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Old 04-21-2004, 09:27 PM   #1
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Getting basic usb to work under White Dwarf Linux

Hi all,

I am trying to get basic usb functionality to work under White Dwarf Linux.
The web site says that it supports usb. WDL uses kernel 2.4.20, im not sure if it has been modified or not.

here is the steps that i have taken to try and get it to work:

1 lsmod shows that no usb modules are loaded

2 insmod usbcore.o or insmod usbcore, this says this module doesnt exist

3 I have searched the directory structure for usbcore.o and ohci/uhci modules and found none

4 After the above steps i assume that usb is not supported by this distro so i went looking for a usb package.

5 I found one at

6 I tried installing this package

This is where i am currently. When i try to compile the package it gives a whole bunch of errors. I am fairly new to compiling and installing modules in linux... however i did successfully install a CAN driver module.

The errors that are produced sugguest to me that a configure needs to be done prior to compile. There is no 'configure' script included with the package however. Also I have looked at the usb.c file and noticed that most of the files included from the linux directory in the extracted install package do not exist.

I think that this package is the solution to my usb problems however i cant compile the thing!

I tried to compile this package on RH9 and got identical errors.

If anyone can help me to compile this package/ or some other way to get usb working.
Suggest another small (<40MB) distro suitable for an(semi) embedded system(running on a PC104 type board with a flash drive) that supports usb and ftp.

Old 01-22-2005, 02:40 PM   #2
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My robot uses White Dwarf 2.1, and I got USB to work by issuing "modprobe usb-ohci" at the very end of "rc.local". Given my inexperience in general Linux affairs, there is probably a more logical way to load it.

However in turn... if anyone has successfully compiled webcam drivers for White Dwarf... I would greatly appreciate advise. Unusual source locations are confusing the driver I am trying to compile (spca50 for Creative Webcam Notebook).

Success in this phase would be critical in using White Dward on a vision-equipped little robot.

Last edited by sleeper.service; 01-22-2005 at 02:41 PM.


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