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speculatrix
post Dec 14 2005, 09:57 AM
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http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000880023893/

big discussion on slashdot:
http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/12/14/1542242
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post Dec 14 2005, 12:04 PM
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hmmm seems Shadowmite has been busy, perhaps I will ask him to look into sdio for the 3100(cant remember if it has that or not)
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post Dec 14 2005, 01:32 PM
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QUOTE(bam @ Dec 14 2005, 02:04 PM)
hmmm seems Shadowmite has been busy, perhaps I will ask him to look into sdio for the 3100(cant remember if it has that or not)
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Very neat. I may have to think twice about upgrading my own Treo. If they can get Bluetooth and the cellular radio working I'll be very impressed indeed.

Shadowmite is a hacker, he may have reverse engineered the PalmOS drivers, in which case the drivers might not port over to the Zaurus so well. I can't tell right now because his site has been slashdotted...
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post Dec 14 2005, 01:45 PM
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The engadget article you linked to is over a year old. If that's what ypu mean by "SDIO driver" then it isn't what you think. He took the driver from the Tungsten T5, with a similar hardware design to the Treo, and hacked the drivers to override some checks that made sure it was actually running on a T5. After those checks were removed, the driver functioned on the Treo, albiet unstably.

It was a cool hack, but not even close to a Linux SDIO driver.
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post Dec 14 2005, 02:20 PM
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QUOTE(DrWowe @ Dec 14 2005, 10:45 PM)
The engadget article you linked to is over a year old.  If that's what ypu mean by "SDIO driver" then it isn't what you think.  He took the driver from the Tungsten T5, with a similar hardware design to the Treo, and hacked the drivers to override some checks that made sure it was actually running on a T5.  After those checks were removed, the driver functioned on the Treo, albiet unstably.

It was a cool hack, but not even close to a Linux SDIO driver.
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I did wonder if that was the case.

I shouldn't read slashdot articles and believe them so readily. sigh.
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post Dec 14 2005, 03:17 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Dec 14 2005, 10:20 PM)
QUOTE(DrWowe @ Dec 14 2005, 10:45 PM)
The engadget article you linked to is over a year old.  If that's what ypu mean by "SDIO driver" then it isn't what you think.  He took the driver from the Tungsten T5, with a similar hardware design to the Treo, and hacked the drivers to override some checks that made sure it was actually running on a T5.  After those checks were removed, the driver functioned on the Treo, albiet unstably.

It was a cool hack, but not even close to a Linux SDIO driver.
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I did wonder if that was the case.

I shouldn't read slashdot articles and believe them so readily. sigh.
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whwew.... I'll put my wallet back. I was on the verge of looking up the moedel number and distro and ordering a treo that I could linuxize. Guess I'll stick with taking my wife's nokia in trade for one of those clamshell LGs smile.gif (for her, not me)
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