"opkg upgrade" breaks USB networking: g_ether module missing

Thomas B. tommy.b at gmx.net
Fri Aug 1 02:46:31 CEST 2008


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.

If you haven't done an "opkg upgrade" today yet, you can do yourself a
favor by issueing

  opkg install kernel-module-g-ether kernel-module-cdc-ether

after "opkg upgrade", but before rebooting.


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