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Gondola
QUOTE(BarryW @ Dec 30 2004, 06:32 AM)
I think I found a better adapter.  No cable at all!  Picked it up tonight at Fred Meyers but found it on the web here.
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Just a caveat; this is a nice adapter if you plan on using the device outside of the cradle.

However, I have just today gotten the iRiver adapter, and it works fine in or out of the cradle; the piece of the cord in the middle allows the end of the adapter to hang out of the conveniently placed gap in the cradle. This adapter shown above would not work from the cradle.
xjqian
just got my iRiver adaptor. haven't got any keyboard or mouse working. But my no name (actually there is a name: US Modular) usb pen drive got recognized instantly. very impressed. smile.gif
orac
If you don't see usbkbd.o after you open a terminal and type lsmod then you may need to do the following:
(I'm assuming that you're using the default Sharp Rom)
bash-2.05% su -
# modprobe usbkbd

And that's it. My logitech wireless keyboard seems to work great. As far as the mouse is concerned... I'm not really sure about that one. I haven't found any clear way to get the mouse to work yet.
guylhem
QUOTE(nilch @ Jan 25 2005, 12:05 PM)
QUOTE(guylhem @ Jan 25 2005, 11:14 AM)
Can you access the keyboard while charging with boxwaave minisync on a SL6000 ?
That would make it very interesting to me.

I also created a small script to switch between usb net/storage modes.

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Sadly you cant use the internal keyboard on the 6000 while using the boxwave minisync. It just blocks the keyboard from sliding out by a little margin.

I would be inetrested in the USB NET/sorage switcher script and try your new kernel too for emulating the USB mass storage feature.
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I'll put that online. You need to insmod the modules however.
xjqian
QUOTE(orac @ Jan 26 2005, 01:24 PM)
# modprobe usbkbd
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Thanks for your suggestion. I got the error "couldn't locate the module". Where's the usbkbd.o located?
gfdsa
Hi,

Beeing in Italy, i've could not find iRiver cable, as well googling for Mini Type A Male -> Type A Female in any syntax did not bring anything.

I found a Mini Type A Male -> Type B Male on www.lindy.com, ordered, recieved today and checked. Works.

So, the cable costs 3 euro, delivery (DHL) 9 euro, total 12, which is cheaper than iRiver, at least for Europe, and is still usable if you buy an USB hub (10-20 euro), which I condider a highly useful device. As well, there is a lot devices except hubs that have Type B female and B/A F/M adapters/cables.

Here is the link:
http://www.lindy.com/chit/productfolder/03/31627/index.php
And the pictures:
Crazy Monkey
QUOTE(mpers3 @ Dec 30 2004, 03:31 PM)
1.  Go to terminal and login as SU
2.  mount /dev/sda1 /usr/mnt.rom/usbstorage

And I get:

Mounting /dev/sda1 on /usr/mnt.rom/usbstorage failed: No such device or address


Given the error, and that it works on Windows systems, I'm going to guess it has an NTFS file system. If I'm right, that's the problem - the Z does not support NTFS.
offroadgeek
QUOTE(binjinx @ Dec 21 2004, 08:35 AM)


can you qualify how it woks nicely and with what device?

I just received the zip-linq connector, and the mini usb connector does not connect to the 6000. The mini usb connector is different than the iriver connector.

This may work nicely with my digital camera, but I bought it with the thought of using it with my 6000. sad.gif

I actually bought 5, thinking that if they worked, I would keep one and give away the remaining 4.
unplug
For those who have success connecting hd to z6k, do you use external power or use the power from usb? I borrowed one from my friend and found that my z can't provide enough power for that hd. sad.gif
xjqian
I have successfully connected both of my Toshiba 2.5' HD (one 20G 4800rpm, the other 40G 5400 rpm). Both of them need to have external battery supply. My usb cable for the hd housing came with two usb male connect at one end (one for data&power, the other for extra power). I guess z usb host end can't supply enough power for the 2.5' hd, kinda like an unpowered usb hub and things in that class. The new 1.8' hd can suck power directly from the z as mentioned in the other thread. Rio carbon connects no problem. So I'd guess items with their own power like rio karmar, Zen Xtra, iPod would probably work with Z too. But don't take my words for sure.

dmesg spits things like scsi simulates usb mass storage. then I mounted /dev/sda1 to /mnt/usbhd. that's it.
mpers3
QUOTE(Crazy Monkey @ Jan 28 2005, 09:53 PM)
QUOTE(mpers3 @ Dec 30 2004, 03:31 PM)
1.  Go to terminal and login as SU
2.  mount /dev/sda1 /usr/mnt.rom/usbstorage

