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dougeeebear
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I'm still kicking.. I check this site out from time to time.. but not much going on here.
I'm on android now, and my SL-5500 and SL-C1000 are just gathering dust.
Nice to see some of you still check in.
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dougeeebear
Posted on: Jul 11 2012, 05:30 AM





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The problem appears to have been resolved.
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dougeeebear
Posted on: May 25 2012, 11:24 AM





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Since yesterday, my Firefox 5 is reporting oesf.org as an "attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences."

Clicking on a button labeled [Why was this page blocked] takes me to this page

http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/saf...forum/index.php?

Not sure what's happening, but I thought this should be brought to the forum admins/moderators immediate attention.

I am posting this from my Oprea Browser which seems to have no problem with oesf.org.

EDIT:
I now also see that a google search for "oesf forum" and clicking on the top link produces this page

http://www.google.com/interstitial?url=htt...oesf.org/forum/

-Doug
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dougeeebear
Posted on: Aug 17 2011, 01:57 PM





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Just checking in, I also lurk about.
I still have my SL-C1000 and SL-5000, but they are gathering dust (not realy, they're tucked away) to make way for the ever evolving technology.

Regards, Doug
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dougeeebear
Posted on: Mar 11 2011, 08:33 AM





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Well, I just sprung for a Samsung Galaxy S smartphone with the Android OS at Verizon Wireless.
It's more of what I'm looking for in a mobile device.
If anyone in the USA is interested in a very slightly used NetWalker PC-T1 tablet, I'll make you a heck of a good deal on it.
It works perfect, but it's just not my cup of tea.
  Forum: Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker · Post Preview: #189833 · Replies: 16 · Views: 9,363

dougeeebear
Posted on: Mar 3 2011, 12:27 PM





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The computer has become unresponsive a couple times and I had to do a hard shutdown.
Firefox has crashed several times, as in abruptly closing for no apparent reason.
The file manager, and other programs become unresponsive from time to time and have to be force closed.
All in all, it's not an experience I'm used to, or want to continue with.
I think I may just put it up for sale.
  Forum: Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker · Post Preview: #189722 · Replies: 16 · Views: 9,363

dougeeebear
Posted on: Mar 3 2011, 11:26 AM





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Well, this thing just isn't cutting it for me.
It seems to want to crash under the slightest load.
This is really a big disappointment to me (I know, I should have heeded the reviews).
So as of this moment, I think I'm done with it.
Thanks for all the help, guys.
  Forum: Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker · Post Preview: #189720 · Replies: 16 · Views: 9,363

dougeeebear
Posted on: Feb 28 2011, 03:48 PM





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QUOTE(RX Shorty @ Feb 28 2011, 04:18 PM) *
The slow part can be fixed by installing lxde smile.gif

Very true, but then I don't know if the ubuntu netbook launcher would work (I really like that).
  Forum: Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker · Post Preview: #189706 · Replies: 16 · Views: 9,363

dougeeebear
Posted on: Feb 28 2011, 03:44 PM





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Thanks for all those tips, ptoki.
  Forum: Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker · Post Preview: #189705 · Replies: 16 · Views: 9,363

dougeeebear
Posted on: Feb 27 2011, 07:05 AM





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I'm hot and cold about it.
It's really s-l-o-w and I miss the physical keyboard (the on-screen keyboard leaves a lot to be desired).
And the wireless is very weak, I get 62% on my router standing right next to it.
My laptop will show 6 or 7 wireless networks, but the T1 will only show my network, and sometimes one other.
I should have heeded the info in this review
http://www.pocketables.net/2010/06/review-...alker-pct1.html
but I just had to have it.
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dougeeebear
Posted on: Feb 26 2011, 07:27 PM





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Actually, it is not a single file.
The T1 recovery maker formats the MicroSD to ext3, makes it bootable and copies a bunch of files and folders from the T1 to it.
I think the files are compressed, about 1.3GB worth alltogether.
The only way I know of getting the files is to make the recovery sd from the T1.
It's unfortunate, but I don't see a way to share, other than making the sd.
  Forum: Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker · Post Preview: #189688 · Replies: 2 · Views: 3,139

dougeeebear
Posted on: Feb 22 2011, 02:30 PM





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NOTE: THIS IS NOT A RECOVERY PROCEDURE!
It is a backup/restore procedure only.

