For Sale
« on: May 12, 2008, 04:23:06 pm »
Quote from: BarryW
I've got a SLC3100 and a SLC3200 for sale

$300 for each, or $500 for both, plus whatever it will cost to ship them.
Barry, I'm interested. I'll pm. teh[dot]sean[at]gmail[dot]com

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