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Old 05-06-2012, 05:29 PM
Martin McCormick
 
Default Edgeport8 usb-RS-232 Converter Firmware Squeeze

So far, I have yet to get the magic firmware to make this device
turn from the warm brick it became after the squeeze upgrade to
a functioning device that presently controlls (used to control)
several radio scanners and an X10 controller. Good thing I
waited until warm weather as we use this in Winter to set the
thermostat.

Here's what I did:

aptitude -q9 install alsa-firmware-loaders firmware-linux firmware-linux-nonfree

The firmware-linux-nonfree looked like the best possibility and
the other packages were downloaded because one sound card seems
to have also gone away and the middle package was downloaded for
good measure in hopes it might do some good. It didn't seem to
do anything differently.

Here is a sample of syslog. The game is over as soon as
it can't load the down or the boot image. The ports show up in
/dev as ttyUSB0-7 but they are dead.

May 6 12:00:19 : [12119.384109] hub 3-0:1.0: over-current change on port 2

That's me plugging it in.

May 6 12:00:19 : [12119.600038] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
May 6 12:00:19 : [12119.780205] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1608, idProduct=000f
May 6 12:00:19 : [12119.780219] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=5
May 6 12:00:19 : [12119.780230] usb 3-2: Product: Edgeport/8
May 6 12:00:19 : [12119.780238] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: Inside Out Networks
May 6 12:00:19 : [12119.780247] usb 3-2: SerialNumber: V33151901-0
May 6 12:00:19 : [12119.781327] usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
May 6 12:00:19 NetworkManager: <debug> [1336323619.907589] nm_hal_device_added(): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_1608_f_V33151901_0').
May 6 12:00:20 : [12119.918328] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
May 6 12:00:20 : [12119.919442] USB Serial support registered for generic
May 6 12:00:20 : [12119.919973] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
May 6 12:00:20 : [12119.919985] usbserial: USB Serial Driver core
May 6 12:00:20 : [12119.950089] USB Serial support registered for Edgeport 2 port adapter
May 6 12:00:20 : [12119.951190] USB Serial support registered for Edgeport 4 port adapter
May 6 12:00:20 : [12119.953066] USB Serial support registered for Edgeport 8 port adapter
May 6 12:00:20 : [12119.954222] USB Serial support registered for EPiC device
May 6 12:00:20 : [12119.955255] io_edgeport 3-2:1.0: Edgeport 8 port adapter converter detected
May 6 12:00:20 : [12119.962260] usb 3-2: Inside Out Networks Edgeport/8R detected
May 6 12:00:20 : [12119.995271] usb 3-2: firmware: requesting edgeport/down.fw
May 6 12:00:20 : [12120.025175] Failed to load image "edgeport/down.fw" err -2
May 6 12:00:20 : [12120.025217] usb 3-2: firmware: requesting edgeport/boot.fw
May 6 12:00:20 : [12120.040287] Failed to load image "edgeport/boot.fw" err -2
May 6 12:00:20 : [12120.040620] usb 3-2: Edgeport 8 port adapter converter now attached to ttyUSB0
May 6 12:00:20 : [12120.040791] usb 3-2: Edgeport 8 port adapter converter now attached to ttyUSB1
May 6 12:00:20 : [12120.040962] usb 3-2: Edgeport 8 port adapter converter now attached to ttyUSB2
May 6 12:00:20 : [12120.041144] usb 3-2: Edgeport 8 port adapter converter now attached to ttyUSB3
May 6 12:00:20 : [12120.041317] usb 3-2: Edgeport 8 port adapter converter now attached to ttyUSB4
May 6 12:00:20 : [12120.041502] usb 3-2: Edgeport 8 port adapter converter now attached to ttyUSB5
May 6 12:00:20 : [12120.041673] usb 3-2: Edgeport 8 port adapter converter now attached to ttyUSB6
May 6 12:00:20 : [12120.041853] usb 3-2: Edgeport 8 port adapter converter now attached to ttyUSB7
May 6 12:00:20 : [12120.041915] usbcore: registered new interface driver io_edgeport
May 6 12:00:20 : [12120.041925] io_edgeport: v2.7:Edgeport USB Serial Driver
May 6 12:00:20 NetworkManager: <debug> [1336323620.195113] nm_hal_device_added(): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_1608_f_V33151901_0_if0').
May 6 12:00:20 NetworkManager: <debug> [1336323620.547932] nm_hal_device_added(): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_1608_f_V33151901_0_if0_serial_usb_2').
May 6 12:00:20 NetworkManager: <debug> [1336323620.569779] nm_hal_device_added(): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_1608_f_V33151901_0_if0_serial_usb_7').
May 6 12:00:20 NetworkManager: <debug> [1336323620.584309] nm_hal_device_added(): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_1608_f_V33151901_0_if0_serial_usb_3').
May 6 12:00:20 NetworkManager: <debug> [1336323620.599021] nm_hal_device_added(): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_1608_f_V33151901_0_if0_serial_usb_5').
May 6 12:00:20 NetworkManager: <debug> [1336323620.613926] nm_hal_device_added(): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_1608_f_V33151901_0_if0_serial_usb_6').
May 6 12:00:20 NetworkManager: <debug> [1336323620.616755] nm_hal_device_added(): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_1608_f_V33151901_0_if0_serial_usb_0').
May 6 12:00:20 NetworkManager: <debug> [1336323620.619598] nm_hal_device_added(): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_1608_f_V33151901_0_if0_serial_usb_4').
May 6 12:00:20 NetworkManager: <debug> [1336323620.621995] nm_hal_device_added(): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_1608_f_V33151901_0_if0_serial_usb_1').

