beaglebone Rev.A3 problems with ready demo Ubuntu and Debian Images

Hi all, when I am using angstrom with beaglebone I have no problems. However, when I use the pre-installed images either for Ubuntu or Debian I am having the following issue:
Although the devices boots up properly and the ethernet works properly when I do apt-cache search or apt-get update or lsusb I get kernel messages [time] with hexademicals and the device crashes.
Let me know if you need complete reports of the crash.
Sometimes from lsusb I get malloc errors.
I use Beaglebone A3. Initially I though the problem is the OTG power but I have the same problem with the power supply and I dont have the problem Angstrom (which makes me postulate that its not a hardware problem).
Can it be a problem of the specific revision?

I would use Angstrom but I need the Pointgrey ARM drivers, which need
libgtkmm-2.4-dev libglademm-2.4-dev libusb-1.0-0

and also newer,than what angstrom provides, libstdc++ versions.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you.

Hi all, when I am using angstrom with beaglebone I have no problems.
However, when I use the pre-installed images either for Ubuntu or Debian I
am having the following issue:
Although the devices boots up properly and the ethernet works properly when
I do apt-cache search or apt-get update or lsusb I get kernel messages
[time] with hexademicals and the device crashes.
Let me know if you need complete reports of the crash.

That ^^ would be helpful, sounds like it's pretty easy to reproduce,
setup minicom/cutecom in logging mode to get the whole crash, and
pastebin.com the result..

Sometimes from lsusb I get malloc errors.
I use Beaglebone A3. Initially I though the problem is the OTG power but I
have the same problem with the power supply and I dont have the problem
Angstrom (which makes me postulate that its not a hardware problem).
Can it be a problem of the specific revision?

I would use Angstrom but I need the Pointgrey ARM drivers, which need
libgtkmm-2.4-dev libglademm-2.4-dev libusb-1.0-0

and also newer,than what angstrom provides, libstdc++ versions.

Regards,

Here is the error http://pastebin.com/Hc4bn589 I get. The error from apt-cache search or apt-get update have similar form.

I was tried also burning the image using the script you provide and giving rootfs ext3 ext2 and also giving swap_file size, however, the error remains.
Thank you.

I post again since, since my previous message is pending for too much time.
Here is the link to the output after running lsusb. The errors for apt-cache search and apt-get install etc are similar.
kernel messages and this backtrace at the end.
thank you

Here is the output from lsusb.
The output when I use apt-cache search or apt-get update is similar
http://pastebin.com/Hc4bn589

My membership was pending thats why i took me some time to answer.
Because it looks like a memory error, i tried also using ext2 or ext3 at root fs option at your script that write the image to the card. I tried also defining a swap_file but again no luck, both for usb otg and dc power usage.

thank you
Dimitris Kottas

Very strange, haven't seen that yet.. What was the exact image name of
the image that is doing that on your board?

Regards,

I had that with the ubuntu oneiric images( i tried r4 to r7)
and with the debian wheezy.
I know it looks very strange, so i thought of a hardware issue. But if this was the case the angstrom distro would break also right, while stressing the memory? I installed a lot of things using opkg and had no prob, so i dont think it is a hw error. Let me know if you have no idea what went wrong so that we buy another board.
Thank you
Dimitris

To be exact from your wiki thats the exact file
http://rcn-ee.net/deb/rootfs/oneiric/ubuntu-11.10-r7-minimal-armel.tar.xz

Very strange, here is that same image with my BeagleBone A3..

http://paste.debian.net/161940/

No crash with either lsusb/sudo apt-cache search, i just used the
default settings via:

sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sde --uboot bone

so ext4 rootfs with no swap...

Using a SanDisk 2GB off amazon, with a bench-top power supply showing
(5volts @ 0.36mA)..

Regards,

I will try with another board and let you know.
Thanks
Dimitris

Hi,

the same problem is true also for me. I have a beaglebone A5. Tried to install ubuntu, which works as far as getting a shell. Installing additional software makes the OS crash at some random point in time. I tried different filesystems, with/without swap, different SD-Cards. When I tried Debian and tried to create a swap file like

dd if=/dev/zero of=swap bs=1000 count=100000

it also crashed.
Maybe a problem in the driver for the SD-Card? However, the Angström distribution seems to work fine for now.

Can you please attach your system crash message, otherwise it's
probably one of the known issues with the kernel in the current demo
images that affects some user boards... Please upgrade to the latest
version "3.2-psp13" it's based off the same unified kernel tree as
angstrom..

Since 3.2-psp13 is currently being built you can grap a version from here:

http://rcn-ee.homeip.net:81/testing/beaglebone/3.2-psp13/

Till new demo images are uploaded in the next few days..

Regards,