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Linux kernel in Tomato

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jerny, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. jerny

    jerny Addicted to LI Member

    Hi, which Linux kernel is used in the latest version of Tomato? I currently run DD-WRT on my router, but it's got kernel version 2.4.x, and I'm looking for a router OS that runs the 2.6.15 kernel (or later) because I want to install a USB Server for Linux on my router (see http://www.incentivespro.com/usb-server.html).

  2. averylinden

    averylinden Addicted to LI Member

    Linux WRT54G 2.4.20 #1 Mon May 25 16:05:09 PDT 2009 mips GNU/Linux

    If you search the forums a bit, you'll see the reasons why tomato (and other firmware derived from the linksys sources) are still on 2.4.x.
  3. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    the current openwrt runs a 2.6 kernel.
  4. mrap

    mrap Addicted to LI Member

    Why not run teddy_bear's mod? It provides USB support and you can mount partitions from USB drives for free.
  5. jerny

    jerny Addicted to LI Member

    My existing DD-WRT has USB support and I can mount USB drives already. I need a different kind of USB support. In particular, I have a Fujitsu document scanner that I want to attach via USB. The problem is that the scanner has no drivers for Linux. I want to control the scanner via a Windows PC on my network. The "USB Server for Linux" product that I mentioned earlier in this thread is really cool because it comes with a small Windows client which tricks Windows into thinking that a USB device is plugged into the local Windows client, when in fact, the client is 'connecting' to a USB device plugged into a Linux box somewhere else on the LAN. Pretty cool, eh?

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