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6000 - Tosa / Vncviewer
« on: April 25, 2004, 05:51:13 pm »
I am using VNC (Keypebble) on a retail 6000 to run a retail 5600 (SDG Systems FBVNC). Is this what you mean? I\'ll try to attach a pic... - Ian.

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I\'ve seen various threads here suggesting that the Martin Fields Overlay Brilliant is the best screen protector choice for the clamsell Zaurus. So:

i) is this still true?

ii) where can I get one? and which one should I buy? Some people mentioned the \"Zodiac\" one, but I can\'t find the \"Overlay Brilliant\" for that. I\'m worried I\'ll buy one for some PDA I never heard of and it will be 2 inches by 2 inches.

Thanks for your patience. I\'m sure this is a bi-weekly topic here; I have tried searching the forums but without success.

Regards, Ian.

Sharp ROMs / Aerlink card not working in Cacko ROM 1.21
« on: April 23, 2004, 02:17:20 pm »
I\'ve been using my Aerlink (SDG Systems) phone card modem thingy to connect to a Sony Ericsson T610 with Cacko 1.20 on my C860; it worked fine.

After upgrading to Cacko 1.21 (with and without the hotfix) I found that I can\'t use it any more. It says \"CF card type serial device is busy\". Can anyone help with this?

I have confirmed the settings and hardware using an SL-6000; it\'s definitely the new ROM which is responsible.

Thanks, Ian.

Linux Issues / Installing man pages on Zaurus - how?
« on: April 21, 2004, 11:12:36 pm »
\'find --help\' might work?

Er, thanks for the news flash, Tom Brokaw  :shock:    ...  :wink:

This came up because I\'m using a C860 with a Cacko ROM where \'find --help\' gives something a lot less comprehensible than the BusyBox version you see on the retail devices... Specifically, it tells you all the options but doesn\'t explain any of them.

That BusyBox html file is a gold mine though - it lets me write bash scripts on the C860 but ensure that they will work on the other devices too.

Thanks,   Ian.

Linux Issues / Installing man pages on Zaurus - how?
« on: April 20, 2004, 10:47:31 pm »
Thanks - I am using a retail 5600, retail 6000 and Cacko 1.21 ROM on a C860....

I fetched the busybox web page and (you can guess what\'s next I\'m sure...) the tools in the Cacko ROM are not the same as the ones in the retail ROMs, specifically \"find\" which is really cut down in busybox. That\'s one I am using in a script, with the \"advanced\" features, so it\'s quite annoying that it doesn\'t work on the retail builds. Back to the drawing board!

Thanks for the pointers though - the busybox html will be my reference guide for bash scripting on the Zaurus.

Regards, Ian.

Linux Issues / Installing man pages on Zaurus - how?
« on: April 20, 2004, 02:03:21 pm »
As someone whose *primary* linux machine is a C860, I miss the man pages. Trying to get the full usage out of a tool like \"find\" is basically impossible for me without this stuff.

Can anyone tell me how to set up my Zaurus so that \"man find\" works properly?

Thanks in advance,

Sharp ROMs / How to migrate qtmail from "Int" to "SD"
« on: April 19, 2004, 12:18:43 am »
tumnus, you can switch using the drop-down menu, yes, but it doesn\'t move the mail or settings. It\'s like a completely different system.

I found that when I used the cp commands above, the mail *was* copied, but there are two major problems:

-- it forgets all your filters and settings and mailboxes, so you have to recreate the mailboxes with the same names (and the mail they contain will automagically appear)

-- it forgets which mail it has \"seen\", for example I had 250 emails, moved them across, checked my mail and it downloaded all 250 again so I had 500 messages, in pairs of course. Normally it\'s smart enough to know which messages it has downloaded.

On the plus side, I didn\'t lose any email. On the minus side, it was a lot of hassle.

Thanks for the feedback,

P.S. Thinking about it, maybe StuBear\'s suggestion is a good one - if the dtm folder contains the settings them moving it won\'t help unless I move (or link) it back after reformatting the flash. I\'ll try that next time! Thanks.

Sharp ROMs / How to migrate qtmail from "Int" to "SD"
« on: April 17, 2004, 11:06:07 am »
I want to move all my email from the internal storage to my SD card (so I can upgrade from Cacko 1.20 to 1.21), and I\'ve tracked down some of the files but now I think I might have messed it up my putting something in the wrong place.

