U-boot musb gadget support
- Currently the patch enables beagleboard to be recognized as an usb ACM modem, and provide u-boot console over it. However some issues with initialization needs to be solved (see Known bugs section).
- The twl4030 initialization isn't right yet (working on it), so the only work around to make a board bootable with this patch if by pressing the user button while applying power to the board, otherwise the USB PHY won't be properly initialized.
- Setting the stdint,stdout,stderr to be multi-io (have the u-boot console and serial and USB at the same time) get stuck if a terminal like minicom isn't open on the USB ACM device.
- Fix the twl3040 initialization issues
- Fix the problem with multi-io
- Get the patch into some of the git u-boot trees around (omap3-dev-usb?).
Getting the source code
Checkout the git source from Beagle U-Boot git repository. Get it by:
git clone git://www.sakoman.net/git/u-boot-omap3.git cd u-boot-omap3 git checkout --track -b omap3-dev origin/omap3-dev
Apply the patch by:
patch -p1 < musb-gadget-beagle.patch
Build (assuming Code Sourcery GCC 2007q3):
make CROSS_COMPILE=arm-none-linux-gnueabi- mrproper make CROSS_COMPILE=arm-none-linux-gnueabi- omap3_beagle_config make CROSS_COMPILE=arm-none-linux-gnueabi-
- Load your new u-boot.bin image into the board using any of the existing methods. If you have a beagle running already a working u-boot, you can load it by serial using the 'loady' command and minicom or 'sb' (be sure to have lszrz installed in your distro). Then erasing the u-boot in flash and reflashing the new image with the following commands:
nand unlock nand erase 80000 160000 nand write.i 80000000 80000 160000
- Reboot your board and keep the user button pressed while applying power (see Known bugs).
- Attach an mini-b USB cable to the beagle. Your host should recognize an ACM CDC device (works out of the box on Linux and OS X).
- If you want to have the u-boot console over USB use the following command:
setenv stdout usbtty; setenv stdin usbtty; setenv stderr usbtty
- You can also use multi-io to have the console over serial and USB at the same time, but this has a bug documented in Known bugs:
setenv stdout usbtty,serial; setenv stdin usbtty,serial; setenv stderr usbtty,serial