Cont. from this topic
. Basically same prob.
Glad to see that there are still people starting to use Jlime and that there are still people that use the ol' Jornada. I read that you tried to use a Sandisk CF card 30 mbps (is that a so called Ultra II?). The old Sandisk 15 mbps (of which I think most of them work) almost aren't sold anymore. Further more, CF cards are all together 'out of fashion' as most modern devices use microSD or other cards. Unfortunately. To make matters worse, the type Ultra III CF's (60 mbps?) are becoming more and more standard for photo camera's today. I was lucky enough to find myself a 15 mbps Sandisk card a few days ago. Threw my Kingston in the bin.
From what I understand from Kristoffer (the 2.6 kernel developer) 2.4 kernels do not check CF card id's but 2.6 kernels do. That's why most people can work w/ 2.4 but when they switch to 2.6 they can't anymore.
The way I see it w/ the Jornada is that it is a very, very old legacy device. As are the peripherals that are compatible with it. It is in no way officially supported anymore, and the 'unofficial community support' by Jlime and so on is slowly decreasing. I do not expect to see any updates on hardware support nor an update of the OS itself (notice that Jlime Mongo becomes very unstable after an 'ipkg upgrade': it does need an update to become more stable). At some point in time community support for anything (soft- or hardware) stops. Usually, years later somebody else picks it up again, but that's another story.
I feel that the current Jlime developers (who are community 'volunteers') are slowly "moving on"... This leaves us Jornada users w/ a device that is very beautiful, very useful and hasn't got a real alternative today. So I'm afraid that we must accept that anything Jornada is like buying a vintage car or rather like using a vintage computer like the Commodore 64. One must almost completely rely on second hand parts and classic software: nothing that can be bought in a store will work... Just like w/ a classic car. Alas.
Which brings me to the conclusion I've already drawn for myself: it is useless to wait for new developments in support (hard- and software alike). If you've got something 'lying the attic' that works w/ the Jornada: consider yourself the luckiest man alive. If you don't: pull out your wallet and a whole lotta, whole lotta patience and persistence. Browse the second hand markets (eBay and the likes) buy something (don't spend to much hope or money on it) and put in the Jornada. If it don't work: throw it in the bin and buy another brand.
I'm considering to write a large topic about my Jornada experiences (hard- and software) when I've gotten Gnumeric (spreadsheet) stable and when I've got a working network card & netw. setup (already threw two in the bin as you can read in some topics in this forum
I don't count on anybody anymore, but if there ever will be some new developments I'll be the first to try it and I'll be very thankful for any developments! Alas, I do not know how to program or how to fix drivers and/or software so although I'd like to help I'm pretty much useless to the project. To everybody involved w/ the project, today and in the past:
A big thank you!