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Angstrom & OpenZaurus / How To Boot Into Single User Mode?
« on: May 28, 2005, 08:28:40 pm »

Some packages came accross and some 'did not'.

Wellenreiter and mediaplayer2 seem to work.

Opera and opie-camera do not. I seem to recall seeing a required link for opera somewhere. I suspect it is missing. What about opie-camera? Is there a link or should I simply un-install and reinstall?


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / How To Boot Into Single User Mode?
« on: May 28, 2005, 07:45:22 pm »

Is there a way to recover the packages loaded into sd?

Several reported running post install scripts. I assume these updated flash ram as well as sd ram. If that is so can those updates be recovered?


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / How To Boot Into Single User Mode?
« on: May 28, 2005, 04:06:36 pm »
Opps! I tried to install vncviewer and it corrupted the boot process. I believe the offending script is in /etc/rc2.d.

How can the Z be booted into something other then rc2?

I would really like not to reflash.


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / What Can Safely And Easily Be Moved To Sd?
« on: May 28, 2005, 03:14:04 pm »

The flash space is rapidly filiing up on my 3.5.3 flash. It is down to 300k. What can easily be moved to sd?

I can think of timezones. What else?


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Syncing - Effort To Create A Definitive Doc
« on: May 27, 2005, 10:50:24 pm »
syncing from Evolution - Linux to Z 3.5.3.

Set up the Z:

create the following sym links from / to /home/root:
ln -s /home/root/Applications ./Applications
ditto Documents and Settings

In Multisync configure:

Create first plugin as Ximian and set the options to Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks

Create the second plugin as Opie and Zaurus and set the options as:
Z ip address
port 4242
user root
password "password"

On the main menu set Calendar, Address, and Tasks

Good luck:


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Oz 3.5.3 Bug List
« on: May 27, 2005, 09:37:28 am »
Multisync looks for Applications, Documents, and Settings in the / dir. It is necessary to add a sym link in / for Applications, Documents, and Settings to their location. In 3.5.3 that is in /home/root. Sync with multisync then works.


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Oz 3.5.3 Bug List
« on: May 27, 2005, 12:37:52 am »
unable to sync between multisync 82 and Oz 3.5.3. The exact config on the Linux side worked on 3.5.1 and 3.5.2. The sync request is recongized on the Z but  multisync reports "unable to sync" in the log.

I believe this is a naming and sym link issue; however to date no progress.


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Oz Needs To Get Better...
« on: May 26, 2005, 08:58:31 pm »
The glass is more then half full and filling more then it is leaking. However it still has a good bit to go. That said OZ/Opie is a volunteer project. My advice is to remember that.

This is a development system; it is 'unstable'. That means it is development quality. All comunications are best sent and best received with that view point.

Many thanks to all those who have helped make this possible.


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Usb Connection Howto
« on: May 26, 2005, 09:56:16 am »
The howto is very helpful as it is.  I would suggest a 'debug' section to help when the interface freezes. My Z on a FC2 freezes about every 2 days. Sometimes it is on the Linux side; it seems that usbnet does not like to suspend-resume and have the Z connnection change. So one debug note is the use of lsusb. Is there a way to force reload usbnet w/o rebooting?

The Z hangs occationally as well. The interface will not come up. I am not sure what to do about this? There used to be a change to the suspend resume scripts. Does anyone know if this will help? If it will then I will dig them up, try them, and post here.


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Problems Installing Opera
« on: May 24, 2005, 09:55:45 am »
Below is modified a 'snip' from the opera post below. It works for both opera6 and opera7.

Here's a recap of what I did (haven't tested it on anything but local docs yet, but given that it didn't crash on the animated Java logo on the default homepage, I'm hopeful that I am good to go...)

1. Uninstall previous Opera (7.3 something).  "all opera references"
2. Removed all opera directories (find / -name opera and .opera and delete them)
3. Grabbed the package ref'd at the start of this thread.
4. ipkg -d sd install <pkg name>
5. ipkg-link add opera
6. ln -s /mnt/card/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/.opera /home/root/.opera   "this may be done"

axxx - make sure sharp compat libs are installed
a1. grab the sharp-compat-libs from the 3.5.3 feed
a2. ipkg -d sd install <sharp-compat-libs...> from where ever they ary
a3. ipkg-link add sharp-compat-libs
a4. restart opie to get the icons
a4. run either the libs icon or "makecompat" to link opera to the libs
a5. you should be ready to go.

7. (fiddled with the .desktop to put it where I wanted it and to use my preferred icon)
8. edited /mnt/card/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/.opera/opera.ini and changed cache entries to the Large settings
9. Launched it! It worked smile.gif
10. Tried it out on the full index of my local jdk1.1.8 javadocs. No problemo... big file.
11. Thanked the gods and any deities I could think of that greater (and more patient) minds than mine had trod this road and DOCUMENTED their travels!!!!

Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Oz 3.5.3 Bug List
« on: May 23, 2005, 11:31:03 pm »
ipkg-link looked for loaded packages information in /media/card not /media/card/packages. In order to align ipkg with ipkg-link it was necessary to remove the /package dir from all the dest directives in /etc/ipkg.conf.


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Unable To Sync 3.5.3 To Multisync
« on: May 23, 2005, 11:10:07 pm »
The error message is:

Failed to connect remote: Failed to load data from device

ssh works to the Z
The network works and the Z is able to access the internet.


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Unable To Sync 3.5.3 To Multisync
« on: May 23, 2005, 10:15:54 am »

I am unable to sync 3.5.3 to multisync .82. This worked on 3.5.1 and 3.5.2. There has been no change to the linux system. The sync gets as far as the Opie screen flashs "sync" and the log shows unable to connect. I believe it is a sym link problem from / to the applications. What are the correct symlinks for 3.5.3 please?


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Cannot Sync Linux To 3.5.3 Collie
« on: May 22, 2005, 12:21:14 am »

3.5.3 collie will not sync with multisync on linux host. usb is up and working. The linux config has not changed between 3.3.6 to 3.5.1 or 3.5.3. On those releases it was necessary to add links between the / dir and the data. I tried that but it did not work.  

The sync attempt is recognized by the Z. The screen flashes sync Multisync. However the log
shows Failed to connect, Failed to load data.

Has anyone gotten multisync to work and what were the hangups?

What should the sym links look like?


Angstrom & OpenZaurus / Problems With Compat Libs
« on: May 21, 2005, 06:34:08 pm »

I see that this has not been answered. sharp-compat-libs depends on opie-sh. Neither depends on task-opie-minimum.

Are you loading into a aux card such as an sd card? Is it reformated ext2? 3.5.3 does not have enough space to load large packages into flash.

If so I would suggest "ipkg -d /media/card  install sharp-compat-libs " followed by
"Ipkg-link add opie-sh " and "ipkg-link add sharp-compat-libs"

Then a "ipgk-link list /media/card should show both packages.


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