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« on: March 05, 2004, 10:56:34 am »
You guys are way too fast

I don\'t know how that happened but somehow an intermidiate ROM build got out.  Sorry for that. The latest ROM is available here:

http://www.zaurususergroup.com/modules.php...q=getit&lid=193

Helvetica Italic Fonts have been removed form ROM and repackaged:

http://www.zaurususergroup.com/modules.php...q=getit&lid=194

HostAp wireles drivers are available here:

http://www.zaurususergroup.com/modules.php...q=getit&lid=195

The new ROM entry should appear in the ZUG Downloads area soon. For now use direct links.

Below is the contents of the readme file. Have fun.

PS: Dont worry about words \"at least\" in ragards to partition size. Exactly 26 Mb is enough

CACkO Zaurus Qtopia ROM 1.20 1438050304 (SL-C7x0) \"Daniela\"
Fri Mar 5 14:39:32 MSK 2004

© Cacko Team (http://www.cacko.biz), 2003-2004

Info about installation and FAQ look on our site: http://www.cacko.biz
IMPORTANT:  This ROM requries a flash partition at least 26 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 four options (1. USB, 2. CF, 3. SD, 4. Back)
    10. Choose either option 2 or 3, depending on which media you put the files on.
   
    11. Select \"5 Flash repartition\", enter at least 26 when prompted for root partition size.
    12. Flash will be repartioned and Zaurus will reboot.
   
    13. Repeate steps 2-10 again and wait for the menu start menu.
    13. Now select \"1 Install new ROM\" and wait - Zaurus will reboot.

Release Notes:

Kernel:

 - PXA250 Cache workaround disabled, effectivly doubling the speed of SL-C700 device
 - Fast context switch extention is enabled
 - Touch Screen pressure read added
 
    Do \"echo 1 ] /proc/tspressure\" to enable
 
 - LCD is bufferable enabling faster console
 - Enable CPU frequency change:
 
    Default frequency is used at boot time. Use provided applet to change frequency.
    Current CPU/Memory and Bus speeds are displayed in Sysinfo application
 
 - Enable more accurate display of battery chanrge percentage. Still not perfect but much better than on stock kernel.
 - Enabled FastFPE math emulation
 - Disabled CONFIG_FS_SYNC option to greatly improve performance writing to SD/CF cards
 - Added patch to (possibly) fix IRDA GPRS connection issue with some Ericsson phones - thanks to Alex Gromov
 
    Doing ...
   
    echo 1 ] /proc/sys/net/irda/max_tx_window
    echo 1000 ] /proc/sys/net/irda/min_tx_turn_time
   
    ... should make connection to the phone reliable
 
 - Assigned Ctrl and Alt to the two Japanees keys left to Space key
 
 Note that preemptive patch IS NOT enabled in this kernel due to potential compatibility issues
 with existing kernel modules and applications.

Bluetooth:
 
 - Latest bluetooth drivers and utilities added, including high speed drivers for Ambicom, Pretec and Anycom CF cards
 - Updated bluetooth drivers to only load upon CF card insertion

Wireless:
 
 - Latest orinoco/spectrum wireles drivers with monitoring patch added
 - HostAP drivers provided as a separate package

ROM:

 - Fixed missing card monitor icons  
 - Samba is started on demand, added missing samba config file
 - Opera updated to version 7.30
 - Calculator replaced with free version of Neocal
 - Embeddedconnsole replaced with QConsole
 - Updated ncurses, menu, panel libraries
 - Updated sysinfo
 - Improved general performance by using cramfs instead of cloop
 - Italic fonts were removed from ROM and packages into a separate ipk.
 
 - Added option to boot into a \"true\" Linux console at runlevel 2:
   
    When \"Wait...\" message appears during boot, click \"/,\" button and select \"C\".
    You can switch between tty1-tty6 using Alt + Arrow keys or typing chvt [1..6]
    To return to Qtopia, type \"init 5\" as root

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2004, 12:09:27 pm »
Moving to new thread as requested since this the the \"right\" version  
Is it possible to backup the previous Cacko QT ROM, flash the new one (after repartitioning to 26 meg) and then recover from the prior backup?

TIA,
 Mike
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2004, 12:41:34 pm »
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Is it possible to backup the previous Cacko QT ROM, flash the new one (after repartitioning to 26 meg) and then recover from the prior backup?

No, I would not recommend doing that. Tthe ROM structure has changed from previous versions. Sorry, but you\'ll have to reinstall your applications.

However, you can save your settings but manualy backing up /home/zaurus/Settings folder and then restoring it. This is safe.

