[shr-unstable] making bricks...

Lowell Higley higleylh at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 09:59:40 CEST 2009

There's been a change to the bootloader.. the following text was from a
message that came across the developer mailing list back in April.

*>As this looks like it's becoming a Frequently Asked Question, I'll send
>this note to a wider audience.  Please forgive me if this is obvious to
>most of the folks on this list.

>After flashing or upgrading distros or bootloaders, some folks have been
>noticing that their "usb0" network interface on the *host* side fails to
>appear when the Freerunner is plugged into the USB port.

>Alert users have noticed that it didn't really fail to appear, rather it
>changed name from "usb0" to "eth1" (or "eth2", etc).

>What's happening here is that certain bootloaders and certain distros
>have begun to use the official USB mac address assigned by Openmoko to
>the Freerunner, instead of letting the kernel generate a random address
>in the locally-assigned range.  Many hosts will respond differently when
>they observe the official (static) mac address; instead of creating the
>"usb0" interface, they will create and permanently assign an "eth<n>"
>interface name to that mac address.*

I think there was also an update to the USB Networking page.


On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 8:57 AM, Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 2009-06-28, Vikas Saurabh <vikas.saurabh at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 11:05 AM, jeremy jozwik<jerjoz.forums at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> hello list. im in dire need of assistance. ive just re-flashed my
> >> phone to shr-unstable 20090624 all went well until i tried to do an
> >> ssh. turns out my usb0 is not showing up in anyway.
> >>
> > Try eth0. Recent kernels(I guess freerunner's driver) have started
> > registering the device properly and hence it shows up as a network
> > interface
> i doubt it will be eth0. more likely eth2 or something later
> run ifconfig to find out
> _______________________________________________
> Openmoko community mailing list
> community at lists.openmoko.org
> http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/attachments/20090628/d1098a69/attachment.htm 

More information about the community mailing list