pdaXii13 for Zaurus SL-C3x00


These are very alpha test files for pdaXii13 Spitz (Alice). Use at your own risk. Ensure you know how to restore a working distro before attempting to flash this.



This page contains experimental builds of pdaXii13 Spitz (Alice). For a stable build of pdaXii13 Spitz go here.

If you are looking for pdaXii13 Akita (Sally) go here.

For more information about pdaXii13 go here.


updater/flash utility for C3000

Use Akita updater/flash for C3100/C3200


kernel and updated bootloader for C3000

These are absolutely for C3000 only



distro images for the microdrive (C3x00)

You need one of these hd images.

Make sure you are not using a browser that is too smart for its own good to download the hdimage because some of these smart browsers uncompress the tgz file for you which makes the downloaded file useless. Also make sure you do a checksum on the downloaded file to ensure you got the entire file downloaded and you are not missing some bits.



upgrade/patch file

You can upgrade/patch using the upgrade option in the installer instead of re-installing everything provided you have a copy of the latest pdaXii13-custom.tgz on your install media/card.

The following indicators are used in the release notes to show whether a bug fix or feature can be applied by patching or upgrading.

  • (b) - included in pdaXii13 base and full
  • (f) - included in pdaXii13 full only
  • (p) - can be patched/updated via pdaXii13-custom.tgz
  • (i) - install/upgrade of new or existing package required

A easy way to upgrade pdaXii13 to the latest release without reflashing/reinstalling everything is to use the upgrade/patch method either by flashing with the update option or manually running install-fix-beta3 upgrade method and then installing or updating the packages that have an (i) indicator. The kernel can be flashed without reflashing the entire distro. The kernel has only been updated between 5.4.7 and 5.4.8 so it does not need to be reflashed with every upgrade.

Remember that is it always a good idea to make a backup before you upgrade in case something goes wrong. zbackup can take a snapshot of your current system (NAND + first MicroDrive partition) which can be used to restore your current settings by flashing your Zaurus with the files generated by zbackup. zbackup does not backup your data outside of the system area, ie /data or your cards or other partitions.


release notes for build5.5 - pdaXii13v2

This is a fundamental version change in pdaXii13. Up to this release, packages generated for pdaXii13 were compatible and interchangable with pdaXrom beta1/beta3 since they shared the same library versions. Starting with this release, this is not the case anymore. pdaXii13 will still be able to run beta1/beta3 packages, but beta1/beta3 systems will no longer be able to run packages generated for the new pdaXii13 unless they are updated to the same library levels as the new pdaXii13, ie. packages from kkazakov13's feed. Because of this fundamental change, most of the packages generated for pdaXrom Latest will work on the new pdaXii13 and to signify this change, releases of pdaXii13 from this point onwards will be called pdaXii13v2 or simply pdaXiiv2. There currently is no hdimage for pdaXiiv2. It can be upgraded from pdaXii13 build 5.4.9 (you can use the pdaXii13-custom.tgz to upgrade to build 5.4.9 first) by installing pdaxiiv2-upgrade.

  • updated ipkg
  • updated atk
  • updated bluez-libs
  • updated bluez-utils
  • updated cairo
  • updated dbus
  • updated epdfview
  • updated esound
  • updated expat
  • updated fontconfig
  • updated freetype
  • updated gail
  • updated galculator
  • updated gconf
  • updated glib2
  • updated gnome-bluetooth
  • updated gnome-vfs
  • updated gnutls
  • updated gstreamer
  • updated gtk2
  • updated gtkhtml
  • updated gthumb
  • updated imlib2
  • updated leafpad
  • updated libart-lgpl
  • updated libbtctl
  • updated libbonobo
  • updated libbonoboui
  • updated libexif
  • updated libffmpeg
  • updated libgcrypt
  • updated libglade
  • updated libgnome
  • updated libgnomecanvas
  • updated libgnomeui
  • updated libgpg-error
  • updated libgphoto2
  • updated libgsf
  • updated libiconv
  • updated libpcap
  • updated libsoup
  • updated libsvrg
  • updated libtasn1
  • updated libtiff
  • updated libvorbis
  • updated libxml
  • updated libxslt
  • updated links
  • updated ncurses
  • updated obconf
  • updated obexftp
  • updated openbox
  • updated openobex
  • updated orbit2
  • updated packagemanager
  • updated pango
  • updated pcre
  • updated pygtk
  • updated shared-mime-info
  • updated speex
  • updated sqlite
  • updated wifi-radar
  • updated wxwidgets
  • updated xournal
  • removed gpe-announce
  • removed gpe-calendar
  • removed gpe-contacts
  • removed libschedule
  • removed libeventdb
  • removed gaim
  • added pidgin
  • added evolution-data-server
  • added contacts
  • added dates
  • added tasks
  • added xtermcontrol
  • added gnome-common
  • added dbus-glib
  • added quasar



