"opkg upgrade" breaks USB networking: g_ether module missing

W.Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Fri Aug 1 07:58:50 CEST 2008

Has there been any changes to charging? (modules needed?)  For todays
kernel I cant get USB charging above 100ma.

As I am at 0% battery (shown by apm) I have shut it down/removed the
battery until I get home and can use the wall charger, I am assuming
that as it boots it *should* charge at 500ma (as it used to do before
the upgrade.)


On Fri, 2008-08-01 at 06:50 +0100, Andy Green wrote:
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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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