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Security and Networking / Wake On Lan (wol) Magic Packet
« on: February 26, 2010, 12:04:53 pm »
Quote from: clofland
Anyone know how to send a WOL Magic Packet from a Zaurus?

To answer my own question (because I hate it when I find questions with no answers).

This works:

(And a copy in case the above URL dies before this forum does)
# Wake-On-LAN
# Copyright © 2002 by Micro Systems Marc Balmer
# Written by Marc Balmer,,
# This code is free software under the GPL

import struct, socket

def WakeOnLan(ethernet_address):

  # Construct a six-byte hardware address

  addr_byte = ethernet_address.split(':')
  hw_addr = struct.pack('BBBBBB', int(addr_byte[0], 16),
    int(addr_byte[1], 16),
    int(addr_byte[2], 16),
    int(addr_byte[3], 16),
    int(addr_byte[4], 16),
    int(addr_byte[5], 16))

  # Build the Wake-On-LAN "Magic Packet"...

  msg = '\xff' * 6 + hw_addr * 16

  # ...and send it to the broadcast address using UDP

  s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_DGRAM)
  s.setsockopt(socket.SOL_SOCKET, socket.SO_BROADCAST, 1)
  s.sendto(msg, ('<broadcast>', 9))

# Example use

As long as you have python installed, this works great. Just replace the MAC after the last line with the one you want to wake up.

Very nice. Now I can shut all of the computers in my house off (or put them to sleep) and use my Z to turn them on when I need to access them.

Security and Networking / Wake On Lan (wol) Magic Packet
« on: February 19, 2010, 05:00:15 pm »
Anyone know how to send a WOL Magic Packet from a Zaurus?

New products and alternatives / Will The Iphone Replace The Zaurus?
« on: January 09, 2007, 04:35:28 pm »
"iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and pioneering new software, letting you control everything with just your fingers."

Sure is a fancy way of saying "we couldn't figure out how to put a keyboard on it so we'll let you smear your screen all up with your fingers."

I'm not sure what this does that the Cingular 8525 couldn't do, other than use iTunes instead of URGE.

The biggest impact this will probably have is on the next release of Microsoft's mobile OS.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Want Compiled Thread?
« on: November 22, 2006, 10:56:44 am »
Has anyone ever compiled keepass for pdaXrom?
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I use that on my PC's. It's a nice app that I would like on the Zaurus too since the DB is portable between platforms.
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That looks indeed interesting!
However, for pdaXrom there is PWM/PI from the KDEPIM/PI 2.2.7 suite. It is quite convenient and problaby safe, too. Not quite as versatile as keepassx as it seems.

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Yeah, there are a couple of good PW managers for pdaXrom, that is true, but for those of us who are attached to KeePass on our desktops, we would like to be able to see our passwords on the Z.

That said, it seems to use QT 4, which I'm not sure works on pdaXrom, or the Z in general for that matter.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Want Compiled Thread?
« on: November 21, 2006, 03:47:39 pm »
Has anyone ever compiled keepass for pdaXrom?

New products and alternatives / New Zaurus Successor?
« on: November 08, 2006, 11:19:05 am »
This looks realy cool to me. I paid $750 for my SL-C760 a little over three years ago, so $875 isn't a big premium compared to what I paid. A device that can run XP or Linux would be really appealing to me. I can't even VPN into my company, or check my work email via the web from a Linux machine.

Like someone else said, it really wouldn't take much more space in my bag than the Z+stuff, and with the buit in USB (keyboard/mouse) and VGA out (monitor), it really could be my "only computer."

For Sale / Wanted / Possible Sale: Sl-c760
« on: August 31, 2006, 12:54:01 pm »
Work and life changes have caused me to leave my Z sitting in the case for some weeks, going on months now.

I'm considering selling it with accesories. Here is the list:

Zaurus SL-C760 (FYI: same hardware as 860)
Power adaptor that came with it (100V, 50/60Hz)
- The Japanese use 100V, not 110, but this has been used on 110V here in the US for almost three years with no problems or excessive heat.
USB Cable (The 760/860 do USB client, not host)
Large battery w/ large cover (that comes with the 760
Small custom battery w/ small cover.
- This battery was bought on the forum. It was custom made. It has more power than the normal small battery from sharp. I love being able to make my 760 small, and still get plenty of use from it. Makes it more pocketable
Socket Low Power WiFi card
-Has been tested to work with SHARP Rom, Cacko, and pdaXrom. It probably will work with any ROM.
Socket Low Power Ethernet LAN card (10Mbit, works with all ROMs that I have tried)
Compact Flash 5in1 Adaptor
-This lets you plug 5 other flash cards into the CF slot. I used it for reading SmartMedia cards from my camera, and for copying files from one SD card to another. It is not tiny, it sticks out of the slot quite a bit.
Case Logic case with belt clip that fits very nicely.

