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Brian J Perrault: added instructions to run GRASs on SHARP/Zaurus PDA

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<h3>"How-to" step by step:</h3>
<h3>Running GRASS on the Zaurus SL5500.</h3>
Before beginning, it is desirable to have either a SD or CF card for storage
purposes.&nbsp; This will come in handy when the mapsets you are interested
in using won't fit in the internal storage of the Zaurus.&nbsp; Note that
if you are going to use an SD card with the Zaurus, it needs to be formatted
as ext2, to enable symlinking.&nbsp; This can be done in /sbin with "mkfs.ext2"<br>
There is a list of SD and CF cards which will work with the Zaurus, available
I have chosen a Sandisk 128mb SD card.&nbsp; They are commercially available
from Microwarehouse.<br>
In the installation process, ipkg may occassionally complain about "read-only"
errors.&nbsp; Many of the ipkg's available have been setup for iPaq's, not
Zaurus', and as such the default installation directory is often set to part
of the read-only space on the Zaurus.&nbsp; This problem is solved by using
the -d option, followed by the location where you would like the files to
reside.&nbsp; For example, you might try<br>
ipkg -d /mnt/card install libncurses5.ipk<br>
instead of <br>
ipkg install libncurses5.ipk<br>
Required for Grass on the Zaurus (in installation order): Qpe-terminal (available
http://www.killefiz.de/zaurus/showdetail.php?app=172 )<br>
Install terminal through the add package interface in QTopia.&nbsp; All of
the rest of the packages should be installed from within Terminal using the
"ipkg install" method.<br>
Libncurses 5 (available through Ipkg find)<br>
Zlibg (available through Ipkg find)<br>
Xfree86 and Icewm for Zaurus (available here<br>
Grass iPaq binary<br>
There have been some reported errors related to "awk: not found" when exiting
Grass from within Qtopia, and as such, it might not be a bad idea to install
Gawk as well, which is also available through ipkg find.<br>
To run Grass, reboot the Zaurus, when you get to the "wait... 5" line, hit
the "/ ?" key once, which will bring you to a propt to select boot mode.<br>
Hit "a" to enter the Linux Console mode.&nbsp; From within the console, type
"wm" to start x.<br>
Once you are in x, you can run grass from within a terminal window.<br>
Note that the "esc" key is mapped to "On/Off/Cancel" and "Ctrl" is mapped
to "Fn".<br>
That should get you to the point where you can open raster map layers.<br>
Following is a list of what I'm working with:<br>
OS and Hardware:<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sharp Zaurus 5500 running Linux Kernel&nbsp; 2.4.6-rmk1-np2-embedix&nbsp;&nbsp;
ROM version 2.37<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 256Mb CF card<br>
&nbsp;Installed packages:<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ZGCC<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; gcc_bin.zip<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; gcc_include.zip<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; gcc_lib.zip<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; zlib_1.1.2_arm.ipk<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; libjpeg62_6b_arm.ipk<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; libncurses_5_0_arm.ipk<br>
&nbsp;For X-Windows:<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; x11zaurus_0.8_arm.ipk<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ice_1.0.9-5_arm.ipk<br>
&nbsp;I have additionaly downloaded for compiling GRASS:<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; babyGRASS_compile.sh<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; babyGRASS_packagingsrc.sh<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; grass5.0.0pre5_src.tar.gz<br>
&nbsp;Missing items as per the 'REQUIREMENTS' documments in CVS-GRASS are:<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; flex<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; bison<br>
Brian J Perrault<br>
Group 99<br>
Advanced Space Systems and Concepts<br>
MIT Lincoln Laboratory<br>

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