Run Player on Beagle Board xm A3 using Custom kernel 2.6.32 ........

Hi,

I'm very new to Beagle board. I'm booting up the customize
kernel 2.6.32 on Beagle board xm A3.It is successfully booting.

I have some questions :

a. We want to run VLC Player or Mplayer on Beagle Board, so is it
possible to use these players on Customize kernel 2.6.32 like "apt-get
install vlc" (without cross compiling vlc player)
or we have to do Cross compilation of VLC player for Beagle Board ?

b. How to insert the modules like r8187(WIFI) in the Beagle board?

As I have selected this driver through "make menuconfig" of kernel
2.6.32., but I'm unable to find r8187 module for Wifi in the beagle
board. How can i get r8187.ko file?

Thanks,
CHETAN

Hi!,

Please Let me know below questions answer.

Regards,
Chetan

a. We want to run VLC Player or Mplayer on Beagle Board, so is it
possible to use these players on Customize kernel 2.6.32 like “apt-get
install vlc” (without cross compiling vlc player)
or we have to do Cross compilation of VLC player for Beagle Board ?

The kernel does not play an important roll on determining if you can run vlc/mplayer. What is important is the root-filesystem. It depends on your distribution. If it was a Debian for ARM distribution; i do not see anything wrong with using their package manager to install the players. And if the distribution does not support such media packages; you’d almost have to cross compile.

b. How to insert the modules like r8187(WIFI) in the Beagle board?

Didn’t you say you booted your custom kernel-2.6.32? If so, put it in your root-filesystem or initrd image. and load it using “insmod” command.

As I have selected this driver through “make menuconfig” of kernel
2.6.32., but I’m unable to find r8187 module for Wifi in the beagle
board. How can i get r8187.ko file?

You should be able to find that driver listed under:

driver → net → wireless lan → realtech 8187 = [ set to module, you’ll see the module at drivers/net/wireless/r818x/r8187/r8187.ko i think]

However, make sure that you configure the WIFI network stack before you can see that driver shown up. Enable to following to enable 802.11 stack.

networking support → wireless → generic IEEE 802.11 network stack [=y]
networking support → wireless → Common rountines for IEEE 802.11 drivers [=y]

-toan

Thanks Toan,

I will try above steps to run the Wifi and VLC on Custom kernel.

Regards,
CHETAN