I agree that I should probably purchase the tweeter, however that will defeat the purpose of buying the computer. I asked the sales representative at gumstix, before requesting the RMA, if there was anything else I needed in order to get the device working and this is what I got back
"Just one line of code needs to be changed in order to make the netstix
work properly, but a console board and serial null-modem cable is
needed to make this change"
When I sent it back I would of think they would test it out including the boot up process and make sure everything was working properly.
I'm going to open up another conversation with netstix and hopefully we can figure something out.
Thanks for your help.
--- On Wed, 8/27/08, Brad Fuller <bradallenfuller@...> wrote:
From: Brad Fuller <bradallenfuller@...>
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Got a gumstix computer and can't get it to power on
To: defender711982@..., "General mailing list for gumstix users." <gumstix-users@...>
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 6:02 PM
You most likely will need to purchase a tweener so you can log on via
serial and make sure the eth0 and dhcp is starting up. My connex
didn't out of the box. (the wifi driver was configured to auto start
though (and I don't have the wifi option))
On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 2:30 PM, E C <defender711982@...> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I am having problems getting the netstix 400xm-cf computer to work. Is
> there a special way to turn this computer on?
> I am under the impression that I should provide power to it, connect it to
> my router and be able to communicate with it via LAN. I have returned it
> gumstix once thinking there was a problem with the device and I just got
> back again. I have provided power and connected it to my router. When I
> look on my router logs to see if it detects anything on the specified
> it comes up with nothing.
> I only bought the computer and nothing else thinking this was the only
> I needed to have. It came back with some auto-run test results, which
> nothing to me I need the device to power up, boot the OS installed and me
> able to modify the settings via the LAN, is this not possible?
> Any help will be appreciated, I don't know what else to do, I was
> get an better understanding as to how gumstix works. I think it has lots
> potential, but so far I have been disapointed.