Openmoko phones and USB on FreeBSD

Hans Petter Selasky hselasky at
Sat Sep 13 14:31:35 UTC 2008

Hi Matthias,

The OpenMoko distributions I've tried so far does not come with CDC-ethernet 
like default. The network page you are referring to assumes that the OpenMoko 
software is programmed for CDC ethernet on the device side.

No, I'm not talking about FreeBSD on the OpenMoko itself.


On Saturday 13 September 2008, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> El día Saturday, September 13, 2008 a las 01:10:32PM +0200, Hans Petter 
Selasky escribió:
> > Hi,
> >
> > There are some problems using the dfu-util to flash Openmoko phones from
> > FreeBSD. The problem resides in the USB stack on the phone, which does
> > not support the libusb-0.1 string requests. I'm planning to work around
> > this in the kernel to avoid future problems. I have tested patches for
> > this, but they have not committed yet.
> Hi Hans,
> I'm using FreeBSD on my normal laptop and my eeePC 900 gadget; my
> Openmoko will arrive next week (hopefully) and so I'm interested and
> willing to test your stuff (hoping that it is based on RELENG_7);
> > Secondly I plan to add support for RNDIS so that you can access the
> > OpenMoko phone through USB ethernet. I'm currently awaiting approval from
> > the Linux people to port their RNDIS driver to the new USB stack under a
> > BSD license. Really they should have used CDC ethernet, but there are too
> > many Windows users out there I guess :-)
> Concerning accessing the Openmoko through USB I thought that this is
> possible, at least the Openmoko's Wiki says this:
> or are you talking about running FreeBSD on the Openmoko at all (this
> would be great news :-))
> Thx
> 	matthias

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