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Old 02-02-2004, 05:45 PM   #1
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Sharp Zaurus PDA


Hi,
I purchase a sharp zaurus SL-5600 PDA. I am unable to connect to it with Suse 9.0. It uses a USB port. Suse OS tell me it is a modem. The file transfer function will not work with Linux, but will work with Windows 2000. Any suggestion.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 09:06 PM   #2
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It's kind of a pain, surprisingly, to get the Zaurus to sync under Linux. Probably the first thing to do would be install QTopioa Desktop if possible (and once again, it's a pain since they don't make binaries available for all Linux distros). You may also want to check out this howto; it's oriented more towards OpenZaurus, but it should be applicable if you're using the regular Zaurus software too.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 06:57 PM   #3
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wapcaplet,
I tryed to install QTopioa Desktop , but I did not have any luck. yes it is a pain.
thanks for your suggestion.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 10:36 PM   #4
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Wow! Wapcaplet, thanks for the link about configuring your Z for networking and NAT and DNS. I only have one computer but I didn't think I could use my Z as a networkable computer! This will give me lots of fun times configing a simple network.

I guess its true: the Z is just a small Linux computer.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 10:46 PM   #5
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Heck yeah! If you have a wireless network card you can even walk around with Apache in your pocket, serving webpages to the world. If Linux can do it, the Z can do it too.

Though, mostly I just use mine as an address book and grocery shopping list
 
Old 02-04-2004, 05:52 AM   #6
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Quote:
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--<snip>-- mostly I just use mine as an address book and grocery shopping list
hahahahahaha

Don't forget playing oggs :-)

I got a cf 802.11b NIC for mine, now all I need is to install samba :-D
 
Old 02-11-2004, 12:04 AM   #7
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wapcaplet, how are things in the Springs? Can't say that I miss the weather

Not that I would be professing my age, but I remember Academy Blvd when it was a two lane road.


I fooled with setting my Z up in Q but it was too much trouble (I did get it to work, but I promptly lost the config when I upgraded my desktop. D'oh!). Sharp could of done better.

All I do now is simply use a card reader to read the flash card (hardly a hotsync, but it works well).


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mostly I just use mine as an address book and grocery shopping list
Yup

Nonetheless, I've been drooling over the SL-860...


John
 
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yes the networking is great, when working around the house i stream my mp3's to it so i have an mp3 player that holds like 120 gig. cool stuff.
 
  


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