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46  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.1.6 new kernel available on: January 01, 2012, 06:30:07 PM
More testing. I have issues with 3.1.6 and 3.1.5, you are not alone.
47  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Dreamplug lost networking on: December 30, 2011, 06:04:17 AM
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eth0   inet addr:192.168.1.105  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0

uap0   inet addr:192.168.1.1  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0


Disable the wifi at startup, comment out the call to init_setup.sh in /etc/rc.local and reboot
48  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Dreamplug lost networking on: December 30, 2011, 05:41:35 AM
try the other ethernet (eth1) which is at the end of the plug
49  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.1.6 new kernel available on: December 28, 2011, 08:46:02 PM
I have had no issues with 3.1.6 (my build using cbxbikers .config).
Can I ask what the serial number is?
DS2-11??

Fill in the ??
50  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.1.6 new kernel available on: December 24, 2011, 04:34:44 PM
Merry Christmas cbxbiker, and a big thank you for providing kernels to all.
51  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.1.6 new kernel available on: December 23, 2011, 05:20:59 PM
Another question cbxbiker does

Code:
# cat /proc/mwlan/mlan0/info
driver_name = "wlan"
driver_version = SD8787-14.57.5.p41-M2614130.p4-GPL-(FP57)
interface_name="mlan0"
...

Imply that the driver has a GPL license (at least the sd8xxx part, even if not the mlan.ko part)?
52  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.1.6 new kernel available on: December 23, 2011, 02:50:52 AM
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No I don't.

If they're not going to release the source code, it could be bad sign for the long-term viability of the platform.  We don't need more throw-away junk.

I know of one group whose Dreamplug solution is based on a recent kernel and wifi, so I guess they will be looking for something new.
53  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.1.6 new kernel available on: December 23, 2011, 01:07:00 AM
If it's the bt8xxx.ko, mcypt.ko and sd8xxx.ko modules you're after, then I've just rebuilt 3.1.6 with those modules.  Not sure about the mlan.ko, is mcypt.ko a replacement?
With these modules added, you'll probably have to blacklist conflicting modules.

I have been building the bt8xxx.ko, mcypt.ko and sd8xxx.ko modules for your Dream kernel since 2.6.38 and they worked OK on the earlier Dreamplugs. The mlan.ko appears to be an mcypt.ko replacement.
The sd8xxx.ko and bt8xxx.ko on the new Dreamplugs have modinfos that are very different, I posted details at http://www.plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=6007.msg19647#msg19647.
they are also loaded as

insmod /root/mlan.ko
insmod /root/sd8xxx.ko fw_name=mrvl/sd8787_uapsta.bin


The sd8xxx.ko has the same name but is clearly nothing like its predecessor.

The interesting thing is that the new sd8xxx provides both mlan0(client) and uap0(ap mode). So it would seem that this module also obsoletes the uap8xxx patch that you provide. A brief look indicates lots of enhancements to both wifi and more so bluetooth.

My enquiries, so far, have resulted in responses like "Marvell is not prepared to release the source code for these drivers".

On the bright side, your 3.1.6 kernel is good for eeverything else on the new Dreamplug, just no bluetooth or wifi.

On the not so bright side it appears that the new Dreamplugs only have wifi available if you use the kernel provided Globalscale. This is a binary only distribution (source code free zone).

Do you have access to the sd8xxx source for the SD8787?
54  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.1.6 new kernel available on: December 22, 2011, 02:14:11 AM
I have tested on two Dreamplugs DS2-112* and DS2-114*
The older one DS2-112* is fine

On the DS2-114*
The new wifi and bluetooth (SD8787 0x02df:0x9119) may have an easy way to make it work, but I had no luck.
I could not get wifi or bluetooth working (I tried a few different approaches).

The kernel that comes with the DS2-114* is 2.6.33.7 plus Marvell bt8xxx.ko (bluetooth) sd8xxx.ko and mlan.ko wifi modules. These all seem to work fine on the original kernel.

So where do we get the source for these drivers?

