I had built an Angstrom distribution for the Beagleboard with no changes to the bitbake recipes or other settings. I just wanted to get a clean and successful build using the default options that had been decided on for me.
Once that was done, I wanted to put the build of a console image on an SD card, and boot it.
Then I wanted to login at the terminal that my DVI cable had open and play a little.
The problem is, I can't do that. My USB keyboard isn't being recognized. The kernel messages don't seem to detect it.
Paul suggested I check the defconfig files for CONFIG_HID=y and CONFIG_HID_SUPPORT=y.
I checked a few of these, and they all appear to have these values turned on.
It seems logical to me that both the console and and X images for the Beagleboard would have USB support turned on by default. The demo X image does.
Is USB turned on by default?
For a console image, which defconfig file is the right one for the kernel? Does anyone know? There are a lot of them and I'm hoping to focus my efforts better.
Also, are the kernel config settings echoed to a log file as part of the compile process? For the console image, where is that log file?
I guess I need to learn how to do a kernel compile, the openembedded way. And yes I've been looking through the tutorial here ---> http://docs.openembedded.org/usermanual/html/chapter_recipes.html but I don't see anything specific to kernel builds.