|04-22-2016, 07:31 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2016
Device: Kindle 7th gen
Is it possible to use a keyboard with the Kindle?
Using an OTG wire(microUSB to USB), is it possible to type with an external keyboard?
|04-22-2016, 10:40 AM||#2|
bit basher & pixel pusher
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: A young man living in an old man's body.
Device: Too many.
You can read an interesting discussion of USB OTG (host) mode the kindles starting here:
But especially, in that thread is a link (now dead, but here is an archived copy):
USB Host on the Kindle 4
He is using a USB network card and USB sound card on his Kindle 4, but he is using a custom kernel:
But unfortunately, archive.org did not archive his kernel source code git repository. Sad how interesting parts of web history up and vanish like that... Hopefully a keyboard driver would need minimal kernel mods, and may only need a loadable kernel module (.ko file). As I mentioned in that other thread, look at what the Nook folks did to activate USB OTG on their very similar devices...
EDIT: It seems that archive.org is a bit fussy about HOW you find and navigate an archived private git (or what remains of it), but I did find the gitweb LOG for the source code files (perhaps useful for "googling for clones"): https://web.archive.org/web/20150506....git;a=summary
Last edited by geekmaster; 04-22-2016 at 11:26 AM.
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