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> Cacko Zaurus Qtopia ROM 1.21 is available!
maslovsky
post Apr 8 2004, 07:13 AM
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New version of Cacko Qtopia ROM is available for download here:

http://www.zaurususergroup.com/modules.php...q=getit&lid=217

Have fun smile.gif

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CACkO Zaurus Qtopia ROM 1.21 1914070404 (SL-C7x0) "Elena"
Wed Apr 7 19:15:41 MSD 2004

© Cacko Team (http://www.cacko.biz), 2003-2004

Info about installation and FAQ look on our site: http://www.cacko.biz
IMPORTANT: This ROM requries a flash partition at least 27 MBytes in size!
Make sure to repartition your internal flash before updating ROM!

Installation:

1. Extract the 3 files - initrd.bin tools.tar updater.sh - to the root of your CF or SD/MMC card.
2. Make sure that Zaurus isn't plugged into AC power.
3. Remove battery for at least 5 seconds.
4. Replace battery (replace battery cover, lock cover), plug in AC power.
5. Press and hold the "OK" button on the keyboard.
6. Turn the power on, you should see the Japanese service menu.
7. Now Plug in the Power Cord. (You will get an error if it isn't plugged in!)
8. Select option 4 (flash/update).
9. You then have four options (1. USB, 2. CF, 3. SD, 4. Back)
10. Choose either option 2 or 3, depending on which media you put the files on.

11. Select "5 Flash repartition", enter 27 when prompted for root partition size.
12. Flash will be repartioned and Zaurus will reboot.

13. Repeate steps 2-10 again and wait for the menu start menu.
13. Now select "1 Install new ROM" and wait - Zaurus will reboot.

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Release Notes:

Version 1.21:

Kernel:

- Reverted to default floating point emulator. FastFPE emulator happened to be way too inaccutrate...
- Added support for ext3 filesystem
- Added support for USB devices (via Ratoc CF USB Host)
- Added patch from Albert Rybalkin to fix problem with serial PCMCIA cards (including bluetooth) staying suspended after resume

Bluetooth:

- Fixed startup/shutdown scripts to proper handle Bluemonkey card
- Updated pcmcia scripts to properly handle Socket rev. G cards
- Added new driver for BT2000E cards from Albert Rybalkin. This new driver should now handle suspend/resume event properly.

USB:

- Added support for Ratoc CFU1 USB Host CF card. USB Mass Storage and keyboard drivers included.
Drivers for other devices need to be installed separately. Use /etc/usbmgr/plug.sh script to add new device definitions.
Thanks to Alex Gorbatov for extensive testing of USB card support.

Qtopia:

- Added support for outgoing UTF-8 encoding to the QtMail application
- Added cyrillic fonts for Qtopia console
- Fixed typo on Qtopia startup screen
- Fixed broken link to libncurses.so.5
- Incorporated KeyHelper into Cyrillic input method. Now all keyhelper settings are supported!
Default configuration includes Shift + Home and Shift + Menu to switch between running applications.

- Updated ATI W100 driver for mplayer. Now QVGA overlay does not display garbage at the buttom of the screen
- Updated kino2 to v0.3
- Added LUS ScreenSaver. Several screensaver plugins included. Thanks to Alex Gorbatov for Japanese to English translation.

- Latest Opera 7 build included (7.30.9965), updated style for Small Screen Rendering
- Added Brightness applet
- Added phonetic cyrillic keyboard layout
- Fixed problem with HancomWord not saving MSWord and text files
- Added Media Player from SL6000
- Added OGG Vorbis audio codec for Media Player
- Added CF VGA card support application

ROM:

- Configured samba to properly support cyrillic file names
- Added unrar utility to unpack RAR file archives
- Added diff, bzip2, file, ar, zip, unzip, lha utilities
- Added version of tune2fs utility supporting ext3 file system
- Added cyrillic support to the pure linux console. Many thanks to SergL for providing nessesary files, utils and keymap layouts!
KOI8-R and CP1251 keymaps are available, inluding phonetic variants. CP1251 is used by default.
Calendar button switches between Cyr/Lat. Alt+Shift switches between different layouts.
- Automaticaly mount/umount swap file (/mnt/card/.swapfile) upon insertion/ejection of SD card if swapfile is present

PC Connectivity:

- You may be prompted by Windows to install USB device drivers when connecting to your PC with the new ROM installed.
Simply reinstall existing drivers, they are still compatible.

Enjoy!
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post Apr 8 2004, 07:22 AM
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post Apr 8 2004, 07:25 AM
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are we going to see a Cacko rom for the SL5600?
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maslovsky
post Apr 8 2004, 07:28 AM
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are we going to see a Cacko rom for the SL5600?


Not untill I have a 5600 myself smile.gif
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post Apr 8 2004, 07:31 AM
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I'm happy to be a test monkey... ;-)
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post Apr 8 2004, 07:41 AM
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Default configuration includes Shit


I'm not convinced of that!

(BTW Moderators, it ain't a swear word anymore)

--UPDATE--
The instructions have been updated ;-)
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maslovsky
post Apr 8 2004, 08:02 AM
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... and the first problem I found myself - zip, unzip, unrar and lha binaries have wrong permissions so that only root can execute them.
To fix it do this from console:

su
mount -o remount /
cd /bin
chmod a+x zip
chmod a+x unzip
chmod a+x lha
chmod a+x unrar
mount -o remount,ro /
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post Apr 8 2004, 08:04 AM
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Default configuration includes Shit


I'm not convinced of that!


