OSNews reader “Cal” was very kind to let us know the answer to the question we posed last week about the embedded version of Konqueror. Read more about the problem, the solution and view screenshots.Apparently, all pre-July 2004 versions of Konqueror found on Opie, OpenZaurus or Qtopia send a blank user agent and so web sites can not serve the right mobile pages to these PDA users with the limited 240×320 screensize. The new, fixed user agent that’s sent is: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/2.2.2; QtEmbedded/240×320) (keywords here are “QtEmbedded” and “240×320” when our web pages try to decide if they should serve the desktop or mobile version of OSNews).
OpenZaurus/Opie/Qtopia users who use Konqueror, should upgrade to the latest OpenZaurus 3.5.1 which contains a fixed Konqueror (source snapshot here for the users of the commercial Zaurus OS or for those who can compile it themselves).
As for the GTK+ desktop of OpenZaurus, GPE, Colin Marquardt was kind to open a ticket on their bug database to fix the Dillo web browser –which is plagued by a similar problem– to send a more meaningful user agent (currently it just sends the same as the desktop version, the very plain “Dillo/8.2”) so we can serve it the right mobile pages as well.