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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Power Management
« on: March 14, 2006, 03:50:28 pm »
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About power : see previous post.

The drop-down menu with running apps : middle-click (shift-tap)
The drop-down menu with all apps : right-click (fn-tap) If you want to test it : type "xfdesktop -menu" at command prompt.
If you don't get it with fn-tap, your keyboard settings are probably wrong. The original startxfce4 script was written for a C860, it has to be changed for CXXXX.
I'll try to put mine online asap.

Another reason to use a different panel : xfce4-panel likes to crash, fbpanel seems more stable to me.

Where is fbpanel : not packed yet(at least, not by me).

Have fun,
Chero (just had a shower !!) 
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5 euro's poorer hey

... now I understand - i have menu on both right mouse and menu-key (although yes xfce4-panel doesn't seem to have a tasks menu).
fyi, power functions all work fine for me using mb-applet-battery in xfce4-panel except suspend on lid close which I ain't worked out yet.  Also, thanks to your kind self I have not had 1 crash of xfce4-panel since I started using it about 3 weeks ago.

Thanks for a lovely zaurus desktop

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Power Management
« on: March 14, 2006, 03:17:37 pm »
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I'm running a combo of xfce4(xfdesktop) and fbpanel (instead of xfce4-panel).

The benefit of this is :
- a panel on each screen
- taskbar of running apps
- dropdown menu with all apps (fn+click or menu button)
- shortcuts (e.g. "alt-f" to toggle apps fullscreen = without borders, titles or panels)
- nice themes
- working power management when the battery applet is running in the fbpanel systray

Have fun,
Chero.
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You've confused me now chero... I am using your build with xfce4-panel and have all of the above features except dropdown menu with all apps (which I assume you mean running tasks)... what/where is fbpanel and since the above works with xfce4-panel why bother ?
am I missing something ?

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Cdrecord Ipkg Available - Backup ?
« on: March 14, 2006, 03:11:06 pm »
Couldn't find ipk for this so built it... needed to build  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  (binary if needed in future) first

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ipk contains;
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/dev/sg0 (needed by cdrecord itself)

/usr/local/bin:
cdda2wav* devdump*  isodump*  isovfy*   mkisofs*  scgcheck*
cdrecord* isodebug* isoinfo*  mkhybrid@ readcd*   skel*

/usr/local/sbin:
rscsi*
for my dvd writer I needed to manually create /dev/sr0... your device might be different ???
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mknod /dev/sr0 b 11 0
basic function is...
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mkisofs -J -r -o test.iso Images/
mount -t iso9660 -o ro,loop test.iso /mnt/scratch (to verify)
umount /mnt/scratch
cdrecord -scanbus
cdrecord -v speed=2 dev=0,0,0 -data test.iso (dev numbers should be from output of last cmd)
mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom (to verify)

with above cmd I have sucessfully written a 20mb cdr at an average x3 speed in a couple of jiffies. Being honest though, this is the first time I've written a cd on linux so the above can probably be done much better/quicker.

...before any of you ask WHY...  because my c3000 can
there is also an idea behind this... wouldn't it be nice to have a script that would backup/restore pdaxrom with cdrw/dvdrw... ok it'd take ages but it would be nice and simple... I'm wondering whether there's enough ooomph... power, it's a technical term  in my Z to enable me to do all this in one step ????

If anyone has any practical ideas how to achieve this then please post.

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Pluse Cross Compile Kurush On Pdaxrom Beta2
« on: March 14, 2006, 12:38:41 pm »
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For simple thimgs you could use "monager"

monager homepage : http://www.jschulze-wenck.de/linux_en/frame-en.html

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If you want more, go for "grisbi"

Have fun,
Chero
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eeew chero... all that money and just 70 euro's for personal hygiene ;-)

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Usb Mouse Question
« on: March 14, 2006, 04:25:51 am »
good point Armagon - I'll try it through usb hub (have to upnplug lots from desktop)
Thanks both for the feedback - this one has been driving me nutty

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Xbattle Strategy Game Available
« on: March 13, 2006, 06:25:12 pm »
I've got xbattle-ai working which is a damn fine realtime strategy game. (man page here).

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The panel menu provided uses tck/tk to enable easy setup of games. Tk on my c3000 was missing the link from wish8.4 so you'll need to;

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cd /usr/bin
ln -s wish8.4 wish
there's also a shellscript in /usr/local/bin/xbattle.sh if you don't want overhead of having tcl/tk installed.

The ipk drops 2 readme files in /home/root cos there's a lot of options and settings to be played with if you want, it's very configurable
Game works with AI or networked (although I haven't tested networking yet) - have a read of docs and manpage above.

There's a campaign option in the tk interface but the script can't find the files - they are installed so this will be easy to fix but I don't have the time right now (it's late & I've got to work tomorrow) so feel free to post a fix if you know tcl
The tcl has however been tweaked to give a map that fits the zaurus well by default.

There are other campaigns/tutorial etc in /usr/local/bin/xb_* /usr/local/bin/gauntletCampaign and /usr/local/share/xbattle/
try them and/or read the docs to get these working.
There's also a sound package available which is 1.4mb of wav files... I'll package that up if anyone is interested.

This is my first ipk so please feel free to point out anything you might have done better.

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Usb Mouse Question
« on: March 12, 2006, 10:49:17 am »
Sorry if this has already been answered but I can't find one ...

I have a microsoft usb wireless mouse (usb dongle)...
starting X with -mouse /dev/input/mouse0 leaves me with a pointer that will only
go up and down when moving mouse left and right. There is no horizontal action
(you know what I mean  - anyone come across this before or able to suggest a
fix ? Everything appears fine looking through dmesg etc ???
I have confirmed mouse works on laptop etc and a wired usb mouse works fine on
the zaurus ?

