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My Meagre Hacks

Over the last couple of years while using Linux, I've slowly become better at what could loosely be described as "hacking".

Now DON'T PANIC! - don't get me wrong - I'm not some Linux guru who can cut perl code with my toes blindfolded...just somebody who sometimes at a very low level likes taking someone else's code & modifying it for my own needs. Sometimes I might even improve on the original! *cough*.

I mainly focus on stuff that is Palm related, mainly trying to integrate some of the command line tools available for Linux->Palm connectivity with some well known Linux applications.

Here are my (meagre) hacks:

  1. Sticky Notes Gnome Applet -> Palm - Perl/Tk Script
  2. Modded X-Box, Xebian Linux, SMC Router & Ext 56K4 Serial Modem
  3. Christchurch Address/Map Search Perl Script
  4. Dilbert Perl Script
  5. Pilot-Link read-expenses -> CSV Perl Script
  6. Palm Tungsten W & T2, Palm Bluetooth card, Holux Bluetooth GPS & Handmap
  7. Casio Exilim EX-M20U 2MP Digital Camera and MP3 player with Linux
  8. Tribute to "Thrust" & "HHGTTG". The best computer games ever written!
  9. -> USB ProDrive with SD/MMC card with Linux <-
  10. pilot-doc.el - An Emacs LISP extension
  11. Nautilus Scripts
  12. DiddleBug Sketches
  13. Iverson-Gleeson Bent Middle Finger Grip (& other thoughts...)
  14. Happy Hacking Keyboard
  15. Christchurch Bus Timetables for the Palm
  16. Connecting Palm to Linux box with USB bluetooth dongle
  17. Connecting Sony Ericsson T610 via bluetooth to Linux box
  18. The ZX81 & Linux
  19. Gameboy & Doom for the Palm!
  20. Learning Harmonica using your Palm?
  21. gtd - desktop companion to mobileGTD
  22. All of them

HHGTTG & Douglas Adams at his best! Very sage advice!

USB ProDrive with SD/MMC card with Linux

Recently I bought a 32mb USB ProDrive from Dick Smith Electronics. Its a USB Drive with the ability to plug SD/MMC cards into it also. With Red Hat 9.0 it and its USB Hotplug ability it recognised the Device instantly and I was able to mount the device. However I wasn't able to mount any SD card plugged into it (seeing my Tungsten W has a 32Mb SD card). I did some research and here is how I got it work.

Red Hat 9.0 by default doesn't allow multiple LUNS to be detected when a USB device is plugged into it - essential for a device with two or more scsi devices attached to it. To enable this I added in /etc/modules.conf this line. I figured making it equal to 2 would be enough for me.

        options scsi_mod max_scsi_luns=2

I then went into /etc/fstab and added these two lines

        /dev/sdb1	/mnt/usbdrive	vfat	rw,user,noauto	0 0
        /dev/sdc1	/mnt/sd		vfat	rw,user,noauto	0 0

Now if I type "mount /mnt/usbdrive/" and "mount /mnt/sd/" I can see both my USB ProDrive and my SD card!!! Yay!

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Thats all folks at the moment! If I come up with anything else I'II post it here.

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