[Wlug] synce, is a wonderful thing

brad maitre@ccs.neu.edu
Mon, 9 Dec 2002 17:35:50 -0500

On Monday 09 December 2002 03:13 pm, Wes Allen wrote:
> Thanks,
> 	Only now I can't connect to my computer again with synce.  Screw it, I've
> got my data backed up.  linux here I come......  Where do I stop the
> install process and put qtopia on instead of X (and is qtopia in ipkg
> format anywhere?).

The install is in phases. Though i believe there are some packages will 
combine the root and the graphics (that would combine steps 2 and 3 below).

1st - you'll need to install a boot loader so you can boot into linux (this is 
the only dangerous part).

2nd - you'll need to install the base linux system, or the root (you'll 
probably want the familiar distro). You do this through the boot loader.

3nd - at this point you'll have linux installed but no graphics. You want to 
make sure you can connect you're ipaq to the internet so it can download 
packages. Choose which graphics package you want, X, GPE, Qtopia, or OPIE, 
and install it.

All the graphics packages are a set of packages, so you can install the 
packages you will find useful. I would suggest OPIE, since that's what i use, 
and that seems to be the most featureful and mature of them all. 

This will probably make for an intersting mini-demo at a meeting. It's been a 
long time since i've gone through all this stuff though (since i installed 
linux on my ipaq a year and a half ago and a lot has changed). 


> Wes
> On Wednesday 04 December 2002 10:30 pm, brad wrote:
> > On Wednesday 04 December 2002 09:55 pm, Wesley Allen wrote:
> > > Hi all, I've actually managed to get my iPAQ connected to my linux
> > > laptop using my usb cable....and I've even gotten some files off it and
> > > opened them up with OOo.  All-in-all, I'm happy.
> >
> > Nice.
> >
> > > But I would like to back up the address files and convert them into
> > > something Linux can use.  What files does pocket-pc use to keep their
> > > addressbook data in?
> >
> > I believe that the address book, is something that only outlook can read.
> > I had a hard time trying to figure this one out to when i switched from
> > WinCE to linux. What i did was found a machine with outlook and sync-ed
> > to that. Opened up outlook and exported the address book in csv format.
> > Then i could actually read the data.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > --brad
> >
> >
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