Bug 62831

Summary: Support for Ethernet-over-USB in RedHat kernel
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Jim Hood <jimdhood>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 7.2Keywords: FutureFeature
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
URL: http://www.ruault.com/Zaurus/ethernet-over-usb-howto.html
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Last Closed: 2002-04-05 22:39:37 UTC Type: ---
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Description Jim Hood 2002-04-05 22:39:33 UTC
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Description of problem:
The usbdnet patch referenced in the URL enables support for Ethernet-over-USB.  
Incorporating this would be invaluable for allowing my Linux-based Sharp Zaurus 
SL-5500 PDA to access the Internet via its USB cradle.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/usb directory
2. ls -l usbdnet.o
3. When file not found, make xconfig
4. Click on "USB Support"
5. Look for "USBD Network (Encapsulated) Host-to-Host Link (EXPERIMENTAL)" 
entry.
6. When not found, exit kernel configuration
7. Check on this bugzilla entry for status update
8. Repeat step 7 several times daily while crossing fingers for change in 
status.

Actual Results:  Get stuck in infinite loop on step 8.

Expected Results:  Step 2 has output.

Additional info:

Mandrake 8.2 already supports this patch in their kernel.

Comment 1 Pete Zaitcev 2002-04-05 22:49:34 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 62596 ***