FIRMWARE UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS
I. Firmware image files
If the archive is named correctly it can be used without unpacking - the rule for naming is "image353...tar.gz".
Unpack the archive to a separate folder in "/nfs".
Example folder structure:
II. NFS Settings
NOTE: Skip if the camera is connected directly to the PC or the subnet is 192.168.0.x).
Open a terminal window (K→Applications→System→Terminal), type:
sudo kate /etc/exports (a text editor window will appear)
Correct the subnet address, then save & close:
/nfs 127.0.0.1(rw,no_subtree_check,no_root_squash) xxx.xxx.xxx.0/255.255.255.0(rw,all_squash)
default: /nfs 127.0.0.1(rw,no_subtree_check,no_root_squash) 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0(rw,all_squash)
sudo service unfs3 force-reload
There are several ways:
1.1 Detect the target camera with "Search elphel cameras". The icons of the available cameras will appear.
1.2 Clicking a camera icon will open the camera's Main Page.
1.3 Go to: System Preferences → Firmware.
1.4 Then enter the correct path to firmware files → "Check NFS" → "Validate files" → "Reflash".
2.1 Detect the target camera with "Search elphel cameras". The icons of the available cameras will appear.
2.2 Open the /nfs folder in the file manager (Dolphin).
2.3 Drag and drop the folder (or a properly named archive) with firmware files on the camera's icon.
In case the camera is not responding:
From PC, using netboot:
3.1. Click "Netboot for Elphel cameras".
3.2. Choose the firmware image files folder. Press OK.
3.3. Put the camera into the netboot mode following the dialog's instructions (plug/unplug cable 3-4 times), press "ok" and wait for the process to finish - only after orange and green LEDs go off reboot the camera by powering off.
From PC, using netboot by drag & drop:
4.1 Drag and drop a properly named archive with firmware files on "Netboot for Elphel cameras".
4.2 Perform 3.3.