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gnarlog

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« on: May 01, 2004, 03:19:18 am »
Hi there,

This may be a dumb question, but would it be possible to get a mouse working on a Zaurus? Seems like it would be really neat to use a mouse with pdaX. I saw a tiny optical usb mouse at a computer store today that would probably fit nicely into a universal pda carrying case... And speaking of usb, what about using a usb network adapter with pdaX? I have a Linksys WUSB11 that is currently collecting dust.

-Matt

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2004, 06:26:16 pm »
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This may be a dumb question, but would it be possible to get a mouse working on a Zaurus?

You can actually try using a regular serial mouse, as Zaurus has a serial port (it is combined with the USB slave port on the left). Though I have never had a suitable cable to actually try it out

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Seems like it would be really neat to use a mouse with pdaX. I saw a tiny optical usb mouse at a computer store today that would probably fit nicely into a universal pda carrying case... And speaking of usb, what about using a usb network adapter with pdaX? I have a Linksys WUSB11 that is currently collecting dust.

Z doesn\'t have the USB host functionality, so you can\'t just plug USB devices in it. It only supports being a USB slave, that is, being one of such devices that can be plugged in

You can try buying a CF-sized USB host though. Interpocket made them some time ago, but I don\'t know their present status. I also don\'t know how hard is it to actually make it work with SL-C series. They promised SL-C drivers some time ago, but I don\'t know if they actually made them or not.

http://interpocket.co.uk/

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2004, 08:34:55 pm »
There is a mini bluetooth mouse (google for BT500).  If you do not want tie up your CF with a BT card, try something like aircable (serial to usb adapter for the z).

It should be setup as a serial device on /dev/rfcomm[0-9]*.

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2004, 01:24:03 am »
Hey all,

Thanks for all the info. I would love to try the serial mouse option. Could someone instruct me as to settting that up? I don\'t know much about device configuration under Linux.

Thanks,

Matt

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2004, 02:23:48 am »
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Z doesn\'t have the USB host functionality, so you can\'t just plug USB devices in it.  

Upgrading to the 6000 is another possibility.  Then you do get USB host capability and can plug in any old device.