release notes for build5.4.9

  • reverted hostap-driver (b/i) because new modules break WPA
  • updated rc.sysconfig to mount / with noatime option (b/p)
  • updated /etc/pcmcia/config (b/p)
  • updated ipkg.conf (b/p)
  • updated ipkg (b/p)
  • updated qpkg (b/p)
  • added support for dual booting with OpenBSD - Sally only (b/p)

release notes for build5.4.8

  • updated sharp_mmcsd_m.o -- Charlie only - can use SD card greater than 1GB
  • updated kernel 2.4.20 (b/i) -- Alice/Sally only - better sound, 3D, Bass, etc...
  • updated dm9601.o (b/p) to recognise more USB ethernet dongles
  • added ufs.o (b/p)
  • added spca5xx.o (b/p) to support more webcams
  • added d4x (f/i) for graphical download manager
  • added wm8758mixer (f/i) to allow changing sound chip features
  • updated wireless tools (b/i) for better scanning support
  • updated hostap-driver (b/i) for better scanning support
  • added gqcam (f/i) for viewing video
  • added spcagui (f/i) for viewing video
  • added vidcap (f/i) for video capture

release notes for build5.4.7

  • added cdparanoia (f/i)
  • updated gmplayer (f/i)
  • updated smplayer (f/i)
  • updated mplayer wrapper (b/p)
  • updated network-cfg (b/p)
  • updated ipkg.conf (b/p)
  • updated bluetooth.conf (b/p)
  • updated bt-uart.conf (b/p)

release notes for build5.4.6

  • updated xselect (b/p)
  • updated net.agent (b/p)
  • updated pdaXcfg (b/p)
  • updated network-cfg (b/p)
  • updated wpa-supplicant (b/i)
  • updated wifi-radar (f/i)
  • added python-collections (b/i)
  • added motd (b/p)

release notes for build5.4.5

  • updated pdaXii13 config tool (pdaXcfg) (b/p)
  • updated wifi-radar (f/i)
  • updated mplayer wrapper to work in console as well (b/p)
  • updated profile to have colour in ssh session (b/p)
  • updated Xdefaults to use darker transparency to be easier on the eyes (b/p)
  • updated x11 startup and local script to invoke xselect at right sequence (b/p)
  • added usbhost script (b/p)
  • added transwitch.sh script (b/p)
  • added mouseclick (b/p)
  • added network-cfg (b/p)

release notes for build5.4.4

  • updated pdaXii13 config tool (pdaXcfg) (b/p)
  • updated mb-applet-cards to use sudo (b/p)
  • updated mb-applet-blanker to use sudo (b/p)
  • updated mb-applet-tasks to use $HOME (b/p)
  • fixed mplayer wrapper script for icewm rotation (b/p)
  • added python-threading (b/i)

release notes for build5.4.3

  • updated pretec wifi and sandisk wifi support (b/p)
  • updated wifi-radar (auto detection of interface name and speech) (f/i)
  • new pdaXii13 config tool (pdaXcfg) (b/p)
  • added rt2570.o (b/p)
  • added zdd1211.o (b/p)
  • added usbvnetr.o (b/p)
  • added cp2101.o (b/p)
  • replaced fsck.vfat/fsck.msdos (b/p)
  • updated user creation skeleton (.home_default.tar) which is used by useradd (b/p)

