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31  General Category / General Discussion / FreeBSD on USB on: October 22, 2009, 11:48:34 AM
If anybody has got this to work, it would be good if you could details the steps on the wiki:

If you can only provide a brief outline, i'm happy to guinea-pig it for you and write it up. At the moment i'm stuck at not knowing how to make a sheevaplug-bootable slice/partition. I'm also awaiting further information from FreeBSD mailing list on this.

32  General Category / General Discussion / Wiki sidebar on: October 19, 2009, 04:39:34 AM
Hi all,
I'd like to get FreeBSD added to the distributions on the sidebar of the wiki with a link to the redirect page http://plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/FreeBSD

As normal users don't have rights, i've PM'ed Rabeeh Khoury but not received any response as yet.

Does anybody know what the correct procedure for this is?

33  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Terminal working over VNC? on: September 30, 2009, 11:11:02 PM
I couldn't get X to work either - but am hardly an expert. But did get gnome up and running properly.

34  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Installing headers / Kernel clarifications on: September 21, 2009, 02:03:55 PM
This was probably overkill, but i followed the instructions on
and cross-compiled the kernel on my Ubuntu VirtualBox environment, also took the following steps:
- applied the patches from http://sheeva.with-linux.com/sheeva/index.php?dir=
- copied the .config available on the same website (http://sheeva.with-linux.com/sheeva/
- changed line:
    # CONFIG_ZD1211RW is not set
ran the make as per continued instructions (i skipped all the U-boot related steps as i didn't want to flash my plug)
- copied the zd1211rw.ko file that was produced to the sheevaplug and loaded it with insmod zd1211rw.ko
- verified it was working with ifconfig!

I'm sure there's a way to bypass needing to do a full kernel compile and doing just the driver itself, but it did the trick for me!!!

35  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Installing headers / Kernel clarifications on: September 21, 2009, 08:22:48 AM
I've not done this before and am also a n00b (maybe if there's enough of us we can sort it out eh?), but which source are you using for the drivers? it looks like you are not using the source from kernel.org website (http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-

The Zyxel docs for the drivers for my USB dongle (http://www.zyxel.ch/files/treiber/linux_zd1211_4916_G220.zip) suggest editing their Makefile to edit the path to the source as follows:


adapt for your path & version.
However their source looks different to kernel.org

36  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Setting up sheevaplug with wlan on: September 13, 2009, 04:44:25 AM
I'd like to get my plug working with a ZyXEL G-220 wlan dongle. My understanding is that the zd1211rw drivers for this have existed in the linux kernel since 2.6.18 (http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/zd1211rw), but they do not appear to be present in the sheeva ubuntu kernel i have installed.

What is the best way to proceed? is there a way for me to add it? or do i need to compile a new kernel from scratch? Or would it make sense to get the distributers to add this, and if so how would i go about it?

Any direction appreciated.

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