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 Post subject: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:08 pm 
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I just received this on the FreeBSD announce mailing list. As I'm a FreeBSD maniac, testing this will be my pet project for the next couple of months :) And here is the announcement:
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Subject: [FreeBSD-Announce] Announcing Foundation Funded Project!
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 09:32:00 -0700
From: Deb Goodkin <deb@freebsd.org>
To: freebsd-announce@freebsd.org


Dear FreeBSD Community,

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Aleksandr Rybalko
has been awarded a grant to port FreeBSD to the Genesi Efika MX SmartBook
laptop and SmartTop nettop devices.

Both use the Freescale i.MX515, an ARM Cortex-A8 System-on-Chip (SoC).
These low power devices will provide convenient reference platforms
for FreeBSD on
ARM, as they are low-cost complete systems. The Smartbook includes a
10" display, 3G connectivity and a battery life of 6 to 8 hours for $199.

When this project is completed, it will be possible to run X11
applications on FreeBSD on the Efika, with full support for sound and
networking. It will also make it much easier to support other
devices, such as some Android tablets, that ship with the i.MX515 SoC.

This project will be completed by the end of 2012.

The FreeBSD Foundation

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 Post subject: Re: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:22 pm 
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And finally some more info in the comments of web version of this announcement: http://freebsdfoundation.blogspot.hu/20 ... efika.html

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 Post subject: Re: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:51 pm 
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I'm an OpenBSD guy by default.

I'm REAL happy to see this.

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:03 am 
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Progress: http://raybsd.blogspot.hu/2012/11/efika-mx-boot.html
So it seems to boot and have USB and networking support.

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 Post subject: Re: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:18 pm 
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Hi guys!
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Progress: http://raybsd.blogspot.hu/2012/11/efika-mx-boot.html
So it seems to boot and have USB and networking support.
Only USB actually. Because NIC is a USB Ethernet (D-Link one) :)
At least yet.


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 Post subject: Re: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:01 pm 
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Now Watchdog and PATA controller (PIO4 yet) also supported :)


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 Post subject: Re: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:37 am 
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Any updates? I'd be really happy to test it on either the smarttop or the smartbook!

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 Post subject: Re: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:58 am 
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Now all I need is a little time to try it: http://raybsd.blogspot.hu/2012/12/your- ... enesi.html But it's a nice Christmas present :)

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 Post subject: Re: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:50 am 
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Now all I need is a little time to try it: http://raybsd.blogspot.hu/2012/12/your- ... enesi.html But it's a nice Christmas present :)
How is going? :)


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 Post subject: Re: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:29 am 
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I expected a lot more free time in January, but I was kept busy for the past few weeks :(

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 Post subject: Re: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:54 pm 
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I expected a lot more free time in January, but I was kept busy for the past few weeks :(
Newermind, it's ok :)

News: Xorg - works :)


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 Post subject: Re: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Wow, that's great! Do you have an SD card image? :) That way I'll be definitely quicker to test it. Right now I don't even have access to a FreeBSD where I could compile (all of my FreeBSD machines are remote servers), so I'd need to install it in a VM, compile it, etc...

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 Post subject: Re: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:19 pm 
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Wow, that's great! Do you have an SD card image? :) That way I'll be definitely quicker to test it. Right now I don't even have access to a FreeBSD where I could compile (all of my FreeBSD machines are remote servers), so I'd need to install it in a VM, compile it, etc...
Nope, not yet.
Still have problems with SDHCI, so now it is initialized by uboot installed into SD card, can load kernel from SD/USB/PATA/Network, and mount rootfs from PATA/USB/Network.
When I will done urgent parts, I will do image (or two images).


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 Post subject: Re: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:18 pm 
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OK, checking out sources in a virtual machine. I still don't know how to connect my SD card reader to the virtual machine, but looking at the clock, it's tomorrow's problem :)

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 Post subject: Re: FreeBSD for EFIKA MX
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:28 am 
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cd /usr/home/czanik/efika_mx/efika_mx/sys/modules; MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX=/usr/obj/arm.armv6/usr/home/czanik/efika_mx/efika_mx/sys/EFIKA_MX/modules KMODDIR=/boot/kernel MACHINE_CPUARCH=arm MODULES_OVERRIDE="""" WITHOUT_MODULES="ahc" DEBUG_FLAGS="-g" MACHINE=arm KERNBUILDDIR="/usr/obj/arm.armv6/usr/home/czanik/efika_mx/efika_mx/sys/EFIKA_MX" SYSDIR="/usr/home/czanik/efika_mx/efika_mx/sys" make all
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>>> Kernel build for EFIKA_MX completed on Tue Jan 15 11:03:15 CET 2013
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ERROR: Required auditdistd user is missing, see /usr/src/UPDATING.
*** [installcheck_UGID] Error code 1

Stop in /usr/home/czanik/efika_mx/efika_mx.
*** [installworld] Error code 1
There is no trace of "auditdistd" in /usr/src/UPDATING. Does it mean, that I should be running on FreeBSD 10 to be able to test the EFIKA MX port?

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