David Jones goofy_36@yahoo.com
Mon Apr 19 18:24:07 CEST 2004

Thanks for the update on opie.  I'll take another look
at it.  I started to a few weeks ago but then things
got busy with the family.

That's strange about the cf cards.  I've been using a
Kingston and Sandisk one and haven't had any problems
yet.  I'm wondering if it might be time to think about
working on the 2.6 kenel.  It might fix some of these
strange problems.  Plus it might help us get some of
the missing items working, like the USB and power. 
Either way I'm not much of a kernel hacker, it's
better that I do what I can on the user space.


--- Oleg Gusev <oleg@usm.uni-muenchen.de> wrote:
> On Sunday 18 April 2004 11:51 pm, you wrote:
>  Hi Dave,
> >  I would guess that we can map the touch pad in
> > place of the touch screen. 
> The "touch" part of the ALPS device is not (yet)
> working.
> Try 'tpconfig' package to see what i mean.
> > Can you upload what you
> > have got so far, either image, source or diff?
> >
> I am close to a 100MB rootfs image now. IMHO we
> should start writing
> the script that gathers things together.
> What i have done was: download the 'required' *.ipk
> files from
> http://opie.handhelds.org/feed/ipaq/1.0.3/
> unpack them with
> for file in /where/are/the/ipks/* 
> do
> 	ar x $file; tar xfvzp data.tar.gz ;
> done
> and copy the directory structure to the CF card.
> Maybe it's better do get 
> http://opie.handhelds.org/feed/ipaq/unstable-gcc3,
> but i have not 
> tried it.
> > I seen your earlier email about 256 meg CF
> > cards.    That's what I've been using and haven't
> had
> > any problems.  
> I have a 256MB card with 0K cache (read - it was
> cheap).
> 'cardctl ident' doesn't even show a name of the
> producer.
> Sometimes it reports a read error (probably it's not
> fast enough)
> to the 'ide_info' and then the cardmgr makes oops.
> The pcmcia-cs was
> not written with strongarm in mind, and it often
> shows.
> If i boot with the PCMCIA/CF adapter (and it is
> possible only with
> my voltage patches), then i can't insert anything
> into CF slot without causing a lot of hda read
> errors. But if the
> same card is in the CF slot, everything works very
> well.
>  Oleg.

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