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by cjrhoades
Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data through the micro usb port?
Replies: 25
Views: 5700

Re: Data through the micro usb port?

<r>Quote from abishur on December 12, 2011, 13:41<br/> Yeah that's exactly the point I was making there <E>:P</E> The OP wants to know if the r-pi micro usb port could support data, and I'm saying "No, but ultimately it doesn't make a difference in relation to the lapdock" <E>;)</E> (Even if it did,...
by cjrhoades
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data through the micro usb port?
Replies: 25
Views: 5700

Re: Data through the micro usb port?

<t>Quote from abishur on December 12, 2011, 05:55<br/> Wouldn't the connection issue be the special software I'm referring to? I mean it's not like every phone automatically listens for keyboard and mouse events via usb. There's definitely a special daemon running and listening for the appropriate i...
by cjrhoades
Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data through the micro usb port?
Replies: 25
Views: 5700

Re: Data through the micro usb port?

<t>Quote from abishur on December 12, 2011, 03:30<br/> ah, so what you're saying is that the dock can have all its functions working independently via other connection methods, but only that one phone can interface directly via usb through special software... but that should mean it doesn't matter i...
by cjrhoades
Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data through the micro usb port?
Replies: 25
Views: 5700

Re: Data through the micro usb port?

Ah, right. Well, I'll just have to wait until RPi is done, buy one, and experiment. Hopefully I won't blow anything up.
by cjrhoades
Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data through the micro usb port?
Replies: 25
Views: 5700

Re: Data through the micro usb port?

<t>Quote from shiftyphil on December 12, 2011, 01:53<br/> The one port for the phone is the upstream port; all the others are downstream ports. The upstream is the only one that can connect to the Pi.<br/> Doesn't USB go both ways? Or do you know something about the LapDock internals I don't? Or may...
by cjrhoades
Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data through the micro usb port?
Replies: 25
Views: 5700

Re: Data through the micro usb port?

<t>Here's what I'm assuming about what's inside the LapDock. The internal bettery is connected to a USB hub and the display. The hub has 5 ports, one for the trackpad, keyboard, the micro USB out to the phone, and two for the USB ports in the back of the dock.<br/> <br/> I actually completely forgot...
by cjrhoades
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data through the micro usb port?
Replies: 25
Views: 5700

Re: Data through the micro usb port?

<r>Quote from abishur on December 12, 2011, 00:40<br/> Even if it was a data port too (which to re-iterate it's only uses the micro-usb form fact to take advantage of it's power standards and its universal availability <E>;)</E> ), I think that the Motorola Atrix is unique in being able to use that ...
by cjrhoades
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data through the micro usb port?
Replies: 25
Views: 5700

Re: Data through the micro usb port?

<t>Quote from liz on December 11, 2011, 23:55<br/> Afraid not. We settled on USB power for a number of reasons, top of which was cost; but we were aware when we made that decision that some people would look at the port and assume that it was also for data, and not understand why it wasn't. For a te...
by cjrhoades
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data through the micro usb port?
Replies: 25
Views: 5700

Re: Data through the micro usb port?

Hmm, that's unfortunate. Guess I won't be able to power it from the LapDock then.
by cjrhoades
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data through the micro usb port?
Replies: 25
Views: 5700

Re: Data through the micro usb port?

Quote from kme on December 11, 2011, 23:11
No. It is a DC power-only port like most smart phones.

What? Every phone I've ever had uses the micro USB port for both power and data.
by cjrhoades
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data through the micro usb port?
Replies: 25
Views: 5700

Re: Data through the micro usb port?

<t>Does the micro USB port that the device recieves power from also function as a regular USB port? I'm asking because I have a LapDock for my Motorola Atrix smartphone that has a single micro USB port for power, the keyboard, and the trackpad, and a micro HDMI port for video. I'd love to use one of...

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