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ZDevil
Posted on: Apr 20 2008, 01:44 AM





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QUOTE(amrein @ Apr 20 2008, 10:10 AM) *
The size of the Zaurus but a full micro PC...
With Wifi, bluetooth, GPS, good battery life, high speed mobile network, a small camera (for conference call) and I won't resist to buy one.
With a sliding keyboard, I will have an heart attack : "No, Noooo.... My precious... Haaahhaaa...". wink.gif

Then it really sounds like a HTC Universal ... wink.gif
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ZDevil
Posted on: Apr 18 2008, 10:03 AM





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Perhaps it's not such a bad idea to set up and get everything working as root before figuring out things for normal users?
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Posted on: Apr 18 2008, 10:01 AM





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QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Apr 17 2008, 11:14 PM) *
Also, now when I try to do 'ts_calibrate', I get the following:
CODE
#ts_calibrate
ts_calibrate: error while loading shared libraries: libts-1.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Hmm... That's strange, because ts_calibrate is in the "libts-bin" package, which looks for /usr/lib/libts-0.0.so.0 and not /usr/lib/ibts-1.0.so.0.
See if it works for you when you "apt-get install libts-bin" and run "ts_calibrate" again.
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Posted on: Apr 18 2008, 02:47 AM





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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 11 2008, 11:02 PM) *
well, now meanie's gone and got married, it's allowed me to get ahead! And it won't be too long before 'adf' also takes over and gains 3rd place.
Sad to say meanie, your crown as number 2 lasted one year!
I think lardman's crown as number 1 will take a bit longer to beat, as it's taken me 3y9m to get to 2800 posts and lardman's way ahead with 4514 in 4y5m!
--- edit -- looks like ZDevil's gonna reach club2000 before CapnFish unless the Cap'n pulls out all the stops


Hereby I post my 2000th post in https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...st&p=176564 tongue.gif
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QUOTE(matthis @ Apr 18 2008, 12:43 PM) *
After installing your packages, I have similar issues:
1. taps on the screen correspond to the "rotated" coordinates.
2. ts_calibrate looks for tslib-0.0-0 and the one installed by the package is tslib 1.0-0

So did you install these? https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=25701
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ZDevil
Posted on: Apr 18 2008, 02:43 AM





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@ShiroiKuma

Try this: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?act=fi...&pid=170701

And this tool: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showforum=155
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Posted on: Apr 18 2008, 01:03 AM





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Search this Debian forum. Keyword: 860. Show results as posts. There you go.
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Posted on: Apr 18 2008, 12:41 AM





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Where can you find the search button? smile.gif
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ZDevil
Posted on: Apr 18 2008, 12:07 AM





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I have my 860 running EABI for a long while. The only key is to find the right kernel. So far the Angstrom one works fine.
The rootfs is not specific for individual models and kernels.
There are some discussions in the pinned threads.
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Posted on: Apr 18 2008, 12:04 AM





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Easy:
First check what you have:
ls -l /usr/lib/ts

In fact most knowledge required is for Debian in general. So in the end you will become a skilled Debian user.
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So ShiroiKuma did you manage to get X running as root?
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Posted on: Apr 18 2008, 12:01 AM





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Perhaps the Service Manual (if there is one) will illuminate us here?
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Posted on: Apr 17 2008, 11:58 PM





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A nice one. But I must be getting crazier than ever to be obsessed with FIVE machines running Debian for fun/work/dev (Eee - Lenny; 3200, 860, MDA pro x2 - EABI) ... The poor king of his own tiny gadgets will be overwhelmed by such an influx of all good concubines ...
By the way I contacted a friend of mine in China to get me a new spare keyboard and shell in black (probably factory spare items) for around US$20. So I don't care whether the device is used or not. It will look all new again. smile.gif
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Posted on: Apr 17 2008, 09:15 AM





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QUOTE(2or0 @ Apr 17 2008, 05:09 PM) *
I posted simple howto about mounting the SD and the CF card using autofs4 module. Check my blog, please.
Enjoy~

Just flashed the hda1 kernel. Very smoothie. Cool.

The autofs module comes so timely! With this I won't miss the matchbox panel applets anymore. This also removes one of the last barriers in my little desktop project. I've created applets for them but it's one for each (CF/SD/USB), which is far from optimal. tongue.gif
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Posted on: Apr 17 2008, 07:29 AM





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For a funny reason (and in fact it's a miscommunication with a seller whose English is next to incomprehensible ...) it so happened that I bidded two (oops!) used MDA pro separately on ebay.
So I will keep one for myself and (re)sell the extra one right away.
I offer it for 170 euros (final price) -- a very competitive offer.
It is practically still second hand, because I won't be using it at all but resell it again.

The original accessories (battery, holder, wall charger, software cd, memory, stock case) are all in place, plus an extra 4GB SD card.
The device is fully functional. NOT sim locked.
Some tiny minor marks of use, which are expected.

I am planning to install Debian on this by now low-priced device. (See https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=25666) If interested I can also set it up for you.

