Distribution / USB Host / Status ???
Wed Feb 11 04:30:13 CET 2004
Sounds good about the USB. I don't know if anyone has
thought of this or not. But you can get external
notebook hard drive enclosures with integrated USB
support. I have one that cost around $20 but have
seen them for less. It will run of the USB power or
an external power source. Since I'm not a kernel
hacker, I might take a stab at some kind of user
--- Hasjim Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> The MK-4004GAH is NOT a PCMCIA Hard Disk. It has an
> ATA-3/4/5 interface,
> and is used in devices like the iPod. The pinout is
> not the same as a
> PCMCIA slot. I suppose a small cable could be made
> up, if you were
> REALLY inclined, but it wouldn't be elegant.
> However, you can get a 2GB
> or a 5GB PCMCIA hard disk from toshiba.
> for more information.
> The Type II Compactflash Microdrives are probably a
> better buy, unless
> you can get a PCMCIA drive off eBay cheaply.
> My Jornada 820 has no problems running with 2GB
> PCMCIA Toshiba Hard Disk.
> I haven't done any power tests etc yet, as I only
> recently repaired the
> connector from the LCD to the mainboard. It had
> become intermittent and
> needed to be fluxed and retinned/soldered. However,
> the Jornada 820
> seems to be running fine at the moment. I will try
> booting the latest
> Jornada 820 patch / kernel, soon...
> Has anyone started on USB yet? If not, I am happy
> to put my kernel
> hacking abilities to use, as I have dealt with some
> embedded USB host
> controllers before. I think the SA-1101 USB host
> controller should just
> be a simple backport of the SA-1111 host controller.
> I already have a
> USB mouse, USB-IDE adapter, USB mass-storage pen /
> SD reader and a USB
> keyboard to test with. If George or someone has a
> partial patch going,
> then perhaps I can help???
> Oleg, you mentioned something about needing a DMA
> Also, what is the status of power management, VGA
> output, etc?
> Thanks for hacking the Jornada 820, George.
> Hopefully we can have a 100%
> functional kernel running soon.
> On Mon, 9 Feb 2004 03:58:23 +0100, "Francois-Rene
> <email@example.com> said:
> > To those of you who can afford:
> > * you can get 2GB Type II CompactFlash microdrives
> > for EUR 199 on retail in Europe.
> > * for a bit over EUR 200, you can find a 40GB Type
> II PCMCIA harddisk
> > from Toshiba: the MK-4004GAH. (But then, you'll
> have to get networking
> > through CF, USB or serial.)
> > With a hard-disk, we can have swap, which
> alleviates the problem with
> > dirth of RAM, and we can install a pretty standard
> > without having to think hard about squeezing
> things up.
> > I hesitate which I'll get, but I'll definitely get
> > (Mind that the 2GB thing already draws more power
> than flash memory,
> > and that the 40GB must draw even more power.)
> > Also, another solution could be USB storage, if
> the USB support gets
> > added.
> > Cheers!
> > --
> > Mailing list info:
> Mailing list info: http://lists.linux.it/listinfo/jornada820
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