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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #780 on: February 24, 2013, 04:20:44 pm »
So what does this mean in the availability of compiled (or ready to be compiled) programs? I assume not all the packages are available for the CX.
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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #781 on: February 24, 2013, 04:25:24 pm »
Pretty much all packages available for ARM debian are available for the calculators.

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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #782 on: February 24, 2013, 09:48:54 pm »
I have an old Qwest modem and a new Quest modem. The old one has a USB port while the new one does not.
I received the new one when I moved and was told to use it instead.

Is this possible:

Nspire USB ---> Old Qwest USB, Old Qwest Ethernet out to New Qwest Ethernet out, New Qwest to internet.
Basically, can the Old Qwest Ethernet be forced to act as an in port, connecting the Nspire to the New Qwest?

Or, can the Old Qwest device still connect to the internet, even though I'm supposed to use the new one?

EDIT: How exactly are people connecting to the internet. E.g. what device, what company, etc...
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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #783 on: February 24, 2013, 11:04:06 pm »
They are using USB to Ethernet adapters. These can be found for less than $5 on places like amazon.

Your solution is overly complex and unlikely to work. (Those systems often have very specialized windows-only drivers)

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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #784 on: February 24, 2013, 11:20:26 pm »
I bought a USB to Ethernet adapter, but Linux crashed each time, what manufacturer should I use?
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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #785 on: February 25, 2013, 01:22:11 am »
It crashed? How? (kernel panic?) Which model do you use, maybe you need fw.

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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #786 on: February 25, 2013, 09:17:20 am »
Kernel Panic if I boot with the adapter plugged in, sda1 has a I/O error if I plug it in later. (Could the fact that I don't yet have a powered hub cause the issue?)
The manufacturer is one I've never heard of: SMC Networking. Model #: SMC2208USB/ETH. It came with a driver disk, but it only has Windows XP drivers (and I would guess I can't use those...)

EDIT: The device uses 3.3v, how much can the Calculator support on its own?
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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #787 on: February 25, 2013, 03:30:02 pm »
I suspect the calculator isn't able to supply enough power to both devices.

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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #788 on: February 25, 2013, 11:44:39 pm »
Do you know of a USB port which has a power input through a USB type cable? (so you could attach it to either a USB wall charger or a computer to power it)
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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #789 on: February 26, 2013, 06:27:00 am »
This is a standard feature with many USB hubs. Just make sure it's a powered hub.

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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #790 on: February 26, 2013, 09:21:13 am »
??? Most of the hubs I'm seeing have a round plug as the end of the AC adapter, not a USB plug...
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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #791 on: February 26, 2013, 10:14:56 am »
Maybe you can get a Y-cable (used for external HDDs which need more than 0.5 A current) and use it with your calc and pc,
but I think I'll be easier to just use such a powered hub with power supply.

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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #792 on: February 26, 2013, 11:56:37 am »
Why would you want one that accepts USB power? That just recreates the problem! Your nspire can only put out so much power at a time!

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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #793 on: February 26, 2013, 04:34:58 pm »
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Re: Calling all Linux Kernel developers!
« Reply #794 on: February 26, 2013, 08:05:25 pm »
Exactly, plus COMP could be replaced by a USB charger.

One more question before I make a hub purchase: What is the largest number of ports supported (or recommended) for Linux?
I'd like to get one with more than four and have seen some with ten, but I wanted to make sure something like that would work.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 11:47:07 pm by qubicprograms »
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