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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Want Compiled Thread?
« on: December 15, 2007, 11:25:28 am »
Quote from: kkazakov13
Quote from: scheck.r
Can someone compile SciTE please. The one from beta3 feed segfaults using pdaxiiv2.


Try this one - I hope it works for you -
It works beautyfully, as always thanks

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Want Compiled Thread?
« on: December 14, 2007, 05:57:00 pm »
Can someone compile SciTE please. The one from beta3 feed segfaults using pdaxiiv2.


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Dillo Color Bgs?
« on: December 04, 2007, 12:30:57 pm »
Ok, I thought those screenshots were yours. it would be indeed awesome if we could get the same rendering.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Dillo Color Bgs?
« on: December 03, 2007, 07:32:56 pm »
No...not the normal Dillo from the feed, the dillo coming from your package dillo 0.8.6 i18n. I have never seen dynamic color backgrounds with it nor a well looking slashdot page as you have.
I should have been clearer, sorry.
By the way, using dillo xft 0.8.5 from beta3 feed, I have the same ugly looking slashdot page

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Dillo Color Bgs?
« on: December 03, 2007, 04:57:22 pm »
Hi Capnfish,

I installed your dillo-i18n package but I don't get the same nice looking and well arranged page using dillo.  
Instead, I get this
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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdax On A C1000, Any Suggestions?
« on: November 27, 2007, 08:11:53 pm »
Yes, there are still hic ups with suspend/resume(2.4 kernel related apparently)
Suspend is slow, you need to press and hold for about 2 seconds the ON/OFF button, it's bearable. I never use suspend from the menu, I feel it's buggier, and always suspend while lid open. Then you need to wait at least 10 seconds before resuming again otherwise it pops up for a second and then goes away. In this situation, you need then 2 other tries before it stays on.
Resume is slow, you need to press and hold for about 2 seconds the ON/OFF button. Fingers crossed, it always works for me. May be because I first open the lid to be in the same state as I was when I suspended and then resume by pressing ON/OFF button while lid opened, I don't use a screensaver either and I eject my wifi card before suspending.
I never have issues when changing the time using the Date&Time setting app either, screen goes black after 2 seconds until I tap on it, that's it.
You can use the command line to change the date and time it's something like
Code: [Select]
date -s "28 NOV 2007 02:06:00"If you do this, screen stays on and you don't need to tap on it, it needs 1 second to update the time in the panel.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdax On A C1000, Any Suggestions?
« on: November 27, 2007, 11:46:40 am »
I suggest you try pdaxii13 v2(alpha5) so that you can run a lot more packages(those for rc10, rc12,  beta1, beta3, r121, r198 for example).
Install is easy : install "pdaXii13 Akita build 5.4.9 base" and upgrade to pdaxii13v2 by installing pdaxiiv2-upgrade.
See Meanie's web site
Everything works out of the box.
I don't think there exists an openoffice package for pdax. Good alternatives are Abiword and Gnumeric.
For pda use, you have Kdepim-pi like on Cacko(Kopi, Kapi, OM-pi, pwm-pi), the Pimlico suite (dates, contacts, tasks), the gpe suite, each of them are also available for x86 desktops.
Apache, mysql, php : I don't know but I guess yes.
Code Editor: SciTe, geany, vim, emacs, may be others

Check out the Useful applications thread and the huge New Packages Annuncement thread

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Want Compiled Thread?
« on: November 21, 2007, 08:11:23 am »
Oups...Thanks Capnfish  

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Want Compiled Thread?
« on: November 20, 2007, 04:35:07 pm »
Could someone compile JWM 2.0.1 (fast window manager very similar to icewm). It's used in Puppy Linux 3.01. It's worth to try.
JWM is a window manager for the X11 Window System. JWM is written in C and uses only Xlib at a minimum. The following libraries can also be used if available:

    * libXext for the shape extension
    * libXext for the render extension
    * libXinerama for Xinerama support
    * libXpm for XPM backgrounds and icons
    * libjpeg for JPEG backgrounds and icons.
    * libpng for PNG backgrounds and icons
    * libxft for antialiased and true type fonts
    * libfribidi for right-to-left language support

It can support some MWM, GNOME, and WM Spec hints.

Should be easy to compile


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Try Openbox+feh Without Panel, Without Desktop Icon
« on: November 07, 2007, 09:26:14 am »
That is exactly what I want to try. It should reduce memory usage quite a bit and use screen real estate well. I'm eager to test it.
I am using Fluxbox 1.0 at the moment and I like the root menu(assigned to the menu key).
The use of a key for shading all windows at once is a great idea to replace the taskbar.
Another key to show the desktop and conky ....

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pdaxii13 5.3.3 Akita Full Install -- Poor Performance ?
« on: November 06, 2007, 04:37:29 am »
Quote from: joewandy
Is there any further tips to improve performance on a pdaXii13 5.3.3 installation on Akita ?

I have removed scim as mentioned in the following post (, and also enabled swap partition.

Despite above steps, opening more than 1 program, eg. FBReader and xmms would cause menu redraw and windows dragging to be much slower than usual. The system feels much more responsive under Sharp / Cacko ROM.

