If you need tips on how to prevent or resolve problems with IPK installation, check out the latest version of my IPK installation guide.
Then check out the following packages that work on Zaurus ROM 2.38, which I rarely see mentioned elsewhere, which I recommend, or which have just recently been ported or upgraded.
awk: Simple Data Manipulation
darkStar: Basic HTML Editor
htmleditor: Simple HTML Editor
lsof: List Of Open Files
tidy: HTML Syntax Checker
qcop: Communicating with Qtopia
Qcoptest: Amazing Qtopia Utility
Opie-sh for Making and Using GUIs