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Serial is not always for breakfast.

Posted 07-15-2012 at 11:23 PM by peonuser
Updated 07-15-2012 at 11:26 PM by peonuser

Going through the old stuff again. Found the old Nslu2 with the installed original firmware. Found an article about installing Debian 6 on it. You know you have to try it. Success at that. Installed Boa to use as a local server. maybe some home automation with an arduino interfaced to it.

Found my old Palm pdas and seemed to remember that they could be a dumb terminal. Hmmmm. Perfect for the Nslu2. Installed ptelnet on the units. So you know one has to try it with the Nslu2. After getting getty setup, Each of them work like a charm. Login prompt comes up automatically. Ironically the first time playing with debian on the Nslu2, used a ancient Unix terminal with it. Of course the the terminal was gigantic compared to the Nslu2. Since have disposed of the terminal. The Palm pda is the perfect size. Using a battery, you could have a semi-handheld computer.

Left one of the pda's with the Nslu2 storage box. Then I thought about my robot known as Robopet. Would be nice not to have to always have to hook up a monitor to it just for something small. Set getty up on it also. Put the other Palm pda with it. Might be nice to find another just to keep with the puter tools.

I want a Raspberry Pi so much.....
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