I want to use my WD mybook that I have in the cupboard to do some quite simple serial communications with a microcontroller (that I would program separately).
I guess, I would have to install the kernel module usb-serial for that.
So if someone could pass me the usb-serial.ko, I would be all set, too :)
my system is the latest firmware update for blue rings:
# cat /proc/version Linux version 188.8.131.52 (email@example.com) (gcc version 4.1.1) #1 PREEMPT Fri Jan 18 10:40:25 GMT 2008
I tried to follow the instructions of the page '/adding-sound-support' on this site and the referenced one (it does not let me include the URL because of low karma) and randomly checked out buildroot versions from around 2007 or 2008, to have gcc 4.1.1 or 4.1.2 and something close to the kernel version 2.6.17 (could not quite get a 2.6.17 kernel, though).
Has anyone been successful compiling any kernel modules, recently (or update to a whole new kernel).
Unfortunately, the tutorial page mentioned does not give a precise snapshot and there is no date as to when it was created and the compilations were carried out (to get the date of the snapshots).
Also, it mentions a patch at some point and the link to it is broken.
Any chances someone could share a config file and/or a buildroot sourcecode version that worked?
My 'make' gets stuck somewhere in the binutils after doing quite some work. But I have tried so many versions and had different errors, all the time :-/
I have to admit that I am a bit clueless about the errors unless it is about sources that cannot be found (and can be downloaded manually quite easily) or some syntax / missing separator errors, which the make-files surprisingly have, sometimes.
Thanks for any help