And I get:

Mounting /dev/sda1 on /usr/mnt.rom/usbstorage failed: No such device or address


Given the error, and that it works on Windows systems, I'm going to guess it has an NTFS file system. If I'm right, that's the problem - the Z does not support NTFS.
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Thanks Crazy, but no that is not the problem, I just double checked, it is FAT 32. With external power it will sometimes mount, but I get errors when trying to write to it, again since I am new and learning linux, this may have to do with permissions. I am in the process of moving back to the states from overseas right now, so don't have a lot of time to work on it right now. But I have made some progress, thanks for the help.
bgsfh
mpers3: You may want to try the mount command with the -t switch. As in

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

You may have to add the following line to your /ect/fstab file.

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstorage auto noauto,owner 0 0

I have been able to mount a usb thumbdrive and an Archos AV 340 using these techniques. However I am not able to get usb cf or sd cardreaders to mount. When I try I get an invalid argument error. Does anyone know how to do this? I know, the 6000L has cf and sd slots, but I have stuff installed on the cards in thoes slots, and I don't want to pull them if I don't have to. Thanks.
guylhem
QUOTE(offroadgeek @ Jan 31 2005, 12:12 PM)
QUOTE(binjinx @ Dec 21 2004, 08:35 AM)


I just received the zip-linq connector, and the mini usb connector does not connect to the 6000. The mini usb connector is different than the iriver connector.
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You need a mini-A. They sold you a mini-B. There is no mini-A ziplinq I'm aware of (else I'd be purchasing it in the minute)

And it's nearly impossible to create one (when my javeo ebuds died, I figured I could open the central part, and put a mini-A to A instead... nope. there's a spring that one can hardly put back in)

I will tell you if I ever find a mini-A ziplinq (my hopes are low :-(
cycojesus
Tired of lurking ont the net all day long for a cheap solution I broke my moneybox and bought this from conics.net : http://conics.net/shp/pda/zaurus-sl-c700/i...ost-diag_en.jpg

It sure is expensive (40$ : http://conics.net/shp/pda/zaurus-sl-c700/sl-acc.html ) but the € is strong and I got it for 34,95€. I ordered it a week ago and received it this morning. All excited I turned the 6000 on pluged the cable and pluged the only usb device I had at hand : my usb-key. A look at dmesg and a mount after I was browsing it smile.gif
Now endless possibility arise cool.gif back home I'll try with my external 250GB drive (external power), my iRiver H120 (could put whole OZ feeds on it instead of them eating big space on SD/CF), my camera too (I think I saw some gphoto2 ipk for OZ somewhere). Hey! anyone tried with a mouse ?! Un fortunately I don't have (yet) a USB keyboard...

The only drawback is that I have to find a place to put the cable along with the 6000 and not loose it...

As an old philosoph said (Droopy) : "You know what ? I'm happy !" laugh.gif

EDIT : http://openzaurus.org/official/unstable/3.....1.4-r0_arm.ipk biggrin.gif
scheck.r
QUOTE
anyone tried with a mouse ?!

Don't know about OZ but it works great with Sharp ROM + fast kernel
cycojesus
QUOTE(scheck.r @ Apr 1 2005, 05:02 PM)
QUOTE
anyone tried with a mouse ?!

Don't know about OZ but it works great with Sharp ROM + fast kernel
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I plugged one but got no pointer or whatever. dry.gif
systemparadox
Finally got a 6000L today, but very confused about the usb host port.
Firstly, the mini-B connector on the back of the docking station (the one sharp gives you a cable for)- is that for usb host or slave?
Now, just what type is the port on the Z? Loads of ppl say it's a mini-A, and I've got several mini-B cables, none of which fit, but the port is for OTG (On The Go) USB connections and should, according to the spec, take mini-A and mini-B connectors, which will decide whether it is a host or slave. So why don't my mini-B connectors fit (not that it is much use to me as a slave port)?

Does anybody know where I can get a suitable cable for a reasonable price in the UK?
Iriver won't sell/ship outside US/Canada.
I am also interested in a [insert zaurus port type here] to mini-B cable- anyone know where I can get one?

Thanks
Simon
darktjm
QUOTE(gfdsa @ Jan 28 2005, 01:26 PM)
I found a Mini Type A Male -> Type B Male on www.lindy.com, ordered, recieved today and checked. Works.
...

