Good news so far the 1565 build doesn’t break the netCF-vx hardware stack I’m currently using.

 

After commenting out the smc911x line and uncommenting  the smc91x line I was still able to

 

Run directfb test df_dok while, simultaneously doing scp to USB flash stick or  CF or local file system. USB keyboard also works.

 

Current setup is verdex XL6P, netCF-vx, ConsoleLCD-vx, Samsung LCD, unpowered USB HUB, with keyboard and usb flash drive attached.

 

Tftp also works from uboot using device SMC91C1111-0 as expected.

 

Next I’ll assembly the stack with netwifi-uSD, test it and post the results.

 

Marc

 


From: gumstix-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:gumstix-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Felix Duvallet
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 1:12 AM
To: General mailing list for gumstix users.
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Problems with vertex XL6P +consoleLCD-vx+netmicroSD + Samsung LCD Panel

 

Hi Marc-

Although I finally got the verdex to boot (with LCD attached) by removing the wifi module, doing anything remotely related to the network (wired ethernet) seemed to kill the board immediately: ssh'ing from the gumstix (to another host or to localhost), ssh'ing from a computer to the gumstix (over ethernet), or sometimes even logging in via the console/LCD.  Needless to say, stress-testing becomes a moot point :)

Interestingly enough, directFB does not compile for me (I had to grab the sources directly from the directFB site -- the script seemed to fail when wget'ing them), so I can't really test that either.  Errors are below.

I'm still interested in knowing whether anyone has any success running both the LCD and some sort of internet at the same time, so please post your results when you get a chance to test it out.

Cheers,
Felix

In: /gumstix-buildroot/build_arm_nofpu/DirectFB-0.9.24/lib/direct
system.c:47: error: expected declaration specifiers or '...' before 'gettid'
system.c:62: warning: type defaults to 'int' in declaration of '_syscall0'
system.c:62: error: expected ',' or ';' before 'pid_t'
system.c: In function 'direct_pagesize':
system.c:71: error: 'PAGE_SIZE' undeclared (first use in this function)
system.c:71: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
system.c:71: error: for each function it appears in.)
system.c:72: warning: control reaches end of non-void function

On Nov 19, 2007 11:19 AM, Marc Humphreys <mhumphreys@logiclinkdesign.com> wrote:

Felix,

 

I know originally I got it to work with I think build 1339, but didn't do much testing and only had the gumstix logo and login working on he LCD, but I did not have the wifi module attached so never tried that. I've downloaded the latest 1565 and am building it tonight. I have to dismantle my hardware stack and reattach the netwifi-uSD card and dig up my wifi module to attach to it.

I'll definitely post my results, not sure exactly when that will happen, but hopefully in a day or two. How do you stress test both interfaces. Is it sufficient to ping both IP addresses from another machine or maybe start two separate ssh sessions to each ip with some large file transfer using scp?

 

To stress test the setup I porpose to do the following:

Run the directfb tests on the LCD – probably df_dok, while scp'ing two large files over the lan and wifi interfaces, one from uSD card and another from flash drive that's plugged into the USB hub (powered from the ConsoleLCD board). Usb keyboard will be tested as well also attached to the hub.

 

Marc

 


From: gumstix-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:gumstix-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Felix Duvallet
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 6:42 PM


To: General mailing list for gumstix users.
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Problems with vertex XL6P + consoleLCD-vx+netmicroSD + Samsung LCD Panel

 

I'd be interested in knowing whether you come across some of the same issues I've had with this hardware configuration (which is almost identical to mine).  I had issues getting the LCD and ethernet/wireless to work at the same time (I posted to the mailing list a few weeks ago: http://www.nabble.com/Verdex-fails-to-boot-if-both-LCD-and-netwifi-microSD-are-connected-tf4768919.html ).

In the event that everything (hopefully) works for you, post to the list so I will at least know I probably did something wrong.  Otherwise, if you're having issues booting, you may want to try using either the LCD or the netmicroSD stick (but not both).

Cheers,
Felix

On Nov 19, 2007 3:36 AM, Marc Humphreys <mhumphreys@logiclinkdesign.com> wrote:

I got my verdex about 6 weeks ago and it had u-boot 1.2 and that should be
good for flashing with the new partition map that is current supported in
the new buildroot versions. However, 1.2 as is will not support mmc on
verdex Netwifi-uSD card.. You'll need to build and apply the patch or wait
for Steve's testing on the latest build which if works will probably be 1565
or greater.

You can check your uboot version by stopping auto boot. Simply hit a key on
the console keyboard within 2 seconds.

Then at the GUM> prompt type ver


U-Boot 1.2.0 (May 16 2007 - 11:14:35) - PXA270@600 MHz - 1407

*** Welcome to Gumstix ***

DRAM:  128 MB
Flash: 32 MB
SMC91C1111-0
Net:   SMC91C1111-0
Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0
GUM> ver

U-Boot 1.2.0 (May 16 2007 - 11:14:35) - PXA270@600 MHz - 1407

*** Welcome to Gumstix ***
GUM>

If you let the gumstix boot you can check the build version.
By typing #more /etc/gumstix-release

# more /etc/gumstix-release
DISTRIB_ID='gumstix'
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=''
DISTRIB_RELEASE='1562'
DISTRIB_CODENAME=''
BUILD_DATE='Thu Nov 15 08:10:34 EST 2007'
BUILD_HOSTNAME='grandbaie'
#

Its probably 1410 which will be of little use to you. I'm almost sure
mmcinit won't work with 1410. I'd grab the latest should be 1564 or greater.
Not sure if patches are still required. I understand Steve is testing new
build which if successful will probably be 1565?

Marc




-----Original Message-----
From: gumstix-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:gumstix-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Dave
Hylands
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 11:45 AM
To: General mailing list for gumstix users.
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Problems with vertex XL6P + consoleLCD-vx
+netmicroSD + Samsung LCD Panel

Hi Sir Graham,

> First the Ethernet of the netmicroSD donīt work, I see is possible because
> the driver SMC911 is not present and activate. :(
> The LCD donīt work also.
>
> Questions:
>
>     Is necessary Reflashing the Boot Loader ( u-boot.bin) to activate the
LCD
> panel?

I'm not sure.

>     gumstix-buildroot is the same to the Connex platform that the vertex
> platform?

It's the same source code tree, but you can only build it for connex
or verdex, not both at the same time.

>     To flash Root Filesystem and Kernel,  is possible use the microSD (in
> connex we use the MMC card to load the flash)?

It should be. You can test this from within u-boot by using the
mmcinit command and seeing if it recognizes the card. You can then do

fatls mmc 0

to list the files on the card.

You might need to update your u-boot first. I know that the latest
u-boot (or the 1533 u-boot I have precompiled) will work with the
microSD cards.

--
Dave Hylands
Vancouver, BC, Canada
http://www.DaveHylands.com/

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