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The Neodio Card reader/writer is an USB storage device for reading CompactFlash cards. It needs some special initialization code to work properly. This kernel patch provides it. It should work with all 2.4
kernels, though it has been tested only with 2.4.19 and 2.4.20. It is unneeded (but harmless to install) on 2.6 kernels.

The Neodio Card read/writer is also branded as Lead Data. The USB ids:

  • Vendor Id:  0aec
  • Product Id: 5010

Applying the patch

There is one patch included in this package:

usb-nedio/diffFor any 2.4 kernel

Now go to the kernel base directory (often called /usr/src/linux) and issue the following command:

patch -p1 -E < PATCHFILE

If you want to see what will happen without applying the patch, try:

patch -p1 -E --dry-run < PATCHFILE

You may get a few messages about offsets; this is normal. But no fuzzy matches should be reported, and certainly no rejects.

After this compile your kernel as usual.

Debian users

There is also a Debian version of this package. If you install it, and compile your kernel "the Debian way", the right patch will be applied automatically. Get it at the same place as this package (see Contact).

Contact and copyright

This package (kernel-package-usb-neodio or neodio) is copyright (c) 2003-2005  Frodo Looijaard <frodo@frodo.looijaard.name>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

The GPL text can be found in the file COPYING.

The latest version of this package can be found on: http://software.frodo.looijaard.name/neodio/

Contact the author (Frodo Looijaard) by mailing to: frodo@frodo.looijaard.name

General_article | by Dr. Radut