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Cacko Rom 1.23 Is Released
« on: November 01, 2005, 12:19:07 am »
Cacko ROM 1.23 is released. Supporting Zaurus models are: SL-C1000, SL-C3100/SL-C3200 in addition to SL-C7x0/SL-C860. Note that SL-C3000 is not supported yet, but I hope Andy (aka iamasmith) will release proper version soon.

Please, visit http://cacko.biz/cacko/ for download links.

Enjoy and remember that donations are always welcome

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CACkO Zaurus Qtopia ROM 1.23 1029311005 (SL-C1000) "Nastya"
Mon Oct 31 10:35:34 MSK 2005

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IMPORTANT:  This ROM requries a flash partition at least 32 MBytes in size!
    Make sure to repartition your internal flash before updating ROM!

   
Installation:

    1. Extract the 3 files - initrd.bin tools.tar updater.sh - to the root of your CF or SD/MMC card.
    2. Make sure that Zaurus isn't plugged into AC power.
    3. Remove battery for at least 5 seconds.
    4. Replace battery (replace battery cover, lock cover), plug in AC power.
    5. Press and hold the "OK" button on the keyboard.
    6. Turn the power on, you should see the Japanese service menu.
    7. Now Plug in the Power Cord. (You will get an error if it isn't plugged in!)
    8. Select option 4 (flash/update).
    9. You then have several options including CF and SD
    10. Choose either CF or SD, depending on which media you put the files on.
   
    11. Select "3 NAND Flash Utils"
    12. Select "1 Resize root partition"
    13. Enter 32 when prompted for root partition size.
    12. Flash will be repartioned and Zaurus will reboot.
   
    13. Repeat steps 2-10 again and wait for the menu start menu.
    14. Now select "1 Install new ROM" and wait. Reboot your Zaurus when ROM installaiton is complete.

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Release Notes:

  This ROM version wa smainly intended to support Zaurus models (C1000 and C3100). Later on it was decided to include support for older models as well. It also insludes some minor updates and fixes found during 1.22 ROM usage.
 
  Many thanks to all the beta testers who have contributed a lot of efforts to help produce this ROM.
 
  Changes:
 
  Kernel:
    - Added Cacko boot logo (every other ROM already had one  
    - Added latest kernel patches from Tetsu
    - Added MTD emulation module (blkmtd.o) for block devices (to mount jffs2 images on Zaurus)
    - Enabled detection of SCSI Multi-LUN (Logical Unit Number) devices, such as multi-format card readers
    - Updated kayboard map to include some missing characters in console
    - Updated serial driver (thanks to albertr and 2x4ever)
    - serial_cs driver is built as module, so that it can be easily updated
    - Included updated USB storage and serial drivers from 2.4.31 kernel
    - SCSI drivers are build as modules
    - Cursor blinking rate in pure Linux console is configurable via /proc/sys/dev/fb/cursor_blink_rate
   
  File Systems:
    - Squashfs filesystem updated to version 2.2
    - Added NTFS module
    - Added HFS and HFS+ (Apple File System) modules
    - Added ISO/Joliet (CD-ROM) and UDF (DVD) modules
    - Added support for new partition types:  Macintosh and Win2K Dynamic Disk
    - Updated FUSE to version 1.4 (latest verison available for 2.4.x kernels)
 
  Networking:
    - Updated OpenSSL package to 0.9.7g
    - Updated OpenSSH package to 4.1p1.
      Note that empty passwords are not allowed by default! Set root password to be able to login via SSH
    - Updated networking scripts to clean up DHCP leftovers
    - Added PPP Deflate compression option, updated aliases in modules.conf
    - Updated pppd to 2.4.3
    - Bringing usbd0 interface down during suspend
    - Updated Pegasus USB Network drivers to 0.4.32
    - Updated RTL 8150 USB Network drivers to 0.4.3
    - Included driver modules to support for USB Ethernet devices
    - Included driver modules for Serial USB devices
    - Increased DHCP timeout for LAN network connections
    - Updated configuration entry for TRENDnet TE-CF100 Fast Ethernet CF Adapter
    - Updated USBNET driver from 2.4.32 kernel source, supporting many USB Ethernet dongles
    - Added USB Network applet to configure network using USB Ethernet dongles
    - Updated wget to 1.10.2, build with SSL support

