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Stuart Young
07-17-2006, 07:23 AM
Hi all

As soon as my iliad arrives I'll see how useable it is with a Mac/Linux. Thinking about it the updates can be obtain directly from a router/wifi connection. If you are a Mac owner it should in theory be possible to move content/apps onto a media card an go from there.

Just thinking out loud here.

ali
07-17-2006, 07:31 AM
Mounting the thing under linux works like a charm.

It identifies itself as a storage device:

Bus 002 Device 008: ID 04cc:1a64 Philips Semiconductors
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 1.10
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
idVendor 0x04cc Philips Semiconductors
idProduct 0x1a64
bcdDevice 1.00
iManufacturer 1 Philips Semiconductors
iProduct 2 1362-OTG MASS Storage PXA-250 Kit
iSerial 3 1.00
bNumConfigurations 1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 32
bNumInterfaces 1
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0xc0
Self Powered
MaxPower 2mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 8 Mass Storage
bInterfaceSubClass 6 SCSI
bInterfaceProtocol 80 Bulk (Zip)
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Device Status: 0x0001
Self Powered


It provides a single device without partition table (that is, mount /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sdb1 if you want to do it manually). It contains a vfat filesystem.

As it only connects to the net over either wlan/wifi or wired ethernet, there is no other "official"/planned interaction between the Iliad and your desktop.

arivero
07-17-2006, 07:38 AM
Hi all
As soon as my iliad arrives I'll see how useable it is with a Mac/Linux. Thinking about it the updates can be obtain directly from a router/wifi connection. If you are a Mac owner it should in theory be possible to move content/apps onto a media card an go from there.


Moreover, if you are a Mac user you could try to attach your USB keyboard and restart. Who knows?

DHer
07-17-2006, 07:40 AM
well, there's a realistic chance that the iliad blows up as soon as he recognizes this hacking attempt :)

no, please try it.

Stuart Young
07-17-2006, 07:40 AM
Perfect.. I'm very keen to see how hackable this thing is.

CommanderROR
07-17-2006, 10:25 AM
Connecting a USB keyboard doesn't do anything as far as I could find out...^^

tribble
07-17-2006, 10:28 AM
Connecting a USB keyboard doesn't do anything as far as I could find out...^^

Same here.

arivero
07-17-2006, 10:29 AM
Connecting a USB keyboard doesn't do anything as far as I could find out...^^

Commander, open a pdf file, click on it (just to be sure the page is the active window), then try cntrl-p to activate the print dialog, or cntrl-o to activate the open dialog.

Also you could get some use of the same html tribble made yesterday to open the "open as" dialog in html, and see if it reacts to the keys.

But well, the xconfiguration could be using just the popup keyboard.