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chadinmi
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HD1000 work with USB powered drive?

Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:49 pm

Forgive me, I'm not very savy regarding what the HD1000 can and can't do, but this is what I would like to do. I'd like to copy my MP3 collection from my Archos MP3 player onto a Maxtor USB powered hard drive and plug this into the HD1000. Would this be possible? I loaded the 2.0.36 version last night. Thanks,

Chad
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Re: HD1000 work with USB powered drive?

Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:57 pm

chadinmi wrote:
Forgive me, I'm not very savy regarding what the HD1000 can and can't do, but this is what I would like to do. I'd like to copy my MP3 collection from my Archos MP3 player onto a Maxtor USB powered hard drive and plug this into the HD1000. Would this be possible? I loaded the 2.0.36 version last night. Thanks,

Chad
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I'm afraid not. The USB port on the PhotoBridge only works with wireless network adapters.

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Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:50 am

Ok thanks, I was hoping we hack it somehow.

Chad
 
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Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:56 pm

chadinmi wrote:
Ok thanks, I was hoping we hack it somehow.

Chad


If Roku would release the OS source code, that might be feasible...

It's only a USB 1.1 port though, so only practical for music and pictures.

I've always wished for a USB keyboard/mouse combo being able to plug in for web surfing on the big screen with full KB capability. But alas no such luck...
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Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:47 pm

But you could plug your USB HD into, say a Linksys NSLU2 storage server, which would then connect to the photobridge over the ethernet connection.
 
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NDAS DRIVES

Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:50 am

You could also use one of the XIMETA NDAS Drives.
They support USB and NDAS (network direct access storage).
I've tested the HD1000 with an NDAS drive over Ethernet & NTFS. MPLAY Worked like a charm.
 
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Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:11 pm

pxegeek wrote:
But you could plug your USB HD into, say a Linksys NSLU2 storage server, which would then connect to the photobridge over the ethernet connection.


Yes, that would be fine I suppose. But trying to get HD off a USB hard drive direct connected to the PhotoBridge (even if it COULD be hacked) would be fruitless effort. USB 1.1 doesn't have the speed for HD.
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Mitsubishi WD-62528 62" LCD RPTV

Kenwood VR-407 receiver w/PSB Alpha's

PS/3 60GB (now 250GB) w/750GB Seagate ext

M1000 (upstairs)

HD-1000 RevB #2 (bedroom)

Visco 32" LCD

AR 2.1 audio system

PS/2
 
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Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:57 am

dgburns wrote:
If Roku would release the OS source code, that might be feasible...


They did release the source code to their kernel and tool changes:

http://www.rokulabs.com/community_gpl.php

Conceivably one could create an alternate kernel that enables use of the USB port for things other than wireless networking, though I recall old comments from Roku engineers downplaying that possibility.

They haven't yet released the Cascade sources or GUI sources.
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Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:58 am

GPL-compliance-1.5.18/ati/linux-2.4.18-ati/arch/mips/defconfig

shows this entry which is key:

#
# USB support
#
[...]
# CONFIG_USB_UHCI is not set

According to this page, this would have to be set to 'y' in order for USB keyboard support to be enabled:

http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x194.html

However, even if the kernel could see and talk to a USB keyboard, we still have a major hurdle: Lack of Cascade support for the USB keyboard. Applications would have to access the keyboard some other way.

Someone outside of Roku built a custom kernel once, right? Are they still active here? Could they try the flag above in the kernel config and see if that works?
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Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:45 pm

Maybe this could mean something to someone here ...
http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/Main_Page
It does support the Xilleon.
Also read something about this, but don't quite grasp the meaning.
http://www.mvista.com/index.php
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Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:53 am

sansp00 wrote:
Also read something about this, but don't quite grasp the meaning.
http://www.mvista.com/index.php

Not sure I grasp it either, but:
Vendor Board Name    Architecture    Processor   Edition   Availability 
ATI Technologies     Xilleon 225     MIPS X225   PRO 3.1   Available
ATI Technologies     Xilleon 226     MIPS X226   PRO 3.1   Available

Pro Edition: http://www.mvista.com/downloads/ds_pro.pdf
Platform Dev Kit: http://www.mvista.com/downloads/ds_pdk.pdf
App Dev Kit: http://www.mvista.com/downloads/ds_adk.pdf

There's a Consumer Electronics Edition, but very limited what hardware it supports.
HD-1500 RevB #1 (media room)

Mitsubishi WD-62528 62" LCD RPTV

Kenwood VR-407 receiver w/PSB Alpha's

PS/3 60GB (now 250GB) w/750GB Seagate ext

M1000 (upstairs)

HD-1000 RevB #2 (bedroom)

Visco 32" LCD

AR 2.1 audio system

PS/2

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