I am working on a project and really in need of some advice. What I need to
do is to to use a usb wifi dongle to connect with a verdex board. I have a
customized extension board for usb connection and it's fully functional.
However, verdex doesn't recognize the dongle with factory image/kernel.
I think it's due to some missing modules but not sure what are they as I am
fairly new to verdex and OE in general. BTW the dongle I am using is from
Please advise and thanks in advance.
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One thing I will often do is plug the device into a full blown linux
desktop (such as Fedora 19 loaded on a PC) and see if that detects the
device and then I can observe which modules it loads. After plugging in the
device I run the dmesg command to dump out the recent kernel messages to my
This may not ultimately help you get things running, but it may show you
how big of a gap you need to bridge to get to the solution.
Many devices don't have support in older kernels. I bought a usb/ethernet
dongle that was well supported in the 3.9.x kernels, but unfortunately was
not supported in the 3.5.x kernel (3.5.x had support for a slightly older
version with a slightly different usb product id. ... and I didn't get
lucky by playing tricks in the code with product id.)
I also discovered that some things that were built as modules on my fedora
system were built directly into the kernel on the gumstix system ... so the
lack of a module for your device in /lib/modules/ doesn't necessarily mean
the device is not supported. But in my case the reason the driver was not
activated was because my device was newer with an unsupported product id...
My sad story continued on with my purchasing a different dongle that the
3.5.x kernel did support (a TU2-ET100). But my problems didn't end there
... I needed to connect the device through a powered hub via the USB OTG
port and that worked up until the point where I tried to actually send
traffic over and started getting timeout errors in some core USB modules.
It did work fine on a tobi board plugged into the USB Host port, but the
tobi already has ethernet so I don't need the dongle there ... anyway, for
now I've been shuffling files and data via a flash drive ... sub optimal,
but better than ripping my system apart to get at the mmc card or to move
the overo to a different carrier board to update it.
On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 2:18 PM, will2km <will2km@...> wrote:
> Good day!
> I am working on a project and really in need of some advice. What I need to
> do is to to use a usb wifi dongle to connect with a verdex board. I have a
> customized extension board for usb connection and it's fully functional.
> However, verdex doesn't recognize the dongle with factory image/kernel.
> I think it's due to some missing modules but not sure what are they as I am
> fairly new to verdex and OE in general. BTW the dongle I am using is from
> alfa awus036h.
> Please advise and thanks in advance.
> View this message in context:
> Sent from the Gumstix mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
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