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post Apr 7 2005, 06:03 AM
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Another pinned topic :-)

Let's nail setting up USB connections between a Z and a PC (running WinXP or Linux), which is a basic thing which ought to be documented (and which comes up from time to time).

What we need is:
* Your Z (hardware, OZ version, kernel version)
* Your PC OS (including kernel version/service pack/etc.)
* Where you got the drivers from (if needed)
* What changes you made on the PC (if any, mainly for Linux)
* What changes you made on your Z (if any)



P.S. I know there are already HowTos in the ZUG HowTos area, however these generally apply to Sharp ROMs (and although there may not be many differences, there are enough).

By all means, lift the info from there if it works, it'll go back in there once this is all sorted.
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post Apr 18 2006, 04:17 AM
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I GOT IT WORKING !!! --finally after trying every other tech...

(SL-5500 connected via usb cradle to DEBAIN SID connected via ethernet to ADSL router)

with another method briefly touched on in this and most threads.... "bridging"

here's the config: biggrin.gif

first: apt-get install bridge-utils
(this gives you the brctl command)

PC's : /etc/network/interfaces (note: is simply a dummy address to bring usb0 up with and is then reset to

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

auto br0
iface br0 inet dhcp
pre-up brctl addbr br0
pre-up brctl addif br0 eth0
post-down brctl delbr br0

allow-hotplug usb0
mapping hotplug
script grep
map usb0
iface usb0 inet static
post-up ifconfig usb0 up
post-up brctl addif br0 usb0
post-down brctl delif br0 usb0

exec # /etc/init.d/networking restart

alternatively br0 can be assigned manually rather than dhcp from a router etc...

Zaurus's Network Set-up GUI ;

configure usbd0:

check automatically bring-up
set ip address, subnet, gateway, dns's as needed (with gateway being your pc's assigned ip *(not router), be that for eth0 or what would now be br0)

now as i did a fair bit of mucking around first there may be some of the things prior to this method needed though i dont recon here they are:

on Z; edit /etc/resolv.conf to match your pc's ... and add def gateway commands etc as commonly done, but i think OPZ's GUI setup screen handles that...

cool.gif -can now ping www.google.com ... now onto package management ...


