Tuesday Oct 16, 2007

Gobi7: Day 5

Not much change today on the Gobi front. I have been cranking away on it today and have only tested out one of the items that I wanted to work on. Today was testing out an external mouse, the Sun three button laser mouse specifically. Just works, plug it in and keep on moving just like always. Also, I have two profiles for the two wireless networks that I frequent, so multi wireless network configs is done as well. Ttwo down and more to come. The list has grown a little so let me recap.

  • external display
  • external wired keyboard
  • external bluetooth keyboard (works on the SR2)
  • how to connect on a wireless network that requires web page authentication first
  • testing vpn east again to see if there is a config issue between east and sfaby or if it was just being nasty the first time I was trying
  • how to get third button (center click) when the external mouse is not connected... I use highlight and click more than I thought, work around is the copy/paste keys

It would be great if there was a method of getting battery level status even if from a cli so that would have an idea of how much time I have.

Thanks to Peter for checking in on my progress. I am digging the device so far... it could be a hard item to give up after the 90 days.

For what it's worth.

Sunday Oct 14, 2007

Gobi7: Day 4

The week starts out right when I can blog from the Gobi7 and on wireless as well. I fired up the unit this morning, selected the wireless config and waited. The dialog came up asking for my vpn password / token, after entering the value and pressing ok... boom... it shows that it is connected to the SRSS and then the login dialog popped up. Now I have the vpn set to connect to a vpn server on west coast so I was hoping that all the infrastructure was going to work out to connect me to an east coast server. After entering my login it did just that, kicked over to an east coast server for the login. Well there we have it, success on wireless and the blog entry from it. Now to take the next 86 days to work from the laptop to see how it works out. I am use to working with a larger screen when on a laptop and a much larger screen when using my current SR@H based on a SR2 and a 24" LCD. So things to try moving foward:

  • external display
  • external keyboard / mouse
  • different wireless setttings

For what it's worth.

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