The use of Unix in embedded computer systems such as networking equipment, mobile phones, media players, set-top boxes, etc.

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uBoot on BananaPi, stuck waiting for waiting for root device /dev/mmcblk0p2

I flashed banian linux 14.09 to an SD card stolen from a raspberrypi. I've plugged a 2.0amp raspberrypi power supply into the correct microusb power port (the one by the SATA connector). Boot stops ...
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Linux and Embedded systems engineering [on hold]

First of all I hope everybody had a great weekend. My question is simple. Which version of linux is best suted for embedded software engineering and programming. Thank You AO!
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Trouble with opkg package manager in Angstrom embedded linux on Colibri module ARM v7 processor

I am working on a Colibri module having Angstrom linux installed in it! The processor is ARM v7. I am having trouble updating the softwares installed in the system. Whenever I tried the command opkg ...
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running graphics based script with disabled desktop environments on system startup

I'd like to introduce first what I am trying to achieve. I am having a Linux script which requires graphical environment OR which is graphical(I am myself not sure what I am trying to make others ...
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error: getrlimit(RLIMIT_CORE): Operation not permitted. Proftpd on Embbeded Linux enviorment

I've been trying to use proftpd on Arm7 Embedded linux. After starting the execution, it delivers this message: error: getrlimit(RLIMIT_CORE): Operation not permitted The Proftpf version is ...
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How to make 'install USB' with custom Linux?

I built my own custom kernel for new hardware.(Not a normal PC, embedded x86 device), and using syslinux I could create a booting USB for that kernel. After a few trial and errors, I was able to ...
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I have made custom audio cape using TLV320AIC3107 codec and here is a schematic diagram

I have made custom audio cape using TLV320AIC3107 codec and here is a schematic diagram. For connection with BeagleBone Black I refer audio cape which is available in market. here is a link: ...
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How to recover firmware on a embedded device with corrupted u-boot and kernel image? [closed]

My embedded device is not working after updating firmware. Thus I tried to update firmware using u-boot. I could successfully get u-boot console via serial connection, but updating firmware failed due ...
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Removing duplicated files in the rootfs - to speed up booting time, and improve memory usage

With Buildroot I'm making images for my Embedded Linux Hardware. Mainly I'm trying to speed up the boot sequence (and on the way lower the memory usage), where I've tried many techniques successfully. ...
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How can you annotate or club info into ELF core files on Linux?

For debugging core files it would be useful to add additional information into a core file at the time it is generated. I'm currently using /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern to run a 'dumb' script that ...
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Compiling drivers for armada 370

I am trying to compile usb_serial drivers for a Mirabox with armada 370. I first tried as followes : Install linux source for 3.2 (running kernel is 3.2.36) Install linux headers for 3.2 Edit the ...
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Start QT Application on bootup on an Embedded Linux Device (Beaglebone Black)

Below is picture of the display on bootup. Expected display is overwritten by Angstrom screen Expected Display Application is been started as a service. Below is the content of the service file ...
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How to install a thermal printer on ARM embedded linux using CUPS

I need to install a thermal printer (MY PRINTER) on my ARM linux embedded system. I have a board with an ARM Cortex A5 Atmel SAMA5D34 processor and linux kernel 3.10. With the buildroot I have ...
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Beaglebone: Backup image mounts root as Read-only

After I had completed creating applications for my BB white (running ubuntu), I created a backup of the SD card using-> sudo dd if=/dev/disk2 of=/Volumes/BONE/bone_custom.img Recently, I tried to ...
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Display boot splash on ramdisk only system

I'm working on a kiosk system with the root file system loaded into RAM. One of the requirements is that the boot process output should be completely hidden from the user. I've already managed to set ...
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Login automatically as root

I am working with a board and when it finishes the boot, appears the login. What I want to do is login as root but automatically. I mean I want to do that when boot is finish, I can see the prompt, ...
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Run startx & automatically embedded syste,

I am working with a board in which I run my application which use th graphical mode. Everything works perfect. I start the graphical mode like this: startx & and then I run my application like ...
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How to setup ssh over USB on an embedded linux device?

I have an embedded linux device with an ARM processor. I am connecting to it over a USB port using minicom. What should I do to "ssh" into the device through the USB connection? I want to setup ...
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Debian system with encrypted data that can be decrypted only from a remote server

This question is about the design of a service I want to setup. Description My purpose is to provide a client box which connects to a server and provides some features. The client box is a small ...
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How to download original ramdisk file to the computer? [closed]

Linux embedded, is it possible to download original ramdisk file to the computer, to get source code? Access via SFTP. U-boot 1.2.0 Kernel command line: root=/dev/mtdblock3 ...
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How to remount as read-write a specific mount of device?

How to remount as read-write a specific mount of device? (one folder) The file is "Read-only file system", rw-r-r, so it not allow to change permissions. I need to replace that file, then change ...
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Unable to delete files as a root user using RS232 serial cross cable

I have a device(CCTV decoder) which was rebooting itself, so cant login using LAN cable. It has RS232 port only, no VGA and keybord/USB port(Embeded PC). I connected RS232 cross cable and used ...
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How to boot on a ramdisk?

I'm working on a linux embedded for a custom board with a ARM9 processor. My kernel version is : 2.6.33 I'm trying to boot on a ramdisk, kernel correctly mount the file system but failed to execute ...
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Canot remove symlinks: after reboot, symlinks re-appear

Using ssh from BusyBox, I cannot remove symlinks: after rebooting the device, symlinks re-appear. ls -la shows that symlinks have been removed, but after rebooting device they re-appear again. Those ...
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Can't access GPIOs when switching to systemd, but why?

