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

Emilio López turl at linux-sunxi.org
Mon Jun 3 12:47:13 BST 2013

El 03/06/13 08:17, luke.leighton escribió:
> 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.

Although I agree that Groups is hardly the best solution out there, I
don't think you can call it non-free as it's not software but a service; see


There have been discussions about migrating the ML somewhere else,
because Google's offering is a bit lacking in some fronts. The issue of
spam filtering could pose a problem, however. Maybe TuxFamily could be a
better solution? I have had good experiences with their web hosting for




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