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Angstrom & OpenZaurus / 3.5.2 - Problems, Fixes, Questions
« on: December 09, 2004, 08:48:54 pm »
A bug in the City time (Settings)
That program suppost to show the citiy time around the world but it end up showing the clock time (the Zi's clock).
Like if I click @ the Tokyo time, it has the same time as my clock, as well as the time in New York.

But Ppl rarely use City time anyway.
Actually Citytime is innocent  
Installing the "timezone" package should fix your problems
Yeah, I've raised this as a bug a couple of times, while Timezones is in the base feed it is not built into the initrd.bin file (it was in 3.3.6pre1, but not since), which effectively breaks PIM.

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Xmms Random Play
« on: December 09, 2004, 12:56:08 am »
um...  I have a way to accomplish the same thing....

create a script called shuffle.awk and set it chmod +x:
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# AWK Shuffle from Carlos J. G. Duarte on Deja News
BEGIN { srand() }
{ while (x[sprintf("%6f%s", rand(), $0)]++){} }
END { for (i in x) print substr(i, 9) }

Then you can call it using:
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cat ~/.xmms/xmms.m3u | grep -v EXTINF | grep -v EXTM3U | awk -f shuffle.awk > ~/.xmms/xmms.m3u
do that before you start xmms (either by putting it in the same line of the cron job, running it a minute before xmms or wrapping into into another script)...


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Xmms - Streaming Audio
« on: December 07, 2004, 03:19:29 pm »
Dido...  XMMS plays normal MP3 and OGG fine.... I tried XTC Radio icecast with XMMS from oz3.5.1 and it does nothing...   The same link works on my desktop and used to work with Opie Media Player 2 back in the 3.3.6pre1 days...

General Discussion / Where Is
« on: December 07, 2004, 01:55:36 am »
It's been down for some weeks now...  has it been a month yet?  

I can't help but thing that it would be faster to rebuild the server at this point...

Does anyone know an admin contact at the site?  Maybe I can help...  
I can host some PHP/MySQL content for them in a pinch...

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Sound From Speaker/buzzer
« on: December 07, 2004, 01:49:26 am »
Finally we removed that patch from kernel as it wasnt finished. With it all alarm, keyclick etc was gone which was a BAD thing.
now I understand why GPE is muted... it's X based, so it was trying to use /dev/dsp, which is gone... gotcha...

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Opie Or GPE?
« on: December 05, 2004, 12:12:18 pm »
3. You have to have a password! I wouldn't mind, but I have to type it in too often.

While this is a good idea, I find it frustrating that if you edit the owner information the login screen breaks and you can't get back into GPE...  

4. Where do you shut it down? There is only a suspend option.

Dido...  very annoying.

5. What exactly is the point in the button on the toolbar which makes my stylus draw blue lines all over the screen?

That's for handwritting regconition... it's actually a cool idea, but can sometimes be a bit hard to find some blank space to write in (i.e. try editing a contact)....  Look at Roesetta in the setttings folder to learn/adjust the handwritting....

10. The todo app is so rubbish it isn't true.
11. The other pim apps are also very unclear and are missing a lot of functionality.

All of the PIM apps are rubbish...    I'm pissed off about the Opie Calendar - why doesn't it respect the alarm preset settings in day view for example...   but GPE's calander and PIM stuff is a lot worse...

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Nano Did Not Working
« on: December 03, 2004, 04:57:43 pm »
Yup it was broken in 3.5.1 also...

report a bug to (l/p: guest/guest)

I had to learn vi cuz of this one...  

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Xmms Loopback File For 3.5.1rc1
« on: November 30, 2004, 05:24:24 pm »
I updated the tar ball on my site, it was missing my modified ipkg-link script that looks for loopback mount stuff and also needed a modification to /etc/ipkg.conf

I may have a look for that QCop autoshutoff thing, when I flash back to opie (that is if I can't find a working mp3/ogg player for 3.5.2 gpe)

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Xmms Loopback File For 3.5.1rc1
« on: November 28, 2004, 09:26:11 pm »
I made a loopback file and stuck XMMS in it (so I can play it off a FAT SD, where my music is) and added some scripts to make it work...  you can get it at my blog ( ).  

But one thing I can't figure out is how to get XMMS to disable autopower off, my Z shutsdown even while music is playing...  very annoying...

Anyone have an ideas of how to fix it?

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Anyone got .OGG/MP3 playing on OZ3.5.1?
« on: October 01, 2004, 01:16:20 am »
I installed mediaplayer2, but it does not find media files (a bug regression it seems) and when I do select any audio file to play it immediately segfaults...

Anyone got a working ogg/mp3 player working on 3.5.1?



Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Error opening terminal: xterm
« on: October 01, 2004, 01:12:04 am »
I think you might need to install libncurses (the ncurses package). You'll then need to symlink to

ncurses installs automatically, symlinking to still gives:

Error opening terminal: xterm.

I'd have thought that if ncurses was missing nano would have failed with a linker error, not that particular one -- maybe there is something wrong with the one of the terminal info type packages.

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / ipkg-link doesn't obey /etc/ipkg.conf dest entries
« on: September 29, 2004, 11:40:59 pm »
That's funny...  

I just had the same thought myself and rewrote ipkg-link the other night to do the same thing...

oh well...   one thing I added was check to make sure that the mount points are all valid...  



General Discussion / help: term reset
« on: July 16, 2004, 02:44:55 am »
Actually this occurs across SSH connections...  nmixer complains about not having the min 80x25 when running in the console...  

Maybe it's puTTy my client...  too bad I don't have a proper xterm around...

Thanks for the idea though

General Discussion / help: term reset
« on: July 13, 2004, 02:57:20 am »
Proably because I'm using OZ 3.3.6pre1, nmixer does not obey the -q command listed in it's man page...

so I've crafted the following to adjust volume
# echo 1 is quite, echo 5 is loud
(echo 1; sleep 1; killall nmixer)| nmixer; clear

when the nmixer gets killed ncurses doesn't fix the screen back properly so listings look as follows:
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# ls
    Applications                        mp3
                                           Documents                           nano
                                                                                   Natalia-Feb14.txt                   notes
               Tomcat Position Paper Abstract.txt  shopping.txt
                                                               antec-cooler.txt                    systeminfo

instead of this:

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# ls
Applications                        Tomcat Position Paper Abstract.txt  mp3                                 shopping.txt
Documents                           antec-cooler.txt                    nano                                systeminfo
Natalia-Feb14.txt                                    notes                               wifi
Settings                                                         xtc.m3u

Under debian running a `reset` fixes problems coming out of nano, under OZ it doesn't do much of anything, neither does `setterm -reset`

Help....  is there a way to fix this?


4G to compile what at the end will be ~32 M of executables, etc? Wow.

Anyways, I can understand your frustration but perhaps you\'d best consider many OZ users are not programmers. I dabble in programming as part of my job (research, engineering, radar,  signal processing) but I don\'t have enough knowledge of QT nor the time to learn it well enough to be of any use.

I, like you, am not a C coder...  being a java consultant, I dabble in Java....  

I am in awe at the thought of trying to corral 4GB of source into a 16 MB ROM + kernel... it must be, er... fun... (perhaps a bit time consuming too)

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