WIP: This page is an incomlete work-in-progress. Furthermore, this is about using Alpha software that may or may not work at all the way you expect it to. Proceed carefully, and just stick with OpenZaurus or similar for now if you are not feeling brave.
Stuff about my meandering experiences with the Sharp Zaurus
Perhaps "Customisation" is a bit strong - basically I am talking about the fine-tuning that I do for my tastes, and I must say, Open Zaurus has come along really well in the last few releases, so this is a bit different from my older page on Customisation of OpenZaurus 3.5.1.
This page covers the things I have changed/altered from the default
OpenZaurus 3.5.1 install to suit my own needs. I've jotted this down
mostly to aid my own faltering memory, but others might find the odd
useful morsel here and there.
Update 24/06/03: I've just switched over to using OpenZaurus, so I won't be able to verify myself if later versions work on the Sharp ROM. However, it does mean that as soon as I get the time I'll be able to sort out the mess I made when building lirc, and provide a clean patch with config files and scripts back to the openzaurus repositories, and further up to lirc.org if they want it. I'll post here as soon as I've had the chance to do this.
LIRC on Zaurus
I have repackaged the LIRC (Linux Infra-Red Control) project to suit a Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 using the Sharp-supplied ROM (UPDATE: Jared has just informed me that it works on OZ 3.1 as well - Thanks Jared). I cannot vouch for it working on other models.
The binary packages elsewhere on the web (as at 01/01/2003) would not work on my unit. Since it took a lot of effort to set up the cross-compile environment, and then to make it work at all, I decided to put the package up here so that others need not experience the pain...