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Old 07-17-2006, 07:23 AM   #1
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Using an iliad with a Mac/Linux

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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.
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:31 AM   #2
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Device: Iliad, dude!
Mounting the thing under linux works like a charm.

It identifies itself as a storage device:
Code:
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
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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.
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:38 AM   #3
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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?
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:40 AM   #4
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well, there's a realistic chance that the iliad blows up as soon as he recognizes this hacking attempt

no, please try it.
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:40 AM   #5
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Perfect.. I'm very keen to see how hackable this thing is.
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:25 AM   #6
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Connecting a USB keyboard doesn't do anything as far as I could find out...^^
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Connecting a USB keyboard doesn't do anything as far as I could find out...^^
Same here.
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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.
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