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Hardware Mods / I've Another Idea For The Spare Md Slot In C1k
« on: August 08, 2007, 11:10:20 am »
when i dought refrence somone who has done it

i know for a fact that the nslu has an onboard rtc connected via i2c and there is a good chance its 3.3 v (nslus use an xscale processor) and its battery backed up

if you want the chip just tell me and i will send it to you. i use ntp for all my time stuff on my home network

links: http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Info/RTCChipInfo

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Hardware Mods / Stuffing Serial Bluetooth Module Inside C1k Casing
« on: August 08, 2007, 11:00:46 am »
must say i am impressed, as of late i have been using bluetooth alot more and have the plans and design for a curses bassed front end simmilar to the wince wizard (widcomm stack, not the microsoft one) to make creating connection eiaser

the only reason i held off is because i found the pand auto discovery and connect setting so i dont have to bother with mac addresses

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Hardware Mods / Stuffing Serial Bluetooth Module Inside C1k Casing
« on: August 08, 2007, 04:09:08 am »
in this case i would take the battery capacity and divide it by run time, no need for a cable or anything else

i cant offer any advice about pdaxrom, havent used it for ages, howeer under angstrom it was always a simple case of loading ohci-hcd, perhaps if you can give us the tail of dmesg  after loading the module so we can see why it wont insert itself

i hope you can see both busses but i guess you have it working now so it dosent warrent any more inspection (ie into the second connector)

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PocketPenguin / Alternatives
« on: August 07, 2007, 11:31:00 pm »
so i would be assuming you have one then?

its an intresting device cant wait for it to arrive  wont be replacing my Z but i do have somthirng in mind for it

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Hardware Mods / Stuffing Serial Bluetooth Module Inside C1k Casing
« on: August 07, 2007, 11:28:52 pm »
mmm, too much caffine hence the spelling

i remember you stated that unless something was plugged into the OTG port the other port was invisible, i was wondering if you solved that issue or if you just hijacked the OTG port instead

2 hours gives me a rule of thumb, thats basically what i wanted. i was wondering what the power draw was like and was expecting worse than that

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Hardware Mods / I've Another Idea For The Spare Md Slot In C1k
« on: August 07, 2007, 11:23:45 pm »
why not just buy a i2c rtc chip and wire it trough some converters (or get a chip that does i2c at 3.3v as the pxa i2c line is 3.3v)

then just write a user space app to open the i2c device, grab the time and use ntp or somthing to input the time (i belive there is support for external time keeping devices)

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PocketPenguin / Alternatives
« on: August 07, 2007, 06:08:54 am »
very nice, just found this little device

http://www.usedhandhelds.com/usedhh_reviews_900c.asp

has built in video out, 64MB of ram. CF and PCMCIA and a 640x240 screen. driver support is avalible for all the hardware as well but the current linux port needs a kick start

best bit is they can be picked up very cheaply, average price is $100 USD

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Hardware Mods / I've Another Idea For The Spare Md Slot In C1k
« on: August 07, 2007, 06:04:19 am »
i was under the impresion that you needed to have a spare 32khz osscilator for teh rtc if you were running it fram a backup battery

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Hardware Mods / Stuffing Serial Bluetooth Module Inside C1k Casing
« on: August 07, 2007, 06:02:43 am »
pics?

sounds about right for the cap

so is the second port recigniseda ll the time? and wich wifi card were you using again. whats the battery life like

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PocketPenguin / Alternatives
« on: August 05, 2007, 04:46:23 pm »
definattly food for thought

i did manage to finish one project (yeahhh!! a nice curses front end for generating ssl certs using openssl, no cryptic commands for me ) so this ones next on the list

just out of intrest koen how important is RAM to you, im thinking a cluster of arm compile machines would be nice

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Hardware Mods / Stuffing Serial Bluetooth Module Inside C1k Casing
« on: August 05, 2007, 04:42:14 pm »
actually the reason i recommend a cap is so you dont blow a fuse, if you power the wifi card and the hard drive you will see some serious spikes (wifi is bursty in nature) so it will help protect your Z at the least (i mean are you too cheap to shell out the 20c for a capacitor)

will check the OTG module names latter

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General Discussion / Kohjinsha Sh6 With Ssd
« on: August 05, 2007, 04:37:35 pm »
whats this "drop the linux part" you speak of, the term confuses me

anyway ran a benchmark and get 11MB/s before any optimisation, will fiddle with latter but at most i expect to double it for large reads only. ethier way its fast enough for me

funny thing about the card, i bought it off ebay, well actually i bought a 12GB one off of ebay and the vendor didn't have one in stock and wouldn't have one for an extra 2 days. so i was offered $50 more for a 16GB one. of course i jumped on it, the money was in his account before he even received the email

not to mention that 2 days was nothing to me when it took 2 weeks to get here , next time i order from china, i have had better luck with them than i have with the US when it comes to Ebay

driver wise a recent x.org build (7 for synaptic and vesa fb support or > 7.2 for "amd" support) and a recent linux kernel (2.6.10 or greater) should cover all your driver needs

for everyone concerned about IO speed, i wouldnt worry. i dont think that its the problem (ie the cpu is more of a show stopper, its a tad bit to slow for most of my moive collection)

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Hardware Mods / Stuffing Serial Bluetooth Module Inside C1k Casing
« on: August 04, 2007, 04:19:03 am »
I like the idea of raising the power but if you are going to power a drive can you PLEAS PLEAS reenforce the Z's power mechenism, i feel you might get resets otherwis with that type of loading

as for 2.6, did you load the ohci modules or the OTG ones as well, i have a feeling taht if you just load the host ones (ohci) then it should detect both, will give it a try tomorrow

its not that bad in terms of structual integrity, but if you dropped it you wolud regret it

anyone care to give me a reminder if angstrom is booting a kernel in /boot on the root fs? if it is i might compli e a kernel to give some things a go, if the second port isnt detected until OTG is activated then it might be a patch causing it

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General Discussion / Kohjinsha Sh6 With Ssd
« on: August 04, 2007, 04:12:56 am »
i am using fedora core 7 and trying to get the amd deode display drivers to work, or for that matter any display drivers to work under X (shifted 8 bit color, and most of the display stretched and offscreen)

i am begining to think that some of the values the bios reports are wrong and are hardcoded in the bios. apart from that the only thing that didnt work was wifi so i removed the module itself and am upgrading it

the CF bit was easy, i got a laptop IDE to CF adaptor and put in a 16GB CF card, gave the thing a nice speed boost, the CF card is slower in terms of speed but makes up for it in latency (which reminds me if you do this turn OFF readahead under fedora, its only  useful if you have high bandwidth and high latency, not low latency and low bandwidth)

currently running ext3 on lvm partions on it, i did want to give 2 C cards a go and RAID them but i remeber reading that the chip has problems with more than one Hard drive

oh and i have no idea how to get the vga port working, its stuck on scaled 640x480 regardless of the display res

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General Discussion / Sl-c1000 Portability
« on: August 04, 2007, 04:07:10 am »
have you tried making one out of gaff tape and foam?

i have a wallet made out of the stuff and its tuff, you get a bit of reside after a week but it cleans right of and you only have to take care of it once.

the best bit is you can form it to any shape you want, i have seen everything from wallets to camera cases made by family members (weird family) and its not to hard to build in a belt buckle attachment and magnetic close thingy into the design

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