finally back to familiar. phew, it took me hours not to work masquerading out, on the Suse 8.0 side of things:

Brief "ppp connection via serial port" notes

linux:# /usr/sbin/pppd /dev/ttyS0 115200 local nodetach noauth debug nocrtscts lock user ppp connect "/usr/sbin/chat -v -t3 ogin--ogin: ppp"
linux # echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
linux # iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -j MASQUERADE -o eth0  (thanks to phalanx for this)

# iptables -A INPUT -j DROP -m state --state NEW,INVALID -i eth0 
# iptables -A FORWARD -j DROP -m state --state NEW,INVALID -i eth0 
for tiny security 

on ipaq 
# echo "nameserver" > /etc/resolv.conf


ipaq back to pc2002: 'gunzip wince_image.gz ; dd if=wince_image of=newce_image bs=1024 count=32256 ; gzip newce_image' 

The ipaq is now working well, with a tinylogin for users(graphical login due any day), and a variety of games.

now testing flite1.1 a speech synthesiser for the ipaq.
"./flite16k test"   reads 'test' fine

yasr: yet another screen reader, and eflite to follow

2Gb pcmcia hard drive

ipaq: mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda
suse8.0: mount /dev/hde1 /mnt/hde


to compile on the skiffcluster

Stowaway and Foldable keyboard help-wiki

Newbie Ipaq 3800 usb + adsl install HOWTO

The main problem is if you have ever used the deprecated (old) usb adsl drivers please just re-install linux, I wasted many hours trying not to.
I did that yesterday and everything fell into place.
I had to purchase an extra Xircom card because my 3com589 card was not supported

the ipaq 3850 howto

bootldr via BootBlaster: The new consolidated instructions for installing

Familiar: v0.5.1 Installation Instructions

also for usb adsl

The new usb-adsl howto is excellent:

you'll also want to check the ip masquerading howto:

and for connecting ppp and minicom

ppp-howto: ipaq wiki

Minicom: if you, like me know nothing: am I unable to use minicom to install Linux on my iPAQ/backlinks

this .config file is wrong, but works.

for some reason I also needed:

for the pcmcia cards:  pcmcia-cs-3.1.31.tar.gz

you'll want 2 short scripts like these:

/sbin/modprobe ppp_generic
/sbin/modprobe ppp_synctty
/sbin/modprobe n_hdlc
/sbin/modprobe usbcore
/sbin/modprobe usb-uhci
/usr/local/bin/modem_run -m -f /home/jay/aaa/mgmt.o
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

and an adapted version of rc.firewall-2.4.html

chmod 700 to make them executable

Download took 55 minutes with adsl.

Instructions for:
scp  this is a popular secure copy utility.
"ipkg status | grep modules" on your iPAQ under the old kernel will give you a list of the current kernel modules you have installed.
Check to make sure that is listed in your /etc/ipkg.conf
"ipkg install modules" upgrade everything listed, don't forget the new kernel!!!
"ipkg remove old-modules" to remove the old ones


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