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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:17 pm 
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I was wondering what the status of the 3.x series kernel on the Genesi is. I had dropped in IRC a few weeks back and heard it was being worked on.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Hi Jeff,

It's being worked on, but has some issues with regard to IPU, HDMI output, and a couple of other issues.

Johan.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:01 am 
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Are these available for 3.X at least as a patch? Any estimations when these will be supported upstream?

The openSUSE ARM port uses the 3.X kernel, and without these functionality one needs to use the old 2.6.31 based Genesi kernel to boot openSUSE ARM on EFIKA MX.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:58 pm 
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As of yet it's not in a working state, so no patches yet. They will become available as soon as we have it working, and yes we will be submitting the patches for inclusion in mainline.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:46 am 
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Hi all,

I just wanted to let you know that I am running 3.7.0 kernel on my Efika MX Smartbook. The source can be found here:

https://github.com/palica/efikamx-smart ... rk/efikasb

the original can be found here

http://git.pengutronix.de/?p=imx/linux- ... rk/efikasb

It is all work of Sascha Hauer at Pengutronix. Maybe will it be of interest to someone and could continue with the kernel development for EfikaMX.

I am currently runnning this kernel (3.7.0) and using ArchlinuxARM as the userspace. It works fine (keyboard, mouse, display, USB, SD card reader). The things that don't work are sound and camera.

Let me know if I could be of any help.

I could for example upload my SD card that I use to boot up.

Palica


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:00 am 
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I am currently runnning this kernel (3.7.0) and using ArchlinuxARM as the userspace. It works fine (keyboard, mouse, display, USB, SD card reader). The things that don't work are sound and camera.

Let me know if I could be of any help.

I could for example upload my SD card that I use to boot up.
If it's not too much trouble, that would be great. I am sure others would like to test it as well so it should be a nice addition to the "Community Distributions" section here on PowerDeveloper.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:47 pm 
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Happy to know!
Everyone,I think, is happy to install newer working kernel.
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Hi all,

I just wanted to let you know that I am running 3.7.0 kernel on my Efika MX Smartbook. The source can be found here:

https://github.com/palica/efikamx-smart ... rk/efikasb

the original can be found here

http://git.pengutronix.de/?p=imx/linux- ... rk/efikasb

It is all work of Sascha Hauer at Pengutronix. Maybe will it be of interest to someone and could continue with the kernel development for EfikaMX.

I am currently runnning this kernel (3.7.0) and using ArchlinuxARM as the userspace. It works fine (keyboard, mouse, display, USB, SD card reader). The things that don't work are sound and camera.

Let me know if I could be of any help.

I could for example upload my SD card that I use to boot up.

Palica

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:54 pm 
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Very cool! Please do share your SD image. It would also be interesting to know which platform root filesystem you are using for ArchLinuxARM and relevant install instructions (i.MX51 is not on the list of supported platforms, as far as I can tell).
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Hi all,

I just wanted to let you know that I am running 3.7.0 kernel on my Efika MX Smartbook. The source can be found here:

https://github.com/palica/efikamx-smart ... rk/efikasb

the original can be found here

http://git.pengutronix.de/?p=imx/linux- ... rk/efikasb

It is all work of Sascha Hauer at Pengutronix. Maybe will it be of interest to someone and could continue with the kernel development for EfikaMX.

I am currently runnning this kernel (3.7.0) and using ArchlinuxARM as the userspace. It works fine (keyboard, mouse, display, USB, SD card reader). The things that don't work are sound and camera.

Let me know if I could be of any help.

I could for example upload my SD card that I use to boot up.

Palica


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:28 am 
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So you have a uboot that can use device tree ?

Cool :)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:52 am 
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There's a Fedora image at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architec ... _Smartbook with a recent kernel release and uses Barebox http://wiki.barebox.org/doku.php?id=boards:efikasb with a device tree (so far as I understand it). There are some issues with that image but considering some of the skill around here that should be easy enough to resolve.

The github repo with Linux 3.7 will likely push me to learn cross-compiling and attempt to resolve some of the issues in the Fedora release.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:35 am 
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There's a Fedora image at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architec ... _Smartbook with a recent kernel release and uses Barebox http://wiki.barebox.org/doku.php?id=boards:efikasb with a device tree (so far as I understand it). There are some issues with that image but considering some of the skill around here that should be easy enough to resolve.
Thank you for sharing this information.
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The github repo with Linux 3.7 will likely push me to learn cross-compiling and attempt to resolve some of the issues in the Fedora release.
That would be great :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 6:28 am 
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 5:31 am 
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I've checked out the GIT repo below:
https://github.com/palica/efikamx-smart ... rk/efikasb

So my question is now, is this source tree working for the smarttop or the smartbook alone, also, which ARM family should I use, because I seem to miss the general board selection which devices should be needed (might be fixed with updated uboot)? I don't mind spending some time in crosscompiling etcetera, so let's help each other out here!

Also, offtopic from here, I see that the mainline uboot has support for the smarttop, so in theory I should be able to update Uboot to version 2014.04 and have made the bin files needed for patching, how should I proceed in updating Uboot or is it not adviseable to update it? I think I have to update it so it can use the device tree config that's delivered with the fedora 18 release.


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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 6:13 am 
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I've given the kernel source a go and crosscompiled it. The kernel loads, as the led lits up purple, but the led stays blue after. Too bad for not having a debugging dongle I guess. I'll try this weekend to see if I can get somewhere with this kernel, but my guess is that this is not meant for the smarttop.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:28 am 
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Sorry everybody that it took me months to upload the image.

You can grab it from here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?x8ctyxf5hknj8

Here is some info. The image uses barebox, the kernel is compiled from the
git repo (https://github.com/palica/efikamx-smart ... rk/efikasb)

The default config is arch/arm/configs/imx_v6_v7_defconfig, but the image uses slightly modified kernel config. (The .config file is accessible at /proc/config.gz)

The kernel supports everything very well, the single "killer" feature that doesn't work is sound. Maybe will somebody have an idea how to fix this.

Please share your findings. I have cloned the git repo to be able to track changes. I am a poweruser, but no kernel developer, maybe there could be a chance to update the kernel to more recent one as long as we have DTB support sorted out.

One last thing that you have to do is to switch these tiny DIP switches that are under the keyboard.

By factory default they should be in position 'int'. Change them to 'SD':
Code:
No int SD
------------------
1 0 1
2 0 1
3 0 0
4 1 0
The smartbook should then boot from the left hand side SD card slot.
On the SD card you will find two partitions. The first one contains the kernel (linuximage) the devicetree (oftree) and a boot script (bootscript). Actually there are two bootscript files one has .mmc extension and the other has .sda extension you just need to symlink the correct one to bootscript (I forgot to switch it to bootscript.mmc so you will have to change it when you want to boot of the SD card, sorry for this)

The root "stage3" (to use the gentoo nomenclature) is just plain
http://os.archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinux ... est.tar.gz

Let me know if it works for you.

Palica


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