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Stubear
Posted on: Mar 4 2009, 02:18 PM





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LodeRunner,

Have him grab the C1000 original NAND back up from Conics - http://downloads.conics.net/pda/zaurus-sl-...iginal-backups/ - and do a NAND restore.

Will only take about 15 minutes to have a vanilla C1000 again

Cheers

Stu
  Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #181715 · Replies: 4 · Views: 4,130

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Posted on: Oct 5 2008, 03:06 PM





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QUOTE(zaurusguy08 @ Oct 6 2008, 08:23 AM) *
Hi everyone, I am new to this PDA thing! I have a Zaurus SL-C760, and every thing is in Japanese. My question is how do I change the language from Japanes, to English?

Also, I don't have the software to install on my computer so that I can plug it in to my zaurus, is there a website that can get the driver software for my computer from, so I can install the program?

Thanks to all help!!

--Anthony


Welcome to OESF and the world of Zaurus!

There are several options available to change from Japanese to English (depending on whether you want to keep Japanese abiltiy):

1. Install an alternative ROM - ie Cacko - has the option to add Japanese support
2. Change /home/zaurus/Settings/locale.conf to read 'en' or 'zh_TW' instead of 'ja' for the language setting.
3. Remove the qm translation files in /home/QtPalmtop/i18n/ja and comment out the various lines in .desktop files that have the japanese names of programs. I wrote a script that does this and it basically follows the info here http://mspencer.net/stuff/c700conv.html

I would suggest option 1. especially if you are not interested in using Japanese, but WARNING it means flashing a new ROM. Something that could stop your zaurus working correctly (although it is something that many people have successfully done many times - myself included)

Cheers

Stuart
  Forum: Software · Post Preview: #179846 · Replies: 16 · Views: 5,258

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Posted on: Mar 18 2008, 02:46 PM





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I remember from way back in the days the C7xx came out that there was a number of threads on this topic. I can't seem to find them now, but it had something to do with the way the power button is wired. The Z is not designed to be shutdown, but suspended.

The power button doesn't actually power on the device, and when shutdown the unit can't receive the signal from the button. Removing the battery puts the unit back in a state where it can receive the power button signal.

The take home message that I got from the discussion was - don't use shutdown unless you are willing to pull the battery to restart.

Cheers

Stu
  Forum: Zaurus - pdaXrom · Post Preview: #175412 · Replies: 12 · Views: 4,238

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Posted on: Mar 10 2008, 05:55 PM





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Google search and a few click gave me this link

http://trisoft.de/download/originalzauruscd_1000.zip

haven't tried it, but It looks to be what you are looking for

Cheers

Stu
  Forum: C1000/3x00 General discussions · Post Preview: #175226 · Replies: 5 · Views: 3,030

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Posted on: Feb 18 2008, 10:00 PM





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This sound like the Cacko backligh bug. Do you have the backlight set to the lowest setting? If so then for some reason the backlight is turned off when you adjust screen size.
It looks like the Zaurus is suspended, but if look at it it closely in the right light setting you can just see that it is actually on. The answer is to leave the brightness set one step above the lowest setting.
  Forum: C1000/3x00 Hardware · Post Preview: #174638 · Replies: 5 · Views: 3,871

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Posted on: Jan 30 2008, 03:20 PM





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Have you seen these previous posts?

https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...hl=taskbar+icon
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...hl=taskbar+icon

Possibly these will help?

Cheers

Stu
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Posted on: Dec 20 2007, 05:22 PM





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1) Plug the CF card into the zaurus
2) Make sure the usb cable is NOT connected to zaurus
3) Go to the Settings tab and click on the PC Link icon
4) Under "Mode Settings" select "Storage" and change the pull down box to "CF Memory Card"
5) Click "Okay" button to close app
6) Suspend the Z and plug the usb cable into the Z and the PC
7) Wake the Z up, and you should find that the PC now has an external drive - the Z's CF card.

Depending on which version of Windows you are running you may need to install some drivers, but XP and up should already have them installed. If you are running Linux, you can mount the CF card as you would any other usb storage device.

Hope that helps

Cheers

Stu
  Forum: C1000/3x00 General discussions · Post Preview: #172939 · Replies: 8 · Views: 2,086

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Posted on: Dec 9 2007, 03:42 PM





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QUOTE
since we've already gone off topic, what about the display driver source for the 6000's toshiba video chip?


