There were a bunch of Verdex boards shipped out with a defective file system
image. On these boards the Ethernet (and CF) doesn't work inside of Linux
(but it will work inside of U-Boot). You may have one of these boards.
With that being said, once you can talk to the Gumstix and get into the
U-Boot you can download a new file system image and you should be good to
go. The FFUART is the correct one. Are you using 115kbps, 8 - N - 1 with a
Null Modem Cable?
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> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 12:38:33 +0200
> From: "Jean-Paul van de Plasse" <jeanpaul@...>
> Subject: [Gumstix-users] newbie questions...
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> I have not yet managed to get my verdex board to aquire an ip from a dhcp
> Tried waiting some time, different dhcp server.
> The board seems to startup, since after some time I do see blinking of
> led5 of the net-cf board.
> Since this is not getting me much further I figured I could use the
> breakout-vx to see the console.
> But simply connecting a connector to the FFUART does not do the trick, can
> anyone tell me what is needed here?
> Thanks in advance..