I'm trying to do something that I figured would be simple - use spidev to interface a few simple SPI devices on the BeagleBoard-xM. All of the googling I've done has yielded a lot of bits of information, but nothing "concrete" listing the typical steps to getting spidev working on the BeagleBoard-xM.
Can anybody provide some detailed steps that worked for you?
Looking at my BeagleBoard after bootup into Angstrom I have the following entries in /sys for SPI:
root@beagleboard:/sys# find ./* -name spi*
Is this an indication that SPI is hooked up to the driver and if so, what mknod or mdev command and additional steps do I follow so that I can open a /dev file and start communicating over SPI?
I have the BeagleBoard-xM Trainer board from tincantools that provides the SPI level shifted etc if that matters.