[E3-hacking] Newbie networking problems

David Reynolds david at reynoldsfamily.org.uk
Tue Apr 24 20:12:53 BST 2007


On 24 Apr 2007, at 1:34 pm, Andy Collins wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> I've just received my first E3 and I'm cramming up on the info  
> trying to get going.
> I've followed the info in the wiki about getting started and I get  
> boot it up over the serial port now without a problem.
> My next milestone is to get t nrtworking and this is where I'm  
> coming adrift. I've got a USB-ethernet adapter that is based on the  
> ADM8515 chipset. When I plug it in I see...
> usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using ohci and address 3
> usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> and that's all. I think that the driver for the Pegasus will work  
> with this chipset (though I may be wrong).
> dmesg gives me the following with regard to networking...
> usbcore: registered new driver catc
> drivers/usb/net/catc.c: v2.8 CATC EL1210A NetMate USB Ethernet driver
> usbcore: registered new driver kaweth
> pegasus: v0.6.13 (2005/11/13), Pegasus/Pegasus II USB Ethernet driver
> usbcore: registered new driver pegasus
> drivers/usb/net/rtl8150.c: rtl8150 based usb-ethernet driver v0.6.2  
> (2004/08/27)
> usbcore: registered new driver rtl8150
> So that's as far as I've got. I can't see /dev/eth0, which I would  
> expect. ifconfig just shows my loopback device (should it show more?)
> Please folks, what do I need to do next to get in on the network?

Are you booting the device with the usb dongle already connected?   
I've found that my usb network dongle doesn't get recognised like  
that, but if I put it in after the e3 has booted, it goes off and  
does all the things it should do - registers the device, loads the  
drivers, and grabs in ip by dhcp.  I don't profess to know why it  
works like that, but it does ;)  My usb network dongle is pegasus  
based too.

(sorry for overuse of the word dongle)



David Reynolds
david at reynoldsfamily.org.uk

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