New hardware with a Mips processor
captain.deadly at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 18:03:57 CET 2009
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Thomas Kunze wrote:
> Arigead wrote:
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>> Hello all,
>> I'm trying to find some information on how you would add a totally
>> new development board to Openembedded so that I could build for the
>> board. There are some very brief outlines but I can't find anything that
>> looks like it's got all the info.
>> Don't I have to specify hardware specifics like memory maps and the like?
> Your bootloader and kernel should take care of that. For OE you only
> need to add your kernelpatches
> to an existing kernel-recipe (or create your own) and you need to create
> a machine configuration file.
> That's all.
Thanks for getting back to me Thomas,
I follow you, but I have a few doubts because of my limited knowledge.
I've used OE before for both gumstix and OpenMoko and it's works ;-)
So now I get a board to play with in a different alien build environment
and which uses a 2.4.31 kernel. I want to connect hardware to the USB
port of the board for which I know there are drivers in the latest 2.6
kernel as the USB HSDPA works on my Ubuntu 8.10 machine.
So I'm thinking forget the existing build env and move to OE and a
2.6.?? kernel. The alternative is porting the drivers back to 2.4 kernel
which might well be the easier approach. I'll have a look at some of the
machine files and I'll have a look at the kernel patches. I think driver
Arch changed from 2.4 kernel to 2.6, again I'm not an expert.
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