Running 11.10 on my beagleboard classic. Don’t have a GUI installed yet and am having issues with connecting to the internet.
When I run sudo ifconfig -a I have 3 options. None of which work. Sometimes I am able to get eth0 to connect and I get back “File Exists” but am still unable to connect to download updates or a GUI. I have heard of others having this same issue in 11.10 and am still looking for a fix.
What kernel version are you running on that board? (uname -r)
Since it's a classic, are you using the ehci or otg port? Are you
using an externally powered usb2.0 hub? What usb-ethernet adapter are
Just upgraded to 12.04. Still having no luck
Kernel V 3.2.24-x14
Using an externally powered USB hub and a StarTech USB to Gigabit Ethernet adapter (USB1000S2)
ehci or otg. I don’t know. How do I tell?
The EHCI is the normal usb connector.. The otg is the smaller
connector next to the 5volt power supply...
What revision of the classic is this?
That looks good then.. Can you login over serial and grab the vid/pid
I'd also try 3.4.x as it might just be a bug with v3.2.x for that
particular device.. (are you running 12.04 armhf or armel? )
Can’t yet serial connectors are in the hands of UPS
Ah, then you must be able to dump lsusb over dvi then atleast..
OK! So my eithernet hub ID:
ID 0424:7500 Device 6 Bus 1
Standard Microsystems Corp
This what you were looking for?
Based on a quick comparison of the upstream smsc75xx device changes/bug fixes
I'd really retry v3.4.x for this particular device.. (unless you have
Since your network isn't working reliably, you'll have to just rebuild v3.4.x
git clone git://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel.git
git checkout origin/v3.4.x -b tmp-v3.4.x
./build_kernel.sh (and follow the directions..)
Alright im trying to update the kernel without any network access on the device what so ever. Thought I could get the file by downloading on working PC and adding to my SD card but I can’t write to the ext partition, only the boot
That would work too.. Just download (assuming 12.04 armhf)
to the boot partition..
Then on the beagle..
sudo dpkg -i linux-image-3.4.9-x1_1.0precise_armhf.deb
sudo cp /boot/uboot/zImage /boot/uboot/zImage_bak
sudo cp /boot/vmlinuz-3.4.9-x1 /boot/uboot/zImage
“cannot access archive: No such file or directory”
even after double checking locations and names. All my problems today have relied on solving more complex problems
you are a life saver though and thank you
Hi i am having the same problems with the rev C5 board. i have a Zipp USB powered hub that draws power from the board,it seems to work fine with the wifi dongle connected but the keyboard seems to work only at times.
Moreover, does the hub has to be self-powered and not drawing power from the USB port of beagleboard?
But it can detect wlan0
Hi i am having the same problems with the rev C5 board. i have a Zipp USB
powered hub that draws power from the board,it seems to work fine with the
wifi dongle connected but the keyboard seems to work only at times.
Moreover, does the hub has to be self-powered and not drawing power from the
USB port of beagleboard?
Couple things, unless your power the board by a 5Volt 2Amp source,
there's very limited current on the EHCI connector, also it's HS only,
so USB 2.0 only devices work.. So it's almost always better if you use
an externally powered USB 2.0 hub...
see: Beagleboard:Main Page - eLinux.org
But it can detect wlan0
It sometimes works, but not 100% Reliable..
I will be powering my Board eventually with a 5v DC power as it is being tested currently with power drawn from its OTG port.
i’m currently using a ABACOM wifi dongle. i created a wpa.conf file to gain access to my router…but when i execute the .sh script…wlan0 scans but comes back with a DHCPDIScovery and times out…is it a must i use the recommended dongles specified on the beagleboard page?