What wifi didn’t work? What commands?
The list is long and I’m not going to go through it here. For example, problems with the Realtek kernel modules not being “in sync” with the kernel. The “cook book” BBB WiFi example at Adafruit (I have one of their tiny USB Wifi modules) did not work at all—multiple tries over many days with two different BBB PCBs and multiple Angstrom releases. Trying to make Wifi work tended to “hose” my Ethernet connection. Also kernel panics. Lots and lots of “trash talk” in the system logs—the HDMI interface needs a “chill pill”.
Clearly Anstrom on BBB looks like “a work in progress” to me. Out-of-the-box it did not do what was claimed—even after “opkg upgrade” (a bad mistake) and after installation of the very latest BBB Angstrom image—which clearly changed multiple times during my experiences.
work. The new-and-improved Linux configuration utility “systemctl”
Ubuntu uses systemctl.
You are correct. Ubuntu now uses “systemd” for lots of stuff—but not “networking”. (Maybe I should add “yet” to the end of that statement?
does not work properly—for networking and/or for Wifi. Hours and
hours of wasted time. What bozo thought that Linux needed
yet-another-way to configure!!! Truly STUPID!
Not limited to angstrom, ubuntu uses systemd.
Again, my BBB Ubuntu system still honors “/etc/network/interfaces”. BTW: In the middle of all this that particular file seems to have completely disappeared from the BBB Angstrom image at BeagleBone.Org. That was the last straw for me!
And, the very latest (two-day old) BBB image from BeagleBoard.Org did
not help. Amazingly bad experience. Who at BeagleBoard.Org thought
that Angstrom was a good idea? They need to be shown out the door!
I was about to trash both of my Beaglebone Black PCBs and switch back
to Rasberry Pi when I discovered the Ubuntu port for BBB. Highly
Odd thing to say since you obviously chose bbb for the hardware.
I don’t understand your point. I have two Raspberry Pi PCBs. They worked out-of-the box perfectly!!! I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with my operating systems. For Unix/Linux I’ve spent lots and lots of time complaining about: Bell Labs Unix, System V, SunOS, Berkley Unix, Solaris, HP-UX, Sequent (SysV/Berkley), “Linux”, Redhat, Centos, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Angstrom, Debian, ucLinux…and the list goes on! BTW: I’'ve done kernel programming (e.g., drivers and kernel modules) of almost every one of those in the list.
recommended. USB Wifi worked out-of-the box as expected. Stable as a
What didn’t work under angstrom?
Very little for what I was trying to do… See above…
Great hardware…lousy software choices. (Someone has been smoking
way too much Python!
I’m no big fan of angstrom…
From angstrom to ubuntu and everything’s solved? From the frying pan
into the fire. Your rant fails. You’re an ubunutu cheerleader and not
a good one.
I’m no Ubuntu cheerleader. I just expect something to work out-of-the-box. The BBB did not!!
Don’t get me started on MS Windows!