[SHR] getting an USB dongle to work

rhn omcomali.rhn at porcupinefactory.org
Sun Oct 18 14:52:19 CEST 2009

Rask Ingemann Lambertsen wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 05:39:23PM +0200, rhn wrote:
>> Today, I became an owner of a new shiny USB network device. Due to poor WiFi reception indoors, this is a wired Ethernet adapter.
>> On to the point - the device uses the dm9601 driver, which happens to be packaged in the SHR feeds. However, the driver is not loaded automatically, and doesn't work after manual modprobe && depmod.
>> Some research on the desktop showed that dm9601 depends on usb_net and mii. However, these two are not present in SHR feeds.
>    That would be a packaging bug, because drivers/net/usb/Kconfig lists
> the correct dependencies:
> config USB_USBNET
>         tristate "Multi-purpose USB Networking Framework"
>         select MII
> [...]
> config USB_NET_DM9601
>         tristate "Davicom DM9601 based USB 1.1 10/100 ethernet devices"
>         depends on USB_USBNET
>         select CRC32
> [...]
>    So try bugging the person doing the SHR kernel package.
Thanks for the hint.
I tried to do the necessary changes myself trial-and-error method, but couldn't get the kernel to compile. I'm going to ask more about that in shr-devel list.

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