You can now download the source code of Canworks on Github https://github.com/borisstock/Canworks
I can now write a little bit about my new project:
More information on the Canworks page.
If you’ve compiled the kernel with the correct drivers and enabled the general ethernet support correctly you should see the following entries when you type
in the console:
lo UP 127.0.0.1 255.0.0.0 usb0 UP 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 eth0 DOWN 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0
The usb0 interface is the USB OTG ethernet gadget device (which is by default enabled in the kernel).
Now (do not forget to connect a network cable to your USB ethernet adapter and your router/switch) type the following commands in the console to configure the eth0 interface:
netcfg eth0 dhcp
This triggers the eth0 interface to get the IP etc. via DHCP (of course you need a router with DHCP enabled).
The eth0 interface now should have assigned a valid IP address if everything works like expected.
After getting all necessary accessories and having everything wired up (aprox. 100 cables) I’ve compiled 0xdroid (a Android port for the BeagleBoard) from scratch and flashed it to the BeagleBoard NAND from the SD Card.
It compiled without any problems on my Ubuntu 9.10 virtual machine by following the instructions.
Now Android is up and running on my BeagleBoard connected (via HDMI) to a HP 22″ display.
To be more flexible and to have more USB-ports available I’ve also ordered the following accessories at Reichelt:
USB 2.0 4-port self powered hub (the beagleboard needs a self powered usb hub if you want to connect a lot of devices)
8GB SDHC Card (this is the actual “hard disk” of the BeagleBoard which I will boot Android from)
I’ve also ordered the following accessories to get my BeagleBoard up and running (all ordered at Mükra Elektronik):
USB 2.0 Mini-A Cable (for connecting the BeagleBoard USB OTG port to my MacBook as the power source)
I’ve finally received my BeagleBoard which I’ve ordered at Mükra Elektronik (Shop Link).
It shipped two days after my order: Thumbs up to Mükra for the fast and reliable shipping.
I will soon post my first research results here. Stay tuned!