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Old 07-21-2006, 09:48 AM   #1
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Thumbs up iLiad binary compatible to Zaurus?!

Well, after an unsussesful trial some days ago I today tried again to find a Zaurus console application which runs on the iLiad. And I was finally successful. :-)

I took the Zaurus armutils (http://www.elsix.org/index.php?w=project&p=481), unpacked them into a directory on my sd-card and tried some of them:
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root@ereader:/media/card/apps/usr/bin# ls
arch comm fold less namei readlink sum unexpand bc csplit getopt lessecho nl rev tac unzip bzip2 diff gpg lesskey od run-parts tcsh vmstat bzip2recover diff3 gpgv lesspipe paste sdiff tempfile watch cksum expand join lspgpot pr skill top cmp fmt ldd mawk ptx split tsort

root@ereader:/media/card/apps/usr/bin# ./less
./less: error while loading shared libraries: libncurses.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

root@ereader:/media/card/apps/usr/bin# ./mawk --help mawk: not an option: --help

root@ereader:/media/card/apps/usr/bin# ./fmt --help
Usage: ./fmt [-DIGITS] [OPTION]... [FILE]... Reformat each paragraph in the FILE(s), writing to standard output. If no FILE or if FILE is `-', read standard input. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
-c, --crown-margin preserve indentation of first two lines
-p, --prefix=STRING combine only lines having STRING as prefix
-s, --split-only split long lines, but do not refill
-t, --tagged-paragraph indentation of first line different from second
-u, --uniform-spacing one space between words, two after sentences
-w, --width=NUMBER maximum line width (default of 75 columns)
--help display this help and exit
--version output version information and exit In -wNUMBER, the letter `w' may be omitted. Report bugs to <bug-textutils@gnu.org>.

root@ereader:/media/card/apps/usr/bin# ./comm --help
Usage: ./comm [OPTION]...
LEFT_FILE RIGHT_FILE Compare sorted files
LEFT_FILE and RIGHT_FILE line by line.
-1 suppress lines unique to left file
-2 suppress lines unique to right file
-3 suppress lines unique to both files
--help display this help and exit
--version output version information and exit Report bugs to <bug-textutils@gnu.org>
Now someone more capable then myself could try to run the X11 apps from http://www.pdaxrom.org
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Old 07-21-2006, 01:58 PM   #2
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Mp3!

Well cool, just read your thread and thought, well that's worth a try...
So googled a little, and found a nice mp3-app for Zaurus... copied it to the Iliad
ipkg'ed it into my favourite testing directory... and taadaaa it's working!

So for those who can't wait to have Mp3-Player functionality I recommend the
MadPlay Mp3 Player

Finally SOUND

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Old 07-21-2006, 02:02 PM   #3
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wow. that's truly impressive. You think the shared libraries from zaurus should also work?
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:06 PM   #4
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Well dunno,
i'm not that much of a Linux-Geek to be able to answer that...

But what harm can do a little testing as long as it's reversible
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:26 PM   #5
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Cool! Thank you for trying.
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:36 PM   #6
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Cool! Thank you for trying.
Your welcome!

Now what's missing is a nice Interface, maybe one could modify a matchbox-panel that way... just read some documentation, but unfortunately nothing that told me howto to acomplish such task...

Can't be that difficult I guess...
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:42 PM   #7
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I killed the matchbox panel and started it with different arguments to see what happens. But actually before modifying file I would really like to be able to make an image of the whole thing. There must be a way to do it...
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I killed the matchbox panel and started it with different arguments to see what happens. But actually before modifying file I would really like to be able to make an image of the whole thing. There must be a way to do it...
I made two backups, from my linux machine, where the Iliad was 192.168.1.100:

first is an archive to play with
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ssh root@192.168.1.100 'tar -cf - /' > iliad.tar
second is a complete dump of the flash memory:
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ssh root@192.168.1.100 'dd if=/dev/tffsa' > iliad.dd
the second should be everything that needs to be written back to the Iliad, however, it's unclear how to do that.
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Old 07-21-2006, 05:24 PM   #9
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one can only hope they have something in the backhand, which is similar to the system used on the Zauri. Wasn't their flash/update program hidden in the flash, where a user couldn't accidently kill or reach it?
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Old 07-21-2006, 07:29 PM   #10
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I heard that there is a Java VM for the Zaurus. Does that mean that the same VM could also work on the iLiad?

I haven't got mine yet (and even if, I wouldn't know how to do it), so could someone try the VM on the iLiad?
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Possibly, there is another thread about Java where this is answered in more depth:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7040
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I konw about that thread, since I started it, but as far as I know the zaurus has not been mentioned in it yet, though jeode was mentioned I think. Thanks anyway.
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You can use Personal Java (essentially Java 1.1) on the Zaurus. It's licensed from a company called Jeode and works pretty good.
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Oooops, sorry.
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Old 07-22-2006, 04:07 AM   #15
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Oooops, sorry.
No problem, I am used to be ignored. ;-)

I think that the Jeode VM needs Qtopia to run. But maybe it will work with JamVM: http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php...=19626&hl=java

Could someone who is not worried about installing software give it a try?
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