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Offline xeno74

A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« on: December 31, 2013, 04:53:06 AM »


Hi All,

The RC 5 of kernel 3.13 doesn't boot. It hangs before starting CPU. There is a big bug present in the PowerPC CPU code of the  kernel 3.13. All boards with PA6T are affected (Nemo board, Electra  board etc.). Olof Johansson (software engineer from the former P.A. Semi  company) helps us to find this bug. Olof is the developer of the PA6T  source code in the Linux kernel. He cares about the PA6T code in the  kernel. There are a bug report on the bug tracker at kernel.org (Link: Bug 67811 - Kernel 3.13-rc5 doesn't boot with a PA6T cpu). Olof has a lot of P.A. Semi systems with PA6T cpu. I hope he can solve the problem.

Rgds,
Christian

Offline xeno74

Re: A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 12:24:01 AM »
Hi All,

Olof has solved the problem. I've compilied the RC 6 of kernel 3.13 with Olof's fixes. You could test the RC 6 if you like.

Download:  vmlinux-3.13-rc6-AmigaOneX1000.tar.bz2

Note: The Radeon Dynamic Power Management doesn't work. You have to add the argument and the value "radeon.dpm=0" to the bootargs. For example:

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setenv bootargs "root=/dev/sda4 radeon.dpm=0"
Rgds,

Christian

Offline xeno74

Re: A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 11:21:33 AM »

Offline xeno74

Re: A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 12:38:53 AM »
The RC 7 is available for testing: vmlinux-3.13-rc7-AmigaOneX1000.tar.bz2


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Re: A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 05:22:17 AM »
Just out of curiosity, why are you running 3.13 (latest kernel) on a linux distribution that is over 3 years old.  Wouldn't it be better to be running Ubuntu 12.04 (latest LTS release) versus 10.04 (a full 2 years older than the latest LTS)?  At least if you're going to be testing the newest kernels.  Just a thought.  Then again, I can't recall if Ubuntu dropped support for PPC or not.  If so, I'd switch to Debian Wheezy.

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A4000D: Mediator 4000Di; Voodoo 3, ZorRAM 128MB, 10/100mb Ethernet, Spider 2. Cyberstorm PPC 060/50 604e/420.
 

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Re: A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 06:22:50 PM »
Quote from: slaapliedje;756463
Just out of curiosity, why are you running 3.13 (latest kernel) on a linux distribution that is over 3 years old.  Wouldn't it be better to be running Ubuntu 12.04 (latest LTS release) versus 10.04 (a full 2 years older than the latest LTS)?  At least if you're going to be testing the newest kernels.  Just a thought.  Then again, I can't recall if Ubuntu dropped support for PPC or not.  If so, I'd switch to Debian Wheezy.

slaapliedje

P.S.  Very jealous, wish I could afford an Amiga One X1000

:D I like Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS Lucid very much. But here is a screenshot of Lubuntu 13.10 with the kernel 3.13-rc7:


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Re: A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 12:06:05 AM »
The RC 8 is available for testing: vmlinux-3.13-rc8-AmigaOneX1000.tar.bz2


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Re: A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 02:58:20 PM »
Just for some giggles, have you tried benchmarking the X1000 vs a run of the mill Intel box?  I'm kind of curious how the PPC matches up.  Granted, you'd probably want to make it even and use the same kernel versions on each.  It'd also be cool to see differences in performance on the PPC between kernels.

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Re: A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 12:38:11 PM »
Hi All,

I'm proud to announce the release of the Linux Kernel version 3.13.0 for the AmigaOne X1000.

New: www.phoronix.com

Note: The Radeon Dynamic Power Management doesn't work. You have to add the argument and the value "radeon.dpm=0" to the bootargs. For example:

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setenv bootargs "root=/dev/sda4 radeon.dpm=0"
Download: vmlinux-3.13.0-AmigaOneX1000.tar.bz2

For development only:

Ben has not solved the boot problems. I had to add Olof's patches to the Nemo patch file.

Have a lot of fun with the new kernel.

- Christian


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Re: A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 10:25:54 AM »
By the way, here is a screenshot of the new Lubuntu 14.04 LTS with the new kernel 3.13. Welcome to the future.


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Re: A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 04:53:22 PM »
Have you ever tested Debian Wheezy on it?  Or any other flavor of Debian?

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Re: A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2014, 05:10:12 PM »
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Have you ever tested Debian Wheezy on it?  Or any other flavor of Debian?

slaapliedje

Yes, I have. Look here: http://www.supertuxkart-amiga.de/amiga/x1000.html

Offline xeno74

Re: A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2014, 05:55:21 PM »
A1-X1000 Nemo: Kernel 3.13.1 released
 
 New:
 
 - TUN/TAP kernel modul for the network support on AROS hosted
 - Several bug fixes. Look here: ChangeLog-3.13.1
 
 Download: vmlinux-3.13.1-AmigaOneX1000.tar.bz2

Screenshot:


Offline xeno74

Re: A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2014, 05:06:35 PM »
A new kernel for the Live Remix DVD is available.

Download: kernel-3.13.2-1-x1000-ubuntu-ppc64.tar.bz2


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Re: A1-X1000: Linux Kernel 3.13
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2014, 04:32:51 PM »


A new kernel for the A-EON Live Remix DVD is available.

Download: kernel-3.13.6-1-x1000-ubuntu-ppc64.tar.bz2

Screenshot of the new A-EON Live Remix DVD:



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