I have a laptop at home, dual boot with WinXP and Linux. When in WinXP with the Pearl plugged into USB, the phone charges as you'd expect since the Desktop software is installed. When I boot back to Linux though, the phone complains about insufficient juice to charge or a missing driver (duh).
Anyone know the trick to get this thing charging over USB with your generic Linux machine? On my main workstation here at work I get the same BB message, but I know the USB ports on this beast can do it (other USB-charging phones work just fine).
Thanks! Of course I'm at work, the battery is dying and my charger is at home. *sigh*