community Digest, Vol 102, Issue 16

William Kenworthy billk at
Wed Oct 22 04:12:47 CEST 2008

I'd suggest slowing the clock rate on an 8gb card even if it "appears"
to work.  Stability and random crashes ranging from hard locks to
tangogps hanging when reading maps from SD reduce/go away.  PIN dialog
also seems a bit more reliable (well ... a bit :)


On Wed, 2008-10-22 at 09:49 +1100, Sarton O'Brien wrote:
> On Wednesday 22 October 2008 07:07:14 Matthew Lane wrote:
> > No, I have not tried the 512mb card (it's at home and I'm at college).  
> > I'm not sure how to do what you're talking about arne, but you're
> > suggesting that I can install a base system and put Debian on that?  Can
> > you point me in the correct direction?
> >
> > Also, my 8gb uSDHC card works
> That's debatable :) ... I have tried various cards and have installed debian 
> successfully and unsuccessfully based on the card I use.
> I now only use 2GB cards and below as they don't seem to suffer from the 
> issues > 4GB seems to present.
> IMO try a smaller card before you consider alternative install methods, 
> otherwise you might end up like me, with debian installed but randomness 
> occurring. Also don't believe everything the FR reports, use a bit of trial 
> and error, especially with uSD cards.
> Sarton
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