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Accessing XHTML Web Pages

Is the LifeDrive a compatible WAP/XHTML device? I just created a new business website. I would like to be able to check my mail on my LifeDrive. My ipower account says that you need a WAP/XHTML compatible PDA in order to access email. When I try to enter the web address I get a 404 Error.

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Wap and Xthml are two different animals, though they often coexist on phone browsers (ex. Sonyericsson T68 and following). Xhtml should work fine, as it did work on previous models. For Wap you'll need another browser. Palm used to include a Wap browser in the companion CD, but I'm not sure they still do.

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You'll need a 3rd party WAP browser (note: not WAP PDA. Both PPC and Palm powered device can do this as long as they have the application for it.) The web browser it comes with I don't think it is WAP compatible. Though I have no experience with any of them, I'm sure there are a few out there as shareware/freeware for PalmOS.

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Wap and Xthml are two different animals, though they often coexist on phone browsers (ex. Sonyericsson T68 and following). Xhtml should work fine, as it did work on previous models. For Wap you'll need another browser. Palm used to include a Wap browser in the companion CD, but I'm not sure they still do.

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Docs and media onto a LifeDrive with Vista


The problem is that the Palm desktop sfotware that works with the LD doesn't work well with vista so you need to do things a bit differently.

I copy files to sdcards if they are say movies or music in otherwords big or lots of files as it is faster. If I want to copy my documents to the ld hardrive simply plug the LD into the usb data cable and then turn on drive mode. Vista will now recognize your ld as just another flash drive or usb drive device. Copy the files to the hardrive or even the sdcard if its in the slot. You can create your own directories in either place so it is easy to know where your files are.

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Yes, you can use it but DO NOT INSTALL "Documents to go". The version of this software is not compatible with Vista and Sync will hang at it.
If you have already installed it, just -> remove programs -> uninstall "Documents to go"
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Disable (do nothing option) sync of "Documents to go" using the application, not from HotSync Manager.

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get a new charger..or return it..hopfully you got extended warranty. mine did the same and it took like 20 minutes just to have enough energy to restart.

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Seems the LifeDrive Micro Drive is the killer on these Palms. Mine did the same thing and after extensive online research I found that the micro drive can be replaced with a Compact Flash card which is much more reliable. Apparently there are only certain CF cards that work with the LifeDrive though. I have found at least one retailer that sells a compatible CF preloaded with the Lifedrive software. The route I took for repair was to send it out to a guy that advertises his service on eBay. You send in the LifeDrive, he diagnoses it for $5, and can install the CF card with software for $89 (he waives the $5 if you have him fix it). I am looking forward to getting mine back in permanent working order! Here is the link:
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Accessing XHTML Web Pages


You'll need a 3rd party WAP browser (note: not WAP PDA. Both PPC and Palm powered device can do this as long as they have the application for it.) The web browser it comes with I don't think it is WAP compatible. Though I have no experience with any of them, I'm sure there are a few out there as shareware/freeware for PalmOS.

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BackupBuddy VFS Pro supports the LifeDrive?


The readme info needs to be updated. The current readme is actually from the previous version and out of date. It should now look something like this.. (note newest info at top, previous version info underneath) BBVFS 3.1.4 New features include: + added option to backup after HotSync + LifeDrive compatibility fixes Bug fixes include: - some password letters were being ignored - fixed problem of backing up files encrypted with the built-in Security app - blank screen/crash on startup - crashes during orphans processing - no scrollbar appeared when there were more than 10 checkpoints in the list - didn't fail gracefully when trying to restore corrupted backup files BBVFS 3.1, 6.05 * Users may now select which card to backup to on devices with more than one card slot * Backup and Restore of T5 internal drive (!) is now supported * Backup of databases with records > 64K is supported, which will allow backup/restore of Photo/Videos on T3/T5/T650 and "VoiceDial" application * Advanced screen now adds new files to the backup set automatically * Wireless updating (via "About" screen) * Implemented a Palm Source Installer package * Many important bug fixes, including: Several issues relating to compression and encryption "Last Backup" being incorrectly set to "NEVER" No longer will soft-reset if no card is mounted on the T5 TUNGSTEN T5 SUPPORT This build includes further refinements to backup and restore on the T5 but we have confirmed with PalmOne that there are some issues with the T5 NVFS implementation that require a patch from to completely resolve. We recommend that all users download and install the T5 patch that is available here: http://www.palmone.com/us/support/d...ent5update.html Alternatively T5 users may want to try a program called "DBCache Tool" which you may download here: http://www.jade.dti.ne.jp/~imazeki/palm/DBcT/ LIFEDRIVE SUPPORT We are aware that this release contains some remaining issues with the new PalmOne LifeDrive and we are working to resolve them. Please contact support@bluenomad.com if you'd like to help with testing. BBVFS 3.07, 1.05 BackupBuddyVFS 3.07 is being released with preliminary support for the T5/Treo 650, although there are still some outstanding issues that we are continuing to investigate; specifically: * Power Users with a (near) full device especially may experience "out of memory" errors and/or random resets; restarting the backup or restore operation will usually allow it to reach completion. This is due to issues with the new "NVFS" file system on these new devices that developers cannot currently work around. We hope that palmOne will issue a patch to fix this, and we will continue to try and find a work-around. * Photos and Videos will not be backed up on the Treo 650/Tungsten T5.

