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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #180 on: December 09, 2012, 10:15:02 am »
I think you can use mini-b to female-a too.
It's weird because the "a" is for the host and the usb stick is not the host but the hosted.



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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #181 on: December 09, 2012, 10:18:54 am »
You need an _externally_ powered hub ;)
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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #182 on: December 09, 2012, 10:23:54 am »
You need an _externally_ powered hub ;)
I don't understand. ???
All I want is where can I find this adaptator.



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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #183 on: December 09, 2012, 11:19:11 am »
mdr1, you can use the cable that comes with the texas, that has two mini ports
btw you can get an external powered hub in electronics or pc parts stores


Fabian, tangrs, do you think that graphics interface web browser could be supported @.,@

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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #184 on: December 09, 2012, 11:20:29 am »
Midori works, but very slow (3 min to render google, 5 secs to render keypresses)

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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #185 on: December 09, 2012, 11:43:47 am »
mdr1: the thing is, you want a male mini-A <-> female A cable and an externally powered hub.
The Nspire's USB port doesn't provide enough current for many USB devices, and anyway, if it did, it would severely reduce battery life for the most demanding devices, as the USB specs allow devices to suck up to 500 mA (under 5 V) per port.
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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #186 on: December 09, 2012, 12:54:52 pm »
Would something like tinycore linux be do-able/useful? http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/welcome.html

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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #187 on: December 09, 2012, 01:04:28 pm »
Probably both doable and useful.
The usual desktop/laptop-oriented flavors of the main distros, aimed at computers with at least 512 MB - 1 GB of RAM, are flat out inappropriate for the Nspire; minimal distros aimed at low-powered hardware with low storage space (Debian minimal bootstraps, Emdebian Grip, TinyCore and several others) would clearly be a better fit for the lackluster Nspires (well, they're the most powerful platforms of their class, but horribly suck in absolute comparisons).
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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #188 on: December 09, 2012, 01:27:50 pm »
I don't think any linux distro with desktop environment is usable.
Not even the most-embedded webkit browser is running bearable.
You can't to anything useful other than "links -g".
Even for file browsers the screen is too small, we should focus on non-X distros.
It could get faster if we can get USB 2.0 to work (swap).
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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #189 on: December 11, 2012, 01:08:55 am »
errrr,,, ive seen tinyweb, and i think its faster.... xd

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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #190 on: December 11, 2012, 01:20:47 am »
Link? I can only find a webserver for windows called tinyweb.

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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #191 on: December 11, 2012, 01:58:29 am »
Well, clearly these pieces of software were meant for more powerful devices. Remember when desktop computers were this bad? I do. Webkit didn't exist yet, and if CSS did, not many people were using it. Walls of text, with the occasional image. If you were lucky, it had anchor tags (internal page links) so you didn't have to scroll all day. Loading a page took about 30 seconds, unless there were images.

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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #192 on: December 11, 2012, 10:06:48 am »
Oh i remember those times. At least you didn't have to worry about the looks of your website :P

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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #193 on: December 11, 2012, 12:25:06 pm »
Link? I can only find a webserver for windows called tinyweb.
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Re: nspire Linux Questions
« Reply #194 on: December 11, 2012, 02:30:51 pm »
Yeah, no one stayed on them long enough for the GIFs to load.