  Wireless:
    - Wireless Extentions updated to v16
    - Wireless Tools updated to 0.27
    - Hostap drivers updated to version 0.3.7
    - Orinoco/Spectrum driver updated to 0.15rc2-CVS (with monitor mode)
    - Added drivers for USB Prism and Orinoco based wireless devices
    - Socket/Symbol WiFi card is now fully supported via Network Setup
    - New Socket WiFi card (with Agere Hermes II chipset) is supported (OpenKey WEP only)
    - Fixed problem with non-specific ("Any") ESSID
    - Added entry for "WAVEline Compact Flash Wireless Adapter"
    - Added support for Prism3 WiFi cards without firmware in flash,
      such as "IO Data WN-B11/CFZ Wireless CF Adapter" and "PLANEX GW-CF11X Wireless CF Card"

    - Changed interface name for wireless cards from ethX to commonly used wlanX

  Bluetooth:
    - Updated bluez library and utilities to version 2.21, hcidump to 2.21
    - Improved support for USB bluetooth devices
    - Updated bluetooth dialup network applet (thanks to Michail Kostousov).
      New applet allows to configure multiple rfcomm entries.
    - Fixed problem with network icon not appearing in TaskBar with some serial bluetooth CF cards
   
  ROM:
    - Updated tinylogin to 1.4
    - Updated unrar to version 3.5.4
    - Updated Card Manager utilities to 3.2.7
    - Added cpio 2.6
    - Updated sed to 4.0.7
    - Updated readline library to patchlvel 5
    - Updated bash to patchlevel 16
    - Added patched version of USB library (fixes ARM alignment issues)
    - Updated usb.ids file
    - Updated scmxx utility to 0.8.0
    - Updated configuration scripts to better support USB joysticks and joypads
 
  Qtopia:
    - Kino2 is updated to version 0.4.3c
    - Latest versions of mplayer 1.1.5 and bvdd 0.4 video driver are included
    - Latest Sharp applications included: PIM apps from C1000 and C3100, Photostorage, MusicPayer, Netfront 3.1
    - Added new keymaps: esperanto, catalan, espanyol and cyrillic-phonetic-psion
    - Updated Deutsch keymap (thanks to Andre Beckedorf)
    - Added PickBoard input method
    - Updated neocal to 1.7.7
    - Made it possible to remove Qtopia background image
    - Made it possible to create a swap file in internal flash or built-in hard disk
    - Added InputHelper applet to support USB mouse in Qtopia
    - Added some missing mime types
    - QKonsole launch speed has been improved
    - Updated Sysinfo application to display information about attached devices
    - Updated Card Monitor applet not to display popup messages
    - PIM data is send via IRDA with UTF-8 encoding
    - SDL libraty has been removed form the ROM. Updated library optimized for PXA270 should be installed separately.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2006, 03:37:03 pm by maslovsky »

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2005, 05:10:21 am »
Thanks maslovsky!

I'm flashing my C760 now. Just sent a donation (mkrueger).

Great improvements to your excellent ROM!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2005, 07:11:04 pm »
I am using the new version on my C1000...   While everything else seems to work great, I have trouble playing media files. MP3s will not play.  I have tried to install the ROM twice, and still can't make it work.  I have tried from SD and CF cards.   Does anyone have any idea?  Do I need to install a lib?

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2005, 03:44:54 am »
C1000 - First impressions, great work - all the stuff/toys/tweaks I had installed on the sharp rom to make it usable, overclocking works prefectly - FZero on snes9x - full speed

Speaking of snes9x, it requires libsdl which isnt in the feed.

The description for frodo is the feed still says 'froso'

Wifi card works, connection is as intermitant as usual, so no better or worse than the sharp rom.

Haven't tried media files yet.

Installed nano & ncurses (not from feed) and it fails to start :/

Will try media files this evening and post my results

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2005, 07:43:12 am »
with the c3k wouldnt just be easier to boot off the flash with initrd, set up the hard drive then piviot root to the hard drive and start the normal boot sequence, just use the flash like a linux bootloader. thats what openzaurus seems to be doing at the moment and it works well

one advantage in this aproch is you can use it to scan all harddrvies/partions and present a menu of which one to boot from, eg CF SD on board flash or micrdrive and would help in unifying the work on the c3k c3100 and c1k by only having to fiddle with the initrd to get it working on the other models

just my 2 cents, dont suppose you could get the 1.22 cacko for the c3k up in the mean time, just when i need it it disapears (bad reflash) and i have no local backup
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2005, 01:34:33 am »
Well, I tried it and there is really lot of very good stuff, like the USB drivers for the lynksys USB Ethernet Dongle (aixxxx module), etc etc.. but kphone with sipgate no more works?.

If i setup kphone to use the Stun server => no registration, if i remove the stun server, registration ok, test on 10000 number ok, but "a error occured" if i try to make a call to a fixed line...


so i want to come back to the sharp rom, but, if i restore my NAND backup there is an error so here my question,

How to restore a NAND sharprom backup after the cacko rom 1.23 install (with the 32M format stuff..)

