Once done, your keyboard (only on the SL-6000) will be modified so now you will have available the keys corresponding to: ? " : ; . You can also use the "braces", left and right and the brackets. The braces are obtained typing the parenteses and the brackets typing " & " and " * ". For obtaining those last you must press the Fn + Shift keys at the same time.
Dont ask me why, but I haven't been able to do it in the "other" way, maintaining the usual symbols.
Doing what I have explained will make the keyboard totally complete. Sorry, I forgot; to obtain the backslash you can type Shift + Space. So, with that the keyboard is complete and works o.k. with the rxvt-terms. Not so with some special editors like "Scite". Also I have found that in this last version of Debian, "Emacs" is faulty so, I recomend to use " vim " or one of its derivates: " vim-gtk " is really nice and powerful.
Another point that I recomend, acording to my experience (of a very few days) is to create a swap space to have full space on memory for using the most demanding applications. This can be done as I explain afterwards. You can find the complete explanation doing " man mkswap " in any Linux distribution.
For installing swap, first of all you must create a file that can work as swap. This can be done, in the root directory for example, typing
dd if=/dev/zero of=swapfile bs=1024 count=65536
For a swap file of 64Kb. that is enough. (You can also create half this size.) Then for activating the swap you must type:
Once done, no more ram-memory problems and, what is nice, no big retard due to swap. Anyway, don't forget to deactivate the swap typing:
(I have forgotten more than once and nothing has happened but.... it should be done).
Finally I will say that yesterday evening I installed the kernel "retouched" to go up to 530Mh. and found in Zaurus User Group, with no problems at all running Xqt and Debian.More news if I have something new to say. Cheers
I forgot to say that, when creating the swap space it is needed to type "mkswap swapfile" before the file is ready for being used as swap with "swapon". This is needed just once.
Emacs works. If you want to try it you must launch it with: "emacs -fn fixed". It works very well if you launch it with: "emacs -fn 9x15".
I recommend to try the "accelerated" kernel BUT with the version "zImage.no-ffpe". Nevertheless, if you put it at maximum speed (what is nice), you will find a certain difficulty in using the pointer. Very unstable in movements. So, the right way should be to use it at 530 when speed is really needed. Otherwise, the standard is o.k.
If you are keen to Java, you can install the jdk-118 from blackdown. Once the paths well stablished, and using Scite as editor, you can write your own applications and/or applets and compile or run them from the editor, what is very nice. To change/modify some points/details and see immediatly the result is very practical. You will find that it works very well with just one drawback compared to Jeode: the numerical calculation is a lot less quick. This is because the math libraries used are those included in the kernel and the calls to this one are continous. Anyway, this is only perceptible with intense floating point calculations.
Be aware that you can run your applications in Qtopia with Jeode and that you can also compile (and run) Swing applications/applets using the classes "swingZ.jar" easy to find in "zaurus software". They work quite slow but also on very intense manipulation of those classes. Otherwise they are o.k. and your work can be run after on your desktop very nicely.
For those of you keen to maths, I recommend you the application Xcas. You can download it as the version for Ipaq. It is a *.tar.gz file that you can untar in the root directory. It is a very strong application, more or less like Maple, but, probably, more complete and absolutely free. Beautiful to use on the 6000. Also, Xmaxima is directly installable with apt-get, but it doesn't always run in graph mode. It works very well in console mode.
I include some screen-pics of Xcas, Java aplications with Swing, and the standard screen that I'm using now.More news when I have something new to say. Cheers
If you want to use java on Debian-Xqt it can help to have the needed java and swing classes in just one compressed package. Try it downloading it from here. This is NOT a JVM. Just includes "classes.zip" from jdk1.1.8 and "swingZ.jar". You can give it a try also in Qtopia with Jeode using in this way:
evm -cp /path to/myjava.zip sun.tools.javac.Main Your_program.java
for compiling and
evm -cp /path to/myjava.zip Your_program
for running the application that will accept Swing.