Not any more smile.gif)
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post Apr 8 2004, 09:55 AM
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I am a complete newbie here and I very seriously thinking of buying a C860 from www.shirtpocket.co.uk - they import the devcies from Japan and convert them to english - does anyone know what ROM they use?
By they way I've very little knowledge of Linux so I am on a very steep learning curve but I'm willing to learn as I am fed up with my crappy tosh e740. I have read a number of the posts regarding this rom and earlier versions and also posts regarding the use of GPRS over bluetooth which I currently use with e740 and T610.
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post Apr 8 2004, 01:12 PM
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I am a complete newbie here and I very seriously thinking of buying a C860 from www.shirtpocket.co.uk - they import the devcies from Japan and convert them to english - does anyone know what ROM they use?
By they way I've very little knowledge of Linux so I am on a very steep learning curve but I'm willing to learn as I am fed up with my crappy tosh e740. I have read a number of the posts regarding this rom and earlier versions and also posts regarding the use of GPRS over bluetooth which I currently use with e740 and T610.


They use the standard rom and convert the menus into english but it is not a complete conversion. I got my 860 2 or 3 weeks ago and found Maslovsky's ROMs MUCH better, it just feels nicer than the factory shipped ROM.

I'd at least recommend you familiarise yourself with Linux beforehand and feel comfortable with the command line, I personally would not recommend an 860 for absolute beginners unless you want to learn 'getting technical', others may have other views. I had a week of crying and hair pulling when I first got mine (I'm a UNIX sysadmin), but the Z's are the best thing on the planet. ;-)
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post Apr 8 2004, 01:16 PM
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Nice work.

Not found any problems yet apart from the 6000's media player (boy, it's ugly) which seems to play a few of my VBR MP3's at 32Khz instead of 44.1KHz, that could be the player itself rather than the ROM, unless anyone knows any different.

I find the reference to 'www.cacko.biz' **slightly** pointless as it's now the pdaXrom site (we want our own site ;-))

I think I personally preferred the original boot screen that was on 1.18 (I think it was a modified CG Silicon boot screen) Can I change that?

But apart from the media player problem, it's great!
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post Apr 8 2004, 07:35 PM
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I just got my 760 (used) about a week ago. I have been through what was delivered, cacko 1.20, tkcrom (would not startup), OZ and reload of sharp rom.

I found that the cacko rom looks best to me.

If I move to v1.21, can I restore my added ipks and the rest of my user files via a backup restore, or do I need to reload everything on top of 1.21 individually and then resync my PIM stuff from my laptop?

Doing all that individually is a bit labor intensive, so if I can avoid it I will :-)

Thanks for the great rom's (1.20 and I expect 1.21).

Tom
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post Apr 8 2004, 09:29 PM
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tfunke

I could be wrong but I don't think a restore would work, I would re-sync your PIM data from your laptop, then re-install. I install all my apps into the internal storage, so I put all my ipk files in one place on my SD card and type at a terminal:

su
cd /mnt/card
ipkg install *.ipk

Then reboot, all done, takes less than 10 mins.

Hope this helps a bit
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post Apr 8 2004, 09:39 PM
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padishah_emperor, thanks for the feedback!

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Not found any problems yet apart from the 6000's media player (boy, it's ugly) which seems to play a few of my VBR MP3's at 32Khz instead of 44.1KHz, that could be the player itself rather than the ROM, unless anyone knows any different


Yes, the Sharp Player from 6000 is ugly, but it's capable of playing OGG files, since it understands the old OGG plugin written for 5x00 series. That's the main reason I've added it.

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I find the reference to 'www.cacko.biz' **slightly** pointless as it's now the pdaXrom site (we want our own site )


I'm not the one who's responsible for the site maintenence, but I klnow it's being worked on. It should be back online (hopefully soon)

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I think I personally preferred the original boot screen that was on 1.18 (I think it was a modified CG Silicon boot screen) Can I change that?


Yes, you can have any logo you like. Create a 640x480 true color (24 bit) BMP file named Startup_screen.bmp, bzip2 it (it should become Startup_screen.bmp.bz) and copy into /home/QtPalmtop/pics144 directory on your zaurus.
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post Apr 8 2004, 09:43 PM
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I just got my 760 (used) about a week ago. I have been through what was delivered, cacko 1.20, tkcrom (would not startup), OZ and reload of sharp rom. 

I found that the cacko rom looks best to me.

If I move to v1.21, can I restore my added ipks and the rest of my user files via a backup restore, or do I need to reload everything on top of 1.21 individually and then resync my PIM stuff from my laptop?

Doing all that individually is a bit labor intensive, so if I can avoid it I will :-)

Thanks for the great rom's (1.20 and I expect 1.21).

Tom
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760, 256 sd, dlink cf, socket enet and serial cable on order


I'm not recommending to restore a backup made from different version. The buoilt-in backup application implements a dummy and brute force approace and may easily screw up your settings. If you want to save your settings and PIM data, you can save and then restore your /home/zaurus/Settings and /home/zaurus/Applications/dtm folders.

Two important notes though:

- file names are case sensitive, make sure that you save them to the file system that preserves case in file names. Better is to tar the folders.

- make sure you torn off fast load options for the PIM apps before restoring your data
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