i just received my Pandaboard and put the Fedora image onto the SD-Card.
The wifi didn't work, because the firmware images weren't present.
After performing an update, the firmware images were there, and they
loaded fine, but rebooting the new kernel made the interfaces
dissappear, because the driver modules (wl12xx & co) were missing.
Is there a reason the modules are not included in the new kernel (3.5
vs 3.4 before update)? Do I have to compile my own kernel, or will
this be changed again?
PS: The Fedora image uses the "kernel-omap" package, should I try out
the "kernel" package?
On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 7:40 PM, beyond.hack <beyond.hack(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> thanks Peter Robinson for such a wonderful reply..
> But I still want to ask a few things i.e I want to get engaged in the work
> to test and rectify the fedora for different hardware available such as
> pandaboard/beagleboard etc..
> How to be a part of that? Whom to contact for it..
You already have these devices? If so there's details on how to get
started on the wiki  and here on the list or IRC are as good a
place as any to report progress or ask questions.
> I am into FOSS for the first time so, I guess I am slow a bit. Please help
> me out..
> On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 4:25 AM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 4:38 PM, beyond.hack <beyond.hack(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> > hello experts,
>> > Myself Saurabh Shandilya, an undergraduate from Electronics background,
>> > I am
>> > highly interested in developing and contributing anything to Fedora-arm.
>> > I am an Embedded Linux developer, ported linux and its few distros on
>> > ARM
>> > based single board computers like that of Beaglebone/board and have a
>> > programming experience in blueboard etc..
>> > I am confused how to approach to contribute to the Fedora-arm and what
>> > all
>> > to learn for it..
>> It's hard to give you a list of things to do. The ARM component
>> operates in the same way as the rest of the project. There's a lot of
>> stuff to be done, almost an infinite list, so you need to have a look
>> around and work out what your interested in and get stuck in. It's
>> worth finding out when you do find something your interested in if
>> someone else is working on it so you can co-ordinate with them.
>> To give you some ideas we have some packages that need fixing 
>> including some that might need some coding done. There's kernel and HW
>> support that could be cleaned up and possibly support for new kernels
>> added or even kernel coding. There's packaging for things like HW
>> specific functionality and support. There's testing of Fedora on
>> various HW you might have and testing that all the functionality works
>> as expected from network to GPIO.
>> Ultimately you know what interests you so have a poke around and see
>> how you get on, I'm sure you'll find lots of stuff that can be done
>>  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/Fedora17_rawhide
For those interested, a new test release of the Raspberry Pi Fedora
Remix is available from
Changes in this release:
- Image resize/swap space creation is now more reliable (note, however,
that it will take several minutes after the firstboot setup before the
resize/swap takes effect - the system may be used during this time). I
think we've probably nailed the last of the significant
- The image is now 1.852G in size and will fit a 2GB card (4GB or larger
card is recommended to allow plenty of space for data/extra
software/swap). The download is 665MB.
Next week we'll start performance tests with armv6 rebuilds (sfp & hfp)
and continue work on image size reduction and boot cutdown.