[maemo-developers] N800 and USB host mode

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Wed Mar 7 14:05:01 EET 2007
After asking some questions to the right person...

On Tue, 2007-03-06 at 16:26 -0500, ext Larry Battraw wrote:
>   There was never a removal of the functionality since this is a new
> chipset and support for it was not available for it (AFAIK) in the
> kernel until recently.  I tried it out and it's pretty rough in (the
> current kernel version) 2.6.18; it would crash very quickly after
> booting up and I couldn't get it to actually do anything as far as
> host-mode is concerned.  So no conspiracy, just no working code :-)  I
> expect as support firms up we'll see it made available on the n800,
> particularly if people are interested enough to help out.

Basically this is the story, yes. Savvy people interested in software
(and hardware) hacking can get USB host mode to work but we can't
currently offer official support on this functionality.

It is in our plans to recover this functionality at some point. This is
why it will go to to the roadmap (and not in Wishlist) when
http://test.maemo.org/community/roadmap.html is updated.

In the meantime you can have fun with kernel patches and some DIY

Quim Gil - http://maemo.org

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