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« on: June 02, 2006, 03:20:04 pm »
I didn't become an initial tester. As a consequence, despite reading the threads, I've gotten confused about what the 2.6 based pdax can and can't do.  Would it be too much trouble to run this or another thread that details the status of the system?

Right now, I'm immedialtely interested in largeer than 1 gig sd support, video overly/performance, and the the overall useablilty-- keymappng, etc.

Anyone who is running beta4/2.6 care to fill me in? maybe keep a running report?

edit:  I realize much of this is on the initial thread, but so is a lot of discussion about fixing things that are now fixed.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2006, 01:36:28 am »
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I didn't become an initial tester. As a consequence, despite reading the threads, I've gotten confused about what the 2.6 based pdax can and can't do.  Would it be too much trouble to run this or another thread that details the status of the system?

Right now, I'm immedialtely interested in largeer than 1 gig sd support, video overly/performance, and the the overall useablilty-- keymappng, etc.

Anyone who is running beta4/2.6 care to fill me in? maybe keep a running report?

edit:  I realize much of this is on the initial thread, but so is a lot of discussion about fixing things that are now fixed.
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I asked a similar question on the new site some weeks ago and am still waiting for an answer, the status of the present system would definitely be good to know .

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2006, 05:38:52 am »
I'd also like to know if the next version is going to be a stable version of what's come before or add yet more features to debug.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2006, 05:46:24 am »
Oh and I am under the impression that the beta 4 rom requires a custom bootloader bin? Yes?
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2006, 07:02:04 am »
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Oh and I am under the impression that the beta 4 rom requires a custom bootloader bin? Yes?
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Right as i was thinking to open a thread like that, in these days i'm doing a deep test about it.
This is what i worked out. Other people sure had other impressions.

1) Suspend works better now, suspending and then opening again my Zauri result in a immediate resuming.
2) The .py utilities are to be completely rewritten, because they do only damages to the configurations file.
3) Keyboard maps are wrong, but you have only to load the right one with the xmodmap command in X.
The right keyboard map is in the /etc/X11/kb/Akita/xmodmap_us, only do a script that loads the right file when launching X and that' s it.
4) Partitions in the internal hd are recognizied correctly at the start, but i f you have more than 1 patition after the 1rst load you have to change the /etc/fstab file with the right scheme.
5) I worked out why my partition table was delete the last time.
Now command to eject and insert cards is pccardctl as pcmciautils package and if you eject your slot 0 that is the internal HD, if you insert it again the Filesystem do not resume.
And if you insert the HD again and try to reboot it will delete your partition table.
So if you have more than 1 partition it' s dangerous doing this. Because rebooting your table will be not recognized.
So if you eject inadvertitely your internal HD, leave it ejected and reboot not with the command from the shell but with your reset button.
I suggest you to make only one partition and if you want swap make a swapfile to have no risk of table corruption, as if your table is inadvertitely deleted you will redo it with fstab and the old files will be magically resumed.
Now, what i think about this Beta4 is that we are near to a stable solution, builder it' s more usable and kernel compilation do not bring to errors like the precessors.
The Zauri with the Kernel 2.6 it' s more usable, suspend works better, the drivers load perfectly and partitions at boot up are recnognized and not forced to the Zauri scheme as the older Betas.
Glibc iconv integration makes you compile nearly everything without problems now.
Good work Sashz.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2006, 09:59:57 am »
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Right now, I'm immedialtely interested in largeer than 1 gig sd support, video overly/performance, and the the overall useablilty-- keymappng, etc.
I've tried to write some files (around 200MB) to 2GB SD Card (Kingston, 160x) - it works. But I only tried it once (I haven't got any SD Cards myself)
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2006, 09:42:26 pm »
So does this new bootloader work with other rom or does it mean we got to return to the SHARP bootloader to load other roms? hmmm
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2006, 11:40:22 pm »
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So does this new bootloader work with other rom or does it mean we got to return to the SHARP bootloader to load other roms? hmmm

You are correct... but for me,,, pdaxrom is what im going to stick with.... but for those who like to "Rom Hop"...  it might be a problem unless others file suit with the boot loader... but i dont see that happening...

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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2006, 03:30:51 am »
to answer some of my quetions:

4 gig sd works

it seems pretty stable

i will try some previous firefox plugins: java, gplflash,and mplayerplugin to see what happens.
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2006, 04:33:26 pm »
Got terribly busy with work and schedule since January and no free time to "play with" my beloved Z or even browing the forum until now.  It's time to try out the new pdaX stuff.  
Just flashed my C1000 to Beta4. Much more responsive. Nice thing. Great job. Thankz sashz!!  
 
And I'm more than happy to help updating and (re)compiling the stuff from my contrib feed.  
But at the same time I'm a bit concerned about the compatility between Beta4 and the older apps. Here are a couple of questions about compiling:

1) Learned that the new Betas no longer uses libiconv, but instead new glibc and locales. The result is I can no longer use the old compiled stuff (less, mrxvt, and especially the GTK2 apps). Seem no big problem got them compiled again.  Actually I tried out Beta3 just for one evening and got some apps recompiled (which no longer need the older libiconv) using the zgcc 3.4.6 .  But just a very general (and dummy) question: to what extent the apps from the old feeds and the contrib feeds (most were compiled for old pdaX versions) need to be recompiled?

And more importantly ...

2) It seems the very much needed multi language inputmethods (such as scim) just disappear from the new feeds altogether. I tried compiling the latest versions of SCIM and GCIN under Beta3 last night, assuming that the recompiled apps will need recompiled inputmethods (also not depending on libiconv) too. I could make SCIM, but encountered make install errors and got kicked out unexpectedly. GCIN complained about missing /usr/lib/qt3/plugins/inputmethods and /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/inputmethods .  Any guidance is much appreciated.  

3) Is it okay anyhow to use the zgcc 3.4.6 image from http://mail.pdaxrom.org/contrib/1.1.0beta3/Zaurus-7x0-860/ to recompile stuff?  

4) One more questions: I'm a bit confused by the tons fo locales in the Beta3 and Beta4 feeds. What should we do with them actually? Let say, for inputmethods, do we need the glibc locales for specific languages or something like that? Sorry for asking in such a vague way as I know virtually nothing about locales and encodings.

Thanks!
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2006, 05:13:54 pm »
might be an idea to recompile everything when a release candidate or final version comes out, saves you recompiling over and over again. no?
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2006, 05:19:29 pm »
Yeah, but I still need some working apps to do the "real" work. And it is not a bad idea for ppl to try some recompiled apps on the new Beta4, right?  

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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2006, 05:28:49 pm »
dunno, what if beta 5 or RC1 is literally around the corner?
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2006, 06:14:19 pm »
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3) Is it okay anyhow to use the zgcc 3.4.6 image from http://mail.pdaxrom.org/contrib/1.1.0beta3/Zaurus-7x0-860/ to recompile stuff?

Yep... it still works...
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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2006, 06:33:40 pm »
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3) Keyboard maps are wrong, but you have only to load the right one with the xmodmap command in X.
The right keyboard map is in the /etc/X11/kb/Akita/xmodmap_us, only do a script that loads the right file when launching X and that' s it.

But I find xmodmap already linked to xmodmap_us. Still after exiting to the login shell, "A" and Up arrow keys (while the jog switch is working) won't function and need reboot. How do you fix that precisely? Thanks!

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