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Old 01-19-2017, 03:09 AM   #16
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New Slackware ARM current installer image and packages running an aarch64/arm64/armv8 kernel 4.9.3 are available for the RPi3.

Download them from here:

http://test.fatdog.eu/dev/alchemy/sa.../builds/4.9.3/

These have been tested and seem to be working as expected.

I know a few of you complained about having no keyboard or mouse when using the previous installer running an aarch64 kernel 4.8.15 but in both cases they have worked fine for me. I'll be especially interested to hear from users who are still experiencing issues of this nature.

PLEASE give me all your thoughts and any feedback; good, bad, or indifferent. It will be very much appreciated.
Thanks for this. I actually found it earlier via fatdog and have been running it for a few days without incident, except for one thing. I have a nodejs app which uses the node-rpio library which itself uses a bcm2835 library to access the GPIO. It depends on /dev/gpiomem for that access but it doesn't exist in the aarch64 system (whereas it does exist in the plain 32bit system). Checking in /proc/config.gz of the aarch64 system, I see that:
Code:
# Character devices
#
# CONFIG_BRCM_CHAR_DRIVERS is not set
# CONFIG_BCM2835_DEVGPIOMEM is not set
# CONFIG_BCM2835_SMI_DEV is not set
whereas the plain 32bit system (which works correctly) has:
Code:
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# Character devices
#
CONFIG_BRCM_CHAR_DRIVERS=y
CONFIG_BCM_VC_CMA=y
CONFIG_BCM2708_VCMEM=y
CONFIG_BCM_VCIO=y
CONFIG_BCM_VC_SM=y
CONFIG_BCM2835_DEVGPIOMEM=m
CONFIG_BCM2835_SMI_DEV=m
Is is possible to provide new kernel & modules with those items set?

Thanks,
chris


BTW what is connection between Penthux and Exaga?

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Old 01-19-2017, 04:24 AM   #17
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Is is possible to provide new kernel & modules with those items set?

Thanks,
chris

BTW what is connection between Penthux and Exiga?
It's more than possible to build a kernel to include those modules. I'll look into it later.

The connection between Penthux and Exaga is FatDog.NL
 
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:17 PM   #18
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So, they're both in that FatDog gang, eh?

Adding value to Rpis...
 
Old 01-19-2017, 01:13 PM   #19
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Thanks for this.
New image/packages with the modifications you've requested have been built and uploaded. Just re-download them.

http://test.fatdog.eu/dev/alchemy/sa.../builds/4.9.3/

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Old 01-19-2017, 01:58 PM   #20
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So, they're both in that FatDog gang, eh?

Adding value to Rpis...
The only value you should place on Slackware ARM, SARPi or FatDog, or the Raspberry Pi, is what it's worth to you personally. I don't comprehend how any individual being part or party to anything adds significance or value, especially where the Raspberry Pi is concerned.

When the Raspberry Pi was first announced I saw a massive gaping hole of interest and support, where Slackware ARM was concerned, on the device. I fully intended to fill that void with the SARPi Project. Who is/was involved, who did what and when, is not important. The end result is all that matters and that it's done in a right, befitting, and appropriate way.

The only reason I put time and effort into the SARPi Project is because the Raspberry Pi is a massively popular ARM device. It might as well be a Banana Pi, Orange Pi, Beagleboard, or Odroid. The device has no meaning or value without the software to support it. Slackware ARM holds great value for me personally.
 
Old 01-19-2017, 05:28 PM   #21
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New image/packages with the modifications you've requested have been built and uploaded. Just re-download them.

http://test.fatdog.eu/dev/alchemy/sa.../builds/4.9.3/
Thanks for doing that so quickly. I just installed the new aarch64 kernel & modules and the gpio stuff is all working as expected now.

Thanks again,
chris

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Old 01-20-2017, 01:21 AM   #22
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Thanks for doing that so quickly. I just installed the new aarch64 kernel & modules and the gpio stuff is all working as expected now.

Thanks again,
chris
You're welcome, Chris.

Thanks for the feedback. It helps a lot.
 
Old 01-20-2017, 04:34 AM   #23
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The only value you should place on Slackware ARM, SARPi or FatDog, or the Raspberry Pi, is what it's worth to you personally. I don't comprehend how any individual being part or party to anything adds significance or value, especially where the Raspberry Pi is concerned.

When the Raspberry Pi was first announced I saw a massive gaping hole of interest and support, where Slackware ARM was concerned, on the device. I fully intended to fill that void with the SARPi Project. Who is/was involved, who did what and when, is not important. The end result is all that matters and that it's done in a right, befitting, and appropriate way.

The only reason I put time and effort into the SARPi Project is because the Raspberry Pi is a massively popular ARM device. It might as well be a Banana Pi, Orange Pi, Beagleboard, or Odroid. The device has no meaning or value without the software to support it. Slackware ARM holds great value for me personally.
I'm known to quite often wrongly express my self

Yet those silly overpriced (or are they?) SBCs would be worth a dogs dinner if there weren't a Slackware for them.

I just wanted to point out that it's FatDog gang that adds the value that matters to the RPi-s.(At least to us, the Slackers )

So, is there even a remote chance we enjoy an mainline kernel for the RPi, any time soon?

By mainline i understand an kernel every one of us could build and deploy?
 
Old 01-21-2017, 04:13 AM   #24
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I just wanted to point out that it's FatDog gang that adds the value that matters to the RPi-s.(At least to us, the Slackers )

So, is there even a remote chance we enjoy an mainline kernel for the RPi, any time soon?

By mainline i understand an kernel every one of us could build and deploy?
The SARPi Project makes it easier for RPi users to install, configure, and run Slackware ARM. They do this by supplying installer images, packages and a comprehensive step by step "How To" tutorial, which is great for n00bz like me. If they hadn't already done it, someone else would surely have.

The remote chance to download and build/compile your own kernel has always existed. I've done it more times than I can count or remember.
 
Old 01-21-2017, 09:59 AM   #25
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I agree with both Your claims.
 
Old 02-05-2017, 10:59 AM   #26
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- Raspberry Pi 3 Aarch64 kernel 4.9.8, kernel modules, firmware (.txz) packages.
- Slackware ARM -current installer (.xz) image.

http://test.fatdog.eu/dev/alchemy/sa.../builds/4.9.8/

PLEASE take time to examine the README.txt file before installing/upgrading this software.

http://test.fatdog.eu/dev/alchemy/sa...9.8/README.txt

I haven't heard/seen/read much feedback from the last release (running kernel 4.9.3) so I'm looking forward to all your unrestrained comments this time around.
 
Old 02-06-2017, 04:14 PM   #27
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Thanks for the updates. I just used the new kernel & kernel-modules packages to update my existing 4.9.3 system. All working well.

chris
 
Old 02-07-2017, 10:45 AM   #28
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Thanks for the updates. I just used the new kernel & kernel-modules packages to update my existing 4.9.3 system. All working well.

chris
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