[Tinkerphones] [Letux-kernel] [PATCH 1/3] ARM: dts: add Netronix E60K02 board common file

Andreas Kemnade andreas at kemnade.info
Mon Sep 30 09:34:41 CEST 2019


Hi,

On Sun, 29 Sep 2019 23:45:13 +0200
David Boddie <david at boddie.org.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, 27 Sep 2019 12:49:30 +0200, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> 
> > We think these type of e-book readers are really nice pieces of hardware
> > to be supported by LetuxOS.
> > 
> > Andreas has bought a Kobo Clara and I have got a Tolino Shine 3 (there are
> > IMHO other brand names as well) assuming they are identical (except
> > branding).  
> 
> One place to look for more information is the MobileRead Wiki and forums:
> 
> https://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Tolino_Shine
> 
> > It is easy to snap-open the device and replace the ?SD inside so keeping
> > the original system safely and trying other things is easy.  
> 
> It's the same with the Kobo Mini I have. It makes experimenting a much more
> comfortable experience.
> 
> My device had a 4GB micro SD card inside, though I think it might have only
> been rated for 2GB:
> 
> https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2737506#post2737506
> 
> I used a break-out board to make it easier to insert and remove the card:
> 
> https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2742920#post2742920
> 
I have collected some information at https://misc.andi.de1.cc/kobo

> > There is also an RS232 (3.3V level) interface for the console and I have
> > soldered a cable with a connector to it so that I can plug it on demand
> > and connect to an adapter for a FTDI cable.  
> 
> I didn't think to try that. I was fortunate that someone else had done the
> work of making a reasonably configured Linux kernel available. I've no idea
> if a more modern kernel would run on the i.MX50-based Kobo Mini.
> 
Well, in the mid-term I would plan to have e.g. encryption and an
Y-cable on the usb socket (it supports host mode but does not power the
port). There a proper kernel configuration would be of praktical use,
and probably also a more recent one.

Regards,
Andreas


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