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1  General Category / Success stories / Re: USB wireless(WLI-UC-GN USB) OK! on: April 28, 2010, 10:56:45 AM
I have recently picked up the ultra-compact wireless and used
their drivers cross-compiled on x86 where I did a custom kernel.
The drivers compiled after a couple administrative items to use
the same cross-compiler and all appears to work.  However, I
cannot seem to get the ESSID set from iwconfig or using
their configuration file in /etc/Wireless/RT2870RTA/RT2870RTA.dat.

I also left off the compile support for network-manager given
that I do not want to install all the GUI network-manager

Still, it seems on the verge of working, but I do not any error
on syslog or iwconfig when trying to set ESSID.

May I ask what drivers you used, and what you did with the
2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / FreeBSD FFS/UFS Support to Marvell u-boot (usb, mmc, etc.) on: September 01, 2009, 10:45:40 AM

As an interested party in FreeBSD, I leveraged the good work of others to
make two patches and then followed the directions worked out under
"Compiling U-boot" in U-Boot stuff.  FreeBSD 9-current supports the
SheevaPlug now (http://wiki.freebsd.org/FreeBSDMarvell) so I wanted
to also add FFS support in the u-boot that was developed here:


I was able to read the FFS v2 from a USB key (da0s1) and load the
kernel and mount the root file system, which will be discussed on
the Wiki FreeBSD page for plugcomputer.org.  FFS support is on
by default via the process below (define dependencies were removed).

There will be more FreeBSD discussion on the Wiki page for FreeBSD
that until now was empty!

To compile:

1) tar xvjf u-boot-1.1.4.tar.bz2 (get u-boot-1.1.4.tar.bz2 from SheevaPlug_U-Boot.zip)
2) gunzip u-boot-1.1.4_3.4.16-diff.patch.gz u-boot-1.1.4_3.4.16-ffs-diff.patch.gz (see attached)
3) cd u-boot-1.1.4
4) make clean
5) patch -p1 < ../u-boot-1.1.4_3.4.16-diff.patch
6) patch -p1 < ../u-boot-1.1.4_3.4.16-ffs-diff.patch

NOTE: top-level Makefile cross compiler is set to "arm-none-linux-gnebit"
(needs changed if different cross compiler)

7) make mrproper
8) make rd88f6281Sheevaplug_config NBOOT=1 LE=1
9) make all
10) set TFTP server and use u-boot "bubt u-boot.bin" to get "make all" result, u-boot-rd88f6281Sheevaplug_400db_nand.bin.

3  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30-rc7 new release (eth0->eth2 remap) on: June 11, 2009, 03:27:57 PM

This is a quick note on the eth0=>eth2 mapping by udev mentioned
earlier in the thread.  One can also see this pop-up when making your
own JFFS2 or UBIFS flash image.

If udev sees another MAC (ie., the "third" one), you get eth2
generated.  :-) So, if you flash with a system with two entries
from your NFS generated UBIFS or JFFS2 onto another system, udev
will see a different MAC and happily give you another entry in udev.

To change, one can just change the udev mapping manually to match
your newly flashed system MAC address (ie., remove old entries) or
get rid of the /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file
and let udev generate new ones!

4  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / USB wireless networking adapters on: May 27, 2009, 06:12:27 PM
There is a success story getting a USB wireless networking adapter working.  For those interested, there is a list of those USB dongles that "should" work in Linux as of 2.6.30: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Devices/USB
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