[Arm-netbook] microSD breakout board, suitable for debugging using tablets.

Alejandro Mery amery at geeks.cl
Wed Feb 8 19:13:13 GMT 2012

Hi Alejandro,

2012/2/8 Alejandro Martínez <zen at itram.es>:
> Hi guys, I'm new here.
> I bought a cheap-o Ainol Novo7Advanced tablet and have been playing with it
> for a few weeks. Have managed to get a Ubuntu chroot up and running over the
> Android firmware without much hassle, everything, including X11 over the
> framebuffer, seems to work except for the touchscreen (the kernel drivers
> don't seem to report events correctly for the Xorg module to understand
> them).

nice :-)

> Anyway, after some (failed) attempts of making the tablet boot using the SD
> card as boot (so no Chroot needed), and trying it to show a framebuffer
> console, became stuck with no output at all from the kernel.

can you document this?

> So I've spent a while looking for some way of "breaking out" easily the pins
> of the MicroSD to something usable without soldering on the tablet (or even
> opening it) for debugging, with some instructions I found here.
> Aaand... I've found it.
> http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9419
> It's intended as a "sniffer" device, but it gives me easy access to the
> MicroSD pins which is what I wanted exactly.

considering you can solder (I can not :-/) you may also try
http://www.tuxbrain.com/en/oscommerce/products/1898 ... they are here
in Spain so shipping will be much faster than sparkfun :)

Alejandro Mery

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