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25 Dec 2007
I'm not using anybodies distribution of zdebian, I'm just running a debootstrap I set up myself. It ran great for years, but lately glibc refuses to update because of my 2.4.18 kernel. 2.6 on 5500 will probably never happen until the mythological GPL colle sd/mmc driver unmythologicals itself. Comments? sad.gif

What would happen if I temporarily put a fake uname in my path to get glibc to upgrade? Would my system become unusable? Is there any hope of 2.6 on collie? This thing has become entirely unusable because of this glibc problem.

What are the odds I could fake debian into thinking it has a current libc6? I'm running out of options.
1 Sep 2007
I bought one of those 2000 mAh batteries for my sl-5500 and was a little surprised when it didn't come with a larger cover to hold it in. Does anyone know where to get them, or have one they would sell me?

Sorry about crossposting if that is against the rules, I am posting this in 5x00 Hardware and For sale / Wanted. If it is against the rules, please delete the 5x00 Hardware post.
7 May 2006
It makes sense technically, but I don't know if it is practical.

So the 5500 SD control chip is closed and useless, well do we even need it in the first place?

The Linksys WRT54g router has mmc support hacked in, and it has no special chip for that, just gpios http://kiel.kool.dk/

So what if the normal SL-5500 slot was used for this hack, and gpios were stolen from the SD chip? Maybe the power to that POS could even be cut off at the same time.
6 Apr 2006
There is another thread on this subject that seemed to go pretty much nowhere here https://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...15546&hl=cuecat

There are instructions on creating an "almost" standard serial device out of a ps/2 cuecat with the title "Make your CueCat RS232 pod" inside the cuecat driver tar.gz, but unfortunatly it is not on the web outside that archive. http://freshmeat.net/redir/cuecat-driver/4...at-0.8.2.tar.gz

First off, I know very little about hardware, so don't take any of this seriously unless you do know the subject.

According to those instructions, you use a 74HCT04 Hex inverter, RS catalog #276-2804 to do the crude ps/2 to serial conversion, and then 3 AA batteries for the 4.5V the cuecat needs.

Now I have had problems with my main power socket on my Z, and one way I was able to test it was to plug a usb hub or car adaptor with an LED into the usb-client port on the zaurus and then plug a power source into the main power plug.

What I noticed is that the power flowed right into the car adaptor or usb hub and lit up the LED. My question is this. Is it possible that (assuming the Z's serial stuff handles the nonstandard cuecat modified for serial), would it be possible to use only that 74HCT04 Hex inverter, skip the batteries, and only use the cuecat while there is a battery pack plugged in to the main power port, letting the power from that flow through the usb/serial port into the cuecat?

Also, it would probably work great with this little adaptor - http://www.fivestarassoc.com/Z/
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