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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Booting a new USRP

From: Rahul Dhar
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Booting a new USRP
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 12:37:24 -0500
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You're instructions seem very straightforward, but I seem to be missing
the "test_fusb" file.  Do I have to compile that separately?  It doesn't
seem to be anywhere on my hard disk.


On Sat, Feb 05, 2005 at 08:29:04AM -0800, cfk wrote:
> On Friday 04 February 2005 21:54, Matt Ettus wrote:
> > > Should I create an entry in the wiki with this mini-list of what just
> > > transpired for the next guy?
> >
> > That would be very helpful, thanks
> >
> > > Is there anything else I can do with what I have without the
> > > usrp_fpga.rbf file?
> >
> > Its attached.
> >
> Thank you for the rbf file. It does not error when loading. Here are the 
> steps 
> I have gone through. I am listing them here as preparation for getting these 
> and others to the wiki.
> Steps to bring up a new usrp.
> Step 1:
>  Given a known gnuradio tarball installation such as 2.4, ensure that 
> usrp-0.6.tar.gz is expanded and compiled with the traditional "./configure", 
> "make" and "make install". This should produce a directory such as 
> "/usr/local/share/usrp/rev2" and in this directory should be the file 
> usrp_firmware.ihx". This is one of two files that the usrp loads when it 
> starts.
> Step 2: Ensure the file usrp_fpga.rbf is in the 
> same /usr/local/share/usrp/rev2 directory.
> Step 3:
>  Given a known functional Linux system with USB support, open two different 
> terminals. Use one of these terminals and execute "tail 
> -f /var/log/messages". This will cause a real-time display of all log 
> messages.
> Step 4:
>  Plug the Power cord into the usrp and then the USB cable. On the terminal 
> running "tail -f /var/log/messages" should be a message of the form:
> new full speed USB device using address 1
>  Disconnect the USB cable and there should be a message of the form:
> USB disconnect, address 1
>  Plug it back in and leave it.
> Step 5:
>  Navigate to the directory ../usrp-0.6/host/apps and run the program 
> "./test_fusb". If the usrp is connected, the usrp_interface.ihx and 
> usrp_fpga.rbf files are in /usr/local/share/usrp/rev2, there should be no 
> error messages regarding this files.
>  On the usrp are two LED's, LED0 is furthest away from the USB connector and 
> it should be blinking at a 2 Hz rate before test_fusb is invoked and a 1Hz 
> rate after test_fusb is invoked if the usrp_interface.ihx file loaded 
> successfully.
> Step 6:
>  The program "usrper" can be used to test an LED at this time. The command 
> "./usrper led1 on" and ./usrper led1 off" should produce a predictable 
> result.
>  Refer to ../lib/usrp_prims.cc to see the source involved in loading this 
> firmware.
> ################################################################3
> Thats as far as I can get so far. At this point, the test_fusb program 
> displays a message on the screen that goes:
> usrp_open_interface:usb_claim_interface: failed interface 1
> could not claim interface 1: No such file or directory
> So, it looks like the control endpoint is working but the first data endpoint 
> is not quite there yet. Perhaps you might have a suggestion or two.
> Additionally, in getting this little app note together, I would like to put 
> together a couple of screen prints in .PNG format for the wiki. The question 
> there is how do I get the pictures onto the wiki. Do I just link them from 
> one of my servers here for the time being (like 
> http://cfk/homelinux.com/gnuradio/pix/screen1.png"; )?
> Charles Krinke
> #./t
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Rahul Dhar
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