release notes for build5.4.2

  • updated pcmcia config, hermes.conf, spectrum.conf (b/p)
  • updated icewm winoptions and preferences (f/i)
  • updated sdcontrol (b/p)

release notes for build5.4.1

  • added freetype2 (f/i)
  • added lsof (b/p)
  • added wpa_supplicant (f/i)
  • updated mplayer wrapper (b/p)
  • updated ipkg.conf (b/p)
  • updated hermes.conf (b/p)
  • updated prefs.js (b/p)
  • updated rotate (x11scr) (b/p)
  • updated icewm (f/i)

release notes for build5.4

  • made icewm the default window manager (f/i)
  • hacked icewm 1.2.30 to enable battery monitor, extra menu options and keymappings (f/i)
  • updated rotation for icewm (b/p)
  • updated xselect (b/p)
  • added SilverXP theme for icewm (f/i)
  • added icecc (f/i)
  • added iceked (f/i)
  • added icemc (f/i)
  • added icewoed (f/i)


notes for build5.3.x


release notes for build5.3.6

  • updated hwclock to add --utc parameters (b/p)
  • updated x11scr to include extra applets to not rotate (b/p)
  • updated xpdf with extra zoom levels (b/p)
  • added script (b/p)

release notes for build5.3.5

  • updated rc.local message and backgrounding welcome message (f/p)
  • updated welcome.txt (f/p)
  • updated net.agent with better support for dhcp (b/p)
  • updated hostap_cs.conf (b/p)
  • updated hwclock to better adjust date/time (b/p)
  • updated openbox to make resumes faster (b/p)
  • updated cardctl to not eject SD card (b/p)
  • added nox to quickly disable X on next reboot (f/p)
  • added maintenance script to quickly enable maintenance mode (b/p)

release notes for build5.3.4

  • updated passwd/group file (b/p)
  • updated hcid.conf (b/p)
  • added givepin (b/p)
  • added Network-PPP-GPRS.conf profile for dial up networking (b/p)
  • updated net.agent (b/p)
  • updated ax (b/p)
  • added dm9601 usb module (b/p)
  • added hermes wifi support (b/i)
  • updated spitz.xmodmap (b/p)
  • updated torsmo (f/i)

release notes for build5.3.3

  • fixed version script (b/p)
  • enhanced datentime.py to retain proper time after reboot (b/p)
  • enhanced rotation script to bring xmms to foreground when closing lid if xmms is running (b/p)
  • added sdl-sound (f/i)
  • updated dosbox (f/i)
  • updated justreader (f/p)
  • added glipper (b/p)
  • added pager (b/p)
  • added unclutter (b/p)
  • added xraise (b/p)
  • added wmctrl (b/p)
  • added firmware.agent and additional firmware (b/p)
  • updated hostap_cs.conf to recognise SanDisk 128 as wifi card (b/p)
  • updated mb-applet-tasks with pager (f/i)

release notes for build5.3.2

  • updated khdrecord to stop the volume applet when it starts (f/i)
  • updated gmplayer with more codecs and better optimization (f/i)
  • updated mplayer wrapper and added zmplayer wrapper (f/i)
  • added icewm as an alternate window manager option (f/i)
  • added festival text to speech engine with mbrola voices (f/i)
  • added espeak text to speech engine (f/i)
  • added privoxy ads filtering proxy server (f/i)
  • added dosbox (f/i)
  • added imagemagick (f/i)
  • updated xpdf (b/p)
  • updated justreader (f/p)
  • updated timezones data for new daylight savings rules (b/i)
  • enhanced datentime.py with a Timezones tab to select predefined timezones (b/p)
  • enhanced kbselect so it can unlock/fix the keys when they lock up (b/p)
  • added feature to disable sticky keys (b/p)
  • updated rc script to run rc.local if it exists (b/p)
  • added a customisable dynamically generated welcome message at bootup (f/i)
  • replaced mkfs.vfat to support formatting of larger FAT32 partition (b/p)
  • updated bluepin with default 1234 PIN (b/p)
  • added sdcontrol to mount 2nd partition if exists and integrated with cards applet (b/p)
  • updated zbackup to allow alternate location for backup file and support for akita models (b/p)
  • updated rotation script so closing the display will blank it and enhanced it so that rotation is not slowing down resume (b/p)
  • removed scite (f/i)
  • removed gpe-soundbite (f/i)

