Michael Thompson

iMX53 Quick Start with 3.2 kernel

Discussion created by Michael Thompson on Mar 22, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 25, 2012 by Moreno Addad Hassem

I'm working with the iMX53 Quick Start Board and have it running with Debian Wheezy armhf with the 2.6.35 Linux kernel and Freescale patches.  I'm interested in getting moving up to the mainline 3.2 Linux kernel that I've read others have had luck with on this board. I think I've got the kernel nearly configured correctly, but I just can't seem to get the Ethernet device properly initalized.  During bootup, I see the following ethernet related messages:


IP-Config: Failed to open eth0
IP-Config: No network devices available.

Setting up networking....
Configuring network interfaces...
dhcpcd[1122]: version 5.2.12 starting
dhcpcd[1122]: eth0: up_interface: Cannot assign requested address
dhcpcd[1122]: eth0: waiting for carrier
dhcpcd[1122]: timed out
dhcpcd[1122]: allowing 8 seconds for IPv4LL timeout
dhcpcd[1122]: timed out
Failed to bring up eth0.


Does someone have a working 3.2 kernel configuration file for this board that might show me exactly what devices need to be set within the configuration file for working ethernet?  I suspect there are just one or two settings I have have that are keeping the FEC driver from kicking in.

BTW, I'm on 3.2.12 version of the kernel.  Is this perhaps too bleeding edge?  Would I have more success with an earlier version?