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SubjectDane-Elec PhotoMate Combo
I just got a Dane-Elec PhotoMate Combo SmartMedia/CompactFlash reader
manufactured by SCM Microsystems. It is a USB device with ID 04e6:0005.

The http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/ list of supported devices
calls this thing unsupported, and mailhot@enst.fr writes:
"I want this to work ! I'll help testing."

I think the status can be changed to fully supported, at least
it works fine in my first tests.

Changes required:
(i) in sd.c there is a peculiar code fragment that assumes
that a removable disk is write protected in case the status is unknown;
reversing this default allows writing to the flash card.

if (the_result) {
- printk("%s: test WP failed, assume Write Protected\n", nbuff);
- rscsi_disks[i].write_prot = 1;
+ printk("%s: test WP failed, assume Write Enabled\n", nbuff);
} else {
rscsi_disks[i].write_prot = ((buffer[2] & 0x80) != 0);

(ii) this card needs usb/storage/dpcm.c which is compiled when
CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_DPCM is set, but this variable is missing
from usb/Config.in. Add it.

(iii) add to unusual_devs.h:

diff -u --recursive --new-file ../linux-2.4.3/linux/drivers/usb/storage/unusual_devs.h ./l\
inux/drivers/usb/storage/unusual_devs.h
--- ../linux-2.4.3/linux/drivers/usb/storage/unusual_devs.h Sun Apr 1 20:44:19 2001
+++ ./linux/drivers/usb/storage/unusual_devs.h Sat Apr 28 14:39:20 2001
@@ -79,6 +79,12 @@
"CameraMate (DPCM_USB)",
US_SC_SCSI, US_PR_DPCM_USB, NULL,
US_FL_START_STOP ),
+
+UNUSUAL_DEV( 0x04e6, 0x0005, 0x0100, 0x0208,
+ "SCM Microsystems Inc",
+ "eUSB SmartMedia / CompactFlash Adapter",
+ US_SC_SCSI, US_PR_DPCM_USB, NULL,
+ US_FL_START_STOP ),
#endif


Maybe the device is slow, and I got read errors with a Compact Flash
card in the reader at boot time. A "blockdev --rereadpt /dev/sdX" worked.
Andries

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