The Freecom FSG-3 wireless storage router has four USB ports, and has support for hotplug built into the kernel. This makes it ideal for use as a docking station for OpenMoko phones.
Unfortunately, it does not have the normal hotplug agent scripts that you expect to find on a desktop Linux distribution.
So you have to roll your own:
- Run “mv /sbin/hotplug /sbin/hotplug.freecom“
- Create a new “/sbin/hotplug” shell script (the following is an example of how to automatically enable USB networking for an OpenMoko phone):
#!/bin/sh case $1 in ( usb ) case $PRODUCT/$INTERFACE in ( 1457/5122/212/2/6/0 ) # OpenMoko GTA01 cdc-ether case $ACTION in ( add ) ifconfig usb0 192.168.0.200 up ;; ( remove ) ifconfig usb0 192.168.0.200 down ;; esac ;; esac ;; esac /sbin/hotplug.freecom "$@"
- Run “chmod ugo+x /sbin/hotplug” to ensure that your new hotplug script is executable.
- See http://linux-hotplug.sourceforge.net/?selected=usb for the list of environment variables you can use to distinguish different devices.