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

Jon Nettleton jon.nettleton at gmail.com
Tue Dec 31 11:43:27 EST 2013

Okay sounds like progress and we just need some fine tuning.  Freescale
just release their 3.10.17-beta source today and I have ported my work over
and fixed a few bugs along the way.  You can force the framebuffer
resolution with a video=mxcfb,1280x720 at 60 or whatever resolution you want
on the kernel commandline.

Unfortunately the rest of my attention for the night is being taken by my
spinach and artichoke dip, and shrimp and pineapple wrapped with bacon.
 The New Year's festivities are in full effect here in Europe already.
 Ping me tomorrow and I will have time to get you booted and everything

Happy New Years


On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 5:31 PM, George Hunt <georgejhunt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Jon,
> 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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