I have a very simple issue I think. I’ve been playing around with the gpio ports from userspace using sysfs.
I’ve been running 2.6.28-omap1 a version that I got from special computing when I first bought my sdhc card. I only use that one when I need something that works already. Using that version I had created a script to access the port 149 and port 7 on the beagleboard.
echo 149 > /sys/class/gpio/export
echo “in” > /sys/class/gpio/gpio149/direction
echo 1 > /sys/class/gpio/gpio149/value
You guys know the drill. So my script simply activates the usr1 led when I press on the user button. Pretty simple stuff and it works on that kernel version.
Now I’ve build angstrom using openembedded. Kernel 2.6.29-r35 and Angstrom-console-image-glibc-ipk-2009-stable filesystem. When I load this and run this same script I can’t get access port 149 and 7 anymore. I’ve tried others like 148 and this one works.
I know that port 7 is user button and port 149 is usr1 led. So what I’m thinking it might be something relate to the fact that those port are being currently used I can’t export them but I haven’t found any info backing up this idea
Would anyone know what I could do to get this running with my version of angstrom. I’ve verified that CONFIG_GENERIC_GPIO=y and it is. What am I doing wrong here? I worked with the older version with not with .29 .
I know that it’s not the script that’s behaving wrong since I also have a compiled c version of that same code and that one doesn’t work either. Also if I look at the return value after manually doing this command “echo 7 > /sys/class/gpio/export; echo $?” I get a 1.
Thanks for the help everyone.