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General Discussion / What Is The Fastest Rom On C3200?
« on: March 22, 2008, 12:21:53 pm »
Debian might be the fastest, but it's the most difficult to get working.

Off Topic forum / Goodbye Zaurus World !
« on: March 19, 2008, 06:21:59 pm »
Quote from: ArchiMark
Quote from: jpmatrix
Quote from: ArchiMark
Quote from: BarryW
Hey jp, are there any user forums like this one for the u810??

Yes, over at


although i m not sure that umpcportal is as good as oesf

Well, didn't say that it was.....


Okay, I thought that was you guys over there.  That's an awful lot of things you changed on your there ArchiMark.  

Off Topic forum / Goodbye Zaurus World !
« on: March 19, 2008, 11:52:07 am »
Hey jp, are there any user forums like this one for the u810??

Nokia Tablet / Nokia N810
« on: March 19, 2008, 11:50:04 am »
Quote from: stupkid
Quote from: Capn_Fish
You mean the Z feels more tweakable/hackable? That's my current impression, but I'm thinking that with Angstrom on the N810, it ought to feel the same software-wise as my Z.
I was reading that there is unused 3D acceleration hardware on the N8*, which seems kinda silly that Nokia never has used it if it is there.  And the performance of the Quake port on that device is not very impressive.  My guess is they don't have any super geeks like sashz over there.

I think I read on the forums that they don't have enough video memory to implement the 3d acceleration.  Though I might be misremembering.   The biggest problem I had with the device, I had the 800, was the "vendor support", or lack of it.  Right after the last big os update the whole section in charge of the nits went on holiday!  It was like they posted the files on the way out the door.  Never mind the fact that their update servers weren't working.  Everybody either had to flash back to the previous os, or wait three freaking weeks for them to fix their update servers.  The devices had a funny habit of trashing sd cards.  The new gui isn't as tweakable as the old one.  They touted the webcam as a way to do on the go video conferencing, then pulled the application a few months after release.  Which basically made the camera a useless part.  It's really not a good camera, my old cell phone had a better camera.  I really tried to like the device, it just wasn't quite there.  Maybe the 810 would be different.  I don't know, I've never seen one in real life.  Though I never saw the 800 in real life before I bought it either.

Off Topic forum / Goodbye Zaurus World !
« on: March 18, 2008, 08:06:27 pm »
Quote from: speculatrix
don't worry, he'll be back... or at least he'll get a nokia tablet!

Poor guy.

Off Topic forum / Goodbye Zaurus World !
« on: March 18, 2008, 12:53:21 pm »
Quote from: Snappy
Quote from: jpmatrix
hello zaurus users,

this is probably one of my last visit to the oesf forum... i've finally sold my zaurus C3000 (bought in january 2005!) and i bought a fujitsu u1010...

good bye to all people here and thank you for your help !

so keep up the good work, you know you have the best (pocketable!) device ever

Another one bites the dust ...  ... you'll be missed ... though, do come around ya?
I presume you are lovin the u1010?  ... I'm going the eeepc route ... and once everything transition over ... the zaurus days are numbered.

PS: Only thing preventing the eeepc from fully taking over the zaurus, is a proper timer app so that I can also use the eeepc as a timer / alarm.  As it is, the zaurus is one notch lower than the palm pda I had.  It had the BigClock app which to date, is THE BEST timer / alarm / clock app I've ever used.
This one works pretty well.  

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxng
« on: March 13, 2008, 12:57:26 pm »
Quote from: Martin
Hi :-)

Quote from: ecc_hy
zaurus is total different with iphone.
iphone is modern, suitable for end user, supported by commercial company now.

As a linuxer, those advantages of iphone is not the whole world.

I agree :-) ...

iPhone is nice and pretty ... but closed (source) and bundled (with itune) ... I buy my CDs DVDs in store NO download !

my c860 is open and I like to develope on / for it ... have alternate free software ... no bundling with closed access


Out of the 379.28 Gigs of data in my iTunes library, I'd say that only 100 Gigs was bought off the store.  Most of that is tv shows my wife watches.  The rest was ripped from my cd collection.  Closed source isn't always bad.  Show me a fully open source cell phone.  The openmoko isn't even completely open.

Asus Eee PC / Eee Pc Vs. Cloudbook From Jkkmobile
« on: March 12, 2008, 10:18:29 pm »
Quote from: ZDevil
Another detailed comparison of the Eee and the Cloudbook:

Probably no one will bother to compare when the 900 is out, not even a chance ...

