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post Oct 29 2004, 11:19 AM
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What blows my mind is that the 6000 comes with a great USB to mini-USB cable. It was difficult to convince myself and several other people that this was only for the cradle. Attempts to plug it into the Zaurus itself seemed so reasonable yet futile. Scouring the net, I could find absolutely no source for the correct plug with which to make my own cable. I thought of snipping one off of something else, but couldn't figure out what. The iRiver is a good lead, but their website is remarkable in its badness and I only was only able to find what I believe is the exact same USB cable that came with the 6000.

I love my new Zaurus 6000, but I'm still having severe difficulty finding a way to use my USB Happy Hacking keyboard with it.

The dream is 1. Vim, 2. Less than 1/2 kilo, 3. touchtyping..... I'm 2 for 3 now......
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post Oct 29 2004, 11:24 AM
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I realized that the reason why I had trouble finding the adapter on iRiver.com is that I was looking through their PRODUCTS section. You have to go into their STORE then under portable media and accessories to the bottom of the page.

Mine is in transit. smile.gif
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post Oct 29 2004, 05:09 PM
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came today, Rio Carbon mounts as 5gig harddisk.

next to see if a mouse will work with GPE...
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post Oct 29 2004, 06:07 PM
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QUOTE(xed @ Oct 29 2004, 11:19 AM)
I love my new Zaurus 6000, but I'm still having severe difficulty finding a way to use my USB Happy Hacking keyboard with it.

The dream is 1. Vim, 2. Less than 1/2 kilo, 3. touchtyping..... I'm 2 for 3 now......

Mmmm...USB Happy Hacking keyboard. I use a USB sub-keyboard with my Z6K that's about the same size as the HHK. Is it everything you thought it would be? I've almost ordered one. The price is a bit steep but worth it if it delivers the goods. Any comments, critics or complaints?

Thanks!

--Aaron
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post Nov 2 2004, 06:46 AM
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Received my cable from iRiver today (actually 2 since they were cheap). Very very nice! Worked like a charm with my keyboard. Small enough to stick in my PDA case.

Great find!
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post Nov 3 2004, 06:59 PM
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since i happen to be in korea at present, i was able to find the usb host adapter cable at the iriver product store. i bought 2 host cables at 4000 won each (just under us$4.00 each), and tried connecting my iriver usb mp3 player to my 6000L. everything seems to be working ok -- that is, the 6000 recognizes the mp3 player as a usb based drive, but i can't figure out how to mount the drive.

so in short the cable works like a dream, now i just need to know how to mount the drive so i can read and write to my mp3 player.
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post Nov 3 2004, 09:31 PM
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so in short the cable works like a dream, now i just need to know how to mount the drive so i can read and write to my mp3 player.


Does the mp3 player mount to your PC as usb storage???

- Install the terminal program

- Start the terminal program

- su (go to "root" user)

- mount /dev/sda1 /usr/mnt.rom/usbstorage

then you'll be able to see the stuff on /usr/mnt.rom/usbstorage. It even shows up in the Files tab as "Storage /dev/sda1'.

Don't forget to unmount before disconnecting with

- umount /dev/sda1

I haven't seen an app to simplify this.

Dave
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post Nov 3 2004, 10:32 PM
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you could script it if you do it that often and don't like opening the terminal... but just to pull out some characters, dev/sda1 is in fstab already, so

mount /mnt/usbstorage

or

mount /dev/sda1


do the trick.
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post Nov 4 2004, 10:49 AM
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I also ordered the iRiver USB host cable. It is a tiny little cable, great for carrying around without the bulk of the full-sized cables. So far, I have plugged in:

1. a Compaq USB full sized keyboard, and it worked without any configurations of any sort! Just plugged it in, and opened Hancom Word, and started typing.

2. a Targus numeric keypad. It also worked beautifully without configuration of any kind.

Other USB devices (Gravis GamePad Pro USB, Belkin USB Optical mouse, Logitech USB WebCam) also detect, and possibly will work if drivers and application support are worked on.
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post Nov 4 2004, 11:18 AM
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Add the PNY Attache USB thumb drive to the list of supported USB devices. You just need to type (as root) mount /dev/sda1 /usr/mnt.rom/usbstorage to use it as Dave said for the mp3 drive.

Wow, USB host is so great!!! I am digging up all the old USB devices I can find to see what does and does not work. Keep you posted.
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post Nov 4 2004, 06:39 PM
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usb.c: USB new device connect on bus1/1, assigned device number 19
usb.c: USB device 19 (vend/prod 0x4e6/0x1010) is not claimed by any active driver.

Zio usb cf adapter doesn't work. Neither will my minolta digital camera. Apple's keyboards work though. Hey! The quecat barcode reader works! No translation software so it just inputs garbage but it will scan...
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post Nov 8 2004, 09:43 AM
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just a silly question from newbie.
Will the iriver usb host cable work with Z SL-5500 ?
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post Nov 8 2004, 10:06 AM
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QUOTE(woverin @ Nov 8 2004, 05:43 PM)
just a silly question from newbie.
Will the iriver usb host cable work with Z SL-5500 ?

the 5500 lacks the usb port that the 6000 has


Isn't the USB host plug on the bottom of the 6000 a mini type B, not mini type A?

It appears to have 5 pins, not 4.

If so, I think that this piece will work, too...

http://www.abccables.com/ca-000306.html

however, it lacks the short length of wire that the iRiver adapter has, which is nice for reducing strain on the port

but abccables will also ship internationally, whereas iriver doesn't
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post Nov 8 2004, 10:12 AM
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mini-a is a five pin.
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saakmotu
post Nov 8 2004, 11:30 AM
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yes, you're right.. sorry about that

here's a very versatile one instead
http://www.showmecables.com/eStore/store/v...&idCategory=240
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