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Zaurus - pdaXrom / What do you prefer...
« on: June 08, 2004, 09:12:36 am »
Zazz - we are planing on making two different \"rom\" downloads:
1. Normal ROM with matchbox and some usefull preinstalled util (all installed as IPKs so they can be removed if you don\'t wan\'t some or all of them). This is thought for normal users
2. Expert ROM with only kernel/term and no GUI and preinstalled IPKs

Very nice - having everything but the core system installed as IPKs is excellent. I definitely want to run X, but the only window manager I\'m interested in is Ion, which I\'m happy to build myself.

BTW. Is there any news on having qtopia compatability under pdaXrom?


General Discussion / Who are you and where are you from?
« on: June 06, 2004, 08:45:52 am »
32 yo, ex unix sysadmin currently in Sydney, Australia. Have recently returned to academia
to do another undergrad degree (mech eng). I\'ve had a 760 since they were released.
At first it was just a toy, but now it\'s an incredible workhorse that I use pretty much all day.
Cheers to all.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Reminder To pdaXrom Users
« on: June 03, 2004, 11:36:18 pm »
what do people think about a web page on the cacko site... for a \"bug bounty\" ?  where when the bug is \"fixed\" .. an amount will be donated *to* *cacko* -- not the bug fix author.

Extend this concept to \"feature requests\" and I\'d make use of it.

I will gladly donate US$100 to see the Cacko QT environment running under pdaXrom (it was rumored that sash was working on such a beast).

Cxx0 General discussions / rdesktop at 640x480?
« on: May 22, 2004, 08:04:33 pm »
Any suggestions?

I can run it from the icon ok (just make sure that \"Display with Magnified Screen\" is off. The thing that caught me out was having to actually select the screen size in the popup menu so that the screen dimensions are entered into the width and height textboxes.

The labels for the three textboxes where you enter the relevent information are obscured, but they are:

- Server Description
- User Name
- Server IP

hope this is of some help...

Keep an eye on eBay. I picked up a bundle of 4 Socket Low Power CF ethernet cards for about US$20. They are excellent cards and worked right out of the box on all roms I\'ve tried.

Sharp Zaurus SL-C760 detected.
Testing mtdparts kernel command line from your nand...

Dumping data starting at 0x000209f4 and ending at 0x00020a44...
Dumping 209f4 - 20a44
mtdparts recognized!
You can use modified installer to install pdaXrom in a single root partition!

General Discussion / Metal and Leather
« on: May 14, 2004, 10:55:02 pm »
Anybody have one of these:

If so - do you like it?  What are the interior measurements? i.e. would the 6k at 6.5\" long fit?

Yes, I have one. I bought it together with a body suit for my C760. I love the body suit - it\'s so good, I\'ve never even used my gadget case.

The internal dimensions of the gadget case are 16cm long by 9cm wide (6.3\" by 3.5\"). The external dimensions are 17.5cm by 10cm by 4cm.

I think there would be enough give in the soft leather side panels to fit a 6.5\" long 6k.

The construction and quality of the case is outstanding - which I guess is why they\'re so expensive! The zaurus logo embossed onto the metal is a very nice touch.

If anyone is interested in buying my \"as new perfect condition\" leather and metal gadget case, I\'ll probably sell it cheap (I have the black one).

Sharp ROMs / NEW: CACkO Zaurus Qtopia ROM 1.21 HotFix A
« on: May 14, 2004, 10:26:00 pm »
CACkO Zaurus Qtopia ROM 1.21a 0941190404 (SL-C7x0) \"Elena\"
Mon Apr 19 09:41:00 MSD 2004

- Fixed missing \'?\' in english keyboard layouts

When using the Zaurus with VNC, the \",\" and \"/\" keys on my PC keyboard are swapped. Also the \"?\" doesn\'t work (but it does work on the Z\'s keyboard....)

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Key Mapping and Mouse Buttons
« on: April 29, 2004, 08:35:32 am »
It looks like xkeymouse mentioned above will read xkmc to do this - John says it ways simple to build - was this using the SDK? (I haven\'t got that far yet!)



xkeymouse builds under the pdaXrom SDK with no problems. I\'ve attached a binary...

Software / Octave 2.1.57 - currently testing compatibility
« on: April 24, 2004, 11:41:28 am »
Okay here\'s another try at an ARM5 version of Octave

Tried this on Cacko QT 1.21. It\'s running libc 2.2.2 and your binary wants 2.2.3

Software / File associations
« on: April 19, 2004, 07:58:13 pm »
Where are the file associations to particular applications kept on a Cxx0 zaurus (Sharp or Cacko)? For example, on my z, pdf files are associated with Opera, and I would like to change that so they are opened with qpdf.

Sharp ROMs / Cacko Zaurus Qtopia ROM 1.21 is available!
« on: April 19, 2004, 07:47:32 pm »
One slightly annoying thing I\'ve noticed with Cacko 1.21 is that the orange charge light only stays on for about a minute when the power supply is plugged in. The applet monitor shows that the unit is charging ok, and if I pull the power lead out and plug it back in, the light comes back on, but only for a minute or so.

The plug on my power supply is a little bit loose, so I rely on the light to know that a proper connection is being made.

[PS: Anyone know where I can get the correct sized plug from - the local tandy wasn\'t much help]

Sharp ROMs / Cacko Zaurus Qtopia ROM 1.21 is available!
« on: April 19, 2004, 07:43:23 pm »
I am unable to communicate via IR, I cannot send or recieve between my C860 and my friend\'s 5500

I just sent and received files between a C760 with a fresh install of Cacko 1.21 and a Palm Pilot. It worked fine.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Playing video in 320x240 fullscreen
« on: April 18, 2004, 06:07:34 am »
1) First, install mplayer from the pdaxrom feed. No other additional software is needed.

mplayer first complained about libmad, which I grabbed from the pdaXrom feed. Next it complained about libvorbisidec which isn\'t on the pdaXrom feed.

Any pointers to libvorbisidec (also needed by xmms)

I\'m using mplayer_0.91_armv5tel.ipk from the pdaXrom feed.

Software / Octave 2.1.57 - currently testing compatibility
« on: April 17, 2004, 09:48:51 pm »
Tested on an SL-C760 running pdaXrom 1.0.5 with libc 2.2.5.

Complained about libreadline. Ok, I installed readline.

Also complained about libg2c. I tried to get this library from, but theirs is compiled for libc 2.3.

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