From that review, I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole.  Though it's from Packard Hell, so I wouldn't anyway.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxng
« on: March 12, 2008, 09:51:00 am »
Quote from: adf
Don't need QT4 at all.  Why would you think so?  Of course, it will be compiled for the Z.  How is the OSS software on that i-phone?

I like my iPhone too.  Probably the best phone I've ever owned.  Still like my Z, even though at the moment it's just an expensive paper weight.  Freaking debian.....

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Enlightement
« on: March 10, 2008, 10:59:58 pm »
Quote from: Capn_Fish
I offer for when people go "Now where did I see that Sylpheed ipk...Oh, yeah. It was in Capn_Fish's feed. Now I need it and can't get it!"

That sounds like a D&D spell...  

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Angstrom Opie 1.2.3 Testing
« on: March 07, 2008, 09:50:34 pm »
Looks good so far!  The only thing I've noticed is the d-pad is off while using opie-console.  Right is up, down is right, up is left, left is down.

Debian / Titchy Question
« on: March 07, 2008, 07:56:14 pm »
Quote from: tux
Quote from: BarryW

Where is the best how-to for getting a working debian??
 The most straightforward install is from the TitchyLinux site. However it gives you a hybrid system with an EABI kernel and an OABI filesystem.  

   However I do not know that the ambicom cards work and this method needs a working network. So it may be a non-starter for you. However searching the   pinned thread with the title Debian Arm on C3XXX for ambicom might help.  

That thread will solve your installation problems if the ambicom works on TitchyLinux. I suspevct it does because I believe that ZDevil did start out with TitchyLinux.

Assuming you get a working system with TitchyLinux and your ambicom the contents of the interface file should give you some help with moving on to the EABI versions.

I have to say that there I did a lot of floundering about in getting to the EABI stage. The later threads do seem to be offering slightly more friendly procedures though.

Myself, I'm going to wait a bit longer in the hopes that there will be an official EABI/armel Debian soon which can be installed the Titchylinux way.

Good Luck!

Yea, the titchy how-to was useless for me.  The keyboard didn't work, you can't do a whole lot with no keyboard, couldn't even plug in a usb keyboard.  Guess they'll go back to the closet for a while.

Debian / Titchy Question
« on: March 07, 2008, 07:06:33 pm »
Quote from: ZDevil
Okay. How did you install your debian? Which rootfs and kernel are you using?
Can you using some terminal apps that supports copy and paste? If not, then direct the dmesg output to a text file on a card and paste it out is also an easy way.

Okay, looks like something is screwed up.  It won't mount the sd card either.  BSD was easier to install...  

Where is the best how-to for getting a working debian??

Debian / Titchy Question
« on: March 07, 2008, 06:09:57 pm »
Quote from: ZDevil

Basically two most crucial things about getting a wifi card working are: the network interface setup, and the driver used.

Perhaps it helps here if you can:
-- Pull out the card
-- Insert it
-- Run "dmesg" in the terminal
-- Post the output here.

The dmesg output will give a lot of relevant information.

And what kind of connection are you using? WEP, WPA or no encryption (!)?
Also are you running OABI (such as titchy) or EABI?

I am also using Ambicom WL-1000C. It just works without any painful tweaking (except after firmware upgrading failed yesterday and something weird happened, but it's fixed now). This card uses prism 2.5 firmware and runs with hostap driver.

Yea, I guess I should have thrown some more info in here.

Connecting to a 128bit wep access point, I've never gotten wpa to work with my Z.  Don't know how to post the dmesg, since I can't get into the zaurus with something with network access....   It loads the hostap_cs drivers, shows as wlan0, then sas no IPV6 routers present.  After a bit it deauthinticates all stations.  How do I find out which version oabi, eabi I'm running??  I followed so many different how-to's I don't remember where I got the files.  I know it wasn't the how to on the titchy site, because I couldn't get the keyboard or networking to work.  Now I have networking "working" it just won't connect...

Debian / Titchy Question
« on: March 07, 2008, 04:30:54 pm »
I still haven't been able to get my wifi card to work.  It's an Ambicom something or other, the back sticker came off a long time ago, so I don't know the exact model.  I've followed several of the how-to's, but it still keeps using the default configuration.

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