QUOTE( @ Dec 5 2007, 02:28 AM) *
QUOTE(Stubear @ Dec 4 2007, 01:52 AM) *

Sorry, I have to call BS on this one. Sharp did NOT violate the GPL.


They are violating the GPL, since you don't get the kernel sources for the actual kernel that runs on the devices. It's obvious from e.g. the tosa sources. If you compile the kernel using the same compiler and config you will get the orange lines issues, which the sharp kernel doesn't have. That's a clear indicator that source doesn't match the binary 100%. If it doesn't match, it's a GPL violation.


Speculatrix, I assume you are referring to the same problem as koen.

I have no experience with the Sl-6000 (or any other American only version of the Zaurus) so I can't comment on any potential GPL violation by Sharp US. I googled for any info on this, but the only thing I came up was a comment on slashdot by Speculatrix

QUOTE
Even the Sharp Zaurus, until recently one of the few handhelds which came with linux out of the box still has proprietary/closed-source elements - the SD driver is one example. One of the biggest missing pieces of the jigsaw is an accelerated video driver for the Zaurus SL-6000 series - there's a Toshiba TC6393XB chip for which virtually no documentation is available (it also drives the SD card slot, so presumably Toshiba didn't want to release the programmers guide for fear of giving out information on that somewhat proprietary standard).


If you feel this is a GPL violation then it should be addressed to GPL-violations.org as they have a pretty decent track record of stopping GPL violations.

Cheers

Stu
  Forum: Sharp ROMs · Post Preview: #172361 · Replies: 37 · Views: 10,638

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Posted on: Dec 3 2007, 05:59 PM





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You might be interested in the following usb host adapters

http://www.wolf.ne.jp/syuhen/zaurus.html

The 3rd, 4th and 5th ones do the same as your adapter.

Cheers

Stu
  Forum: C1000/3x00 Hardware · Post Preview: #172106 · Replies: 7 · Views: 5,279

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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Dec 3 2007, 08:23 PM) *
To clarify, Sharp violated the GPL and did not release full sources to their hacked kernel. If you changed to 2.6 EABI none of the sharp code would run, thereby defeating the point of Cacko as you might as well use OpenZaurus or Angstrom with Opie!

Also, the version of qtopia is proprietary version 1.5, it just happens that you can use version 1.7 for developing s/w.


Sorry, I have to call BS on this one. Sharp did NOT violate the GPL. They haven't been as generous as they could have been, but you can get the full sources of the kernel and their patches to the GPL-ed code from the Japanese Sharp site[1]. What they did not release was the proprietary code for things such as SD drivers. As they most probably have to sign non-disclosure agreements to get their hands on the SD driver code it is not surprising that they never released it.

What we don't have access to is the source code that makes up the rest of the ROM, but as you have mentioned they use a proprietary version of qtopia 1.5 and what software that they taken from GPL code they give the source code for [2],[3]. I know for a fact that Sharp Japan takes GPL violation seriously as I have met with a number of the people who worked there when I lived in Japan. Sharp may not be as free with their code as we might like, but you will find that they have stuck to the letter of the GPL - if not the intent. There are a number of modules or applications that some people think are GPLed but as yet I have heard of no solid evidence that this is the case and even a thread on lists.gpl-violations didn't give a definitive answer [4].

I have written to Sharp Japan previously when they hadn't posted the kernel source for the 860 after what I thought was a reasonable time and although they came up with a face saving excuse, I think it was a case of somebody forgot to post rather than anything else. If you think I'm wrong on any of my points, please let me know as I'm a firm believer in the GPL and feel that it must be enforced when it's being violated.

