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General Discussion / Zaurus As A Laptop/desktop
« on: January 10, 2005, 04:01:11 pm »
What if you leave VGA output out of the question...

With a C-860, is there a ROM you can load that will allow you to use a USB keyboard, mouse, and networking?

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Wifi Txpower
« on: January 09, 2005, 11:48:52 am »
Thanks for the suggestion. I followed rgrep's directions, but my wifi card didn't seem to be supported by the hostap driver. The card was recognized and the modules modprobed, but I can't bring up eth0.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Games
« on: January 09, 2005, 11:39:34 am »
I downloaded dopewars from the zaurus software index the other night... that's been amusing me.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Manpages? Infopages?
« on: January 07, 2005, 05:30:23 pm »
My thought would be to use a script that upon addition of a new package to the feed would fetch the appropriate manpage and rebuild the squashfs. That could be hacked together with a bit of Perl, I would think.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Wifi Txpower
« on: January 07, 2005, 03:24:34 pm »
I understand what you're saying; my reaction was exactly the same. My Linux guru work pal assures me that txpower does impact the "receiving strength" as well, though. In the past he wrote scripts to get Kismet working optimally which included maxing out the txpower and apparently this made the difference.

I was prepared to believe that the Symbol wifi card I'm using is just wimpy and that's the whole problem with my Kismet, but he showed me how his monsterous D-Link card is scarcely able to detect anything with Kismet, either. This makes me think that something is wrong, wifi-wise, with pdaXrom or with the Kismet build in the feed.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Manpages? Infopages?
« on: January 07, 2005, 03:20:10 pm »
Although a graphical man viewer would be very nice, I'd want to have the command line viewer in any case. More than once I've broken something such that I couldn't get X started and was stuck on the command line, but was able to pull through with the help of manpages.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Wifi Txpower
« on: January 07, 2005, 12:15:10 pm »
Using a command like

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iwconfig eth0 txpower 15

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iwconfig eth0 txpower 30mW
ought to allow one to adjust the power of one's wifi card.

With pdaXrom, I get

"SET failed on device eth0 : Operation not supported."

with both a Symbol LA-4137 and a D-Link DWL(something) in a C-860. In fairness, I've never used the Symbol with any other ROM... but the D-Link was used quite a bit in a 5500 with OpenZaurus and was perfectly happy to adjust it's power level.

The larger issue is that neither the Symbol or the (hellishly powerful) D-Link detect much of anything with Kismet under pdaXrom. Increasing the txpower traditionally solves this problem - or at least helps.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Manpages? Infopages?
« on: January 07, 2005, 12:00:23 pm »
How much space are we talking about here... I mean, it's essentially plaintext, right?

Is there any relatively simple way to install the man system if one wants it?

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Manpages? Infopages?
« on: January 07, 2005, 11:52:45 am »
Neither man nor info seems to be available in pdaXrom... is this so? If not, why not? Documentation is way important, particularly for Linux newbies like myself. Everyone tells you to RTFM, yet the FM seems not to be available...

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Ratoc Usb Host
« on: January 03, 2005, 02:13:19 pm »
Has anyone made any progress with this yet?

The most clever Linux guy I know spent a few hours with it last week before giving up in frustration. I'm getting desperate. I'm prepared to bribe someone if necessary...

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Hardware problems with pdaXrom..
« on: December 28, 2004, 06:44:05 pm »
Since you've started a thread specifically for this purpose, I'll repost this stuff...

To enable the Symbol LA-4137 "Wireless Networker" wifi card, add the following lines to /etc/pcmcia/spectrum.conf:

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card "LA4137 Spectrum24 CF WLAN CARD"
 manfid 0x014d, 0x0001
 bind "spectrum_cs"

For the TRENDnet TE-CF100 wired fast ethernet card, add the following lines to /etc/pcmcia/config:

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card "TRENDnet TE-CF100"
 manfid 0x0149, 0xc1ab
 bind "pcnet_cs"

When I insert my RATOC CFU-1, "cardctl ident" returns

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Socket 0:
  product info: "RACTOC",  "USB HOST CF+ Card"
  manfid: 0xc015, 0x0001
  function: 11  (ident)

"cardctl status" returns

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Socket 0:
  3.3V 16-bit PC Card
  function 0: [ready]

Driver source code for the CFU-1 is here:

C7x0/C860 patch for USB keyboard mappings:

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Kathrin RC8 Is Out..
« on: December 28, 2004, 03:40:35 pm »
> Im adding [trendnet wired ethernet support] now..

You might also add the Symbol LA-4137 "Wireless Networker" if you haven't already... relevant info is posted in my recent thread.

Any idea when Ratoc USB support will be added?


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Trendnet Te-cf100 / Symbol La-4137
« on: December 27, 2004, 10:25:54 pm »
Neither my TRENDnet TE-CF100 wired fast ethernet adaptor nor my Symbol LA-4137 Wireless Networker 802.11 wifi card are recognized by pdaXrom by default. For the benefit of newbies like myself, here's how to get them working:

For the TE-CF100, edit the /etc/pcmcia/config file and add the following lines:

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card "TRENDnet TE-CF100"
  manfid 0x0149, 0xc1ab
  bind "pcnet_cs"

For the LA-4137, edit the /etc/pcmcia/spectrum.conf file and add the following lines:

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card "LA4137 Spectrum24 CF WLAN CARD"
  manfid 0x014d, 0x0001
  bind "spectrum_cs"

To make the either of the above changes effective, execute this command:

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/etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia restart
Insert the card, and you should be good to go!

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Audacity For The Xrom
« on: December 23, 2004, 10:43:00 pm »
An audio editor is one of the main apps I feel is currently missing from pdaXrom... it would be awesome if someone compiled one.

General Discussion / Zaurus Usb Boot Drive
« on: December 21, 2004, 07:29:15 pm »
If the Z is set to emulate generic USB storage (to the SD or CF card) and the PC is set to boot from USB, seems like it oughta work... but no, I've never tried it.

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