release notes for build5.3.1

  • updated xml library and added xslt library (f/i)
  • added mikmod and lame (f/i)
  • updated xmms with mod support (b/p)
  • added gnome bluetooth GUI interface (f/i)
  • added gnome phone manager and gnokii (f/i)
  • added khdrecord for sound recording (f/i)
  • added gucharmap (f/i)
  • added some python modules (f/i)
  • fixed rox preferences to fit on screen (f/i)
  • added random wallpaper feature for rox (f/i)
  • added wallpaper rotation feature for rox (f/p)
  • added mime-editor for rox (f/i)
  • updated blanker applet (b/p)
  • updated cards applet (b/p)
  • updated default keyboard mapping so Cancel key works in XMMS (b/p)
  • enabled some sticky keys outside of X (b/p)
  • updated usb config to work for C3100/C3200 also and not only C3000 (b/p)
  • updated mime info datbase to include more mime mappings (f/i)
  • associated flv movies to mplayer (f/p)
  • associated zip files to xarchiver (f/p)
  • updated mplayer-bvdd to latest atty build (f/i)
  • added smplayer which can drive atty's mplayer-bvdd (f/i)
  • updated gpe-contacts so it won't crash anymore (f/i)
  • removed flash plugin so firefox won't crash anymore (f/i)
  • added xselect to switch between window managers (b/p)
  • added fluxbox as an alternate window manager option (b/p)
  • added fluxconf to configure fluxbox (f/i)
  • made emelFm2 default to deleting files without putting into trash (f/i)
  • added pcmanfm file manager (f/i)
  • added xfe file manager (f/i)
  • added LinNeighborhood samba client GUI (f/i)
  • added curl (f/i)
  • added streamripper and streamtuner (f/i)
  • added xcardscheme for switching wifi schemes (f/i)
  • added gsnapshot (f/i)
  • fixed xterm (b/p)
  • added medit (f/i)
  • updated leafpad (b/p)
  • added feature to disable SCIM (b/p)
  • increased the default dillo font size (b/p)
  • removed the toolbars from gnumeric as default setting (b/p)
  • updated sylpheed to use dillo instead of firefox for http links (b/p)
  • disabled inetd service which isn't used (b/p)
  • added more icons to the rox filer desktop (b/p)

release notes for build5.2

  • updated mntloop to bind directories for dictionaries if dictionaries.squashfs is mounted
  • updated zbackup to unmount all loop devices and binds before backup
  • added libeventdb-compat
  • fixed libschedule
  • fixed qpe-calendar
  • recompiled tetrix
  • recompiled tictac
  • recompiled scribble
  • recompiled textedit
  • recompiled qtconfig
  • updated gaim to 2.0.0beta5
  • updated gqview to 2.1.5
  • added idct gmplayer optimisation option
  • added utf8 mount option
  • added extra codepages for samba
  • added splash screen
  • fixed inputconfig.py
  • fixed usbfunction.py
  • updated cpuoverclock.py
  • added option for no beep on resume
  • removed accessx-helper
  • got sticky keys working properly
  • updated ipkg.conf with url for new beta3 feed
  • added mkfs.init to format second and third partitions after install
  • added latest mc
  • added scim-anthy
  • additional fixes for gtk2
  • removed XMMS remote control from blanker applet

release notes for build5.1

  • updated x11scr to restart torsmo when Zaurus is resumed and/or rotated
  • updated torsmo config
  • fixed symlinks in themes
  • installed and configured xscreensaver
  • installed and configured vim
  • installed opie-reader
  • installed atd
  • installed vlc
  • installed amule
  • created script to automatically re-enable accessx every minute
  • updated blanker applet to resync config when switching battery/ac power
  • updated blanker applet to have xmms controls disabled by default
  • enhanced usbnet script to quickly switch to usb network
  • created usbstorage script to quickly switch to usb storage
  • created default volume preset for mixmos
  • created mixmos-wrapper script to disable volume applet while mixmos is running
  • fixed network.py not to eject microdrive (how could I have missed this one)
  • fixed datentime.py to stop atd while updating time and date