Brief specs:
Processor: Intel Bulverde 520 MHz
Connectivity: Tri-Band GSM (900/1800/1900), GPRS (Class 10), WCDMA/UMTS/3G, WiFi 802.11b (WEP & WPA compatible), Bluetooth 1.2, USB, Infrared
Display: 3.7" 64k-color 640x480(VGA) Transflective TFT touchscreen, with swivel to convert into landscape and portrait modes (almost the same as the Zaurus C-series)
Memory: 128 MB internal flash storage, 64MB RAM, SD (with SDIO)
Input: Stylus, Keyboard (62-key QWERTY)
Cameras: 1.3MP CMOS Camera with a strong LED flash light + QVGA (320x240) CMOS
Battery: 1620mAh Lithium Ion Polymer (now a lot of inexpensive extended batteries are available, up tp 4800mAh and even 5200mAh)
Dimensions & Weight: very similar to the Zaurus C-series
Operating System: WM6 (now it can run Angstrom, Poky and Debian EABI!), see http://www.handhelds.org/moin/moin.cgi/How...d7836d0329f8ef6 and http://wiki.neilandtheresa.co.uk/Titchy_Mobile

More details can be seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTC_Universal and http://www.pdagold.com/articles/detail.asp?a=257
Major community site: http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=247

PM me if interested. The price is final. Will ship worldwide. Shipment options are up to the buyer.

I will wait here for a week before ebaying it.

Thank you! wink.gif
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Posted on: Apr 17 2008, 05:46 AM





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Thanks! I really like the new look of your laZy blog... tongue.gif
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Posted on: Apr 16 2008, 04:30 PM





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Just chrooted into the rootfs on my SD and checked:
(alas,) none of these packages are installed yet...

A quick and dirty solution is to download and extract these packages to the rootfs. (ar -x PACKAGE && tar -xzf data.tar.gz)
It seems you can simply try these three packages: python-serial, ppp (including pppd) and socat, plus libpcap0.8 as a dependency.

Or to play safe you can first boot it up off the SD on the Z (flashing or simply kexecing the debian kernel), then apt-get install them, then run it on the Universal.
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Posted on: Apr 16 2008, 02:50 PM





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Digging out this pretty old review (30 months ago), but still a very nice one:

http://www.pdagold.com/articles/detail.asp?a=257

Remember it's three years back -- during the time when the Cxk series was launched ...
The design and features of the Universal are definitely superior than the Zs ...
... if you can forget about how much it was priced then: "The one I have reviewed was bought abroad for an unbelievable $1200 USD excluding VAT." blink.gif

What a quirky sense of fun: my future dream gadget would turn out to be such a (chronologically) backward machine ... laugh.gif
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Posted on: Apr 16 2008, 02:14 PM





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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotlan...est/7350281.stm

Now the story goes...
"Two experts said they had developed a molecule-sized switch which...
could see 500,000 gigabytes squeezed into a microchip no bigger than a two pence piece...."

Everything will just get crazy then ... laugh.gif
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Posted on: Apr 16 2008, 02:06 PM





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Okay. For clearer comparison here are the results of the same test I ran earlier on and posted in another thread:

#1 Hitachi microdrive 6gb
CODE
/dev/hdc1:
Timing cached reads:   168 MB in  2.02 seconds =  83.17 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads:    6 MB in  3.26 seconds =   1.84 MB/sec


#2 Sandisk Extreme III CF 16gb
CODE
/dev/hda1:
Timing cached reads:   164 MB in  2.01 seconds =  81.59 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads:    8 MB in  3.26 seconds =   2.45 MB/sec


My question: Does the speed of the SD matter on the Universal, as it doesn't on the Z?
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Posted on: Apr 16 2008, 01:20 PM





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@datathief:
Thanks for the update again.
I saw you mentioning that running the roofts off SD is a bit slow. Can you give us more specific info? In fact I find the speed running Debian EABI off SD on the Z is still quite acceptable. It seems unlikely that the speed of the SD interface on the Universal is lower than the Z's. If speed is acceptable then running X shouldn't be a big deal.
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Great. Thank you! smile.gif
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Posted on: Apr 16 2008, 11:02 AM





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In terms of specs the Z and the HTC Universal have edges over each other:

Pros for the Z: CF slot, internal disk space, better quality screen.

Pros for the Universal: a full range of connectivity options, SDIO (and higher SD interface?), keyboard w/ backlight, faster processor (PXA270@520MHz), dual-camera, microphone, Transflective TFT, more power options (up to 4800 or even 5200 mAh!)

Otherwise, their weight, form factor, dimensions, pocketability and now compatibility with linux are very similar.
Then again, personally the Universal has more cool factors and feels more geeky. The Z just seems to be getting older and older now...
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[Edit]I guess this is not a debian issue. It's perhaps because of the USB interface on the Z, which makes using a usb webcam little sense?
According to Meanie's info, the USB on-the-go runs in these modes:

USB 2.0 Full Speed (12Mbps) (= USB 1.1 speed)
USB 2.0 Low Speed (1.5Mbps)

But not USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbps).

Or could it be the lack of video acceleration?
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Hoho ... I am reading the chapter in the Service Manual (CONFIDENTIAL) on how to dismantle the device. It's so well-written and idiot-proof!
I've got a very cheap new replacement black case and keyboard (around ~EUR 15), together with a beefy batter, for my arriving 2nd MDA Pro. So it will look brand new and cool again. biggrin.gif
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