I downloaded the Qtopia rpm from their official website and installed it on my computer which runs SUSE 9.3.
I then opened up the Qtopia application and it works fine, I saw that the sync buttons were grayed out and thought that they would be available once I connected the USB cradle to the computer.

Unfortuanately the buttons were still grayed out and I dont know how to sync my Zaurus.

Can anyone help me on this.

It is ironic to me that a Linux based PDA is giving me a hard time when syncing with a linux computer.