I have an older (no hack problem) unit from CC, delivered 3 weeks ago after a two week back order interval. Interestingly I just got a letter from Netpliance today demanding I comply with the $499 penalty TOS.
I have the unit working and back in it's case. It has been frustrating. I bought a 4.3 gig hard drive
at the Dupage Fairgrounds show 3 weeks
ago and it had tons of errors on the top 2 gigs. I sent it back to Fujitsu for a Warrenty replacement. I
also had the $35 cable kit on order
from CodeMan & it arrived last week. I got the machine booting into Windows 98 lite with a old 340
meg drive from an Compaq laptop but it was
way too big to fit in the case. Last Sunday I got a 810 meg Toshiba drive 12 mm at a Computer show
in Orland Park, loaded Redhat 6.2 by
plugging the bare drive into a IBM 600E laptop from work. There was a lot of coughing and sputtering
from Kudzu after I booted it in the
Iopener but it came up fine and the XF86Config from Codeman works fine.
The drive fits just barely. I can get the case back together but there is interference with a capacitor
rubbing against the hard drive circuit
board. I squeezed it back together anyway after cutting away the RF sheild around the hard drive and
grinding down the desk stand mounting
I have a small Zenith laptop external keyboard on the unit and am experimenting with a touch pad. If I
can get that to work it will have a
*very* small footprint and might even be useable as a laptop with the stand removed.
I bid on a parallel port Ethernet adaptor on Ebay - got it but Linux does not see it at all. Circuit City
had the Netgear EA101c USB/Ethernet
adaptor for $20 after rebate so I got one of those & hope it can get it working with the experimental
kernel and Kawasaki drivers that are out
there. Without Ethernet the Iopener is pretty much a toy. I really want to use it as an Xterm from my
Jim Harvey, Naperville, Ill. Amiga person - Linux person - WB8NBS/9
This message came from Netscape running on a LINUX machine!
He who dies with the most software wins.