File offload directly from SD?

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  1. TwistedLincoln

    TwistedLincoln Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'm considering purchasing the EEE Note EA800 from eBay almost exclusively for use for note-taking.

    I use GNU/Linux, however. Is it possible to transfer drawings/notes from the Note to the PC without using the Windows-only software or a web-based service such as Evernote? I won't have internet access where I'll be using it, but still need to offload to the PC.

    The user manual suggests that you can transfer a note to the SD card, but I am concerned it is a proprietary format that would be unusable if you simply copied it from the SD card manually with a reader.

    I don't really care about annotating PDFs -- I just want to be able to archive my standalone notes to my PC as .gifs or other usable format. Is that possible, either natively, or via a hack?
     
  2. sarah11918

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    One thing you *could* do is take a snapshot of each page of your note. These will then show up in your photo gallery as image files, which are not proprietary. But, of course, it's a separate image file for each separate page.
     
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    If you have an SD card inserted, you can "upload" a note to the SD card. Unfortunately, you can only do it one page at a time. It will then create a corresponding .gif on the sd card. It seems that a hack would be able to access and grab your notes in a batch as .gif files.... I haven't seen anyone trying to take this on yet, though it would be great!
     
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    mescalinum has ported dropbear to the eee note: http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/asus-eee-line/41410-dropbear-ssh-eee-note.html. I was able to get it working by following the instructions. The package includes a command line version of scp. I'm running WinSCP under wine to provide a GUI. I've been able to copy files to my Ubuntu system using both methods.

    maneex has ported vsftpd to the eee note: http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/asu...te-ported-applications-tweaks.html#post233834. Again, I was able to get it working by following the instructions. I was able to connect to the file system using Ubuntu's Places>Connect to server>FTP (with login).

    The Notes files are stored on the eee note in /eTablet/var/enotes as .gif files. I've had no problems copying them to my Ubuntu system.

    Adam
     
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    Perfect! Thanks to all for the quick responses.
     
  6. Ramses800

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    Unfortunately, it is only your own scribbles in those gif files, the template used with the note is not saved into that gif.

    As a sidenote, I use Dropbear/WinSCP as well and it works really well for file transfers.
     
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