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NetBSD/hpcmips Frequently Asked Questions
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### Booting

-   [Is there any way to automatically start an application on Compact
    Flash under Windows CE?](#auto-start)

### PsPc Machine

-   [How does one give input to a Palm-sized PC with no
    keyboard?](#input-device)

### Others

-   [Can I use an IBM microdrive?](#use-microdrive)
-   [Does H/PC hardware have APM hardware?](#hpcmips-apm)
-   [Is a test snapshot with the IBM z50 LCD suspend available
    anywhere?](#z50-lcd)
-   [Does USB work on the MobilePro 8xx machines?](#mobilepro-usb)

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### Booting

#### Is there any way to automatically start an application on Compact Flash under Windows CE? ([top](#booting))

The current status is that we have no idea. If you have any ideas,
working code is welcome.

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### PsPc Machine

#### How does one give input to a Palm-sized PC with no keyboard? ([top](#pspc))

You can connect vt100 to serial connector, and on machines that run X
you can use on-screen keyboards.

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### Others

#### Can I use an IBM microdrive? ([top](#others))

Yes. If your machine supports IBM microdrive in WinCE, it will work
fine. On the IBM z50, the IBM microdrive and PCMCIA TypeIII hard drive
are supported, but beware, they significantly reduce battery life.

#### Does H/PC hardware have APM hardware? ([top](#others))

There is no such thing as APM hardware. APM is a BIOS spec only. The
Vr41xx CPUs support a course battery level only (very low, which is
really good). There's nothing like a battery percentage in the hardware,
unless it is an addon doo-dad.

#### Is a test snapshot with the IBM z50 LCD suspend available anywhere? ([top](#others))

In the -current sources. If you want to use test code, build a kernel
with ITE8181\_LCD\_CONTROL\_ENABLE or change the
ite8181\_lcd\_control\_disable variable to 0 with gdb. For more
information see src/sys/arch/hpcmips/dev/ite8181.c.

#### Does USB work on the MobilePro 8xx machines? ([top](#others))

Yes. Some umass devices have strange errors, but most devices work
correctly. Note that the USB port on these machines can only supply a
max of \~500mA, so an externally powered USB hub is highly recommended.


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