release notes for build4

  • updated zgcc 3.4.6 image (zgcc-3.4.6.squashfs) - this is an add-on
  • replaced home icon
  • modified /etc/profile with several default settings and changed bash prompt
  • replaced busybox ls with real ls so you can customise the colours
  • created mntloop script to automount loop devices
  • refactored some non C3000 specific parts of rc.sysinit and rc.rofilesys into mntloop
  • enhanced zgcc mount feature so you can automount zgcc 3.4.5 and/or 3.4.6
  • fixed gtk2 to work with scim and hacked gtk2 to size dialog windows correctly for Z
  • fixed matchbox-panel so it does not lose applets when switching between vga and qvga
  • enhanced mb-applets-blanker to sync with lightnpower settings when it starts and use wrapper script for xset (xset-wrapper) so the behaviour can be customised
  • enhanced mb-applets-cards to be able to mount and unmount a usb storage device
  • enhanced mb-applets-tasks to automatically run things contained in autoexec
  • fixed qtconfig window size to fit the Z screen
  • added ntfs module
  • added japanese ttf font (kochi-mincho)
  • added type1 fonts
  • added 75dpi fonts
  • restored mplayer wrapper script which was lost during gmplayer upgrade
  • fixed sound problem on suspend
  • added xmms-wrapper which automatically disables suspend while xmms is active
  • added extra openbox and gtk2 themes
  • added extra skins for xmms
  • updated /sbin/init script (cleaner bootup and maintenance mode feature)
  • updated halt script for cleaner reboot (no more inode warnings except after crash/reset)
  • created pdaXii13 version script
  • created simple GUI for pdaxii13 config and maintenance mode control
  • removed xterm
  • uninstalled mc
  • uninstalled uim
  • compiled and added qt scribble
  • compiled and added qt tetrix
  • compiled and added qt tictac
  • compiled and added qt textedit
  • compiled and added xinvaders (classic space invaders)
  • installed and fixed xkobo
  • installed and fixed xpad2 (solitaire)
  • installed and configured torsmo
  • installed fbreader
  • installed and fixed dia
  • installed and fixed gimp
  • installed and configured kismet
  • installed gpe-soundbite
  • installed gpe-calendar
  • installed gpe-announce
  • installed gpe-contacts

release notes for build3

  • installed qbedic + dictionaries
  • installed stardict + dictionary
  • installed scim
  • installed feh
  • installed gplflash
  • installed gnumeric
  • installed Xdialog
  • installed qcomicbook
  • installed kchmviewer
  • installed justreader
  • installed epdfview
  • installed evince
  • installed classpath
  • installed jamvm
  • installed gcjwebplugin
  • installed jikes
  • installed jar
  • installed scite
  • fixed gftp (startup size)
  • fixed gthumb (startup size)
  • fixed xournal (startup size)
  • fixed gmplayer (no more lockup when launched from menu)
  • removed pico
  • replaced gmplayer with latest version (rc1)
  • replaced cards applet to fix SD card unmount
  • removed handling of ctrl/alt mapping in fixed inputconfig.py
  • made silkscreen work
  • enhanced rotation so running apps are auto resized
  • fixed wifi-radar default config
  • fixed some xpdf font issues
  • cleaned xmms playlist
  • added data shortcut on rox desktop
  • added home icon
  • made gnumeric the default rox action for .xls files
  • made dillo the default rox action for .html files
  • added mplayer wrapper script to allow key control during playback
  • auto mounting usb disk works (with 4 concurrent disks)
  • usb keyboard support updated
  • created graphical usb keyboard selector tool
  • created simple GUI for flite
  • created simple control GUI for samba
  • added screenshot icon to taskbar
  • modified default background to look ok when rotated

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