| Is there anyway to get the m500 to see my linux setup without having
| to log on, ie using an 192.168 ip address for networking
What are you trying to do?
Do you want to be able to do serial-type hotsync operations? Do you just
want to be able to do network operations? What do you have working at the
moment? What hardware are you using?
For instance, if you are using a serial cradle rather than a USB one and
you only want to do network operations, one option would be to run pppd
from init. The trouble with doing this with a USB cradle is that the
relevant port (usually /dev/ttyUSB1) only exists when the palm is trying
to connect, which would lead init to disable the entry for 5 minutes after
a certain number of failures.
However, you could write a small daemon script which polls for the
existence of the visor module and attempts to run pppd then, possibly
testing for the presence of a control file, which you would create if you
wanted to override this behaviour and do a serial hotsync.
Alternatively, you could explore the option of writing a custom usb
hotplug script, to be run when the USB connect event happens for the
cradle. I haven't done this myself, and am uncertain as to whether it
would be a little too close to the metal for what you are trying to
Finally, you could explore the bluetooth option, getting the bluetooth
chip for the palm and an adaptor for your host PC, and launch pppd using
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