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SiduS

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« on: August 04, 2006, 06:35:24 pm »
Hey everyone.

First off I'm super excited that I finally have a SL-C3200. I've been watching the prices on Ebay and finally got one fairly cheap.

Anyways. I quickly flashed it to pdaxrom beta3.

Just trying to get some packages installed I'm having the following.

When I select my location to store it shows all my partitions but says that /mnt/ide3 only has 270mb free. But a df -h shows 4.3g free.

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So putting that aside I just wanted to see how well videos play so I installed xmmsplayer through the GUI package manager to /mnt/ide3 and avi's work but quite choppy at best, and wmv's are not even watchable.

Is there some optomizations I can do? or a recomended player that will work better?

And last (but definately not least) is there a zoom in / out option like in Cacko?

Please forgive me if this post is in the wrong section.

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2006, 06:43:00 pm »
are you using the bvdd option? because with out that it like running Half-Life in Software Mode... :-)

I dont remember how you set up the different option you would like to use in XMMS with the mplayer plugin but you would be better off launching from the shell... outside of matchbox...

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2006, 09:46:33 pm »
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are you using the bvdd option? because with out that it like running Half-Life in Software Mode... :-)

Yeah this made a big difference. I saw somewhere a full string of options to use but I can't find it now. I'll keep looking



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I dont remember how you set up the different option you would like to use in XMMS with the mplayer plugin but you would be better off launching from the shell... outside of matchbox...

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This also helped improve the performance.

What about my other questions? Any suggestions on the storage and zoom?

And does the root partition need to be just 50mb? Can it be the whole 128mb flash?

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006, 11:24:27 pm »
This Thread may help you out with the zoom and alternate mplayer options...

With the storage issue... I have no clue... well...

Post your ipkg.conf

do a
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cat /etc/ipkg.conf
If maybe configured to look at something wrong...

Anyone else have this issue with there 3200?

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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2006, 05:47:43 pm »
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This Thread may help you out with the zoom and alternate mplayer options...

With the storage issue... I have no clue... well...

Post your ipkg.conf

do a
Code: [Select]
cat /etc/ipkg.conf
If maybe configured to look at something wrong...

Anyone else have this issue with there 3200?

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That page was helpfull.

Here is my df and ipkg.conf

Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root               123904     48632     75272  39% /
none                     12288        12     12276   0% /dev
/dev/mmcda1             983680     60064    923616   6% /mnt/card
/dev/hda1                 9725      1048      8175  11% /mnt/ide
/dev/hda2                 9755      1122      8129  12% /mnt/ide2
/dev/hda3              5968284   1586884   4381400  27% /mnt/ide3

src pdaxrom [a href=\"http://mail.pdaxrom.org/download/1.1.0beta3/Zaurus-Cxx00/feed/]http://mail.pdaxrom.org/download/1.1.0beta...rus-Cxx00/feed/[/url]
dest root /
dest cf /mnt/cf
dest sd /mnt/card
dest net /mnt/net
dest user /mnt/user
dest ide /mnt/ide
dest ide2 /mnt/ide2
dest ide3 /mnt/ide3
dest usbstorage /mnt/usbstorage
dest tmpinst /home/tmp/ipkg/inst

Everything looks fine.

Also I don't know if its a problem but I decided to run the patch program to utilize the rest of the flash card for a 121mb root partition.

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2006, 02:07:50 pm »
I just checked and my /mnt/ide3 is formated to vfat. Do you think this would cause the incorrect free space in package manager?

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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2006, 02:58:45 pm »
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I just checked and my /mnt/ide3 is formated to vfat. Do you think this would cause the incorrect free space in package manager?
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YES YES YES... if you are trying to install stuff to a vfat partition... it will not happen... I dont know how it came up with the # is did... Maybe when it noticed it was vfat it bumped it self the next closest partition... but no... it will not work..


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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2006, 06:41:52 pm »
So quick question then

is it safe to just run fdisk and blow that vfat away and set it to ext3?

Obviously all my data will be lost. Will that require me to flash it again?

I saw the instructions on how to fdisk your sd / cf card but nothing mentioned about one of the hda partitions.

Basically I'm trying to be safe so I don't turn my new Z into a new paper weight.

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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2006, 06:48:21 pm »
yep... no need to reflash... just fdisk /dev/hda

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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2006, 07:16:48 pm »
Cool all done

But it still does not show the right free space  It now shows 1328mb instead of the 5.3gigs free

I don't know too much about different FS's but I formated it to ext3. Not sure if ext2 is the more aproperate fs. Please let me know.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2006, 07:28:54 pm by SiduS »

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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2006, 07:36:14 pm »
ext2 is what normal people use with flash drive because to uses less write cycles....

but since you are using a microdrive your fine...

But change drive fs format isnt going to make a difference... I just waiting to see if anyone else out there if having this same issue...


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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2006, 07:37:54 pm »
True it doesn't seem that FS makes much difference on the package manager's information.

But it does allow me to install packages onto that partition and have them function unlike before

Now I'm gonna try and figure out XFCE... wish me luck

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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2006, 07:41:18 pm »
either way... works fine with package installation...

XFCE install is a peice of cake... just get all the correct files and install...

ohh and edit the xinitrc.xfce4 file :-)

good luck...

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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2006, 08:55:03 pm »
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either way... works fine with package installation...

XFCE install is a peice of cake... just get all the correct files and install...

ohh and edit the xinitrc.xfce4 file :-)

good luck...

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i was having a similar problem with my free space, the only solution that work for me was:
1. use fdisk to see the blocks in the partition with the problem.
2. use mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/hda3 blocks
i used vfat because i use this partition like a mass storage device.

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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2006, 11:00:44 pm »
[trisoft.de has good info on zauarus microdrive geometry. iirc it is somewhere with the nand restore stuff.

I'd had a similar geometry problem......
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