usb ethernet not working
I wanted to ask:
Does a usb ethernet adapter currently work with Replicant 6.0003 and a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3113?
I tried to connect my adapter and it doesn't work. I have root enabled.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am trying to decide whether to return my ethernet adapter or keep it. I wasn't able to find any documentation on replicant.us regarding the use of a usb ethernet adapter. It looks like the one I have is usb 3.0.
The ethernet adapter I am using is this one:
Any help is greatly appreciated!
RE: usb ethernet not working - Added by Kurtis Hanna 19 days ago
I don't believe that this is currently working, but I would love to see support for this added.
It is likely that support for this will become much easier to add in the near future for the Note 2 and Galaxy S3 when they start running with the mainline linux kernel. I really have no idea how hard it would be to add this feature for the Galaxy Tab 2. I don't think that the Replicant devs have really looked into it yet.
I was also excited about this potential feature a number of months back when I saw the product that you linked to existed for the Note 2.
By the way, can you confirm that Replicant 6.0003 runs just fine on the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3113? Someone just asked about that exact model on the mailing list.
RE: usb ethernet not working - Added by Chad Vellacott 19 days ago
Jorge and Kurtis,
You both may have already noticed, but on this page,
footnote-1 marks that SOME USB-WiFi-adapters, work with Replicant 6.0 (0003?), for all of the supported devices. (not sure about models x113. Like Kurtis referred to, I asked some thing about those models, on the mailing-list. Compatibility with Replicant 6.0 is still a question.)
has more details on using Replicant 6 with USB-WiFi, like (a) needing an OTG-cable, and (b) mentioning certain of the libre-friendly adapters from "ThinkPenguin" and "TechnoEthical".
If WiFi works that way on Replicant 6.0, then may-be wired (Ethernet) does too ??
Kurtis, does the Linux-kernel handle WiFi and Ethernet much differently?
Jorge, if you prefer wired, then
MIGHT be more-likely to work than that adapter from Amazon, since "ThinkPenguin's" is said to be libre-compatible, and USB 2, and that company seems to strive to only sell devices with high-compatibility. You could ask "ThinkPenguin". If they have a Replicant-device available, they might gladly test for you (us) whether their USB-Ethernet-adapter works with Replicant. (Their adapter has 2 versions. Version 1 cost more and offered support for more systems. And Sales said that version 2 was good quality but that version 2 was even better quality.)
(If you are fine with wireless, then products from both "ThinkPenguin" and "TechnoEthical" are mentioned on that page regarding WiFi on Replicant.)
Yay for libre computing.