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malik

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« on: July 26, 2005, 04:13:26 am »
hello,

i think its a good idea to write down my experiences with this rom.

first i have to say that i tested pdaXrom for more than 4 weeks.
the main reason to  come back to the stock rom is time. it takes
some time to get things to work with this rom. certainly as a side effect
one learns a lot of new things. the rom recognizes the installed progs
on a card. so i did a copy of it and a nand backup to get back to the
state i leaved. okay, here are some points i dont like:

1) my z didnt wake up after a suspend, compare forum thread...
this happened about 7 times. i had to take out the battery, plug in
the charger and so on. this is not good if you are away from your
charger. one time i had to reflash.

2) system (X) crashes nearly every second time after exiting the wm
(matchbox/xfce4). exiting from landscape mode workes without problems, why?

3) similiar to 2) suspending works only every second time. it seems to be a light
issue and the solution "tapping the screen" lead me sometimes to further crashes.
rotating the screen and suspending worked much better.

4) the time problem after reboots...

5) the annoying warnings while booting "inode...". i think (but i am not sure)
that this is the reason why sometimes library files or symbolic links (for instance
for xpdf) are missing. reinstall the application...

i dont want to list the things i like. there are a lot of them (!) and i am sure that i will
return to this rom until the next release..

malik
borzoi, cacko 1.23 lite, 1gb kingston cf, 512mb toshiba sd.. suse 10.0

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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2005, 05:39:17 am »
A) Try guylhem Rom..there is a new stable release

 you did install the sd card fix, right?

Personally, Ive had fewer problems..though suspend/resume is far from perfect
and I really need better peripheral support, I like pdaX very much.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2005, 05:42:52 am »
it's all quite strange...
I didn't get lockups, X crashing or Z not waking up from a while now... actually I have not serious stability problem since last 3-4 release candidate.

Since you are using a different machine, whose support is very recent, the only thing I can say is that:
1) probably you'll have the same satisfaction I'm getting from this ROM in the next future
2) everyone is usefull for developing process, but no one should sacrifice his device for development without the right serenity

I feel very good when using pdaXrom, because I know that without pdaX my Z would be a simple, bad working pocketPC. I'll give pdaXrom all the time and the trust I gave until this moment, because now I can say that it was well-spent.

If you don't feel like this, you're right: go back to stock rom, and try back pdaXrom when support will be better. You'll be an usefull development-helper that day.

Anyway, remember: I had your condition a few release-candidate ago... now I'v got a linux table pc I can put in my pocket - not more, not less.


Good luck

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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2005, 06:17:57 am »
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2) system (X) crashes nearly every second time after exiting the wm
(matchbox/xfce4). exiting from landscape mode workes without problems, why?
[...]
What do you expect it should do?  If you exit from the actual WM, .xinitrc ends, X exits. This is the normal way, it doesn't "crash". Clarify this point please...

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2005, 07:16:20 am »
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you did install the sd card fix, right?

I'm trying to get the latest copy of pdaXrom installed on my C1000 but i'm not sure im looking in the right place. I have RC10 but don't know where to look for these fixes or updates I hear people talking about. A quick point in the right direction would be most appreciated!

Cheers,

Ben

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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2005, 07:55:15 am »
@zumi> maybe "the wm (or whatever) locks up" would be more precise. the panel etc
disappears and i am lost with a wallpaper. nothing happens, so i have to do a
reset causing more inode warnings and maybe some loss of data...

@scoutme> i will give you an example. rotatating the screen should grant that the
"direction keys" work properly, but they didnt. so i learned how to modify some key
tables.. such things give me more insight in the rom. but in the end you are damned
right. i am thinking in a similiar way and i have my pdaXrom backup for the near future:-)


@fluffyboy> i have/had the pdaXrom feeds on my cf card. so i modified /etc/ipkg.conf
it looks in my case like

src feed0 file:///mnt/cf/pdaXrom/feed
dest root /
dest cf /mnt/cf
dest sd /mnt/card
dest net /mnt/net
dest ide /mnt/ide
dest user /mnt/user
dest tmpinst /home/tmp/ipkg/inst

after the first flash i did a "ipkg update", "ipkg upgrade".

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2005, 08:06:10 am »
borzoi, cacko 1.23 lite, 1gb kingston cf, 512mb toshiba sd.. suse 10.0

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2005, 09:40:25 am »
Cheers malik, I had tried downloading the entire feed directory but from looking at your ipkg.conf it looks like I didnt have it configured properly. I'll try again tonight.

Thanks,

Ben

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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2005, 02:18:11 am »
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hello,

i think its a good idea to write down my experiences with this rom.

first i have to say that i tested pdaXrom for more than 4 weeks.
the main reason to  come back to the stock rom is time. it takes
some time to get things to work with this rom. certainly as a side effect
one learns a lot of new things. the rom recognizes the installed progs
on a card. so i did a copy of it and a nand backup to get back to the
state i leaved. okay, here are some points i dont like:

1) my z didnt wake up after a suspend, compare forum thread...
this happened about 7 times. i had to take out the battery, plug in
the charger and so on. this is not good if you are away from your
charger. one time i had to reflash.