Sep 15, 2005 | Palm LifeDrive Mobile Manager Handheld

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BackupBuddy VFS Pro supports the LifeDrive?


The readme info needs to be updated. The current readme is actually from the previous version and out of date. It should now look something like this.. (note newest info at top, previous version info underneath) BBVFS 3.1.4 New features include: + added option to backup after HotSync + LifeDrive compatibility fixes Bug fixes include: - some password letters were being ignored - fixed problem of backing up files encrypted with the built-in Security app - blank screen/crash on startup - crashes during orphans processing - no scrollbar appeared when there were more than 10 checkpoints in the list - didn't fail gracefully when trying to restore corrupted backup files BBVFS 3.1, 6.05 * Users may now select which card to backup to on devices with more than one card slot * Backup and Restore of T5 internal drive (!) is now supported * Backup of databases with records > 64K is supported, which will allow backup/restore of Photo/Videos on T3/T5/T650 and "VoiceDial" application * Advanced screen now adds new files to the backup set automatically * Wireless updating (via "About" screen) * Implemented a Palm Source Installer package * Many important bug fixes, including: Several issues relating to compression and encryption "Last Backup" being incorrectly set to "NEVER" No longer will soft-reset if no card is mounted on the T5 TUNGSTEN T5 SUPPORT This build includes further refinements to backup and restore on the T5 but we have confirmed with PalmOne that there are some issues with the T5 NVFS implementation that require a patch from to completely resolve. We recommend that all users download and install the T5 patch that is available here: http://www.palmone.com/us/support/d...ent5update.html Alternatively T5 users may want to try a program called "DBCache Tool" which you may download here: http://www.jade.dti.ne.jp/~imazeki/palm/DBcT/ LIFEDRIVE SUPPORT We are aware that this release contains some remaining issues with the new PalmOne LifeDrive and we are working to resolve them. Please contact support@bluenomad.com if you'd like to help with testing. BBVFS 3.07, 1.05 BackupBuddyVFS 3.07 is being released with preliminary support for the T5/Treo 650, although there are still some outstanding issues that we are continuing to investigate; specifically: * Power Users with a (near) full device especially may experience "out of memory" errors and/or random resets; restarting the backup or restore operation will usually allow it to reach completion. This is due to issues with the new "NVFS" file system on these new devices that developers cannot currently work around. We hope that palmOne will issue a patch to fix this, and we will continue to try and find a work-around. * Photos and Videos will not be backed up on the Treo 650/Tungsten T5.

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Booting from Linux on installed LifeDrive


What system is the Linux disc for, and what system are you trying to use it on? You do realize that there needs to be different builds of Linux for PowerPC processors, Pentium, Palm, etc... and I'm not aware of one for the LifeDrive, although I wouldn't be surprised... So I'm guessing you have a Mac-hardware-compatible Linux disc, and you want to boot the PowerBook from the LifeDrive. Let me first warn you that portable devices are not specifically designed for long-term, frequent, intensive access... many people have killed their iPods by trying to boot Mac OS X from them (although there are some success stories). Still want to try it? Well, the root level is the top level of the hard disk. I don't have a LifeDrive myself, but with drive mode it sounds like it should be very easy to find.... just go to My Computer on the desktop and double-click the icon for the LD's drive. There are some types of discs that can override this on Windows and force something besides the root level to open, but I've never seen this on a Mac. Nonetheless, should the Finder fail you for some reason, open the Terminal and type cd /Volumes/; ls and then it will list the drives mounted on your computer. One of them should be the LifeDrive... I don't know what the exact name of it will be, but then type: cd ./[name of lifedrive]/ [note the dot] and you will then be in the root directory. If you want to see what is currently there, type ls again. Clarification: that's LS, as in "list," not "IS." I just noticed that it's hard to tell with lower-case letters. However, the command-prompt is case-sensitive, and you must enter it in lower-case. I capitalized it in this clarification just to show what letter it is.

Sep 15, 2005 | Palm LifeDrive Mobile Manager Handheld

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