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Zub
Posted on: Feb 3 2006, 02:27 PM





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ok, thanks
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Zub
Posted on: Feb 3 2006, 09:03 AM





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Thanks Hrw - I have seen 3.5.4 RC available for dowload via openzaurus.org.

Would this version support WPA? If so , would you recommend downloading version 5.4 or is it likely to be very unstable?

Thanks,
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Zub
Posted on: Feb 2 2006, 08:37 PM





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Hey Kelly, thanks for the info. Hopefully 3.5.4 will support it, or perhaps another rom.

I'll keep looking, if I find an answer, i'll send you a message.
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Zub
Posted on: Feb 2 2006, 09:43 AM





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I have a 5500 running OZ 3.5.3 with OPIE 1.2.0 (hentges)

I have a Symbol Spectrum wifi card and i'm trying to connect to the wireless network I am running at home (my router is a Netgear DG834G).
The network uses WPA encryption.

When I plug in the wifi card, I can see the surrounding networks ok but cannot connect to my wirless network. I am unsure which settings to select in OPIE's network configuration tool to enable me to join my wireless lan.

In the netowkr tool, the connection appears on the list as 802.11b (eth0).
IP is listed as 0.0.0.0 as DHCP has not taken effect (since i'm not on the nw yet)

When I go to configure mode I have the following settings:-

Mode: Auto
SSID: NETGEAR - yes, i know I need to change this for security reasons! smile.gif
Specify access point (checked)
Specify channel (checked)

The main problem seems to be how I can enter the network key to join the wlan, not sure where to enter this (I tried entering the key is the "encrytion" tab but not sure if this is the right screen.

Any help much appreciated,

Thanks
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Zub
Posted on: Feb 2 2006, 09:06 AM





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I got a Kingston 1GB sd card and successfully installed the hentges cardfs image. Thanks again!
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 26 2006, 03:21 PM





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Thanks for the step by step help John, much appreciated.

I followed your suggestions and installed the two required libraries and opera without any problems, including linking them.

I can now load Opera and it appears but there is a further problem...

The error message 'could not open file' (with the file path file://home/QtP...something)

If I OK the message then it dissapears but no icons are displayed on the screen at all, just a series of small white blocks at the top of the screen, no navigation buttons or background etc..

Do you have any idea what this may be?

Thanks,
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 26 2006, 01:57 PM





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Thanks for the info john - i'll have to get an SD card soon and try that out!
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 26 2006, 12:56 PM





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Hi,

I am currently running OZ 3.5.3 with Opie 1.2

I've had endless problems installing several different applications and was wondering if there are any vrsions of OPIE that come preloaded with common applications that are ready to use such as a pdf viewer, web browser, or tools such as kismit and wellenreiter etc...

If so, what are they are where could I get more information on them?

I do realise that it is best to practice installing apps and getting familiar with the command line install option, and I am doing this - but it would be nice to be able to use some of these basic applications in the meantime!

Thanks in advance,

Z
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 26 2006, 11:16 AM





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i installed the sharp-compat lib files along with another file (opie-sh)
but still get the same error when I try running opera from command line
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 26 2006, 11:15 AM





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UPDATE - I just found the compat libs file

I will try installing it now and try opera again,

quick question - when I install these compat files, do I need to symlink them aswell or is that only necessary when installing applications/games etc?
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 26 2006, 10:52 AM





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ok - good suggestion - tahnkyou
I tried running the app from the command line and got the error-

undefined symbol: 7QString.shared_null

I see from another thread that I do need the sharp compat libs you mention.

Where could I get these required library files?

Thanks,
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 26 2006, 09:51 AM





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Hi - I recently downloaded the opera 7.30 browser to my zaurus 5500 and cannot get it to load properly..

I installed it via the command line using...
ipkg -d ram install xxx.ipk

then symlinked it using...
ipkg-link add xxx

I then retarted Opie and the Opera icon appeared but when I click on it, the hourglass symbol briefly appears on the taskbar then dissapears?

SETUP:
Zaurus 5500
OZ 3.53
Opie 1.20
Symbol Spectrum Wireless LAN CF


Can anyone help me get over this problem?

Thanks in advance,

Z
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 25 2006, 03:51 PM





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I had no luck formatting the CF card or using it to flash a new OS / desktop.

I got a new CF card and it works fine...problem solved at least!
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 23 2006, 10:54 AM





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I attempted to follow the tutorial on

https://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Step-b...ing_for_newbies

but the first step - unmount /media/cf gives the error:-

/bin/sh: unmount: not found
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 23 2006, 10:52 AM





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I have installed fdisk on my Zaurus- Could you tell me the commands I would need to use in order to delete the current partition and reformat?

thanks,
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 22 2006, 01:49 PM





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Thanks for the info Si,

Could you please tell me how I would go about deleting the exisitng CF partition? Can it be done in windows or does it have to be done on the Zaurus?

Thanks,
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 22 2006, 12:25 PM





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unfortunately I don't have another CF card - a friend of mine has an SD card which he uses in his camera, but I have read SD cards cannot be used to flash the Zaurus.

Does the flashing lights problem always indicate a CF card problem?
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 22 2006, 05:55 AM





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Thanks Si, I renamed the zImage file but still get the flashing lights problem...
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 22 2006, 05:37 AM





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ok guys -

I formatted my CF card to FAT format in windows

I then followed the instructions on the oepnzaurus website for flashing...

-I downloaded the Linux Kernel and opie-imagr files from the OZ website

-I then renamed them to zImage.bin and initrd.bin and copied them to the root of my CF card via windows explorer and my CF card reader.


I then proceeded to try the C+D reset again but got the same 2 blinking lights!!!!

Do you guys think it is a problem with the CF card format? file structure or the Zaurus itself?
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 21 2006, 04:43 PM





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Thanks for your input guys,

I will try flashing using the latest openzaurus files.

Does anyone know the shortcut for entering the maintenance menu on the Zaurus 5500? I tried the OK + Cancel at powerup but it just boots in normally.

Also, when formatting my flash card in windows, I get the option to format at FAT or FAT32, not specifically 16. Is this a problem? If so, how would I go about formatting as FAT 16?

Thanks,
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Zub
Posted on: Jan 21 2006, 10:24 AM





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Hi,

I recently got a Zaurus 5500 with a 64 MB CF card.
I want to wipe everything on it and flash it with a new ROM. I'm only just getting started with the Zaurus so I don't really mind which ROM I install to start with, OpenZaurus or Sharp (though knowledge on how to do both would be great!).


At the moment, I am trying to flash it with the latest Sharp ROM. I have copied the Ospack file to the root of the CF card (there are no other files on it), put it in the zaurus, did the C+D reset.

The mail and battery lights then just proceeded to flash constantly and nothing ever happened.

I'm not sure if the CF card is the problem as it can be read in the Zaurus and on my PC via my card reader.

Current Setup:

Opie veriosn 1.2.0
Linux Kernel version 2.4.18-rmk7-pxa3-embedix-3.5.3
OpenZaurus 3.5.3

Although OpenZaurus is installed, there is almost no room left on the Zaurus for additional software - is there a way to strip down or reinstall the OS to minimum so I can get more space?

Please can anyone help me with these issues?

Thanks and my apologies that these questions probably appear very stupid!
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