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> Relatively Cheap Usb Docking Station, Would this work w/ a Zaurus?
Drake01
post Jan 29 2007, 03:51 PM
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I found this item listed on Geeks.com. I'm wondering if something like this would be supported on the Z. I believe I've usually seen similar USB docking stations listed for at least twice as much.
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post Jan 29 2007, 07:53 PM
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My gut feel is that the peripheral ports will need necessary drivers on Z to expose them for use. In this case, it could be tricky. sad.gif
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post Jan 29 2007, 08:42 PM
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I've seen these too and been tempted.
I think we need to find one that has opensource Linux drivers available.
The Zaurus's Non-high-speed USB port my cause problems too.
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post Jan 30 2007, 08:55 AM
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Hi guys,

I have a few of the IBM USB 1.0 (maybe 1.1?) dockign stations that I have had for a while...they are still in the box and all. I bought a bunch a while abgo and just used one of them (I think I have 6 maybe, they are in the attic)....Anyway, they are bigger, about 8 inches tall and maybe 4 inches wide (strike that, I just looked at a rular...they would be more like 6 inches tall and three inches wide) , they have a sort of curved front to access several USBs from the front (upstream is on the front too I believe) and they have serial and Parallel for sure on the back...it is a powered hub/dock with an AC Adpator (included).

Anyway, I can find the exact model and post more detailed info....so if anyone in interested, please PM me (as I may not remember to check back on this thread).

Oh, as for the price, $15 plus shipping seems fair like a fair price considering they are IBM and all...

Anyway, no biggie if no one cares or wants one, just throwing it out there. Drivers would probably be an issue I would think, but no more so than any other dock...there is a driver CD for an older version of windows...not that that would help much, but at least it is a start.

Don;t forget, please PM me if interested...even if just to have me reply to some question on this forum.

(Hey, I found the subscribe to forum button smile.gif So I should get replies if you post them...)
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Drake01
post Jan 30 2007, 06:07 PM
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QUOTE(Antikx @ Jan 29 2007, 11:42 PM)
I've seen these too and been tempted.
I think we need to find one that has opensource Linux drivers available.
The Zaurus's Non-high-speed USB port my cause problems too.
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Yeah, I was afraid that would be the opinion. I was wondering if anyone had tried one of the docking stations with success.

As far as the USB speed, I don't believe that would be an issue unless it's actually too slow to operate, for example, a serial port at a specified high speed. What is the speed of the USB port on the Z again? Something like 1.5Mbps? (I suppose I should actually look it up... I believe it's listed on the Wiki.) I would think that would actually be fast enough, unless there are multiple devices eating up the bandwidth.

UPDATE:
From the OESF Wiki:
C1000 General Info
* USB 2.0 but 1.1 transfer speed - slave and host (the latter needs a special cable - one sold by iRiver for PMP models works)

And Wikipedia states that USB 1.1 can operate at 1.5Mbps (Low Speed) or 12Mbps (Full Speed).

I know I've read the actual speed somewhere... probably a post in the forums. I also noticed that C3200 General Info doesn't list a speed. Can I assume it's the same as the C1000?
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