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Kathrin Rc9 Out..
« on: January 29, 2005, 01:42:06 pm »
Yes its out - download and enjoy.. Remeber we are always thankfull for donations and banner clicks :-) Btw. there is also a bunch of new programs and games in the feed - visit the webpage for more information for download etc.

Important:
- 700 750 users must increase root partition to 45 MB or more.
- Remeber to setup feed to http://mirror1.pdaxrom.org/current/
- An IPK upgrade should be ok for rc8 users but not tested ;-)

Know bugs so far:
 SDL calibration bug
 Screenflickering on touchscreen power on
 Ratoc USB not implemented yet :-) - ipk update soon
 Applets "disapear" when too little space in menubar
 Gaim taskbar icon crashes when too many applets (more than 5) are loaded in menubar
 Select timezone/city in datentime.py (look /usr/share/zoneinfo/zone.tab )
 Horizontal gradient support in matchbox-desktop
 Update clock when out of suspend
 Caps Lock not working
 "Raster" lines on remove applet icon menu

Misc/new stuff fixed:
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- ctrl+alt+m = minimize and maximize window
- package manager show info about package - double click on package
- warning, system messages now in /var/log/messages (cleaning every reboot)
- ffmpeg splitted in 3 parts - libffmpeg, ffmpeg, ffplay.
- libffmpeg now support amr_nb codec, so you can convert your video to .3gp for your phone and back from phone.
- ffplay simple player. It can play 3gp normaly
- support other keyboard maps in keyswitcher applet
- matchbox-panel, desktop, libmatchbox updated to latest
- busybox updated to 1.0
- checkbox for which to install/uninstall in package manager
- SL7500 support
- 3d Mesa support added
- siefs (Siemens mobile filesystem) added
- bzflag added.

Install instructions
(Thanks to philo)
Extract the 3 files - initrd.bin tools.tar updater.sh - to the root of your CF or SD/MMC card.
Make sure the Zaurus isn't plugged into AC power.
Remove battery for at least 5 seconds.
Replace battery (replace battery cover, lock cover), plug in AC power.
Press and hold the "OK" button on the keyboard.
Turn the power on, you should see the Japanese service menu.
Select option 4 (flash/update).
You then have four options (1. USB, 2. CF, 3. SD, 4. Back)
press the button on the left with the 'Y' in it
Choose either option 2 or 3, depending on which media you put the files on.
the pdaxrom installer is launched.
sl-c760/c860 only:
 choose option 3 NAND Flash Utils
 choose option 3 fix sharp loader NAND 64MB limit ()
 fix is applied, then you reboot
 go through options again
chose option 1 resize root partition
enter a desired size (somewhere 45 and 120 depending on your needs)
reboot
choose option 1 install new rom
the rom is flashed
reboot the z
at login prompt, log in as root
then startx
then calibrate the touchscreen
« Last Edit: January 29, 2005, 03:22:04 pm by Laze »
C760 running pdaXrom lastest ;-)
SL5500 Running Cacko Qtopia
512 MB SD Card, 128 MB CF Card, Prism2 CF Wlan.

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2005, 02:55:49 pm »
Congratz Laze and PdaXrom team !!!!!

just in case ... do you have any update about Ambicom CF2000 bluetooth compatibility ? I will try to reach you thru icq

cheers !!!

Enrique
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2005, 09:13:25 pm »
there was a largely ignored thread on this, that left me with the impression that 6000 support was to be considerd after this release. is 6000 support being considered for pdaXrom?

congrats on the release btw.
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2005, 11:57:41 pm »
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there was a largely ignored thread on this, that left me with the impression that 6000 support was to be considerd after this release. is 6000 support being considered for pdaXrom?

Would it be possible to setup a sl6000 specific donation section for pdaXrom?

-T

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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2005, 06:18:10 am »
Hi Laze, Hi developers,

GREAT to have RC9 ... waiting for flshing at the moment :-) ...

... but what abvout cross compiling SDK for RC9 ... Link under download / RC9 / ... is broken :-( ... same as for RC5 ? ...

... Report of great new functions and maybe some small problems will follow ... soon.

- here a very small one first ... inside description for flashing :-) ...

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...
sl-c760/c860 only:
 choose option 3 NAND Flash Utils
 choose option 3 fix sharp loader NAND 64MB limit ()
...
chose option 1 resize root partition
enter a desired size (somewhere 45 and 120 depending on your needs)
reboot
...

I think there is  size of root partition from 45 upto 121 ...

- configuration of usbd under x for network ... entering gateway / dns / ... right bounded numbers (cursor on the left side) ... ?!?!

Thanks very much
Martin
« Last Edit: January 30, 2005, 07:03:57 am by Martin »
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Netgear MA701 WLAN 801b
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Kathrin Rc9 Out..
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2005, 10:06:40 am »
Fixed the link to the SDK.

Regarding the 6000 support we are current looking into and aswell SL3000 - normal paypal and ikobo donations goes to these things..
C760 running pdaXrom lastest ;-)
SL5500 Running Cacko Qtopia
512 MB SD Card, 128 MB CF Card, Prism2 CF Wlan.

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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2005, 10:27:11 am »
Is it nessasary to repeate these steps with each new version?

l-c760/c860 only:
choose option 3 NAND Flash Utils
choose option 3 fix sharp loader NAND 64MB limit ()
fix is applied, then you reboot
go through options again
chose option 1 resize root partition
enter a desired size - like 45 upto 120 depending on your needs

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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2005, 10:48:06 am »
I can't install RC9 on my C750 and I'm worried that it is broken.