Cheers

Stu


[1] http://support.ezaurus.com/developer/source/source_dl.asp
[2] Dictionary based on zdict. http://support.ezaurus.com/developer/sourc..._dl_mmjisho.asp
[3] FreeNoteQT http://support.ezaurus.com/developer/sourc...rce_dl_fnqt.asp
[4] sharpdzdc_cs.o http://lists.gpl-violations.org/pipermail/...uly/000385.html
  Forum: Sharp ROMs · Post Preview: #172105 · Replies: 37 · Views: 10,638

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Posted on: Jul 5 2007, 03:19 AM





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Looks like you need some kernel modules to be loaded

here is the data from my /var/log/messages

CODE
Jul  5 21:06:58 localhost usb 5-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
Jul  5 21:06:58 localhost usb 5-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jul  5 21:06:58 localhost usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_ether
Jul  5 21:06:58 localhost usb0: register 'zaurus' at usb-0000:00:10.3-1, pseudo-MDLM (BLAN) device, f6:8d:d4:ba:1a:49
Jul  5 21:06:58 localhost usbcore: registered new interface driver zaurus


and the modules that are loaded
CODE
Module                  Size  Used by
zaurus                  4224  0
cdc_ether               4480  1 zaurus
usbnet                 13512  2 zaurus,cdc_ether


These are found in /lib/modules/2.6.21-gentoo/kernel/drivers/usb/net/

hope that helps

Stu
  Forum: Security and Networking · Post Preview: #164356 · Replies: 1 · Views: 3,823

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Posted on: Jun 18 2007, 03:40 AM





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QUOTE(rolf @ Jun 12 2007, 04:41 AM)
I have attempted both, but so far failed in either case.  I think anki is doable once python-pyqt4 compiles.  mnemosyne seems to be very nice as a program but uses some insane compilation setup that does not lend itself to cross-compilation.  The author is not willing to use anything else.
*


mnemosyne is a python program - what insane compilation does your version do? Mine just copies python scripts to the python directory.

I'll try setting up python on my Z again and see if I can get ti to work - something to do on the train

Stu
  Forum: Software · Post Preview: #163343 · Replies: 237 · Views: 77,197

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Posted on: Apr 4 2007, 02:29 AM





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QUOTE(ArKay @ Apr 4 2007, 12:12 PM)
WAIT !

>If you disconnect all power, take battery out, wait 10s, hold D+M and plug in the ac adapter, do >you get the D+M menu?

>Note: Don't put the battery back until after the D+M menu appears

>Stu

YES!  ohmy.gif

I do get the menu... as stupid as this newbie question will sound... now what ?
*


Now you should be able to put your battery back in, close the cover and switch it back to lock. Then on page 2 of the D+M menu (use the up/down buttons to change pages) there are 3 items related to battery: 5. low battery, 6. Batt Voltage Adjust and 10. Charge

5. Low Battery - shows the current Battery voltage and some other info
6. Batt Voltage Adjust - takes you to another page that gives you
1. Battery Voltage Adj
2. Battery Voltage Check
These allow you to play with the battery voltage, but I've lost my reference that had info on how to use them sad.gif Maybe someone else can help. Beware of the adj option you can do some weird things to your battery with that.
10. Charge - takes you to a screen with 3 small boxes and 1 large boxes - the small boxes are "Full", "Half" and "Off" and the large box says "Exit". Clicking on the small boxes turns the charge light on/off and from memory charges the battery to Full or Half level - again I'm working from memory here.

Sorry I can't be more helpful, but hopefully this will be of some help (and possibly searching the forums will give you more useful advice)

Stu
  Forum: C1000/3x00 Hardware · Post Preview: #157940 · Replies: 27 · Views: 6,987

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if you disconnect all power, take battery out, wait 10s, hold D+M and plug in the ac adapter, do you get the D+M menu?

Note: Don't put the battery back until after the D+M menu appears

Stu
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Posted on: Mar 29 2007, 01:32 AM





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Most of the time the qm files are fro languages other than English. The conversion from Japanese to English is done by removing the Japanese .qm files so that qtopia is forced to use the default labels, menus etc. These are usually in English, however if the applications were made by non-native English speakers (or lazy native English programmers) then you get some innovative uses of the English language.

In the C760, C860 and C1000 Japanese roms there were no English qm files, just Japanes ones.

Stu
  Forum: Sharp ROMs · Post Preview: #157500 · Replies: 3 · Views: 1,278

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Posted on: Mar 7 2007, 01:38 PM





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Sorry Doug,

My typo - it should have been a , (comma) rather than a . (period/fullstop)

Looks like the a space works too

Stu
  Forum: C1000/3x00 General discussions · Post Preview: #155713 · Replies: 9 · Views: 3,269

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Posted on: Dec 25 2006, 05:57 AM





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There is a program called inkwp that I've been using for about 3 years for taking notes. The site is in Japanese, but the program is really easy to use. Here is the link inkwp

It can export your notes to png, or you can go to the text edit page that allows you to transcribe your notes to text using the keyboard or other input method at a later time.

