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I get this all the time:
May 27 02:11:46 openzaurus user.notice root: could not open for writing `/root/Settings/Launcher.conf.new\'

With various files, is it normal?


Cheers.


Whatever app you are running that creates that error message is reading your $HOME entry from /etc/passwd. $HOME by default on some ROMS is /root, which is a read-only file system and thus the reason for your errors.

If you change the entry in /etc/passwd to /home/root from /root, then the messages will probably go away.

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Deals and Great Z Buys / Semsons battery extender $6.99
« on: May 20, 2004, 09:31:53 am »
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How many hours extra would the 4 NIMH batteries give a person?

How easy is it to find a 3rd party power adapter that I could use at my place of work instead of a home made battery pack to power my Z5500 at my desk?


I use the serialio Zthincable :
http://serialio.com/products/adaptors/ZThi...hinCableUSB.htm

It charges my Z and let\'s me sync/vnc/ssh at the same time while at work or on the road.

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General Discussion / Powdercoated Zaurus?
« on: May 16, 2004, 01:57:46 pm »
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My Zaurus has a couple scratches on the frame around the screen. It looks crappy. I think the platic cover did it because there are paint identical paint marks on it. I\'ve been thinking of painting the Z, but I\'m not sure about that.  


I\'ve not tried painting mine, but my 5500 had black plastic underneath all that shiny silver paint.

I removed the silver paint  

It\'s a fiddly job and time consuming to get it \"perfect\".

I\'m not brave enough to attempt a similar stunt with my c760 (it\'s still as good as the day I bought it anyway, so doesn\'t need doing other than for the cool factor.)

See the thread below.

http://www.zaurususergroup.com/index.php?n...=612&highlight=



zbones, what sandpaper did you use? Was it like the stuff at home depot or would you recommend something I can find at a Hobby store for use with scale models?


Which grades did you use exactly ?

Thanks.

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General Discussion / Powdercoated Zaurus?
« on: May 15, 2004, 11:04:43 am »
Okay, I sent an email to their request line. Hopefully they will get back to me soon.

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General Discussion / Powdercoated Zaurus?
« on: May 15, 2004, 10:51:38 am »
My Zaurus has a couple scratches on the frame around the screen. It looks crappy. I think the platic cover did it because there are paint identical paint marks on it. I\'ve been thinking of painting the Z, but I\'m not sure about that.

Has anybody had any experience with powder coating their Z? I\'ve heard this is a great way to color stuff.

I was hoping a site like http://www.colorwarepc.com/ could take requests for this kind of thing, but I haven\'t contacted them yet nor seen anything on their site for any type of \"custom request\".

What do\'ya think about powder coating?
Has anybody tried it?

Zaurus SL-5500

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Software / Open SSH on Sharp ROM
« on: May 10, 2004, 01:38:43 pm »
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Thanks jackburton! This did the job!
What advantages bash over sh?
The only I see now is promt changed from sh# to bash#  

Thanks again,
suruaZ


Bash is nicer  :wink:  *Things like better history and tab completion.

Also, some scripts/utils need the extensions in bash not available in plain old sh. Most linux distros have bash as default anyway.

I do it mainly for consistency across my linux platforms.

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Software / Open SSH on Sharp ROM
« on: May 10, 2004, 09:44:19 am »
Did you try changing the root entry in /etc/passwd?

Change the line:
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root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/sh
to
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root:x:0:0:root:/home/root:/bin/sh

While you\'re at it, change your default shell from /bin/sh to /bin/bash like this:
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root:x:0:0:root:/home/root:/bin/bash

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