Here is the link:
http://www.lindy.com/chit/productfolder/03/31627/index.php
And the pictures:
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Thanks for the link! This place sells other, similar cables as well, and has worldwide offices. I ordered two cables (mini-A->B, mini-A->mini-B - covers most USB devices w/o attached cables) and got them 3 days later (US). iRiver is currently out of stock; claims it will remain so until July.. Also, not in your post: the cables I ordered are 0.5M and very flexible, so they are pretty compact.
loldrup
QUOTE(metal9966 @ Apr 14 2004, 05:29 AM)
i think he is talking about the MINI A usb Connector on the 6000, you need a Mini A to standard USB cable.
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What is the correct name of a standard USB plug? Is it "A" or "B"?


Jon Loldrup
adf
"A" I believe. the boxy things with the cut corners are "b" the little ones that conect to your card reader (for example) are mini-b
aki
Has any of you guys have any luck with USB 2.0 flash drives?
I picked up one of these little beautys (only $60 for the 1GB version at Sam's).
They are quite small with the retractable connector feature, and you can't beat the price.

Except that I can't get them to work with the Z. Hotplug doesn't even recognize when its plugged in! mad.gif The docs says that it does support Linux w/ 2.4 kernel, and I can mount it without problems with my Compaq Presario running Slackware 9.1.

Perhaps it is an issue with the USB 2.0 interface?
nilch
Have you tried mounting it manually ?

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstorage

where usbtoarge is a existing folder under /mnt

it should normally work at USB 1.1 speed.
aki
QUOTE(nilch @ May 26 2005, 04:22 PM)
Have you tried mounting it manually ?

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstorage

where usbtoarge is a existing folder under /mnt

it should normally work at USB 1.1 speed.
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Well, there is no device to mount. Hotplug does not recognize that the drive was plugged in.
Stubear
QUOTE(aki @ May 28 2005, 12:37 PM)
QUOTE(nilch @ May 26 2005, 04:22 PM)
Have you tried mounting it manually ?

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstorage

where usbtoarge is a existing folder under /mnt

it should normally work at USB 1.1 speed.
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Well, there is no device to mount. Hotplug does not recognize that the drive was plugged in.
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Is usb-storage module loaded? If not try loading it manually that should force the kernel to see the drive.

Also this might be a silly question but are you using a USB host cable (mini-A) to connect the USB flash drive? It won't be recognised if you are using the black usb min-b cable that came with the zaurus.

Stu

P.S. iRiver Japan has the iRiver USB host cables for 520 yen (http://www.iriver.co.jp/estore/details.php?3,9,118) for those of you in the Land of the Rising Sun who were wondering where to get a mini-A usb cable from. I walked into an iRiver store and picked one up right away smile.gif
stuey
Hi
I've tried to get an irivers mini-A USB cable for my 'new' 6000- but no luck here in the UK - can anybody source/sell me one please? Thanks
druk13
QUOTE(stuey @ Jan 8 2006, 10:55 PM)
Hi
I've tried to get an irivers mini-A USB cable for my 'new' 6000- but no luck here in the UK - can anybody source/sell me one please? Thanks
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Try this: trisoft
This is not a iriver cable, but you can order it and you will get it.
aki
QUOTE(druk13 @ Jan 11 2006, 04:24 PM) *
QUOTE(stuey @ Jan 8 2006, 10:55 PM)
Hi
I've tried to get an irivers mini-A USB cable for my 'new' 6000- but no luck here in the UK - can anybody source/sell me one please? Thanks
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Try this: trisoft
This is not a iriver cable, but you can order it and you will get it.


I found a much cheaper and current alternative. It's very similar to the iRiver.
Check it out here: Vernier

sdjf
QUOTE(aki @ Jul 1 2008, 08:51 AM) *
I found a much cheaper and current alternative. It's very similar to the iRiver.
Check it out here: Vernier

Thanks for the link to Venier. Since I think I also located a possible adapter kit with mini-A 5-pin female I thought I'd share it, although the Vernier $5 plus shipping looks pretty good.

I found the following possibility (also available in 6 foot length?) which looks interesting:

Retrak / Emerge 3-Ft Usb 2.0 Cable
Kit - ETCABLEKIT3

ETCABLEKIT3 - 3' USB 2.0 Universal
Cable Kit - Includes 2-USB 2.0 Cables
(3' and bonus 18" cable), 9
interchangable adapters allow for
easy configuration of multiple cable
types. Configure as USB A, B,
Male/Female, Mini A 4-pin, Mini A
5-Pin, Mini B. 4-PIN, MINI A 5-PIN,

One source is http://www.nextdaypc.com/main/products/det...ainid=ND0130014

Another cheaper source for the adapter is http://www.audio-video-furniture.com/Commo...=294659#Details

Has anyone had any experience with this adapter kit? The picture isn't clear enough for me to tell if it will be right.

Thanks,
sdjf
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