"opkg upgrade" breaks USB networking: g_ether module missing

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Sat Aug 2 03:13:44 CEST 2008

ok, this morning had a lot of opkg updates (0000utc, 200802) after which
usb charging was back to normal.  I then flashed uboot with todays daily
- charging via laptop/desktop is still 500ma.  

Somethings improved - the software seems *much* snappier and I like the
red aux button to show when its actually alive vs suspended/dead


On Fri, 2008-08-01 at 08:03 +0100, Andy Green wrote:
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> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> | Yes, could be this as I am seeing the same messages in the log.  I did
> | update uboot on the weekend (which is when I got the device).
> |
> | A wall charger worked normally, its just usb charging (tried a laptop
> | and a desktop) thats the problem.
> Well it sounds a bit out of place to say it, but: great.  At least we
> understand what's happening.
> A wall charger doesn't try to talk with the device over USB, it is
> recognized by a magic resistor on the USB ID pin, that's why it works
> but host charging didn't.
> I made patches to reduce the probability of this from 50:50 to ~10% and
> just sent them out, I didn't find how to eliminate it yet.
> | Which uboot is "safe"?
> I'm not sure.  I suspect older U-Boot had lower probability of making
> the same problem since we had no idea this was happening until now, and
> some of the fixes I added would have been needed on older versions too.
> ~ best bet is to update to tomorrow's U-Boot and we'll try to remove the
> remaining chance of the problem in the meanwhile.
> http://git.openmoko.org/?p=u-boot.git;a=commitdiff;h=00c27eb2887c07a9b6cdf095e7be016ab7e42d52
> http://git.openmoko.org/?p=u-boot.git;a=commitdiff;h=d872d1ffdbbaf93de0f9ee95debeb414cc6da90c
> http://git.openmoko.org/?p=u-boot.git;a=commitdiff;h=5ebb764a8bfb44786ba80e5102c85cbeaa7139c5
> - -Andy
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William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au>
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