How To Factory Reset?

Jim Morris ml at
Mon Jul 21 22:14:02 CEST 2008

I lost USB network once too, I found that plugging the USB into a different USB port (preferably one 
on MB rather than a HUB, fixed the problem.

Spent wrote:
> Hello ladies and gentlemen, 
> I got my Freerunner late last week and was initially able to SSH in, however
> I  couldn't seem to connect to the internet via USB despite following all
> the instructions.  One of the last things I did the first night before I
> packed it in was try to install the keyboard as the getting started guide
> shows how.  I followed the directions - removed the multi-tap pad, but due
> to dependencies I couldn't install the keyboard.  Now I have no keyboard
> whatsoever and no way to SSH into the device, it just hangs there and
> eventually times out.  I was wondering if there was a way to do a factory
> reset on this, or if I could somehow change any of the files I messed up on
> the neo [possibly etc/network/interfaces]?  without SSH, or if there was a
> factory reset to default image?  Any help is much appreciated.
> Kernel IP routing table
> Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use
> Iface
>     *        U     0      0        0
> wlan0
>     *        U     0      0        0 usb0
> link-local      *          U     1000   0        0
> wlan0
> default         my.router         UG    0      0        0
> wlan0
> There's my routing table if it helps - my router is on, not sure
> why the usb device is showing as
> Thanks in advance,
> -Zach

Jim Morris,

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