I got to play with one of these at linux world. I saw ssh working over
wireless networking on one of them... definatly linux, definatly cool.
The interface is QT-Embeded, but you can find way more about it here:
From: Stephen C. Daukas [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 4:13 PM
Subject: [Wlug] Sharp's Linux PDA
I hear it runs "embedix", some embedded version of Linux... Anyone have
any particulars on this unit, roomers, hearsay, etc.?
Wlug mailing list
Dear Linux User Group Moderator:
I am a faculty member in the Jones school of management at Rice University
in Houston, Texas (this may be verified using a Google search with "Paul
Dholakia", or "Utpal Dholakia"). We are conducting an academic research
project, studying social interactions online, and how communities
organized around products or brands are formed, from a sociological
In this regard, LINUX user groups and mailing lists provide a wonderful
context to study these sociological issues.
We are conducting a survey of members of LINUX user groups/ mailing lists
seeking information on different elements of their thoughts, feelings, and
motivations of participating in such groups, and the value of the group to
them... The survey is available on the web at the following URL:
Of course, this research is strictly academic, and has no commercial links
or interests whatsoever. We hope to publish this research in a sociology
As a small token of our appreciation for participants' time, and in the
spirit of the philosophy underlying the open-source movement, we will
donate $500 total to the five favorite organizations/ groups of our
participants' choice (we ask the participant's to nominate their favorite
groups in the survey).
I am writing to seek your help in conducting this research, first through
participating, and second, through encouraging your user group members to
participate in the research.. This will not take more than ten minutes of
your (and their time). Broad participation will increase the validity and
generalizability of our findings, making the research more useful.
We welcome all help, and look forward to hearing from you.
This is not a commercial endorsement. I just installed Win4Lin, the product
that lets you run Windows under Linux, and, for those occasions when you need
Windows, it's very nice. Performance is decent, and there are only a few
1) Max memory supported for Windows is 64 MB
2) Only supports serial, parallel, and virtual NIC (no scanners, USB)
3) No DirectX yet
They're working on adding those goodies. But I can run Photo-Paint, TurboTax,
some Windows-based Bible software packages, ... all without multibooting.
At $80.00, that's not a bad price to pay.
I added a 2nd disk to my linux box, and I'm getting these messages at
boot. (I'm not 100% sure they are new messages, because it's been a
long time since I've booted.)
Mar 25 09:28:33 pent584 kernel: SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
Mar 25 09:28:33 pent584 kernel: PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:08.0
Mar 25 09:28:33 pent584 kernel: (scsi0) <Adaptec AIC-7880 Ultra SCSI host adapter> found at PCI 0/8/0
Mar 25 09:28:33 pent584 kernel: (scsi0) Wide Channel, SCSI ID=7, 16/255 SCBs
Mar 25 09:28:33 pent584 kernel: (scsi0) Warning - detected auto-termination
Mar 25 09:28:33 pent584 kernel: (scsi0) Please verify driver detected settings are correct.
Mar 25 09:28:33 pent584 kernel: (scsi0) If not, then please properly set the device termination
Mar 25 09:28:33 pent584 kernel: (scsi0) in the Adaptec SCSI BIOS by hitting CTRL-A when prompted
Mar 25 09:28:33 pent584 kernel: (scsi0) during machine bootup.
Mar 25 09:28:33 pent584 kernel: (scsi0) Cables present (Int-50 YES, Int-68 YES, Ext-68 YES)
Mar 25 09:28:33 pent584 kernel: (scsi0) Illegal cable configuration!! Only two
Mar 25 09:28:33 pent584 kernel: (scsi0) connectors on the SCSI controller may be in use at a time!
Other than these messages, the disk seems to be working fine. I've
tried different termination settings on the disk, but nothing has
helped. There is a terminator on the scsi cable, and I did not change
i installed the latest mandrake a earlier this week. When i boot the system into linux i get this grphical screen showing the progress of the boot. Does anyone know how to get rid of that? I find it to be kind of annoying, and want my regular console.
I just discovered that something has caused many device files (many of
them audio) have ended up with the wrong ownership/permission. (My
daughter's account had ownership.) I fixed some, but I have no idea
what's the right permissions. Is there some way I can check the
permissions? Ideally, there would be a script that would report which
device files are not set to the default. (I've changed some, like the
cdrom and floppy, intentionally.)
A small cash-strapped startup just had their email/web/etc. server die on
them (hardware issue), and is looking for an inexpensive replacement. If
you either have an older server kicking around that you'd like to pass
along, or if you can point me to somewhere (like an equipment sale) that
may have a box that'll fit the bill, I'd love to hear about it. (We're
hoping for something less expensive (or better equipped for the same
price) than the new $3000 box that we've been quoted.)
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. :)
The main requirements that I was given for a replacement is:
dual power supplies
6 drive bays
PC-based (Intel/AMD and the like)
larger amount of hard drive space (the biggest plus)
better processor or memory
The box will eventually be running Windows 2000 Server and Exchange (but
the box that died was a Pentium (something) @200MHz and managed ok (SMALL
startup company), so processor speed/memory isn't a major issue). The box
will preferrably be running RAID5. As it's a W2k networked site, there's
probably going to be a bunch of emailed Office files, so a large amount of
HD space is what we're going for.
If you need any more information about our needs, feel free to email me.
If you don't quite know if the system that you have will work out for us,
let me know anyways and I can pass the info along to our main IT guy.
Again, thanks in advance for any pointers you can send!
--==*==-- --==*==-- Michelle R. Vadeboncoeur --==*==-- --==*==--