Am I constrained by hardware limitation of the c1000, or there is anything more that I can tweak/modify to improve the system's responsiveness ?
PdaXrom cannot be lighter than Sharp / Cacko as it is running X(well tiny X but still) which alone is quite heavy for the Z. You can feel it when running games or videos inside and outside X environment. But on the other hand thanks to X we can run almost whatever linux desktop application, we can have moving windows, taskbar, pager, ... Do you have this on Cacko ?

What you can do is:
- upgrade to pdaxii 5.4.9(many things have been fixed and enhanced so it could speed things up a bit) or better upgrade to pdaxiiv2
- use a swap file
- if possible, do not use solid window dragging(I know it is possible with fluxbox, icewm, evilwm, jwm but don't know for openbox)
- use quasar mediaplayer instead of xmms (it's lighter, prettier and the dev is an oesf member)
- if you want to use xmms, use ALT + stylus to dragg the xmms window, it is much faster
- use gpicview instead of gqview(I know you will love it)
- if possible, do not use rox pinboard
- you can try xfe 1.0 to replace rox + gqview + leafpad (you will run fewer processes this way since xfe has an included image and text viewer ala Tree!ExplorerQT Plus(nice peace of application by the way))
- use keyboard shortcuts instead of navigating in the gtk apps menus with the stylus(remember you can redefine quite a bunch of shortcut keybindings if you enable gtk-key-accels in your .gtk2.0rc file, I know it works for rox, leafpad, gqview, gnumeric, mtpaint, but not for abiword   )
- use nano 2.0.6 instead of leafpad
- As Capnfish said, you can try evilwm but then you won't have eye candy but it sure is extremely light.
- and of course you could use CLI for many things, writing scripts and so on but I don't think this is what you want

Hope this helps

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Wireless Cf With Best Support
« on: October 29, 2007, 02:33:54 pm »
Quote from: mscdex
My symbol spectrum 24 works fine in both cacko and pdaxii13, works out of the box on the latter.
Mine works out of the box too(don't know for r198). However it doesn't support WPA and has medium range.

pdaXrom Development / The Next Pdaxrom Wm
« on: October 22, 2007, 07:08:51 pm »
I just tried the new openbox 3.4.4 ipk and obconf 2.0.2.
What an improvement over openbox 3.3 !!!
For me the most visible and usefull changes are:
- true fullscreen windows(going over the panel),
- true maximization even for aterm(we no longer have a little margin at the edge of the screen).
- It's a little faster than the previous version.
- New Alt + tab dialog now shows all open windows even accross all desktops
- Transparent windows
- Resizing grips have been added to all edges of windows
- MoveFromEdge actions(The new MoveFromEdge actions let you move a window that is overlapping another off to its side)
It is easily themable using obconf 2.0.2(though quite slow to load) and has many more config options than obconf 1.6
I would combine this with Fbpanel 4.12(with integrated makefbmenu that generates automatically the menu scanning .desktop files). It has been tested in pdaxiiv2. It has taskbar, tooltips, menu, can be transparent, accepts mb-applets, appears on all desktops, uses less memory than matchbox-panel.
- Keybindings configured through text files(though for me it's a plus)
- I miss ArrangeWindow action from fluxbox or icewm(?)(handy to cut/copy/paste between two Rox windows)
In fact it is what r198 is already but with everything upgraded. I find xfce not responsive enough.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Fbpanel Documentation
« on: October 22, 2007, 01:35:36 pm »
Thank you for developping mb-applet-powerctrl, I use it all the time, it is so handy to have everything in one place. But you are right it still uses too much memory. I use it with fluxbox but I dont' have tool tips popping up when cards are ejected for example since it's designed for matchbox-panel. It would be great if it could be integrated in any panel with all functionalities. Maybe add activate/deactivate swap would be helpful too.

Sorry for being a little off topic

Ideally: openbox 3.4.4 + fbpanel 4.12 + new mb-powerctrl in gtk+ (+ rox)

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Fbpanel Documentation
« on: October 21, 2007, 09:59:38 am »
Quote from: BerndS

Quote from: scheck.r
Can you tell us why fbpanel is better than matchbox-panel ? (memory usage, added features, ...)

IMHO it's better because it supports virtuell screens (the panel are visible on all screens) and it appears to be faster than matchbox.

The (hopefully temporary) disadvantages are

- screen Rotating works with some bugs (see screenshot below)

- the documentation is incomplete

- fbpanel does not use the directory /usr/share/applications to build the menu (but you can use the matchbox applet mb-applet-menu-launcher also with fbpanel to get around this limitation)

I just know that there is a taskbar included and makefbmenu that generates the menu scanning .desktop files.

If using mb-applet-menu launcher you don't need this function of fbpanel.



Thanks for the explanations.
The rotation bug makes fbpanel unusable in portrait mode. I remember pdaxrom r121 used fbpanel but I don't remember if the rotation bug was present.
If you use mb-applet-menu launcher, don't you use more RAM than just running makefbmenu once ?

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