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ipaq & linux August 9, 2004, 3:35 am
So, I got ahold of this Compaq iPaq. I flashed a linux bootloader onto it, then connected to it w/ hyperterminal on my xp box through the serial cradle. I got to the boot prompt, then uploaded the linux kernel via ymodem and overwrote that PocketPC os. WOOT!

Ahem. So now, the xp box is dead, so on my linux box, I use minicom to again connect via the serial cradle. I can get to the linux installation, log in as root, do cli stuff, etc., but I reaaaalllly want to get x installed so I can use the screen and stylus. I gotta get usb networking going, but my file is sort of weird:

# chkconfig: 2 45 96
# processname: usbnet
# pidfile: /var/run/
# lockfile: /var/lock/subsys/usbnet

echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop|status}"


if [ $# -lt 1 ]; then
case "$1" in
modprobe $DRIVER
ifconfig $INTERFACE inet $IPAQ_ADDR up
route add default gw $GW_ADDR
ifconfig $INTERFACE down
modprobe -r $DRIVER
ifconfig $INTERFACE

What I'm not sure about is the ip addresses. I have a router which is functioning as a gateway--it maintains the pppoe connection, and assigns ips to all the comps (including the linux box which the ipaq is connected to) in the house via dhcp. I'm not sure if in 'GW_ADDR=' I should give the router's ip or the linux box's ip.

waiting . . . August 8, 2004, 9:02 pm
. . . for my PC-2100 512MB DDR RAM, and then I can begin assembly. The replacement mb (the prev one was defective--died after 4 days) is a Chaintech 7VIL1 VIA KT266 Socket A mATX, into which will go a 1.2 gz AthlonXP and a Apollo "Bloody Monster" (geforce 4 mx440, 64 mb, pci). We'll see if it'll run Doom3 later, but I will be plenty busy becoming reacqainted with UT2004, which I know will purr like a kitten.

fluxbox August 1, 2004, 12:27 am
I'm finally giving fluxbox a serious try. It's lean and fast, and the config files are as easy as icewm. I like the uncluttered desktop and the speed. And using the mousewheel to switch workspaces is super nifty.

console August 1, 2004, 12:24 am
Well, I'm going to upgrade from my PS1 to . . . something. Not sure which, as they all have their good points.

gamecube: cheaper price; metroid; more star wars titles; zelda; rogue spear

playstation2: rockstar games; more titles than gamecube; can install linux ...

xbox: doom3; halo; unreal championship; rockstar games;

What am I thinking? Doom3 won't run on my pc, but it will run on the xbox. Well, I guess my mind's made up.

staggering back July 25, 2004, 3:57 pm
The scene looks quiet. I've been away a loooong time. I lost my pw, all my accounts still point to a now-defunct email address, and so I've been out of the scene.

Now my home box is a mini-itx board mounted in a red plastic toolbox. It runs Slackware 10.0. I have successfully run Legacy and Freedoom, and I've compiled yadex and bsp. I'm gearing up for some dooming again.