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Manual for updated "Another QNX Image" V.3, V.3-1 and 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 ethernet mode. Ethernet users use Config/Network Cfg to configure their standard USB nic. Modem Users press Config/Use Modem once 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

Only some need notes here with one important fix.
- At boot inetd runs in Audrey. 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, however I forgot to include the executable to do so. For a fix go here
Or you can simply disable inetd by commenting out the 6th line in /kojak/go with inetd with a # and after you reboot the telnet and ftp server will not be active anmymore.
- I added Playlist Maker for MP3 on request. However it does not work with MediaPlayer. For a fix go here.
I know if you are really into MP3 phJuke is the way to go and you will probably run it from a share where your MP3 files are too. It's not meant to include in this Audrey image. 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.
- 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 a USR external 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. Try from the prompt, you can setup autostart in /kojak/go, but while CallerID is running on the internal modem dial-up is blocked. Adjust the shelf menu entry as you need with Shelf Cfg. 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.

Configuration

For Modem users

- Change to external modem and back to internal
Use Internet Settings in ActionPalette as usual to setup ISP Information, ISP dialing and advanced information.
You're setup now for use of the internal modem with Audrey's original auto dialer.
Use "Modem setup" in Config menu to change to external modem. Editor will open a file and all you have to do is change the line "/dev/modem1" in "/dev/ser1" (without the quotes) and save the file. No reboot is necessary. You can change back and forth to external and internal at all times. Internal modem is "modem1" and external modem is "ser1".
Please note, each time you click "Done" in Internet Settings, you will go back to the internal modem and you have to repeat "Modem setup" to use the external modem

- Change to Dialer from QNX RTP and back to the original Audrey dialer
Click "Use Dialer" in Config menu. You can use Dialer for the internal and external modem with or without doing the previous step. Dialer needs it's own setup and when you exit Dialer it asks for a name of the profile and saves it. Here again "/dev/modem1" is for the internal modem and "/dev/ser1" for use with the external modem.
To go back to using the original Audrey dialer click "Restore auto old" in the Config menu.

- 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/go Config menu item
Edit the autostart from your apps etc. here and save the file before closing.
There seems to be a bug in Editor (ped). For a fix go here.

- 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.

- Eliminating the Audrey giggle at boot
You can do this with this command from the prompt:
rm /kojak/voyager.server
You can restore with this command:
ln -s /kojak/vserver /kojak/voyager.server
For the duration of the clip the desktop will shift a 1/4 inch. I'm convinced this clip can be deleted completely, but I leave that to others to figure out how.

- Shelf Cfg menu item
Shelf is setup with 6 program Groups. You can manipulate the openening screen at boot with Shelf Cfg 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.

- Audrey setup for use with QNX 6.1 binaries
When yoy want to use these you have to link in needed libs for these apps only. Small utilities that use ldqnx.so.2 only will work immediately.

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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 does just that
- AddresBook button exits ActionPalette

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Known Problems

I don't see many. This image behaves very stable. I see some identical problems that occur in the QNX RTP when Audrey is up and running for a couple of days, but almost not worth mentioning. 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.

Dating back to the MQNX image by davincy27 many Audrey users suffered unexplained network disconnects, about 2 minutes after booting Audrey. It appears that this problem is caused by the "CPU Monitor" in shelf for these Audrey users. If needed use Shelf Cfg to remove "CPU Load Monitor" and you won't have this problem again.
A permanent fix for these problems with network connections is available here. Instructions are clear and easy and you'll download a "windows style" shelf.cfg file, made especially for this image.

To set a new password for your telnet and ftp server read more in Fixes and Improvements.

Sames goes for a bug in Editor when editing /kojak/go.

And again the same for a better use of Playlist Maker, read more there.

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.