I've just spent two days trying to get sheevaplug-installer-1.0 to work on two different computers (one running Ubuntu Hardy Heron, the other running Debian Lenny amd64). It always fails with:
Error: The specified JTAG interface was not found (ft2232)
The following JTAG interfaces are available:
Runtime error, file "/usr/local/share/openocd/scripts/interface/sheevaplug.cfg", line 7:
**** openocd FAILED
**** Is the mini USB cable connected?
**** Try powering down, then replugging the Sheevaplugumarc@amphiuma:~/sheeva
Yet according to dmesg, the plug is there:
[ 746.108193] usb 4-1: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[ 746.112629] usb 4-1: New USB device found, idVendor=9e88, idProduct=9e8f
[ 746.112633] usb 4-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 746.112636] usb 4-1: Product: SheevaPlug JTAGKey FT2232D B
[ 746.112638] usb 4-1: Manufacturer: FTDI
[ 746.112640] usb 4-1: SerialNumber: FTSY6XKQ
However, lsusb does not see it:
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 9e88:9e8f
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 045e:0059 Microsoft Corp. Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
I am at my wits end. I want to use this plug at a radio station transmitter site, where it has to talk to an RS-232 port on a device called an RBDS generator. The OS in the plug as shipped does not seem to be able to do that, so I'm trying to upgrade to a later version that can.
Does anyone have any ideas?