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« on: January 17, 2006, 10:34:26 am »
Hi guys,

I got my C3100 yesterday and after trying Cacko ROM 1.23 I flashed it with pdaXrom.

Everything works great, except for a few things.

I used Package manager to download and install Firefox 1.5 from the feed to my sd card. However I can't seem to be able to launch it using aterm (it doesn't have an icon created). It gives me the following:

./firefox: line 14: /usr/lib/firefox/bin/firefox: no such file or directory

Perhaps I should have it installed on the main memory?

Also, I downloaded icewm. Where can i find all the other window managers that i see being reffered to in this forum, i.e. windowmaker etc.?

And how should I edit my .xinitrc file to launch a manager other than matchbox?

Thanks in advance
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pdaXrom 1.1.0beta3 & XFCE4, /dev/hda1 256MB swap, /dev/hda2 512MB ext3, /dev/hda3 3328MB FAT32 for stuff
D-Link DCF-660 WiFi CF Card
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2006, 11:07:10 am »
Also, can anyone reccomend any good file managers for X? Right now I use mc on xterm...

P.S. I noticed that when I install things to my sd card they won't launch or have an icon created...
Zaurus SL-5500 with:
128MB CF Card                                    
128MB SD Card
Symbol WiFi CF Card (working, sorta... overheats and shuts down!)
OZ 3.5.4 & GPE

Zaurus SL-C3100 with:
pdaXrom 1.1.0beta3 & XFCE4, /dev/hda1 256MB swap, /dev/hda2 512MB ext3, /dev/hda3 3328MB FAT32 for stuff
D-Link DCF-660 WiFi CF Card
1GB SD Card
128MB SD Card
128MB CF Card (for flashing)
USB Host Cable

& a Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD Picturebook with accessories...

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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2006, 11:10:05 am »
For example, I tried installing Gimp on /mnt/card, when I try to launch it i get an error msg saying it can't find libgimpwidgets-2.0.so.0....
Zaurus SL-5500 with:
128MB CF Card                                    
128MB SD Card
Symbol WiFi CF Card (working, sorta... overheats and shuts down!)
OZ 3.5.4 & GPE

Zaurus SL-C3100 with:
pdaXrom 1.1.0beta3 & XFCE4, /dev/hda1 256MB swap, /dev/hda2 512MB ext3, /dev/hda3 3328MB FAT32 for stuff
D-Link DCF-660 WiFi CF Card
1GB SD Card
128MB SD Card
128MB CF Card (for flashing)
USB Host Cable

& a Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD Picturebook with accessories...

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2006, 11:39:36 am »
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For example, I tried installing Gimp on /mnt/card, when I try to launch it i get an error msg saying it can't find libgimpwidgets-2.0.so.0....

Try uninstalling all those programs [which fails to run] then re-install them one at a time, and after each one check the log tab of the package manager. Or just use ipkg-install and ipkg-uninstall from the command line so you can see whether any error messages come up.

In case you didn't know, after installing any package to external storage, the installation process (either the package manager or ipkg-install runs ipkg-link. This creates symlinks in / which points to the newly installed files (ie in your case /mnt/card). My guess is that for some reason those symlinks aren't being created properly, that is why you need to check the log tab of the package manager.

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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2006, 12:44:19 pm »
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My guess is that for some reason those symlinks aren't being created properly, that is why you need to check the log tab of the package manager.

My guess is because the SD card is not formatted ext2, so the links are not being made.
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2006, 01:55:05 pm »
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My guess is because the SD card is not formatted ext2, so the links are not being made.
The links that are made in / can refer to files contained on (practically?) any filesystem (fat/vfat/whatever).

In some cases, packages themselves contain symlinks (usually libraries) and yes, these would most likely not work if installed on a non-*nix filesystem.

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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2006, 02:22:13 pm »
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./firefox: line 14: /usr/lib/firefox/bin/firefox: no such file or directory

As mentioned by desertrat, it seems to be best to install from command line rather than using the graphical package manager. You don't have to reinstall though; just run:
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ipkg-link mount /mnt/card(or wherever your card is mounted) and it should find the package and link it to the root filesystem. This should also mean that the icon on the menu gets created.

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Also, I downloaded icewm. Where can i find all the other window managers that i see being reffered to in this forum, i.e. windowmaker etc.?

Just use the search function on the forum - most of them have packages attached (or referred to) in the topics. I like xfce4.
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2006, 02:30:59 pm »
Thanks guys, you are correct, the SD card is fat not ext2, i had forgotten! I'll try again with the SD card ext2 formatted... ;-)
Zaurus SL-5500 with:
128MB CF Card                                    
128MB SD Card
Symbol WiFi CF Card (working, sorta... overheats and shuts down!)
OZ 3.5.4 & GPE

Zaurus SL-C3100 with:
pdaXrom 1.1.0beta3 & XFCE4, /dev/hda1 256MB swap, /dev/hda2 512MB ext3, /dev/hda3 3328MB FAT32 for stuff
D-Link DCF-660 WiFi CF Card
1GB SD Card
128MB SD Card
128MB CF Card (for flashing)
USB Host Cable

& a Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD Picturebook with accessories...

[img]http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/7319/usbar21mw.gif\" border=\"0\" class=\"linked-sig-image\" /]

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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2006, 06:19:37 pm »
What about other window managers?

I have downloaded icewm and want to try it out, how should my xinitrc file look?
Zaurus SL-5500 with:
128MB CF Card                                    
128MB SD Card
Symbol WiFi CF Card (working, sorta... overheats and shuts down!)
OZ 3.5.4 & GPE

Zaurus SL-C3100 with:
pdaXrom 1.1.0beta3 & XFCE4, /dev/hda1 256MB swap, /dev/hda2 512MB ext3, /dev/hda3 3328MB FAT32 for stuff
D-Link DCF-660 WiFi CF Card
1GB SD Card
128MB SD Card
128MB CF Card (for flashing)
USB Host Cable

& a Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD Picturebook with accessories...

[img]http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/7319/usbar21mw.gif\" border=\"0\" class=\"linked-sig-image\" /]

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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2006, 09:37:47 pm »
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What about other window managers?

I have downloaded icewm and want to try it out, how should my xinitrc file look?
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I "cheat" with icewm.

after logging in, at the prompt, I tell my to to "icewmbg"--which gives errors, then "icewm-session"--which complains about there being no x server..... then "startx"--and I have icewm running. Install both of the feed icewm ipks, all rox stuff and the mime-info ipk beforehand.


I'd love a pdaxrom bootmanager. being able to pick even numbered selections from a simple prompt ie 1>default 2>fvwm 3>xfce 4>icewm 5>kde would ber very handy.
(and probably very simple, too...)
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2006, 01:00:13 am »
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I have downloaded icewm and want to try it out, how should my xinitrc file look?
install icem and icewm-pdaxrom.
cd
mv .xinitrc .xinitrc.back
cp /usr/bin/icewmsession .xinitrc
startx
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