legousbtower kernel module

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Mon May 7 12:47:05 EDT 2012

On 07.05.2012, at 18:19, Paul Fox wrote:

> bert wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to connect a LEGO RCX via the RCX 2.0 USB Tower. When plugging it 
>> in, it gets listed with name and vendor in the messages log. 
>> However, /dev/usb/lego0 is not created. The corresponding udev rule is 
>> installed by Fedora's "nqc" rpm, but it relies on the "legousbtower" kernel 
>> module.
>> AFAICT, it does not work because legousbtower.ko is missing.
>> This is both on an XO-1.5 (11.3.0) and a 1.75 (11.3.1). The latter at least 
>> creates an entry in /dev while plugged in, but it's a generic usb one. On the 
>> former I don't see any dev node created when plugging in.
>> Am I doing something wrong, or is it really just that the OLPC kernel is 
>> missing that module? If so, where can I get it? Or do I have to try compiling 
>> myself?
> i think the kernel is really missing that module.  i'd never heard
> of it until just now.
> i'll see if we can get an rpm built for 11.3.0 and 11.3.1.  (and 12.1.0)
> paul

Awesome! But the driver is in the regular kernel sources, right? Just not configured to be built?

- Bert -

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