This works on my PC-T1, and I think it would also work on the PC-Z1.
Also, I believe with some modification, it would work on any linux system on any computer.

This procedure is a variation of a procedure I came across on the Ubuntu Forum [Here], thanks to Heliode who came up with the idea, and to all the other users who tested and contributed.

Basically, this creates a tar archive that you can restore at a later time, such as if you have to do a recovery, and you want to get back all your customized settings, or if you messed up a configuration and can't figure out how to get it straightened out.
You have to be able to boot up to a working file system in order to use this procedure.

I have an 8GB MicroSD card that I keep my backups on.
The backup and restore scripts are also stored and run from there.
You could also use a USB stick if you wanted.
Whatever location you run backup.sh from is where the backup will be created.
The file size of my archive is about 755MB.
The archive manager will (slowly) open it later if you want to check it out.

First, create a backup script called backup.sh (or whatever you want) and copy this code into it:
CODE
#!/bin/bash

# back up the complete system

tar cvpzf backup.tgz --one-file-system --exclude=/proc/* --exclude=/lost+found/* --exclude=/mnt/* --exclude=/tmp/* --exclude=/sys/* /

Next, create a restore script called restore.sh (or whatever you want) and copy this code into it:
CODE
#!/bin/bash

# restore the complete system

tar xvpfz backup.tgz -C /

When you want to run one of these scripts, make sure you mount the MicroSD card first.

You need to be root to run these scripts, so open a terminal and enter:
CODE
sudo nautilus

This will open the file manager as root.

Navigate to the MicroSD card and double-click on backup.sh and run it.
This will create the backup.tgz in the directory you run it from.

Restore is the same procedure except you run restore.sh.

The archive preserves all the file permissions and symlinks so you don't have to worry about that.

I have done the complete procedure (backup and restore) and (recovery and restore) a couple times each just to test, and it worked perfectly each time.

It takes about 45 minutes to do the backup with no extra programs installed.

And remember, I won't be responsible if your NetWalker has a meltdown smile.gif
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dougeeebear
Posted on: Feb 21 2011, 05:26 PM





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I like it quite well, but the operation is kind of sluggish.
I disabled the services to generate logfiles and that seemed to help a little.
I really like the Ubuntu Netbook Launcher.
I already have a Zaurus SL-C1000 clamshell, so I wanted to try a tablet without a keyboard for a change.
It takes some getting used to, but so far so good.
Now if only there was more NetWalker activity here on the forum it would be nice.
Seems as if the Z1 users have given them up, and I've only seen one other T1 user.
Regardless, I'm enjoying it all by myself. smile.gif
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dougeeebear
Posted on: Feb 19 2011, 07:15 AM





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Just to let anyone know who may be interested, the Recovery Maker on the T1 does work perfectly.
It formats the MicroSD card with ext3, makes it bootable and copies the necessary files to it.
Restoring uses Power + L/R Mouse Buttons, just like the Z1.
It worked perfectly for me.

I have also found a way to restore all my customized settings after I do the recovery.
If anyone is interested I will elaborate further.
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dougeeebear
Posted on: Feb 16 2011, 04:39 PM





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UPS delivered my NetWalker PC-T1 (tablet) today.
I ordered it Sunday from PriceJapan, and got it Wednesday.
That's better service than I get from some domestic orders I have placed.
I have mixed feelings about it, but I wanted to try something different, and this is surely a challenge getting used to.
Back to it for a bit...
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dougeeebear
Posted on: Feb 14 2011, 06:05 AM





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QUOTE(cpulster @ Sep 13 2010, 03:30 AM) *
Thanks RXShorty, excellent help !

