[Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox Unstable Image 2012.0819 Available

Nick Hardiman nick at planetlarg.net
Wed Aug 22 17:08:33 UTC 2012

I would guess my documents are now out of date, but I am not sure (I have had my head stuck in web servers for July and August).

IIRC, Freedombox image came with a 3.0 kernel. I didn't patch or compile anything. I did make versions with a 3.2 kernel and associated bits from http://www.xilka.com/sheeva/3/3.2/

I watched some video where Bdale Garbee said the binary that drives the uAP chip was proving awkward to untangle, so either the drivers and firmware still can't be anything other than a client, or miraculous progress was made and we'll soon be in the land of automated detection and install. 

Nick Hardiman
nick at internetmachines.co.uk

On 21 Aug 2012, at 22:55, bnewbold at robocracy.org wrote:

> On Sun, 19 Aug 2012, Nick M. Daly wrote:
>> Freedom Maker: https://github.com/nickdaly/freedom-maker
>> - The weekly image has wireless again!
> Does wireless work "out of the box" for anybody?
> I booted with this week's image, and the Marvell .bin firmware files seem to have been fetched and put in /lib/firmware/mrvl correctly, but I get libertas_sdio firmware errors on boot and uap0 never shows up. I'm also a little confused if the libertas-firmware package should be installed (as it is via multistrap-configs/fbx-base.conf) if the marvell files are used instead... I tried removing that package and got similar (but slightly different) errors.
> I have an "old" DreamPlug (serial number DS2-113...), which I believe means it uses the SD8688 SDIO wifi chip (not the SD8787).
> I've poked around online and the only people who seem to have been able to successfully run the SD8688 chip in access point mode (without re-compiling kernel modules) used the Marvell firmware in combination with specific kernels and modules supplied by GlobalScale (dreamplug.google.com) or spinfex.com.au. What changed to allow inter-operation between the Marvell .bin firmware, the libertas drivers, and the generic 3.2-ish debian kernels?
> Nick Hardiman, has there been a change since the excellent document you wrote back in late June? I'm going to try the .img you host (once it downloads), though my guess is that it includes a non-debian kernel and modules.
> Another option (which would only work for the 8688 chips) might be to recompile the old uap8xxx.ko kernel module by hand using patches gleaned from the 'net, but this doesn't seem to work for the 8787 chips.
> I did a quick search through this mailing list thread and freedom-maker's git history, sorry if i've missed something.
> --bryan
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