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C1000/3x00 General discussions / Usb Charging For The C1000
« on: September 14, 2005, 05:14:38 am »
Hi guys,

Has anyone found a decent cable that will plug into the USB of a PC and into the power socket of the C1000 and charge it?

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Is This Live Cd Any Use?
« on: August 26, 2005, 04:36:19 am »
Hi All,

Saw a link to this from another site. Was wondering if this would help people compile for pdaXrom, it mentions a lot of compilers.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Killer Applications For Pdaxrom
« on: August 22, 2005, 06:48:20 am »
Hi All,

Again another fact finding mission. I don't know about you, but I find that this ROM is probably the most flexible one, because it treats the Z as a mini laptop and less like a pda. This of course means more fully fledged apps are more likely to be found on here. Am curious what other people consider to be the killer applications for pdaXrom that they either

use currently
would like to see

Personally, when I've used pdaXrom I've mainly used abiword and gnumeric, though I'd love to see openoffice on there.

So my killers apps are:

1) OpenOffice - can't wait for that on pdaXrom.
2) A PIM, haven't decided on one yet, but really don't like the interface to the ko/pi - way too cluttered - any suggestions for a simpler, cleaner one?
3) Apache, PHP, and MySQL - already available, yay!
4) Web Browser - Firefox seems OK.
5) HTML/PHP editor - any suggestions?
6) PDF reader, the one that comes with pdaXrom doesn't seem to open many of my PDFs :-(

Some people use very specialised apps, so it would just be interesting to see the cross section of apps people are using :-)

It would be great if people could post to this, because it would give me (and others I hope) some ideas, for example there may be an app out there that can be used in pdaXrom that I would never normally know about and if I knew, I'd be thinking "wow, what a bonus being able to do that would be!"

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom Monthly Contributions
« on: August 18, 2005, 06:55:01 am »
Even if you don't agree with any of my opinions in some of my other posts. This is a fact finding exercise only and I want to hear from everyone who this applies to. I'm not inciting anything, lol. I'm curious about public opinion.

Your responses will be kept in strictest confidence and I'll publish my finding here, so please don't post to this thread if you can contain youself not to. PM me.

I would like hear from you only if you plan to contribute monthly to pdaXrom's development.

I would like to know how much you intend to contribute per month.

I would like to know if:

1) you prefer to just send them the money, with no conditions
2) you prefer to send them the money, in exchange for some input on the direction of pdaXrom
3) you prefer to amass the money centrally and offer bounties every month.


General Discussion / Critical Apps
« on: August 11, 2005, 07:24:20 am »
Hi All,

With all the different ROMs (Sharp based, OE based, pdaXrom, etc) out there and some being able to run certain apps that others cannot, I was curious to know what critical apps would make a person switch from one ROM to another.

For me, OpenOffice is my critical, killer app. I'll move to any ROM that supports it well.

What killer, critical App would make you switch from one ROM to another?

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Glibc 2.3.x On The Zaurus C Series
« on: August 10, 2005, 11:27:49 am »
Hi guys,

I thought it best to set up this thread to bring attention to this specific problem.  While it is related to the OpenOffice thread (please read this if you can), it is a separate issue and fixing this might be beneficial for pdaXrom in general for other application compatibility issues. Also someone may have fixed this for themselves, who hasn't been following the OpenOffice thread, and wasn't aware that this was an issue.

A stumbling block that is preventing the install and running of OpenOffice is that there seems to be a problem successfully compiling glibc 2.3.x to run on the C series Zaurus and I was wondering if anyone had had any success with compiling this? Any pointers would seriously be appreciated!

Could any errors/notes relating to this be posted here.

Thanks in advance for any assistance!

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Best Pdaxrom Set Up?
« on: August 02, 2005, 06:56:45 am »

I know this is all a matter of personal taste, but as someone relatively new to pdaXrom and what it can do, here's the question.

If you had a C1000 how would you set up your pdaXrom, what window managers and so on are best? I'm not too sure what can go on there, but my ideal is something that looks clean and is relatively easy to use.

Also just curious is the final release for the C1000 soon? As I'd rather go with that than have to set up a rom, and then have to set it up again soon.

All and any ideas/suggestions appreciated.

pdaXrom buddy/guru also would be awesome :-)

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom Vs Other Roms
« on: July 30, 2005, 07:32:28 am »
Hi guys,

I had a brief flirt with pdaXrom, but was in a bit of a rush to use my Z constructively, so didn't really have time for a full play. Definitely will be doing when the final version for the C1000 comes out? Any news on that, btw?