I also have a few SD cards. 1gig, 256meg, 128meg. I would be willing to throw one of those in for the right price.

I don't want to Ebay this poor guy. I'd rather see it go to a good home.

I'm not sure what price to ask. Here is a quick break down of the item prices via retail:
SL-C760 - $300 used from (I originally paid about $700 for it almost 3 years ago!)
Socket WiFi Card - currently $70 Low price on Froogle
Socket LAN Card - curently $70 Low price on Froogle
Small Battery - Purchased on Forum for $50
Case - $15 (what I paid for it)

Total: $505 not including any SD card.

If you are interested, please make me an offer here or PM me. I won't be offended by any offers, just don't be offended if the offers cause me to decide not to sell it.

I am in the US, but I'll ship anywhere if you want to pay for it.

There comes a DAY, when you don't need a pdA.

P.S. I have the box, Japanese manuals and the CD too.

P.P.S. It is currently running pdaXrom Beta3 quite succesfully, but I am willing to flash any ROM onto it that you want.

[EDIT]: I also have a Belkin IR Keyboard (FBU1500-T) that I use with pdaXrom.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Screen Problem After Installing Beta4?
« on: July 05, 2006, 11:23:34 am »
Wouldn't that be a good idea if we keep a note of our original value before playing with something new?
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Yeah, I was kind of bummed when that happend to mine, because my screen was always so perfect until then. I spent a long time testing values and I still do not think my screen is back to as nice as it was before Beta4. Who knew a ROM flash could change NAND values?!

On the flip side, it looked VERY good under Beta4, so I am kind of guessing that once I move on to a stable pdaXrom with 2.6 kernel, my screen will look good for sure.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Mplayer 1.0pre8
« on: July 03, 2006, 12:44:30 pm »
well, I double checked, it was actually compiled with -O4 optimisation
so I guess, its either size or speed
i will try adding mtune=xscale and see what happens
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Cool, I vote for speed.   I was thinking maybe you had not "stripped" the binary after compiling it (I know VERY little about such things), but from what I can tell it looks like you did.

Also, I'm a little lost on the GUI. Where do I find gmplayer?

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Mplayer 1.0pre8
« on: July 03, 2006, 09:55:27 am »
it includes both mplayer and mencoder, hence the size
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Actually, the mplayer binary that came with Beta 3 is 1.9 megs and this new one is 5 megs. The binary grew quite dramatically. Did you run the post-compile whatever to strip down the binary?

Oh, and we certainly wouldn't mind an optimized version.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Mplayer 1.0pre8
« on: July 03, 2006, 09:29:54 am »
the new file formats that were added aren't really relevant to the Z since they are wrappers around .dll files...

anyway, I compiled it but just to have gmplayer enabled

Thanks, and no, actually it does play new formats. I just ripped the mplayer binary out of your package to test it, and from the command line this new version of mplayer will play sounds files that the pre7 version will not.

Specifically AAC files encoded for my Nokia cell phone. It is really nice to be able to just encode my files to one format that my phone and the Z can both play!

So, again, thanks!!

I haven't tested the GUI yet, but I'll give it a shot too.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Mplayer 1.0pre8
« on: June 30, 2006, 11:33:05 am »
Mplayer 1.0pre8 is out ( ), and it supports some file formats that pre7 did not. Some that I have wanted to use for some months now.

So how do I build mplayer 1.0pre8 for pdaX? Or is there someone that knows how that wants to throw it together for all of us?

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Important Update...
« on: June 21, 2006, 04:21:20 pm »
I've been watching this article now since it started and have managed to stay quiet and behind the scenes and stay out of this from a admin standpoint but it's kind of hard when a person makes the comment of "OE MUST DIE" my temptation is to suspend his account on here, however I don't think that would do the Zaurus community as a whole any good cutting off his access at this point. But I will make the warning that this sort of behavior/comments will not be tolerated here. If such comments continue they will be handled appropriatly.
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Wow, now that would be a turn of events if Sashz was banned from this forum!  

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Socket Wifi On Beta3
« on: June 21, 2006, 09:55:39 am »
My Socket WiFi card used to work fine, "out of the box," but on Beta3, nothing.

dmesg tells me this:
spectrum_cs: Cannot find firmware: symbol_sp24t_prim_fw
spectrum_cs: Firmware download failed
hermes @ IO 0xf6000000: Timeout waiting for card to reset (reg=0x0000)!
wlan0: failed to initialize firmware (err = -110)
spectrum_cs: register_netdev() failed

Any ideas?

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Important Update...
« on: June 21, 2006, 09:51:12 am »
. . . looking at the preferences programs which are all written in python and make them better and maybe even in C. All the current python stuff were just quick workarounds until we had the time to code them in C - acutally Zumi is working on that but im sure he could use some help.
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Actually, I like that they are written in Python. It makes it very easy to make quick changes to them without being a programmer or having to recompile packages.

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