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Old 06-21-2007, 04:39 AM   #1
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Making SyncCE work with Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone - CONFIG_USB_NET_CDCETHER


I am following the how-to on http://www.synce.org/index.php/Conne...-rndis-lite%29
to make my smartphone sync with Evolution on a Ubuntu machine.

Unfortunately, I got stuck in this part:

Code:
 Compile and Install

Note: You need to have CONFIG_USB_NET_CDCETHER compiled either into the kernel, or as a module, in your kernel config. Located in Device Drivers -> USB support -> USB Gadget support -> Ethernet Gadget
I have no idea how to check if I have this module, or what to do if I don't have it - I have never recompiled the kernel and I don't even know how to.

Can anyone shed me some light on this matter?

Thank you!
 
Old 07-18-2007, 10:25 AM   #2
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kernel config

To check this "grep CONFIG_USB_NET_CDCETHER /usr/src/linux/arch/<your architecture>/defconfig"

You will need to have the kernel-source package installed.

Hopefully you've solved your question already, but if not or if someone else is looking...

This works on my SuSE box. Other distributions should be similar.

Last edited by timscof; 07-18-2007 at 10:28 AM.
 
Old 08-25-2007, 02:03 PM   #3
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usb-rndis

Hello timscof and wild_oscar,

I have the same problem so I tried:
Code:
sun:/home/extra302 # grep CONFIG_USB_NET_CDCETHER /usr/src/linux-2.6.18.8-0.5-obj/i386/defconfig
grep: /usr/src/linux-2.6.18.8-0.5-obj/i386/defconfig: No such file or directory
So I tried:
Code:
sun:/home/extra302 # grep CONFIG_USB_NET_CDCETHER /usr/src/linux-2.6.18.8-0.5-obj/i386
No errors so I tried make again but got the same message:
Code:
sun:/home/extra302/Desktop/synce-usb-rndis-lite-0.10.0 # make
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.18.8-0.5-bigsmp/build SUBDIRS=/home/extra302/Desktop/synce-usb-rndis-lite-0.10.0 modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.8-0.5-obj/i386/bigsmp'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `modules'.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.8-0.5-obj/i386/bigsmp'
make: *** [default] Error 2
sun:/home/extra302/Desktop/synce-usb-rndis-lite-0.10.0 #
I have installed the kernel-header package, but I got no idea what to do with below note:

You need to have CONFIG_USB_NET_CDCETHER compiled either into the kernel, or as a module, in your kernel config. Located in Device Drivers -> USB support -> USB Gadget support -> Ethernet Gadget

Who can help me to connect my WM5 PDA with USB to my SUSE 10.2 desktop?

Best regards,


Extra302

Last edited by extra302; 08-25-2007 at 02:06 PM.
 
Old 08-27-2007, 09:18 PM   #4
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Quote:
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I have installed the kernel-header package, but I got no idea what to do with below note:
The defconfig file is in the kernel-source package for SuSE 10.2. You should just be able to proceed my version of the 10.2 kernel has CONFIG_USB_NET_CDCETHER enabled as a module. Your's should be the same.

I haven't had enough time to proceed much further than this point.

Tim
 
Old 08-29-2007, 01:57 AM   #5
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Many thanks for your reply.

Unfortunately I can't see if the module is enabled or not. But by analysing the error message of the make command, I believe it's not enabled on my computer.

- How can I check this?
- If it's disabled, how can I turn it on?

Extra302
 
Old 08-30-2007, 09:42 PM   #6
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need kernel-source

Quote:
Originally Posted by extra302 View Post
Unfortunately I can't see if the module is enabled or not. But by analysing the error message of the make command, I believe it's not enabled on my computer.

- How can I check this?
- If it's disabled, how can I turn it on?

Extra302
You mentioned before that you had installed the kernel-headers package. You need the kernel-source package. The file I mentioned earlier will tell you whether or not the module is enabled.

If it's disabled you will need the kernel-source mentioned above to compile your own kernel. You might want to take a look at http://susefaq.sourceforge.net/faq/compile.html for some guidelines. Between step 3 & 4 you will need to make sure the correct modules are enabled (They should be. They are enabled for my 10.2 SuSE kernel on x86_64)
 
Old 08-30-2007, 09:53 PM   #7
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makefile errors

Your make file errors look like their due to not having the kernel-source package installed.
 
Old 09-20-2007, 02:36 AM   #8
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Connecting your Windows Mobile 2005 device via USB (usb-rndis-lite)

Connecting your Windows Mobile 2005 device via USB (usb-rndis-lite)

Instructions for kernels < 2.6.21
1. Download synce-usb-rndis-lite-0.10.0.tar.gz
tar zxf synce-usb-rndis-lite-0.10.0.tar.gz
cd synce-usb-rndis-lite-0.10.0/

2. install kernel header:
yast -> software management -> linux-kernel-headers

3. You need to have CONFIG_USB_NET_CDCETHER compiled either into the kernel, or as a module, in your kernel config. Located in Device Drivers -> USB support -> USB Gadget support -> Ethernet Gadget

Who can help with step 3?
- How to execute?
- How to verify if it's done correct?
 
  


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