Re: FSG-3 getting lenny up and running
Martin Michlmayr wrote:
* tsr <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2009-11-02 00:46]:
I have a FSG-3, a couple years ago I bricked it and about a year ago I
managed to fix it by completing the last step of
and then moving on with that guide. (That did install a custom etch, if
I understand corretly).
For the last 24 hours I have tried to upgrade this to debian lenny.
Following a general upgrade guide I have managed to upgrade everything
but the kernel. This is good.
I would really like to update the kernel though as newer versions
include better wireless drivers and support for the leds on the device.
AFAIK FSG-3 includes a Libertas mini-PCI card (88w8335), which was
neither supported by "my" kernel, nor is supported by the
latest-greatest kernel.org kernel (and "libertas" driver does not
support it, as it's different hardware).
I had some early FSG-3 models even without any wireless.
If something changed here, I'd be glad to know.
See also this post (and a reply to it):
Original FSG-3 did support 88w8335 as it contained some
hacked/unmaintainable versions of this driver from Marvell.
I have tried to compile one (the latest release from kernel.org,
2.6.31?) and I am currently compiling from the debian-lenny sources
(2.6.26). Compiling the kernel.org one exited with some kind of error
(unfortunately I didnt keep them).
Well, it's hard to help if we can't see what the error was.
This second go had the same result (and again I didnt save the exact
error, but it had something to do with vgacon.o.
VGA console? Most likely not needed on hardware with no graphics support.
I have two questions:
- when configuring the kernel do I have to chose anything else than the
ixp4xx-hardware and then the FSG-target?
Not sure if Lenny isn't EABI?
- how do I go about loading the new kernel?
Just flash it, as described on my page.
Ofc, if you need any specific information (about my hardware, or errors)
I am more than glad to give you that (if you tell me how to get it).
Also, do you have a serial cable which you can connect to your FSG-3? It
greatly helps debuggin / starting new kernels.