I'm using this ARM AT91 Sam9x5ek Embedded Device, with my Linux Images made by a Buildroot. Usually my init-system is Busybox, now I changed it to systemd. Since then I can't access the GPIO anymore, ...
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How to debug random reboots, with no kernel panic, of an embedded system?

I have two aValue RPC-10W1 embedded systems that reboots by themselves after 1-2 hours. Facts: The board will reboot within a time span of 1 to 2½ hours. The issue is present on two identical ...
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How to connect to ssh-server running on embedded linux without /etc/passwd?

After installing ssh server on my remote machine (which runs embedded Linux), I tried to connect to ssh server from host machine but it failed. This is because I could not specify user account when ...
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How to check my account on embedded linux without “/etc/passwd”?

On some embedded linux systems, there is no /etc/passwd file and /etc directory is not writable (which means I cannot set user account and password?). Then what is my (default) account name and ...
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How to know free disk size witout df command? [closed]

Is it possible to check free disk size in Linux without using command lines such as df? Since my host machine is embedded Linux, there are no direct command lines that show free disk size.
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Secure the content of a hard disk

I have to prepare a computer to give away, and I do not know who is going to use it. The computer has Debian installed, and the HDD is entirely encrypted. All users have their storage on the server. I ...
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Why is my swap not being activated automatically via fstab?

I've got a Linux embedded system that I'm experimenting with (the Elektor Embedded Linux Made Easy board, based on the GNUBLIN http://en.gnublin.org/index.php/GNUBLIN-Elektor). I'm using the 3.3 ...
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Late running of scripts during bootup, ending with a reboot without the login prompt

I'm making a special "installer" for an embedded system where I'd like the kernel to boot up, execute a set of things very late in the process where the peripherals have been set up and then reboot ...
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redirecting output of /dev/fb0 to /dev/fb2

I am using IMX6 Saberauto board on Linux OS. I have 2 displays primary is HDMI and secondary is LVDS. I want to run 2 applications. One QT on primary display, which I am able to do. Second ...
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Can't login using serial on ttyO0 - BeagleBone Black

I boot Beaglebone Black, connected to my desktop by serial. It was working great, until now. Beagle is booting, output shows up on the console, but at the end I can't log in. I can't type the login, ...
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How do I know from a BeagleBone Black if it is connected via USB (as a client/slave)?

BeagleBone Black has an USB port which allows the user to access it through ssh. In general, we could say that when you plug it to a PC, the PC is the USB host and the BBB is the USB client. On the ...
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What are the disadvantages of uClibc?

I try to speed up my boot sequence, and somebody recommends to use the uClibc instead of Glibc. I've built an image with it, it gets smaller and faster to boot — but at which cost? Does anyone know ...
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cross compile embedded arm

I have the android 4.2.2 code in directory /home/sghPhone2 which compiles normal with make menuconfig but I need to compile a 4.4 kernel and possibly patch it but when I download the source from ...
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tftpput in U-Boot: error: 'Access violation' (2)

I have enabled CONFIG_CMD_TFTPPUT in U-Boot, but I am not able to use it. I have set the serverip and ipaddr environment variables. When I use it as follows, it times out: u-boot# tftpput ...
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Is there a limit of GPIOs that can be used in Linux?

When it comes to use GPIOs, is there a limited number that can be used in Linux (except through the limitation of the physical availability/amount of the ports/pins) or is it theoretically possible to ...
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Unable to add serialport (nodejs module) when generating filesystem and cross-compiling tools for an ARM processor

I am using buildroot (version 2013.08.1) to generate the filesystem and cross compiling tools to implement embedded linux on a i.MX233 processor (ARM architecture). I add the serialport module by ...
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What are the two head.S files in linux source ?

In the linux source there are two different head.S files located at: arch/arm/kernel/head.S arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S What is the puprpose of each one and what is the order of there execution ...
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WAN interface using his own queues for QoS different that the provided by Linux

My Linux embedded system have a WAN interface with the default pfifo_fast qdisc attached to it. The web interface for configuring the system let the user configure three Queues for the WAN interface ...
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Why isn't sda1 showing up in dev and how can I fix that?

I have an embedded Linux device and I was trying to copy some files to it. I plugged in a USB stick, the dmesg shows that it was recognized, but for some reason /dev/sda1 never showed up. I'm trying ...
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How do you ensure physical network interfaces always get the same interface name across reboots on an embedded Linux system?

For an embedded Linux system, if I have two or more network interfaces, how do I ensure that they always get the same interface names every boot In other words, I want, for example, eth0 to always ...
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What are the minimum root filesystem applications that are required to fully boot linux?

It's a question about user space applications, but hear me out! 3 'applications', so to speak, are required to boot a funcitonal distro of Linux: Bootloader - For embedded typically that's U-Boot, ...
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Kernel does not skip bad blocks when mounting filesystem

I am developing for an embedded Linux application using friendlyARM's micro2440. It runs on a Samsung s3c2440 ARM processor and uses squashfs in its NAND flash. Recently, some flash blocks went bad. ...
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How configurable is MPTCP?

I work on embedded Linux devices that usually have hard wired Ethernet as well as cell modem connections. If I were to use MPTCP would it be possible to easily configure the system to use eth0 all ...
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live dd over a mounted read-only root partiton

I'm trying to conceive a firmware update mechanism for a Linux-based embedded system without an additional initrd/initramfs/whatever. From within the running system which has a read-only mounted root ...
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Get log from kernel while loading

There is a arm/omap2-based device without ethernet, UART ports. It has usb connection with host, numeric keyaboard, LCD display. There is working U-Boot and kernel images for this. I'm trying to ...
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Interfacing with a custom camera in Linux on the beaglebone

I'm new to Linux development and need some pointers to help me get a camera (OV7670) working on a beaglebone running Debian. Using the camera capes as a guide, I've connected the camera to the GPMC ...