Ipaq and familiar 0.8.2
To install familiar on an ipaq, it's best to use the serial cable. The link is 11500-8N1 with no flow control: detailed instructions are at www.handhelds.org.
You have 2 options for the GUI: GPE or Opie. At the time of writing, you should opt for GPE. Opie is pretty, but the vast majority of new packages will not work with it, whereas GPE is much better supported.
An orinoco card SHOULD work out of the box, but it doesn't on 0.8.2. You need to revert the orinoco module driver. Get hold of http://www.handhelds.org/feeds/2.4.19/orinoco-modules_2.4.19-rmk6-pxa1-hh37_ipaqpxa.ipk from the familiar repositories and run ipkg -nodeps -force-overwrite install orinoco-modules_2.4.19-rmk6-pxa1-hh37_ipaqpxa.ipk. To do this, you'll have to transfer the file via an SD card or similar
Again, these should work out of the box, but I found I had to manually
modprobe mmc_base modprobe mmc_asic3
The card should then mount as /mount/card. If you remove the card, I found it necessary to
rmmod mmc_asic3 modprobe mmc_asic3
to get it recognised again. Also, if you write to the card using a laptop and XP, make sure you 'safely remove hardware' and not just yank it out - this results in data loss.