Few days ago Ångström distribution was released. Currently machine mentors tests images and release them so their devices will be also supported and ready for users.

Users often have CompactFlash cards which we (developers) do not have. Some of them will be hit by miscellaneous problems. For example their WiFi card which was nicely working with HostAP driver now works only with Orinoco one so they can not connect to WPA encrypted access points.

How to solve that? Such users should report those cards. What report needs to contain:

  • pccardctl ident output
  • information does card was working with other distribution (it can be any Linux distribution — I test cards under Debian on my laptop)

What developer has to do then? Creation of patch to in-kernel driver is simple — there is one table per driver in source and few simple macros. Examples can be found in my submissions to kernel tree.

CompactFlash card problems – why it is worth to report them

2 thoughts on “CompactFlash card problems – why it is worth to report them

  • 31st December 2007 at 15:24

    in the issue of memory cards what is the max speed the nokia N800 can read / write to a sdhc? how should I measure it? (dd?) Niv

  • 31st December 2007 at 17:07

    Niv: I do not have N800 tablet and no option to buy one.

    On my Zaurus I can test SD/MMC speed with hdparm. No idea does it is available for maemo.

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