Howdy again, Bill.

 

I must admit, reading over the previous emails in this thread, I’m a little hazy as to the exact nature of how things are hooked up and just what you’re trying to achieve. 

 

Am I correct that you are just trying to get the TOBI board’s wired Ethernet going?  The rules file I mentioned should be populated by udev if it finds your Ethernet device properly.  Do you know if your kernel was built with the device driver built in or perhaps it is a module – if it is a module, maybe it is not being loaded and thus udev does not find it on boot.  You can check loaded modules by typing ‘lsmod’ (I’m going to assume there are no entries in there for the Ethernet driver).  The IC on the TOBI, unless it has changed lately is an SMSC LAN9221. 

 

When my kernel (based on Steve’s…) loads the TOBI net driver, I get a message like the following during boot:

 

net eth0: SMSC911x/921x identified at 0xd0872000, IRQ: 336

 

If you don’t see anything like this during boot (or in dmesg), sounds like the driver is not being loaded. 

 

p.s. relating to something someone mentioned earlier, you need to use iwconfig to inspect/manage wireless adapters rather than ifconfig. 

 

From: William Pretty Security Inc [mailto:bill.pretty@xplornet.com]
Sent: Friday, 17 June 2011 12:49 PM
To: 'General mailing list for gumstix users.'
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Still Have ifconfig problem :(

 

Hi Akram;

 

Here is the contents of the file:

I am using a wireless WiFi device with an RTL8187 chip set. It has the mac address shown after ATTR{address} == …

 

# This file was automatically generated by the /lib/udev/write_net_rules

# program, run by the persistent-net-generator.rules rules file.

#

# You can modify it, as long as you keep each rule on a single

# line, and change only the value of the NAME= key.

 

# USB device 0x0bda:0x8187 (usb)

SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:c0:ca:1b:75:8e",

ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"

 

 

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men

stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell

 

From: Akram Hameed [mailto:akramh@aq1systems.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 8:11 PM
To: General mailing list for gumstix users.
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Still Have ifconfig problem :(

 

Howdy Bill,

 

Are you using udev? If so, what are the contents of your /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file?

 

Cheers,

 

~Akram.

 

From: William Pretty Security Inc [mailto:bill.pretty@xplornet.com]
Sent: Friday, 17 June 2011 6:13 AM
To: 'General mailing list for gumstix users.'
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Still Have ifconfig problem :(

 

Hi Curt;

 

I did what you and Tuomas suggested. I un-commented the lines.

This is what I got at boot and from “ifconfig –a” :

 

Configuring network interfaces... eth0: unknown interface: No such device

eth0: unknown interface: No such device

eth0      No such device

 

SIOCSIFADDR: No such device

eth0: unknown interface: No such device

eth0: unknown interface: No such device

Failed to bring up eth0.

done.

 

root@omap3-multi:~# ifconfig -a

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 

          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0

          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host

          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1

          RX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

          TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

          RX bytes:1728 (1.6 KiB)  TX bytes:1728 (1.6 KiB)

 

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:C0:CA:1B:75:8E 

          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1

          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

 

 

Thanks;

Bill

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men

stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell

 

From: Curtis Olson [mailto:curtolson@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 10:59 AM
To: General mailing list for gumstix users.
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Still Have ifconfig problem :(

 

You've probably checked all the obvious stuff, but in /etc/network/interfaces have you uncommented the "auto eth0" and "iface eth0 inet dhcp" lines?

 

Curt.

 

On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 9:46 AM, William Pretty Security Inc wrote:

Hi All;

 

I double checked that the com board was seated properly and tried a console image I

Built previously with Steve Sakoman’s script …

 

Still no joy. I get the same error message as before …

 

I have it in the back of my mind that there was a device driver conflict in the Kernel or something

But darned if I can remember what …

 

Bill

 

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.

Winston Churchill

 


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