Not sure if you have a pre-requisite to stick with buildroot or what your
experience is if any with the gumstix, but if I would you I'd invest the
time setting up a OE build environment if you are going to be developing
around the LCD functionality. I would not put much $ on 1578M working out of
the box with your particular hardware.
My suggestion is.
1) with your current board confirm that at least you can communicate with
the motherboard via serial connection and the consoleLCD16x board. No need
to plug in the LCD to the console board or attach the Netmicrosd card.
If that works you at least at a point where you can update the firmware.
2) next setup an OE build environment and start by building the
3) Carefully read the image flashing procedures to get the new rootfs and
uImage onto the XL6P board. If you have any doubts on the procedures ask the
List. There is always a small chance you'll brick your board, but reflashing
your motherboard is a fact of life and you need to get the procedure down
and build confidence in doing so.
4) With the new image on the motherboard, hook yup the LCD to the Console
5) When you reboot, you should see a Gumstix logo on the screen and
eventually a boot prompt. If you want to interact directly with the LCD
terminal you'll need to get a USB keyboard. You can get a cheap one for
under $20. Your screen will go blank after 10 minutes - this is normal
screen saver behavior so don't get alarmed.
6) The gumstix-basic-image should support the netmicroSD card out of the
box. So attach it and "mount /mnt/card". You should then be able to cd
/mnt/card to write and read a couple of test files or a directory listing if
you know there are files already on the SD card.
7) If you have a DHCP router on your network you can chack the status of the
network interface but typing "ifconfig". You should see an entry for eth0
with an assigned IP address.
Hope that gets you started. Again, you may as well invest the time setting
up the OE build environment, and flashing an OE image to your board before
worrying too much about what may or may not be working in hardware.
So start here. http://www.gumstix.net/Software/111.html
[mailto:gumstix-users-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Ali Namazi
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:45 AM
Subject: [Gumstix-users] LCD PACK faulty verdex need help
I got my LCD PACK(xl6p+netmicrosd+consolelcd16) from
fresh factory flash(revision 1578M) the netmicrosd not
working and no lcd output.I flashed the revision 1587
using buildroot and didn't help.
I sent the message explaining the situation here:
I noticed the netmicrosd PCB is PCB10039-R1700 which
in known issues considered as faulty batch and
consolelcd16 is the new product of gumstix.
What is the right buildroot revision to flash for LCD
PACK or right prebuild images on gumstix website?
Should the system works right on with the factory
I appreciate any suggestion and help.
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