got the headless PI running with Darkice. Keep having random disconnects and during a disconnect I can't ssh into the pi to reset. Added a script to prevent power saving on the wifi dongle. Should that fix it?
TS-2000,SG-2020, Motorola Micom XF,PRC-174, FT-450,FT-817 ND, APX-7000 v/u Astro Spectra / Saber V/U XTS5K V/U/800, EFJ5100 V/U, & a old dusty scanner