Status Updates posted by captmellow
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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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.
. . . 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.
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.
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.
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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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.