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Status Updates posted by captmellow

  1. 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:

    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.

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    2. Remilia Scarlet

      Remilia Scarlet

      I would assume you would use the routers IP address since that's your gateway.

      My only question is why are you providing what appears to be a static IP for your iPaq if you use DHCP? I may have missed something in that shell script, though.

    3. captmellow


      DJ_Haruko said:

      I would assume you would use the routers IP address since that's your gateway.

      My only question is why are you providing what appears to be a static IP for your iPaq if you use DHCP? I may have missed something in that shell script, though.

      LOL well I have no idea what I'm doing, that's why. I've gotten this far by trickery and bluffing. ;) I'm not sure if the how-to I've been following is assuming that the linux box is using a PPPoE connection (and therefore truly is the gateway) or not. That how-to also doesn't seem to mention anything about dhcp, so I think I'll have some more research to do.

      I'll just need to spend some time RTM to see how that file should be set up. I was about to upload that file to the ipaq, but it needed a recharge, and the serial cradle doesn't have a charger. And just as well, b/c I need to spend more time than a sloppy edit job on that file.

    4. captmellow


      Sephiroth said:

      infact there where ipaq's made with linux already installed! i remember seeing a few at office depo once.

      Hmmm . . . I think you might be talking about the Zaurus. That would be my dream pda, but this iPaq I got in a trade for an old IBM Workpad (Palm III).

  2. . . . 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.

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    2. captmellow


      True, pci's not the best, but I have played ut2004 on that same cpu/gfx board, and it was quite playable. I do have my doubts about it running Doom3, though.

    3. Combustable


      Point is, you = fucked

    4. Csonicgo


      I don't understand why you say that. doom3 runs fine on my computer, and I don't have a famous.. or expensive card.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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    2. Bashe


      Grimm said:

      Timesplitters 2 sucked, so much

      Oh noes!!! I can't be true! I loved TS2!

    3. SYS


      Game Cube Licks Donkey Nuts. Only games I like for it are the Resident Evil Remake, Resident Evil 0, & the new metroid game. Everything else sucks the big one.

    4. Sephiroth


      yea thats about all i played on the game cube

  5. 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.

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    2. captmellow


      Bloodshedder: no, I don't have it. I lost my hd, and I had closed my bigfoot email account. So I am stuck. :(

      DJ_Haruko: It downloaded TONS of stuff. I have dsl at home, so it was no problem. Just remember to change the swaret.conf so that it upgrades the kernel as well. If you don't update the kernel, you'll get all sorts of 'missing modules' messages.

    3. Naked Snake

      Naked Snake

      Hey cap! You probably don't remember me (in fact, you're probably before my time. Hey, doesn't that make you feel old?) but welcome back :)

    4. Sharessa


      Hey, I remember you.