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Fraggy

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What Os To Use For My Poor Old Collie (5500)?
« on: February 17, 2010, 04:09:50 pm »
I feel very much let down.

I was very happy when I first got my Zaurus, expecting a large user community with active developement, but it seems the SL-5500 got obsolete in no time at all...

I got the Cacko rom installed and I used it happily for some time, but somehow it got broken... I can´t get ScummVM to work anymore, mplayer neither... Don´t know which version of the actual Cacko rom is meant for my Zaurus nor where to download it...

Could anybody tell me what would be the best OS for my poor little old Collie? I´d like to use some games (scummvm, mame, c64) and some multimedia apps (video & mp3) and a good PDF reader (and possibly read other eBook formats), check my mail (IMAP without the need to download all the mails) and do some web browsing. I already gave up the hope to have a nifty painting program that really makes good use of the touch sensitive screen...

I got a 2Gb SD (Kingston) and a 2Gb CF (Kingston) card, but due to the 1Gb limit, I´m using a 1 Gb SD (Sandisk)... The 2Gb CF card works fine. My wireless network adapter is a Linksys WCF12, which used to work fine with the Cacko Rom.

Please help!
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Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 / Crow - Cacko ROM
512Mb Sandisk SD, 512Mb Sandisk CF, 128Mb Expansys CF, 4 in 1 Card reader
Linksys WCF12 Wireless CompactFlash Card
Serialo ZThinCable USB
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 08:02:09 am »
Fraggy

A while ago I droped my 750 and went back to my 5500 (with a 750 battery) and ended up putting TkCv1 on it.  I'm pretty sure the ROM is still up on the downloads area and can be patches with the >1GB SD patch and Overclocked

I used to use the Opie Player compiled for the SHARP rom on it which worked well but needed a swap file for MP4/DivX movies but plays MP3 without.  ebook reading can be done with ebook reader or FMReaded

Hope this helps

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Old Faithfull - SL-5500 battery out of the C750 (see below) TKC v1 (New) 1GB SD
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What Os To Use For My Poor Old Collie (5500)?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 01:36:25 pm »
@Fraggy

The stickied thread at the top of this section has downloads for both the Sharp 3.13 and the tkc rom with the >1GB sd fix. The 3.13 rom has a version which also uses the SD as home script from the tkc roms. There is also a thread here where I put the cacko rom files for the 5500.

HTH
« Last Edit: February 18, 2010, 01:39:34 pm by tux »
3200 aka BigZ, swapped in 16GB Sandisk Extreme III CF, Cacko 1.23 full,  new SDHC >2GB module,
SL860 Cacko 1.23 full, new SDHC >2GB module,
6000L SharpRom 1.12 + Tetsu kernel,
5500 TKC home on SD x 2 (with SD>1GB),
Archos PMA30 with OPEN PMA (Giraffe),
Nokia 770 (Hackers Edition)
Nokia 800 (ITOS 2008), 4GB SDHC x 2
Asus eeepc 4G (black), with 1GB ram, dual boot Xandros on SSD with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx on 16 GB SDHC,
Tmobile G1 Android (black), with Cyanogen's  Firerat's MTD script and Amon Ra Recovery 1.7.0
Tmobile HTC Wildfire.. rooted and on Cyanogen's 7.3 nightly Rom
Kopi/Kapi on everything bar the phone and the Nokias, there is a beta for the nokias...

All the above are retired

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Samsung Note N7105
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What Os To Use For My Poor Old Collie (5500)?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 06:07:43 am »
tkcMail does IMAP on my Collie's original Sharp ROM, and I use qpdf to read  pdfs and tiffviewer seems  able to display all other images on ROM 2.38  except gifs.

But you are probably better with ROM 3.10  as memory management on that is  a vast improvement.

I have a page  up about tiffviewer on my site at

http://www.sdjf.esmartdesign.com/ipks/tiff.html

For other Collie apps, also see Quickening's feed.  He uses a lot more media stuff than I do.     Both of us still use our Collies:

 http://www.sdjf.esmartdesign.com/scripts/kyle.html

I've also been doing a lot via ssh, sampling and cropping images [ that are  too big] on a  server  via commandline and then downloading to my collie.  Started writing a page about   that but  got busy with other things and never finished it.  If there is serious interest,   I could resurrect  the project.

But I am a commandline freak, so I do a lot in the terminal.  Yours truly lives on the commandline.
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sl6000L running Sharp ROM 1.12 (still working)
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010, 01:09:16 pm »
Thanx a lot, I´ll have a look at the Sharp 3.13 and the tkc rom
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Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 / Crow - Cacko ROM
512Mb Sandisk SD, 512Mb Sandisk CF, 128Mb Expansys CF, 4 in 1 Card reader
Linksys WCF12 Wireless CompactFlash Card
Serialo ZThinCable USB
Socket Mobile Power Pack
Garmin eTrex Legend GPS
----------------------------------------------------
Damn expensive toys, but worth every dime :)