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Mplayer Frontend Plus Bvdd Question
« on: March 09, 2006, 09:06:22 am »
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Hi, I have this exact same problem. It's spitting out this to dmesg:

bvdd:  Registering the device failed. (-16)
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depmod fixed it for me... I was too embarrassed that I'd missed that to respond back before ;-)

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Qtopia 1.7 For Pdaxrom
« on: March 08, 2006, 01:59:47 pm »
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Where I get qtopia files to put in /home/opt/Qtopia ?
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If I understand your question right you need to link to
/wherever-u-untarred/qtopia-free-1.7.0

I can run all the apps (I've dared try  in qtopia-free-1.7.0/bin/ following my
last post as long as I switch to portrait first... if anyone can think of a possible
solution to be able to run in landscape I'd be VERY interested to know it...
playing with the rotation app in qt has had some interesting results... with full qt
running the statup apps run landscape (X is rotated protrait tho) and work fine
but the screen width seems to be about 480 instead of 640 so can't reach close
buttons etc with pointer - sounds like the same issues meanie is having ???

lastly the reason full qt won't get past setting time is reported in console as
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addAppLnk: no view for type application. Can't add app Suspend!
if that helps someone else

... so very nearly

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Qtopia 1.7 For Pdaxrom
« on: March 07, 2006, 04:47:11 pm »
First off, Meanie thx so much for your customization pages...
I have only just got my C3000 (about a month) and without that info it would have
took me an age to get where I am now

Anyway.... Qtopia... omg so close...
I am not attempting to run full qt yet, just apps as descibed at
http://www.yopy.lug.org.uk/forum_viewtopic.php?17.299...
qt sysinfo works fine as long as I have switched to portrait mode first as Meanie
describes in his post...

Using the script in the article above:
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OK, create the following file /usr/local/bin/run_qtopia_app
then chmod +x it to make it executable. This script accepts the program name
and sets up the required variables for it to run as a single task app:

#!/bin/sh
export LOGNAME=root
export HOME=/home/root
export QTDIR=/home/opt/Qtopia
export QPEDIR=/home/opt/Qtopia
export PATH="$QPEDIR/bin:$PATH"
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$QPEDIR/lib
exec $* -qws

So, in the case of zbedic, it can be run from a terminal command like:

run_qtopia_app /opt/Qtopia/bin/zbedic
works fine when in portrait already, however if I add
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export QWS_DISPLAY=Transformed:Rot270:0to the above script sysinfo runs but the display is screwed up - as if it's still trying
to run the app in portrait mode (but too tall) on a landscape qt display if you see what I mean.

Anyone have any ideas how to get that one step further and (if my assumption is
right) make the app run in landscape mode as well ?

Not sure if I'm on the right track with this yet tbh but after 30 mins of trying
it's not a bad start

For info - trying the QWS_DISPLAY doesn't seem to make any difference if added to qtopirun ???

Pgas: damned good work so far.. your my second hero :-)


...and finally for the hell of it, here's my beautiful linux desktop
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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Mplayer Frontend Plus Bvdd Question
« on: February 25, 2006, 05:24:06 am »
Someone mentioed it before (not sure which thread though), pymp (http://jdolan.dyndns.org/jaydolan/pymp.html) works great as an mplayer frontend - you'll need pyhton-shell and python-netclient installed to use it (and make to compile/install). Also, with a bit of playing, rox-desktop will play with mplayer straight from rox.
for info my .mplayer/config contains;
vo=sdl
fs=1
vm=1
zoom=1
framedrop=1

... now for my question...
when I first installed pdaxrom (which is just bloody wonderful btw , bvdd was working fine and movies played fast and wonderfully... however I did something (can't work out what though) and bvdd will no longer load - moans about tainting the kernel, then init_module: Device or resource busy... no bvdd module = no -vo bvdd for mplayer, sadly -vo sdl is nowhere near as good.
I have checked through all ipk's I've installed since it went wrong and can't see anything that would affect bvdd... I have also gone through every version of bvdd I can find - manually extracted bvdd.o and tried to load that in case I'd accidentally overwritten it but no joy...
so... can someone explain why bvdd has broken for me or at worst please suggest a fix because bvdd is just so much better than sdl for video.

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Mplayer Running 640x480 On 3100
« on: February 25, 2006, 05:20:32 am »
Someone mentioed it before (not sure it was in this thread though), pymp (http://jdolan.dyndns.org/jaydolan/pymp.html) works great as an mplayer frontend - you'll need pyhton-shell and python-netclient installed to use it (and make to compile/install). Also, with a bit of playing, rox-desktop will play with mplayer straight from rox.
for info my .mplayer/config contains;
vo=sdl
fs=1
vm=1
zoom=1
framedrop=1

... now for my question...
when I first installed pdaxrom, bvdd was working fine and movies played fast and wonderfully... however I did something (can't work out what though) and bvdd will no longer load - moans about tainting the kernel then init_module: Device or resource busy... no bvdd module = no -vo bvdd for mplayer, sadly -vo sdl is nowhere near as good.
I have checked through all ipk's I've installed since it went wrong and can't see anything that would affect bvdd... I have also gone through every version of bvdd I can find - manually extracted bvdd.o and tried to load that in case I'd accidentally overwritten it but no joy...
so... can someone explain why bvdd has broken for me or at worst please suggest a fix because bvdd is just so much better than sdl for video.

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