I tried to reformat 64Mo for the rom (using the cacko install) and relaunch the nand backup, but same error ?? thanks


UPDATE : Kphone is working, just a config error from me. still not able to restore the sharprom BTW.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2005, 09:34:48 am by bolbit »
Zaurus C1000, Cacko 1.23, Symbol Wifi Card, BT USB dongle.
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2005, 04:26:41 am »
Will there be a Japanese version Cacko 1.23 again like there was with 1.22?
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2005, 05:29:14 am »
Quote
Well, I tried it and there is really lot of very good stuff, like the USB drivers for the lynksys USB Ethernet Dongle (aixxxx module), etc etc.. but kphone with sipgate no more works?.

If i setup kphone to use the Stun server => no registration, if i remove the stun server, registration ok, test on 10000 number ok, but "a error occured" if i try to make a call to a fixed line...

so i want to come back to the sharp rom, but, if i restore my NAND backup there is an error so here my question,

How to restore a NAND sharprom backup after the cacko rom 1.23 install (with the 32M format stuff..)

I tried to reformat 64Mo for the rom (using the cacko install) and relaunch the nand backup, but same error ?? thanks
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I used the D+M insert battery, the restore rom menu, then a hard reset (factory restore), then you should be ok. I currently am using tetsu's kernel, but gonna use Cacko Lite soon so I can have some more control over what junk is installed.
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2005, 07:03:49 am »
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Important! Main Cacko feed has not been updated yet, please, use Cacko feed mirror:

http://web.mol.ru/~zaurus/feed/
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This feed doesn't seem to exist. Is the address right?
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2005, 11:19:59 am »
Iamasmith,

We (C3000 owner) have faith in you !!!


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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2005, 05:46:10 am »
Sorry for the late posting, I'd hoped to have this ready when Cacko 1.23 went live, but I've been down with the flu.

Anyway here are the japanese support ipks to add back Japanese input methods to the C1000 and C3100. For some reason the CRIM from the C3100 doesn't work on the C1K - it causes an endless restart of qtopia - so I've made 2 ipks.

I'll hopefully finish the rest of the Japanese application support over the weekend and get it to maslovsky to add to the Cacko feed.

I've seperated the fonts from the old japanese-support ipk into a seperate ipk as they were only used by the sldict app (which doesn't come with the C3x00 zaurus)

NOTE: I don't have a C3100, so I haven't tested this ipk

Japanese Support for C1000
Japanese Supprot for C3100  [ Invalid Attachment ]

Please let me know if you have any problems with these ipks

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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2005, 06:15:47 am »
hats off to Maslovsky- excellent work!

Could you please tell me where the latest and greatest LibSDL giving best performance on the C1000 could be found?

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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2005, 08:24:17 am »
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Sorry for the late posting, I'd hoped to have this ready when Cacko 1.23 went live, but I've been down with the flu.

Anyway here are the japanese support ipks to add back Japanese input methods to the C1000 and C3100. For some reason the CRIM from the C3100 doesn't work on the C1K - it causes an endless restart of qtopia - so I've made 2 ipks.
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Not what I meant  

With version 1.22 there was a different installation file which specifically didn't hardware remap the kanji key etc to ctrl and alt.

I use QPOBox and need to use the Kanji key for starting it. But no matter what I do I can't remap the remapped Alt in 1.23 back to F21.

Solution? Should I install the real KeyHelper? Or is there gonna be a 1.23ja version too?
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« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2005, 08:29:06 am »
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Sorry for the late posting, I'd hoped to have this ready when Cacko 1.23 went live, but I've been down with the flu.

Anyway here are the japanese support ipks to add back Japanese input methods to the C1000 and C3100. For some reason the CRIM from the C3100 doesn't work on the C1K - it causes an endless restart of qtopia - so I've made 2 ipks.
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=102214\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]
Not what I meant  

With version 1.22 there was a different installation file which specifically didn't hardware remap the kanji key etc to ctrl and alt.

I use QPOBox and need to use the Kanji key for starting it. But no matter what I do I can't remap the remapped Alt in 1.23 back to F21.

Solution? Should I install the real KeyHelper? Or is there gonna be a 1.23ja version too?
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Actualy I forgot about those keymappings  I think I'll have to buiod a separate Japanese kernel without remapped keys.

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« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2005, 08:29:34 am »
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hats off to Maslovsky- excellent work!

Could you please tell me where the latest and greatest LibSDL giving best performance on the C1000 could be found?
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Should be in the main feed soon.