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Old 07-17-2011, 08:22 PM   #16
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You can execute some msi files in wine with this.

Code:
msiexec /i yourfile.msi
There are a couple of guides to getting synce working, but they are Ubuntu based. Depending on your Distro, these could be adapted.

http://www.synce.org/moin/SynceWithUbuntu

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ocket+PC+Setup

What gps device do you have? There may be some help here.

http://www.gpsinformation.org/dale/PocketPC/wince.htm

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 07-18-2011, 02:47 AM   #17
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WINE 1.3.12 installed Microsoft Active Sync 4.5

LQ ate up my reply again. Hate it when that happens.

Found out what to do to get Wine to install Microsoft files from MSI files:
Code:
wine msiexec /i whatever.msi
Looks like Peacedog found that too. Was able to install Microsoft Active Sync 4.5 with Wine 1.3.12. Have not been able to get it to connect to the IPAQ with its USB cable yet and Active Sync on WinCE 4.20. Tried to load TTN5 now that had Active Sync 4.5 loaded. It looked like it started this time, and was selecting a map, and it hanged. "insert cd", and no response when changing CDs.

Found a driver for WinCE 5, not sure if that is a problem with WinCE 4.20 or not.
http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?id=31

Read some old forums for an install problem with the driver. When it complains that "USBSER.dll" is in use or in ROM, then delete it, and reset the device and install again. Spent a few hours trying to find the name of the driver, as you need the name when you plug the device in: WinCE asks for it. You have to type it in, not search for it. And WinCE File Explorer does not let you see dll files as they are hidden. You need something like "Total Commander" as Peacedog mentioned. Thanks for that. The drivers are stored in \Windows\AppMgr. The GPS device is still not working. Not sure why. Not found in any COM ports. Getting frustrated, as have spent three full days on this, more than 10 hours per day. Could have bought a few brand new gps devices with maps if I had been working instead. Now I am wondering what I could have done with all that time instead? WINE and beer now.
 
Old 07-18-2011, 11:48 AM   #18
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PL2303 driver works on WinCE 4.20

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Found a driver for WinCE 5, not sure if that is a problem with WinCE 4.20 or not.
http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?id=31 The drivers are stored in \Windows\AppMgr.
Wow. The GPS is working now. The driver works. Reseting the device today got it connecting to the satellites. With Compact Framework 3.5 and 2 installed, I could run apps for mapping (sorry Tom Tom Navigator 5...till I can load maps you are worthless), but have not installed any open source maps yet. Will try TTN5 again later. Reseting blew the exe from memory. One gripe about Total Commander for IPAQ is that it is easy to click a folder and it starts renaming it. You can lose important folder names if you are not careful. Sometimes you have to double-click, other times just click. Got to be real careful with the stylus. No WINE when using it. Also, it has no UNDO command, so if it changes the name of the folder and you don't know what it is, SOL.

Last edited by ipaquest; 07-18-2011 at 11:50 AM.
 
Old 07-18-2011, 08:51 PM   #19
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Total Commander is a great tool, but takes some time to really get the hang of it. You can use it as a lan browser, registry editor, along with it's file management capabilities. You'll want to check out the two window view, it'll come in very handy for things like copying a file then renaming the copy. That way you still have the original just in case.

There are some older versions of Google Maps for devices like yours floating around on the web if you'd like to try one of those. If you have trouble locating one, I still have a couple stored some where.

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 07-20-2011, 10:52 PM   #20
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Peacedog, thanks for the suggestion on Total Commander. I found it useful and started using it. Don't understand why File Explorer won't let you rename a file, nor let you see the file extension or hidden files like DLL files. I first used "regedit" to see if I could edit the Registry according to a post that might have helped in sorting out some of the WinCE problems. Deleted it after installing Total Commander.

Got a dumb question. How do you turn off the IPAQ? When I press the power button while it is on, it goes into Dim Display mode. Press it once more, and it looks like it is "off", but I think that it is just in SLEEP mode. And, is there a way to see what applications are running in the background? Some application was locking the COM port that the GPS needed at one point. Probably an application that was using it that never released the COM port.

I did manage to get some maps working with the GPS receiver on the HP IPAQ, so now I know that the hardware is compatible and works with maps. Still have to figure out how to load maps onto TTN5 per the subject of my original post. May not try that until next week.

Google Earth does provide some maps, but it is tedious to use. You have to save the map and the KMZ or KML file, and then load those onto the IPAQ. Tom Tom has all the maps all ready, for the entire USA. And you have to worry about different zoom levels and then see what it looks like on the IPAQ (small display). Google Earth runs better on "3D Gaming computers". Mine is an old computer, fit for some web browsing. So Google Earth is one slow program to run. Also, it runs better on Fast Internet connections, as it downloads a lot of the image data.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 08:42 PM   #21
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You're welcome. Glad that's working well. There is a lot of additional information available for older devices here.

http://www.pocketpcfaq.com/devices/index.htm

Like most embedded devices, the only way I know to shut it off completely is to pull the power, in this case the battery. I don't recommend it. It's normal for the Ipaq and other embedded devices to go into a sleep mode or low power mode rather than being completely shut down. The most complete task manager for CE that I'm aware of is here.

http://www.vttoth.com/LPK/taskmanager.html

Aside from that a soft reset should free up any ports or resources.

What I suggested earlier was Google Maps not Google Earth. They are two different apps.

Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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