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lardman   Usb Connection Howto   Apr 7 2005, 06:03 AM
lardman   Zaurus - C750, 2.6.11 kernel, OZ 3.5.3pre (probabl...   Apr 7 2005, 06:07 AM
darac   Zaurus: SL-5500 (Collie) Hentges.net ROM T7 (based...   Apr 13 2005, 12:45 PM
obergix   QUOTE(darac @ Apr 13 2005, 10:45 PM)Add the f...   May 18 2005, 12:15 AM
gfdsa   Zaurus: SL-600L, OZ 3.5.2, Dock Station PC: WinXP ...   Apr 14 2005, 08:58 AM
jancici   hi, for me this is not working, I can remember tha...   Apr 17 2005, 01:30 PM
lardman   Start a seperate thread please, this thread is jus...   Apr 18 2005, 12:10 AM
lardman   Zaurus: OZ 3.5.3 C7x0 with 2.4.18 kernel (GPE onl...   Apr 18 2005, 01:13 AM
dansawyer   The howto is very helpful as it is. I would sugge...   May 26 2005, 05:56 AM
niv   Windowz: you may want to use NT/2000/XP routing to...   Jun 19 2005, 05:48 PM
charcler   HELLO sysops... gurus... wanna.. new... all ;) M...   Aug 4 2005, 07:50 PM
ajaygautam   Z: SL5500, OZ 3.5.3,2.4.18-rmk7-pxa3-embedix PC: G...   Aug 11 2005, 10:47 AM
NickNak   Using an ethernet bridge to plug your Zaurus into ...   Sep 14 2005, 08:56 AM
Headrush   QUOTE(NickNak @ Sep 14 2005, 11:56 AM)Using a...   Sep 19 2005, 02:11 PM
jan   QUOTE(NickNak @ Sep 14 2005, 06:56 PM)Using a...   Feb 19 2006, 12:51 PM
NickNak   Using this method, usb0 and eth0 do not need IP ad...   Sep 19 2005, 02:31 PM
Headrush   I had this usbd connection working perfectly and t...   Dec 4 2005, 12:41 PM
lardman   No, no, no, no, no - this is a thread giving detai...   Dec 5 2005, 03:32 AM
7_feet_up   Debian unstable Zaurus USB-network how-to: Install...   Dec 17 2005, 09:08 AM
Storm   QUOTE(7_feet_up @ Dec 17 2005, 01:08 PM)Debia...   Jan 30 2006, 02:24 PM
7_feet_up   QUOTE(Storm @ Jan 30 2006, 11:24 PM)<snip...   Mar 20 2006, 01:24 PM
microsoft/linux   what happens if the usbnet driver is built into my...   Jan 22 2006, 09:49 PM
7_feet_up   QUOTE(microsoft/linux @ Jan 23 2006, 06:49 AM...   Jan 24 2006, 03:00 AM
microsoft/linux   ok, I changed GUIs, after I updated to 3.5.4. Now ...   Mar 20 2006, 09:11 PM
pgas   PC: windows XP Zaurus: 860 oz/gpe 3.5.4 2.6 kernel...   Mar 20 2006, 11:42 PM
jerrybme   QUOTE(pgas @ Mar 21 2006, 01:42 AM)PC: window...   Mar 24 2006, 07:05 AM
GenericAnimeBoy   For those of us poor fools who have to internet co...   Mar 21 2006, 10:34 PM
papercrane   The Cxx00 doesn't talk to Windows correctly ye...   Mar 29 2006, 12:32 PM
Tron   QUOTE(papercrane @ Mar 29 2006, 10:32 PM)The ...   Apr 4 2006, 12:25 AM
nick88   Hi, I followed the shell scripts and can ping a...   Apr 6 2006, 05:20 PM
telemetric_au   followed 7_feet_up's guide (thanks) and it wou...   Apr 17 2006, 06:33 AM
telemetric_au   well after mucking aroun some i cant get my z to p...   Apr 17 2006, 07:11 AM
telemetric_au   I GOT IT WORKING !!! --finally after ...   Apr 18 2006, 04:17 AM
telemetric_au   Just to make life even more sweet, i just set the ...   Apr 18 2006, 04:44 AM
telemetric_au   i just added an updated bridging guide to the wik...   Apr 28 2006, 03:25 PM
lardman   Please add stuff to the official OZ wiki: http://o...   Apr 29 2006, 02:03 PM
telemetric_au   trying to do it now, but the server is soooo slow....   Apr 29 2006, 02:25 PM
NickNak   I have run into problems with my bridging setup: ...   May 1 2006, 12:17 PM
7_feet_up   QUOTE(NickNak @ May 1 2006, 09:17 PM)I have r...   May 3 2006, 02:32 AM
telemetric_au   sorry, but i have no experience with that problem ...   May 2 2006, 03:09 PM
NickNak   The "USB Networking" howto submitted by ...   May 4 2006, 01:54 PM
telemetric_au   QUOTE(NickNak @ May 5 2006, 08:54 AM)The ...   May 4 2006, 03:04 PM
telemetric_au   NickNak: fixed up my title to debian rather than ...   May 4 2006, 03:20 PM
benplaut   waiting for an arch tutorial, all you arch users h...   Jul 18 2006, 06:51 PM
lardman   If someone fancies tidying up the info in this thr...   Jul 19 2006, 02:32 AM
speculatrix   I added some stuff which is somewhat 6000 specific...   Oct 10 2006, 05:38 AM
lardman   I'll have a look through, thanks Si   Oct 10 2006, 06:54 AM

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