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Manual for updated "Another QNX Image" V.3, V3-1 and V.4-0

I. Manual with Tips & Tricks

II. Known Problems

What's changed for V.4-0

V.4-0 has many changes and improvements but using it is almost the same as V.3-1.
Audrey boots in dhcp ethernet mode. Ethernet users see below how to configure your standard USB nic with Config/Network Cfg. Modem Users press Config/Use Modem twice and Reboot. Dialer allows you to setup new dialups (at exit Dialer you are asked to save). Modem devices are /dev/modem1 for internal and /dev/ser1 for external modem. Local printing is setup for all users in color mode with the original supported Canon printers.

New applications in V.3 and V.3-1

Only some need notes here.
- At boot inetd runs in Audrey for ethernet users. You can telnet and ftp to Audrey at any time over a LAN or the internet. To login, user and password are both "root" (without the quotes). You should change the password.
- Please note for streaming MP3 and other audio on the web you need MediaPlayer as phJuke cannot handle streaming MP3. Voyager uses MediaPlayer as a plug-in.
- The best protocol for MP3 playing is HTTP. Use a web server on your PC or the winamp hack. Use phjuke only for MP3 playing from a share. Thanks to ghansah you can play MP3's from a share by starting phjuke as follows: nice -n-5 phjuke and it will work like a charm. Download the nice utility from my Audrey Repository
- Also Picture Frame is included and I have set it up with 2 photos in Audrey as an example only. Normally you will use a share with pics but I see no problem storing up to 5 pictures in Audrey if you don't have access to a LAN share. You can exit Picture Frame with its menu item in wm pop-up menu by pressing Alt(=Paste)-Enter
- CallerID currently is setup for use with the internal modem. See the home page for acid in voyager's Hot List for more information. The internal modem needs /nto/acid/acid for CallerID to start. You can setup autostart in /kojak/, but while CallerID is running on the internal modem dial-up is blocked. Adjust the shelf menu entry as you need with Shelf Cfg in wm pop-up menu. SoundRecorder will allow you to customize CallerID with wav files for known callers. Use the 8000Hz setting to crate small files.
- The new email client phPostal can send voice email by attaching wav files you have recorded with SoundRecorder. Use the 8000Hz setting to create small files. Your last recording is always saved as /tmp/sound.wav You can play sound attachments with MediaPlayer.
- Let's not forget the contents of Hot List in voyager, some very useful links for QNX and Audrey.


For Modem users

- Change to external modem and back to internal
Use Dialer to connect to your ISP. You can change back and forth to external and internal at all times. Internal modem is "/dev/modem1" and external modem is "/dev/ser1". When exiting Dialer you will be asked to save the new dialup.

- Use of 2 modems simultaneously
You can use the internal and external modem at the same time, one to dial out and the other for CallerID. Please note that CallerID when in use, blocks that modem for dial-up.

Configuration items in general

- Edit /kojak/ Config menu item
Edit the autostart from your apps etc. here and save the file before closing.

- Rescue in the wm pop-up menu
All configuration files are extra saved in this image with the extension .old and by clicking this wm menu item you restore all of them to my orginal settings.
Please note if you save these files at all times after changing them, with the .old extension after you're sure Audrey boots with them, you could be 1 step away from restoring them in case of trouble while booting. If Audrey hangs during boot on the "3COM Proudley Presents" screen you have no choice but reflashing Audrey. However more often you make a mistake and Audrey boots with a partial desktop or none and by pressing Alt(=Paste)-Enter you still can get the wm pop-up menu and do this trick.

- Shelf Cfg menu item
Shelf is setup with 6 program Groups. You can manipulate the openening screen at boot with Shelf Cfg in wm popup menu by having shelf open the way you want it on screen and in Shelf Cfg together and press Apply and Done. Please note Shelf has to stay in auto close for Audrey to work without any problems.

- Desktop Cfg menu item
Currently yellow is set as the active color when the app has the focus and blue as the inactive color

- Set Time Zone menu item
Don't mess with the Keyboard and Language settings, results will be unpredictable.

- Use Network Cfg to setup your nic for a fixed IP and you can setup highly configurable dialups too. When using dhcp on ethernet you're all set from the start, no need to do anything. If you need a fixed IP press Config/Use USB fixed twice and reboot. Next use Config/Network Cfg to setup your fixed IP. Fixed IP users see Known Problems below

- Audrey setup for use with QNX 6.1 binaries
When you want to use these you have to link in needed libs for these apps only. Many small utilities that use only will work immediately.

- Termcap and terminfo with qansi and qansi-m are included. This means you can install many apps in this image just by adding the executable, in most cases no fiddling or other requirements.

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Audrey Buttons

They work perfect when the desktop background has the focus. Tap the background first in case of any problems.
- Mail button starts the email app
- Datebook button sets Date & Time from the internet
In case you want to autostart Date & Time you probably have to this in /config/rm-apps, /config/startup-main and /config/startup-warm the same way you can see there setitime was setup, but I haven't tried this myself.
- Browser button starts voyager
- ActionPalette button starts Editor
- AddresBook button starts FileManager

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Known Problems

I don't see many. This image behaves very fast and stable. Sometimes it's easier to scroll moving sliders on screen with your pen instead of tapping.

At this time phPostal needs the following to run on Audrey:
- Connect to the internet before running it
- Uncomment "Leave messages on server" and download your messages
- Don't tap on the screen when it's fetching your mail or in general it can do one thing at a time
- To scroll use the pen to move the slider instead of tapping.
- You can move vertical and horizontal bars on screen to resize windows as needed.
If you can live with this it works fine. It's in alpha stage and we can expect new versions in the coming months. I will let you know on the BBS's when and where new versions become available and how to download them with voyager direct in Audrey.

Thanks to ghansah you can play MP3's from a share by starting phjuke as follows: nice -n-5 phjuke and you won't have any problem with MP3 playing from a share. You can download the nice utility here.

The setup for Fixed IP is not very elegant, but it works OK. The setup for dhcp is exactly the same as in an original Audrey. Also for modem use the setup is exactly the same as in orginal Audrey. When changing connect modes always press twice in shelf and Reboot for the changes to take effect.
After setting up your nic Network Cfg is of no use and takes 1.5 mg uncompressed space in your Audrey. I recommend you move or delete these 2 files: /nto/photon/bin/phlip and /nto/photon/lib/ and remove the shelf entry too when setup is done. Audrey will continue to read your net.cfg at boot without these files as well as saved dial-ups.

My USR external modem connects fast with this image, except it did not disconnect and to end a call I had to switch the modem off. I don't know if this will be the case with more external modems. If you use it for CallerID it's a non issue. If you have connect problems with the internal modem, it could be a small price to have Audrey connect now without any problem to your ISP with the external modem.

I have to thank many people for their help and support. Both the Audreyhacking BBS and the I-Appliance BBS are rich sources of information. I couldn't have done this without that information and support.