I found a picture of the serial wiring on the web site and
made myself a serial cable. I can now log in via the
serial device. I see that I'm getting an error with the
ethernet: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
Reading through the wiki I see a short FAQ that says:
Why doesn't the ethernet connection on my netCF-vx work?
If you get the message:
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
when booting your Verdex + netCF-vx and you have the r1410 firmware,
you need to upgrade your firmware. The r1410 firmware contains a bug
which prevents the ethernet connection from working.
How do I upgrade the firmware :-)
On 10/5/07, Greg Fausak <lgfausak@...> wrote:
> I am new to gumstix. I just ordered the verdex xm4, new-cfvx and
> consolLCD-vx boards.
> I'm trying to boot for the first time.
> I've attached the verdex board to the netCF board and connected
> an ethernet cable. I tested the ethernet cable on a different computer and
> have verified that dhcp is serving up an address. I plug this in to the
> netcf card and attach power via the 5 volt power supply i ordered
> with my boards. The main issue I'm having is that the netcf card is
> not requesting dhcp address, so i can't communicate with it.
> i failed to order a serial cable, which i am going to do straight away.
> but, the directions state that plugging in the ethernet should work.
> i should be able to get to ssh after it gets an address. I have
> checked, and there is
> no dhcplease being delivered to any new hardware...
> Also, when I connect the power to the net cf board...2 times out of 3
> the led does not
> light that is right next to the power connector. When it does light
> up, if I wait for
> 30-45 seconds, eventually the led on the other side of the board lights up.
> I believe that led to be the link indicator for dhcp.
> If I ping from another machine a broadcast address, I see the other led
> light up, i believe that one is an activity indicator....so, it appears that
> something is working.
> So my question is this. Should the verdex board be requesting
> a dhcp ip address?
> Greg Fausak