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Old 01-29-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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Question Archos WiFi and email access


I am new to this forum and to Linux. I just bought an Archos 604 wifi handheld that has Linux as an OS and Opera as a web browser. I have opened an Opera email account but would like to access my regular email account that is through Yahoo. So far Yahoo does not seem to recognize Opera as a browser and from what I understand I cannot load Netscape on the Archos because it is Linux based. Everything else I have is Windows based so I am looking at a way of living in both worlds and using the Archos unit as a mobile link to my regular email service.

Any thoughts or suggestions out there?
 
Old 01-29-2007, 01:09 PM   #2
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Hmm.. I didn't get it.. What do you need? A regular email client? Yahoo doesn't recognize a browser? What does it mean??? Are you going to use Y!mail web interface or wanna a separate email client? Please, explain.
 
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Hmm.. I didn't get it.. What do you need? A regular email client? Yahoo doesn't recognize a browser? What does it mean??? Are you going to use Y!mail web interface or wanna a separate email client? Please, explain.
Let me try again. For day-to-day email I am with rogers.com which uses Yahoo for its email server. When I used the wifi on my Archos handheld unit to try to access my email through the Yahoo login site, it told me that my browser needed to be upgraded to access the site. The Archos handheld uses Opera as its web browser because it is Linux based.

So...........my problem is, I can't access my regular email server (Yahoo) using the Opera browser. I have been able to set up an Opera Mail account which is OK for occassion use on the road but does not allow me to access my Yahoo mail account.

How can I tweak the system to access my Yahoo mail account?
 
Old 01-30-2007, 05:52 AM   #4
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The problem is in the browser, anyways. Probably Y! requres something your browser lacks. It's Opera for Devices, right? Try to update. Or install another browser. Or use a regular (POP3) email client if it's possible with Y!. I never used handhelds, so I have no idea how the installation is managed in yours Though it may be something commonly used

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Or maybe try to turn on the JavaScript (or whatever else possible in the browser)?
Sry, not enough info for more specific advice..
 
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Problem resoved! Thanks for the advice. I was able to find an alternate version of the yahoo email. It works with Opera.
 
Old 01-31-2007, 06:20 PM   #6
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Hey a fellow 604 WiFi user... welcome.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 11:12 AM   #7
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Thumbs up glad to B aboard.

Hi JaseB,

You were my first choice to email as I had picked up on one of your postings but alas, you were on on the email list. I did check out your web site though and found it very interesting. Nice to see some intelligent dialoque regarding Linux and some the techology issues regarding it. Nice site with lots of interesting bits of information and opinion. Well done.

I am just getting to know my 604wifi and having a ball. It is a very neat little device with a lot of potential. It is not a desktop or even a laptop and as long as you remember that its limitations are a trade off for portability, it serves me well. It may be a bit slow by the standards of bigger units and maybe some smaller ones, but with patience it does a lot and does it well.

As I mentioned. Linuxis new to me as user although I have know about it for years. Our Tech director at work sang its praises when we were setting up our first Windows systems. It will be fun getting to know what programming I can download to access all that the web has to offer. So far I have found that some videos download well while others do not. Any recommendations for a media player program that will cover the bases?

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Old 02-03-2007, 12:57 PM   #8
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Any Mencoder based program should support your needs on the desktop/laptop for conversion to MPEG4 standard for playback on the 604 WiFi.

If you chose to switch or duel boot to Linux from Windoze, you will start to experience a world opened up to you, in terms of what is available.

There is nothing that can be done on a Windoze box that can't be done on a Linux box, save run certain Windoze programs. There is almost always an alternative. For instance, I do my taxes on TaxAct Online...

Hopefully the 604 WiFi will soon be hacked to allow installation of user software including all the PIM stuff that a 604 WiFi is actually capable of. If not, political pressure may open the device up (Archos is a blatant violator of the GPL).

That said,... Archos makes very good hardware. I am always impressed when I uncover its multimedia capabilities. They can be made to be more through open source. I only wish they could be made to embrace what they have created. They could always copy-write their port assignments and/or patent them to make knock-off peripherals unlikely. But opening the OS would make the Archos devices even more.

If looking for a Linux system for the desktop, I have used SuSE, Mandrake (Mandriva), Fedora, Debian,... and currently use Kubuntu on both the laptop and desktop. There is a trial Kubuntu/Xubuntu/Ubuntu (you chose which) boot disk that allows you to evaluate Linux before you install it (from the same disk). I highly recommend it and it is fairly easily configurable to include the accelerated 3D desktop (beats Aero hands-down, hardware requirements and available effects/stability) through the Beryl desktop and Emerald... with a little tweaking.

What is more,... Linux users usually fall over each other to help you. We see safety in numbers against things like DRM and the DMCA,... and are always happy to help a "newbie."
 
  


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