Ive just been setting up my dev environment so stumbled on this, and thought id add some tips
finding interface name without having to resort to a serial cable!
ok, I didn’t want to start grabbing a serial cable and messing about with pin headers.
the way I found the details was much simpler…
use another linux system (the one you installed for the ssp-sdk will do !) and load the rootfs from the sdcard of the SSP.
you can then edit in your ‘host’ system home/linaro/synthor.sh
simply then comment out the last line so
sudo startx /media/linaro/SYNTHOR/SYNTHOR
#sudo startx /media/linaro/SYNTHOR/SYNTHOR
then eject your sdcard, and put back in the SSP.
(I also found it useful to comment out the clean.sh line, so that the boot log files were not overwritten when ssp boots up, but remember to change it back later )
what this will do is prevent the main synthor process starting… instead you’ll end up at the command prompt on the SSP , now plug in an usb keyboard, and you can log in with linaro/linaro
when you then plug in your usb ethernet stick, you can use dmesg to check for its name,
and create a file in
/etc/network/intefaces.d as described above.
the best way to ‘test’ this is to restart the networking service using
then you can check the network is available with
check the interface you configured is UP, and that it has the correct ip address…
check you can access your SSP remotely,
now its working, you can edit /home/linaro/synthor.sh (on the ssp) and uncomment the line (i.e revert one you did at the beginning) …
some other notes… whilst I was there
Ive got a few wifi stick and none were recognised, by usb subsystem - so either the kernel modules are missing they are very standard rPI sticks, so thats a surprise …
(might just need to do mdprobe to bring it in manually, as I notice this appears to be being done for the audio interface gadget)
dhcp worked fine for me, but it appears ssp is not broadcasting hostname, so its not particularly used - its easier to use a static ip address
EDIT: usb wifi
I did a bit of digging, unfortunately looks like although the rt2800usb driver is present, it appears to be an older one that doesn’t support the 5370 chipset that i have. I’ve got a another wifi stick, but that chipset is also not support.
i could potentially rebuild the kernel modules, and ensure the 5370 is supported, but the ethernet dongle is fine for now.
@bert perhaps next release that you build you could include support for the ralink 5370 chipset (this might just mean a later kernel build) ?
Wifi does have a musical use too… support for Ableton Link