2) system (X) crashes nearly every second time after exiting the wm
(matchbox/xfce4). exiting from landscape mode workes without problems, why?

3) similiar to 2) suspending works only every second time. it seems to be a light
issue and the solution "tapping the screen" lead me sometimes to further crashes.
rotating the screen and suspending worked much better.

4) the time problem after reboots...

5) the annoying warnings while booting "inode...". i think (but i am not sure)
that this is the reason why sometimes library files or symbolic links (for instance
for xpdf) are missing. reinstall the application...

i dont want to list the things i like. there are a lot of them (!) and i am sure that i will
return to this rom until the next release..

malik
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Hi,

For number 2, a hackish way to fix it would be to modify that exit function so that it switches to landscape, and then exits.  I don't know how involved it would be to do that, but it might work.

zach
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512 cf (ext3,vfat)
guylhem rom
pdaxrom

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement stylus that fits the sl6000?  PM me if you can help.  Thanks.

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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2005, 02:22:27 am »
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@scoutme> i will give you an example. rotatating the screen should grant that the
"direction keys" work properly, but they didnt. so i learned how to modify some key
tables.. such things give me more insight in the rom. but in the end you are damned
right. i am thinking in a similiar way and i have my pdaXrom backup for the near future:-)

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Hi,

I'd like to do that.  Can you point me in the right direction?

zach
sl6000
128 sd (vfat)
512 cf (ext3,vfat)
guylhem rom
pdaxrom

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement stylus that fits the sl6000?  PM me if you can help.  Thanks.

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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2005, 08:25:28 am »
hello,

i have modified portait.sh and landscape.sh (i am not sure but as i remember they
can be found in /etc/sysconfig/clamshell/ ) in the following way (changed lines are
marked with # changed):

portait.sh:

#!/bin/sh

# changed
/usr/X11R6/bin/xrandr -o right
xmodmap /etc/X11/kb/tosa-rotate.xmodmap

#xmodmap -e "keycode 133 = Up"
#xmodmap -e "keycode 134 = Down"

MODEL=`cat /proc/deviceinfo/product`
echo 'MODEL:'$MODEL
case "$MODEL" in
    SL-C860)
        echo "75" >/proc/driver/w100/fastsysclk
        ;;
    *)
        ;;
esac

if pidof xvkbd >/dev/null; then xvkbdlauncher; fi


landscape.sh:

#!/bin/sh

# changed
/usr/X11R6/bin/xrandr -o normal
xmodmap /etc/X11/kb/tosa.xmodmap

#xmodmap -e "keycode 133 = Right"
#xmodmap -e "keycode 134 = Left"

MODEL=`cat /proc/deviceinfo/product`
echo 'MODEL:'$MODEL
case "$MODEL" in
    SL-C860|SL-C760)
        echo "100" >/proc/driver/w100/fastsysclk
        ;;
    *)
        ;;
esac

if pidof xvkbd >/dev/null; then xvkbdlauncher; fi

where /etc/X11/kb/tosa-rotate.xmodmap is a modification of tosa.xmodmap
and looks like:

! 'Fn' key setup for SL6000
!

clear Mod1
clear Mod2
clear Mod3
clear Mod4
clear Mod5

keycode 25 = q Q 1
keycode 31 = w W 2
keycode 13 = e E 3 sterling
keycode 26 = r R 4 EuroSign
keycode 28 = t T 5
keycode 33 = y Y 6
keycode 29 = u U 7
keycode 17 = i I 8
keycode 23 = o O 9
keycode 24 = p P 0

keycode 9  = a A exclam
keycode 27 = s S at
keycode 12 = d D numbersign
keycode 14 = f F dollar
keycode 15 = g G percent
keycode 16 = h H underscore
keycode 18 = j J ampersand
keycode 19 = k K asterisk
keycode 20 = l L parenleft

keycode 34 = z Z
keycode 32 = x X
keycode 11 = c C
keycode 30 = v V
keycode 10 = b B minus
keycode 22 = n N plus
keycode 21 = m M equal

keycode 71 = comma semicolon parenright
keycode 72 = period colon less less
keycode 36 = Return Return greater greater

keycode 77 = slash question
keycode 78 = apostrophe quotedbl asciitilde

keycode 100 = space space bar bar


keycode 38  = Mode_switch

! Cursor
keycode 46  = Up    Up    Prior Prior
keycode 43  = Down  Down  Next  Next
keycode 44  = Left  Left  Home  Home
keycode 45  = Right Right End   End

keycode 39  = BackSpace BackSpace Delete Delete

! R-Shift
keycode 111 = Shift_R

! Menu
keycode 37 = XF86Start

! CE-RH1 Remote

keycode 104 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
keycode 105 = XF86AudioLowerVolume
keycode 106 = XF86AudioNext
keycode 107 = XF86AudioPrev
keycode 108 = XF86AudioStop
keycode 109 = XF86AudioPlay

! This is the rotate

keycode 41 = XF86RotateWindows
keycode 42 = Escape
keycode 99 = Return
keycode 47 = Return

add mod2    = Mode_switch
add mod1    = Alt_L Alt_L Alt_L


malik
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