S90 back from grave

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  • #1209
    earlytv
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    I have a S90 bought as a circuit board. I bought a case, no plate around I/O connectors, found no XPe installed just some DIAG. program, tried to update bios, crashed, got new bios chip updated with floppy this site showed me, made USB memory stick this site showed me to put in XPe, it worked great I now am on the S90 with XPe. Thanks to all who helped with everything!!!

    Now I want to use this as a stand alone system but cant install anything like MEDIA PLAYER, cant look at the IDE flash drive, cant delete programs, cant see a RAM drive if there is one, all I can do is get on the NET which it does very good.
    The XPe for the net works better than any Linux I have tried so far, but the linux can do far more things so far.

    Do I need to be ADMIN? How do I get XPe to do more with this as a stand alone system?

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    No linux has ever had any sound on the S90, I thought the sound was dead, XPe can use sound just fine.

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    Hi,

    Glad to hear you have had some luck!

    Have a look at the referance guides at wyse.com – support -knowlege base.

    Also check out this one:

    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&lid=32&ttitle=Wyse_9000_-_Administrators_Evaluation_Guide.pdf

    Cheers,
    -TT

    #12986
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    Thanks!!!! I now am admin and that opens XPe to be almost like XP.
    Just found out the green dot means the flash drive has a write protect. Thats why the Favorites never stay and why unit needs no protection because nothing can write to IDE flash drive. Admin can turn off green dot so updates, downloads, Favorites can be written to flash IDE. Things like cookies are on a small ram drive that goes away when unit shut off.
    Clock has no BATT so a on line service sets clock at start up.

    These small units are starting to be FUN

    #12987
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    🙂

    Glad to hear it! XPe is fun to play with. The trick it so find small apps that don’t fill the flash, you learn quickly how to clean out cached installer files to jam as much in as you can!

    Once its set up correctly you enable the write filter and you have a computer that fixes its self on reboot.

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    @thinkthin wrote:

    🙂

    The trick is to find small apps that don’t fill the flash, you learn quickly how to clean out cached installer files to jam as much in as you can!

    Cheers,
    -TT

    I am mostly hardware. Could you give me a idea on what installer files I could get rid of, and because I will never use the S90 the way WYSE made it for, what other files could I get rid of that I dont need for stand alone mode?

    Just finding a PDF reader was fun, some way to large, some way to slow, some not a correct win 32 app, dont install.
    SUMATRA smaller, works fast.

    Orig screen saver with stars in space, small. Wallpaper screen larger but ok.

    While online I always have internet radio playing with built in media player. Still cant believe how great sound is after all linux I tried had no sound and no help from forums to get sound?

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    Hi,

    MSI packages cache the files in C:WindowsINSTALLER.

    I am not really a Linux guy so could not help you out, sorry!

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    When I used the USB installer I got media player 6.4. This was ok for some items I do, but player 9 would cover all I do. On the WYSE site was player 10. Even though I have installed items ok the MP 10 would not install no matter what I did, it kept saying NOT A SYS 32 APP? I then found a MP 9 on a site with 3 different ones, 1 for older windows, one for many newer windows and 1 just for WIN XP only. I installed MP9 for XP only just fine.

    Why no MP10 on WYSE but ok MP9 elsewhere? What is “not a sys 32 app”?

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    Stick with MP9 as 10 adds no new features and just sucks up space. Actually you could have stuck with MP6.4 and just updated the MP9 codecs and it would have been fine with much less space consumed!

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    Well , except for software, my S90 is done. The looked like a S10 inside, a S30 outside gave up some parts to complete the S90 hardware.

    Time to move on to the will be S90L.

    I can find flash for it, standard 44 pin units, but what Ram does it use?
    PC 2100, PC 2700? 256meg or does it need 512meg laptop memory?

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    Good to see that you tried out sumatra. I highly recommend using a portable USB 2.0 hard drive or thumb drive and installing the portableapps.com menu on it. Then store all your apps on the removable drive instead of filling up the flash on the winterm.

    On my winterm at work I have firefox, sumatra, sunbird, nero, winamp, ycopy, VNC viewer, VLC media player, Open Office, metapad, irfanview, GIMP, Filezilla, fastresolver, a copy of the windows XP calc.exe, baregrep, deepburner, abiword, 7-zip, and my own custom packaged portable version of Settlers of Catan (abandonware bigfish games version) — All on my portable USB2.0 Hard drive attached to the winterm.
    This all comes to 973 MB, which is small enough to run on a 1GB thumb drive as well. I’ve just observed that my hard drive is a lot faster than a thumb drive is, so that’s why I chose that option.

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