55  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Dreamplug ap wifi on: December 21, 2011, 10:03:39 PM
The latest Dreamplugs (DS2-114*) have :

u-Boot
Code:
Marvell>> version

U-Boot 2011.06-02334-g8f495d9-dirty (Aug 18 2011 - 02:09:07)

kernel
The kernel is now 2.6.33.7 (was 2.6.33.6)
Code:
# uname -a
Linux dreamplug-debian 2.6.33.7-dirty #2 PREEMPT Wed Apr 20 22:14:16 EDT 2011 armv5tel GNU/Linux

wifi
Marvel sd8787 802.11/b/g/n wifi

I am unable to track down the source code for the drivers or firmware (yet).


Code:
# modinfo sd8xxx.ko
filename:       sd8xxx.ko
license:        GPL
version:        130.p4
author:         Marvell International Ltd.
description:    M-WLAN Driver
srcversion:     37A196AA3CA2BF01A49F11E
alias:          sdio:c*v02DFd9119*
depends:        mlan
vermagic:       2.6.33.7-dirty preempt mod_unload ARMv5
parm:           fw_name:Firmware name (charp)
parm:           mac_addr:MAC address (charp)
parm:           mfg_mode:0: Download normal firmware; 1: Download MFG firmware (int)
parm:           drv_mode:1: STA; 2: UAP; 3: STA+UAP (int)
parm:           drvdbg:Driver debug (ulong)
parm:           auto_ds:0: MLAN default; 1: Enable auto deep sleep; 2: Disable auto deep sleep (int)
parm:           ps_mode:0: MLAN default; 1: Enable IEEE PS mode; 2: Disable IEEE PS mode (int)
parm:           max_tx_buf:Maximum Tx buffer size (2048/4096/8192) (int)
parm:           pm_keep_power:1: PM keep power; 0: PM no power (int)
parm:           cfg_11d:0: MLAN default; 1: Enable 802.11d; 2: Disable 802.11d (int)

# modinfo mlan.ko
filename:       mlan.ko
license:        Marvell Proprietary
version:        130.p4
author:         Marvell International Ltd.
description:    M-WLAN MLAN Driver
srcversion:     028354F02B5254515EB37E4
depends:
vermagic:       2.6.33.7-dirty preempt mod_unload ARMv5

56  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Dreamplug ap wifi on: December 20, 2011, 07:05:23 PM
It seems that GS are shipping new wifi hardware. See this thread http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2741.0.html

Does anyone here have any idea how AP wifi mode works with this device?
57  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.1.5 new kernel available on: December 14, 2011, 06:38:31 PM
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Forbidden
Black banned ISP, try again
58  General Category / General Discussion / LED Christmas on: December 14, 2011, 04:26:00 PM
My Christmas gift is the attached bash script to play with the Sheeva and Dream LEDs.

usage example

./leds --blink all

59  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.1.5 new kernel available on: December 11, 2011, 03:56:13 AM
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would be interesting to see how much cooler Dream and Sheeva run

I have a temperature sensor call a "hand". The results from this on dreamplug says "cooler".

I should have mentioned

# apt-get install cpufrequtils
60  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.1.5 new kernel available on: December 10, 2011, 09:29:35 PM
I have placed a Dreamplug kernel at http://www.spinifex.com.au/plugs/downloads/dreamplug/kernel/.

This 3.1.5 kernel is for the Dreamplug only. I have done some testing on this and it checks out so far.

Included in this kernel build are a number of patches (available at the same location).

The patches include:

leds are now named "dreamplug" rather than "guruplug"

cpu frequency scaling - you can either manually or automatically change the cpu clock speed, this works!
(this patch supposedly also works on a Sheevaplug)

SPI flash support - the u-Boot environment can be displayed/updated from Debian (requires package u-boot-tools)

I would appreciate comments on the patches and any testing.



refs:
http://www.solinno.co.uk/public/dreamplug/
http://people.debian.org/~zumbi/dreamplug/patches/
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