Input correction base station through serial communication


If there is no USB option on the page, then your radio is not recognized by Reach. This can be caused by two reasons:

  • Maybe the radio does not get enough power. Is there a power LED on your model?
  • Sometimes Reach’s FTDI driver gets corrupted due to an issue with an external package repository. We are working on a proper solution for this, which will be included in the next image release.

In the meantime, we provide a temporary workaround:

  • SSH into reach
  • Change the used repo to ours by changing the file /etc/opkg/base-feeds.conf to our repo:
src/gz edison
src/gz core2-32
src/gz all
  • Run sudo opkg update
  • Run sudo opkg install kernel-module-ftdi-sio

The correct output for this command should be:

Upgrading kernel-module-ftdi-sio from 1.0-r2 to 3.10.17-r0 on root.
Removing obsolete file /lib/modules/3.10.98-poky-edison+/kernel/drivers/usb/serial/ftdi_sio.ko.
Configuring kernel-module-ftdi-sio.