Also, you can back up your PIM data by saving /home/zaurus/Applications/dtm folder and restoring it on the new ROM.

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2004, 02:17:10 pm »
This is for the C7xx/8xx series only?  Looks very interesting.

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2004, 02:18:00 pm »
I\'ve installed it and think it is great.

1 bug I have found:  My clock in the panel somehow changed into Japanese numbers.  I am not sure why it happened, or even when, but I am sure it was english when I first installed the rom.

Rebooting fixed the panel clock, but this could be an annoying problem if it happens too often.

Great work team Cacko, thanks

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2004, 02:29:01 pm »
will this work on an american sl-5600?

thanks, and good work!

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2004, 02:30:19 pm »
this isn\'t an actual problem... probably just a quirk with me... but the icon for the overclocking is so cool (in my mind) that I want to use and play with it.  It reminds me of my old Saab with a turbo charged engine... it was great to actually feel the turbo kick in...

oh well... I don\'t dare overclock my precious 760...
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2004, 02:55:13 pm »
Flashed it using 26 megs. and all is working great!

I\'ll repeat my post on the intermediate build:

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The new ROM looks great. I used 30 megs, no problems. And it\'s a lot faster. GPRS CF installed fine. This is the first time I tried Opera, since it was always slow compared to Netfront. But Opera 7 is looking good.

Well done Cacko team! You are the best!

Now, who is Daniela?

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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2004, 03:09:34 pm »
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This is for the C7xx/8xx series only?

Yes, it\'s only for C7x0/8x0.

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Now, who is Daniela?

Actualy, I  don\'t know. But I bet sash does

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oh well... I don\'t dare overclock my precious 760...

Actualy, it\'s pretty safe to overclock PXA255 processor.

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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2004, 03:43:44 pm »
sorry maslovsky, yesterdays rom was what sash uploaded to my webserver, i just passed on the files and links.  Ill change the link on myserver to the new urls so noone will download the old one by mistake.

Sorry guys, I offered my server to sash for distribution (a few people were anxious to try the rom), woke up the next day and found he had uploaded those files so i posted. Sorry if it did anything bad to anyones machines :-(

I guess i\'ll stay out of the way of releases next time.... i was just trying to help.
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2004, 03:52:59 pm »
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sorry maslovsky, yesterdays rom was what sash uploaded to my webserver, i just passed on the files and links. Good work on the kernel!

Actualy it was me who uploaded the files, but they were ment for sash, for testing.
Anyway, I think now we have cleared things out

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2004, 04:19:13 pm »
I am still getting the strange \"ghost\" effect on my screen with this rom, but it looks like I am the only one.  does anyone have any idea why my c760 is so special?

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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2004, 04:41:35 pm »
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Actualy, it\'s pretty safe to overclock PXA255 processor.

Careful with that comment...see the following:

http://www.inboost.com/pc-boost/cpu-booster.html

http://news.com.com/2009-1040_3-253289.html

and this link that makes specific reference to a PDA that runs XScale: http://www.viewsonic.com/products/pocket_p...pocketpcv35.htm

Where it says the following in the warranty about the XScale processor:
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1-year limited warranty on parts and labor.  Overclocking Warning - Intel® processors are validated and supported only when they are operated at their factory rated settings. Operating a processor faster than it was designed (overclocking) can cause permanent damage to the processor, and possibly other system components including the motherboard. Other negative results are possible including the inability to boot or calculation errors. Operating a processor outside of specification will likely shorten the life of the processor, and can also void any available product warranty.  Overclocked processors can product unpredictable results or system instabilities, which might not be readily apparent. The life of the processor may also be shortened. The expected frequency is the frequency at which ViewSonic warrants the reliable performance of the processor. Damages caused by overclocking are not covered under warranty.

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2004, 04:53:32 pm »
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I am still getting the strange \"ghost\" effect on my screen with this rom, but it looks like I am the only one.  does anyone have any idea why my c760 is so special?

Frank

Try to do a \"echo 75 ] /proc/driver/w100/fastsysclk\" from console as root.
Let me know if it helps.

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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2004, 05:01:12 pm »
2 Guest: So what?  Yes we know that overclocking shortens processor life - it work only for say 10 years instead of 15. Actualy even Intel itself overclocks its processors - how else do you name selling the same processor with a different multiplier? Pentium 4 2.4 and Pentium 4 3.0 have abs0olutely no difference other than multiplier. But look at their prices...

I\'ve been overclocking elaost everything all my life - from Pentium 75 to my GeForce4 Ti...

It\'s always up to you - overclock or not...