CompactFlash card problems – why it is worth to report them

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.

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

  1. 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

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