"opkg upgrade" breaks USB networking: g_ether module missing

Thomas B. tommy.b at gmx.net
Fri Aug 1 03:17:06 CEST 2008

On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 02:46:31AM +0200, Thomas B. wrote:
> Hi,
> in the most recent kernel, USB networking is no longer compiled in, but
> compiled as a module. I think that's generally a good thing, the problem
> is that the upgrade path seems to be broken: I just did an "opkg
> upgrade", and it installed the new kernel, but not the g-ether and
> cdc-ether modules. The result was that after rebooting I couldn't ssh
> into my device anymore. My solution was to flash an older kernel,
> install the missing modules with opkg, then re-flash the new kernel.

Hm, spoke too soon: After the first reboot with the new kernel, USB
networking still didn't work. I did some fumbling on the device's
terminal, of which the essential thing seems to be running "depmod".
Then after a second reboot, USB networking worked again.


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