[Arm-netbook] EOMA68-A20 usb fel-boot and u-boot upload (no GPL-violating allwinner boot0 or boot1 involved)

luke.leighton luke.leighton at gmail.com
Mon Jun 3 12:17:55 BST 2013

On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 7:15 AM, mike.valk at gmail.com <mike.valk at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2013/6/1 luke.leighton <luke.leighton at gmail.com>:
>> ok i have the usb fel Bus 003 Device 083: ID 1f3a:efe8 still on the
>> bus, so the A20 3.3 kernel source from allwinner isn't resetting
>> USB-OTG properly.  i forced it into "client only" mode which meant
>> that it didn't segfault at least.
>> anyway, i also got /dev/fb0 on HDMI up and running, as well as
>> connecting a USB 4-port hub, with keyboard and mouse.  if i had a
>> USB-Ethernet dongle i could connect to the internet.
>> so whew going from "it's all gone to shit with gpl violations in the
>> way" to "actually you can use this do at least do some testing, it's
>> not perfect but it's doable" within about 3 days which is great.
>> l.
> Great news. I assume you've let the linux-sunxi maillist know.

 no i haven't: they're running on non-free infrastructure and i am
keeping to my principles of staying as much as i can away from
non-free server infrastructure.  if they would like to move to
free-software-hosted infrastructure there are dozens of people willing
to help them to do that, and i will then be happy to subscribe to the
linux-sunxi list and will send them patches etc.

> BTW. Are you working on a A20 EOMA or somthing else. Last I read, the
> latest batches were still A10?

 the CPU is pin-compatible and this latest set of testing, as well as
receiving a set of GPL-compliance patches this morning means that
we're pretty much 100% going ahead with an A20.


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