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wwwnick

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« on: November 22, 2005, 04:58:27 am »
hi,
i have this cf wifi card (Sandisk Connect plus (wifi + 128MB) ) in my sl-5500 with OZ 3.5.3 , i noticed that oz cannot work with flash part, why?
sharprom 3.10 can access this flash storage and at www.dsitri.de in Sandisk cf wifi card forum nobody replies to my topic

http://www.dsitri.de/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=206

in short,
i think that ide_cs (ide-cs) is in kernel, so why isn`t detected flash part of this card and isn`t called ide_attach(hw_addr) ?

at this moment i`m thinking about write some code to do it by force, but imho this is bad solution of this problem and i`m looking for somebody who can help me

or second choice: it`s impossible run wifi and flash storage in one time?

thx for help

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2005, 07:27:24 am »
Although the Sharp ROM 3.xx images may be able to access the flash storage, they can't use the wifi functionality afaik.

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2005, 08:15:31 am »
imho wifi is possible on sharprom...
i don`t test it yet...
but this topic is about flash part of this card and OZ

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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2005, 09:00:04 am »
you have to choose: flash part or wifi part - you dont get both running at once.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2005, 02:53:21 pm »
and any idea how to use flash storage (wifi isn`t working (hostap module is unloaded, firmware wasn`t uploaded to card)) ?
howto for sharprom and pdaXrom (which use ide_cs module) not working, or any idea how to switch between wifi and flash ?

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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2005, 09:15:26 am »
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and any idea how to use flash storage (wifi isn`t working (hostap module is unloaded, firmware wasn`t uploaded to card)) ?
howto for sharprom and pdaXrom (which use ide_cs module) not working, or any idea how to switch between wifi and flash ?
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I had the card up and running with OZ3.5.3 in SL5500 until a month ago (it's now broken).  

It's really easy to select between Wifi and storage functions.

There must be a file at /etc/pcmcia/ named hostap_cs.conf , where you can specify the configuration. Or, you can create a sandisk.conf or something similar in the same directory containing the configuration.
The definition for the card is:

card "SanDisk ConnectPlus 128M"
  version "SanDisk","ConnectPlus"
  manfid 0xd601,0x0101
  bind "hostap_cs" to 0
  bind "ide-cs" to 1

The numbers in manfid field can be found using 'cardctl ident' command.

You simply have to comment out the whole line with the feature you don't want to use (0 or 1), and reload PCMCIA service configuration
/etc/init.d/pcmcia reload

Sample ONLY STORAGE:

card "SanDisk ConnectPlus 128M"
  version "SanDisk","ConnectPlus"
  manfid 0xd601,0x0101
#  bind "hostap_cs" to 0
  bind "ide-cs" to 1

I've made a script for doing this easily with opie-sh, but I cannot reach to it because of my bricked SL5500.  


Hope this helps,
Rafael Godinez.

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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2005, 05:55:54 am »
it works  thx a lot