[Server-devel] a kernel for our solidrun protos?

George Hunt georgejhunt at gmail.com
Tue Dec 31 11:31:47 EST 2013


Got the rootfs up and running.  The problem I was having last night turned
out to be stale and incorrect UUID's in fstab.

Now because I don't have hdmi monitor, (using hdmi to vga) I need to
specify the monitor settings available to X11. The current default of
640x400 doesn't work we with many of the screens in xfce, which is the
default for the rootfs I grabbed.

Also I'm not recognizing the esata  enclosure/drive. I think I should
switch to the kernel that Rabeeh made available as the hummingbird def may
not have included drivers required.

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:29 PM, George Hunt <georgejhunt at gmail.com> wrote:

> After a few false starts:
>    - Putting the microsd card upside down does not work.
>    - The microusb console connector is really intermittent (does not seat
>    well with my connector body).
>    - My hdmi to vga adapter causes the monitor to jitter
> I was not able to get the stock u-boot that Rabeeh provides to boot.
> I downloaded the git repo, and selected the i4 make version.
> Then for drill, I compiled his git repo kernel, and put it on partition 1.
> I untared the rootfs onto a second partition.
> At this point it's not clear that the kernel is able to get into the
> rootfs, though the console messages say that it has discovered the mmcblk
> device, and that it has mmcblk0p1, and mmcblk0p2.
> I may need to change the kernel command line (I got to this point without
> any modification of partition 1).
> More play tomorrow
> On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Jon Nettleton <jon.nettleton at gmail.com>wrote:
>> George,
>> Start out running the u-boot and kernel that Rabeeh has provided, that is
>> based on the current "stable" kernel sources provided by Freescale.  I have
>> a 3.10 based kernel that is more performant but I have not run it on the i4
>> hardware yet.  Getting a baseline on the standard we can then better
>> diagnose bugs or performance issues one way or the other with the new
>> kernel.  For the second partition feel free to untar the F18 armhfp base
>> image.  Changing the kernel command line can be done using a uEnv.txt file
>> on the first partition of the SDHC port.  If we need anything more advanced
>> I can write a u-boot boot script, or custom u-boot to handle loading
>> things.  We may want a "fallback" kernel or something similar.
>> Let me know if you have any questions or problems.
>> Jon
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