[maemo-users] n800 USB OTG adapter

From: Matt Emson memsom at interalpha.co.uk
Date: Thu Apr 3 12:23:08 EEST 2008
Andrew Barr wrote:
> Thomas Armagost wrote:
>> Would the OTG adapter
>> enable me to use the Plantronics 470 as the n800's microphone?
> You need to switch the controller into peripheral or gadget mode first.
> There is a GUI control panel for this out there somewhere, the name of
> which escapes me at the moment.
Host mode surely? Peripheral mode is the mode that lets the N800 look 
like a mass storage device. If the adapter is OTG though, it should auto 
detect the mode when plugged in. If the adapter is a straight reversal 
(male to female) with no OTG wiring, you would need to manually change 
the direction. The USB Control panel mentioned is the simplest way (but 
requires Python installed), but if you have root access you can do the 
switch on the command line. I personally do it this way because 
otherwise my USB keyboard is wrongly mapped (I wrote a script that also 
remaps the keyboard to the UK English mapping.)

Whether your device works is all down to power consumption and drivers 
from there on. I've never had too many issues from Mass storage devices 
and keyboards, but other devices have not worked (mice, ethernet, wifi 
etc..) so YMMV (this might have been power related, so a powered hub 
might sort a lot of these issues out.)



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