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1  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Sheevaplug installer 1.0 kernel source on: October 30, 2009, 07:50:31 AM
I'd like to compile drivers for a Sitecom WL-608 wireless USB adapter, based on the Ralink rt2870 chipset.

I'm working with the kernel from the Sheevaplug Installer v1.0, but to compile the drivers it needs the kernel source in /lib/modules/, which is a broken symlink. Is there anyone who can tell me how to get the kernel source for the Sheevaplug Installer v1.0, to fix the symlink?

I have tried to download the source from kernel.org and patch it with patches from http://sheeva.with-linux.com/sheeva/, using 'patch -i FILENAME', but the patching didn't work and when I used 'make' to compile the drivers, it gave me many more errors.

I have tried to upgrade my kernel using the newest from http://sheeva.with-linux.com/sheeva/ but that doesn't have the kernel source so it didn't help at all.

Do I need to build my own kernel or is there any way I can aquire the kernel source for the Sheevaplug Installer?
Is there any way plugcomputer.org can upload the kernel source?

Or, is there anybody who has a direct link to an online store to buy a wifi dongle that will work out-of-the-box?
2  General Category / General Discussion / SD image download or kernel fix on: June 13, 2009, 03:33:04 AM
Hi everyone, I'm new.

I'm not experienced at linux at all, but know some basic commands. When I got my plug, I played around with it and installed apache, tried to install cups, and bought an SD card to boot from it, because I wanted to set up gnome and vnc. Sadly, It said "Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 000280d0" (and a screen filled with characters I didn't understand) when I tried to install anything. I tried setting up a swap partition, but that didn't work, then I got a kernel failure and now it won't boot at all, it says "Bad Data CRC".

What do I do now? I know there are a lot of recovery options, but I have no idea what the difference is. My u-boot still works fine, but the kernel is broken and actully I just want to start over with the plug I got in the mail. Ideally, I'd like something I could just load onto my SD card from my computer (a mac, I can access the plug via 'screen'), pop it in the plug and have it working. That way I could make backups for when I mess it up again.

I was wondering, what's the difference between the following packages, and which one should I use?
'SheevaPlug Installer' ( http://openplug.org/index.php/us/resources/downloads?func=fileinfo&id=51 )
'SheevaPlug USB Recovery' ( http://openplug.org/index.php/us/resources/downloads?func=fileinfo&id=48 )
'SheevaPlug Filesystem' ( http://openplug.org/index.php/us/resources/downloads?func=fileinfo&id=50 )
'SheevaPlug LSP' ( http://openplug.org/index.php/us/resources/downloads?func=fileinfo&id=45 )

If someone can point me to an image that I can load onto my (2gb) SD card, that would be fantastic as well.

Thank you!
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