Create a Mini PC or Server with Olimex's Olinuxino A13/A13Micro
If you are planning to use any of the board's GPIO pins, make sure that you select "An ugly sun4i gpio driver" option under "Device Drivers" and "Misc devices".
Figure 3. Selecting Misc Devices under Device Drivers
I also plan to use Olimex's MOD-WIFI USB Stick Module2 that adds the Wi-Fi capabilities to the board. To do that, you need to include the driver for the module, which is called "Realtek 8192C USB Wifi for SW" and is located under "Device Drivers/Network device support/Wireless LAN". You are welcome to experiment with other Wi-Fi devices. I can vouch that I successfully run the A13 board with the Netgear WG111v2 USB Wifi Stick module. The driver I used for this Wi-Fi device was "Realtek 8187 and 8187B USB support".
Figure 4. Realtek 8192C Driver as a Module
You also have to make sure that TCP/IP is selected and included in the kernel. Tick Networking Support and press Enter to select it.
Figure 5. Networking Support Option
Go inside Networking options and make sure that TCP/IP networking is selected.
Figure 6. Make sure that TCP/IP networking is selected.
Ronald Kurniawan is a software developer living in Brisbane, Australia. Ronald is interested in embedded systems, Linux, Java development and trying to come up with interesting and wacky ways to combine them.
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