The Zaurus is a Linux-PDA made by Sharp. The current models are only sold officialy in Japan, but there are several companys who import them to Europe or the USA. In the photo you can see my SL-C1000 with WIFI-CF card showing my page in Opera (click the image for larger version).
|CPU||Intel XScale PXA270, 416MHz|
|Screen||3,7'' Backlit TFT, 640×480, 65536 colors, Touchscreen|
|Expansion Slots||CF Type II, SD|
|Interfaces||IrDA, USB Client+Host, 3.5mm Headphone Jack|
|Keyboard||English QWERTY Layout + additional japanese keys|
|Dimensions||124 x 87 x 25 mm|
This is a really tiny CF-Wifi card from ambicom. It's based on the prism2 chipset and should work out of the box with most ROMs. After flashing the firmware from 1.3.6 to 1.7.4 this card does WPA(2) without problems on Cacko.
There are four major ROMS for the Zaurus (C-Series) at the moment: Sharps original, Cacko, OpenZaurus and PDAXROM. (see here for a comparison). I'm currently using Cacko-ROM, which is based on the original Sharp-ROM but has a lot of the bugs fixed and many advanced features along with a enhanced kernel. I use the “lite” verson of Cacko which is just the basic ROM so you can install only the Software you want.
Since there is a lot to say about Programs and Setup I split this into subpages:
|oesf.org||oesf.org, forums and wiki about zaurus and other embedded devices|
|linuxontour.de||German forums and Zaurus Portal|
|Cacko||Home of Cacko-ROM and Kino2|
|Cacko feed||ipkg feed for Cacko|
|sharpromfeed||OE-compiled packages for Sharp/Cacko and other misc downloads|
|PDAXROM||Home of PDAXROM|
|OpenZaurus||Home of OpenZaurus|
|SL-Series ipkgs||Lots of console and X11 progs compiled for sharp-compatible ROMs|
|More ipkgs||Site with some interesting ipkgs (take a look at the “feed” directory)|
|PRISM2 Flashing||Howto for flashing prism2-firmware, needed for most older (prism-based) WLAN-CF cards to get WPA working|
|Meanies Zaurus Page||One of the best zaurus-resources out there, Tons of info! Also home of pdaxQTrom and other great stuff|