JFYI - since I last wrote here the Armbian project has provided more
current images that currently work with the hardware.
worked and I am
currently writing this message on the hardware (Olimex Teres Black)
using Chromium ( 80.0.3987.149) on up-to-date Armbian Buster (10.3) -
Linux teres-a64 5.4.28-sunxi64, Gnome 3.30.2 with Bulgarian
translation (I contribute to the last one (-:)
It is slow but it works! I hope upstreaming will continue and there
will be support in Fedora for this eventually.
На пн, 23.09.2019 г. в 10:23 Alexander Shopov <lists(a)kambanaria.org> написа:
> OK - I get it. The necessary work to upstream has not been done. I
> will try to squeeze that in my schedule and move this forward.
> Additional data points from me:
> 1. The Fedora's beta arm 31 do not boot at all on the device - neither
> the aarch64 server ones, nor the armhfp ones.
> 2. Olimex provided Ubuntu runs fine
> 3. Armbian's images start booting but never finish.
> In order to continue I need 2 things, right?
> * The device tree which is the configuration given to the kernel at
> boot time describing the available hardware
> * The boot firmware
> In principle both should be obtainable from my running configuration.
> I will also contact Olimex that I will be trying to upstream this.
> Can I continue pinging via the mail list of my status? I would rather
> not use IRC.
> Kind regards:
> На нд, 22.09.2019 г. в 10:05 ч. Peter Robinson <pbrobinson(a)gmail.com> написа:
> > > I have the following device: DIY Laptop by Olimex
> > > https://www.olimex.com/Products/DIY-Laptop/
> > >
> > > It is a 2GB A64 Cortex A53 Quad core 64-bit processor based.
> > >
> > We support a bunch of the AllWinner based a64 devices.
> > > There are several options for running Linux on it, but Fedora is not among
> > > https://github.com/OLIMEX/DIY-LAPTOP/tree/master/SOFTWARE/A64-TERES
> > >
> > > I did not manage to run the latest stable Fedora on it.
> > >
> > > How can I help with getting Fedora on this laptop? Is there a how-to
> > > for getting this to run?
> > Basically we need upstream support for the device in U-Boot (firmware)
> > and the kernel (a device tree). Olimex are historically terrible and
> > contributing anything to the upstream projects and as a result are
> > generally considered as "community supported" devices which ends up
> > being either someone does the work to get the required bits upstream
> > or someone hacks together something that works enough for them and it
> > never ends up being more widely supported.
> > All the userspace pieces should work just fine, it should even be
> > possible to get accelerated open graphics via the lima driver although
> > I've not had time to test that on any of the Allwinner devices I have.
> > Peter