I tried following the directions and repartitioned flash to 45MB. Flashing ends w/o error, but after I install (1 in the menu) and reboot, I just get the Please Wait... screen forever.

Some error flashes by too fast to read at the bottom of the screen during unpacking system files, but everything appears normal until I reboot and get stuck at the Please Wait... screen.

I think the error said something like can't cd to /tmp1/home/something...

I tried repeating the process with 46 and 47MB. (Is 47 max. for this device?)
There was no change.

I used the menu to get to the shell one time and at the end of the output of dmesg is some error about bad blocks at some hex number 0xsomething.

I was running cacko 1.22 and things seemed ok before.

Help!

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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2005, 01:02:23 pm »
Hi it works fine and more fast than RC8 on a SL-C700.

Some things about:
Upgrade from RC8 with feeds, does not work well, (example startx command disappear and appear startx.old).
Finally I have flashed all again but:
First I had put root partition to the maximal 47Mb. When all instalation procces finalice, a kernel panic appear (something with a sector, I dont remember well).
Then I had resize root partition to 46Mb (max-1Mb) and all goes normally.

I have not tryed this RC more time but I feel it more fast! :-)

Very good ROM!! is my favorite. I will make a donation early.

Excuse me for my bad english.

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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2005, 01:10:33 pm »
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Is it nessasary to repeate these steps with each new version?

l-c760/c860 only:
choose option 3 NAND Flash Utils
choose option 3 fix sharp loader NAND 64MB limit ()
fix is applied, then you reboot
go through options again
chose option 1 resize root partition
enter a desired size - like 45 upto 120 depending on your needs

No it is not, in fact if you like the original partition scheme, you don't have to do this at all.
SLC-860 cacko / senao wifi

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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2005, 02:59:55 pm »
Something strange is going on here.  I got it working but I don't understand what the problem is.  

After giving up on pdax and deciding to go back to cackoQT 1.22, I rebooted and prepared to install cackoQT.  When I did the flash repartition from the cackoQT installer and rebooted, pdax started fine.  I'm a little confused about what happens during the installation process, so I fear I may have installed some mixture of the two ROMs.

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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2005, 03:33:47 pm »
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Hi it works fine and more fast than RC8 on a SL-C700.

Some things about:

Finally I have flashed all again but:
First I had put root partition to the maximal 47Mb. When all instalation procces finalice, a kernel panic appear (something with a sector, I dont remember well).
Then I had resize root partition to 46Mb (max-1Mb) and all goes normally.

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I, too, have a C700 and had a kernel panic at 47Mb, and I think I had a kernel panic once at 46Mb.  The big problem, however, was "out of space" errors at 45Mb.  It apperars that the ROM will flash without errors, and will boot, but doing almost anything leads to "out of space" errors the next time you boot.  

Also, RC9 doesn't recognize my Netgear MA701 card, which RC8 and before had no trouble with.  I wonder if everything is installing on my 45Mb partition? In any case, it appears  that there is no room left to write necessary configuration files after flashing.  

Has anyone else got RC9 running on a C700?

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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2005, 03:35:52 pm »
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Regarding the 6000 support we are current looking into and as well SL3000 - normal paypal and ikobo donations goes to these things..

Hi Laze,

Just went ahead and PayPal'd you to help support pdaXrom for the SL-C3000!

Thanks!

HTH,

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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2005, 07:18:32 pm »
Great! I did an `ipkg upgrade' and now everything's broken!  AHrgh!! I don't even have the `rm' command!

I have that startx.old problem as mentioned-- but I really really really don't want to reflash! Is there another way to fix this so I'm able to keep my settings and preserve the legwork I did of customizing?

If I have to I will reflash, but first I'd like to back-up my data. Especially, how do I backup settings and data in Ko/Pi?

thanks!

dq

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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2005, 09:33:39 pm »
Ok, I fixed the problem(s) (I think). First of all I should say that I tried to upgrade from RC8 to RC9 by using `ipkg upgrade' then I ran into problems; here's how to fix them:

First for some reason when I did the upgrade busybox was not upgraded-- there was a message: "Not downgrading package busybox from 1.00-pre5 to 1.00". I don't know why ipkg thinks that a prerelease is a newer than a final release but anyway...

After the auto-upgrade I tried to upgrade busybox manually but I kept getting the message "/usr/bin/ipkg: line 991: rm: command not found". I looked in /bin and saw lots of programs but not `ln' or `rm'. So to get those back I issued the commands:

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# busybox ln -s busybox lnand
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# ln -s busybox rm
*you might want to reboot after that, but I don't know if it's necessary*

After that things were a little less crazy. I could finally ssh back into the zaurus. I did that and was somehow able to upgrade busybox, by doing something like:

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# ipkg install busybox
[it downloaded but couldn't install-- some conflict]
# ipkg remove busybox
# ipkg install busybox

Don't ask me why, but doing this worked and the right version of busybox was installed.

I still had problems though (one was still unknown to me at this point). The next one was just that startx.old thing all I did was copy that to startx. (I don't know if that's a good thing to do but there was no startx(.new) that I could find...)

The last problem (so far) was the fact that the /etc/pango/pango-querymodules file was completely empty. Apparently, none of the python configuration apps will work without this file (like datentime.py and looknfeel.py). So to fix this I did:

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# pango-querymodules > /etc/pango/pango.modules
Then, and only then, did things start to behave themselves...

I hope that helped someone. There maybe other problems that I don't know about-- maybe the developers can have some input?

dq
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