The elsi page is here: http://www.elsix.org/index.php?w=project&p=inkwp

Hasn't had much development recently, but even in its current stage its quite useable

Stu
  Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #149046 · Replies: 7 · Views: 1,458

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Posted on: Nov 23 2006, 05:19 AM





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As I said, this is an adapted script. The original script was for a 64Mb nand (C700 I think, but might have been a 5500) so the comments at the start are from the original script, the file size is from the C760/C860 NAND files size.

I've just checked my C1000 NAND size and it's the same as what you report - never noticed that before. Sharp probably changed the layout of the NAND.

Running hexdump on SYSC100.DBK gives

CODE
00000000  5b 49 5d 4a 46 46 53 32  54 4f 50 3a 00 00 68 00  |[I]JFFS2TOP:..h.|
00000010  00 00 00 00 5b 47 4c 5d  20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  |....[GL]        |
00000020  ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff  ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff  |................|
*
00021020  00 00 02 00 5b 47 4c 5d  20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  |....[GL]        |


Which might explain why I haven't been able to mount the resulting image without errors.

I'll have to see if I can come up with a new script for stripping the C1000 NAND. Hopefully the structure is similar to the previous NANDs.

Stu
  Forum: Zaurus - pdaXrom · Post Preview: #147049 · Replies: 16 · Views: 3,217

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Here's a script I adapted to strip the error-checking info out of the nand backup file.

After that you are left with a jffs2 image (including all partitions), that can be mounted under linux if you have the right kernel modules installed.

There was a thread a while ago where someone made some changes that split the partitions out into separate files, but I can't seem to find it at the moment.

Daniel, the NAND is a direct copy of the whole flash rom, if the different models have different size flash roms then you won't be able to interchange NAND images.

Attached File  nand_ripper.txt ( 740bytes ) Number of downloads: 93


Stu
  Forum: Zaurus - pdaXrom · Post Preview: #146879 · Replies: 16 · Views: 3,217

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There should be an ipk in the cacko feed that has the small icons - sorry can't remember the name but if you search the forums or the cacko feed you will find it (something like small_icons.ipk)

Stu
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Certainly does, but you will need to add the necessary fonts.

I use instead of the standard on screen keyboard that comes with the Sharp rom and also for entering esperanto.

Not sure what version the latest Cacko 1.23 comes with, but that's what I'm using - copied form the cacko rom

Stu
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You can add programs to the space in root if you remount / as read-write.
[command]mount -o remount.rw /[/command]

However you don't get the same compression that you get from creating a jffs2 from scratch so you might not actually get 5mb (maybe more like 4 from experience)

Stu
  Forum: C1000/3x00 General discussions · Post Preview: #144981 · Replies: 9 · Views: 3,269

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With my C760 I could just remove the battery and reinsert it and the on/off button would work again.

When you hit the on/off buttom regularly the Z is actually in hybernation mode, that is why the Z power up again so quiclky after you hit the power button.

However when you "really" shutdown, the power is completely turned off and as InSearchOf mentioned there is no real power button to turn the Z back on.

IMHO there is no benefit in halting your Zaurus, there is a huge negative, the 2-3 minute boot time when it resets.

Stu
  Forum: Zaurus - pdaXrom · Post Preview: #143300 · Replies: 4 · Views: 1,388

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P.S the zaurus manual says you should always suspend the Z when plugging in or unplugging cables or cards - I usually do that so maybe that is why I haven't seen your problem

Stu
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There is a very annoying bug with the battery applet in cacko, if you set it to the lowest level, then the screen will go completely black - lcd off - when you change rotation or turn the zaurus off, or unplug the power cable - this doesn't hapepn all the time just alot of the time for me.

I just leave the battery applet at the 2nd lowest level and use Fn+3 to lower the light to lowest.

Haven't had the disappearing applet icons, but if you have a lot of applets they can sometimes get confused and overwrite each other

Doubt it is a hardware problem

Stu
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