Hi Scott

You asked "would it be appropriate to make a quick note of this somewhere on the gumstix users wiki?"

As the page to which you refer is located on the User Wiki, that page can be edited by anyone.


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On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 10:49 PM, Scott Garman <sgarman@zenlinux.com> wrote:
On 02/07/2010 10:43 PM, Scott Garman wrote:
> Hello,
> I am working with the (now discontinued) connex400xm board and am having
> problems getting it to come up on the network.
> I have successfully built and installed OE for the device using
> instructions on the wiki and it boots up fine. I can connect to it via a
> serial console when using the tweener board, and have verified that the
> ssh server is running, as I can ssh to localhost (via the loopback
> interface).
> However, when I connect the netCF board, the device does not appear on
> the network. Having seen Ned's recent post on this subject, I've tried
> leaving the network cable disconnected until it has finished booting,
> and also tried setting a static IP address in /etc/network/interfaces.
> Neither has resolved the problem.

I will reply to my own post in the hopes that this helps someone else.
The problem was that the wlan0 interface definition in
/etc/network/interfaces was causing problems. When I commented it out
and rebooted, the link lights remained on upon booting and all of the
network services became available.

I realize the connex board is obsolete, but would it be appropriate to
make a quick note of this somewhere on the gumstix users wiki?

I found this build guide critically important to my success in building
OE for this board:


...but it really doesn't go into first-boot caveats. If someone would
point me in the right direction, I'd be happy to take care of this.



Scott Garman
sgarman at zenlinux dot com

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