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Old 03-30-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
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Question about configuring USB in Linux for BeagleBoard

Hello All,

I have just started to work with BeagleBoard and built the Linux kernel (version and download to the board and it start. I have also connected to the board over serial to Putty terminal.

Now I want to connect to the Beagle Board using USB instead of serial and I am looking for some info on how to do this. My goal would be to connect to board over USB and then be able to:
* Download my own binary files/programs from PC over USB to BeagleBoard
* Communicate over USB instead of UART/Putty to get log and execute commands

How do I build the Linux kernel with USB support, meaning what settings should be ticked in menuconfig? Or is it already included?

How do I enable USB OTG in menu config?

I assume I would need some driver on my PC with Windows XP to connect to my BeagleBoard over USB. Were can I find this USB driver?

Old 04-02-2010, 07:59 PM   #2
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Hi -

It sounds like you want "USB Networking". Should be pretty easy - look here:
<= The prebuilt image should work as-is

.. or here ..
<= Multi-purpose USB Networking Framework

.. or here ..

'Hope that helps .. PSM

Last edited by paulsm4; 04-02-2010 at 08:04 PM.


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