My procedure so far:

cp -r /home/zaurus/Applications/qtmail /mnt/card/QtPalmtop/qtmail
cp -r /home/zaurus/Applications/dtm /mnt/card/QtPalmtop/dtm

Currently I get all my groups and filters, but no mail. Anyone else done this recently? Any advice?

Thanks in advance,

General Discussion / Which Cx00 ROM?
« on: April 11, 2004, 11:25:02 pm »
Is there a side-by-side \"pros and cons\" review of the available Cx00 ROMs anywhere please? I can see some people like Cacko\'s Qtopia ROM (which is the one I use on my 860) but I can\'t really see the big picture versus the pdaXrom and the OpenZaurus ROM(s). I\'d like to see a comparitive review - if none exists then I might *possibly* try to do one myself.

Thanks,   Ian.

6000 - Tosa / SDG VNCserver 0.95 working?
« on: April 07, 2004, 11:10:28 pm »
I just downloaded the SL-6000 server and tested it; it is working fine for me, but I notice that it doesn\'t include the config tool which is on the 5600 version (i.e., you get TWO icons on a 5600, where there\'s only one on the 6000).

I had the same problem as you with the screen though, even after a reboot, and I installed the 5600 version, used the config tool to select the settings, then I rebooted again and it worked. I can\'t be 100% sure but I think using the 5600 package to set the config was important.

Can any readers tell me how to factory-reset the SL-6000? I can\'t find a reset button! Dumb question, I suspect. Thanks though.

Regards, Ian.

Cxx0 Hardware / C860 Compatibility Japan - US
« on: April 07, 2004, 11:05:19 pm »
If you need any more reassurance, my wife bought me a C860 from Japan two weeks ago and I\'ve been using it pretty much 24/7 since then with the PSU which came with it. (I am in NYC, USA). No problem at all. I also remember seeing the same transformer on the C750 (which I only reviewed for bargainPDA, but I had it for 3 weeks).

Regards, Ian.

6000 - Tosa / SDG VNCserver 0.95 working?
« on: April 07, 2004, 05:27:02 pm »
I swapped some messages with Todd Blumer at SDG Systems because I\'m reviewing the 6000 for bargainPDA. He listed the VNC server as one of the things they\'ve updated and tested with the device. Others were barcode reader and Sprint something-or-other - sorry I\'m away from my machine and can\'t be more specific.

Anyway, based on this, it should work... Check you\'re not using the VNC server in \"view only\" mode, which would behave exactly as you described. You may need to reboot after changing the settings but I don\'t think so. I\'ll test the SL-6000 with this later.

I\'ve tested a few other things (SafeDee and some tkc stuff) and I\'ll write it all up in the review.

Regards,   Ian.

Windows Issues / 860/cacko: qtopia not synchronizing
« on: April 03, 2004, 10:33:41 am »
I do have the same problem. I got the sync to work ONCE, so I got my address book etc. onto the C860 (Cacko ROM 1.20, Qtopia). Since then I haven\'t been able to do anything more than file transfer.

When I try to set/change the PC Link options, I get a message \"Alert USB\", and it won\'t exit. Do you get this?

Thanks, Ian.

6000 - Tosa / SL-6000 on bargainPDA (first impressions)
« on: April 03, 2004, 10:20:40 am »
The bargainPDA guys sent me a SL-6000 to review - very nice timing because my wife bought me a C860 last week when she was in Japan on a business trip. So I\'ll be comparing the two, going into plenty of detail, and I\'ll keep an eye on these forums for what people are saying about the 6000. If there\'s anything specific which should be covered in a review like mine (very detailed, but without a line-by-line analysis of, e.g., /proc/cpuinfo), feel free to follow up here or there. It\'s not my job to sell the Zaurus but anything we can do to convince those graffiti-toting abacus jockeys to throw away their Axims, iPaqs and Palms - and get a real handheld computer - has to be a good thing, right? We know these devices are better, and they\'ll thank us eventually :-)

The Quick Look (after about 30 minutes use) is on the web site now, The pictures aren\'t great - I was doing this late last night.

Regards, Ian.

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