Hardware SPI on Occidentalis 0.2?
I cannot get hardware SPI to work on Occidentalis 0.2. I'm trying to talk to a Sparkfun 7 Segment LED using SPI. I've got it working flawlessly with bit banging, but every version of hardware SPI that I can find simply does nothing. I've tried the code from the Adafruit LED strip example, and the python wrapper for spi from //github.com/doceme/py-spidev. It runs but nothing is displayed. I noticed someone else tried to get the LED strip working with hardware SPI on this OS and had no luck. Is something broken?
I also find that the spi devices are not present in /dev after a reboot. One of the features of the Adafruit distro is SPI support. Why are the devs missing? I have to run "sudo modprobe spi_bcm2708" after every reboot. Is that normal?
I can live with bit banging, it works great, just wondering why I can't get hardware SPI working...