April 12, 2007

Updating Time Zone Files

Posted in Linux/Zaurus Tips and Tricks, Zaurus Trials and Tribulations at 8:55 pm by sdjf

With all the hullaballoo in the Zaurus community about changing our Z’s to the correct daylight or standard timezone information, I tried finding out how to correct the timezone information on my sl5500.

After reading that menaie had posted an ipk with the updates for all Zaurus models and ROMs, and seeing that the ipk might have all the data, but might not install properly without a lot of work, I decided to try just fetching the one timezone file I needed off of a friend’s Linux box, and installing that.

I’ve been having serious space issues, and while I could have extracted just the one file I needed from menaie’s ipk, I thought that would be more work, and I decided to do what I thought would be easiest for me. Well, I turned out to be wrong.

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Software Packages for the sl5500

Posted in Hunting for Software at 7:56 am by sdjf

More Zaurus Software Packages

In case you didn’t know, I have an area devoted entirely to discussing some useful software packages that definitely work on the sl5500 Zaurus at my other site. I will try to keep this list here at WordPress up-to-date, but you can also access the index page directly for that area at http://www.sdjf.esmartdesign.com/ipks.

So check out my writeups on the following packages. Read the rest of this entry »