"opkg upgrade" breaks USB networking: g_ether module missing

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Fri Aug 1 07:50:14 CEST 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| 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.

Thanks for working through that... really the scriptlet for kernel
module installs should do the depmod.  And arguably the new modules
should be dependencies for the kernel package...

- -Andy
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