On 11/10/15 04:17, Peter Robinson wrote:
On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 8:45 AM, Bob
> >On 11/10/15 03:35, Marcin Juszkiewicz wrote:
>> >>"On ARM it means raspberry/pi boards (iirc odroid ones were not
>> >>too)." On AArch64 all CE 96boards ones.
> >I don't understand this? What is the problem with the latest RPI-2b? Mine
> >has been put aside [ 6+ months] since no end of trying Fedora on it has
> >produced a working XFCE desktop. It seems I need to obtain a different board
> >if I am to see it work?
> >Just curious,
Basically there is no upstream mainline Linus kernel support for the
RPi2 (and the original version isn't much better), I tried pulling in
patches to get it working but stopped when the diff got to nearly 100K
lines of patch which is an order of magnitude more than all of the
rest of the kernel patches in the kernel. Basically it's hard to
maintain, it's something that I'll revisit when 4.4 rc1 is out to see
if it's improved but it's not looking good.
Basically the Raspberry Pi organisation has no urge to be a good
citizen in the open source community.
This is good information that I have not had before and always wondered
I spent a lot of time trying to make it work, it sort of does, just
nothing I could do would produce a working keyboard and mouse with the
XFCE desktop or via SSH.
Things like gedit and xfce settings would display nicely via ssh. I just
wanted the desktop display to work first ...
I would appreciate a suggestion as to the best board to try next.
Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA
box10 FEDORA-23/64bit LINUX XFCE POP3