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Old 01-02-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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20090102 snapshot

Here's another snapshot. There are no functional changes since last one (in particular, Sony and Cybook are not yet ready), only e-ink driver speed improvement. Please test and report any bugs encountered (especially display-related).

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I flashed my BeBook, rather than try the Live version from the SD card. I noticed two things straight off:
  1. This snapshot did not bluescreen my Windows XP box when I plugged in the USB cable like the previous snapshot (20081128). However, I still can't access the device via SSH, but at least my BeBook is now charging when on the USB cable.
  2. The page turns are noticably faster.

Good progress! Just give me SSH access and Mad (or Loco) PDF and I'll be happy!
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I also tried it, but I could not get the USB driver to load for Windows XP.

Are the SD card and internal memory supposed to be exported via USB? I don't see them from Windows. I would like SSH access, but USB disk access would be almost as good for many purposes. None of the EInk devices seem to require a special USB driver (on the Desktop) to export USB filesystems. So perhaps there could be a "USB FS only" mode. On the EZ Reader, this mode locks the screen (on the iLiad it not only locks the screen but also only works from the contentlister, i.e. from madshelf, which would be ok too).
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Are the SD card and internal memory supposed to be exported via USB?
No, until someone steps in and implements it.
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However, I still can't access the device via SSH, but at least my BeBook is now charging when on the USB cable.
Any additional info? Works fine with Linux.
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Any additional info?
I found Gumstick: Windows XP usbnet which helped show what should happen. Most of the times I tried I did not get a "Step 4" (Hardware Type), and without this step (i.e without selecting a network adaptor device type) I could not get Windows to accept the linux.inf ("not relevant to device", or something like that).

One time I did get through all the steps outlined on the Gunstick page, but there was an error in the installation so it got to Step 11 but not to Step 12. I have Windows XP SP3. So I assume linux.inf has problems. I should have taken a screenshot of the error message, if I can get to that point again I will do so.
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Please do! It is quite hard to debug this problem without any kind of error messages.
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What I get almost always is "unknown device", and what looks like a null device id. See the attached screenshot.
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I have the same issue as Wallcraft, I think. When I first plug in the USB cable, I get an error message stating "One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it."

If I look into the Device Manager, I see an "Unknown Device". If I try to update the driver for this device, using the linux.inf file, I get a message stating "the specified location does not contain information about your hardware."

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What I get almost always is "unknown device", and what looks like a null device id. See the attached screenshot.
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You'll be happy to know that locoPDF is alive! It has basic functions -> zooming, panning, trimming (you can choose # of pixels to trim off on left,right,top and bottom, to get rid of those pesky margins). Best of all, it remembers the settings for each individual book, so that when you reopen it, it will be exactly how you left it (especially handy for for trimming values, when you've got them just right). I believe we're planning a new snapshot in a couple days, which should include locoPDF. Feedback is welcome, btw!
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That's great news, quickhand. I already love OI, so better now with PDF support.

Awesome work!!
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This is indeed good news, quickhand. You said "basic functions", but I don't think any of the other ereader PDF viewers have panning and trimming, so I'd call that more than basic! Looking forward to the new snapshot.
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Is it usual for internal storage to be empty? I can see the SD card with no problem, but not the internal filesystem.

When I reflashed, I assumed the internal storage had been erased. However, I have switched back to the Hanlin firmware and the books in internal storage are still there. They are again not accessible from the OI-on-SD version.
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