Cannot on wifi in Android ported on BeagleBoard

by BiX » Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:49:07 GMT

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 I've successfully ported android 2.3 onto BB.
However wifi cannot be switched on and doing a netcfg shows that there
are only lo and USB, both which are down too.
I'm using a Belkin G Wireless Network Adapter which depends on rt73.
What I'm confused about is how do you compile the driver needed for
rt73 created.
How are the folders "/system/lib/modules" and "/system/etc/firmware"
Sorry for asking a lot of questions. I'm quite new to all these...
Can someone help me out with these issues?


Re: Cannot on wifi in Android ported on BeagleBoard

by Deva R » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 02:40:49 GMT

 [+beagle,rowboat list for support]

did u referred 
it have steps for donut (older), but if you follow similar steps,
should be ok i guess.

for latest code, you can get RT73 driver from RT site 

it depends on what kernel you use,., and which defconfig you have
picked after that.,

do simple search like below, if you have RT73 support in your codebase.,

deva@deva-ubunt:/data/build/kernel_omap4/omap$ find . | grep -i rt73
deva@deva-ubunt:/data/build/kernel_omap4/omap$ grep -iR rt73 arch/arm/configs
deva@deva-ubunt:/data/build/kernel_omap4/omap$ grep -R CONFIG_RT73USB
         += rt73usb.o

those were part of build and FS creation procedure.,
you can refer our steps at to get an 
overview of (drivers, usersidecode, configuration files, how to put in
file system, etc)



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Re: Cannot on wifi in Android ported on BeagleBoard

by BiX » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 21:49:46 GMT

 gt; did u 

Yes, I followed the build patches.
I have rt2x00 folder in my wireless but I don't know which one to
choose in menuconfig...

I've already encounter errors at Build WLAN Driver >_>
What am I supposed to link to regarding this 'export PATH=<path to
I don't have arm-none-linux-gnueabi- so I downloaded it.
Nothing is compiled when I cd into '/system/wlan/ti/wilink_6_1/
platforms/os/linux' so I tried '/system/wlan/ti/sta_dk_4_0_4_32'
However, I get the following errors after some successful
sta_dk_4_0_4_32/./pform/linux/src/esta_drv.c: In function
sta_dk_4_0_4_32/./pform/linux/src/esta_drv.c:1909: error: implicit
declaration of function 'MSM_GPIO_TO_INT'
make[2]: *** [/home/android/gingerbread/OHA-Android-2.3_r1.0/system/
wlan/ti/sta_dk_4_0_4_32/./pform/linux/src/esta_drv.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/android/gingerbread/OHA-Android-2.3_r1.0/
system/wlan/ti/sta_dk_4_0_4_32] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/android/gingerbread/OHA-
make: *** [libestadrv.a] Error 2


On Jan 26, 2:40am, Deva R <> wrote:


Re: Cannot on wifi in Android ported on BeagleBoard

by BiX » Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:56:02 GMT

 Ok... I could compile '/system/wlan/ti/wilink_6_1/platforms/os/linux'
after 'make prepare' in kernel but the compilation will stop with the
following errors:

WlanDrvWext.c: In function 'wlanDrvWext_Init':
WlanDrvWext.c:150: error: 'struct net_device' has no member named
make[3]: *** [/home/android/gingerbread/OHA-Android-2.3_r1.0/system/
linux/src/WlanDrvWext.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [_module_/home/android/gingerbread/OHA-Android-2.3_r1.0/
system/wlan/ti/wilink_6_1/platforms/os/linux/build] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/android/gingerbread/OHA-
make[1]: *** [../../../../platforms/os/linux/build/tiwlan_drv_stub.o]
Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/android/gingerbread/OHA-
make: *** [../../../platforms/os/linux/build/tiwlan_drv_stub.o] Error

I've check my /external/wpa_supplicant/.config,


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