I have a dead Netwalker T1 here. The recovery files provided here are not workgin with it.
FAQ says to make a recovery microSD card, use the tool: applications >> Accessory >> recovery maker

Anybody out there with a working Netwalker T1 who is willing to make a recovery file ?
THANKS !
Chris

I don't know if you are still in need of the recovery file, but I have a NetWalker T1 coming, and I'll see what I can do.
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Posted on: Feb 13 2011, 04:45 PM





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Ok, I went for it.

https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...st&p=189539
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dougeeebear
Posted on: Feb 13 2011, 01:09 PM





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Well, the price wasn't too bad at PriceJapan (way better than Conics), so I just ordered one there.
Hopefully it'll be here in a few days.
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dougeeebear
Posted on: Feb 11 2011, 06:55 AM





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QUOTE(ptoki @ Feb 11 2011, 06:37 AM) *
QUOTE(dougeeebear @ Feb 7 2011, 08:56 PM) *
How do you know if you are getting one with the correct chipset?
Most online retailers don't show the specs in that depth of detail, and the local big box associates don't know which way is up.

I may try to find one if I ever receive the NetWalker PC-T1 that I ordered.

First check name and box. From there go to manufacturer page and download drivers. Check them for linux one and see which module is there.
So for example:
chipset name is adm851x then module is pegasus
chipset name asix module is asix smile.gif

beware of chipsets sr9600 dm9600 and they comarades: dm9601 and similar.

If you can then save yourself a problem and go to local electronics mall (media markt, saturn in europe, radioshack and similar in USA) and look for those, If it is possible open the box and on the bottom of dongle you can see chip. In most cases there is a sticker but it can be safely peeled of.

I can tel that gembird dongles are made with adm and asix chipsets.

Thanks for taking the time to compile all that information, I appreciate it.
GeekStuff4U cancelled my order for the NetWalker PC-T1 claiming it is out of stock, so I don't know if I'll be getting one now.
Their price was half of what Conics wants, and I don't think it's worth that much.
It's hard to say what I might do.

Regards, Doug
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Posted on: Feb 10 2011, 03:21 AM





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I just received an email from GeekStuff4U stating "We’re very sorry to tell that the Sharp NetWalker PC-T1 is now out of stock and that we had to cancel your order and refund your Paypal account."

It makes me think maybe they realized they were selling them too cheap, because when I ordered it the site showed availability was in stock.

Oh well, it might be for the best, given all the negative reviews and lack of interest and inactivity here on the forum.

But I'd probably still get one if the price was right.
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Posted on: Feb 7 2011, 10:56 AM





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How do you know if you are getting one with the correct chipset?
Most online retailers don't show the specs in that depth of detail, and the local big box associates don't know which way is up.

I may try to find one if I ever receive the NetWalker PC-T1 that I ordered.
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Posted on: Jan 26 2011, 03:43 AM





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QUOTE(RX Shorty @ Jan 26 2011, 03:00 AM) *
But if you check: http://www.pulster.de/info/pdas/netwalker/netwalker-faq.htm
You will see the only difference between the T1 and the Z1 is the keyboard.

Yeah, I saw that, but I think there may be a few software differences, such as the tabbed netbook remix interface, the automatic popup on-screen keyboard when entering a text field and bluetooth support.
It's possible the Z1 may have all that software support, and it's just not used, but I don't know.
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Posted on: Jan 25 2011, 03:55 PM





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Well, after all the hemming and hawing around, I finally got courageous and ordered the NetWalker PC-T1 tablet.
Hopefully all goes well with it.
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dougeeebear
Posted on: Jan 25 2011, 09:17 AM





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I found a backup and restore option here on the Ubuntu Forum and I wondered if it would be useful for backing up/restoring the NetWalker.
If so, I may just have to break down and order one.
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Posted on: Jan 22 2011, 02:14 PM





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QUOTE(RX Shorty @ Jan 22 2011, 01:25 PM) *
<snip>
Hope this helps...

Thanks for all that information.

I've had a look around the Sharp support website, and it looks as if they only have recovery files for the PC-Z1 (clamshell), but not the PC-T1 (tablet) at the present time.
I believe there are some needed features in the T1 that are lacking in the Z1.
Recovery files for the T1 will supposedly come later, but that doesn't do me much good if I need to restore now.

So far, I haven't been able to find out if there is a way to do a NAND backup/restore like I used to do on my Zaurus C-1000.
Without a way to restore, it could become a $300 brick.
I guess I'm not ready to take the risk, even for the good price.
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