Right, but those are part of the instructions. The getting started guide says to install the required service (bonjour for windows, etc) and then connect to the Omega's wifi network. If you just connect to the network first w/o bothering with the extra install of a service, you can then just go to the .lan name in a browser and you're in. Seems like you get to drop a step and an extra piece of software.
Does the .local name then work from your home wifi once the Omega is configured to connect to your home wifi? If so, then that's what I'm missing cause clearly that's handy. I just connect via IP all the time.
@Lindsay-Wright Theoretically you could put variation of the Linkit Smart OpenWrt build on them which should have the patch to switch SPI to half-duplex mode and thus avoid the bit corruption due to a hardware issue with full duplex. But that is obviously a bit of a non-trivial project - ultimately, it just resemphasizes the problem pointed out long ago, that Onion's persistent refusal to release sources which build to a system with working wifi means that the community can't fix little problems for them, and all the work of fixing everything falls on their overstretched team.
Another approach you could consider would be to bit-bang SPI, or use a small MCU to bridge to it from I2C or a spare UART.
An overlay setup part of the stock configuration. I guess if you knew you were going to change many things you could remove what would only be replaced in the overlay from the initial squashfs image, but that's fairly advanced - either needing an expansion and recreation of the squashfs on another machine, or a rebuild of LEDE from sources.
I do wonder if what's being seen is perhaps a behavior where the jffs2 overlay ends up read only when it becomes full of past changes.
If the changes made are known, a factory reset should get the overlay writeable again and then the USB storage could be set up. It may also be possible to create a mountpoint on some partition which is itself a ramdisk, and so still writeable - but you'd have to re-do that on every boot.
@Lazar-Demin Can you please be more specific about the solution. I'm having the same problem (trying to mount a USB drive) but I don't know what you mean by "--nodeps method will work". We're not all Linux gurus here in the real world friend. :-)
Surely there must be some way to debug this. Any help will be much appreciated.
you have done everything i can think of possible and so i'd suggest contacting paypal or other payment used and explain that the device has never worked, you tried all ways to seek help and now almost 2 months later still not resolved. honestly, i'm surprised onion has not sent a new one, but i learn something new every day.
@Matthew-Butch I thought about getting this expansion when kickstarter was announced but i have a particle electron so i decided not to. i did do some reading of the hologram website though to see what kind of network they have when it was announced that sim would work with particle. hologram has had basically 1 device, the dash, since they started. they had dash pro for awhile but dropped that. anyway, your question about documentation got me to think that the omega2 hologram should be very similar to a dash since hologram has done little else. but, i could be wrong. have you compared the hologram you have to the dash pictures?
@Himura-Kazuto agreed. I'm sure this worked at one point … a while later, I discovered it nolonger worked, or I imagined it or something. Maybe I was on a different firmware version (and have no idea which)? Who knows.
I shelved the omega2. It's a pile. It's neat as a novelty, but overall it's a pile. I'm using other devices instead.
The LD1117S33 (if authentic) needs minimum of input 0.1uF and output 10uF capacitors.
Also, do not use thin power supply wires. I recommend minimum of 22 Ga.
Okay, I added 47uF and 220uF capacitors to my circuit (on Vin and Vout of the LD1117 respectively) and swapped all the wires for 22 gauge. And... it works! Boots up completely and was able to setup wifi through web config and so on. Thank you!
you could go to wifi settings in the console and check to see there is only 1 instance of a network to connect to-namely that router. cause if that network [the router ip] is not the only one then as soon as it drops off the omega2+ will connect to the next available network with highest priority. like if your cellphone is a hotspot. i wonder if it's possible the omega2+ is connecting to your neighbors router and waiting for a password even though it is not on the list.
Being an apt-get and yum guy, I thought the "search" was actually searching repositories. Turns out I guess not, because I basically stumbled across http://downloads.lede-project.org/snapshots/packages/mipsel_24kc/ which has gobs of stuff, including gphoto2, the libraries, and camera drivers already to go. Installed, working, awesome.
Hopefully this helps an experienced linux person but a total noob to embedded systems like me.