My question is this:

How quick is pdaXrom compared to other roms, does simply running pdaXrom slow things down?

For example the same hardware could run OS X v1 and OS X v3 and be way snappier with v3. I guess that's the same with most operating systems, so that's why I'm asking this about this one.


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Openoffice On Pdaxrom
« on: July 28, 2005, 05:35:04 am »
Hi All,

I've just recently had some success putting OpenOffice on my Z via Meanie's jumbo-xqt package and the debian packages. It's great.

Are there plans to have OpenOffice in pdaXrom, without having to go into a different environment to run it? I would assume that would make things faster too.

Just curious


C1000/3x00 General discussions / Debian/icewm On My C1000
« on: July 27, 2005, 05:38:16 am »
Hi there,

I've no clue how to use ICEWM, can't see a simple control panel thingy, might just be being totally dense however.

The clock on my debian seems to be an hour slower than the clock on my Z. Is there a way to change this?

How do you move the main bar from bottom to top of the screen?

Oh and it lists theses, but none seem to work, might be cause it's cut down, who can say.

Any tips for this new environment on my C1000, very much appreciated.


Hey all,

I asked for an idiot's guide, here I'm gonna try and write one.

I have a C1000, a 512mb CF card and 1gb SD card.

1. Go to Meanie's site and have a look at the page about all this!

At the bottom of this page download from the links available the following files:

Updated debian install script
Updated version of xqt-debian-scripts (version 0.5)

2. Go to chuckster's website and download the following files:

3. Put all of these files onto your compact flash card (I put every file on the root), unzipping the three .zip files first and put the CF card into your zaurus.

4. I recommend you plug in your Zaurus and set most of the power saving settings to maximum run times, so the Zaurus won't go into power save or start a screen saver while you're doing this.

5. Using the Zaurus' Add/Remove software program, install xqt-gtk-jumbopack. This takes a little while. When it's done it might say that it is dependent on another package, mine did and it never stopped it working, so I ignored it.

6. Using the Zaurus' Add/Remove software program, install xqt-debian-scripts.

7. Open up a command console and format your SD card as ext2 using the following code.

Code: [Select]
# su
# umount /mnt/card
# mkfs.ext2 /dev/mmcda1
# mount -t ext2 /dev/mmcda1 /mnt/card
# mkdir /mnt/card/debroot

8. Still in the same command console go to the cf card and run the installer script file:

Code: [Select]
# cd /mnt/cf
# ./ /mnt/card/debroot

Again this takes a fairly long time to run.

9. Once this has run, still in the same command console type:

Code: [Select]
# xlauncher debian
After a bit of a wait, debian should open.
From within here you can use the "start" menu and find open office and open that, and after another bit of a wait, that too should open.

I seriously hope this helps people!

If I've made a mistake, or missed something out, please tell me and I'll correct it.

Site Suggestions, Requests, and Updates /
« on: July 26, 2005, 12:58:28 pm »
or was it just me?

Hi all,

Am trying to get the debian pocket workstation installed on my c1000.
I've a 1gb SD card which I've currently formatted as ext2

I'm trying to work out how to put the debian swapfile there. Any hints?


General Discussion / More Developers...
« on: June 21, 2005, 07:24:37 am »
I was reading another tread in which Mickeyl wrote:

All the nice hardware won't buy us anything if the Zaurus developer situation stays the same. We need many more developers to make inherently complicated tasks seem easy for the casual user.

OK, I'm not a dumb person, though some of my posts probably sound very dumb, I just haven't got the major background needed in Linux and Linux development and as I've said before, I really don't know the first place to start sometimes. I read some of these posts and I feel like I'm missing key information required to help me follow some of the instructions, almost like I'm hearing another language without enough of the vocabulary to understand. The odd word makes sense, but the overall meaning is lost.

Perhaps the best way to encourage more developers would be to set up some kind of "developer school", to teach people the essential basics required. As soon as someone gets the basics, or knows where to learn them, you might suddenly get more people who make the appropriate mental leap into developing. I bet there are tons of people out there who'd love to learn how to develop for the Zaurus.

Just an idea.

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Downloading Qpe-base 1.5.0
« on: June 20, 2005, 03:25:50 pm »
Hi all

Any ideas where I can download this?


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