Re: FR adapter - shocking experience!

2008-10-13 Thread Tomasz Czapiewski
On Mon, 13 Oct 2008, Peter Fey wrote:

 2008/10/9 Carsten Gerlach [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   Am Donnerstag 09. Oktober 2008 9:36:26 am schrieb Christ van Willegen:
this morning, I pulled the FR adapter out of the (230 VAC) socket, and
accidentally touched one of the prongs. I experienced a short shock.
 I can confirm that. I had the same feeling this morning, too.
 I got a shock when I unplugged the FR adapter because the 
 Europlug-USplug-adapter didn't stay in place. The latch holding it in place 
 was loose
 and my fingers touched the USplug while the Euro-End was still in the wall 
 outlet. This is my explanation for getting a shock, even though I did
 not (want to) reproduce this. (also note the above posters names seem 
 Some tape fixes this hardware bug.

I've had the same electric shock (230VAC) some months ago with Motorola 
E1000 and it's original charger-adapter and when I bought FR 
I've been more carefull with pluging and unpluging it's charger-adapter 
but still I think it should have been made a little more safety.


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Re: kernel module dev

2008-08-21 Thread Tomasz Czapiewski
On Thu, 21 Aug 2008, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I've got a question on kernel development.  I want to try to get some USB
 webcam support working, which requires gspca plus usb-video and a few other
 modules, not presently being build.  can someone lead me by the hand to the
 simplest path to being able to build modules for the 2008.08 kernel?  Until
 recently gspca has been built outside the kernel source tree, but
 apparently is merged into the standard kernel source as of 2.6.26 or
 2.6.27.  This driver covers perhaps 35% of USB webcams, including much of
 the Logitech line.


Maybe these and some other usb modules should be included in openmoko 
kernel modules packages.
I've got usb webcam that I'd like to try with FR, too.


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Initrd partition for fix kernel and modules possible incompatibilities by upgrade

2008-08-11 Thread Tomasz Czapiewski
I've been thinking about this since some time and I'd like to know why 
don't you make one more partition with initrd which would have some 
needed modules and basic scripts for proper complete OpenMoko boot (for 
example: g_ether etc. - I don't know which modules are used in boot 
process - my FR didn't arrive yet).
In this way with flashing kernel it will need to flash the initrd, too, 
but wont make problems when kernel modules are not upgraded on rootfs.
Something simmilar is already used by other Linux distributions for not 
need to compile many modules as built-in in kernel.
This initrd partition would be overmounted with rootfs by these basic 
scripts in boot process.
This way it would not need to flash rootfs (and loose data there) in case 
of any upgrade problems.

Please correct me if I'm wrong - it's just basic theoretical thinking - I 
didn't have FR in my hands yet nor I looked at the OpenMoko filesystem.

With Regards,
Tomasz Czapiewski

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USB numeric keyboard as full character keyboard

2008-07-20 Thread Tomasz Czapiewski
Is it possible to use with Neo FreeRunner USB numeric keyboard for 
notebooks simmilar to these:

The idea to use it is simmilar to phone's numeric keyboard when writing 
SMS etc. but it's just a simple numeric keyboard.

I've just get notebook accessories case with such thing and I'm planning 
to use it with Neo FreeRunner when I'll buy this linux phone/PDA 
(with group buy next week).


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