Have finally managed to get my Linux box back on the net. Still need to debug the driver a bit but it mostly works for the moment which is all that matters. I was really starting to get tired of having to reboot into windows to get online..
Have been having great fun with my Palm Tungsten. Am gonna get a USB Multicard reader and an SD card as suggested by lots of people. Then I can easily get my photos and music from Linux to the palm. Also gonna look at Jpluck or Plucker Desktop for offline browsing.
The one thing that I can do with Windows but not with Linux is to transfer photos to the Palm's main memory. It has 64MB so I figure I might as well stoer some photos there. Need to look into it some more..