It that because it's still aliased in /etc/modules.conf?
No. I commented it out. But, don't sweat it. I give up on this thing.
I have a copy of Slackware 9.1 on the way in. It runs the 2.4.22 kernel that has pda support built in - experimental. I'm going to do a clean install on a spare partition with it to see if it will work. I've heard from guys that have the new kernel, and it's not any better for syncing the 5600.
It's really a slap in the face to Linux geeks that Sharp would make a handheld with Linux and then not provide the proper interface and drivers for a Linux desktop. They make a Linux pda that only syncs with Windows.
I am also planning on getting a CompactFlash Card (ethernet, wired) to see if I can at least ftp into my unit and do file transfers. I use lots of small text files to keep track of information. I'd like to be able to write them on my desktop and then transfer to the Z. FTP should do that for me. And, the qtopia desktop shows support for syncing via a "normal" ip address on a LAN (something I'll try later).
Thanks to all for the help. I'll probably be back on this site later to check out the howtos, tips and tricks, etc. Seems like a wealth of info here, even though I was pretty disappointed that the info didn't get me hooked up how I wanted. I guess it's still too much of "bleeding edge" technology and it'll take a while for the Linux drivers to get built and unbugged.