[maemo-developers] maemo-developers Digest, Vol 31, Issue 34

From: Franklin Reynolds franklin.reynolds at nokia.com
Date: Fri Nov 23 21:06:59 EET 2007
We have also managed to get USB host mode to work on n800s, but in addition
to the directions at:


You may need to load the following kernel module:

 insmod /mnt/initfs/lib/modules/2.6.18-omap1/g_ether.ko

Regards, Franklin

> Kees Jongenburger schrieb:
>> On Nov 22, 2007 5:58 PM, Dave Sullivan <dave at dave-sullivan.com> wrote:
>>> Hey All,
>>> I've got the modified kernel image for usb host mode, but before I go ahead
>>> and try it, what kind of cable hacking is sufficient? I'd assume I could
>>> just
>>> purchase a USB extension cord (A-type to A-type recepticle), hack off the
>>> A-type and stick on a micro-USB connector.. but doesn't it require external
>>> power?
>> Hi
>> I have measured the vbus voltage and it was only  about 3 volt a
>> opposed to what would be required (5 volt) (there is no active voltage
>> pump).
>> I guess you will often need an external power(if possible just buy
>> yourself a usb gender changer
>> and plug the tablet into a powerd hub).
>> While the patches are available is have not hear of anybody getting
>> the n800 to work in usb-host mode.
>> can somebody confirm a working usb-host on n800 or n810 perhaps?
> We are using the n800 usb-host mode in a productive project.
> It works absolutely reliable. Smaller devices like an USB Keyboard or
> the Silabs USB Serial converter (CP2102) can be used without additional
> power supply. For bigger devices (external hard disc, USB-Network
> adapter) you have to use a powered USB hub, of course.
> Regards,
>   Sebastian

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