I'll answer maybe two or three questions for you. Use pccardctl in 2.6 kernel distros, such as zubuntu, angstrom, debian, and latest pdaxrom.
It seems that on my zubuntu install that my entire pcmcia subsystem is non-functioning.
My problem with modules seems to be a mis-named directory, or a config file that points to a mis-named directory.
All my modules are under /lib/modules2.6.26-omegamoon
Any errors I get related to modules spit out:
/lib/modules2.6.26-omegamoon-akita: File or directory does not exist
I have angstrom already installed to my microdrive as instructed by the official page for the spitz.
I just placed the three files into the /boot directory and on next boot, my "microdrive installed" angstrom is available in the multiboot menu.
(It even has a nice CF icon in the selector)
I did the same thing with my "cacko on NAND", but for some reason, cacko doesn't appear on the multiboot menu.
I am also wondering about the kernel-cmdline file, since I think this should be different for other distros, than the one supplied with zubuntu.
cortez told me to just use a copy of kernel-cmdline that comes with zubuntu to boot other distros.
I removed the very last part which is: dyntick=enable debug
I did this for both angstrom (on HDD) and cacko (on NAND).
I didn't think I needed debugging enabled in these two distros. I left it as is for zubuntu.
My *.nfo files don't appear to do anything either, but this is just a description file and should not affect booting.
Oh, one more thing. the Belkin F5D5050 USB to 10/100 LAN Ethernet adaptor draws 160mA under angstrom according to lsusb.
You will probably need a powered hub with this adapter, because it's just 10mA over the new restriction in the later 2.6 kernels on the USB port on the Zaurus.
The Zaurus USB is limited to just 150mA under 2.6 kernels.
The older distros just ignored it, and most USB stuff just worked.
The new distros will "shut down" the USB port when it encounters a device that claims to draw more than 150mA
I haven't gotten my Belkin F5D5050 USB to 10/100 LAN Ethernet adaptor to work because I think my powered hub is borked.
The Belkin F5D5050 USB to 10/100 LAN Ethernet adaptor works fine in pdaxii13, which is a 2.4 kernel distro.