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Zaurus - pdaXrom / R For Pdaxrom?
« on: January 21, 2007, 03:33:54 pm »
Up unitl lately, I've been using the debian-arm versions, and those are too slow for regular use.  I mostly want to port a bunch of MATLAB programs to R or Octave or both.

Any news on this?  No one's compiled  g77 natively for pdaXrom yet?  It would be really nice to update the entire gcc suite.  Has anyone managed to do this yet?  Any tips?  I'd really like more up to date versions of R and octave.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Tosa 6000 Bug Tacking/knowledge Base
« on: January 21, 2007, 02:28:37 pm »
I'm still having a problem with crashing between suspends/resumes in beta 1.1.
I had partially fixed this by using as a script: (something to the effect of)

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fuser -km /mnt/cf
umount /mnt/cf

before suspending, but even this has stopped to work on my last reflash.  I had also removed and edited a few of the scripts in the /etc/apm directory, but I don't remember which ones.  Mostly my problems seem to be based around mounting and unmounting the CF card.

Does anyone else have similar problems with this?  Any known fixes?  I think this info might be  scattered around the forum, but this seems like a good place to try and fix this once and for all.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / latex
« on: January 21, 2007, 02:20:09 pm »
Fprgive me if I'm wrong, but I don't think tetex is on the ibiblio server yet.  It wasn't packaged as an ipkg, but as a tar file.  What I'm interested in is packaging a working and more up to date TeX distribution.  AFAIK, tetex is much easier to build for unix than TeX live, and also much smaller.  

There is a version mentioned in my post above available from Jan Poland's page that can be used as an ipkg or as a mountable image, but this doesn't completely work for me, since all of the DVI utilities seem to be broken.  Perhaps I'm doing something wrong.

I compiled the source, and this works, but it's still out of date,  since the original maintainer stopped contributing to this distribution of TeX.  What I'm interested in is trying to maintain more current versions of these programs.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxrom Contrib?
« on: January 21, 2007, 02:10:51 pm »
I rather like the free form method of the feeds as they are, but seeing that it does take a relatively long time to download and install a package that might not work with your architecture, it would be very nice to have more info somehow:  i.e. machine that the package was built on and for  There are a lot of duplicates of certain programs floating around, and it's hard to tell which ones work for which models.

Also, I would like to see if the sources were patched during the build, and if so how.  Would there be a mechanism to upload the sources to the new site? I would somewhat like to see the APT method for ipkgs: i.e:

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apt-get source $PACKAGE_NAME
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ipkg install build-dep  $PACKAGE_NAME

Zaurus - pdaXrom / latex
« on: January 21, 2007, 03:04:26 am »
First off, I really appreciate that there are other TeX users out there who also enjoy the zaurus platform.

However,  tetex-3.0    seems to be missing a ipkg that works for my SL6000.  I do appreciate that the tar file in this thread exists at all, but as of right now, it's not currently available through the pdaxrom server migration.

There is another version I've noticed located  here: (Jan Poland's version) but I've got the usual problems with getting xdvi and dvipdf to work out of the box.  

So I actually went as far as compiling the source, which took a long time, and a lot of trial and error, beginning with the problems noted on Marcus Kracht's page , but eventually this worked. My main problem ended up in getting xdvi to notice the xaw toolkit in the native compiler, which was solved with the following configuration option:

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(./configure --with-xdvi-x-toolkit=xaw)

 I'd like to know if anyone is interested in an ipkg of this, and what suggestions there might be to go about doing it, since it's still roughly 250MB+ before compression, and this isn't quite the standard linux application.

Also, a lot of the programs included in tetex are quite out of date since Thomas Esser stopped updating it..  Maybe it might be best to try TeX Live, although that's probably even larger?

Zaurus - pdaXrom / New Packages Announcement
« on: January 21, 2007, 02:25:09 am »
[span style=\'font-size:14pt;line-height:100%\']GIMP1.2.5[/span] is much faster on my SL6000 than any of the newer versions of GIMP I've tried.  I use this mostly for handwritng.

Note that this version is built without support for perl or gimp-print, but other than that, it's the complete distribution.

[span style=\'font-size:14pt;line-height:100%\']gsumi1.1.0[/span] is essential the ink tool for gimp, as well as the starting point for getting X-input support into the gimp.  1.1.0 is the latest version AFAIK.  It's slightly faster and more respoinsive than gimp's ink tool, but not nearly as useful, missing color support and all of the other bells and whistles that come with gimp.  Furthermore, it only saves in PBM formats, which makes it difficult to find an alternate viewer for saved drawings.  Luckily, the default version of GQView can read them.

I'd somewhat planned on trying to merge gsumi with imagemagick, netpbm and  gimp, to try to retain the speed of gsumi, while adding the functionality of the other more popular applications, but for now, that's way over my head.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / New Packages Announcement
« on: January 21, 2007, 02:17:55 am »
[span style=\'font-size:14pt;line-height:100%\']TexInfo4.8[/span] the standard program for reading GNU documentation.  Hope this isn't a repeated post.  I couldn't find it, so here it is.

X/Qt / x/qt with standard rom on SL6000
« on: November 21, 2004, 06:25:41 am »
I downloaded GIMP from the pdaXrom feed and got the same errors described here.

I've been hoping someone will sort this out soon, since I'm not aware of any custom roms designed to work with the 6000 yet, and am therefore hesitant about trying to install custom roms in general.

Has anyone successfully installed pdaXrom on the 6000 yet?

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