Where else might I find the driver and where should it be
installed to bring the converter back to life?
Thanks.

Martin McCormick


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Old 05-06-2012, 06:16 PM
"computer.enthusiastic"
 
Default Edgeport8 usb-RS-232 Converter Firmware Squeeze

Hi,

It looks like the requested firmware is not available in debian
squeeze [0] even if debian wiki states otherwise [1].

However, it is still distributed in the upstream kernel release [2].
Therefore, you can get the firmware files from [2]; then, you have to
convert firmware files from ASCII to binary format and, after that,
you can install them in the required position.

[0] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=548745
[1] http://wiki.debian.org/Firmware
[2] http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=tree;f=firmware/edgeport;h=4f9edc29bc637fed68314a3141595c99eab26a3 6;hb=HEAD


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Old 05-06-2012, 06:43 PM
Martin McCormick
 
Default Edgeport8 usb-RS-232 Converter Firmware Squeeze

"computer.enthusiastic" writes:
> It looks like the requested firmware is not available in debian
> squeeze [0] even if debian wiki states otherwise [1].
>
> However, it is still distributed in the upstream kernel release [2].
> Therefore, you can get the firmware files from [2]; then, you have to
> convert firmware files from ASCII to binary format and, after that,
> you can install them in the required position.
>
> [0] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=548745
> [1] http://wiki.debian.org/Firmware
> [2]
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=tree;f=firmware/edgeport;h=4f9edc29bc637fed68314a3141595c99eab26a3 6;hb=HEAD

Thank you. I guess I'll start on that quest.

Martin McCormick


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Old 05-06-2012, 08:26 PM
"computer.enthusiastic"
 
Default Edgeport8 usb-RS-232 Converter Firmware Squeeze

There are other possible solutions.

One solution is to install the linux-firmware package from the ubuntu
repository (note that thereafter you can't anymore install the
firmware packages from debian repositories due to conflicts). For
example, you could type the following commands as the root user:

aptitude remove firmware-linux firmware-linux-free firmware-linux-nonfree
wget http://mirror.pnl.gov/ubuntu//pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.79_all.deb
dpkg -i linux-firmware_1.79_all.deb

The other solution is to manually install the firmware files from the
ubuntu package. For example, you could type the following commands as
the root user:

aptitude install firmware-linux
mkdir tmp
cd tmp
wget http://mirror.pnl.gov/ubuntu//pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.79_all.deb
ar x linux-firmware_1.79_all.deb
tar xf data.tar.gz
cp -rv lib/firmware/edgeport/ /lib/firmware/

HTH


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Old 05-07-2012, 01:03 AM
Martin McCormick
 
Default Edgeport8 usb-RS-232 Converter Firmware Squeeze

"computer.enthusiastic" writes:
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=tree;f=firmware/edgeport;h=4f9edc29bc637fed68314a3141595c99eab26a3 6;hb=HEAD
>

Oh boy. another download tool. I use the command line on
this system. Which jit do I need or is there any other way to
download this tree?

Does one just make the modules?
For now, I have "fixed" the immediate problem by moving
the two systems I control most often from the Edgeport to the
two serial ports on the mother board which are free right now
and work fine. The Edgeport is officially in paperweight status
until I have a few more hours to get that source tree and have
another round with this seemingly endless quest.

The free kernel is really a great idea and I am not
griping about that, but this is a wrinkle in the new system.

In a later message you said,

>There are other possible solutions.
>One solution is to install the linux-firmware package from the ubuntu
>repository (note that thereafter you can't anymore install the
>firmware packages from debian repositories due to conflicts). For
>example, you could type the following commands as the root user:
> aptitude remove firmware-linux firmware-linux-free firmware-linux-nonfree
> wget http://mirror.pnl.gov/ubuntu//pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.79_all.deb
> dpkg -i linux-firmware_1.79_all.deb

Hmm. That's a possibility.

>The other solution is to manually install the firmware files from the
>ubuntu package. For example, you could type the following commands as
>the root user:
> aptitude install firmware-linux
> mkdir tmp
> cd tmp
> wget http://mirror.pnl.gov/ubuntu//pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.79_all.deb
> ar x linux-firmware_1.79_all.deb
> tar xf data.tar.gz
> cp -rv lib/firmware/edgeport/ /lib/firmware/

I take it that would not break later Debian updates? If
so, that sounds like a plan.

Thanks!

Martin McCormick


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Old 05-07-2012, 08:44 AM
keith
 
Default Edgeport8 usb-RS-232 Converter Firmware Squeeze

On Sun, 06 May 2012 12:29:39 -0500
Martin McCormick <martin@x.it.okstate.edu> wrote:


> May 6 12:00:20 : [12119.995271] usb 3-2: firmware: requesting edgeport/down.fw
> May 6 12:00:20 : [12120.025217] usb 3-2: firmware: requesting edgeport/boot.fw

Seems to me you need to get these 2 files :
edgeport/down.fw
edgeport/boot.fw

(Put them in /lib/firmware)

(If you still have copies of your original files, they would most likely work)

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