cbojar wrote:So what exactly are the capabilities of the Roku's USB port? I've used flash drives without a problem, but an external 500GB HDD with its own power source was not recognized. Similarly, an SD card reader was not recognized, but a microSD-to-USB adapter worked just fine. What can we expect to/make work and what is not reasonable?
cbojar wrote:Similarly, an SD card reader was not recognized...
somebuddy wrote:I did, but it didn't work. It's a USB 3.0, so I can only switch to another USB 3.0 (which works with Roku on my other drive).
krisbee wrote:DiabloD3 wrote:It runs Linux, it has a USB port. Why even bother claiming that because its a Roku it is anything less than a Linux box with a USB plug?
It runs the linux kernel, but that doesn't make it support everything under the sun. It isn't a full computer - it has just a few chips in there. That is like saying my four wheeler is a car because it has an engine and has four wheels.
Think about how big a normal distro is - and think about how limited the hardware is on the roku - it doesn't have every stitch of software, or kernel modules for that matter. It just has some things in common, that's all.
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