Yesterday I got package from States (donor want to be anonymous) with few extras to my PDA machines:

  • Belkin F8U1500-T PDA wireless keyboard (irda)
  • Pretec CompactFlash WiFi card (prism2 based)
  • Palm Tungsten stylus (which does not fit in any of my palmtops — maybe it’s time for Tungsten?)

Keyboard works nice with my collie (Sharp Zaurus SL-5500) when I use ‘irk-belkin’ package. Currently no luck with kbdd or zkbdd but I hope that sooner or later I will get this keyboard working nice with this Zaurus. Then it will start harder part — getting it working with Sharp Zaurus C760 which run 2.6 kernel — iirc some things in serial-over-irda has changed so it will need adapting of software.

I have Ir keyboard

4 thoughts on “I have Ir keyboard

  • 29th March 2006 at 14:19

    Glad to know that you got these new toys 😉

    I’m happy also because I’ve setup the USB host facility on my akita allowing me to plug-in a USB network adapter, and now being able to login through SSH to the Z while inserting CF and stuff… It’s much more fun than connected through the Wifi, where it’s CF memory OR SSH through wifi…

    Anyway, 2.6 on akita renders it much more usable now. Thanks Marcin, and good luck with IR 😉

  • 11th April 2006 at 07:35

    Hi there!

    Wonder if you are using the SHARP ROMs or opie? I tried opie 3.5.4 and somehow the irk still does not work. 🙁

  • 11th April 2006 at 07:51

    Snappy: I use OpenZaurus 3.5.4.x on SL-5500 (collie) and C760 (husky). IRK-belkin works with this keyboard on collie, does not work on husky. I suspect 2.6 kernel changed something in irda stuff.

    In free time I will work on getting kbdd/zkbdd working on both my Zauruses.

  • 11th April 2006 at 15:57

    Hrw, can you point me to the IRK-belkin pkg? I’m using Collie with 3.5.4. If need be, I can reflash my whole machine. 🙂 Thanks!

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